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A Portuguese woman yesterday left guests gobsmacked by walking around a Phuket hotel with her boobs out and reportedly refused to settle her accommodation bill.

 

Phuket hotel boob: Portuguese guest’s topless strut causes chaos

Photo via Facebook/ Phuket Times ภูเก็ตไทม์

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325642-phuket-hotel-boob-portuguese-guest’s-topless-strut-causes-chaos/

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Thai boxing camp owner executed at religious festival in Buriram
by Nattapong Westwood

 

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A shocking execution-style murder in the early hours of yesterday morning has left the Thai boxing community in mourning. The 56 year old, owner of a boxing camp, known as Sia Dam, was brutally shot in the head and neck by an unidentified gunman, resulting in his immediate death.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325665-thai-boxing-camp-owner-executed-at-religious-festival-in-buriram/

 

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Chinese parents reunited with daughter in Bangkok after virtual kidnapping
by Petch Petpailin

 

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Photo via Nation TV

 

Thai police officers reunited Chinese parents with their daughter after a scammer attempted to swindle the Chinese nationals by operating a virtual kidnapping for ransom.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325666-chinese-parents-reunited-with-daughter-in-bangkok-after-virtual-kidnapping/

 

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Thai woman claiming Steven Gerrard her father, arrested
by Petch Petpailin

 

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Police arrested a drug-addicted Thai woman for causing disturbances and scaring away customers at a petrol station in the Isaan province of Udon Thani. She previously gained attention on Thai social media last year for falsely claiming to be the daughter of Steven Gerrard.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325667-thai-woman-claiming-steven-gerrard-her-father-arrested/

 

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Pattaya panic: Grenade scare rattles resident
by Nattapong Westwood

 

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Panic spread through the Pattaya community yesterday following the discovery of an M26 grenade and live ammunition concealed in a residential area. Local authorities, including the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team, were quickly alerted and dispatched to secure the area and defuse the potential threat.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325669-pattaya-panic-grenade-scare-rattles-resident/

 

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Phuket anticipates one million Chinese tourists post-Songkran
by Alex Morgan

 

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The popular tourist resort island of Phuket is gearing up to welcome an additional influx of 1 million Chinese tourists this year. This forecast comes in the wake of a targeted tourism promotion that took place across three Chinese cities.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325670-phuket-anticipates-one-million-chinese-tourists-post-songkran/

 

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Don Mueang Airport Recognized as Top Ten Budget Airline Terminals Globally

 

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Don Mueang International Airport has been recognized as one of the top ten budget airline terminals globally, securing the 10th position in the latest rankings by a UK-based consulting firm specializing in airline and airport reviews.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325672-don-mueang-airport-recognized-as-top-ten-budget-airline-terminals-globally/

 

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Motorbike Accident While Volunteering to Drive Blind Person Home
By Aim Tanakorn

 

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Pattaya —Two public-spirited female teenagers and one blind person were injured when their motorbike was struck by a minivan on a Pattaya road early Monday morning, April 22nd, 2024.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325676-motorbike-accident-while-volunteering-to-drive-blind-person-home/

 

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Thai Border Security Heightened Amid Myanmar Conflict Surge

 

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Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has affirmed his commitment to ensure the protection of Thai citizens amidst the latest round of military flare-ups along the Thai-Myanmar border. Recent clashes near the Second Friendship Bridge in Myawaddy, opposite Thailand's Mae Sot district, have prompted thousands of refugees to flee into Thailand since Friday (Apr 19).

 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325685-thai-border-security-heightened-amid-myanmar-conflict-surge/

 

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Thai conscientious objector risks jail in rare refusal of military service
 

Young men are forced to take part in conscript lottery, but the rich often avoid serving in army

 

by Rebecca Ratcliffe

 

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Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal in 2016. Photograph: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA/Shutterstock


Every April in Thailand young men take part in a lottery to determine whether they will be forced to do military service. Pull out a red card and you are drafted for up to two years. A black card means you are exempt.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325687-thai-conscientious-objector-risks-jail-in-rare-refusal-of-military-service/

 

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Taxi Motorbike Rider Surrenders after Stabbing Another Rider in Phuket Town
By Goongnang Suksawat

 

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Phuket, Thailand – In a recent incident that unfolded in Phuket Town, a taxi motorbike rider has turned himself in to the local authorities after allegedly injuring another taxi rider during a dispute over a customer.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325689-taxi-motorbike-rider-surrenders-after-stabbing-another-rider-in-phuket-town/

 

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Scorching heatwave cooks up egg-splosive price surge in Thailand
by Mitch Connor

 

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Picture of Amphol Saenna sorting out duck eggs at his farm in the Mueang district in Khon Kaen province courtesy of Bangkok Post

 

The sweltering heatwave cooking Thailand’s poultry industry has hatched a price surge in duck eggs, scrambling to 4.60 baht each in Khon Kaen.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325691-scorching-heatwave-cooks-up-egg-splosive-price-surge-in-thailand/

 

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Khao Yai’s Haew Narok Waterfall dries amid Thailand drought
by Nattapong Westwood

 

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Khao Yai National Park‘s iconic Haew Narok Waterfall has run dry due to prolonged drought conditions, leaving tourists with alternative picturesque natural viewpoints to enjoy.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325694-khao-yai’s-haew-narok-waterfall-dries-amid-thailand-drought/

 

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Parents plead for justice after daughter found dead in Khon Kaen
by Nattapong Westwood
 

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Cassava. File photo courtesy of FreePick

 

In a tragic revelation today, the parents of a 30 year old woman who was discovered murdered and stuffed in a sack in a cassava field, have expressed their belief that three men are responsible for their daughter’s death.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325696-parents-plead-for-justice-after-daughter-found-dead-in-khon-kaen/

 

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Second phase of Thai-Chinese high-speed rail project approved
by Bob Scott 

 

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The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has given the green light for the second phase of the Thai-Chinese high-speed rail project. This phase, which spans from Nakhon Ratchasima to Nong Khai, has an investment total of 341.35 billion baht.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325697-second-phase-of-thai-chinese-high-speed-rail-project-approved/

 

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Rising heat and drought threaten mango cultivation in Prachuap Khiri Khan
By Online Reporter

 

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Mango farmers in Prachuap Khiri Khan are facing severe challenges due to unusually hot weather and water shortages, threatening the cultivation of the prized Nam Dok Mai Si Thong mango variety.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325698-rising-heat-and-drought-threaten-mango-cultivation-in-prachuap-khiri-khan/

 

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Motorbike and minivan collision injures three in Pattaya
by Top

 

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Picture courtesy of The Pattaya News

 

A collision between a motorbike and a minivan in Pattaya led to injuries for three people, including two young women and a blind individual. The incident occurred in the early hours of yesterday, April 22, at 2.36am, near Pattaya School 7 on the inbound lane heading towards Sattahip.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325676-motorbike-accident-while-volunteering-to-drive-blind-person-home/?do=findComment&comment=18863572

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Water truck to be stationed in Khao Takiab as Hua Hin battles ongoing drought
By Online Reporter

 

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The water truck will be located at the police box in Khao Takiab, pictured here.


Hua Hin Mayor Nopporn Wutthikul held a meeting on Monday (Apr 22) with local government officials to discuss immediate and long-term solutions for the severe drought affecting the Hua Hin, particularly impacting residents in Khao Takiab.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325703-water-truck-to-be-stationed-in-khao-takiab-as-hua-hin-battles-ongoing-drought/

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