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The PT Grand Prix of Thailand 2024 is poised to be a highlight on the global motorsport calendar. Taking place from October 25-27 at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram, this electrifying event is expected to capture the attention of over 800 million viewers from more than 200 countries.

 

Thailand Grand Prix Set for October

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330242-thailand-grand-prix-set-for-october/

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Bangkok monk faces backlash for flaunting lavish lifestyle
by Ryan Turner

 

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A prominent Facebook page shared a post featuring a well-known Bangkok monk flaunting a luxurious lifestyle, using two high-end mobile phones and purchasing a diamond bracelet worth 185,000 baht.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330241-bangkok-monk-faces-backlash-for-flaunting-lavish-lifestyle/

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Torsak Sukvimol Reinstated as Police Chief After Investigation

 

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Former police chief Pol Gen Torsak Sukvimol is set to be reinstated following a thorough investigation, according to a statement by Wissanu Krea-ngam, special advisor to Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330288-torsak-sukvimol-reinstated-as-police-chief-after-investigation/

 

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Thai Police Officer Removed After Allegedly Bribing Japanese Youtuber

 

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A traffic police officer has been removed from duty after allegations surfaced that he demanded a bribe from a Japanese YouTuber. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Pol Lt Gen Thiti Sangsawang confirmed the officer’s transfer to an "inactive post" following the complaint.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330289-thai-police-officer-removed-after-allegedly-bribing-japanese-youtuber/

 

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Lazada Dismisses Rumours of Divestment in Thailand

 

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Lazada Group has firmly denied any plans for divestment in Thailand, asserting that there are no ongoing discussions with investors regarding such a move. A company spokesperson addressed the circulating rumours today.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330292-lazada-dismisses-rumours-of-divestment-in-thailand/

 

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PM Srettha and BoT Chief Clash Over Handout Scheme

 

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Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin and Bank of Thailand (BoT) Governor Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput are at odds over the government’s proposed 500-billion-baht handout scheme.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330293-pm-srettha-and-bot-chief-clash-over-handout-scheme/

 

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Monkey Causes Chaos, Halts Bangkok BTS Traffic

 

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A monkey sighted at Bangkok's Bang Wa BTS Station today caused significant disruption, as authorities scrambled to ensure safety. The unexpected visitor was spotted by a passenger, who captured the primate's antics on video, prompting swift action from both rail operators and wildlife officials.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330294- monkey-causes-chaos-halts-bangkok-bts-traffic/

 

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Thailand Rises to 25th in Global Competitiveness, Education Rank Remains Unchanged
By Kittisak Phalaharn

 

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On June 20th, 2024, Mr. Atthaphon Sangkhawasee, the Secretary-General of the Education Council, announced Thailand’s position on the latest global competitiveness rankings by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330296-thailand-rises-to-25th-in-global-competitiveness-education-rank-remains-unchanged/

 

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Defence Ministry Unveils Clear Salary Guidelines Amid Conscription Scandal

 

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To quell public outrage, the Defence Ministry unveiled comprehensive guidelines detailing what can and cannot be deducted from conscripts’ salaries.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330303-defence-ministry-unveils-clear-salary-guidelines-amid-conscription-scandal/

 

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Belgian man dies from injuries sustained in brutal and unprovoked attack in Hua Hin
By Online Reporter

 

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A Belgian man who was gravely injured in a brutal attack in Hua Hin in April has died from his injuries, it has been announced.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330301-belgian-tourist-dies-after-brutal-attack-in-hua-hin/?do=findComment&comment=19006856

 

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Stormy forecast: Extreme rain and thunderstorms in 42 provinces
by Ryan Turner

 

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The Meteorological Department of Thailand (TMD) issued another severe weather warning for 42 provinces nationwide, forecasting heavy rainfall and thunderstorms. Bangkok is expected to experience significant rain coverage at 70%, with authorities urging caution for flash floods and forest runoff.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330307-stormy-forecast-extreme-rain-and-thunderstorms-in-42-provinces/

 

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Belgian tourist dies after horrific attack by German in Hua Hin
by Puntid Tantivangphaisal

 

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A 64 year old Belgian tourist tragically succumbed to severe injuries following a brutal assault in Hua Hin in early April. The attack left him with a fractured skull and 10 broken bones, leading to a coma from which he never awoke.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330301-belgian-tourist-dies-after-brutal-attack-in-hua-hin/?do=findComment&comment=19006892

 

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Monk gone rogue: Novice vanishes from temple, reappears briefly
by Bob Scott

 

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A 16 year old novice monk who went missing from a temple in Kanchanaburi, was found in Nonthaburi but has since disappeared again, leaving only his sash and a note behind.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330308-monk-gone-rogue-novice-vanishes-from-temple-reappears-briefly/

 

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Student Narrowly Escapes Sexual Assault Outside Residence

 

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A young female student narrowly avoided an attempted sexual assault near her residence yesterday afternoon. Her quick thinking and cries for help thwarted the assailant, who remains at large.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330309-student-narrowly-escapes-sexual-assault-outside-residence/

 

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Russian Man Steals 15,000 Baht and Phone in Phuket Bar Heist

 

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A Thai woman issued a warning to locals after a Russian man stole her bag, containing 15,000 baht in cash and a mobile phone, from a bar in Phuket's Karon neighbourhood on Wednesday. The incident has sparked online debates about the visa-free policy for foreign visitors.

 

Fullstory: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330310-russian-man-steals-15000-baht-and-phone-in-phuket-bar-heist/

 

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Summer solstice brings longest day and shortest night tomorrow
by Ryan Turner

 

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The summer solstice tomorrow will mark the longest daylight period of the year and the shortest night. The sun is expected to rise at around 5.51am, remaining visible for approximately 12 hours and 56 minutes.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330311-summer-solstice-brings-longest-day-and-shortest-night-tomorrow/

 

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Food Delivery Surges, Small Restaurants Struggle Amid Economic Woes

 

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The online food delivery market in Thailand has surged, yet the challenging economy might force 50,000 to 100,000 small restaurants to close this year.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330323-food-delivery-surges-small-restaurants-struggle-amid-economic-woes/

 

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Progressive Movement urges party unity against dissolution law

 

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The Progressive Movement (PM) called on the ruling Pheu Thai Party and the opposition Move Forward Party (MFP) to unite against a controversial dissolution law, urging them to resist the legislation rather than attack each other.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330344-progressive-movement-urges-party-unity-against-dissolution-law/

 

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MFP urges budget reform, reassures public with its scrutiny efforts

 

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In a heated budget debate, the Move Forward Party (MFP) claims a significant victory in its relentless scrutiny of the 2025 budget. Party leaders assure the public that their meticulous examination has met expectations, confident that their efforts won’t disappoint.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330346-mfp-urges-budget-reform-reassures-public-with-its-scrutiny-efforts/

 

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Job Opportunities for Thai Workers in Seaweed Farming in South Korea

 

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The Thai Government's Deputy Spokesperson, Karom Phonphonklang, has announced that Thai workers can now apply for seasonal fisheries jobs in Wando County, South Korea, without the need to pass a Korean language test.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330348-job-opportunities-for-thai-workers-in-seaweed-farming-in-south-korea/

 

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Pattaya Labor Camp Detains Illegal Cambodian Workers

 

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Immigration officials in Chonburi, Thailand, conducted a raid on a labor camp at the Chak Nok Reservoir near Pattaya on June 19th. As a result, six undocumented workers from Cambodia were arrested.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330352-pattaya-labor-camp-detains-illegal-cambodian-workers/

 

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74-Year-Old Pattaya Farmer, Loses More Than 3.2 Million Baht to Phone Scam

 

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A Thai farmer, aged 74, has been fraudulently stripped of his entire life savings, amounting to 3.2 million baht, in a call center scam. The victim, Thongchai Boonko, lodged a complaint at the Nongprue Police Station in Chonburi province on June 20th. He received a fraudulent call from a person posing as a government officer.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330353-74-year-old-pattaya-farmer-loses-more-than-32-million-baht-to-phone-scam/

 

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