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Tourism ministry to propose zoning for night spots to operate up to 4am

 

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The Ministry of Tourism and Sports will propose to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) next month the setting up of zones, in which pubs and bars would be allowed to operate up to 4am, instead of 2am currently.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268604-tourism-ministry-to-propose-zoning-for-night-spots-to-operate-up-to-4am/

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Thailand Reaffirms Close Cooperation with US Govt

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has informed the US Charg? d’Affaires, Michael Heath, that the Thai government will support and collaborate with the incoming US envoy to improve bilateral relations.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268588-thailand-reaffirms-close-cooperation-with-us-govt/

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Police checks are already heavy even before the seatbelt rule starts

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Living here in Pattaya I have been mainly ignored by the ever-present police checkpoints that are sent out every day to stop motorbike riders and passengers.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268621-police-checks-are-already-heavy-even-before-the-seatbelt-rule-starts/

 

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Sri Lanka’s ousted president arrives in Thailand for temporary stay

 

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Former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived in Thailand on Thursday,  as he seeks temporary shelter in a second Southeast Asian country after fleeing his island nation last month amid mass protests.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268622-sri-lanka’s-ousted-president-arrives-in-thailand-for-temporary-stay/

 

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Police Shut 3 Pubs In Sukhumvit, Thonglor Area
TNR Staff 

 

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Krystal Club in Thonglor Soi 25. Photos: Manager online

 

POLICE yesterday (August 11) shut a bar in Sukhumvit Soi 22 and two pubs in Thonglor area for operating and serving alcohol without the proper permits with the latter two also faulted for flouting Covid control measures, Naewna newspaper said.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268624-police-shut-3-pubs-in-sukhumvit-thonglor-area/

 

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Taxi drivers in front of hotel in Patong warn other taxi drivers about “stealing” customers

By Goongnang Suksawat

 

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Patong, Phuket – Taxi drivers in front of a hotel in Patong have warned other taxi drivers about “stealing” customers in their area.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268627-taxi-drivers-in-front-of-hotel-in-patong-warn-other-taxi-drivers-about-“stealing”-customers/

 

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Rainwater that collected in canvas awning shocks lady driver as she goes home - "tons" of water falls on her Fiesta

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

Thai Rath reported on yet another serious accident during construction of the expressway on Rama 2 road.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268646-rainwater-that-collected-in-canvas-awning-shocks-lady-driver-as-she-goes-home-tons-of-water-falls-on-her-fiesta/

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Handicapped man in NE falls in weir and drowns trying to save his pet dog, say fishermen

 

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Thai Rath reported on a tragic drowning in NE Thailand when a handicapped man apparently fell in a weir and drowned trying to save his dog.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268647-handicapped-man-in-ne-falls-in-weir-and-drowns-trying-to-save-his-pet-dog-say-fishermen/

 

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Lightning fast gold shop robber at Big C, Ratchaburi, gets 800,000 baht in necklaces

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Less than a minute

 

Ban Pong police in Ratchaburi, central Thailand, said that a robber at the Aurora gold shop in Big C took less than a minute to steal necklaces worth about 800,000 baht.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268648-lightning-fast-gold-shop-robber-at-big-c-ratchaburi-gets-800000-baht-in-necklaces/

 

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Video: Thai Airways man's pick-up bursts into flames on Bang Na - Trat - he escaped in the nick of time

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Explosion precedes fire!

 

Daily News reported on a fire in a pick-up on the Bang Na - Trat highway heading towards Suvarnabhumi airport last night.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268651-video-thai-airways-mans-pick-up-bursts-into-flames-on-bang-na-trat-he-escaped-in-the-nick-of-time/

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Mountain B fire: Full extent of tragedy hits home in horrific story of Vietnamese lady "Nong Kim"

 

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Sanook Thai Caption: Plea to help "Nong Kim"

 

An important story published by Sanook and translated in full by ASEAN NOW here brings home the full extent of the tragedy that was last week's fire at the Mountain B pub in Sattahip.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268672-mountain-b-fire-full-extent-of-tragedy-hits-home-in-horrific-story-of-vietnamese-lady-nong-kim/

 

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Thai netizens in uproar over "brazen farang" who posted TikTok video of himself catching parrot fish

 

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Sanook Thai Caption: #farangjapplanokkaew - #farangcatchingparrotfish

 

Thai media Sanook said that Twitter users were calling for the arrest of a foreign man who posted what they called a "brazen video" of himself catching fish in the sea in Thailand.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268674-thai-netizens-in-uproar-over-brazen-farang-who-posted-tiktok-video-of-himself-catching-parrot-fish/

 

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Video: Thailand traffic woes - motorists give up on long waits in crawling traffic - finally there's a collision

 

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Picture: 77kaoded

 

Thai media 77kaoded went into facetious overdrive in comments about Maruphong Road in the eastern seaboard city of Chachoengsao.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268677-video-thailand-traffic-woes-motorists-give-up-on-long-waits-in-crawling-traffic-finally-theres-a-collision/

 

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Tropical storm Mulan dumps water on Nakhon Phanom - lights out all over the city

 

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Naew Na Thai Caption: 'Mulan' wags its tail - rain inundates Nakhon Phanom - power cuts all over city

 

Naew Na reported widespread flooding in Nakhon Phanom in NE Thailand associated with tropical storm Mulan. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268680-tropical-storm-mulan-dumps-water-on-nakhon-phanom-lights-out-all-over-the-city/

 

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Mulan brings widespread heavy rain to Thailand’s north and northeast

 

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Tropical Depression Mulan, which weakened to a low pressure cell as it entered China’s southern province of Yunnan, has caused widespread heavy rainfall in some of Thailand’s northern and north-eastern provinces, causing waterways to overflow and flooding in several areas, according to the Meteorological Department today (Friday).

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268688-mulan-brings-widespread-heavy-rain-to-thailand’s-north-and-northeast/

 

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Pubs closed down by police found to be operating illegally

 

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A number of pubs in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit area, which were closed down by the police for operating without a license and/or for violating COVID-19 safety measures between November 2019 and April last year, have been found to be still operating illegally, according to an on-the-spot investigation by Thai PBS reporters.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268689-pubs-closed-down-by-police-found-to-be-operating-illegally/

 

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Korean driver crashes into stationary car in Pattaya

 

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PHOTO: มุมข่าวพัทยา

 

A Korean female driver crashed her sedan into a stationary car beside a street in Pattaya and sustained minor injuries.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268690-korean-driver-crashes-into-stationary-car-in-pattaya/

 

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