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AOT to Add Personnel as International Arrivals Surge

 

BANGKOK (NNT) - Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob recently inspected Suvarnabhumi Airport to assess its readiness to accommodate incoming travelers during the high tourism season.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279089-aot-to-add-personnel-as-international-arrivals-surge/

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Walk and Eat Food festival is back in Pattaya starting from December 10th

 

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PHOTO: สายตรงนายกเมืองพัทยา

 

The Walk and Eat food festival is finally fully back in Pattaya after being cancelled or toned down for years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279112-walk-and-eat-food-festival-is-back-in-pattaya-starting-from-december-10th/

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Officials probe famous Thai singer’s land claim in Saraburi forest reserves

 

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Officials at the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) are investigating two plots of land inside the Thap Kwang-Muak Lek national forest reserve in Saraburi province, allegedly occupied by well-known song writer and singer Yuenyong Opakul, aka “Aed Carabao”.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279135-officials-probe-famous-thai-singer’s-land-claim-in-saraburi-forest-reserves/

 

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Paul “Gazza” Gascoigne holds well-received fan event with High Life Management in Pattaya, Thailand
By Adam Judd

 

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Pattaya, Thailand-Legendary football player Paul “Gazza” Gascoigne held a very well-received fan event over the past weekend on Friday, November 25th, in Pattaya, Thailand. Paul also visited Phuket and Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279136-paul-“gazza”-gascoigne-holds-well-received-fan-event-with-high-life-management-in-pattaya-thailand/

 

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Frenchman in Rawai charged for illegal possession of whale’s skeleton claimed seller told him it was made of wood

By Goongnang Suksawat

 

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Rawai – A French man who was arrested in Rawai last week for illegal possession of a whale’s skeleton claimed a seller told him it was made of wood.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279137-frenchman-in-rawai-charged-for-illegal-possession-of-whale’s-skeleton-claimed-seller-told-him-it-was-made-of-wood/

 

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Anti-Apec Group Submits Letter To 8 Embassies On Quelling Demonstration
by TNR Staff

 

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Representatives of the People Stop Apec group handing over their letter to a Canadian embassy representative. Photo: Matichon

 

REPRESENTATIVES of the People Stop Apec group submitted a letter to eight embassies today (Nov. 28) on the violence used by government officials in dispersing their protest march on Dinso road on Nov. 18 and urged their leaders to take a stance on this incident, Matichon newspaper said.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279138-anti-apec-group-submits-letter-to-8-embassies-on-quelling-demonstration/

 

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Video: "British" man mown down on Pattaya zebra crossing - multiple injuries, will report to police today

 

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Daily News spoke to a man they identified as Peter P****r, 74, via an interpreter after a collision on a zebra crossing on Jomtien Sai 2 yesterday morning. They said in their headline that he was British. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279155-video-british-man-mown-down-on-pattaya-zebra-crossing-multiple-injuries-will-report-to-police-today/

 

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Thai man who shot 18 times at school could face attempted murder charge, says chief of police

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

The chief of police in the southern Thai province of Ranong told Thai Rath that the man who shot 18 times at a school from high up at an adjacent property could face attempted murder charges.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279156-thai-man-who-shot-18-times-at-school-could-face-attempted-murder-charge-says-chief-of-police/

 

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Investigation underway as sink hole gobbles up 10,000 fish in Chiang Rai field

 

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Local officials in Pha Ngam sub-district of Wiang Chai, Chiang Rai, northern Thailand were examining a mysterious sinkhole that has appeared in a field used to rear fish.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279158-investigation-underway-as-sink-hole-gobbles-up-10000-fish-in-chiang-rai-field/

 

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Bang Sue Grand Station: Thailand’s new rail hub finally ready to roll

 

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Bangkok’s Bang Sue Grand Station – touted as Southeast Asia’s most modern rail terminus – opened with little fanfare last year as COVID-19 dominated headlines. Its role as the national rail hub has also been delayed by well over a year.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279160-bang-sue-grand-station-thailand’s-new-rail-hub-finally-ready-to-roll/

 

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PM Discusses Investment Opportunities With ASEAN-U.S. Businesspersons
by Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Prime Minister of Thailand has met with businesspersons from the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council (USBAC) to discuss investment and development opportunities, in the first in-person meeting held since the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279162-pm-discusses-investment-opportunities-with-asean-us-businesspersons/

 

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Husband forbids wife to go out - she calls friend who arrives with mates - husband is stabbed to death

 

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Sanook reported on a murder of a man at a block of flats in Muang Mai, Bang Plee, Samut Prakan in the Bang Sao Thong police jurisdiction at 1 am on Monday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279163-husband-forbids-wife-to-go-out-she-calls-friend-who-arrives-with-mates-husband-is-stabbed-to-death/

 

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Thailand needs a more proactive foreign policy

 

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The Ukraine-Russia conflict, China-Taiwan tensions or even the situation in Myanmar may seem far away and irrelevant to us in Thailand. Most Thais wouldn’t imagine that Thailand foreign policy has an effect on our lives, to certain extent, or that quiet Thai diplomacy on those issues matters. Some may wonder why we should care about Thai foreign policy.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279164-thailand-needs-a-more-proactive-foreign-policy/

 

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Samui welcomes first luxury cruise liner since Covid - three island tourists spend 40 billion this year, 60% of pre-pandemic levels

 

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Picture: Siam Rath

 

Siam Rath reported from the holiday island of Koh Samui in the south of Thailand where the first luxury cruise liner since the pandemic arrived.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279167-samui-welcomes-first-luxury-cruise-liner-since-covid-three-island-tourists-spend-40-billion-this-year-60-of-pre-pandemic-levels/

 

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Video: Shots fired as man who refused to pay for gas is taken down - drugs found in vehicle

 

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77kaoded Thai Caption: Nearly a judicial killing

 

A video published by 77kaoded showed police action against a man driving an Isuzu vehicle who refused to give himself up.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279171-video-shots-fired-as-man-who-refused-to-pay-for-gas-is-taken-down-drugs-found-in-vehicle/

 

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More than 50,000 Russian tourists have visited Phuket this month, number one tourist market

By Goongnang Suksawat

 

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Phuket – Russian tourists have hit the top of Phuket visitors with more than 50,000 visiting this month, November.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279173-more-than-50000-russian-tourists-have-visited-phuket-this-month-number-one-tourist-market/

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Thai PM says cabinet reshuffle before New Year
 

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Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha chairs the opening of “BCG Economy for APEC Exhibition” at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, in Bangkok on November 14, 2022. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has indicated that he might order a minor cabinet reshuffle before the New Year.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279176-thai-pm-says-cabinet-reshuffle-before-new-year/

 

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Exciting matches and goals galore as World Cup 2022 takes off

 

Media were calling it "Manic Monday" as goals galore and exciting matches finally got the 2022 World Cup going after many 0-0 draws.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279178-exciting-matches-and-goals-galore-as-world-cup-2022-takes-off/

 

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Ratsadon leaders acquitted over protest at Democracy Monument in 2020

 

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The Dusit District Court in Bangkok acquitted six anti-establishment Ratsadon protest leaders yesterday (Monday) of defying the Emergency Decree and the law on public assembly, in connection with a protest at the Democracy Monument on August 3rd, 2020.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279199-ratsadon-leaders-acquitted-over-protest-at-democracy-monument-in-2020/

 

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Thai Exports Dip Slightly Amid Efforts to Curb Global Inflation

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand’s export growth in October fell for the first time since February of last year, as tightening monetary policy to curb high global inflation in major trading partners affected purchasing power and economic activity.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279201-thai-exports-dip-slightly-amid-efforts-to-curb-global-inflation/

 

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Nightclubs Push For Longer Opening Hours

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Clubs and bars are asking the government to extend the opening hours until 4 a.m., in a bit to boost the economy as the tourism sector starts to recover.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279202-nightclubs-push-for-longer-opening-hours/

 

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Make Merit this Holiday Season with Dao Ethical Gifts

 

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The saying goes that it’s “the thought that counts” when giving gifts. This is especially true in Thailand, where deeply ingrained Buddhist values mean that “merit,” or good karma borne of virtuous intentions, is one of the greatest gifts one can give.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279205-make-merit-this-holiday-season-with-dao-ethical-gifts/

 

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Meteorological Dept Forecasts Strong Cold Winds from Dec 2

 

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BANGKOK, Nov 29 (TNA) – The director-general of the Meteorological Department said that from Dec 2 cold winds would be strong and temperatures will drop by 1-5 degrees Celsius.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279206-meteorological-dept-forecasts-strong-cold-winds-from-dec-2/

 

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