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Five Arrested in Patong Stabbing of British Man

 

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UPDATE: A Briton sustained injuries in a stabbing incident on Bangla Road, Patong, in the early hours of Saturday morning. This occurrence, causing concern within the local community, occurred at approximately 4:40 AM on May 18th.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327755-five-arrested-in-patong-stabbing-of-british-man/

 

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Man in Violent Rage Detained by Police After Attacking His Own Parents in Na Jomtien
By Aim Tanakorn

 

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Sattahip — A 36-year-old Thai man was apprehended by police in Na Jomtien, Sattahip, on May 19th after he reportedly attacked his own parents.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327761-man-in-violent-rage-detained-by-police-after-attacking-his-own-parents-in-na-jomtien/

 

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Thailand Focuses on Expanding Digital Payment Services

 

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BANGKOK: — The Bank of Thailand is actively expanding the digital payments ecosystem to enhance accessibility for both Thai citizens and foreigners, as stated by an official at the institution.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327760-thailand-focuses-on-expanding-digital-payment-services/

 

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Thai PM Explores Key Investments in Milan

 

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Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has visited Milan, Italy, engaging with major investors from Intesa Sanpaolo to discuss collaborative infrastructure projects in Thailand, including the ambitious Land Bridge project and a potential Formula One race.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327764-thai-pm-explores-key-investments-in-milan/

 

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Russian Driver Collides with Motorbike, Leaving One Dead

 

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Picture courtesy: CH 7

 

Last night, a Russian man driving a car in Pattaya caused a severe accident by colliding with a motorcycle, leaving one person dead and one critically injured. The incident occurred on Sukhumvit Road, near the South Pattaya traffic light, as the driver, appearing inebriated, sped down the road.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327767-russian-driver-collides-with-motorbike-leaving-one-dead/

 

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900-year-old Statue Returns to Thailand After Decades in New York

 

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A 900-year-old statue, smuggled out of Thailand by a notorious art dealer in 1975, has finally been returned home after spending over three decades in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327772-900-year-old-statue-returns-to-thailand-after-decades-in-new-york/

 

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Chiang Rai Woman Victimised by Neighbour's Creepy CCTV Spying

 

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In the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, Pennapha, commonly known as Yui, has found herself the target of constant surveillance and harassment by her male neighbour. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327773-chiang-rai-woman-victimised-by-neighbours-creepy-cctv-spying/

 

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Thai Family Distress: Search for missing 'Nong Noon', last contact Switzerland

 

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Today, reports from sources and the popular Facebook page Drama-addict have revealed that a family is urgently searching for their missing member, "Nong Noon," who has been out of contact for 22 days. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327775-thai-family-distress-search-for-missing-nong-noon-last-contact-switzerland/

 

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Bangkok holds five-day Pride fest to boost LGBTQ+ tourism

Mitch Connor

 

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Thailand is gearing up to host a five-day Pride event in Bangkok, aiming to establish itself as Asia’s rainbow capital. This event, organised by the government alongside private and civil sectors, will feature a series of activities running from May 31 to June 4 under the theme Celebration of Love.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327778-bangkok-holds-five-day-pride-fest-to-boost-lgbtq-tourism/

 

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Old habits die hard: Man fresh out of prison nabbed for Yaba pills

 

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Barely a week after his release from prison, a Bangkok man was apprehended for distributing Yaba pills obtained from a former inmate friend. He was caught selling pills at 8 baht each, totalling 6,000 pills, before being ensnared in a police sting operation.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327809-old-habits-die-hard-man-fresh-out-of-prison-nabbed-for-yaba-pills/

 

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Underground sex bar exposed: 24 Thai women arrested

 

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Taipei law enforcement swooped on an illicit underground bar in the Zhongshan District in Taipei, Taiwan, uncovering a web of illegal activities and arresting 24 Thai women suspected of working as hostesses.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327810-underground-sex-bar-exposed-24-thai-women-arrested/

 

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Scandal rocks PM Srettha: Ethics violation accusation

 

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Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin remains resolute amid an ethics complaint that could see him suspended. While on an official visit to Italy on Sunday, PM Srettha addressed the brewing controversy.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327811-scandal-rocks-pm-srettha-ethics-violation-accusation/

 

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Thai woman swaps husband for monk, leaves 500,000 baht debt

 

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A Thai man in the central province of Uthai Thani accused his wife of having an affair with a monk from a temple near their home and leaving him to repay 500,000 baht in debt.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327812-thai-woman-swaps-husband-for-monk-leaves-500000-baht-debt/

 

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Angry Thai woman attacks three people with hot oil over 8,000 baht rent dispute

 

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A Thai woman attacked three people, including a toddler, with boiling hot cooking oil due to a disagreement over unsettled rent amounting to 8,000 baht. The victims, two adult women and a two-year-old girl, sought assistance from the Paveena Foundation for Women and Children, both for medical care and in making sure that the woman responsible faced legal consequences.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327813-angry-thai-woman-attacks-three-people-with-hot-oil-over-8000-baht-rent-dispute/

 

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Frustrated son attacks late-arriving rescue crew, causing father's death

 

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A bedridden patient tragically passed away in Bangkok due to a late response from a medical team. Unhappiness with the delay led the patient's son to physically attack a rescue officer.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327816-frustrated-son-attacks-late-arriving-rescue-crew-causing-fathers-death/

 

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Ex-Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat Surprises with Senate Candidacy

 

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The former Prime Minister of Thailand, Somchai Wongsawat, unexpectedly showed up at the Chiang Mai district office at 9 in the morning to mark the beginning of the senatorial candidate registrations. Somchai served briefly as prime minister from September 18, 2008, until December 2, 2008, and did not address the media during his visit.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327818-ex-prime-minister-somchai-wongsawat-surprises-with-senate-candidacy/

 

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Blaze destroys British man’s condo in Pattaya

 

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A terrifying blaze erupted in the early hours of May 17 at the Center Condotel on South Pattaya Road, causing extensive damage and forcing the frantic evacuation of residents.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327517-pattaya-terrorised-by-two-fires-in-the-night-locals-evacuated/?do=findComment&comment=18930698

 

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Thailand’s sports equipment market to hit 32 billion baht

 

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The sports equipment market is set for significant growth in the coming years, thanks to a surge in consumer interest in health and wellness since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327821-thailand’s-sports-equipment-market-to-hit-32-billion-baht/

 

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Over 30 Thais fall victim to investment scam losing 41 million baht

 

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Thirty Thai victims filed a lawsuit against a designer brand product vendor for operating an investment scam that caused 41 million baht in damages.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327822-over-30-thais-fall-victim-to-investment-scam-losing-41-million-baht/

 

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Cabinet Gives Green Light for Increase in Digital Wallet Stimulus Budget

 

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The Cabinet has given the green light for an increase to the 2024 fiscal year budget, in order to support a new stimulus program. Though the exact amount of the increase is still undecided, an initial proposal suggests an additional 122 billion baht (about US$3.36 billion).

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327823-cabinet-gives-green-light-for-increase-in-digital-wallet-stimulus-budget/

 

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Srettha is Considering a Food Partnership with Barilla

 

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The Prime Minister of Thailand, Srettha Thavisin, recently had a meeting with top officials from Barilla G.e.R. Fratelli S.p.A., a leading pasta manufacturing company based in Italy. The discussions focused on increasing the quality of food production and spreading pasta distribution channels across Thailand. Other participants in this discussion were Federico Vescovi, the President of Partnership Development at Barilla, and Andrea Sorbello, the company's Government Relations Manager.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327824-srettha-is-considering-a-food-partnership-with-barilla/

 

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Grab Strikes a Deal with Phuket and Chiang Mai Airports

 

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Grab, a ride-hailing service, has gained exclusive rights to operate at Phuket and Chiang Mai Airports, both managed by Airports of Thailand. This arrangement limits other similar services, like Bolt, from accessing the airport terminals to pick up or drop off passengers.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327825-grab-strikes-a-deal-with-phuket-and-chiang-mai-airports/

 

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