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Probe into Salary Deductions for Thai Military Conscripts Unveiled

 

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An investigation has been initiated by Thailand's Second Army Region following a leaked document that allegedly shows deductions from new conscripts' salaries, sparking controversy online.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329812-probe-into-salary-deductions-for-thai-military-conscripts-unveiled/

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Cyber Police Bust Loan Shark Charging 3% Daily Interest

 

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In an extensive operation, cyber police arrested an online loan shark who was charging an exorbitant 3% interest rate per day, using threats and public shaming as intimidation tactics. The clampdown revealed numerous incriminating items linked to the illegal venture.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329814-cyber-police-bust-loan-shark-charging-3-daily-interest/

 

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Thai Woman Seeks Justice after Violent Assault by Ex-Boyfriend

 

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In Rayong, Thailand, a 31-year-old woman is seeking aid after a brutal assault by her ex-boyfriend, following months of harassment. She turned to influencer Guntouch “Gun” Pongpaiboonwet after Khao Chamao Police Station officers allegedly ignored her pleas for help.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329815-thai-woman-seeks-justice-after-violent-assault-by-ex-boyfriend/

 

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Election Commission Stands By Decision to Dissolve Move Forward Party

 

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The Election Commission (EC) has defended its decision to seek the dissolution of the opposition Move Forward Party (MFP) over its support for amending the lese majeste law, insisting the action was legal and proper.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329817-election-commission-stands-by-decision-to-dissolve-move-forward-party/

 

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Anutin Comments on Cannabis Reclassification Poll

 

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Anutin Charnvirakul, Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister, commented today on the public opinion poll initiated by Somsak Thepsuthin, Minister of Public Health, regarding the reclassification of cannabis as a narcotic.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329818-anutin-comments-on-cannabis-reclassification-poll/

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Five Foreign Tourists Injured after Truck Crashes into a Minivan in Krabi
By Goongnang Suksawat

 

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PHOTO: Nuea Klong Rescue Team

KRABI - Five foreign tourists and a driver have sustained injuries after a truck collided with a minivan in the Koh Lanta district.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329819-five-foreign-tourists-injured-after-truck-crashes-into-a-minivan-in-krabi/

 

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Pattaya North Intersection on Sukhumvit Road to Be Closed for Road Resurfacing
By Aim Tanakorn

 

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Pattaya — The Pattaya City Administration will be closing two lanes of traffic at the Pattaya North Intersection on Sukhumvit Road from Monday, June 17th, 2024, to Tuesday, June 25th, 2024, to carry out road resurfacing work.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329820-pattaya-north-intersection-on-sukhumvit-road-to-be-closed-for-road-resurfacing/

 

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Police Raid Uncovers Child Prostitution Ring in Bangkok Karaoke Bar

 

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Thai police conducted a raid on a karaoke bar in the Lat Pla Khao area, revealing a child prostitution ring exploiting minors to pay off exorbitant debts. The operation rescued teenage victims aged between 15 and 16 years old.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329821-police-raid-uncovers-child-prostitution-ring-in-bangkok-karaoke-bar/

 

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Community Outrage as News Agency Airs Monk Sex Scandal Videos

 

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The Thai victims of a sex scandal involving former monk Phra Ajarn O have blasted a news agency for airing their explicit videos, deepening their trauma and discouraging other victims from reporting abuse.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329823-community-outrage-as-news-agency-airs-monk-sex-scandal-videos/

 

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Pattaya Tackles Homelessness with Targeted Beachfront Initiative

 

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Efforts to address homelessness in Pattaya took a significant step forward today. The Peacekeeping Division of Pattaya’s Social Welfare Office, in collaboration with Chon Buri Provincial Homeless Protection Centre, launched a targeted initiative to assist homeless individuals in the Pattaya Beach area. This joint effort zeroed in on Soi 13/4, the local market vicinity, and Wat Chai Mongkol Temple in South Pattaya.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329826-pattaya-tackles-homelessness-with-targeted-beachfront-initiative/

 

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Pattaya Police Conduct Major Drug Sweep on Jomtien Sois 1-3, 24 People Arrested
By Adam Judd

 

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PATTAYA, June 14, 2024 – In a significant crackdown on the local drug trade, Pattaya City Police, led by Pol. Col. Navin Teerawit, and Banglamung District officials, orchestrated a comprehensive operation to dismantle an underground drug network in Jomtien Soi 1-3.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329827-pattaya-police-conduct-major-drug-sweep-on-jomtien-sois-1-3-24-people-arrested/

 

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Travellers Urged to Monitor for Bird Flu Symptoms After Trips Abroad

 

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Travellers returning to Thailand from regions with H5N2 bird flu outbreaks have been advised to self-monitor for respiratory symptoms for 14 days. The advisory comes as a precaution following global concerns about the Avian Influenza A (H5N2) virus. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329830-travellers-urged-to-monitor-for-bird-flu-symptoms-after-trips-abroad/

 

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Massive Rare Mineral Deposits Discovered in Thailand

 

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Thailand is believed to be sitting on an extensive treasure trove of mineral resources, valued at a staggering US$1.20 quadrillion (44.41 quadrillion baht), according to a recent revelation by the Mineral Resources Department.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329831-massive-rare-mineral-deposits-discovered-in-thailand/

 

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Thailand's Success Against Avian Flu: Lessons for the World

 

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Twenty years ago, Thailand faced a devastating avian flu outbreak, losing over 62 million birds, primarily chickens. The virus, identified as H5N1, spread rapidly among poultry and led to significant human fatalities.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329833-thailands-success-against-avian-flu-lessons-for-the-world/

 

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Knife Attack on Myanmar Nationals Leads to Crash in Phuket

 

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Late last night, a knife attack on two Myanmar nationals led to a serious road accident involving a food delivery driver in Srisoonthorn, Phuket. The incident unfolded at approximately 9:15pm at a three-way intersection near Phuket Provincial Prison in Moo 4.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329836-knife-attack-on-myanmar-nationals-leads-to-crash-in-phuket/

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PM Srettha monitors Bangkok canal development projects
by Puntid Tantivangphaisal

 

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Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has taken a hands-on approach to ensure the success of a monumental development project in celebration of His Majesty the King’s 72nd Birthday or 6th Cycle Anniversary on July 28.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329839-pm-srettha-monitors-bangkok-canal-development-projects/

 

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PM Srettha Dismisses Resignation Rumours Amid Legal Challenges

 

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Thailand's Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has firmly dismissed rumours about his potential resignation or dissolving the House of Representatives. These speculations have gained traction as he faces a Constitutional Court case questioning his appointment of Pichit Chuenban as a PM’s Office minister.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329841-pm-srettha-dismisses-resignation-rumours-amid-legal-challenges/

 

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Airplane Makes Emergency Landing At U Tapao Airport After Landing Gear Problem
by TNR Staff

 

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The FlyDubai flight making an emergency landing at U Tapao Airport last night. Photo: CR and shared on X by F91 Trafficpro

 

A FLYDUBAI aircraft heading from Dubai to the Philippines made an emergency landing at U Tapao Airport soon after midnight last night (June 15) after the landing gear initially failed to deploy, Sanook.com, TV Channel 7, Naewna and Daily News newspapers said.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329842-airplane-makes-emergency-landing-at-u-tapao-airport-after-landing-gear-problem/

 

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MFP’s support for Pheu Thai sparks coalition speculation
by Puntid Tantivangphaisal

 

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The Move Forward Party (MFP) has recently shown a surprisingly empathetic stance towards the ruling Pheu Thai Party, sparking accusations that their previous antagonism may have been an act.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329844-mfp’s-support-for-pheu-thai-sparks-coalition-speculation/

 

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