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On Saturday, Minister of Transport, Saksayam Chidchob, revealed that Thailand saw 1.89 million arrivals in November, an increase of nearly 160% on the 10 monthly average up to that point.

 

New Air Canada link from Vancouver to Bangkok an aviation first, will boost American arrivals
by Carla Boonkong & Pranee O' Connor


The new direct 13-hour flight from Vancouver to Bangkok is a first for Air Canada and Thailand which is trying to regain its position as a power travel hub in Southeast Asia.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279665-new-air-canada-link-from-vancouver-to-bangkok-an-aviation-first-will-boost-american-arrivals/

 

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Probe ordered after 17 defence students hospitalised after harsh training

 

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The commander of the Fourth Army Region has ordered an investigation after 17 territorial defence students, in Thailand’s southern province of Narathiwat, were sent to hospital suffering from severe dehydration, some of whom had to be given dialysis.

 

A Facebook post, by someone who calls himself “Sariman”, asked why first year territorial defence students are being sent to hospital after being subjected to harsh training.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279668-probe-ordered-after-17-defence-students-hospitalised-after-harsh-training/

 

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Freight train derailment in Songkhla Province

 

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Several cargo carriages became derailed after a freight train left Hat Yai for the Padang Besar border town in Sadao district of Songkhla Saturday).

 

Initial reports said that the 20-car No. 707 freight train, was arriving at Village 2, in Khlong Ngae sub-district, when it derailed following a loud explosion. 11 freight cars were thrown off the track.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279669-freight-train-derailment-in-songkhla-province/

 

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Thai VietJet Air warned by CAAT after three flight cancellations on Thursday

 

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has warned Thai VietJet Air that it could face punitive action if it does not comply with air service rules. The warning comes after its three flights on the Bangkok-Phuket route were cancelled on Thursday, causing inconvenience to many passengers.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279670-thai-vietjet-air-warned-by-caat-after-three-flight-cancellations-on-thursday/

 

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Over 80% of people in Bangkok satisfied with new governor’s performance

 

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More than 80% of people living in Bangkok are satisfied with the performance of Governor Chadchart Sittipunt in the six months since he took office, according to a National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) poll.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279671-over-80-of-people-in-bangkok-satisfied-with-new-governor’s-performance/

 

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Thai troops clash with armed drug traffickers, seize 200,000 meth pills

 

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Thai army troops seized 200,000 methamphetamine tablets today (Sunday), following a brief gun battle in Mae Ai district of the northern province of Chiang Mai, near the Thai-Myanmar border.

 

Troops from the Pha Muang task force were on a routine patrol along a jungle trail when they stumbled upon a group of about five armed men. Some of them were carrying heavy backpacks thought to contain illegal narcotics.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279672-thai-troops-clash-with-armed-drug-traffickers-seize-200000-meth-pills/

 

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Prawit Tipped To Get More Votes Than Any Others For PM
By Thai Newsroom Reporters

 

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PALANG PRACHARATH Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan will likely secure more yea votes from among MPs and senators as a partisan candidate for prime minister than any others after the next general election, according to an outspoken senior lawmaker.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279673-prawit-tipped-to-get-more-votes-than-any-others-for-pm/

 

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Neurologist Worried About Covid-Infected Tots Getting Seizures
by TNR Staff 

 

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A PEDIATRIC neurologist said in a Facebook post Saturday (Dec. 3) that over the past two weeks more Covid-infected children have been hospitalised and worryingly many of them get seizures after doing so, TV Channel 7 said.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279674-neurologist-worried-about-covid-infected-tots-getting-seizures/

 

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Chinese-controlled Thai language schools used by criminal network to obtain visas for associates
by James Morris and Son Nguyen

 

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Deputy National Police Commissioner General Surachate Hakparn or Big Joke assured reporters this week that this extensive case was being pursued without political interference.

 

Already police have confirmed that ฿4 billion in assets have been frozen as a result of the investigation which was sparked by a huge drugs raid in the Sathorn area of Bangkok in the early hours of October 26th last.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279675-chinese-controlled-thai-language-schools-used-by-criminal-network-to-obtain-visas-for-associates/

 

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SC Asset Confirms Houses Are Only Sold To Thai People
by TNR Staff 

 

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A clarification issued by SC Asset overlaid on a luxury housing estate. Photo: Matichon

 

AFTER police raided a luxury housing estate in Soi Lasalle where Chinese grey capitalists have bought almost all the houses through nominees SC Asset Corporation Plc.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279676-sc-asset-confirms-houses-are-only-sold-to-thai-people/

 

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Russian man wanted for murder in his homeland arrested in Pattaya
By Adam Judd

 

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Pattaya, Thailand-A Russian man wanted for murder in his homeland was arrested by Royal Thai Immigration today, December 4th, 2022, after a request from the Russian embassy.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279677-russian-man-wanted-for-murder-in-his-homeland-arrested-in-pattaya/

 

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Thai Tourism Minister says 4 AM legal nightlife closings in tourist areas still on the table, to be discussed this week
By Adam Judd

 

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Bangkok, Thailand-The Thai Tourism Minister, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, who is also in charge of sports, stated today to the Thai media that the Thai Cabinet will discuss a proposal to extend legal nightlife closing in tourism areas on December 6th, Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279678-thai-tourism-minister-says-4-am-legal-nightlife-closings-in-tourist-areas-still-on-the-table-to-be-discussed-this-week/

 

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25 tonnes of meat soaked in formalin seized from Chonburi illegal meat processing plant
By Tanakorn Panyadee

 

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Sri Racha, Chonburi — Thai Livestock Development Department officials confiscated 25 tonnes of pig and cow offal and other meat soaked in formalin from an illegal meat processing plant in the Sri Racha district yesterday, December 3rd.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279679-25-tonnes-of-meat-soaked-in-formalin-seized-from-chonburi-illegal-meat-processing-plant/

 

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Burglars steal property worth three million baht from Danish man and his Thai wife’s three houses in Koh Samui
By Tanakorn Panyadee

 

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PHOTO: Naewna


Koh Samui, Surat Thani — A Danish man was shocked after finding out that his three houses he owns with his Thai wife on Koh Samui were burgled, with property worth more than three million baht in total missing.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279681-burglars-steal-property-worth-three-million-baht-from-danish-man-and-his-thai-wife’s-three-houses-in-koh-samui/

 

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Is my airbag safe? Car drivers in Thailand urged to check for Takata airbags
By Online Reporter 

 

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Car drivers in Thailand are being urged to check the airbags in their vehicles after three people were killed and another seriously injured due to faulty airbags from the Takata Corporation.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279691-is-my-airbag-safe-car-drivers-in-thailand-urged-to-check-for-takata-airbags/

 

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Female French tourists praised for cleaning up the beach at Samui - rewarded with coconut water!

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Most Impressive

 

Thailand's national media Daily News said that locals in Koh Samui in southern Thailand were most impressed after three French ladies collected trash blown off the sea onto the beach in Mae Nam.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279692-female-french-tourists-praised-for-cleaning-up-the-beach-at-samui-rewarded-with-coconut-water/

 

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Government Highlights Road Safety Ahead of Upcoming Holiday Weekends
by Natthaphon  Sangpolsit

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Authorities are urging holidaymakers to exercise caution and follow traffic regulations throughout the month’s long weekends.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279694-government-highlights-road-safety-ahead-of-upcoming-holiday-weekends/

 

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Wife waits for drunk, gambling, wife-beating husband to sleep before frenzied chop attack to head

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Chop up shock!

 

Daily News were at their sensational worst reporting on a frenzied attack by a wife on her husband.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279695-wife-waits-for-drunk-gambling-wife-beating-husband-to-sleep-before-frenzied-chop-attack-to-head/

 

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Drunk military  "colonel" threatens pub-goers - "Don't you know who I am?"

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: "Colonel" threatened murder

 

Daily News followed up on a social media post about a violent altercation at a pub in Nonthaburi in which a drunk soldier of the rank of colonel threatened to kill people at another table.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279698-drunk-military- colonel-threatens-pub-goers-dont-you-know-who-i-am/

 

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"Old-fashioned" father attacks daughter and chains her up - "you must return to your husband"

 

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Sanook Thai Caption: You have a husband and child, suck it up

 

Sanook reported the latest action by the social media group in northern Bangkok called "Sai Mai Tong Rort".

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279700-old-fashioned-father-attacks-daughter-and-chains-her-up-you-must-return-to-your-husband/

 

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Street racing teen's moll dead, five injured as bikes become entangled in race beside Bangkok airport

 

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Thai Rath reported that the Suvarnabhumi Airport police attended the scene of a collision among a group of street racing teens on a road heading towards Bang Na - Trad  beside an airport runway at 1 am this morning.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279702-street-racing-teens-moll-dead-five-injured-as-bikes-become-entangled-in-race-beside-bangkok-airport/

 

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Immigration's "Smart Car" is back! Chinese overstaying woman arrested in Surat crackdown

 

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Picture: Naew Na

 

It's been a while but now Thai immigration's famous "Smart Patrol Car" (SPC) is back in the news.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279703-immigrations-smart-car-is-back-chinese-overstaying-woman-arrested-in-surat-crackdown/

 

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Large King Cobra causing trouble for locals - gets away after momentary capture

 

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Picture: Siam Rath

 

Siam Rath reported that the social action group Ban Dung Update in Udon Thani, NE Thailand, was contacted for help after a large King Cobra reared its hood up facing a dog called Moo Ping.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279704-large-king-cobra-causing-trouble-for-locals-gets-away-after-momentary-capture/

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