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NATIONAL NEWS from Surf 102.5 FM - Thursday 23 May 2024


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Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin arrived in japan yesterday following a successful trip to Italy, he said Italian prime minister Ms Meloni offered to support Thailand's request for visa free travel in the Schengen region and a free trade agreement. He said: Thailand's negotiations with other Schengen states will likely be successful. 

The PM stated The Thai economy could face a recession amid rising prices, slow GDP growth, high household debt and bad loans.

The Department of Education will amend its regulations to classify e-cigarettes as prohibited narcotics. The government aims to curb the growing use of e-cigarettes among students and has mandated schools nationwide to take action against vaping. New regulations will classify e-cigarettes as illicit drugs, and students caught with them will face severe penalties. 

Twenty people are still in intensive care in two Bangkok hospitals after being injured during severe turbulence on a Singapore Airlines flight, which made an emergency landing in Bangkok on Tuesday.

In Bangkok… The Yellow Line monorail system is expected to resume service from June 10 after repairs are completed on a broken conductor rail, Repairs follow several incidents of bolts falling onto a road below the monorail at the end of March. March. 

Around the region:
Australia reported its first human case of avian influenza in a child who the authorities said had been infected in India but made a full recovery. Health authorities said contact tracing had not identified any further cases, and there was a very low chance of others becoming infected  The H5N1 strain of avian flu has swept the globe in recent years, 

Todays’ WEATHER 
Monsoon rains continue to sweep across the region

Chiang Mai and the north: Cloudy with thundershowers, 29 degrees celsius                                                                         Bangkok: Cloudy with thunderstorms 31.

Pattaya:   Cloudy, with thunderstorms,  32.

Phuket and the south:  Cloudy but dry 32.

Hua Hin:  Bright but cloudy, expect some rain this afternoon  32C

AQI: green which is good 
Green clear, yellow moderate, Orange High,  Red unhealthy.  

Credits: Bangkok Post, The Nation, Asean Now, Khaosod English,  Hua Hin  Today, The Pattaya News, Phuket News, Channel News Asia, South China Morning Post, The Straits Times. The Irrawaddy. Windy.com. Wunderground.com

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