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Thailand offers visa-free travel to Russian visitors for 3 months
by Petch Petpailin

 

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Photo via Facebook/ เศรษฐา ทวีสิน - Srettha Thavisin

 

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin today announced that Thailand is offering a visa-free scheme to Russian visitors for three months from May 1 to July 31.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325757-thailand-offers-visa-free-travel-to-russian-visitors-for-3-months/

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Pheu Thai Digital Wallet Project Endorsed By All Coalition Partners
By Thai Newsroom Reporters

 

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Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin talking to reporter, Apr. 23, 2024. Photo: Thai Rath

 

THE PHEU THAI-INITIATED populist handout campaign, known as the 10,000-baht digital wallet project, today (Apr. 23) secured solid support from all coalition partners.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325758-pheu-thai-digital-wallet-project-endorsed-by-all-coalition-partners/

 

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Video Shows Taxi Striking Pedestrian at Bangkok Crosswalk: Public Outcry Ignites Debate on Road Safety Laws
By Kittisak Phalaharn

 

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Bangkok—On April 23rd, 2024, Thai social media users posted a video of a pedestrian being hit by a taxi while legally crossing the road at a crosswalk in front of Asiatique The Riverfront, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325760-video-shows-taxi-striking-pedestrian-at-bangkok-crosswalk-public-outcry-ignites-debate/

 

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Oldest person found at 114 years old, living in Krabi

 

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Picture: Daily News

 

On April 23, 2024, officials from Krabi conducted health check-ups for two elderly people over 100 years old: Mrs. Sa Bohna, 104, and Mrs. Li Faon, 103. Both require close care due to their age.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325764-oldest-person-found-at-114-years-old-living-in-krabi/

 

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Drunk driver strikes police officer in early morning Patong collision
by Mitch Connor

 

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Image courtesy of Patong Police

 

A drunk driver in Patong, Phuket, collided with a police officer on patrol early this morning. The incident occurred near Patong Hospital at the intersection of Phra Mettha Road and Sai Nam Yen Road. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325774-drunk-driver-strikes-police-officer-in-early-morning-patong-collision/

 

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Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai Airport joins customer experience elite
by Top

 

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Photo courtesy of Travel and Tour World

 

Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI) clinched the coveted spot as the 100th accredited airport in ACI World’s Customer Experience Accreditation Programme.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325778-mae-fah-luang-chiang-rai-airport-joins-customer-experience-elite/

 

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Bangkok sizzles at 40°C, heatwave scorches Thailand at 43°C
by Nattapong Westwood

 

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Thailand is currently experiencing sweltering heat, with temperatures soaring to a blistering 43 degrees Celsius in some areas, while Bangkok faces highs of around 40 degrees Celsius.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325794-bangkok-sizzles-at-40°c-heatwave-scorches-thailand-at-43°c/

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UPDATE: Bangkok taxi driver hits pedestrian at Asiatique

 

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Picture courtesy of Pattaya News

 

A man was hit by a taxi as he was crossing a crosswalk legally in front of Asiatique The Riverfront in Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok. The incident was captured on video and shared on Thai social media, causing widespread shock and anger.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325760-video-shows-taxi-striking-pedestrian-at-bangkok-crosswalk-public-outcry-ignites-debate/?do=findComment&comment=18866991

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Justice Minister Refutes Allegations of Misconduct Over Thaksin's Hospital Discharge

 

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Photo courtesy of Bangkok Post

 

Justice Minister Tawee Sodsong has stood firm against a recent petition asking the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to investigate the ministry's alleged misconduct relating to Thaksin Shinawatra's release from the hospital and parole.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325814-justice-minister-refutes-allegations-of-misconduct-over-thaksins-hospital-discharge/

 

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Thai woman spills beans on corrupt cop’s love-linked traffic fines

 

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Photo via Facebook/ ขอนแก่นมีด่านบอกด้วย แจ้งข่าว and ThaiRath

 

A Thai policewoman shed light on police corruption through social media posts, accusing a fellow police officer at Mueang Khon Kaen Police Station of directing traffic fine payments into his alleged girlfriend's bank account.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325816-thai-woman-spills-beans-on-corrupt-cop’s-love-linked-traffic-fines/

 

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PEA advises on cost-effective air conditioners amid Thai heat

 

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Image: Freepik

 

The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) of Thailand is offering advice on how to use air conditioning systems effectively without racking up extensive electricity costs in the ongoing heat.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325824-pea-advises-on-cost-effective-air-conditioners-amid-thai-heat/

 

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Man shot dead on cassava farm in Udon Thani, police seek motive

 

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A man was tragically killed on a cassava farm in the Thai province of Udon Thani, sparking a police search for the person behind this crime. The police are looking into various reasons for this attack, including personal or romantic disagreements.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325826-man-shot-dead-on-cassava-farm-in-udon-thani-police-seek-motive/

 

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Govt spokesman assures Move Forward MP: Rama 2 road completion set for next year

 

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File photo : Construction on Rama 2 road / Image credits to Thai PBS

 

A spokesperson for the government, Chai Wacharonke, asserted today that all construction projects on the Rama 2 Road will be finished by next year. This completion is expected to significantly ease the current traffic congestion.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1325828-govt-spokesman-assures-move-forward-mp-rama-2-road-completion-set-for-next-year/

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