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Should Thailand buy oil and gas from Russia and Iran?

by Michael Bridge

 

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It was widely reported in the media this week that certain factors in the Thai business community were suggesting that the government should start negotiations to buy oil and gas from two hostile countries.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265009-should-thailand-buy-oil-and-gas-from-russia-and-iran/

 

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Public Health Ministry to Propose 5-Day Quarantine for COVID Patients

 

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BANGKOK (TNA) – The Ministry of Public Health proposes COVID-19 patients be quarantined for only five days, according to the Department of Disease Control.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265014-public-health-ministry-to-propose-5-day-quarantine-for-covid-patients/

 

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Remembering Phuket’s Phoenix boat tragedy four years ago today that killed 47 Chinese tourists

By Goongnang Suksawat

 

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Phuket – July 5th, 2022 has marked four years since the Phoenix boat tragedy in Phuket that killed 47 Chinese tourists.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265017-remembering-phuket’s-phoenix-boat-tragedy-four-years-ago-today-that-killed-47-chinese-tourists/

 

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Cha-Am bloodbath: Brutal murder of Thai grandmother, 75 - she was stabbed 20 times by intruder

 

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Police in Cha-Am, Phetchaburi - a normally quiet seaside town about 200 kms south of the Thai capital Bangkok - are investigating a brutal murder of a 75 year old lady in her house yesterday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265035-cha-am-bloodbath-brutal-murder-of-thai-grandmother-75-she-was-stabbed-20-times-by-intruder/

 

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What to do if you catch COVID in post-pandemic Thailand

By Thai PBS World’s General Desk

 

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(Photo by Manan Vatsyayana / AFP)

 

Although Thailand shifted into post-pandemic mode on July 1, thousands of people are still catching COVID-19 each day.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265037-what-to-do-if-you-catch-covid-in-post-pandemic-thailand/

 

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All 19 Phuket tsunami warning towers fully operational following tremors in Andaman Sea

 

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The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said that all 19 tsunami warning towers in Phuket were fully operational.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265040-all-19-phuket-tsunami-warning-towers-fully-operational-following-tremors-in-andaman-sea/

 

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Baht’s current slide is a grim reminder of its crash 25 years ago 

By Thai PBS World’s Business Desk

 

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The severe fallout from the pandemic and the sudden collapse of the tourism industry — which accounts for about 20 percent of Thailand’s gross domestic product (GDP) — has weakened the baht, pushing it to a five-year low. (Photo by Kiratikorn Naksompop Blauw)

 

On July 1, at some point during the day, the baht fell to 35.66 to the dollar, its weakest in five years.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265041-baht’s-current-slide-is-a-grim-reminder-of-its-crash-25-years-ago/

 

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Amazing Thailand: Strict rules for "spirits" posted on back of rescue ambulance - don't mess with the living!

 

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Few people in Thailand don't believe in spirits or the afterlife so it comes as no surprise that a Facebook post about ghosts and spirits is being well received.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265042-amazing-thailand-strict-rules-for-spirits-posted-on-back-of-rescue-ambulance-dont-mess-with-the-living/

 

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People from 4 neighbouring countries can work in Thailand until early 2025

 

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This photo shows Myanmar migrant and Thai workers preparing a fishing boat in the Thai coastal province of Samut Sakhon. / AFP

 

The Thai cabinet has decided to extend the stay in Thailand of migrant workers from Myanmar, Cambodia, the Lao PDR and Vietnam until February 13th, 2025, to address labour shortages in the industrial and service sectors.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265054-people-from-4-neighbouring-countries-can-work-in-thailand-until-early-2025/

 

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Criticism for school and teachers after mum posts about bullying of her primary child by secondary students

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: M2 in repeated kicking attack of P4 student

 

A mother went on the popular site on Facebook of "esorkhayeekhao" to relate a disturbing story about her child being bullied by older pupils at a school in Chanthaburi, eastern Thailand.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265060-criticism-for-school-and-teachers-after-mum-posts-about-bullying-of-her-primary-child-by-secondary-students/

 

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Underwear phone thief nabbed! Likens himself to Robin Hood!

 

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Insets: Yala, Sai Mai, Nakhon Nayok | Main Caption: Knicker thief

 

Daily News reported on the arrest of a serial thief who stole mobile phones dressed only in his underwear. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265071-underwear-phone-thief-nabbed-likens-himself-to-robin-hood/

 

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Long-Acting Antibody treatment to be provided to those suffering immunodeficiency

 

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Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and AstraZeneca (Thailand) signed a contract today (Wednesday) for the procurement of 257,500 doses of Long-Acting Antibodies (LAAB) for people who suffer from immunodeficiency, to reduce of risk of becoming gravely ill if infected with COVID-19.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265091-long-acting-antibody-treatment-to-be-provided-to-those-suffering-immunodeficiency/

 

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Former Democrat MP jailed for 2 years for electoral fraud

 

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The Supreme Court has upheld the two-year prison sentence, imposed by two lower courts, on former Democrat MP for Nakhon Si Thammarat province, Thepthai Senpong, after finding him guilty of electoral fraud.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265093-former-democrat-mp-jailed-for-2-years-for-electoral-fraud/

 

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Brazilian arrested in Indonesia carrying cannabis bought in Thailand

 

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A Brazilian student was caught at Bali airport in Indonesia with 9.1 grams of cannabis, which he had allegedly bought in Thailand, prompting warnings to both Thais and foreigners travelling from Thailand not to carry cannabis, hemp or their extracts when they leave for countries where those substances remain illegal.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265094-brazilian-arrested-in-indonesia-carrying-cannabis-bought-in-thailand/

 

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Thailand Launches First Round of EFTA Negotiations

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Jurin Laksanawisit has represented Thailand in the first round of negotiations for the Thailand-European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Free Trade Agreement with Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Norway.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265095-thailand-launches-first-round-of-efta-negotiations/

 

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