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13 Aug 2022

Chinese gambling kingpin taken into custody in Bangkok

Authorities in Bangkok have detained a controversial Chinese businessman who is the subject of an international arrest warrant for allegedly running an illegal online casino, police said Saturday.

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Chinese gambling kingpin taken into custody in Bangkok
13 Aug 2022

Cops 'sorry' for missing body in car

The Highway Police Division (HPD) has expressed regret over an incident in which its officers were accused of failing to notice a body trapped inside a wrecked car for 12 hours in Pattaya earlier this week.

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Cops 'sorry' for missing body in car
13 Aug 2022

'Little ghosts' in S Korea prompt ministry warning

The Foreign Affairs Ministry is warning Thais visiting South Korea against overstaying in the country to become illegal job seekers.

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'Little ghosts'
13 Aug 2022

Chinese rate Thailand No 4 as tourists return

Thailand is among the five most favourite destinations for Chinese travellers as the easing of pandemic restrictions sees more Chinese taking trips outside of the country.

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Chinese return
13 Aug 2022

Gambling with Thailand's future

Casino legalisation is back on the government's agenda after years of debate, and opinion is once again divided over its merits and drawbacks.

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Gambling with Thailand's future
13 Aug 2022

Provinces on alert for more floods

Flood alerts have been issued in 11 provinces, including Bangkok, after severe runoff unleashed by Tropical Storm Mulan flowed downstream from the North.

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Flood warning
13 Aug 2022

Sathit foresees end to list-MP tussle

A last-ditch effort to settle the wrangle over the calculation of list-MPs will succeed on Monday provided the quorum is met, said Sathit Pitutecha.

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End to list-MP tussle
13 Aug 2022

Smartphone sales set to struggle in 2022

Thailand's smartphone market is expected to experience flat growth or even decline this year due to the economic slump and a weaker baht.

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Smartphone sales to struggle
13 Aug 2022

King bestows royal pardons

Over 100,000 inmates will be released early or see their sentences reduced under a royal decree to mark His Majesty the King's 70th birthday and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother's 90th birthday.

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Royal pardons
12 Aug 2022

Ex-Sri Lankan president staying in inner Bangkok

Police advise ousted former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa not to leave his hotel in the heart of Bangkok for security reasons for as long as he stays in Thailand.

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'Stay inside'
12 Aug 2022

Rain drenched sheet smashes into car on Rama II Rd

A car was heavily damaged on Rama II Rd when a canvas filled with rainwater fell from an incomplete elevated road structure on Thursday night, just weeks after a fatal bridge collapse on the same route.

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Danger remains
12 Aug 2022

Zipmex crisis creates toxic Thai legacy

Crypto investors still shocked by situation.

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Toxic Thai legacy
12 Aug 2022

2,455 new Covid cases, 33 more deaths

Little change in the daily figures released by health officials, with 33 more Covid-related deaths and 2,455 new cases admitted to hospitals on Friday.

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+2,455 cases
12 Aug 2022

Hong Kong’s ban on CBD products leaves companies facing ruin

As Hong Kong takes its first steps towards cracking down on cannabidiol, businesses specialising in CBD-infused beers, coffees and other products are scrambling to work out what comes next.

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Beginning of end?
12 Aug 2022

Most of nation 'will get Covid by year's end'

It should take about three years from the emergence of Covid-19 for it to infect most of Thailand's population, a virologist said citing past surveillance of the virus.

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Nobody's safe
12 Aug 2022

FTI sees opportunity in strait spat

Thailand should take advantage of the China-Taiwan tensions by inviting companies like Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to invest here.

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FTI sees opportunity in strait spat
12 Aug 2022

Amendment to election bill given one more chance

A special meeting of MPs and senators will be held on Monday, the last chance for them to review the amendment of an election bill that supports the use of the number 500 in calculating party-list seats.

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One more chance
12 Aug 2022

Government moves to tame fuel crisis

The government will roll out a set of measures to ease the economic impact of the global fuel crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine war.

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Crisis and measures
12 Aug 2022

Director charged as script gets weirder

Police have decided to press charges against film director and fight choreographer Ramai "Danny" Moriphan, who was repatriated from Myanmar on Tuesday.

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Director charged as script gets weirder
11 Aug 2022

Ousted Sri Lankan president arrives in Thailand

Former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, having fled his country and seen his Singapore visa expire, arrives in Thailand but won't be here for long, the government says.

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Temporary stay