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Phuket cop sentenced to 25 years in prison after shooting noodle vendor in Patong in 2021

 

A Phuket police officer has been sentenced to 25 years in jail after shooting a noodle vendor in Patong in February last year, 2021.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269014-phuket-cop-sentenced-to-25-years-in-prison-after-shooting-noodle-vendor-in-patong-in-2021/

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Somyot, alleged actual ‘Mountain B’ owner, turns himself in to Plutaluang Police Station

 

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PHOTO: Manager Online

 

The alleged real owner of the ‘Mountain B’ entertainment venue, Somyot Panprasong, has turned himself in to the Plutaluang Police Station this afternoon, August 16th, following an arrest warrant issued by the Pattaya Provincial Court on Monday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269015-somyot-alleged-actual-‘mountain-b’-owner-turns-himself-in-to-plutaluang-police-station/

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Cabbie praised for giving poor family a free ride to Udon Thani

 

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Photo from Facebook: Anurak Nakgamthong

 

Netizens have heaped praise on a kind-hearted taxi-driver who offered a free ride from Bangkok to the north-eastern province of Udon Thani to a family of three, after they were evicted from a rented room in the middle of the night by the landlord, because of the non-stop crying of their 4-month-old baby girl.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269002-cabbie-praised-for-giving-poor-family-a-free-ride-to-udon-thani/

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BMA may scrap project to move all overhead cables underground

 

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The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) may scrap the project to move all the overhead electric and telecommunication cables underground, as most telecom service providers have shied away from the project due to its high investment costs, estimated at about 19 billion baht.

 

Full storyhttps://aseannow.com/topic/1269049-bma-may-scrap-project-to-move-all-overhead-cables-underground/ 

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Poll shows more lax social distancing among general public
by Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thai people have become less cautious about COVID-19, according to a survey, while the numbers of daily Covid hospitalizations and deaths have started to show a decline.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269050-poll-shows-more-lax-social-distancing-among-general-public/

 

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Prayut Could Stay Put For Months Pending Court Ruling On 8-Year Tenure
By Thai Newsroom Reporters

 

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PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha might probably stay on as head of government for several months after next week pending a ruling by the Constitutional Court over his contentious eight-year tenure, said a veteran lawmaker yesterday (August 16).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269051-prayut-could-stay-put-for-months-pending-court-ruling-on-8-year-tenure/

 

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Khao Soi touted as Thailand’s soft power
by Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Thai government is capitalizing on the popularity of Thailand’s Khao Soi dish, which has gained a top rank as the best soup on a culinary review website.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269052-khao-soi-touted-as-thailand’s-soft-power/

 

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APEC Tourism 2022 delegates experience 'Regenerative Tourism'

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Held on 15 August, under the theme of ‘Creative Placemaking: Regenerative Approach.

 

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Delegates attending the 11th APEC Tourism Ministerial Meeting and the 60th APEC Tourism Working Group Meeting in Bangkok from 14-20 August, 2022, had the chance to experience first-hand the event’s ‘Regenerative Tourism’ concept during the workshop on “Creative Placemaking: Regenerative Approach, Better Lives Through Better Places”.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269053-apec-tourism-2022-delegates-experience-regenerative-tourism/

 

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Thailand ready to host APEC Health Week meetings from August 22 - 26
by Namo Vananupong

 

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Thailand is making preparations for hosting APEC Health Week meetings between the 22nd and 26th of this month. Health ministers from 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies will be attending the meetings. Emphasis will be placed on fostering a balance between public health and the economy, as well as on investing in health security.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269055-thailand-ready-to-host-apec-health-week-meetings-from-august-22-26/

 

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Online ad for teacher shocks Thai social media: 6,000 baht a month

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Is it worth it?

 

Daily News reported that a Facebook page for civil servants advertised a job for teachers at just 6,000 baht a month.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269086-online-ad-for-teacher-shocks-thai-social-media-6000-baht-a-month/

 

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Rama 2 again: Car damaged by metal strip from truck that went through "Safety First" sign

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Rama 2 Road

 

Oh the irony! A metal strip that came loose from a six wheel truck doing work on the expressway part of Rama 2 Road pierced through a "Safety First" sign and damaged a woman's car.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269093-rama-2-again-car-damaged-by-metal-strip-from-truck-that-went-through-safety-first-sign/

 

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Ten convenience stores, gas station in Thailand’s Deep South fire-bombed

 

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Ten convenience stores and a gas station in three restive southern provinces were fire-bombed by suspected insurgents last night (Tuesday) in what local authorities believe to have been coordinated attacks intended to stir unrest.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269097-ten-convenience-stores-gas-station-in-thailand’s-deep-south-fire-bombed/

 

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Amazing Thailand: Escaped deer finally back at temple after evading capture for a day

 

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Sanook Thai Caption: Deer hunt in the middle of the road!

 

Sanook reported with a video on the amusing efforts of a group of 20 men to capture a female deer that got out from a pen at a temple in Samut Prakan.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269101-amazing-thailand-escaped-deer-finally-back-at-temple-after-evading-capture-for-a-day/

 

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Video: Serial burglar targeting many properties in Thepparak area of Samut Prakan

 

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CCTV footage caught the moment a burglar in Thapparak Soi 74, Samut Prakan, prowled round a house.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269109-video-serial-burglar-targeting-many-properties-in-thepparak-area-of-samut-prakan/

 

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Stepdad, 21, kills girl aged 2, boy 6 months with multiple injuries - "just teaching them a lesson" he says

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: What's your heart made of?

 

Daily News reported on sickening violence in the home of a young mother and her new love interest, a man aged 2, in northern Thailand.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269111-stepdad-21-kills-girl-aged-2-boy-6-months-with-multiple-injuries-just-teaching-them-a-lesson-he-says/

 

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Pitiful tale of abuse in NE: Mother says son wanted to starve her to death for her house/land - but he dies first

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

Thai Rath reported on a truly pitiful story after a man was found dead in a house in the village of Ban Nong Bua Neua in the police jurisdiction of Satuek in Buriram, NE Thailand.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269113-pitiful-tale-of-abuse-in-ne-mother-says-son-wanted-to-starve-her-to-death-for-her-houseland-but-he-dies-first/

 

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Chicken Egg Price Rises for 2nd Time in 1 Month

 

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Bangkok, Aug 17 (TNA) – Layer farmers' cooperatives raised the ex-farm price of their chicken eggs in mixed sizes by 0.10 baht to 3.60 baht per egg equivalent to a three-baht increment per 30-egg pack. It was the second rise in August.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269114-chicken-egg-price-rises-for-2nd-time-in-1-month/

 

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Government-run website launched to help fight sexual harassment online

 

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The Thai Government has opened a new website in an effort to protect youth from online sexual harassment, which has reportedly been on the rise, especially against the 11-15 age group.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269119-government-run-website-launched-to-help-fight-sexual-harassment-online/

 

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Effective waste management starts with ‘environmental awareness’

 

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The destiny

 

In 1979, Werner Kossmann set foot in Thailand for the first time. “It was like destiny”, he said with a smile.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269135-effective-waste-management-starts-with-‘environmental-awareness’/

 

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Youth groups, eyeing change, wait with bated breath for ruling on PM

 

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August 24 has portents of becoming judgement day as leaders of many youth movements are planning major protests if Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha holds on to power he seized eight years ago.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269137-youth-groups-eyeing-change-wait-with-bated-breath-for-ruling-on-pm/

 

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Opposition seeks Constitutional Court ruling on PM’s term in office

 

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Thailand’s opposition parties submitted a petition, through House Speaker Chuan Leekpai today (Wednesday), to seek the Constitutional Court’s ruling on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s 8-year term in office.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269138-opposition-seeks-constitutional-court-ruling-on-pm’s-term-in-office/

 

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