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A Singapore Airlines flight had to make a sudden landing at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok due to harsh weather; sadly, one passenger died and 30 others got injured. The air traffic control team at the airport got an emergency signal from the London-Singapore flight at 4 pm on May 21, as per Thai PBS.

 

One dead, 30 injured in Singapore Airlines emergency landing

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327831-one-dead-30-injured-in-singapore-airlines-emergency-landing/

 

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British Man Dies After Singapore Airlines Makes Emergency Landing in Bangkok

 

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A British man has tragically died after a Singapore Airlines flight encountered severe turbulence and was forced to make an emergency landing at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport Tuesday afternoon. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327831-one-dead-30-injured-in-singapore-airlines-emergency-landing/?do=findComment&comment=18931555

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Second passenger on Singapore Airlines flight dies in hospital after Tuesday’s emergency landing incident
by News Desk

 

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Dozens of ambulances whisk 30 passengers off Singapore Airlines Flight SQ321, which landed at Suvarnabhumi Airport at 3:45 pm on Tuesday afternoon. One deceased passenger was left behind on the damaged plane, while a second died in the hospital at 5:25 pm.


A second passenger has died following the emergency landing of a Singapore Airlines flight in Bangkok on Tuesday. Aircraft appears to have suffered serious turbulence over Burma causing it to rapidly drop altitude. This caused chaos and pandemonium in the passenger cabin.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327831-one-dead-30-injured-in-singapore-airlines-emergency-landing/?do=findComment&comment=18931558

 

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Thailand Officially Enters Rainy Season

 

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The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has announced that the rainy season officially begins on May 20 across the country. This year, meteorologists predict substantial rainfall due to the transition from El Niño to La Niña, bringing with it the potential for heavy downpours, flash floods, and mudslides.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327853-thailand-officially-enters-rainy-season/

 

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Sword and Knife Fight Leaves French and Thai Men Injured in Phuket

 

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A violent altercation involving a sword and knife broke out in Karon, Phuket, last night, leaving both a French and a Thai man with serious injuries. The incident, starting late in the evening, quickly escalated from a heated verbal exchange to a dangerous physical confrontation.

 

Fll story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327854-sword-and-knife-fight-leaves-french-and-thai-men-injured-in-phuket/

 

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Tragic Tuk Tuk Accident: Israeli Family Declines Legal Action After Young Daughter’s Fatal Fall in Phuket
By Goongnang Suksawat

 

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The parents of a five-year-old Israeli girl who tragically died after falling from a Tuk Tuk taxi have decided not to pursue legal action against the driver.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327855-tragic-tuk-tuk-accident-israeli-family-declines-legal-action/

 

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ANALYSIS

New school year, same old story: Thailand’s education system ‘stuck in the past’

 

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Students returned to school for the new academic year last week – but most found that little had changed in Thailand’s subpar education system.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327862-new-school-year-same-old-story-thailand’s-education-system-‘stuck-in-the-past’/

 

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Thai Authority Unveils Strategy to Support 39M Tourists by 2024

 

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) plans to increase tourism revenue to 3.5 trillion baht in 2024, targeting 39 million international tourists. To achieve this, the TAT is seeking an increased budget for collaborations with airlines, new flight paths, and streamlined tourist influx.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327865-thai-authority-unveils-strategy-to-support-39m-tourists-by-2024/

 

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PM Srettha scrambles to address economic woes
by Mitch Connor 

 

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Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has called an urgent meeting with his economic ministers next Monday in a bid to tackle Thailand’s sluggish economic growth.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327866-pm-srettha-scrambles-to-address-economic-woes/

 

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Passengers of air turbulence-hit flight arrive in Singapore

 

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Passengers who were on a flight that was forced to make an emergency landing in Bangkok yesterday afternoon after encountering severe air turbulence arrived at Changi Airport in Singapore this morning, with almost all briskly escorted out of the baggage collection area by Singapore Airlines staff.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327867-passengers-of-air-turbulence-hit-flight-arrive-in-singapore/

 

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Koh Samui’s new cruise terminal project anchors big investors
by Bob Scott

 

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Deputy Transport Minister Manaporn Charoensri announced that Koh Samui’s ambitious new cruise terminal project has drawn substantial interest from investors both locally and internationally.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327875-koh-samui’s-new-cruise-terminal-project-anchors-big-investors/

 

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NBTC rings changes: Task force to dial down online banking scams
by Mitch Connor

 

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The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has established a working group to enforce a new policy aimed at preventing online scams targeting mobile banking users. This policy mandates that the name used to register a mobile phone SIM card must match the name of the bank account holder connected to the internet via that SIM card.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327877-nbtc-rings-changes-task-force-to-dial-down-online-banking-scams/

 

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Bleak reefs: Coral bleaching hits Mooh Koh Surin & Phi Phi Island

 

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The Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DMCR) revealed seven coral bleaching sites have been identified in Moo Koh Surin National Park in Phang Nga, with up to 70% of coral fields around Krabi’s Phi Phi Island also affected.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327885-bleak-reefs-coral-bleaching-hits-mooh-koh-surin-phi-phi-island/

 

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Thailand Lowers Flags to Half-Mast for President Raisi

 

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Thailand has declared three days of mourning for the late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi who died in a helicopter crash near the border of Azerbaijan and Iran. During these days, all flags on government buildings and state companies will fly at half-mast. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has ordered the mourning period, which will be observed on May 23rd, 24th and 27th. The break on May 25th is due to the Visaka Bucha public holiday.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327886-thailand-lowers-flags-to-half-mast-for-president-raisi/

 

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'ESport Classroom' Introduced to Provide Students with Skills for the Digital Age

 

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The Basic Education Commission Office and Garena, the digital entertainment branch of Sea Limited, are committed to promoting the 'eSport Classroom' Project. This initiative aims to equip children with essential skills and prepare them for digital age careers.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327888-esport-classroom-introduced-to-provide-students-with-skills-for-the-digital-age/

 

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Phuket jet ski tragedy casts shadow over British man’s holiday

 

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A British man’s paradise holiday in Phuket tragically turned to gloom for his family when he lost his life in a jet ski crash earlier this month.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327889-phuket-jet-ski-tragedy-casts-shadow-over-british-man’s-holiday/

 

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Floods in Pattaya Cause Part of Third Road to Collapse

 

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On May 21st, 2024, heavy rainfall led to floods in several regions of Pattaya. The rain also resulted in a partial collapse of the Third Road, situated near the Hollywood Disco and New Season 88 in North Pattaya.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327892-floods-in-pattaya-cause-part-of-third-road-to-collapse/

 

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Motorcycle Accident in Pattaya Claims Life of a British Man

 

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A man from Britain died in a motorbike accident late-night on May 21, 2024, in Pattaya. Witnesses report that he had a dispute with another driver while in a heavy downpour before meeting his untimely demise.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327893-motorcycle-accident-in-pattaya-claims-life-of-a-british-man/

 

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Singapore Airlines passengers share their experiences of mid-air turmoil at 37,000 feet

 

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As of this morning, 79 passengers and six crew members are still in Bangkok, Thailand, receiving treatment for injuries they suffered during severe turbulence on a Singapore Airlines flight.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1327831-one-dead-30-injured-in-singapore-airlines-emergency-landing/?do=findComment&comment=18933490

 

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