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British man found dead under mysterious circumstances in a public park in Chiang Mai

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A 34-year-old British man, Dax Baker, was found dead in puzzling circumstances in a public park in Chiang Mai's city centre, a northern province of Thailand. An empty foil package, typically linked to drug use, was found near his body.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329408-british-man-found-dead-under-mysterious-circumstances-in-a-public-park-in-chiang-mai/

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Thailand’s Aviation Ambitions Faced with Supply Chain Delays

 

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Thailand's ambitious plan to become a leading aviation hub in Asia by 2030 is hitting roadblocks, largely due to global supply chain disruptions, as highlighted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329434-thailand’s-aviation-ambitions-faced-with-supply-chain-delays/

 

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Chiang Mai Statue Restoration Sparks Authenticity Debate

 

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Controversy has erupted in Chiang Mai over the restoration of a 400-year-old giant statue at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, a prominent historical temple in the northern Thai city.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329440-chiang-mai-statue-restoration-sparks-authenticity-debate/

 

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Suzuki to Halt Car Production in Thailand by End of Next Year

 

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Suzuki Motor Corp has announced it will cease manufacturing cars and trucks in Thailand by the end of 2024. This move is part of a broader strategy to focus on the production of electric and hybrid vehicles in other regions.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329449-suzuki-to-halt-car-production-in-thailand-by-end-of-next-year/

 

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Woman found dead in sauna at popular fitness center, body exposed to heat for 4-5 hours

 

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Police officers in Nonthaburi Province conducted an urgent investigation after the body of a 68-year-old woman was found in a sauna at a well-known fitness centre within the Jang Wattana shopping complex. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329452-woman-found-dead-in-sauna-at-popular-fitness-center-body-exposed-to-heat-for-4-5-hours/

 

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Man Surrenders, Claims Local Officials Framed Him for Attempted Murder

 

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A man sought by police for attempted murder surrendered to the Thai police today, claiming he was framed by local officials and demanding a fair investigation into his case.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329455-man-surrenders-claims-local-officials-framed-him-for-attempted-murder/

 

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Rayong Residents Rally for 11-Year-Old Boy Abused by Parents

 

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In Rayong, locals are rallying for an 11-year-old boy named Kla, who has been suffering continuous abuse at the hands of his parents. Residents are advocating for help, alleging that Kla’s parents physically assault him regularly and often force him to sleep outside with their pet dog.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329457-rayong-residents-rally-for-11-year-old-boy-abused-by-parents/

 

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Fire at Chatuchak Market destroys 118 shops, kills 1,000 animals
by  Ryan Turner

 

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A devastating fire broke out in the pet section of Chatuchak Market early this morning, destroying 118 shops and resulting in the deaths of approximately 1,000 animals. The fire, which started at around 4.30am, left employees scrambling for safety as thick smoke filled the area.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329458-fire-at-chatuchak-market-destroys-118-shops-kills-1000-animals/

 

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Domestic violence makes up 70% of recent cases in Thailand
by Puntid Tantivangphaisal

 

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Social Development and Human Security Minister Varawut Silpa-archa intensified efforts to curb domestic violence, highlighting the issue as a major concern in recent months. Domestic violence constituted almost 70% of all reported violence cases in the past two months.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329460-domestic-violence-makes-up-70-of-recent-cases-in-thailand/

 

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7-Eleven restroom use in Thailand depends on branch discretion
by Puntid Tantivangphaisal 

 

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Customers wondering whether they can use the restroom in the popular convenience store 7-Eleven during an emergency now have an answer. While in some countries customers can freely access store restrooms, the policy in Thailand is less straightforward.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329467-7-eleven-restroom-use-in-thailand-depends-on-branch-discretion/

 

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Snake in the tank: Slithery surprise at Lom Sak petrol station

 

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A small snake caused a commotion at a petrol station in Lom Sak, Phetchabun, when it was discovered curled up by the fuel cap of a motorbike. The owner, who had stopped to refuel, was shocked by the unexpected visitor, prompting a call for rescue services.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329477-snake-in-the-tank-slithery-surprise-at-lom-sak-petrol-station/

 

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Thai man swindled out of 550,000 baht by online investment scam

 

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A man from Nong Han district in Udon Thani has been driven to suicidal thoughts after being swindled out of 550,000 baht by an online scammer posing as an investment advisor. The scammer continues to taunt him daily, asking if he wants to invest more.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329478-thai-man-swindled-out-of-550000-baht-by-online-investment-scam/

 

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Thai girl in critical condition after 1,000 baht drinking challenge

 

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A 13 year old Thai girl remains in critical condition in an intensive care unit after being challenged to drink alcohol to win 1,000 baht at an ordination ceremony at a temple in the Isaan province of Nakhon Ratchasima.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329479-thai-girl-in-critical-condition-after-1000-baht-drinking-challenge/

 

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Jetstar Asia launches new route from Singapore to Krabi

 

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Jetstar Asia is soaring high with its latest addition to its flight network. Last Friday, the airline launched a new route from Singapore to the stunning resort destination of Krabi in southern Thailand, adding over 60,000 seats annually.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329480-jetstar-asia-launches-new-route-from-singapore-to-krabi/

 

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Two Burmese nationals arrested for illegal kebab shop in Krabi

 

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Immigration officers in Krabi detained two Burmese nationals for illegally operating a kebab shop at Ao Nang Beach. The pair were caught in the act and failed to produce valid work permits or passports when asked by authorities.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329481-two-burmese-nationals-arrested-for-illegal-kebab-shop-in-krabi/

 

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Modern-day Lazarus: Thai man rises from dead, runs 3km home

 

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In an almost Biblical tale, a 59 year old Thai man in the Isaan province of Surin came back from the dead. A medical team managed to administer CPR to bring the dead man back to life. Remarkably, the modern-day Lazarus refused further treatment, climbed out of the ambulance and ran more than 3 kilometres back home.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329485-modern-day-lazarus-thai-man-rises-from-dead-runs-3km-home/

 

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American reported missing found dead at Phuket beach

 

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A tragic incident occurred at Nai Harn Beach in Phuket, Thailand when an American man was swept away by a large wave while his three-year-old son and Thai wife watched helplessly. The man has been found dead. The victim, 49-year-old James Everett Du Bois, his wife Siriamorn, and their child were enjoying their time at the beach on June 9 when they were dragged into the ocean by a strong current. Siriamorn was able to fight her way back to shore and lifeguards managed to save their son, but Du Bois was swept away.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329368-american-man-swept-into-the-sea-wife-and-child-rescued-in-phuket/?do=findComment&comment=18983341

 

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Muay Thai Boxer Recounts Near-Death Experience on a Flight to Qatar

 

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The Muay Thai fighter, Thananchai Sit Song Phi Nong, has detailed a horrifying experience on a Qatar Airways flight from Greece to Qatar where he and other passengers were stuck for three hours amid a fire in the aircraft. Thananchai was in Patras, Greece, attending the IFMA World Muaythai Championships.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329490-muay-thai-boxer-recounts-near-death-experience-on-a-flight-to-qatar/

 

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Thailand allocates 8 billion baht for research in AI and EV industry

 

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The Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI) has set aside an investment of 8 billion baht to boost its young researchers' base, focusing on crucial S-curve industries including artificial intelligence (AI), electric vehicles (EVs), and quantum technologies. As part of its 2025 budget, plans are underway to train 100,000 workers for the semiconductor industry, taking advantage of geopolitical issues.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329492-thailand-allocates-8-billion-baht-for-research-in-ai-and-ev-industry/

 

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