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French man arrested in Bangkok for allegedly swindling two million baht in investment scam

 

Bangkok police arrested a 41-year-old French national for allegedly swindling two million baht in a fraudulent brand-name product investment.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279750-french-man-arrested-in-bangkok-for-allegedly-swindling-two-million-baht-in-investment-scam/

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Thailand’s COVID death toll rises, hospitalisations fall during past week

 

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Deaths from COVID-19 between November 27th and December 3rd surged to 105, or an average of 15 cases a day, from the previous week’s 74 deaths, according to the COVID-19 Information Centre.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279732-thailand’s-covid-death-toll-rises-hospitalisations-fall-during-past-week/

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Work under way to restore sabotaged rail tracks in Songkhla Province

 

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Manpower and heavy equipment have been sent to the scene of Saturday’s bomb blast in Sadao district of Songkhla, to remove several derailed train carriages and repair damaged sections of track.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279767-work-under-way-to-restore-sabotaged-rail-tracks-in-songkhla-province/

 

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Flood warning in 11 southern provinces for December 8th-11th

 

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Thailand’s National Water Command Centre is advising people living in 11 southern provinces to brace for possible heavy rain and flooding from Thursday through Sunday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279768-flood-warning-in-11-southern-provinces-for-december-8th-11th/

 

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Plan to knock rabies out in Thailand with an army of 8,600 ‘livestock volunteers’ across the kingdom
by James Morris and Son Nguyen

 

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Minister of Agriculture Chalermchai Sri-on, whose ministry, on Monday, unveiled a three-year plan to wipe out rabies in Thailand through an ongoing vaccination programme.


Deadly disease reared up in 2018 due to a shortage of vaccines from 2016 and an explosion of the disease among the country’s population of wild dogs.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279769-plan-to-knock-rabies-out-in-thailand-with-an-army-of-8600-‘livestock-volunteers’-across-the-kingdom/

 

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Thaksin’s Homecoming Bid May Fall Through Without Help From Kingmaker
By Out-Crowd

 

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Deputy Prime Minister/Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan, left, and former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, right. Photo: Thai Rath

 

THE LONG-COVETED DESIGN OF de facto Pheu Thai Party boss Thaksin Shinawatra to return home after years in self-exile overseas alongside his sister Yingluck Shinawatra, both having been previously deposed as prime ministers in separate coups, may entirely fall through without help from kingmaker Prawit Wongsuwan.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279770-thaksin’s-homecoming-bid-may-fall-through-without-help-from-kingmaker/

 

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Americans, Chinese snap up Thai 'talent visas,' official says
Manufacturing hubs seek industrial upgrade amid supply-chain shift

 

KENTARO IWAMOTO, Nikkei staff writer

 

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Thailand's newly introduced high-skilled worker visa program has drawn more than 1,600 applicants so far. (Photo by Kentaro Iwamoto)


TOKYO -- More than 1,600 people have applied for Thailand's new high-skilled worker visa over the three months since its introduction.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279771-americans-chinese-snap-up-thai-talent-visas-official-says/

 

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Border Patrol Policeman Kills Colleague In Khon Kaen
by TNR Staff

 

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The scene of a Border Patrol policeman killing his colleague this morning. Photos: Sanook.com

 

A BORDER PATROL policeman who shot dead a colleague at the Khon Kaen headquarters this morning (Dec. 5) was shot in the thigh and taken to the hospital after refusing to surrender, Sanook.com said.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279772-border-patrol-policeman-kills-colleague-in-khon-kaen/

 

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BMA set to meet to collect local taxes on tobacco, gasoline and hotel rooms as it struggles for funding to solve city’s problems

By Thanaphum Charoensombatpanich

 

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Bangkok Governor Chartchart Sittipunt has plans to collect provincial taxes on gasoline, tobacco, and hotel industry, a move that would likely raise the prices for the already high gasoline that is retailing and has been blamed for the surging inflation.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279781-bma-set-to-meet-to-collect-local-taxes-on-tobacco-gasoline-and-hotel-rooms-as-it-struggles-for-funding-to-solve-city’s-problems/

 

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Father's Day drama - dad is killed after going to help his son following Facebook threats

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

Klong Luang police in Pathum Thani are trying to get to the bottom of an incident that left a father dead after he went to help his son.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279790-fathers-day-drama-dad-is-killed-after-going-to-help-his-son-following-facebook-threats/

 

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Jealous husband kills alcoholic wife with box cutter after "lao khao" session - neighbors don't dare intervene 

 

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Thai Rath reported that Tha Rua police and rescue services in the Klong Toey area of Bangkok went to rented accommodation in the area of the Wat Klong Toey Nai community yesterday morning. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279793-jealous-husband-kills-alcoholic-wife-with-box-cutter-after-lao-khao-session-neighbors-dont-dare-intervene/

 

 

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Tourism minister to present extended hours opening plan to cabinet today - 4 am in 8 areas

 

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Siam Rath reported that tourism and sports minister Pipat Ratchakitprakan will present a plan for extended opening hours from 2 am to 4 am in eight areas at the cabinet meeting today.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279795-tourism-minister-to-present-extended-hours-opening-plan-to-cabinet-today-4-am-in-8-areas/

 

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Second Blast On Southern Railway Track, 3 Seriously Injured
by TNR Staff

 

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Scenes from a second blast on a railway track near the first explosion that occurred last Saturday. Photos: Matichon

 

A SECOND explosion occurred this morning (Dec. 6) near the railway track damaged in a blast on Saturday (Dec. 3) in Sadao district of Songkhla province that had derailed a freight train with three railway officials seriously injured this time.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279798-second-blast-on-southern-railway-track-3-seriously-injured/

 

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Police captain deliberately blocks ambulance with unconscious passenger in back - pays 500 baht fine and sends flowers

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

Thai Rath reported on a case of a motorist who deliberately refused to get out of the way of an ambulance with its siren blaring with an unconscious old woman in the back. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279799-police-captain-deliberately-blocks-ambulance-with-unconscious-passenger-in-back-pays-500-baht-fine-and-sends-flowers/

 

 

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Tourist police in Trad turn to pedal power to help tourists at festival

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Looking after tourists

 

Daily News reported from Trad in the east of Thailand where there is an international kite and seafood and local food festival being held this week.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279802-tourist-police-in-trad-turn-to-pedal-power-to-help-tourists-at-festival/

 

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63-year-old American arrested in Phang Nga for 745 days of overstay, hadn’t left his house in two years
By Goongnang Suksawat

 

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PHOTO: Siamrath


Phang Nga –  A 63-year-old American man was arrested in the Tai Mueang district for 745 days of overstaying his visa. He did not leave his house for two years.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279805-63-year-old-american-arrested-in-phang-nga-for-745-days-of-overstay-hadn’t-left-his-house-in-two-years/

 

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Chumphon immigration arrest illegal Bangladeshis - they were on their way to work in Malaysia

 

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Siam Rath reported on action by immigration in Chumphon, southern Thailand against illegal immigrants on overstay.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279806-chumphon-immigration-arrest-illegal-bangladeshis-they-were-on-their-way-to-work-in-malaysia/

 

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Shopee Stops Payment via Bank Accounts

 

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BANGKOK, Dec 6 (TNA) – Online platform Shoppee stopped receiving payment via bank accounts after a customer lost tens of thousands of baht from a bank account that was linked with its application.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279807-shopee-stops-payment-via-bank-accounts/

 

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3 missing in another blast at scene of Saturday’s train derailment in Songkhla

 

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Three Thai railway officials are believed to have been killed and four others injured in an explosion this morning (Tuesday), about 200 metres from the scene of a blast on Saturday, when a freight train, travelling from Hat Yai town to Padang Besar border town, was derailed.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279798-second-blast-on-southern-railway-track-3-seriously-injured/?do=findComment&comment=17769879

 

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SRT will compensate families of those killed by Tuesday’s bomb in Songkhla

 

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The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has announced the deaths of three of its employees in an explosion today (Tuesday), at the scene of Saturday’s train derailment, and has promised compensation to their families.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279798-second-blast-on-southern-railway-track-3-seriously-injured/?do=findComment&comment=17769893

 

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Tourism returns to the Andaman Sea islands

 

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Crystal clear turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, corals and rich marine life have become the charms of most islands in the Andaman Sea, after they were closed to tourists during the COVID-19 pandemic in late 2019.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279851-tourism-returns-to-the-andaman-sea-islands/

 

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Thai PM hints that he wants to stay on for two more years

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Tuesday) that he can occupy the office for more two years only and he promises to do his best so that he can pass the baton to a successor who is “recognised” by the public.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279854-thai-pm-hints-that-he-wants-to-stay-on-for-two-more-years/

 

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