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Thai Covid Center approves visa period extensions for foreign tourists

 

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has approved the visa exemption period extension for foreign tourists from 30 days to 45 days from October 2022 to March 2023 to potentially boost the tourism industry.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269361-thai-covid-center-approves-visa-period-extensions-for-foreign-tourists/

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16 more people to be questioned over Forex-3D Ponzi scam
 

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Sixteen more people are to be summoned for questioning in connection with the Forex-3D foreign exchange futures scam, according to Pol Maj Woranan Srilam, spokesman for the Department of Special Investigation.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269392-16-more-people-to-be-questioned-over-forex-3d-ponzi-scam/

 

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50 Students, Teachers Plunge Into Water After Bridge Collapse
by TNR Staff

 

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A NATURE field trip by fifth graders and their teachers in Nakhon Si Thammarat province turned into a disaster after the bridge they were all crossing suddenly collapsed under their weight plunging them all into the pool of water below injuring six of them, Matichon said yesterday (August 19).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269395-50-students-teachers-plunge-into-water-after-bridge-collapse/

 

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Pattaya police arrest prime suspect in recent pickpocketing thefts of Indian tourists
By Adam Judd 

 

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Pattaya, Thailand-Pattaya police in conjunction with Tourist Police Division One informed the Pattaya News and other local media today, August 19th, 2022, that a prime suspect in recent thefts on Indian tourists in Pattaya was arrested.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269401-pattaya-police-arrest-prime-suspect-in-recent-pickpocketing-thefts-of-indian-tourists/

 

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Harold's Ex "Nat Ketsarin" still wowing foreign men - sexy model appears in lingerie on desk

 

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Thai mainstream media Thai Rath featured many pictures of top sexy porn star Ketsarin "Nat" Chaichalermpol from her official instagram account.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269402-harolds-ex-nat-ketsarin-still-wowing-foreign-men-sexy-model-appears-in-lingerie-on-desk/

 

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Constitutional Court Hacker Gets One Year And Six Months In Jail
by TNR Staff

 

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A hacker. Photo: Richard Patterson http://www.comparitech.co (CC BY 2.0)

 

THE HACKER who broke into the Constitutional Court website and changed the name to kangaroo court was jailed for one year and six months and fined 87,227 baht.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269405-constitutional-court-hacker-gets-one-year-and-six-months-in-jail/

 

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Space Technology Lab Project Initiated in Chiang Rai

 

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BANGKOK, (TNA) – The House committee on telecommunications and the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) are pushing for a space technology laboratory in Wiang Pa Pao district of Chiang Rai province.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269406-space-technology-lab-project-initiated-in-chiang-rai/

 

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Queen Sirikit National Convention Center to reopen September 12 after 3-year renovation
by Namo Vananupong

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - After a 3-year renovation closure, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) in Bangkok will reopen in September. The convention center will also host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in November this year.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269408-queen-sirikit-national-convention-center-to-reopen-september-12-after-3-year-renovation/

 

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Thailand, Vietnam discuss media cooperation
by Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Officials from Thailand and Vietnam took part in a Joint Technical Committee meeting on modernizing information exchange platforms, as part of an effort to drive cooperation and relations between the two countries.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269409-thailand-vietnam-discuss-media-cooperation/

 

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Thailand issues Chair’s Statement for the 11th APEC Tourism Ministerial Meeting
The meeting reached a consensus for two documents on APEC Policy Recommendations on Tourism of the Future: Regenerative Tourism, and APEC Guidelines for Tourism Stakeholders
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H.E. Mr. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, announced a Chair’s Statement for the 11th APEC Tourism Ministerial Meeting, which was held in Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269410-thailand-issues-chair’s-statement-for-the-11th-apec-tourism-ministerial-meeting/

 

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Allegedly intoxicated foreign driver collides with family of four on motorcycle in Pattaya
By Tanakorn Panyadee

 

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Pattaya — An allegedly intoxicated foreign driver of unknown nationality reportedly cut off a family of four members on a motorcycle and collided with them, causing all four including two children to suffer serious injuries.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269411-allegedly-intoxicated-foreign-driver-collides-with-family-of-four-on-motorcycle-in-pattaya/

 

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to host International Family Planning conference in Pattaya
By Tanakorn Panyadee

 

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Pattaya — Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation chose to host its International Conference on Family Planning or ICEP 2022 in Pattaya from November 14th to 17th, 2022.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269412-bill-melinda-gates-foundation-to-host-international-family-planning-conference-in-pattaya/

 

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South African woman gets life sentence reduced in Thailand

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A woman from George in the Western Cape who was sentenced to life imprisonment on drug charges in Thailand, has had her sentence reduced to just over 33 years.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269415-south-african-woman-gets-life-sentence-reduced-in-thailand/

 

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Opinion – Minister Phiphat should do more homework before looking to open bars till 4 AM as Khao San is not a bar zone

By Erich Parpart

 

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Allowing bars to remain open until 04:00 hrs. in tourist destinations is not that bad an idea, but the implementation of rules changes needs to be done in order to promote the designated bar/pub areas in the country and take into account where the tourists are spending the money.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269420-opinion-–-minister-phiphat-should-do-more-homework-before-looking-to-open-bars-till-4-am-as-khao-san-is-not-a-bar-zone/

 

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Is Thailand’s booster program losing race against fast-mutating COVID?
By Thai PBS World’s General Desk

 

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Thanks to constant mutations, the COVID-19 virus is still several steps ahead of vaccine developers. While researchers have managed to develop vaccines that are effective against the original strain of the new coronavirus and major variants like Delta, global mass vaccination efforts have failed to halt the raging pandemic.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269426-is-thailand’s-booster-program-losing-race-against-fast-mutating-covid/

 

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Muay Thai boxing king Buakaw too strong for Japanese MMA challenger

 

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Thailand’s top Muay Thai boxer Buakaw Banchamek proved too strong for his Japanese challenger and MMA heartthrob Kota Miura in their special bout last night at Bangkok’s Rajadamnern Stadium, marking the relaunch of this well-known boxing venue.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269431-muay-thai-boxing-king-buakaw-too-strong-for-japanese-mma-challenger/

 

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Warning of heavy rain until Monday in 40 Thai provinces

 

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Thailand’s Meteorological Department issued a bulletin today (Saturday) warning people living in 40 provinces across the country, including Bangkok and its peripherals, of heavy to very heavy rain until Monday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269435-warning-of-heavy-rain-until-monday-in-40-thai-provinces/

 

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A Vip Presentation In Hua Hin, Korn Chatikavanij Gives His Vision For Thailand’s Future

By Editor

 

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The Royal Coast Riviera Club (RCRC) has held the August meeting at the Centara Grand Beach Resort Hua Hin, with a presentation by VIP guest Mr Korn Chatikavanij, leader of the Kla Party. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1269438-a-vip-presentation-in-hua-hin-korn-chatikavanij-gives-his-vision-for-thailand’s-future/

 

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