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Beware of fake beef

Beware bogus beef – online sales and vendors caught with suspicious steak | The Thaiger   Buying beef online? Is it real beef or faux beef? Almost all of the samples of ‘beef” ordered online, or taken as samples from schools in Bangkok and Prachinburi province, were found to be fake. The Halal Science Centre at Chulalongkorn University did the checks and was astonished to...
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UPDATE Wednesday-Search resumes for missing people from sunken ferry

A team of divers leave on a rubber boat to resume the search on Wednesday for three people from the  Raja 4 ferry who were still missing. The ferry capsized in a storm off Koh Samui on Saturday night. (Photo: Supapong Chaolan)  A team of divers leave on a rubber boat to resume the search on Wednesday for three people from the Raja 4 ferry who were still missing. The ferry capsized in a storm off Koh Samui on Saturday night. (Photo: Supapong Chaolan) SURAT THANI: The search resumed on Wednesday for...
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The worst of Covid-19 is yet to come

Siam Square, a popular destination for foreign tourists and Thais alike, is nearly deserted in March as local infections soared. (Photo by Nutthawat Wicheanbut)  Siam Square, a popular destination for foreign tourists and Thais alike, is nearly deserted in March as local infections soared. (Photo by Nutthawat Wicheanbut)   I am not talking about the pandemic. I optimistically assume the Covid-19 pandemic is over for Thailand as we have had zero domestic infections for...
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Prayut warns police after gambling den shootout

Police investigators and forensic experts arrive to collect evidence at a gambling den where four people, including a police major, and there other people were killed in a shooting in Yannawa district of the capital on Monday night.  (Photo by Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)  Police investigators and forensic experts arrive to collect evidence at a gambling den where four people, including a police major, and there other people were killed in a shooting in Yannawa district of the capital on Monday night.  (Photo by Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)   Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has vowed he...
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Dual prices on attractions in Thailand mulled

Foreigners are charged 200 baht to enter Sa Morakot (Emerald Pool), a popular attraction in Krabi, while Thais pay just 20 baht. (Photo from 2PriceThailand Facebook page)  Foreigners are charged 200 baht to enter Sa Morakot (Emerald Pool), a popular attraction in Krabi, while Thais pay just 20 baht. (Photo from 2PriceThailand Facebook page)   The Tourism and Sports Ministry plans to propose to the prime minister the idea of ditching dual pricing at local attractions for...
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One injured as business row over face masks erupts

     By THE NATION Business rivalry over face masks was suspected to be the reason behind a gunfight between two groups that left one person injured in Bangkok’s Bang Khae district.   Lak Song police were informed early on Sunday (August 1) that a yellow Porsche was fired at...
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Ferry capsizes off Koh Samui, 7 missing

Rescue officials help survivors after a Raja ferry capsized off Koh Samui in Surat Thani on Sunday night. (Photo from Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office in Surat Thani)  Rescue officials help survivors after a Raja ferry capsized off Koh Samui in Surat Thani on Sunday night. (Photo from Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office in Surat Thani) SURAT THANI: Seven people were missing and nine others rescued after a ferry hit by a strong storm capsized after leaving Koh...
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Thailand tops global ranking for handling of Covid-19 crisis Jul 29. 2020

     By THE NATION Thailand ranked highest in a global survey for its effective handling of Covid-19 and recovery from the crisis. The Global Covid-19 Index (GCI), published yesterday (July 28), gave Thailand an index score of 82.06, putting it on top of the global chart as an example...
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