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Mountain B’s roof examination set to begin in Sattahip while owner awaits incarceration in Pattaya

 

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The examination of the Mountain B’s roof to find the cause of the fire that killed 15 people and injured dozens is set to begin while the owner of the venue “Sia B” is awaiting incarceration from the Pattaya Court.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268286-mountain-b’s-roof-examination-set-to-begin-in-sattahip-while-owner-awaits-incarceration-in-pattaya/

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More transmissible COVID-19 sub-variant BA.4.6 not yet detected in Thailand

 

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The Centre for Medical Genomics at Thailand’s Ramathibodi Hospital is closely monitoring a new sub-variant of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, BA.4.6, which spreads faster than others, including BA.4 and BA.5, although it has not been detected in Thailand yet.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268250-more-transmissible-covid-19-sub-variant-ba46-not-yet-detected-in-thailand/

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Why can’t we watch the Premier League earlier in Asia?

 

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Premier League television revenue is to exceed £10bn for the first time, which will drive up prize money and ensure that even the bottom club will pocket more than £100m as of next season.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268297-why-can’t-we-watch-the-premier-league-earlier-in-asia/

 

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COVID-19 to be designated as infectious disease under watch, possibly in October

 

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Thailand’s National Communicable Disease Committee decided to change the status of COVID-19 yesterday (Monday), from a “dangerous infectious disease”, which came into effect on March 1st, 2020, to an “infectious disease under watch”, tentatively from October 1st, as Thailand cautiously transitions to a post-pandemic status.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268298-covid-19-to-be-designated-as-infectious-disease-under-watch-possibly-in-october/

 

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Five COVID-19 BA.2.75 cases found in Thailand, BA.4 and BA.5 still dominant
 

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Data collected from 352 COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital from September 2021 show that 82 percent had at least one long-COVID symptom. (Photo by Fusion Medical Animation)


Five cases of Omicron BA.2.75 have been found in Thailand, while BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants remain dominant, 91.5% in Bangkok and 79.8% in the rest of the country. This is in line with the global trend, said Director-General of the Medical Sciences Department Dr. Supakit Sirilak yesterday (Monday).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268250-more-transmissible-covid-19-sub-variant-ba46-not-yet-detected-in-thailand/?do=findComment&comment=17530024

 

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Thai Liberal Party seeks dissolution of 7 micro parties over bribery allegations 

 

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Leader of Opposition’s Thai Liberal Party Sereepisuth Temeeyaves submitted a petition to the Election Commission (EC) yesterday (Monday) demanding the dissolution of seven micro parties for allegedly receiving bribes, which is a violation of the law on political parties.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268301-thai-liberal-party-seeks-dissolution-of-7-micro-parties-over-bribery-allegations/

 

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Mountain B nightclub owner released on bail with conditions, wife says he is not a sacrificial goat for others

By Adam Judd

 

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Pattaya Thailand-The owner of a nightclub where a fire last week killed fifteen people and injured dozens was released on bail this afternoon, August 8th, 2022.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268286-mountain-b’s-roof-examination-set-to-begin-in-sattahip-while-owner-awaits-incarceration-in-pattaya/?do=findComment&comment=17530031

 

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TAT and Huawei sign MOU to promote smart tourism

The “Digital Transformation and Innovation Development for Smart Tourism” agreement highlights Thailand’s innovative tourism through 5G networks.

 

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. today signed a “Digital Transformation and Innovation Development for Smart Tourism” memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at promoting the Thai tourism industry through advanced technologies, including 5G, Cloud, AI and AR/VR to develop a smart digital tourism platform and a new tourism ecosystem.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268302-tat-and-huawei-sign-mou-to-promote-smart-tourism/

 

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Prayut Shrugs Off Pressure To Step Down After Eight Years In Power

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

 

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PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha today (August 8th) shrugged off sustained pressure for him to step down since his eight years in power maximumly provided by law might possibly end later this month.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268305-prayut-shrugs-off-pressure-to-step-down-after-eight-years-in-power/

 

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Seven-year-old girl dies from a gunshot after nine-year-old boy accidentally opens fire in Rassada, Phuket

By Goongnang Suksawat

 

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Rassada – A seven-year-old girl died from a gunshot after a nine-year-old boy accidentally opened fire at a house in Rassada.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268306-seven-year-old-girl-dies-from-a-gunshot-after-nine-year-old-boy-accidentally-opens-fire-in-rassada-phuket/

 

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Officials inspect entertainment venues in Kamala, Phuket to ensure fire safety

By Goongnang Suksawat

 

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Kamala, Phuket – Officials inspected entertainment venues in Kamala over the past weekend to ensure fire safety.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268310-officials-inspect-entertainment-venues-in-kamala-phuket-to-ensure-fire-safety/

 

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Thailand’s Public Health Ministry to announce relaxation of Covid-19 Coronavirus as communicable disease under surveillance by October 1st

By Nop Meechukhun

 

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National – Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health is planning to announce Covid-19 Coronavirus as a communicable disease under surveillance in the country by October 1st.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268298-covid-19-to-be-designated-as-infectious-disease-under-watch-possibly-in-october/?do=findComment&comment=17530073

 

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Woman shoots her abusive boyfriend dead - shop employee grabs the gun before she can kill herself

 

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Khu Khot police in Lam Lukka, Pathum Thani were called after a shooting early yesterday morning in front of a shop selling plastic goods.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268322-woman-shoots-her-abusive-boyfriend-dead-shop-employee-grabs-the-gun-before-she-can-kill-herself/

 

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Video: Shooting incident in downtown Ayutthaya - police arrive as ice factories feud

 

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Picture: Naew Na

 

Dramatic video from CCTV has emerged of a gunfight and police action in downtown Ayutthaya, central Thailand yesterday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268325-video-shooting-incident-in-downtown-ayutthaya-police-arrive-as-ice-factories-feud/

 

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Should teachers hit students? Case highlights teacher/student/parent relationships in Thailand

 

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Sanook Thai Caption: Teacher feels discouraged

 

Sanook reported on yet another case of a teacher hitting a student in a Thai school.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268327-should-teachers-hit-students-case-highlights-teacherstudentparent-relationships-in-thailand/

 

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Shock as locals in the flooded north see a croc.....but there's a twist

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Two more where that came from!

 

Nernmaprang official Thaweesak Lorka responded after locals saw what they thought was a crocodile in floodwaters in the northern province of Phitsanulok. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268335-shock-as-locals-in-the-flooded-north-see-a-crocbut-theres-a-twist/

 

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Zebra crossing death: RTP and doctor killing cop sued for 72 million baht

 

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Siam Rath reported that the Civil Court in Ratchadaphisek, Bangkok, will meet at the end of next week to hear the case for civil damages in the case of "Dr Kratai".

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268336-zebra-crossing-death-rtp-and-doctor-killing-cop-sued-for-72-million-baht/

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Mountain B fire: 30 witnesses interviewed - no word yet on what caused the tragedy

 

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INN carried a report into the continuing investigation into the fire last week at Mountain B in Sattahip, Chonburi.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268339-mountain-b-fire-30-witnesses-interviewed-no-word-yet-on-what-caused-the-tragedy/

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Ex-PM Thaksin wins 17 billion baht Revenue Department tax case

 

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Exiled former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has won a tax case, involving the Revenue Department, after the Central Tax Court ruled that the department’s order for his two children to pay 17 billion baht in back taxes and interest, over the sale of shares in Shin Corporation to Singapore government’s Temasek Holdings Limited, was unlawful.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268303-thaksin-wins-case-against-revenue-department/?do=findComment&comment=17530707

 

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Family of deceased manager of Mountain B presented with million baht check at Sattahip temple

 

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The family of the manager of Mountain B who went back into the flames at the nightclub to help customers has been presented with a check for more than a million baht by Labour minister Suchart Chomklin.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268340-family-of-deceased-manager-of-mountain-b-presented-with-million-baht-check-at-sattahip-temple/

 

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Team behind organic farm in Hua Hin winners of major sustainability award

By Online Reporter

 

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Khun Ong (left) and Khun Jack from Pran Por Piang Organic Lifestyle & Farm

 

The team behind an organic farm in Hua Hin have won a top award for their work in sustainable tourism and social enterprise.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268341-team-behind-organic-farm-in-hua-hin-winners-of-major-sustainability-award/

 

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Video: Rain in Nakhon Nayok - "Sorry mate, your car's on its roof!"

 

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77kaoded Thai Caption: Car comes off delivery trailer and overturns

 

A second hand car dealer in Kabinburi had to call a customer to say there was a problem with the delivery of his Toyota Altis.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268342-video-rain-in-nakhon-nayok-sorry-mate-your-cars-on-its-roof/

 

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Proposal to extend Thailand tourist visas and visa on arrival to 45 days

By Online Reporter

 

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is set to propose extending the length of stay for tourist visas and visa on arrival (VOA) to a maximum of 45 days.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268343-proposal-to-extend-thailand-tourist-visas-and-visa-on-arrival-to-45-days/

 

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