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Photo from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation

 

One killed and two injured as tree crushes truck during heavy rain in Si Sa Ket

 

One person died and two others were injured when a falling tree crushed their pick-up truck, during heavy rain in Huai Thap Than district of Thailand’s north-eastern province of Si Sa Ket yesterday (Wednesday), according to an initial report from the Department of Public Disaster Prevention and Mitigation on damage being caused by Tropical Storm Noru.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1273237-one-killed-and-two-injured-as-tree-crushes-truck-during-heavy-rain-in-si-sa-ket/

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Election Commission asked to ease restrictions on MPs helping flood victims

 

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Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) has been asked to consider easing restrictions on the distribution of relief materials by political parties during the current widespread flooding.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1273233-election-commission-asked-to-ease-restrictions-on-mps-helping-flood-victims/

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France’s President Macron invited to APEC meeting in November
 

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Thailand has invited French President Emmanuel Macron to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Leader’s Meeting (APECLM) in November, Thai PBS World has learned.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1273274-france’s-president-macron-invited-to-apec-meeting-in-november/

 

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Intimidated Russian couple ask Royal Thai police to join Thailand’s Witness Protection Programme
by James Morris and Son Nguyen

 

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37-year-old Kazakh national Andrey Nizhegorodtsev (right centre) was arrested by the Royal Thai Police on Wednesday afternoon in the Bang Lamung district of Chonburi and brought to Ko Samui, on foot of a Provincial Court arrest warrant. He was positively identified by 31-year-old Evgenii Abdullin as one of six men who extorted $50,000 from the Russian and his wife at a café in the Taling-ngam area of Ko Samui (inset bottom) by transferring cryptocurrency on Thursday, September 15th (inset). The six-member gang, driving a black van, later cashed in the cryptocurrency at a foreign exchange kiosk on the island (inset).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1273275-intimidated-russian-couple-ask-royal-thai-police-to-join-thailand’s-witness-protection-programme/

 

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Thailand Named the Best Country in the World for Wellness Retreats
By Online Reporter

 

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Thailand ranks first among the best countries in the world for wellness retreats, according to the Travel Daily News website, which is daily travel and tourism news portal for the Asia-Pacific market.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1273276-thailand-named-the-best-country-in-the-world-for-wellness-retreats/

 

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Smart Visa to Cover More Target Industries for Foreigners with High Potential
By Online Reporter 

 

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The Cabinet has approved extending the “smart visa” scheme issued for foreigners with high potential and skills and startup entrepreneurs.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1273277-smart-visa-to-cover-more-target-industries-for-foreigners-with-high-potential/

 

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Misprinted 20 Baht Polymer Banknotes In Circulation
TNR Staff 

 

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Some 20 baht banknotes. The Thai headline says, “Erroneous banknotes.” Photo: Sanook.com

 

THE BANK of Thailand said today (Sept. 29) that an error was found in a batch of 20 baht banknotes with the Thai numeral not matching the Arabic one.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1273278-misprinted-20-baht-polymer-banknotes-in-circulation/

 

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Phuket airport clarifies after passengers asked to get out of minivan
By Goongnang Suksawat

 

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Phuket – The Phuket International Airport has clarified after a story of passengers who were asked to get out of a minivan has gone viral in social media.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1273279-phuket-airport-clarifies-after-passengers-asked-to-get-out-of-minivan/

 

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Thai marijuana entrepreneurs and farmers urge government to assure marijuana law due to fear over its first withdrawal

By Nop Meechukhun

 

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Local entrepreneurs of marijuana businesses are urging the Thai government to reiterate its support on cannabis and hemp laws due to fears over the withdrawal of the first draft law by the House of Representatives.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1273282-thai-marijuana-entrepreneurs-and-farmers-urge-government-to-assure-marijuana-law-due-to-fear-over-its-first-withdrawal/

 

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Noru weakens into low pressure cell, more rain for Bangkok and 23 other provinces Friday

 

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Tropical depression Noru has weakened to a low pressure cell,with its centre located in the Muang district of Thailand’snorth-eastern province of Chaiyaphum, according to the Thai Meteorological Department.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1273294-noru-weakens-into-low-pressure-cell-more-rain-for-bangkok-and-23-other-provinces-friday/

 

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Security tight at Constitutional Court ahead of Prayut’s premiership term ruling today Friday
 

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Thailand’s Constitutional Court and its offices have been declared restricted areas from 7pm Thursday night until 6am on Monday, ahead of the court’s ruling on the 8-year term in office of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday afternoon.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1273299-security-tight-at-constitutional-court-ahead-of-prayut’s-premiership-term-ruling-today-friday/ 

 

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Biden’s APEC no-show seen as a blow to Thai government’s credibility
By Thai PBS World’s Regional Desk

 

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(FILE) US President Joe Biden disembarks from Air Force One upon arrival at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, July 6, 2022, as he travels to speak about the economy. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)


US President Joe Biden’s decision to skip the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Thailand in November is a reflection of the Thai government’s weak international image and the fallout of a democracy deficit, many political observers believe. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1273304-biden’s-apec-no-show-seen-as-a-blow-to-thai-government’s-credibility/

 

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Drug stores now required to always have a pharmacist on duty

By Editor

 

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The Pharmacy Council of Thailand has warned all drug stores to have at least one pharmacist on duty starting from October 1st or their licences would be revoked.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1273307-drug-stores-now-required-to-always-have-a-pharmacist-on-duty/

 

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Royally Sponsored Name of Bang Sue Grand Station

 

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BANGKOK, Sept 30 (TNA) – The Bang Sue Grand Station received its new and royally sponsored name “Sathani Klang Krung Thep Apiwat” meaning the great prosperity of Bangkok Metropolis.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1273308-royally-sponsored-name-of-bang-sue-grand-station/

 

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Acting PM chairs fiscal 2022’s final meeting of top ministry officials
by Namo Vananupong

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The final meeting of ministry top officials for the fiscal year 2022 has acknowledged the performance of the Secretariat of the Prime Minister. The meeting also expressed support for country reopening, the BCG economy drive, and the hosting of APEC 2022.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1273312-acting-pm-chairs-fiscal-2022’s-final-meeting-of-top-ministry-officials/

 

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Prayut given political lifeline — but what’s next?

 

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The Constitutional Court has given Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha a political lifeline with a ruling that allows him to at least complete his current term of office.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1273333-prayut-given-political-lifeline-—-but-what’s-next/

 

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Prayut vows to push ahead with mega-projects

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha attends a no-confidence debate at the Parliament in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, July 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

 

In his first reaction to the ruling by the Constitutional Court which reaffirms his premiership, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha pledged to forge ahead with mega-projects initiated by his government.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1273335-prayut-vows-to-push-ahead-with-mega-projects/

 

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20-baht Banknotes Have Production Flaw but Usable

 

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BANGKOK, Sept 30 (TNA) — Twenty-baht polymer banknotes show different serial numbers in Thai and Arabic digits on each bill due to a production flaw but owners can use them or exchange them at banks and financial institutions, according to the Bank of Thailand.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1273336-20-baht-banknotes-have-production-flaw-but-usable/

 

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PM Prayut Still Holds Office

 

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BANGKOK, Sept 30 (TNA) — The Constitutional Court on Friday ruled that the premiership of Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has not ended regarding Section 158’s Clause 4 of the Constitution which indicates that his tenure in office started on April 6, 2017, when the Constitution was promulgated.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1273337-pm-prayut-still-holds-office/

 

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Thailand to host Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum next month

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand’s Parliament will be hosting the 30th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in October. Post-pandemic recovery and sustainable development will be among the topics discussed.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1273338-thailand-to-host-asia-pacific-parliamentary-forum-next-month/

 

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Health Ministry improving healthcare access nationwide

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Ministry of Public Health said its focus policy for fiscal 2023 will be improving public access to the healthcare system through the help of primary healthcare units and local communities.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1273339-health-ministry-improving-healthcare-access-nationwide/

 

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Stand well clear, buffaloes on the run!

 

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The Chon Buri Buffalo Racing Festival heralds the end of the Buddhist Lent. (Photo by TAT)

 

Farmers in Chon Buri, an hour’s drive east of Bangkok, hold an annual buffalo racing festival in early October around the end of the Buddhist Lent to have some fun after a long season of hard work. And you don’t have to be a farmer to enjoy the festive event.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1273354-stand-well-clear-buffaloes-on-the-run/

 

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Piles of trash wash ashore on beaches due to high winds and recent storms

 

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Central Pattaya Beach was littered with a long trail of garbage that had been washed ashore due to high winds and waves that hit the city yesterday, September 29th.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1273355-piles-of-trash-wash-ashore-on-beaches-due-to-high-winds-and-recent-storms/

 

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15-year-old motorcyclist collides with dog and dies

 

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A 15-year-old motorcyclist was killed on the spot after colliding with a dog this morning.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1273356-15-year-old-motorcyclist-collides-with-dog-and-dies/

 

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