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NATIONAL NEWS from Surf 102.5 FM - Thursday December 29 2022


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Three more bodies from sunken war ship HTMS Sukhothai were recovered off the coast of Chumphon yesterday, leaving five still to be accounted for. Meanwhile the navy released several photos of divers around the sunken vessel.

The Dept of public health is to meet with the government next week to discuss how to handle the arrival of Chinese tourists while minimizing the risk of Covid 19. They will consider imposing tests on some arrivals, The increase in traveler numbers is expected to be gradual.


New drug charges were filed on behalf of former MP Khun Chuwit yesterday, he accuses the chinese business man Hu Tao  of a series of new drug trafficking allegations  including importing fentanyl. 


A tourist was severely injured after falling from the third floor of Phuket airport yesterday, the airport issued a press statement to say the man had jumped but the circumstances are still not clear. 


Traffic has already started to build as people head home for the new year holiday weekend.




Countries in the region are considering what measures they should take after Beijing prepares to re open China’s borders next month, 

Japan moved quickly to announce steps requiring a negative Covid-19 test upon arrival, 

Beijing said  inbound travellers will no longer be required to  quarantine from Jan 8th..


Almost 37 million people may have been infected with the virus on a single day last week.


Bangladesh launched its first metro rail service yesterday, mostly funded by Japan, the service runs beneath the densely populated capital Dakah.


WX: Sunny,  some light cloud: particularly in the south 

Chiang Mai: Sunny 29C
Bangkok: Sunny 32C       
Pattaya: Sunny 31C.
Phuket: Sunny Cloudy  29C
Hua Hin: Sunny 29C .

Credits: Bangkok Post, The Nation, Asean Now, Khaosod English,  Hua Hin Today, Royal Coast Review, Kulsawek Sawekwannakorn, Thainewsroom.com, The Pattaya News, Phuket News, Channel News Asia, South China Morning Post, The Straits Times. The Irrawaddy. Windy.com. Wunderground.com


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