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Another 38 people were killed and 311 others were injured in 317 road accidents on Sunday, bringing total death toll for four days since April 11th to 162. Altogether 1,279 people were injured.

 

162 people killed, 1,279 injured in road accidents in past four days

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325013-162-people-killed-1279-injured-in-road-accidents-in-past-four-days/

 

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Foreign tourist drowns trying to retrieve water gun from Bangkok canal

 

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A foreign tourist has died after drowning in a Bangkok canal while celebrating Songkran. Nation Thailand reports that the tourist’s body was recovered from the Saen Saep canal, by the Khlong Saen Saep Pier, under the Chalerm Lok Bridge.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1324997-foreign-tourist-drowns-trying-to-retrieve-water-gun-from-bangkok-canal/

 

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Thai Airways adjusts Europe flights amid Iran-Israel tension
by Mitch Connor

 

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Thai Airways International has realigned its Europe-bound flights to circumvent the Middle East following Iran’s onslaught on Israel. Concurrently, the Foreign Ministry has reported no immediate repercussions on Thai nationals in Iran and Israel.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325014-thai-airways-adjusts-europe-flights-amid-iran-israel-tension/

 

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Japanese man dies in Bangkok hotel fall, lands on car
by Nattapong Westwood

 

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A 52 year old Japanese man died after falling from a Bangkok hotel, landing on a parked car. He was staying alone and no signs of violence were found when the room was searched.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325021-japanese-man-dies-in-bangkok-hotel-fall-lands-on-car/

 

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Car fire at Bangkok temple parking spurs emergency response
by Nattapong Westwood

 

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A sudden car fire erupted in the parking lot of a well-known temple in the Bang Chak area of Bangkok, prompting a swift response from firefighting teams. The incident was reported today, April 15, and officials are currently investigating the cause.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325022-car-fire-at-bangkok-temple-parking-spurs-emergency-response/

 

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Chiang Mai battles extensive forest fires and severe air pollution
by Mitch Connor

 

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Chiang Mai, a city in the northern region of Thailand, is currently combating an alarming number of forest fires, with over 15 fires reported, some of which have been persisting for three days. As per the local authorities, 17 out of 153 hotspots were detected in the city yesterday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325035-chiang-mai-battles-extensive-forest-fires-and-severe-air-pollution/

 

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Tak’s disposal pits scrutinised ahead of cadmium tailings relocation
by Mitch Connor 

 

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The disposal pits in Tak are under tight scrutiny by the Industry Ministry and local agencies, as they prepare for the relocation of cadmium tailings from Samut Sakhon.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325036-tak’s-disposal-pits-scrutinised-ahead-of-cadmium-tailings-relocation/

 

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Fisheries reform: Bangkok risks backtracking on exploitation
by Steve Suwannarat

 

Under pressure from local businessmen, Parliament wants to relax stringent regulations on the protection of the sea and working conditions on fishing vessels, which are often linked to human trafficking. The current law had been passed in 2015 under pressure from the European Union, which threatened a ban on local fish products. But now, with industrial production in crisis, Thailand hopes to catch up by 'liberalising' the sector.

 

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Bangkok (AsiaNews) - The Thai parliament is preparing to examine several bills that would lead to a substantial revision of the laws governing the fishing industry.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325037-fisheries-reform-bangkok-risks-backtracking-on-exploitation/

 

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Post-Songkran travel surge leads to heavy traffic into Bangkok
by Nattapong Westwood

 

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Traffic swelled on the roads heading towards Bangkok as the long holiday season drew to a close, with authorities opening additional lanes to manage the influx. Yesterday, citizens began returning to the capital in droves after celebrating the Songkran festival.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325038-post-songkran-travel-surge-leads-to-heavy-traffic-into-bangkok/

 

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Lone thief snatches 210,000 baht gold necklace in a daring mall heist
by Nattapong Westwood

 

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A bold theft occurred yesterday at 7pm when a lone robber seized a 5-baht weight gold necklace valued at over 210,000 baht from the Aurora gold shop located inside a shopping mall in Bang Kaeo, Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan Province.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325039-lone-thief-snatches-210000-baht-gold-necklace-in-a-daring-mall-heist/

 

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Thailand’s CPPD calls for collective action against youth vaping
by Mitch Connor

 

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A plea has been made by the Consumer Protection Police Division (CPPD) for collective action to safeguard Thai youngsters from the adverse health effects of e-cigarettes.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325041-thailand’s-cppd-calls-for-collective-action-against-youth-vaping/

 

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Krabi’s Phi Phi islands tackle severe freshwater shortage
by Mitch Connor

 

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The Phi Phi Islands, a prominent tourist attraction in Krabi, are grappling with a severe shortage of freshwater. The local authorities are exploring potential solutions, with two options under consideration – a pipeline bringing water from the mainland or the production of freshwater from the sea, according to the Ao Nang Tambon Administration Organisation (OrBorTor).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1324864-phi-phi-islands-tackle-critical-water-shortage/?do=findComment&comment=18846348

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Thai authorities plan for potential energy cost surge amid Israel-Iran conflict
by Alex Morgan

 

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Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce has issued directives to state bodies to devise strategies to mitigate potential surges in energy costs in the event of an escalation in the Israel-Iran conflict.

 

Fuull story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325042-thai-authorities-plan-for-potential-energy-cost-surge-amid-israel-iran-conflict/

 

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Chinese firms eye EV supply chain in Thailand’s Smart Park
by Alex Morgan

 

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Chinese companies have shown keen interest in the EV supply chain and energy sectors of the Smart Park Industrial Estate, situated in Rayong, Thailand. This estate is due to open by the end of the current year, according to the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325045-chinese-firms-eye-ev-supply-chain-in-thailand’s-smart-park/

 

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Thai lottery fever spikes as lucky numbers circulate ahead of April draw
by Nattapong Westwood

 

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The excitement is palpable as the Thai lottery draw for April 16, approaches, with lottery enthusiasts eagerly seeking out lucky numbers in anticipation of becoming the next millionaire.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325050-thai-lottery-fever-spikes-as-lucky-numbers-circulate-ahead-of-april-draw/

 

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Tourism sector divided over elected versus appointed provincial governors
by Alex Morgan

 

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The debate over elected provincial governors versus appointed heads is intensifying, revealing a divide among tourism operators. This issue gained momentum during last year’s general election, when several political parties, including Pheu Thai, proposed allowing locals to elect their governors, a practice already in place in Bangkok and Pattaya.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325054-tourism-sector-divided-over-elected-versus-appointed-provincial-governors/

 

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PM Defends Digital Wallet Scheme Amid Concerns

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has reaffirmed his confidence in the government's 500-billion-baht digital wallet handout scheme, designed as a one-time initiative to boost consumer spending and stimulate economic activity. Despite concerns over its potential to increase reliance on government support, the prime minister clarified that the scheme has distinct terms compared to past handouts, including a stipulation that funds must be spent locally.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325076-pm-defends-digital-wallet-scheme-amid-concerns/

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