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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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ADVERTORIAL

 

Buying Cannabis in Thailand - What you need to know

Thailand's nascent cannabis industry has a flagship online retailer straight out of the legislative

gates.

 

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09 June 2022 was the dawning of a new age in Thailand. That is not hyperbole or exaggeration.

 

Full advertorial: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269178-buying-cannabis-in-thailand-what-you-need-to-know/

 

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Dutch tourist arrested and facing jail time after killing endangered fish on an island excursion 
by James Morris and Son Nguyen

 

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The latest arrest of a foreign tourist for breaching Thailand’s strict laws on the conservation of natural resources follows a string of incidents since 2017.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269180-dutch-tourist-arrested-and-facing-jail-time-after-killing-endangered-fish-on-an-island-excursion/

 

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Tourism minister determined to get 4 am nightlife so Thailand "won't be left behind" - it's all about money

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Khao San checks

 

Tourism and sports minister Pipat Ratchakitprakan was in Khao San Road last night promoting his idea to extend closing of the country's night life until 4 am.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269189-tourism-minister-determined-to-get-4-am-nightlife-so-thailand-wont-be-left-behind-its-all-about-money/

 

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NCB chief says kratom regulations nearly ready - beg's the question "What about weed?"

 

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Siam Rath carried a report quoting the secretary of the Narcotics Control Board in relation to regulations in the pipeline about kratom.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269193-ncb-chief-says-kratom-regulations-nearly-ready-begs-the-question-what-about-weed/

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Big Joke's Odyssey continues: Back to human trafficking and fishing - poster boy cop in Samut Sakhon

 

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Picture: Siam Rath

 

Thailand's charismatic cop Lt-Gen Surachate "Big Joke" Hakpan was in Samut Sakhon yesterday turning his attention back to human trafficking and fishing related issues.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269199-big-jokes-odyssey-continues-back-to-human-trafficking-and-fishing-poster-boy-cop-in-samut-sakhon/

 

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Famous Thai comedian on the scene as top brass investigate theft/attempted rape at salon

 

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Picture: INN

 

INN reported that famous Thai comedian Mum Jokmok was on the scene at a beauty salon in Nonthaburi owned by a girlfriend where there was a robbery and attempted rape. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269204-famous-thai-comedian-on-the-scene-as-top-brass-investigate-theftattempted-rape-at-salon/

 

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Top makeup artist claims she was blanked by former Miss Universe "Sugar"

 

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Sanook Thai Caption: "She doesn't want to speak to me"

 

Sanook reported on a story from Thai celebrity circles that was amusing Thai netizens.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269205-top-makeup-artist-claims-she-was-blanked-by-former-miss-universe-sugar/

 

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Top Monk confused after Thai PM connects Buddhist suffering with electricity price increase

 

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Sanook Thai Caption: Monk confused - how can he connect the two?

 

A top monk in Thailand said he was completely confused by comments made by Thai prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha as reported by ASEAN NOW yesterday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269208-top-monk-confused-after-thai-pm-connects-buddhist-suffering-with-electricity-price-increase/

 

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Drunk security guard killed crossing the road for more booze

 

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Picture: 77kaoded

 

77kaoded reported from Samut Prakan where a drunk security guard crossing the road for more booze was hit by a pick-up and died at the scene.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269209-drunk-security-guard-killed-crossing-the-road-for-more-booze/

 

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Charming! Man stops to change his wiper blades only for a thief to steal pick-up

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: All over in a few seconds

 

Daily News reported on a crime that took just a few seconds but has so far been unsolved.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269211-charming-man-stops-to-change-his-wiper-blades-only-for-a-thief-to-steal-pick-up/

 

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Mountain B fire aftermath: Sia Yot father of Sia B bailed by Pattaya court for one million baht

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: One million baht bail

 

Daily News reported that yesterday the Pattaya court had granted bail in the sum of one million baht to Somyot Panprasong or "Sia Yot".

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269212-mountain-b-fire-aftermath-sia-yot-father-of-sia-b-bailed-by-pattaya-court-for-one-million-baht/

 

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Major drug dealer shot in the head in Kanchanaburi by Ratchaburi police after gunfight

 

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Thai Rath reported that the Tha Muang, Kanchanaburi police were called after a gunfight between police from Ban Pong, Ratchaburi and a drug dealer in a pickup.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269215-major-drug-dealer-shot-in-the-head-in-kanchanaburi-by-ratchaburi-police-after-gunfight/

 

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Update: Man arrested within 24 hours after robbery and attempted rape at salon of "Mum" associate

 

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Thai Rath reported that great work by the Region 1 police resulted in the arrest of a man less than 24 hours after a robbery and attempted rape at a salon run by an employee of famous Thai comedian Mum Jokmok.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269204-famous-thai-comedian-on-the-scene-as-top-brass-investigate-theftattempted-rape-at-salon/?do=findComment&comment=17550160

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Now, is Pheu Thai landslide possible?

OPINION | by Tulsathit Taptim

 

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Photo from FB page พรรคเพื่อไทย

 

The answer depends primarily on two factors. The first one is quite ironic considering the Palang Pracharath “conspiracy theory”, which is doing the rounds and not for the first time. The second one has to do with the “frenemy” relationship with the Move Forward Party.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269216-now-is-pheu-thai-landslide-possible/

 

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UPDATE:

 

Public consent required for pilot 4am extension of Khao San pub hours

 

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Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports will propose its pilot project, to allow pubs and bars in Bangkok’s Khao San area to operate until 4am, instead of 2am, to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), but it will have to get consent from the people living in the neighbourhood as well, said Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn last night.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269189-tourism-minister-determined-to-get-4-am-nightlife-so-thailand-wont-be-left-behind-its-all-about-money/?do=findComment&comment=17550385

 

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Man found dead in a bombed-out convenience store in Narathiwat province

 

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The body of a man was found yesterday (Wednesday) in one of more than a dozen of 7-Eleven and Mini Big C convenience stores, gas stations and communication towers in the three southern provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat, which were attacked by southern insurgents on Tuesday night.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269223-man-found-dead-in-a-bombed-out-convenience-store-in-narathiwat-province/

 

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Activist’s bid to seek charter court ruling on PM’s term in office rejected

 

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Thailand’s ombudsman has rejected a petition, filed by political activist Srisuwan Janya demanding that the ombudsman seek a ruling from the Constitutional Court over Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s 8-year term in office, on the grounds that it has no authority to do so.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269239-activist’s-bid-to-seek-charter-court-ruling-on-pm’s-term-in-office-rejected/

 

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Thailand-Japan exports gain benefits from RCEP

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership or RCEP is one of the latest free trade agreements that came into effect early this year. The Ministry of Commerce is now promoting this privilege among exporters, particularly those shipping goods to Japan.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269240-thailand-japan-exports-gain-benefits-from-rcep/

 

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Investment promotion applications worth 210bn baht in 2022 first half: BOI

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Several businesses applied for investment promotion packages covering projects worth more than 210 billion baht in total during the first half of this year, with substantial growth reported in the automotive and digital parts industries, according to the country’s investment board.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269243-investment-promotion-applications-worth-210bn-baht-in-2022-first-half-boi/

 

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