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Teething problems or construction flaws? Questions over leaky new Thai Parliament

 

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Thailand’s 12-billion-baht Parliament complex opened in May last year after eight years of construction – yet it is still drawing complaints of defects and quality issues.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265092-teething-problems-or-construction-flaws-questions-over-leaky-new-thai-parliament/

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Thailand promoted as the region’s "herbal hub"

By Editor

 

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Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has expressed confidence that Thailand will generate revenue of at least 48 million baht from traditional and alternative medicines this year by making Thailand the region’s ‘Herbal Hub’ as the leader in traditional and alternative medicines.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265141-thailand-promoted-as-the-region’s-herbal-hub/

 

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Health Ministry Buys COVID Antibodies from AstraZeneca

 

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BANGKOK (TNA) – Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul attended a contract-signing ceremony in which the Ministry of Public Health agreed to buy from AstraZeneca long acting antibodies (LAAB) to protect patients with impaired immunity from COVID-19.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265142-health-ministry-buys-covid-antibodies-from-astrazeneca/

 

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Phuket Calls Up Volunteers After Over 40 Quakes In The Andaman Sea Over 2 Days

TNR Staff

 

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Map showing location of the quakes published by India.com

 

WITH over 40 earthquakes of 4.0 – 4.9 magnitude having occurred in the Andaman Sea off Andaman and Nicobar Islands since Monday (July 4) Phuket Earthquake Monitoring and Surveillance Centre 6 July called all volunteers to report to alarm towers along the Andaman coast to prepare for possible emergency and educate people about tsunami, Workpointtoday.com said.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265144-phuket-calls-up-volunteers-after-over-40-quakes-in-the-andaman-sea-over-2-days/

 

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Blinken Holding Talks With Prayut In Bangkok On July 10 

TNR Staff

 

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Photo: The Hill

 

THE US State Department announced that Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Bali, Indonesia, and Bangkok, Thailand, during July 6-11, 2022, Matichon newspaper said July 6.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265145-blinken-holding-talks-with-prayut-in-bangkok-on-july-10/

 

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Immigration briefing: Foreign criminals hiding out in Thailand include Brit and Taiwanese man

 

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Immigration chief Pol Lt-Gen Phakphoom Satjaphan and his subordinates yesterday gave details of five cases involving the arrest of foreign nationals in Thailand, reported Thai Rath.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265153-immigration-briefing-foreign-criminals-hiding-out-in-thailand-include-brit-and-taiwanese-man/

 

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Two Chinese nationals arrested trying to flee across border - police say they shot businessman in the buttocks

 

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Chiang Mai police announced the arrest of a Chinese man and a Chinese woman who were attempting to flee to Laos across the Mekhong River after a shooting incident on Tuesday in the north of Thailand.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265155-two-chinese-nationals-arrested-trying-to-flee-across-border-police-say-they-shot-businessman-in-the-buttocks/

 

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Viral Video: Aunty Red sees red at Buddhist ordination - gets a stick to ward off dancers

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: The fence nearly collapsed

 

Daily News went to Ban Dung in Udon Thani after a TikTok video went viral.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265158-viral-video-aunty-red-sees-red-at-buddhist-ordination-gets-a-stick-to-ward-off-dancers/

 

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Tessaban woman wants police action after shots fired at her house

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Call for police to find those responsible

 

A local authority woman called Supaporn Chabtong went on Facebook to say that it was only a matter of time before someone was killed in disturbances near her house.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265163-tessaban-woman-wants-police-action-after-shots-fired-at-her-house/

 

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Hapless "crewcut" would-be robber soon in custody after attempted theft from Chonburi gold shop

 

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Police in Chonburi soon had a man who attempted to steal a gold bracelet from a Chonburi gold shop in custody and performing a reenactment.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265167-hapless-crewcut-would-be-robber-soon-in-custody-after-attempted-theft-from-chonburi-gold-shop/

 

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Beautiful teacher: Rules need to change to allow Thai stunners in uniform to be allowed to compete in beauty pageants

 

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Picture: Sanook

 

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Sanook Thai Caption: The rules need to change

 

A beautiful Thai teacher in Chumphon, southern Thailand, has decided to pull out of the Miss Universe Thailand pageant 2022 after an old education department rule was uncovered.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265177-beautiful-teacher-rules-need-to-change-to-allow-thai-stunners-in-uniform-to-be-allowed-to-compete-in-beauty-pageants/

 

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Video: Technical school students fighting with guns and knives again

 

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Open warfare between groups of technical college students brazenly armed with guns and knives caused locals to flee for their lives at Phrapadaeng port in Samut Prakan, reported 77kaoded.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265183-video-technical-school-students-fighting-with-guns-and-knives-again/

 

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Nan pick-up collision: Former councillor dies in collision with ex- phu yai ban who is injured

 

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Naew Na Thai Caption: Two time provincial councillor dead - vehicle pulled out on him in Muang Nan

 

Phu Wiang police in Muang district of the northern Thai city of Nan were called to a collision between two pick-ups outside the Wiang Kaew Hotel in Fai Kaew sub-district.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265185-nan-pick-up-collision-former-councillor-dies-in-collision-with-ex-phu-yai-ban-who-is-injured/

 

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Renovated Rajamangala Stadium Unveiled for Man Utd-Liverpool Match

by Tarin Angskul

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The newly renovated Rajamangala Stadium was unveiled to the public on Tuesday (5 July), with the upcoming Manchester United - Liverpool exhibition match to serve as the stadium’s first event following the overhaul.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265187-renovated-rajamangala-stadium-unveiled-for-man-utd-liverpool-match/

 

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Hua Hin fireworks festival brings 120 million baht boost to local economy

By Jonathan Fairfield

 

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand has reported the Hua Hin fireworks festival generated approximately 120 million baht in revenue.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265188-hua-hin-fireworks-festival-brings-120-million-baht-boost-to-local-economy/

 

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Thai Public Health Ministry never supported removing masks in public, Anutin says

By Nop Meechukhun

 

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PHOTO: Matichon

 

National – Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul vows to listen to all suggestions to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus while claiming that the Ministry never supported or specifically said to remove mask mandates and stop wearing masks in public.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265190-thai-public-health-ministry-never-supported-removing-masks-in-public-anutin-says/

 

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Heavy rains forecast for most of Thailand July 9-14

 

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Heavy to very heavy rain is forecast for most of Thailand, from Saturday until next Thursday, which may trigger flash floods and overflows in some areas, the Meteorological Department warned today (Thursday).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265191-heavy-rains-forecast-for-most-of-thailand-july-9-14/

 

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Cost of living higher than minimum wage, says commerce ministry

By Pichayapa Phiwpong

 

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The Ministry of Commerce’s Trade Policy and Strategy Office has come out to say that the minimum cost of living in the city stood at 18,088 baht against the current minimum salary of a graduate of 15,000 baht/month.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265194-cost-of-living-higher-than-minimum-wage-says-commerce-ministry/

 

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Energy minister sees slim chance of Thailand’s oil prices falling

 

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Oil prices at gas stations in Thailand are unlikely to drop, although global oil prices are declining because the government has to support the Oil Fuel Fund, which will have incurred about 100 billion baht in debt by the end of the year due to the oil price subsidy program, according to Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265199-energy-minister-sees-slim-chance-of-thailand’s-oil-prices-falling/

 

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Intoxicated British tourist allegedly robbed and beaten by four Thai men near North Pattaya Beach Road

By Tanakorn Panyadee

 

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Pattaya — A British tourist found in only underwear near North Pattaya Beach Road claimed that he was robbed and beaten by four men after drinking heavily with a woman he met two days ago.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265200-intoxicated-british-tourist-allegedly-robbed-and-beaten-by-four-thai-men-near-north-pattaya-beach-road/

 

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Free COVID booster shots on offer for all at Bang Sue vaccination centre

 

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The Bang Sue vaccination centre is offering free booster shots of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for Thais and non-Thais from Monday July 11th until end of this month.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1265201-free-covid-booster-shots-on-offer-for-all-at-bang-sue-vaccination-centre/

 

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