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ASEANNOW has officially joined The Thaiger family, following the acquisition of all our digital assets by The Thaiger from Choice Group Asia Co., Ltd. This marks a significant milestone as we combine forces with one of Thailand’s top English language news publishers.

 

ASEAN NOW is Joining The Thaiger

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325285-aseannow-is-joining-the-thaiger/

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Suspect identified in Thai woman’s London murder, killer on the run
by Petch Petpailin

 

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Local police announced they have successfully identified the suspect in the murder of a 27 year old Thai woman in London but added that the killer may have fled abroad.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325323-suspect-identified-in-thai-woman’s-london-murder-killer-on-the-run/

 

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Russian Man Dies, His Wife Slightly Injured, in Motorbike Crash in Karon, Phuket
By Goongnang Suksawat

 

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Karon –An intoxicated Russian rider was pronounced dead at the scene while his Russian passenger, his wife, sustained injuries after a motorbike crash in Karon on Wednesday morning (April 17th) which marked the first death of the Songkran Seven Days Road Safety Campaign.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325325-russian-man-dies-his-wife-slightly-injured-in-motorbike-crash-in-karon-phuket/

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Major creditors to rescue distressed Italian-Thai Development
by Alex Morgan

 

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Italian-Thai Development (ITD) Plc, currently facing financial distress, is set to receive an infusion of funds from its major creditors. The provision of fresh capital is aimed at bolstering the company’s operations without necessitating any rehabilitation plan.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325326-major-creditors-to-rescue-distressed-italian-thai-development/

 

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Truck brake failure leads to fatal crash in Chiang Mai
by Nattapong Westwood

 

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A tragic accident occurred yesterday at 2.45pm in the Hod district of Chiang Mai when a six-wheeled truck’s brakes reportedly failed, causing it to crash into a procession of revellers. The incident resulted in the death of two individuals and serious injuries to two others.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325327-truck-brake-failure-leads-to-fatal-crash-in-chiang-mai/

 

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Pheu Thai Looks To Take Back House Speaker Seat
By Thai Newsroom Reporters

 

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House Speaker Wan Muhamad Nor Matha. Photo: Thai Rath

 

THE PHEU THAI PLANS TO quietly press the Prachachart to return the post of House Speaker to the largest ruling party soon after the first round of cabinet reshuffle has been done, a partisan source said today (Apr 18).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325328-pheu-thai-looks-to-take-back-house-speaker-seat/

 

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Bangkok aims to reduce plastic use with more water refill stations
by Mitch Connor

 

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To combat plastic pollution, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)’s Bottle Free Seas project has proven to be a roaring success, with plans now underway to expand its reach by installing an additional 200 drinking water refill points across the city.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325340-bangkok-aims-to-reduce-plastic-use-with-more-water-refill-stations/

 

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Thailand advances its bid for OECD membership to boost economy
by Alex Morgan

 

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Thailand is forging ahead with its application to become a member of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a move that is anticipated to significantly enhance the country’s economic growth.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325341-thailand-advances-its-bid-for-oecd-membership-to-boost-economy/

 

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Can a radical proposal save Phuket’s tourism crisis?
by Puntid Tantivangphaisal 

 

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In a bid for autonomy, Phuket Mayor Saroj Angkanapilas is leading a daring move to transform the city into a special administrative organisation to save it from a tourism crisis. The current system, he claims, is holding back progress, leaving the island paradise struggling to keep pace with global rivals.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325342-can-a-radical-proposal-save-phuket’s-tourism-crisis/

 

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Xi Jinping’s bullet train gift sparks China-Thailand railway reality
by Mitch Connor

 

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A replica of China’s Fuxing bullet train, bedecked in Thailand’s national colours and gifted during the 29th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Bangkok in November 2022, now finds itself at the epicentre of a transformative railway saga between China and Thailand.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325343-xi-jinping’s-bullet-train-gift-sparks-china-thailand-railway-reality/

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Shinawatra saga: Yingluck’s comeback fuels legal limelight
by Mitch Connor

 

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Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s potential return from exile sparks intrigue over her legal fate, mirroring her brother Thaksin’s tumultuous history, claims the Shinawatras’ lawyer.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325344-shinawatra-saga-yingluck’s-comeback-fuels-legal-limelight/

 

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Three year old girl survives Ferris wheel plunge in Bangkok
Photo of Puntid Tantivangphaisal

 

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In a heart-stopping moment captured on CCTV, a three year old Thai girl found herself dangling from a Ferris wheel gondola after a daring grab for a metal bar sent her on a terrifying ride at Liab Duan Market in Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325345-three-year-old-girl-survives-ferris-wheel-plunge-in-bangkok/

 

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MFP bill to penalise officials ignoring Parliament summons
by Bob Scott

 

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The Move Forward Party (MFP) has tabled a bill in the Parliament penalising ministers and state officials who disregard summons to testify before House committees. The bill, proposed by Rangsiman Rome, an MFP list-MP and the head of a House committee on state security, was formally presented to Parliament yesterday, April 18.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325350-mfp-bill-to-penalise-officials-ignoring-parliament-summons/

 

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Thai government’s triple referendum approach under scrutiny
by Mitch Connor

 

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The Cabinet will acknowledge the government’s stance on a triple referendum as a part of the process to amend the entire charter next week, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Phumtham Wechayachai. Phumtham asserted that despite being a protracted process, three referenda would ensure a judicious approach.

 

https://aseannow.com/topic/1325351-thai-government’s-triple-referendum-approach-under-scrutiny/Full story: 

 

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Five dead in Nakhon Phanom road accident
by Puntid Tantivangphaisal

 

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A road accident claimed the lives of five family members when their Isuzu D-Max pickup truck veered off the road and collided with an electricity pole in Nakhon Phanom province.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325356-five-dead-in-nakhon-phanom-road-accident/

 

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Thai PM’s power play: Srettha hints at defence portfolio addition
by Puntid Tantivangphaisal

 

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Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin drops hints of an unprecedented power move, hinting at the possibility of adding the defence portfolio to his already hefty workload.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325361-thai-pm’s-power-play-srettha-hints-at-defence-portfolio-addition/

 

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Phuket launches free electric bus to drive sustainable tourism

 

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Phuket is gearing up for a greener future with the launch of a free air-conditioned electric bus service in the heart of the city. Scheduled to accelerate on May 9, this eco-friendly initiative is driven by a collaboration between local companies under the banner of PKCD and the Sustainable Tourism Development Foundation.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325365-phuket-launches-free-electric-bus-to-drive-sustainable-tourism/

 

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Spain’s plastic law impacts Thai beverage exports

 

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The Ministry of Commerce’s latest directive has set Thai entrepreneurs on a mission to crack the cap code in light of Spain’s latest law on plastic waste.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325366-spain’s-plastic-law-impacts-thai-beverage-exports/

 

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