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A SWISS MAN and his Thai wife apologised for assaulting and verbally abusing a Thai female doctor who they found sitting and watching the full moon on a staircase leading from theIr villa to Cape Yamu beach in Phuket on the night of Feb. 29, Naewna newspaper said.

 

Swiss Man,Thai Wife Apologise For Assaulting Female Doctor
Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321312-swiss-manthai-wife-apologise-for-assaulting-female-doctor/

 

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Construction of the high-speed train station in Ayutthaya to begin in March

 

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The State Railway of Thailand will begin the construction of a station for the Thai-Chinese high-speed train project in Ayutthaya province this month.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321281-construction-of-the-high-speed-train-station-in-ayutthaya-to-begin-in-march/

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Tangmo Nida Mum’s Ex-Legal Adviser Held For Swindling MP Candidate
by TNR Staf

 

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Mr. Chaiwat Lomakul. Photo: Matichon

 

ARRESTED today (March 1) on charges of swindling a party-list MP candidate out 20 million baht before last May election was the former legal adviser of Mrs. Panida Siriyuttayothin, the mother of late actress Pataratida Patcharawirapong, or Tangmo Nida, who drowned in Chao Phraya river during a speedboat trip in February 2022, Amarin TV said.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321313-tangmo-nida-mum’s-ex-legal-adviser-held-for-swindling-mp-candidate/

 

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Mass Shooting at Northeastern-style Concert in Ubon Ratchathani Leaves Four People Dead, Many Injured
By Kittisak Phalaharn

 

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Ubon Ratchathani—At 12:30 AM, on March 1st, 2024, Khong Chiam police officers received a mass shooting report incident, resulting in four casualties and many injuries, at a northeastern-style concert in Khong Chiam, Ubon Ratchathani.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321315-mass-shooting-at-concert-in-ubon-ratchathani-leaves-four-people-dead-many-injured/

 

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Fake cop shirks 1,500 baht bill from Michelin-starred Jay Fai
by Puntid Tantivangphaisa

 

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Bangkok’s culinary Michelin-starred hotspot, Jay Fai, fell victim to a brazen food theft, leaving locals and tourists stunned as a fake cop vanished after downing a delectable 1,500-baht feast.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321316-fake-cop-shirks-1500-baht-bill-from-michelin-starred-jay-fai/

 

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Move Forward treads uncharted Thaksin waters

 

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March 1, 2024: By implying that Thaksin Shinawatra has received “elitist treatment”, Thailand’s biggest party, which has been presenting itself as a movement opposed to political persecution and victimisation, is courting controversy.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321318-move-forward-treads-uncharted-thaksin-waters/

 

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Anand To Srettha: Don’t Forget Bangkok’s Slums
by TNR Staff

 

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Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin holding talks with former prime minister Anand Panyarachun. Photo: Matichon

 

FORMER prime minister Anand Panyarachun advised Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin that in helping poor people in the provinces he should not forget that Bangkok’s slum communities too need help, Matichon newspaper said this evening (March 1).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321319-anand-to-srettha-don’t-forget-bangkok’s-slums/

 

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Phuket livestream targeting Chinese tourists attracts 15 million viewers

By Peter Roche

 

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A livestream from Phuket, aimed at selling tourism products to the Chinese, attracted 15 million viewers and generated 150 million baht in revenue for Thai tourism.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321320-phuket-livestream-targeting-chinese-tourists-attracts-15-million-viewers/
 

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Pattaya Booms with Tourist Influx, Hotels Exceed 90% Occupancy
By Aim Tanakorn

 

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Pattaya — Pattaya is experiencing a surge in tourism, with hotels exceeding 90% room occupancy driven by an influx of visitors from China, Russia, and India, alongside a rise in domestic tourism.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321321-pattaya-booms-with-tourist-influx-hotels-exceed-90-occupancy/

 

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Chonburi Gears Up to Attract Thai Tourists with “Travel Comfortably, Chonburi Style” Campaign
By Aim Tanakorn

 

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PHOTO: Naewna


Chonburi — Chonburi authorities are ramping up efforts to attract Thai tourists through a collaborative campaign titled “Travel Comfortably, Chonburi Style.”

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321322-chonburi-gears-up-to-attract-thai-tourists-with-travel-comfortably-chonburi-style-campain/

 

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Pattaya Police Reunite Chinese Tourists with Lost Belongings
By Aim Tanakorn

 

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Pattaya — Chinese tourists expressed gratitude to the Pattaya Police after officers successfully recovered their lost belongings.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321323-pattaya-police-reunite-chinese-tourists-with-lost-belongings/

 

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PM Srettha’s billion-baht plan to transform Suvarnabhumi Airport
by Mitch Connor

 

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Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin announced plans to boost the annual capacity of Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Samut Prakan.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321324-pm-srettha’s-billion-baht-plan-to-transform-suvarnabhumi-airport/

 

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Raging forest fires force closure of Thai-Cambodian Border park
by Puntid Tantivangphaisal

 

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Forest fires ablaze along the Thai-Cambodian border have ignited chaos, choking Khao Phra Wihan National Park in Sisaket province with clouds of thick smoke and dust particles, forcing a three-day shutdown.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321328-raging-forest-fires-force-closure-of-thai-cambodian-border-park/

 

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Thai taxi driver slams cops for toll indulgence
by Petch Petpailin

 

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A female Thai taxi driver condemned police officers for indulging two foreign tourists who refused to pay toll fees by covering the costs themselves.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321329-thai-taxi-driver-slams-cops-for-toll-indulgence/

 

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Pattaya Music Festival 2024 Starts Next Weekend
By Adam Judd

 

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Pattaya, Thailand – Get ready for a month of musical excitement! The Pattaya Music Festival 2024 is all set to kick off from the second weekend of March, bringing joy and rhythm to the shores of Pattaya.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321333-pattaya-music-festival-2024-starts-next-weekend/

 

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AirAsia launches Takeover Thailand campaign with celeb partner
by Puntid Tantivangphaisa

 

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AirAsia is doubling down on its commitment to boost regional tourism, unveiling the Takeover Thailand campaign, aimed at thrusting Thailand into the spotlight as the go-to destination for travellers from Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321335-airasia-launches-takeover-thailand-campaign-with-celeb-partner/

 

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Manufacturing production index dips in Thailand amid economic challenges
by Alex Morgan

 

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The Office of Industrial Economics (OIE) has reported a 2.94% year-on-year dip in the Manufacturing Production Index (MPI), falling to 99.2 points in January. This downturn is largely attributed to a range of economic challenges, most notably the highest level of car seizures in half a decade.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321337-manufacturing-production-index-dips-in-thailand-amid-economic-challenges/

 

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Thai government’s debt settlement programme attracts over 150,000 registrations
by Mitch Connor

 

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The Thai government’s debt settlement programme has attracted over 150,000 registrations, totalling informal debts of nearly 12 billion baht (US$ 337 million), the Interior Ministry reported. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321342-thai-government’s-debt-settlement-programme-attracts-over-150000-registrations/

 

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Thailand’s tourism ministry plans workshop to become global hub by 2030
by Alex Morgan

 

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The Ministry of Tourism and Sports in Thailand is gearing up to host a workshop aimed at transforming the country into a global tourism hub by 2030. Both public and private sectors are invited to participate in the workshop, scheduled for mid-March, with Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin expected to present comprehensive strategic plans.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321345-thailand’s-tourism-ministry-plans-workshop-to-become-global-hub-by-2030/

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Northern Thailand girds for major summer storms; residents warned
by Nattapong Westwood 

 

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Thailand’s northern regions brace for severe summer storms, with the Thai Meteorological Department issuing a warning for heavy rainfall, strong winds, hail, and potential lightning strikes. Citizens are advised to take precautions and avoid open spaces, with the alert spanning from March 2 to March 3.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321349-northern-thailand-girds-for-major-summer-storms-residents-warned/

 

 

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Thailand’s aviation hub plans receive airline approval despite concerns
by Alex Morgan 

 

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The Thai government’s initiative to transform the country into an aviation and logistics hub has been met with approval from airlines.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321351-thailand’s-aviation-hub-plans-receive-airline-approval-despite-concerns/

 

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Pathum Thani karaoke drug bust nets several amid crackdown
by Nattapong Westwood 

 

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A special administrative unit led a successful raid on an illegal karaoke establishment in Pathum Thani Province, arresting several individuals and uncovering evidence of drug use.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321353-pathum-thani-karaoke-drug-bust-nets-several-amid-crackdown/

 

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