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Staging Olympics 'a suicide mission', says Japanese exec

Holding the Olympics as planned in Tokyo in two months would be like a “suicide mission” because Japan has been so late in vaccinating its population, a Japanese business leader has warned.

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Staging Olympics 'a suicide mission', says Japanese exec
20:11

One of three Krabi murder suspects surrenders

KRABI: One of three men wanted for the murder of a 54-year-old man whose body was found buried in a rubber plantation has turned himself in to police and implicated a cousin in the fatal shooting.

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One of three Krabi murder suspects surrenders
19:23

1,219 more cases found in 3 prisons

Days after admitting it had found more than 2,800 Covid cases in prisons, Corrections Department reports another 1,200, but says it is getting things under control.

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How many more?
18:31

Myanmar school reopening order resisted

Myanmar’s military government says it aims to reopen public schools on June 1 but many teachers and students have said they will refuse to return, in protest against the junta that seized power in a Feb 1 coup.

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Myanmar school reopening order resisted
16:51

Police hold four linked to high-profile scam

Police have arrested four high-profile suspects in connection with a fraudulent investment ring, including a well-known tourism project, with damage estimated at 1 billion baht.

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Police hold four linked to high-profile scam
16:21

Covid outbreak closes Korat sausage factory

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Authorities have ordered the closure of a sausage factory in Muang district for 14 days after the number of Covid-19 infections linked to a cluster in the factory rose to 30.

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Covid outbreak closes Korat sausage factory
15:56

Jab-booking app for foreigners coming soon

The government is developing a vaccination registration app especially for foreign residents, who will also be eligible for walk-in service as soon as it is available, a spokesman said on Saturday.

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Jab-booking app for foreigners coming soon
14:11

Myanmar cash crisis taking heavy toll

Cash shortage has become a pressing daily problem for Myanmar residents, who face hours-long queues at cash-short banks or visits to black-market brokers who charge high fees.

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Where's the money?
13:56

Ying Charoen market to close as Covid cases rise

Ying Charoen market at Saphan Mai in Bang Khen district of Bangkok will close all zones from Sunday until May 23 after 10 more people contracted Covid-19, raising total infections there to 24.

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Ying Charoen market to close as Covid cases rise
11:54

84 illegal fishing traps seized in Pattani

PATTANI: Authorities have seized 84 illegal fishing traps at Pattani Bay in Muang district of this southern province.

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84 illegal fishing traps seized in Pattani
11:00

Penguin's social post spurs bail complaint

A Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) member on Friday asked the Criminal Court to review its decision to free Parit "Penguin" Chiwarak on bail after the protest leader was accused of violating his bail conditions in a social media post.

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Penguin's social post spurs bail complaint
10:33

Brothers linked to killing

KRABI: Warrants were issued for the arrest of three brothers in connection with the death of a man whose acid-soaked body was found buried in a rubber plantation on Thursday.

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10:00

Budget bill set for first reading

The budget bill for the 2022 fiscal year is tentatively scheduled for its first reading in the House of Representatives from May 31–June 2, chief government whip Wirach Ratanasate said.

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09:56

17 new Covid deaths, 3,095 new cases

Another 877 infections found in prisons inflate daily Covid figure to 3,095, with 17 deaths, as cumulative national case total approaches 100,000.

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+17 deaths
09:00

Trams out, buses in for thrifty Phuket

Phuket has swapped its planned tram system for an automated rapid transit (ART) bus system and saved 15 billion baht in the process.

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08:45

China's Zhurong rover makes history with Mars landing

BEIJING: China's Zhurong rover touched down on Mars early Saturday, state media reported, a triumph for Beijing's increasingly bold space ambitions and a history-making feat for a nation on its first-ever Martian mission.

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China's Zhurong rover makes history with Mars landing
08:00

Buri Ram makes Covid vaccinations compulsory

Authorities in Buri Ram have issued an order requiring everyone in the province to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or risk being fined or jailed for up to two years.

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Buri Ram makes Covid vaccinations compulsory
07:45

Late Lakers great Bryant remembered on eve of Hall of Fame induction

WASHINGTON: Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant loomed large Friday on the eve of his posthumous induction to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame alongside NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett.

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Late Lakers great Bryant remembered on eve of Hall of Fame induction
07:02

Airlines bemoan lack of coordinated approach to Covid effort

Industry foresees slow recovery, perhaps not until 2024, while mass inoculation trudges along.

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Slow aviation recovery
07:00

Govt readies to reopen skies

The Transport Ministry is gearing up for the resumption of air travel in November.

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Govt readies to reopen skies