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NATIONAL NEWS from Surf 102.5 FM - Friday January 13 2023


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The minister of health Anutin announced visitor s who arrive and are sick will be offered a free antigen or PCR covid test, Vaccinations will also be available for purchase, 
He added visitors from China and India who need to show a negative covid test before returning to their home country, will need to have at least 10 thousand dollars worth of health insurance in-case they test positive while in Thailand. 


Thailand’s election commission yesterday assured mp’s and the public that 95 percent of this  year's election results will be known by 10 pm on the same day. 


Meanwhile, prime minister Prayut said he has prioritized 500 billion bahts worth of government spending for the year, he added 

State spending will help the economy grow by an estimated 3.3 percent this year.


The Mirror Foundation NGO  dedicated to addressing the problem of missing children says:  251 children were reported missing from home last year, the highest number in 4 years.

61 percent ran away while 21 percent suffered a range of personal problems . 

The NGO said they receive around 200 reports of missing persons each year "However, the number peaked last month after pandemic restrictions were lifted.


ExxonMobil has agreed to sell its two-thirds stake in Esso Thailand to Thai energy firm ‘Bangchak Corporation’, the deal is said to be worth some $603 million dollars.

The deal includes the refinery at  Sriracha,  distribution terminals, and a network of Esso-branded petrol stations.


And a doctor who was on holiday from overseas ran to help a Russian woman who was struggling in the sea at Patong beach Phuket, she fell unconscious and the doctor helped bring her ashore and carried out CPR, the woman started to recover and the local lifeguard sent her to hospital.



An Indonesian court yesterday found a  businessman Benny Tjok-rosa-putro guilty in a case of stock manipulation  involving a state insurance firm and fined him over US$371 million dollars.

He was spared jail because he’s already serving a life sentence over a  case in 2020 linked to hundreds of millions of dollars of investment losses.


WX: sunny partly cloudy 

Chiang Mai: Sunny 31C
Bangkok: Sunny, partly Cloudy 32C       
Pattaya: Bright, partly , 30C.
Phuket: Bright but, partly Cloudy with isolated showers 29C
Hua Hin: sunny, partly Cloudy, DRY 30C .

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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