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Thai secondary student hides cannabis in a water bottle for school

 

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Dr. Sutheera Uerpairojkit, a paediatrician at Ramathibodi Hospital, posted the story on her Facebook page of a secondary student who secretly brought cannabis to school in a water bottle and locked the classroom at lunchtime to smoke it, in the latest report of minors’ accessing the decriminalised drug.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264874-thai-secondary-student-hides-cannabis-in-a-water-bottle-for-school/

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BA.4 and BA.5 COVID sub-variants may become dominant in Thailand

 

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A colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (green) heavily infected with Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (purple), isolated from a patient sample, at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. (Photo by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

 

Medical Sciences Department Director-General Dr. Supakit Sirilak has predicted that the COVID-19 Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants are likely to become dominant in Thailand,after random testing of 948 Omicron cases last week showed 489 BA.4 and BA.5 infections, 447 BA.2 infections, 10 BA.1 and two B.1.1.529 infections.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264897-ba4-and-ba5-covid-sub-variants-may-become-dominant-in-thailand/

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Thailand’s opposition warned against debating Myanmar warplane incursion

 

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Government chief whip Nirote Sunthornlekha has warned the opposition that the plan by some of its MPs to question the government over last week’s incursion by a Myanmar MiG-29 jet into Thai airspace, over Tak province, may undermine the country’s national security, which could be deemed a criminal offence.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264864-thailand’s-opposition-warned-against-debating-myanmar-warplane-incursion/

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Liv Golf is coming to Thailand as the legal battle starts

by Michael Bridge

 

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Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson


Even though you may not play golf, it has been hard not to have noticed the huge sums of money being offered to golf professionals to join the LIV Golf Tour.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264908-liv-golf-is-coming-to-thailand-as-the-legal-battle-starts/

 

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Intensive clashes in Myanmar near Tak ease leaving locals near the border rattled and on guard

by Joseph O' Connor

 

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Last Thursday, two Royal Thai Air Force F16 fighter jets were scrambled as a Mig 19 jet from the Myanmar Air Force made a 4 km to 5 km incursion into Thai air space. This drew a calm response from Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha (left) after representations were made to the under-fire Myanmar junta. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264911-intensive-clashes-in-myanmar-near-tak-ease-leaving-locals-near-the-border-rattled-and-on-guard/

 

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Thailand expects number of visitors to increase to 50,000 per day

By Erich Parpart

 

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The Thai government expects 50,000 visitors per to arrive day during high season as the daily number of arrivals at Suvarnabhumi Airport has increased after the lifting of the Thailand Pass at the beginning of July.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264866-suvarnabhumi-airport-sees-increased-passenger-traffic/?do=findComment&comment=17461515

 

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Tim 'Sharky' Ward looks almost unrecognisable as he is spotted back in Australia after leaving his life in Thailand

 

● Tim 'Sharky' Ward moved to Thailand in 2009 after he became a police target

● Money lender, from the Gold Coast, built a reputation as the 'Shark of Pattaya'

● Heavily tattooed Kiwi was known for his intimidating bodybuilder physique 

● Footage posted online by a fan shows he has undergone a drastic transformation

● The body builder has lost much of his muscle mass and has grown out his hair  

 

By TITA SMITH FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA

 

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Tim 'Sharky' Ward (pictured left) became an icon in the streets of Thailand after fleeing Australia in 2009 after getting into trouble with police.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264912-tim-sharky-ward-looks-almost-unrecognisable-as-he-is-spotted-back-in-australia-after-leaving-his-life-in-thailand/

 

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Thailand asks provincial governors to “tighten up” cannabis control

By Adam Judd

 

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Thailand - The Thai government continues to issue new rules and regulations following the legalization of cannabis after it was decriminalized on June 9th.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264913-thailand-asks-provincial-governors-to-“tighten-up”-cannabis-control/

 

 

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Marijuana latest: Thais warned not to take weed and hemp products to 25 countries 

 

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Deputy government spokeswoman Rachada Thanadirek yesterday warned about Thais taking marijuana or hemp or any of their products or extracts to many countries around the world where severe penalties are in place. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264922-marijuana-latest-thais-warned-not-to-take-weed-and-hemp-products-to-25-countries/

 

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Pattaya: Thai Oil man gets his Yaris shot up after his girlfriend wouldn't come home

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Utterly out of control

 

Bang Lamung police in Pattaya are investigating after an employee of Thai Oil called Theeraphon, 34, told Daily News about a series of incidents at the resort at the weekend.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264925-pattaya-thai-oil-man-gets-his-yaris-shot-up-after-his-girlfriend-wouldnt-come-home/

 

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Suzuki driver in lucky escape after he tries to cross a creek and there's a flash flood in south Thailand

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Flash flood!

 

The driver of a Suzuki car had a brush with death in the Khao Banthat Wildlife Sanctuary in Phatthalung, southern Thailand yesterday evening.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264926-suzuki-driver-in-lucky-escape-after-he-tries-to-cross-a-creek-and-theres-a-flash-flood-in-south-thailand/

 

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Serial criminal damage man arrested in Bangkok is "win" rider - he'd got paranoid after smoking a bong

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Vehicle attacked by stoned man

 

Thai media Daily News continued to associate everything they could with smoking weed, notes ASEAN NOW.

 

In the latest story the chief of police at the downtown Phayathai station Pol Col Bowonphop Sunthararekha sent in his men to arrest 29 year old Thanawat Namsawat

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264928-serial-criminal-damage-man-arrested-in-bangkok-is-win-rider-hed-got-paranoid-after-smoking-a-bong/

 

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Marijuana dealer attacked in the street by "Facebook friend" - he's convinced he had no intention of buying

 

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Picture: Sanook

 

Sanook reported on a shocking attack of a marijuana dealer in the street in Khon Kaen, NE Thailand, on Sunday. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264935-marijuana-dealer-attacked-in-the-street-by-facebook-friend-hes-convinced-he-had-no-intention-of-buying/

 

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Omicron’s new BA.4, BA.5 subvariants: How worried should we be?

 

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Thai health authorities are keeping a close eye on two new Omicron subvariants – BA.4 and BA.5 – that are fast becoming dominant COVID-19strains across the world.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264939-omicron’s-new-ba4-ba5-subvariants-how-worried-should-we-be/

 

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Kindergarten teacher tells a very different story after claims that 5 year old broke arm at school

 

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Sanook Thai Caption: Teacher speaks out

 

A kindergarten teacher in Buriram has put a very different angle on a case where it was claimed a five year old child broke his arm at school due to negligence from staff.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264943-kindergarten-teacher-tells-a-very-different-story-after-claims-that-5-year-old-broke-arm-at-school/

 

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Students at school on Thai-Myanmar border undergo air raid drills

 

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The Ban Valley School, in Phop Phra district of Thailand’s Tak province, which is close to the border with Myanmar where fighting is underway between Myanmar government forces and Karen rebels, has been repainted blue and a huge Thai national flag has been raised, which is visible from a great distance.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264944-students-at-school-on-thai-myanmar-border-undergo-air-raid-drills/

 

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Government bigwigs at Bangkok Airport to launch 'endemic era' scheme to boost tourism confidence

 

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Thailand was trotting out some of its major government figures yesterday to promote the country in the endemic era of Covid-19.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264945-government-bigwigs-at-bangkok-airport-to-launch-endemic-era-scheme-to-boost-tourism-confidence/

 

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Thai archaeologist on mission to reclaim ancient Khmer sculpture from US

 

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A Thai archaeologist has embarked on a mission to reclaim a bronze sculpture, believed to be of Khmer King Jayavarman VI, from a museum in the United States. Tanongsak Hanwong, leader of the Samnuek 300 Ong conservation group, is collecting evidence to prove that the valuable antique originated in Thailand, but was smuggled abroad by antique traders.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264973-thai-archaeologist-on-mission-to-reclaim-ancient-khmer-sculpture-from-us/

 

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Thailand’s state hospitals told to prepare for surge in COVID-19 infections

 

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An urgent directive has been issued by Public Health Permanent Secretary Kiattibhoom Vongrachit to all state hospitals, instructing them to prepare spare beds, equipment, medication and manpower to cope with a potential new wave of COVID-19 infections.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1264974-thailand’s-state-hospitals-told-to-prepare-for-surge-in-covid-19-infections/

 

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