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NATIONAL NEWS from Surf 102.5 FM - Tuesday January 10 2023


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The government has done a u turn on it’s decision to require visitors to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, 
Health minister Anutin said: to show evidence of vaccination was inconvenient and experts had concluded it was unnecessary as most foreign arrivals are vaccinated and there are sufficient immunisation levels in China.


Prime minister Prayut has invited Indian prime minister Narenda Modi to visit Thailand, the announcement was made as India’s new ambassador Nagesh Singh made a brief visit to government house yesterday.

The aim of the meeting will be to improve political ties and encourage further investment and tourism. 
Thailand can expect some to million Indian visitors this year.


A longtail boat capsized near Krabi yesterday sending two tourists overboard, two other boats was able to rescue the two and the boats driver, and recover the capsized boat.
A new report has placed Thailand ‘first’ in the Asean list of 17 sustainable development goals, this is the 4th year at the top.

The goals included the eradication of poverty, quality of education; clean water and sanitation; industry innovation & infrastructure; and responsible consumption and production. 

Taiwan condemned China for holding its second military combat drills around the island in less than a month, Taiwan’s defence ministry said it had detected 57 Chinese aircraft.

Taiwan outlined its position,  in that it will neither escalate conflicts nor provoke disputes, but will firmly defend its sovereignty. 

Malaysian prime minister anwar Ibrahim met with President Joko Widodo in Jakarta, both agreed to 
continue strengthening the role that Asean plays in global affairs. They also urged the Myanmar military to implement peace plans drawn up by the regional group.


Indonesia: A 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit 95 kilometer deep under the ocean off Indonesia and Timor yesterday, several aftershocks were also felt in parts of timor and Papua, 
There were no reports of injury or damage.


WX: Bright, some cloud with rain in the far south.  

Chiang Mai: Sunny partly cloudy 30C
Bangkok: Sunny cloudy 30C       
Pattaya: Bright, but cloudy with rain this afternoon , 30C.
Phuket: Bright, partly cloudy,  perhaps rain this afternoon 29C
Rain inland and to the far south 
Hua Hin: Bright, cloudy 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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