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  • Week in review – the best of Thailand News Today | VIDEO
    by The Thaiger on January 16, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Click to watch HERE….. https://youtu.be/O0HpP6nOSbs Thailand News Today covers five days a week. Now we have a weekend edition which goes over the biggest, or best stories from the week. Out every Saturday afternoon, catch up with Jett and Tim’s major Thai news stories. Welcome to the Thailand News Today Weekend Edition. Click to watch HERE….. https://youtu.be/O0HpP6nOSbs The post Week in review – the best of Thailand News Today | VIDEO appeared first on The Thaiger News.

  • Thai laws, how to stay out of jail in Thailand | VIDEO
    by The Thaiger on January 16, 2021 at 7:13 am

    Thailand has plenty of laws, some of them applied more vigorously than others. Some not at all. But the ones they do apply can get you in hot water or, at worst, in a Thai jail. You DON’T want to end up there. Here’s a few of the better and lesser known Thai laws from The Thaiger. You can visit all our videos, and subscribe to our channel HERE. https://www.youtube.com/c/TheThaiger/videos The post Thai laws, how to stay out of jail in Thailand | VIDEO appeared first on The Thaiger News.

  • Norway adjusts advice after 28 possible vaccine-related deaths of elderly people
    by The Thaiger on January 16, 2021 at 6:49 am

    The deaths of 23 elderly people are being investigated after dying a short time of receiving their first Covid-19 vaccine in Norway. Apart from the 23 deaths, medical officials are also reporting several people falling ill after receiving their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. At this stage there has been no direct correlation between the people’s deaths and inoculation wit the Pfizer vaccine, but medical officials report that 13 out of 23 people who died showed “common side effects of mRNA vaccines” such as “diarrhea, nausea and fever”. mRNA vaccines are a new type of vaccine to protect The post Norway adjusts advice after 28 possible vaccine-related deaths of elderly people appeared first on The Thaiger News.

  • The road less travelled – trekking to the Kalim Viewpoint
    by The Thaiger on January 16, 2021 at 5:59 am

    There are two well known ways to get from Kathu to Kalim or Kamala – one is across the Patong Hill, and the other is much longer, through Srisoonthorn and along the coastal road from Surin the Kamala (very scenic too). But there’s also another way. Also very scenic but will take you about 2 hours through dense forest although there is a well-worn walking track. The track will take you from Kathu up to the Kalim Viewpoint. From here you can head back to Kathu along a different path, or down into Kalim, near Patong. Starting about halfway down The post The road less travelled – trekking to the Kalim Viewpoint appeared first on The Thaiger News.

  • Health Minister volunteering to receive first Covid jab, as effectiveness rate questioned
    by Maya Taylor on January 16, 2021 at 4:14 am

    “I’ll go first!” Thailand’s Public Health Minister has repeated his pledge to be the first person to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, in a bid to allay people’s concerns. Questions have been raised about the Chinese-manufactured Sinovac Biotech jab after its effectiveness rating was revised downwards by researchers in Brazil. Anutin Charnvirakul says the vaccine process will be overseen by Sophon Mekthon from the Ministry of Public Health and all safety criteria will be met. The Pattaya News reports that the minister says he has confidence in the safety of the vaccine and is willing to prove it by being the The post Health Minister volunteering to receive first Covid jab, as effectiveness rate questioned appeared first on The Thaiger News.

  • Nonthaburi gamblers given jail sentences
    by Maya Taylor on January 16, 2021 at 3:52 am

    Following a raid on an illegal gambling den in the central province of Nonthaburi, 41 people have been handed jail sentences at Nonthaburi Provincial Court. Somjit Hinkerd and Sorasak Janthamanee were convicted of running a gambling den in the Bang Bua Thong district and sentenced to 3 months and 15 days’ imprisonment. The other gamblers were sentenced to 15 days’ imprisonment, suspended for 1 year, and a 10,000 baht fine each. The gamblers were all arrested during a raid on Thursday night, which caught them playing a card game known as Dragon-Tiger. Nation Thailand reports that the property is owned The post Nonthaburi gamblers given jail sentences appeared first on The Thaiger News.

  • Pattaya City mayor planning local rollout of Covid-19 vaccine
    by Maya Taylor on January 16, 2021 at 3:20 am

    The mayor of Pattaya city says officials hope to be able to buy 240,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine for administration to local residents. Sonthaya Khunpluem is reviewing finances and plans to set aside approximately 80 million baht for vaccine procurement, subject to government approval. “Currently, house registration of Pattaya City has reached a total population of 120,000 people, then we would need about 240,000 shots of the vaccine. If the price of the supplied vaccine was approximately 300 baht, Pattaya would need a budget of at least 72 million baht in order to cover all the residents in the The post Pattaya City mayor planning local rollout of Covid-19 vaccine appeared first on The Thaiger News.

  • Government considering another registration round for co-payment scheme
    by Maya Taylor on January 16, 2021 at 2:56 am

    The Finance Ministery is considering adding another registration round to the Khon La Khrueng (“Let’s Go Halves”) co-payment scheme, as 1.34 million rights have not yet been taken up. The government introduced the scheme last October, in an effort to stimulate the Covid-battered economy. Under the scheme, Thai citizens get a 50% subsidy on the purchase of food, drink and general products, up to 150 baht per person per day, to a maximum of 3,000 baht for the duration of the scheme. Those who sign up need to make purchases within 14 days of their registration. The first phase got The post Government considering another registration round for co-payment scheme appeared first on The Thaiger News.

  • Bangkok’s air quality is ‘unhealthy’ today | VIDEO
    by The Thaiger on January 16, 2021 at 2:37 am

    Air quality around Bangkok this morning is awful. Partly due to the lack of wind to blow the smog out of the area. To the south of Bangkok, Samut Prakan and Samut Sakhon, the air quality is even worse with visibility on the ground cut to less than a kilometre. You would be well advised to reduce you activities outside on a day of high air pollution in the capital. The rating by airvisual.com is ‘unhealthy’. Readings around the inner city vary between 190 – 220. Areas to the east, including around Suvarnabhumi Airport, are higher. A lot of the The post Bangkok’s air quality is ‘unhealthy’ today | VIDEO appeared first on The Thaiger News.

  • Arrest warrants sought for 8 civilians suspected of smuggling migrant workers
    by Maya Taylor on January 16, 2021 at 2:27 am

    Deputy national police chief Damrongsak Kittiprapas has confirmed that arrest warrants are being sought for 8 civilians implicated in the illegal smuggling of migrant workers. The Bangkok Post reports that the 8 face charges of aiding and abetting illegal immigration. The workers were trafficked from Myanmar to the central Thai province of Samut Sakhon, where the latest outbreak of Covid-19 began last month. 20 police officers are also being investigated for their role in the smuggling operation. They have been suspended from duty pending a full investigation. It’s thought there are up to 25 police officers suspected of involvement. “After The post Arrest warrants sought for 8 civilians suspected of smuggling migrant workers appeared first on The Thaiger News.

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