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Residents in the central province of Saraburi are up in arms after a 17-year-old mother allowed her 19-month-old son to vape and supposedly consume a kratom drink. Shockingly, the mother appeared proud, sharing videos of the toddler’s troubling activities on social media.

 

Toddler's Vaping Sparks Outrage in Saraburi

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329957-toddlers-vaping-sparks-outrage-in-saraburi/

 

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Match madness: Football fans ignite flares, burn car at Bangkok uni

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An intense football match ended in chaos when fans set off flares, causing a vehicle to catch fire at the Thammasat University, Rangsit Centre. The incident left the car’s owner devastated, as the vehicle was uninsured and essential for daily work.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329967-match-madness-football-fans-ignite-flares-burn-car-at-bangkok-uni/

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Cancer Patient Narrowly Escapes Death Due to Hospital Error

 

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A major hospital’s lapse nearly cost a cancer patient’s life when medical gauze was unintentionally left inside her uterus, causing a severe infection. The patient’s son has publicly called for accountability from the healthcare facility in Pathum Thani.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330008-cancer-patient-narrowly-escapes-death-due-to-hospital-error/

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Ex-Soapy King Chuwit Kamolvisit in Palliative Care Abroad

 

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Chuwit Kamolvisit, a well-known figure in both business and politics, is currently receiving palliative care for terminal liver cancer in the UK. This update was shared by Nipit Intharasombat, a former Member of Parliament for Phatthalung, who has been in contact with Chuwit via the messaging app LINE. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330010-ex-soapy-king-chuwit-kamolvisit-in-palliative-care-abroad/

 

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Foreign Man Captured Stealing Motorcycle in Chalong District

 

 

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A troubling incident unfolded today in the Chalong district of Phuket, Thailand, as CCTV footage revealed a foreign man stealing a motorcycle belonging to a local woman. The event has sparked widespread concern and a plea for assistance on social media.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330011-foreign-man-captured-stealing-motorcycle-in-thai-district/

 

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Decade-Old Rice Auction Fetches Nearly 300 Million Baht   

 

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In a significant move by the Public Warehouse Organization (PWO), ten-year-old rice stocks from Thailand's Yingluck administration's rice pledging scheme have been successfully auctioned. The auction saw considerable interest, reflecting the rice’s maintained quality despite a decade in storage.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330012-decade-old-rice-auction-fetches-nearly-300-million-baht/

 

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Thai Fisheries Law Amendments Spark Global & Local Concerns

 

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Proposed amendments to Thailand’s 2017 Fisheries Act are generating significant concern among various stakeholders, both domestically and internationally, over their potential impact on human trafficking, environmental sustainability, and the livelihoods of small-scale fishermen.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330014-thai-fisheries-law-amendments-spark-global-local-concerns/

 

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Tourism Ministry Seeks 1 Billion Baht for New Routes

 

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In a bid to uplift Thailand's tourism sector, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports is planning to request a 1 billion baht budget from the central emergency reserve fund.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330015-tourism-ministry-seeks-1-billion-baht-for-new-routes/

 

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Wildfires in Western Forest Complex Decreased by 40%

 

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The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has reported a significant decrease in wildfires within Thailand’s Western Forest Complex, with a reduction of over 40%. This achievement is attributed to coordinated efforts across various sectors.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330016-wildfires-in-western-forest-complex-decreased-by-40/

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PM includes 'pocket change' in declared assets totaling 1.02 billion Baht

 

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Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has made an updated asset declaration after previously omitting two minor items. This revision comes just months after his initial declaration in December.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330017-pm includes-pocket-change-in-declared-assets-totaling-102-billion-baht/

 

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Foreigner Assaulting Thai Woman on Walking Street in Pattaya

 

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On 17th June, a video was uploaded to the “Social Hunter 2022” Facebook page, showing a foreigner assaulting a Thai woman in Pattaya. The incident occurred on Walking Street in South Pattaya, Chonburi, in the early hours of 16th June, around 4:30 AM.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330019-foreigner-assaulting-thai-woman on-walking-street-in-pattaya/

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Referendum bill poised to clear first hurdle in the House

 
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The government-sponsored referendum bill, aimed at revising the Referendum Act 2021 as part of the charter rewrite process, is poised to clear the initial House test, says Chart Thai Pattana Party list-MP Nikorn Chamnong. Nikorn, who heads a sub-committee on the charter referendum, revealed that the bill is ready for House deliberation following discussions with opposition whips.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330022-referendum-bill-poised-to-clear-first-hurdle-in-the-house/

 

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Heavy Rains and High Waves Forecast in 39 Provinces

 

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Thailand's Meteorological Department (TMD) has issued a major weather warning, forecasting heavy rains in 39 provinces, including Bangkok. High waves are also expected in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, posing risks for local fishermen and coastal areas.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330027-heavy-rains-and-high-waves-forecast-in-39-provinces/

 

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Thaksin appears in Criminal Court to face formal lese majeste charges

 

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Thailand's ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has reported to Bangkok's Ratchadaphisek Criminal Court today to be formally indicted with charges of lese majeste and violating the Computer Crime Act. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330029-thaksin-appears-in-criminal-court-to-face-formal-lese-majeste-charges/

 

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UPDATE:

 

Urgent: Thaksin Released On Bail In Lese Majeste Case
by TNR Staff

 

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FORMER prime minister and de facto Pheu Thai boss Thaksin Shinawatra was released on bail by the Criminal Court at 10.45 a.m. today (June 18) in a lese majeste lawsuit filed against him, Naewna newspaper said.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330029-thaksin-appears-in-criminal-court-to-face-formal-lese-majeste-charges/?do=findComment&comment=18999691

 

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Threesome trouble: Canadian tourist left penniless after Pattaya fun

 

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A Canadian tourist’s holiday in Pattaya took a sinister twist after a threesome left him penniless. What seemed like a casual bit of fun with two Ugandan sex workers turned into a costly nightmare.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330059-threesome-trouble-canadian-tourist-left-penniless-after-pattaya-fun/

 

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More new businesses than closures in Thailand, employment stable

 

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New business registrations in Thailand continue to outpace factory and business closures, with employment figures remaining stable, according to the Bank of Thailand.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330062-more-new-businesses-than-closures-in-thailand-employment-stable/

 

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BOT Reports Show a Significant Increase in New Business Registrations

 

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The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has highlighted a positive trend in the business sector, where ongoing business registrations continue to surpass closures. This suggests the economy is strong and that job availability is unaffected. Piti Disyatat, BOT Assistant Governor for Monetary Policy Group, drew attention to these promising economic signs, noting that investment and jobs in new businesses are rising.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330063-bot-reports-show-a-significant-increase-in-new-business-registrations/

 

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Thailand Introduces Tougher Drug Possession Limits to Control Drug Trafficking

 

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On June 18, 2024, Treechada Srithada, spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health, revealed new government rules about legal limits for drug possession in Thailand. These new rules, which took effect on June 17, 2024, outline the legal amount of drugs one can have for personal use compared to distribution.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330065-thailand-introduces-tougher-drug-possession-limits-to-control-drug-trafficking/

 

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Duck this: Ratchaburi residents fly into action against farm pests

 

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Residents of Ban Pong in Ratchaburi province have taken action against swarms of flies from a neighbouring duck farm in Nakhon Pathom, which has disrupted their daily lives and caused health issues.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330069-duck-this-ratchaburi-residents-fly-into-action-against-farm-pests/

 

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