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Tourists flee as tuk tuk leader threatens taxi driver

 

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Picture courtesy: Bounce Nation Kenya

 

A tense altercation unfolded at Jungceylon in Patong yesterday when a local tuk tuk leader confronted a metered taxi driver, leading the taxi’s foreign passengers to hastily disembark for their safety.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330485-tourists-flee-as-tuk-tuk-leader-threatens-taxi-driver/

 

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Thailand Influenza Outbreak: 14 Deaths and Over 180,000 Affected

 

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The recent surge in influenza has claimed 14 lives and affected more than 180,000 individuals across the country since the beginning of the year, as reported by the Department of Disease Control (DDC).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330487-thailand-influenza-outbreak-14-deaths-and-over-180000-affected/

 

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Thai PM Defends Changes to Property Rules for Foreign Buyers

 

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Picture courtesy:Thai Rath via MSN

 

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin today defended new regulations easing property restrictions for foreign buyers in a bid to attract international investment.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330488-thai-pm-defends-changes-to-property-rules-for-foreign-buyers/

 

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Thaksin Plans Electoral Changes to Counter Move Forward's Rise

 

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Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is quietly considering a significant change to the country's electoral system in an attempt to undermine the growing influence of the Move Forward Party.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330491-thaksin-plans-electoral-changes-to-counter-move-forwards-rise/

 

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Thailand Welcomes 16 Million Tourists in 2024, Sees Surge in Middle Eastern Visitors
By Aim Tanakorn

 

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Thailand recorded 16 million foreign tourists from January 1st to June 16th of this year, according to the figures released by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330495-thailand-welcomes-16-million-tourists-in-2024-sees-surge-in-middle-eastern-visitors/

 

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Thailand Rolls Out “Dee-Delivery” Regulations for Shopper Protection

 

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The Thai government has announced new regulations known as “Dee-Delivery” to better protect online shoppers. Minister of the Prime Minister's Office, Jiraporn Sinthuprai, revealed these measures aimed at enhancing transparency and combating online fraud while speaking at a press conference.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330502-thailand-rolls-out-“dee-delivery”-regulations-for-shopper-protection/

 

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Ex-PM Abhisit: Modern Legal Reforms Crucial for Thailand’s Economy

 

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Abhisit Vejjajiva. File photo courtesy: Wikipedia

 

Thailand's economy is facing severe stagnation and cannot be revived merely through short-term fiscal measures, says former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330505-ex-pm-abhisit-modern-legal-reforms-crucial-for-thailand’s-economy/

 

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Thailand Issues Urgent Flash Flood and Strong Wind Alerts

 

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Thailand’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department (DPMD) has issued an urgent alert for 43 provinces to brace for potential flash floods, forest runoff, and strong winds. The warning is effective from today through the upcoming three days.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330512-thailand-issues-urgent-flash-flood-and-strong-wind-alerts/

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Thailand's House Approves 3.75 Trillion Baht Budget for 2025  

 

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Thailand's House of Representatives has approved the 3.75-trillion-baht budget for the 2025 fiscal year. The decision came after a parliament session that saw 311 votes in favour, 175 against, and two abstentions.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330515-thailands-house-approves-375-trillion-baht-budget-for-2025/

 

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Trang Schools Ordered to Stop Using Water Coolers After Student Dies from Electrocution

 

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In a distressing event, a male student died from an electric shock at a secondary school in Nam Ron Subdistrict, Kantang District, Trang Province. The tragedy struck during the school's sports day on Friday, June 21.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330519-trang-schools-ordered-to-stop-using-water-coolers-after-student-dies-from-electrocution/

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Richard Burrows, Phuket's 'Peter Smith', faces 30 more charges

 

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Richard John Ramsey Burrows, now aged 80, failed to turn up for a trial at Chester Crown Court in 1997. Picture courtesy: Liverpool Echo

 

A man arrested at Heathrow Airport after nearly three decades on the run is now facing almost 30 more charges.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330526-richard-burrows-phukets-peter-smith-faces-30-more-charges/

 

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Body of missing Belgian man found after ignoring red flag in Phuket
byf Petch Petpailin 

 

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Photo via Facebook/ Phuket Times ภูเก็ตไทม์

 

A Belgian man drowned after ignoring a red flag warning on Freedom Beach in Phuket. Thai netizens’ opinions were divided. Some expressed condolences to his family, while others condemned him for being reckless and causing trouble to rescuers.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330527-body-of-missing-belgian-man-found-after-ignoring-red-flag-in-phuket/

 

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Foreign man caught urinating on tuk tuk amid traffic jam in Phuket
by Petch Petpailin 

 

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A foreign man was caught on camera taking the p*ss on a red tuk tuk in the Patong neighbourhood of Phuket on Friday. A video of the incident quickly went viral on Thai social media on Friday, June 21.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330533-foreign-man-caught-urinating-on-tuk-tuk-amid-traffic-jam-in-phuket/

 

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Pathum Thani woman arrested for attacking locals with sticks
by Ryan Turner 

 

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Police in Pathum Thani arrested a woman who attacked locals with a wooden stick and a knife, resulting in injuries including a sprained wrist for one victim and causing property damage. The suspect made incoherent statements and is currently detained for further questioning before legal proceedings start.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330534-pathum-thani-woman-arrested-for-attacking-locals-with-sticks/

 

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Russian Man Arrested in Phuket for Illegal Motorcycle Lessons

 

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A 29-year-old Russian man, Lazarev, was arrested in Phuket on charges of working without a valid work permit. Lazarev was secretly operating as a motorcycle instructor in the old floating market parking lot of Kathu Subdistrict, teaching driving lessons to foreign tourists.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330538-russian-man-arrested-in-phuket-for-illegal-motorcycle-lessons/

 

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Commerce Ministry monitors 18 categories as transport costs surge

 

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The Commerce Ministry launched a comprehensive monitoring initiative for prices across 18 categories as transport costs for the logistics sector surged by up to 9%.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330555-commerce-ministry-monitors-18-categories-as-transport-costs-surge/

 

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Impending impacts of upcoming court rulings on Srettha and MFP

 

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Thailand’s political landscape is set for a significant shift as the upcoming Constitutional Court ruling on the cases of Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin and the opposition Move Forward Party (MFP) leader next month.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1330556-impending-impacts-of-upcoming-court-rulings-on-srettha-and-mfp/

 

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