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Cabinet Plans Airport City in Eastern Economic Corridor

 

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BANGKOK, (TNA) – The cabinet approved the Airport City project that will be implemented in the Eastern Economic Corridor and will serve visiting travelers and businesspeople with comprehensive tourist services and recreational activities, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268382-cabinet-plans-airport-city-in-eastern-economic-corridor/

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Construction of elevated motorway on Rama II Road halted for safety checks

 

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The Thai Highways Department has ordered the suspension of the construction of the elevated motorway on the Rama II highway until this Friday, to allow inspectors to check the safety measures.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268362-construction-of-elevated-motorway-on-rama-ii-road-halted-for-safety-checks/

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Thai cabinet approves Eastern Economic Corridor free trade zone

 

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The cabinet approved a proposal from the EEC (Eastern Economic Corridor) Policy Committee yesterday (Tuesday) to upgrade the status of the EEC from a “special economic zone”to a “free trade zone”, in which incentives, such as income tax breaks, further easing of employment restrictions for foreigners, VAT exemption for tourists buying goods there and permits for 24-hour of recreational activities and liquor sales will be granted to businesses in the area.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268382-cabinet-plans-airport-city-in-eastern-economic-corridor/?do=findComment&comment=17532436

 

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‘Banana Feeding’ Scandal: Prawit Dismisses Allegations Rocking Party, Foundation

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

 

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Palang Pracharath leader Prawit Wongsuwan flanked by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, left, and Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda, right

 

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER PRAWIT Wongsuwan today (August 9) categorically dismissed allegations that he had secretly handed out kickbacks in cash to a dozen MPs currently attached to six splinter parties.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268400-‘banana-feeding’-scandal-prawit-dismisses-allegations-rocking-party-foundation/

 

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Prayut Cannot Be Compared With Prem Over Years In Power: Wissanu
By Thai Newsroom Reporters

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, right, and late statesman Prem Tinsulanonda, left,

 

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER WISSANU Krea-ngam said today (August 9) Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha cannot be compared with the late statesman Prem Tinsulanonda as to whether the former may ever step down after eight years in power.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268401-prayut-cannot-be-compared-with-prem-over-years-in-power-wissanu/

 

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Thai Drama Director Freed, Myanmar Junta Says He Wasn’t Kidnapped
TNR Staff

 

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Ramai giving wai from the van after being brought to Mae Sai checkpoint from Tachileik in Myanmar. Photo: Sanook.com

 

THE Thai drama director held by Red Wa ethnic group at their stronghold in Myanmar since the beginning of this year with 24 million baht ransom demanded for his freedom was released by Myanmar junta troops yesterday (August 9).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268402-thai-drama-director-freed-myanmar-junta-says-he-wasn’t-kidnapped/

 

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Illegal gatherings could face hefty 2-year imprisonment or 40,000-baht fine, Thai police warn
By Goongnang Suksawat

 

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National – The Royal Thai Police on Monday, August 8th, warned the public of large gatherings and mingling as they could face 2 years of imprisonment or a fine of 40,000 baht for violating the regulations to prevent Covid-19 spread.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268403-illegal-gatherings-could-face-hefty-2-year-imprisonment-or-40000-baht-fine-thai-police-warn/

 

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Mountain B: Owner makes merit as 50,000 initial compensation paid to victims' families - some not happy

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: First 50,000 baht compensation payment

 

Daily News reported that the owner of Mountain B where a devastating fire last week killed 15 and injured dozens has started paying compensation to the victims.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268424-mountain-b-owner-makes-merit-as-50000-initial-compensation-paid-to-victims-families-some-not-happy/

 

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Democrat ready to move on after it rids of ‘festering pus’ as politicians jump ship ahead of polls

By Pitchayapa Phiwpong

 

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Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Democrat Party Jurin Laksanawisit said on Tuesday that his party is not affected by recent resignations of high-profile members, saying that they can be replaced.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268427-democrat-ready-to-move-on-after-it-rids-of-‘festering-pus’-as-politicians-jump-ship-ahead-of-polls/

 

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Mae Rampung and Koh Samet traders file for 38MB+ damages over oil spill in Rayong

 

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A group of 38 traders, resort owners and restaurant owners from Mae Rampung beach and Koh Samet files for damages in the sum of more than 38 million baht over the oil spill that severely damaged the Rayong coast back in January. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268430-mae-rampung-and-koh-samet-traders-file-for-38mb-damages-over-oil-spill-in-rayong/

 

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Thai murder reenactment video: Mum of victim tries to kick murderess in the head as she apologizes for killing son

 

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Thai Rath published a video of the reenactment of a murder that took place early Monday morning outside a plastic store at the See Mum Muang market in Lamlukka, Pathum Thani north of the Thai capital Bangkok. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268434-thai-murder-reenactment-video-mum-of-victim-tries-to-kick-murderess-in-the-head-as-she-apologizes-for-killing-son/

 

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Video: Gas spewing canister on back of pick-up - "chilled" delivery man!

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: So dangerous

 

Daily News reported on a TikTok video of about ten seconds posted by amiteo217 that showed a rusty old gas tank on the back of a pick-up spewing gas. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268435-video-gas-spewing-canister-on-back-of-pick-up-chilled-delivery-man/

 

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Toad travelled 6,000 miles from Thailand to Wales stowed away in student's suitcase

Hannah Turian got the fright of her life when she saw the creature had leapt out of her luggage

By Benjamin Summer

WALES NEWS

 

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A live toad was the last thing Hannah expected when unpacking her suitcase (Image: HANNAH TURIAN)

 

A student was terrified when a toad appeared out of her suitcase after a journey back from Thailand. Hannah Turian, who just completed the second year of her psychology degree, had travelled to Thailand to volunteer in a school.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268438-toad-travelled-6000-miles-from-thailand-to-wales-stowed-away-in-students-suitcase/

 

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Police in NE shoot Ya Ba crazed man dead at temple

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Nearly stabbed too

 

Daily News reported on the shooting of a Ya Ba crazed man by police at a temple in NE Thailand after he threatened to stab an officer he had already attacked. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268440-police-in-ne-shoot-ya-ba-crazed-man-dead-at-temple/

 

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Leaked papers suggest issue of Prayut’s 8-years was discussed by charter drafting committee ahead of drafting

ByThai Enquirer

 

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The contentious issue of whether the 2014 coup leader and current Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, is going to breach the 8-year term limit of the Prime Ministership, continues to be the talk of the town with the latest information released showing that the term count began when Gen Prayut became Prime Minister in 2014.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268442-leaked-papers-suggest-issue-of-prayut’s-8-years-was-discussed-by-charter-drafting-committee-ahead-of-drafting/

 

 

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Video: Knife wielding man "high on meth" causes restaurant customers to scatter in fear

 

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Sanook Thai Caption: All the customers clear out

 

Sanook published a five minute+ video from two CCTV angles when trouble raged in a moo katha (pork BBQ) restaurant in the Bang Yi Khan police jurisdiction in the Thai capital Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268449-video-knife-wielding-man-high-on-meth-causes-restaurant-customers-to-scatter-in-fear/

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All-out Efforts Done to Protect Bangkok from Flooding

 

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PATHUM THANI, Aug 10 (TNA) – The director-general of the Royal Irrigation Department has ordered subordinates to collaboratively manage their pump stations connected to the drainage system of Bangkok to protect the capital from flooding as water from the North and high tides will converge on Aug 10-16.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268450-all-out-efforts-done-to-protect-bangkok-from-flooding/

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Hapless, drunk would-be thief spends night in sushi shop - then leaves his licence behind

 

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Sanook Thai  Caption: Couldn't steal so takes a nap

 

Sanook reported on the antics of a presumably drunk man who tried to steal from a sushi shop in Chiang Mai.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268451-hapless-drunk-would-be-thief-spends-night-in-sushi-shop-then-leaves-his-licence-behind/

 

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New seat belt rules to apply from September

By Editor

 

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Not wearing a seat belt in any seat of a car in Thailand will soon be punishable by a 2,000 baht fine. The rule will come into effect 120 days after its publication in the Royal Gazette on September 5, 2022.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268452-new-seat-belt-rules-to-apply-from-september/

 

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Pattaya doing something about the hanging wires after social media shaming by foreign tourist

 

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Siam Rath reported that City Hall in Pattaya were doing something about the city's infamous hanging wires after a shaming on social media.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268454-pattaya-doing-something-about-the-hanging-wires-after-social-media-shaming-by-foreign-tourist/

 

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Video: Drugged deliveryman leads police on 100KM chase across five provinces after going through checkpoint

 

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Dramatic video footage published by 77kaoded showed the moment a Hino truck took off at a police checkpoint in the North Samrong area of Samut Prakan. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268456-video-drugged-deliveryman-leads-police-on-100km-chase-across-five-provinces-after-going-through-checkpoint/

 

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DPM Prawit claims Prayut may be able to stay on as Thai PM for 2 more years

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha may be able to remain in office for two more years, if the Constitutional Court rules that his 8-year term does not come to an end by August 24th, as posited by opposition parties and anti-Prayut political groups, said Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan yesterday (Tuesday).

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268472-dpm-prawit-claims-prayut-may-be-able-to-stay-on-as-thai-pm-for-2-more-years/

 

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