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  • Nok Air gamble fails to take off costing airline millions
    on May 19, 2022 at 5:05 am

    Low-cost budget airline Nok Air’s gamble of investing in a special route to boost tourism has backfired to the tune of 40 million baht. The Thai airline, which mostly operates domestic services out of Don Mueang International Airport, introduced the Bangkok to Betong route in February but plan to scrap it in July after suffering heavy losses. The Betong International Airport in the southern province of Yala fully opened for commercial flights in February after the opening schedule was delayed due to Covid-19. Nok Air teamed up with a number of different tourism agencies and the state department to provide The story Nok Air gamble fails to take off costing airline millions as seen on Thaiger News.

  • Stolen gold found scattered in northern Thailand
    on May 19, 2022 at 5:05 am

    After a robber stole several pricy items from a gold shop earlier this week, police found 7 trays of gold ornaments in the middle of a river in northern Thailand’s Tak province. Local people showed the gold to police after they spotted it on an islet in the middle of Ping River in the main city district. The locals also showed police 6 pieces of gold ornaments including clasps of gold ornaments, and gold bracelets, on a footpath near the Wang Hin-Pra Dang Bridge in Muang district. The robber allegedly forced staff at Thong Yaowarat Sinthawee gold shop to hand The story Stolen gold found scattered in northern Thailand as seen on Thaiger News.

  • UWC Thailand to host Moonlit Melodies Refugee Fundraising Concert
    on May 19, 2022 at 5:05 am

    Press Release UWC Thailand will be hosting a fundraising concert, Moonlit Melodies, on 10 June 2022 at the Pavilions Hotels & Resorts Firefly Restaurant. The highlight of the evening will be performances from the Harvard Radcliffe Pitches, an acapella group comprised of 13 Harvard undergraduates, including a UWC alumni. This exceptional group of treble-voiced musicians is dedicated to preserving and performing the jazz standards and American tunes that have impressed audiences for generations. In partnership with its sister campus, UWC South East Asia, UWC Thailand has committed to supporting female Afghan refugee students joining UWC Thailand in August 2022 for their final two The story UWC Thailand to host Moonlit Melodies Refugee Fundraising Concert as seen on Thaiger News.

  • Chon Buri man shot and killed trying to collect debt
    on May 19, 2022 at 5:05 am

    A man in Chon Buri’s Sattahip district has confessed to shooting and killing another man who tried to collect a large debt from him. 45 year old Kanpongpisut Yaichaingnua told police on Monday that he killed the man at a restaurant. Kanpongpisut’s stepdaughter told the police that the victim, 50 year old Pairoj Runroj, had come to the restaurant to collect 10,000 baht that he had loaned to her mother. The mother was not there, so Kanpongpisut tried to convince Pairoj to wait to be paid back. But Pairoj is alleged to have demanded his money back right then and The story Chon Buri man shot and killed trying to collect debt as seen on Thaiger News.

  • Prominent Thai lung specialist dismisses claim that mRNA boosters cause lymphoma
    on May 19, 2022 at 5:05 am

    A leading lung specialist at Bangkok’s Vichaiyut Hospital has completely dismissed claims that mRNA boosters against Covid-19 can cause ‘lymphoma’. According to a Nation Thailand report, Dr Manoon Leechawengwongs has rubbished the claims as “fake news”, urging Thais not to believe them, citing a long list of evidence of the vaccines’ efficacy and no credible reports linking the mRNA vaccines with lymphoma. It’s understood the rumour began circulating on social media and has now been widely-shared by Thai internet users. The claim is that the high level of immunity offered by mRNA boosters could trigger lymphoma. Manoon says the story The story Prominent Thai lung specialist dismisses claim that mRNA boosters cause lymphoma as seen on Thaiger News.

  • Danish man left suicidal after being raped for a week in Phuket
    on May 19, 2022 at 5:05 am

    A Danish man confessed he was left suicidal after being kidnapped, drugged and raped at the popular Thai holiday resort of Phuket five years ago. Mathias Søby Kristensen revealed in a no holds barred interview on a Danish TV documentary how he still has nightmares after being drugged and sexually abused by a Thai man while on holiday at the picturesque island retreat in 2017. The 27 year old made public on the Danish TV series how his drink was spiked on a night out in Phuket. He remembers waking up on a pavement the following morning when a Thai The story Danish man left suicidal after being raped for a week in Phuket as seen on Thaiger News.

  • Political activist has bail denied over missing pay slip
    on May 19, 2022 at 5:05 am

    A bail application from monarchy reform activist Tantawan Tuatulanon has been rejected over a missing pay slip. Thai PBS World reports that the Criminal Court denied a bail application submitted by Move Forward leader, Pita Limjaroenrat. The reason given was that Pita had not submitted his MP’s pay slip with the application. According to the court, Pita needed to provide a pay slip that would prove he receives a salary and to rule out any other reasons for granting bail. The Move Forward leader had submitted a letter issued by the Office of the Secretary-General of the Parliament to certify The story Political activist has bail denied over missing pay slip as seen on Thaiger News.

  • Make your dream vacation at these 5 grandest luxury villas in Phuket
    on May 19, 2022 at 5:05 am

    Sponsored  Over the years, the island of Phuket has become a magnet for luxury travellers who seek to experience the finer things in life. While 5-star hotels and boutique resorts have gratified the needs of discerning holidaymakers, a relatively new form of accommodation has come to redefine the true meaning of a luxury stay – private villas. Set in the most enviable locations, these ultra-posh vacation rentals turn dream holidays into reality. They boast extravagant amenities such as multiple infinity swimming pools, private cinemas, fully-equipped gyms, game rooms, and in-house spas. The service is just as unparalleled – hyper-personalised where The story Make your dream vacation at these 5 grandest luxury villas in Phuket as seen on Thaiger News.

  • Thai officials say schools can set their own hair rules, but no harsh punishment
    on May 19, 2022 at 5:05 am

    Thailand school haircut drama continues as the Education Ministry has announced yesterday that schools are free to set their own hairstyle rules. While Education Minister Trinuch Thienthong added that schools have been ordered not to impose harsh punishments on students who violate hairstyle rules, the secretary-general of Thailand’s Basic Education Commission reiterated that responsibility over the rules lies with schools. Trinuch said that schools have the flexibility to set rules with students and parents. Thailand’s supposedly ‘official’ laws on haircuts changed 2 years ago, letting students wear their hair long, as long as it is “neat and tidy”. The law The story Thai officials say schools can set their own hair rules, but no harsh punishment as seen on Thaiger News.

  • Health officials urge vulnerable groups to get free flu vaccine
    on May 19, 2022 at 5:05 am

    People in vulnerable health groups are being urged to take up the free flu vaccine being offered at government clinics. Jakkrit Ngowsiri from the National Health Security Office says his office is working with the Department of Disease Control to offer 4.2 million doses of the flu vaccine to 7 vulnerable groups, between May 1 and August 31. The vaccine reduces the risk of the flu causing severe illness and death. The Bangkok Post reports that the cost of the vaccine is covered by Thailand’s universal health scheme, with the jab being offered on a first-come, first-served basis at government The story Health officials urge vulnerable groups to get free flu vaccine as seen on Thaiger News.