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Former Democratic MP, Theptai Seanapong, has requested a probe into a meeting that allegedly took place between ex-National Police Chief, Sereepisuth Temeeyaves, and former PM Thaksin Shinawatra in the Police General Hospital.

 

Ex-MP Demands Probe into Thaksin's Hospital Meeting Amidst Power Abuse Claims

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1331922-ex-mp-demands-probe-into-thaksins-hospital-meeting-amidst-power-abuse-claims/

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Thailand aims for 3.4 trillion baht in tourism revenue by 2025

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Thailand’s Tourism Authority (TAT) plans to achieve 7.5% revenue growth or 3.4 trillion baht in 2025, while private operators advocate for airfare subsidies to boost income, to mark the upcoming year as Thailand Grand Tourism Year.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1331903-thailand-aims-for-34-trillion-baht-in-tourism-revenue-by-2025/

 

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Man Admits to Murder, Car Theft, and Gold Robbery in Chiang Mai

 

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In a stunning confession following his arrest, a 27-year-old man has admitted to a string of crimes in Chiang Mai, including murder, an audacious gold heist, and car theft.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1331951-man-admits-to-murder-car-theft-and-gold-robbery-in-chiang-mai/

 

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Russian Woman Arrested at Salon on Pha Ngan Island For Allegedly Working Illegally
By Goongnang Suksawat

 

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Surat Thani – A Russian woman was arrested at a salon on the Pha Ngan Island in Surat Thani for allegedly working illegally.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1331952-russian-woman-arrested-at-salon-on-pha-ngan-island-for-allegedly-working-illegally/

 

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Dashcam Footage Captures Motorcycle Cutting Off Car, Resulting in Fatal Collision in Pattaya
By Aim Tanakorn

 

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Pattaya — A car dashcam captured a motorcyclist cutting off a car in Pattaya before being hit and killed early on July 9th, 2024.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1331954-dashcam-footage-captures-motorcycle-cutting-off-car-resulting-in-fatal-collision-in-pattay/

 

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Cannabis Shop Owners Plead with Government Over Drug Reclassification

 

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Cannabis shop owners in Khon Kaen criticize the government for reclassifying cannabis as a narcotic. They question how they will be compensated after investing 10 million baht without seeing a return, despite following all regulations.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1331959-cannabis-shop-owners-plead-with-government-over-drug-reclassification/

 

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New Road in Kalasin to Ease Traffic and Support Future Growth

 

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Mr. Aphirat Chaiwongnoi, Director-General of the Department of Rural Roads, Ministry of Transport, announced that the Department of Rural Roads is working on a new road project in Kalasin.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1331965-new-road-in-kalasin-to-ease-traffic-and-support-future-growth/

 

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Foreign Mafia Intimidates Locals in Pattaya

 

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Residents Complain About Aggressive Foreign Mafia in Pattaya, Upset Over Thai Drivers Revving Engines

 

Today (July 10, 2024), Mr. Sompong, a 43-year-old chicken rice vendor, reported aggressive behavior by foreigners who have been causing disturbances and intimidating both locals and other foreigners.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1331968-foreign-mafia-intimidates-locals-in-pattaya/ 

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Burmese worker’s hand minced in meat grinder in Chon Buri
by Puntid Tantivangphaisal

 

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A 20 year old Burmese woman accidentally activated a meat grinder while cleaning it, resulting in a gruesome hand injury. The incident occurred at 10.30am today, July 9, at a dumpling shop in Bang Sai Market, Ban Bueng, Chon Buri province.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1331969-burmese-worker’s-hand-minced-in-meat-grinder-in-chon-buri/

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Motorbike Passenger Injured by Thrown Bottle in Kathu
By Goongnang Suksawat

 

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Kathu, Phuket- On Sunday night, July 7th, at 10:00 P.M., Mr. Abdulloh (25) from Narathiwat was riding a motorbike with his girlfriend, Ms. Jurapat (18), along Wichit Songkram Road in Kathu.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1331973-motorbike-passenger-injured-by-thrown-bottle-in-kathu/

 

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New Bus Routes to Link Major Airports and Tourist Spots

 

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PRESS RELEASE

 

State-run bus operator Transport Co announced on Monday (July 8 ) that it will introduce bus services to three major airports managed by Airports of Thailand (AOT).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1331974-new-bus-routes-to-link-major-airports-and-tourist-spots/

 

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British yoga teacher stranded in Bangkok airport over passport tear
by Puntid Tantivangphaisal

 

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A British yoga teacher was stranded at Suvarnabhumi Airport after being barred from boarding her flight home due to a slight tear in her passport.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1331983-british-yoga-teacher-stranded-in-bangkok-airport-over-passport-tear/

 

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Thailand braces for heavy rain and storms, Bangkok on alert
by Ryan Turner 

 

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Thailand is bracing for heavy rainfall and thunderstorms, with particularly severe weather expected in Bangkok, the northeast, and the east. The Meteorological Department of Thailand (TMD) has issued a warning today, July 10, advising caution amid forecasts of storms and heavy rain.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1332026-thailand-braces-for-heavy-rain-and-storms-bangkok-on-alert/

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Alleged child rapist arrested after fatal assault of a toddler

 

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A one-year-old toddler tragically died after being assaulted and sexually abused by her nanny’s husband in Nakhon Nayok. The incident has led to additional charges being considered by the police.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1332102-alleged-child-rapist-arrested-after-fatal-assault-of-a-toddler/

 

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Locals protest against dolomite mine near Thai national park

 

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Protests erupted near Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi as locals voiced their opposition to the opening of a private dolomite mine on a 540-rai plot of land, situated just 1 kilometre from the national park. Concerns centre around the potential negative impacts on their way of life and the park’s environment.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1332103-locals-protest-against-dolomite-mine-near-thai-national-park/

 

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Ang Thong park still positive amid worst coral bleaching in decades

 

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Ang Thong National Marine Park is experiencing its most severe coral bleaching event in a decade, with conditions expected to improve by August. The park anticipates earning over 40 million baht in revenue by the end of the fiscal year.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1332105-ang-thong-park-still-positive-amid-worst-coral-bleaching-in-decades/

 

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No plastics allowed: Koh Nang Yuan protects coral reefs

 

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Visitors to the stunning island of Koh Nang Yuan in southern Thailand are facing a surprising restriction: no plastic items or styrofoam boxes are allowed.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1332106-no-plastics-allowed-koh-nang-yuan-protects-coral-reefs/

 

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Thailand’s plan to turn food waste into lifesavers

 

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Thailand unveiled a plan to tackle food waste and hunger. The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) has teamed up with the Scholars of Sustenance Foundation (SOS) to outline the creation of a national food bank.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1332107-thailand’s-plan-to-turn-food-waste-into-lifesavers/

 

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PM Srettha to meet Malaysian PM for peace talks

 

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Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin announced a high-stakes meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim in a southern border province on August 3, though the exact location remains undecided.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1332110-pm-srettha-to-meet-malaysian-pm-for-peace-talks/

 

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Thailand postpones legal consultation on funding for digital wallets

 

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The Thai government has not yet requested legal guidance from the Council of State about using money from the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) to partially fund a digital wallet program. This was confirmed by the Secretary-General of the Council, Pakorn Nilprapunt. Pakorn explained that the government does not need approval from the council to use the national budget for the program as it has the freedom to manage its budget.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1332117-thailand-postpones-legal-consultation-on-funding-for-digital-wallets/

 

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Small earthquake causes tremors in Koh Samui, felt by local residents

 

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A mild earthquake of 2.0 magnitude rattled Koh Samui, a popular tourist destination in Surat Thani, Thailand, late at night. According to the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD), the quake occurred at 12:14 am on July 10 at a shallow depth of 1 kilometer. The tremor was distinctly felt by locals in several regions including Bo Phut, Soi Talad Kao, Lamai, Maret, and Koh Samui.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1332118-small-earthquake-causes-tremors-in-koh-samui-felt-by-local-residents/

 

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