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16-year-old Thai boy named World Athletics fastest 100m under 18 sprinter

 

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Thailand’s sprint sensation, 16-year-old Puripol Boonson, has been named by the World Athletics as the Number One 100-metre sprinter in the Under-18 age group, with a record of 10.09 seconds, set at the 2022 World Athletics U20 Championships held in Colombia last Tuesday (August 2nd), according to the World Athletics website.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268473-16-year-old-thai-boy-named-world-athletics-fastest-100m-under-18-sprinter/

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Thailand agrees to allow former Sri Lankan president to take temporary shelter

 

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa. File photo: Wikipedia

 

Sri Lanka’s ousted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is due to arrive in Bangkok tomorrow (Thursday) from Singapore, after the Thai government agreed to allow him temporary shelter in the country, with the intention of onward travel.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268506-thailand-agrees-to-allow-former-sri-lankan-president-to-take-temporary-shelter/

 

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Electoral law amendment bill doomed as joint sitting of parliament lacks quorum

 

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The bill to amend the organic law on the election of MPs, which seeks to return to using 500 seats as the basis for the calculation of party-list seats in Parliament, instead of the current 100, appears doomed after a number of MPs and senators stayed away from the session, leaving the joint sitting without a quorum.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268507-electoral-law-amendment-bill-doomed-as-joint-sitting-of-parliament-lacks-quorum/

 

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How the US rate hike impacts the baht and Thailand’s economy

By Thai PBS World’s Business Desk

 

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The US is the world’s largest economy and the US dollar is widely used worldwide, as a result, the actions and decisions of the US Federal Reserve (Fed) have a profound impact on the baht and other currencies.  

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268508-how-the-us-rate-hike-impacts-the-baht-and-thailand’s-economy/

 

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Labor Ministry Reveals Wage Hike Could Begin in October
by Paul Rujopakarn

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor is pushing a proposal to raise the daily minimum wage by 5-8% in October, as opposed to early next year as originally planned.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268512-labor-ministry-reveals-wage-hike-could-begin-in-october/

 

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Mountain B nightclub owner gives detailed interview about fatal club fire, his remorse, experience, and more

By Tanakorn Panyadee

 

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Sattahip, Thailand - The Mountain B nightclub owner and his wife held their first public press conference/interview yesterday, August 10th, saying they almost attempted to commit suicide after the incident, expressed remorse for the victims, but asserted that the fire exits were unlocked.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268513-mountain-b-nightclub-owner-gives-detailed-interview-about-fatal-club-fire-his-remorse-experience-and-more/

 

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Thai Health Service Support Department to propose end of hospitels and hotel isolation in September

By Nop Meechukhun

 

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PHOTO: Thainakarin Hospital

 

Bangkok – The Department of Health Service Support of the Ministry of Public Health is planning to propose the cancellation of hospitel and hotel isolation on September 1st.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268514-thai-health-service-support-department-to-propose-end-of-hospitels-and-hotel-isolation-in-september/

 

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Government Remains Vigilant Ahead of COVID Status Downgrade

by Paul Rujopakarn

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Department of Disease Control (DDC) has indicated that it will remain vigilant in monitoring COVID mutations, even as the status of COVID-19 is set to be downgraded on October 1.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268515-government-remains-vigilant-ahead-of-covid-status-downgrade/

 

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Murder mystery: Few new leads in double killing of Viet woman and Nigerian in Korat

 

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Daily News Caption : Motive for murder found

 

Daily News carried a story about the latest developments in the murder of two foreigners in Chokechai district of Nakhon Ratchasima.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268529-murder-mystery-few-new-leads-in-double-killing-of-viet-woman-and-nigerian-in-korat/

 

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Sixth former plunges to her death at top Bangkok school for girls - accident a distinct possibility

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

Thai Rath reported that Yannawa police in downtown Bangkok received a call at 3pm yesterday that a 17 year old girl had fallen from the sixth floor balcony of a school building, the top floor.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268532-sixth-former-plunges-to-her-death-at-top-bangkok-school-for-girls-accident-a-distinct-possibility/

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New seatbelt law: Police will go "softly softly" from Sept 5 - but fines are "at the discretion of the officer"

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: PR stressed at first

 

Daily News reported on the comments of the deputy commander of the metropolitan police in Bangkok yesterday regarding the new seatbelt law that comes in next month.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268536-new-seatbelt-law-police-will-go-softly-softly-from-sept-5-but-fines-are-at-the-discretion-of-the-officer/

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UOB launches its flagship branch at UOB Plaza Bangkok with 70% of space allocated to customer engagement

By UOB Thailand

 

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UOB Thailand today announced the soft launch of its new main branch at UOB Plaza Bangkok, as the branch reinvents the traditional setup, converting transactional locations into experiential spaces, to deliver a personalised experience for customers through face-to-face conversations and customised advisory and solutions.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268538-uob-launches-its-flagship-branch-at-uob-plaza-bangkok-with-70-of-space-allocated-to-customer-engagement/

 

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Scary! Completely naked man asks woman living alone for a drink! Mental issues suspected

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Danger lurks....outside your house

 

Daily News reported on an alarming incident that happened late Tuesday night at the Bua Thong 4 housing estate in Bang Bua Thong, Nonthaburi.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268540-scary-completely-naked-man-asks-woman-living-alone-for-a-drink-mental-issues-suspected/

 

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Anutin stresses that MoPH still involved in supplying Covid drugs despite regulatory changes

 

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INN reported comments of the DPM and Thai Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul after changes to regulations allowing state and private hospitals to organise their own procurement of anti-viral Covid-19 drugs.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268545-anutin-stresses-that-moph-still-involved-in-supplying-covid-drugs-despite-regulatory-changes/

 

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"Mystery" death of wife in car outside house in Ratachaburi - husband says they were always drunk

 

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Picture: Siam Rath

 

Chom Bung police in Ratchaburi, central Thailand, were called after a woman was found dead in the driver's seat of a Toyota Vios outside a house in Pak Chong sub-district.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268556-mystery-death-of-wife-in-car-outside-house-in-ratachaburi-husband-says-they-were-always-drunk/

 

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Pick-up in five vehicle pile-up - 61 year old woman motorcyclist dead

 

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Picture: Naew Na

 

Naew Na reported that the driver of a pick-up lost control slamming into four other vehicles before killing a 61 year old woman.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268557-pick-up-in-five-vehicle-pile-up-61-year-old-woman-motorcyclist-dead/

 

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Thailand’s Awkward Pursuit of American F-35As
The Royal Thai Army is bent on acquiring the state-of-the-art U.S. stealth fighter. But is it worth the cost?

By Tita Sanglee

 

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The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has taken a further step toward joining the F-35 club. After much bickering and several budget adjustments in response to the grim economic outlook, Thailand’s House Budget Scrutiny Committee recently approved a budget of 369 million baht.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268558-thailand’s-awkward-pursuit-of-american-f-35as/

 

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Higher Fuel Tariffs Postponed to Next Month

by Paul Rujopakarn

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The government will postpone a fuel tariff increase scheduled for August as officials look for additional ways to relieve financial burdens on consumers.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268559-higher-fuel-tariffs-postponed-to-next-month/

 

 

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TCC Opposes Pricey Fares for Green Line Extension

by Krajangwit Johjit

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Thailand Consumers Council (TCC) said it disagreed with the recent decision by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to start collecting variable fares beginning at 14 baht on the Green Line’s second-phase extensions.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268560-tcc-opposes-pricey-fares-for-green-line-extension/

 

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Tourists Lost At Koh Phangan and Koh Tao Forests Rescued
TNR Staff

 

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The young couple after they were rescued from Koh Phangan hills last night. Photos courtesy of  Koh Phangan-Koh Tao rescuers and published by Naewna

 

RESCUE teams at two southern tourist islands, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, rescued a young foreign couple and another male tourist lost in the hilly forests last night, Naewna newspaper said this morning (August 11).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268563-tourists-lost-at-koh-phangan-koh-tao-forests-rescued/

 

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Another Mountain B nightclub fire victim dies, raising death toll to 16 while 16 people remain intubated

By Tanakorn Panyadee

 

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Sri Racha — Another Mountain B fire victim died at Chonburi Hospital, raising the death toll to 16 people, while 16 of the 30 hospitalized victims are hanging onto a respiratory machine.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268564-another-mountain-b-nightclub-fire-victim-dies-raising-death-toll-to-16-while-16-people-remain-intubated/

 

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Parliament vice president refutes allegation he took order to adjourn meeting

 

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Vice President of Thailand’s Parliament and Senate Speaker Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, categorically refuted today (Thursday) a suggestion that he had received an order from someone to adjourn the joint sitting of the Senate and House yesterday to decide on contentious MP seat calculation methods, after the meeting was found to lack a quorum.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268582-parliament-vice-president-refutes-allegation-he-took-order-to-adjourn-meeting/

 

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Thailand’s hotel-based COVID-19 isolation facilities to be phased out from September

 

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This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (orange)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (green) cultured in the lab. (Image captured and colorized at NIAID’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, Montana)

 

Beginning September 1st, all hotel-based COVID-19 isolation services will be phased out and private and state hospitals will get direct access to supplies of antiviral medication, as the country is transitioning into a post-pandemic period.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268583-thailand’s-hotel-based-covid-19-isolation-facilities-to-be-phased-out-from-september/

 

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