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British woman rescued after falling from Koh Samui waterfall
by Petch Petpailin

 

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Photo by DOPA Samui via DailyNews

 

Rescue teams and administrative officers yesterday successfully saved a British woman who fell from the Hin Lad Waterfall on Koh Samui island in the southern province of Surat Thani.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1320702-british-woman-rescued-after-falling-from-koh-samui-waterfall/

 

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Thai Airways records recovery with US$782 million profit in 2023
by Alex Morgan

 

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Picture courtesy of Thai Airways

 

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited witnessed a significant rebound in its earnings following an increase in air travel demand.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1320709-thai-airways-records-recovery-with-us782-million-profit-in-2023/

 

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Big Joke fights for his name as summons rumours swirl around him linked with online gambling sites
by James Morris and Son Nguyen

 

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Deputy National Police Chief General Surachate Hakparn or ‘Big Joke’ insisted he was not connected to any probe into illegal online gambling websites. General Surachate said there was no link between him and illegality. The top cop instead suggested that a campaign was afoot to discredit him and linked it to a bizarre police raid on his home in Bangkok in September 2023.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1320710-big-joke-fights-for-his-name-as-summons-rumours-swirl-around-him-linked-with-gambling-sites/

 

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Tourists Advised to Bring US$417 Cash to Enter Thailand
Translator: Najla Nur Fauziyah

Editor: Laila Afifa

 

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TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Thailand is one of the most favored travel destinations for Indonesian tourists for its beautiful beaches and ease of access. Indonesians need no visa to enter Thailand, and the cost is fairly affordable.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1320711-tourists-advised-to-bring-us417-cash-to-enter-thailand/

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Nameplate, Buddha Image Retrieved From Sunken Navy Ship
by TNR Staff

 

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Divers from Thai and US navies working on a light salvage of HTMS Sukhothai, Feb. 23, 2024. Photo: TV Channel 7

 

ON THE second day of a light salvage mission undertaken by United States and Thai navies to remove armaments and other objects from HTMS Sukhothai (FSG-442) which capsized and sank in stormy seas late 2022, killing 24 sailors with five others missing, the corvette’s nameplate, a Buddha image and some documents were brought to the surface, TV Channel 7 said tonight (Feb. 23).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1320712-nameplate-buddha-image-retrieved-from-sunken-navy-ship/

 

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Thai Prime Minister Orders Crackdown on Illegal Guides, Addresses Taxi Meter Issues and PM 2.5 Pollution in Bangkok
By Kittisak Phalaharn

 

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Bangkok—At 8:50 AM, on February 23rd, 2024, Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, Governor of Bangkok Chadchart Sittipunt, and relevant agencies held a meeting on the progress of Bangkok City development.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1320713-thai-prime-minister-orders-crackdown-on-illegal-guides-addresses-taxi-meter-issues/

 

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Hua Hin seeks army’s help with water supply in bid to prevent potential drought
By Online Reporter 

 

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In a step towards combating the looming threat of drought in Hua Hin, local municipal officials have reached out to the Army Non-Commissioned Officer School for assistance in supplying water to the area.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1320723-hua-hin-seeks-army’s-help-with-water-supply-in-bid-to-prevent-potential-drought/

 

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Officials assess Prachuap port for integration with Thailand’s ‘Land Bridge’ project
By Online Reporter

 

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On Friday (Feb 23), a delegation led by Mr. Jane Namchaisiri, Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce and Industry, visited Prachuap Khiri Khan Province to evaluate the potential integration of Prachuap Port with the proposed $28-billion land bridge project.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1320724-officials-assess-prachuap-port-for-integration-with-thailand’s-‘land-bridge’-project/

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Thailand’s state railway to construct three new double-track routes
by Mitch Connor 

 

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Photo courtesy of Bangkok Post

 

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) is advancing with plans to construct three double-track railroad routes that will span a total of 634 kilometres.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1320731-thailand’s-state-railway-to-construct-three-new-double-track-routes/

 

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Charcoal smoke engulf Phetchabun village causing health hazards
by Nattapong Westwood 

 

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Photo courtesy of KhaoSod

 

Residents of a Phetchabun village are in distress due to the pervasive smoke from charcoal production, causing health hazards.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1320734-charcoal-smoke-engulf-phetchabun-village-causing-health-hazards/

 

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