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A Chinese tourist has been killed by a fast moving pickup truck as he was using a zebra crossing on the way back to his hotel on Bang Na Garden Road in Bang Bo district of Samut Prakan province.

 

Chinese tourist killed by a pickup truck on his first day in Thailand

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321395-chinese-tourist-killed-by-a-pickup-truck-on-his-first-day-in-thailand/

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Bus driver killed, 47 students and teachers injured in accident in Korat

 

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A driver was killed and 47 students and teachers were injured when their Bangkok-bound bus crashed into the rear of a truck carrying sugarcane, as it was crossing from the in-bound to the outbound lane in Dan Khun Thot district of Nakhon Ratchasima province on Friday night.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321396-bus-driver-killed-47-students-and-teachers-injured-in-accident-in-korat/

 

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Public anger boils over in Sunday protests in Phuket against Swiss man Mr Uli and private beaches
by James Morris and Son Nguyen

 

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Emotions are still running high in Phuket in response to an alleged assault by Swiss national Uli Fehr (inset left) on a Thai female doctor on February 24th. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin (insetright) called for peace and harmony. However, he said he had given instructions to police and tourism officials to brief foreigners on the need to strictly uphold Thailand’s laws. On Sunday, over 500 people attended a beach protest on the site of the incident at Yamu Beach in front of Mr Fehr’s residence in Thalang, Phuket.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321447-public-anger-boils-over-in-protests-in-phuket-against-swiss-man-mr-uli-and-private-beaches/

 

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PM: Don’t Fan Anger Over Foreigner Kicking Female Doctor
by TNR Staff

 

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Rally at Cape Yamu beach today, March 3, 2024. Photos: Naewna

 

PRIME MINISTER Srettha Thavisin today (Mar. 3) urged the public not to verbally escalate a Swiss man having kicked a female Thai doctor as she sat watching the moon on the steps leading from his villa to Phuket’s Cape Yamu beach on the night Feb. 29, Amarin TV said.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321447-public-anger-boils-over-in-protests-in-phuket-against-swiss-man-mr-uli-and-private-beaches/?do=findComment&comment=18738275

 

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Rally on Phuket to reclaim public beaches from developers

 

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Hundreds of Phuket residents spontaneously gathered on Yamu Beach today, to demand the reclaiming of the beach as public property.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321447-public-anger-boils-over-in-protests-in-phuket-against-swiss-man-mr-uli-and-private-beaches/?do=findComment&comment=18738280

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Forest fires in Chiang Mai made the city the world’s 8th most polluted on Saturday

 

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Air quality in Chiang Mai province was measured at 153 on the US AQI listing on Saturday, being ranked as having the world’s 8th worst air quality, as forest fires rage and 150 hotspots were detected, according to the Pollution Control Department.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321448-forest-fires-in-chiang-mai-made-the-city-the-world’s-8th-most-polluted-on-saturday/

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Thailand apologises to India over remark by trade representative

 

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Thailand has offered an official apology to India over a remark made by a Thai trade representative at the 13th World Trade Organisation ministerial conference in the United Arab Emirates.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321449-thailand-apologises-to-india-over-remark-by-trade-representative/

 

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Foreign Man Throws Glass At A Thai Woman In A Dog Cafe
by TNR Staff


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Pixelated image of a foreign man who threw a glass at a Thai woman cutting her arm at a Pattaya dog cafe. Photo: Amarin TV

 

HOT ON the heels of a Swiss businessman and his wife assaulting and verbally abusing a Thai female doctor who was sitting on the steps leading from their villa to Cape Yamu beach in Phuket, another foreign man threw a glass at a Thai woman in a Pattaya dog cafe and then ran away, Amarin TV said.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321451-foreign-man-throws-glass-at-a-thai-woman-in-a-dog-cafe/

 

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Cabinet Reshuffle Only Depends On Thaksin, Not Srettha
By Thai Newsroom Reporters

 

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De facto Pheu Thai boss Thaksin Shinawatra, left, and Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, right. Photos: Thai Rath

 

A SPECULATED RESHUFFLE of the Pheu Thai-led cabinet will primarily depend on de facto party boss-cum-convict on parole Thaksin Shinawatra and definitely not Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, partisan sources said over the weekend.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321452-cabinet-reshuffle-only-depends-on-thaksin-not-srettha/

 

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Thailand and Switzerland secure significant sum from drug kingpin
by Nattapong Westwood

 

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Thailand secured a substantial windfall of 1.88 million Swiss francs (76.89 million baht) from Switzerland, originating from the assets of drug kingpin Wei Hsueh-kang.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321453-thailand-and-switzerland-secure-significant-sum-from-drug-kingpin/

 

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Locals demand justice in Swiss expat alleged assault case
by Nattapong Westwood

 

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Residents of Phuket are set to converge on Yamu Beach in Thalang district today, enraged by an incident involving a Swiss expat accused of kicking a local woman for simply sitting on steps near his beachfront villa.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321447-public-anger-boils-over-in-protests-in-phuket-against-swiss-man-mr-uli-and-private-beaches/?do=findComment&comment=18738313

 

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Jomtien Beach Road: Controversy Over One-Way Changes
By Adam Judd

 

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Pattaya, Thailand– The tranquil shores of Jomtien Beach have long been a haven for residents seeking a quieter alternative to bustling Pattaya. However, recent changes to the road system have left many locals frustrated and divided.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321454-jomtien-beach-road-controversy-over-one-way-changes/

 

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Pattaya Walking Street Guard Allegedly Attacked by Coworker
By Aim Tanakorn

 

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Pattaya — In the early hours of March 3rd, 2024, at around 5:00 AM, an altercation allegedly occurred at an establishment on Walking Street in Pattaya.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321455-pattaya-walking-street-guard-allegedly-attacked-by-coworker/

 

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Pattaya Man Surrenders to Police After Shooting Gun at ‘Wrong Car’
By Aim Tanakorn

 

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Pattaya —A Thai man voluntarily surrendered himself to police on Saturday after firing a gun at a car in Pattaya. The suspect confessed he shot the ‘wrong car.’

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321456-pattaya-man-surrenders-to-police-after-shooting-gun-at-‘wrong-car’/

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Former Government Official Apologizes for Dine and Dash Incident at Jay Fai Pratu Phee Restaurant, Bangkok
By Kittisak Phalaharn

 

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Bangkok—On March 1st, 2024, Samran Rat police officers summoned a man who allegedly dined and dashed from Jay Fai Pratu Phee restaurant in Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, for interrogation regarding the incident.

 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321459-former-government-official-apologizes-for-dine-and-dash-incident-at-jay-fai-pratu-phee-rest/

 

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PM Srettha’s vision for Thai airports and aviation services

 

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Making Suvarnabhumi international airport one of the world’s top 50 by the end of this year and one of the 20 top airports within five years is a dream of Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321460-pm-srettha’s-vision-for-thai-airports-and-aviation-services/

 

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Security Guard Shot Multiple Times at Terminal 21 Korat; Former Chef Suspected in Incident
By Kittisak Phalaharn

 

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Nakhon Ratchasima—At 7:15 PM, on March 2nd, 2024, Muang Nakhon Ratchasima police officers received a shooting report in front of Center Point Hotel at Terminal 21 Korat, Nakhon Ratchasima, resulting in one injury.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321461-security-guard-shot-multiple-times-at-terminal-21-korat-former-chef-suspected-in-incident/

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Thai authorities dismantle illegal border communication networks
by Nattapong Westwood

 

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A coordinated effort by the Thai Cyber Police, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), and the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has led to the successful crackdown on illegal communication networks along Thailand’s border.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321462-thai-authorities-dismantle-illegal-border-communication-networks/

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Manhunt in Bangkok after daylight robbery and shooting
by Nattapong Westwood

 

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A shocking incident unfolded in the heart of Bangkok when a man, reportedly close friends with the victim, pulled a gun and opened fire in a violent dispute over personal matters before fleeing with a fake gold necklace.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321463-manhunt-in-bangkok-after-daylight-robbery-and-shooting/

 

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Tourist's Lost Bag Found: Police Earn Gratitude

 

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Tourist Police Unit 3 (Thonburi) successfully recovered a lost bag, bringing joy to a young traveler. This incident marks a testament to the dedication of law enforcement in safeguarding visitors.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321465-tourists-lost-bag-found-police-earn-gratitude/

 

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Accountant arrested in Thailand for 130 million baht tax fraud
by Nattapong Westwood

 

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Thai authorities recently apprehended a 46 year old accountant involved in a substantial tax invoice fraud, causing a loss of over 130 million baht (US$3.6) to the state. The arrest of Wimala, the individual at the centre of the investigation, marked a significant breakthrough in a tax evasion case that has highlighted vulnerabilities in the country’s financial regulation systems.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321482-accountant-arrested-in-thailand-for-130-million-baht-tax-fraud/

 

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New airport planned for Kalasin to boost tourism and exports
by Mitch Connor

 

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Srettha Thavisin, the Prime Minister and Finance Minister, has endorsed the proposition of constructing a new airport in the northeastern province of Kalasin.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1321483-new-airport-planned-for-kalasin-to-boost-tourism-and-exports/

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