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AVANI Family Package

March 24, 2017

Your loved ones deserve the best. Treat them to an unforgettable getaway of sun, sea and sand at AVANI Pattaya Resort and Spa. Spend time together by the pool or try new flavours together in the restaurants. Little ones eat for free.
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Indonesian visitors to Japan soaring to record levels

March 24, 2017

JAKARTA - The number of Indonesian travellers to Japan reached an all-time high of 17,900 in February, up 49.6% from a year ago, due to affordable plane tickets, the increasingly stable Indonesian economy and the easing of Japan's visa rules, according to the Japan...
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Chinese, Korean firms vie to build India’s longest road bridge

March 24, 2017

MUMBAI - China’s second-largest construction company is competing with at least six international builders, including two each from Japan and Korea, for $2.7 billion worth of contracts to build the largest road bridge in India.
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Malaysian inflation at 8-year high

March 24, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR - Consumer prices in Malaysia rose at the fastest pace in more than eight years in February, adding to the central bank’s policy dilemma as it tries to keep interest rates low to support the economy.
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SET up 2.83 to 1,571.55 at midday

March 24, 2017

The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index rose 0.18%, or 2.83 to 1,571.55 at noon on Friday.
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Don’t rip off festival fans

March 24, 2017
Don’t rip off festival fans

SIEM REAP, 24 March 2017: Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism has urged tourism operators and related businesses to maintain prices during major festivals. According to a Khmer Times report Tourism Minister, Thong Khon, threatened to suspend licenses of business...
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Discounts to draw more event visitors

March 24, 2017
Discounts to draw more event visitors

BANGKOK, 24 March 2017: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau launched, Wednesday, its Thailand CONNECT Welcome Package versioin III promotion that offers a discount of up to 20% for travellers who visit the country this year. Speaking at the launch...
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Thai airports improve passenger traffic

March 24, 2017
Thai airports improve passenger traffic

BANGKOK, 24 March 2017: Airports of Thailand reported strong increases in both aircraft movements and passenger traffic at the six airports under its management during February this year. AoT reported, on Tuesday, that all of its supervised airports...
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Drugs worth B200m found at garland seller’s house

March 24, 2017

LOP BURI - A garland seller was arrested after drugs worth an estimated 200 million baht were found hidden at his house in Tha Wung district.
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Regional hotel rates soften

March 24, 2017
Regional hotel rates soften

LONDON, 24 March 2017: Hotels in the Asia Pacific region reported mixed revenue and occupancy results during February 2017, according to the latest data from STR. Based on US dollar constant currency, year-over-year comparisons, hotels in the Asia...
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First Japanese food court opens in Myanmar

March 24, 2017

YANGON, Myanmar - The first Japanese food court in Myanmar has opened in Yangon in a joint venture between Tokyo-based trading giant Sojitz Corp and the largest local retail chain, City Mart Holdings.
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SET opens up 1.89 to 1,570.61

March 24, 2017

Thai stocks opened up 0.12% at the start of trade this morning.
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Matira Tantiprasut visits Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

March 24, 2017

Andre Brulhart (2nd right), general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, welcomes Yam Matira Tantiprasut (centre), TV Channel 3 actress, during her stay with family.
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Turning Point: Family status of migrants from Shan State and Thai citizenship policy

March 24, 2017

Pongpan Chumjai What are the dreams of families who migrated from Shan State and currently reside in Thailand? Many families hope to be reunited with family members in their home country; but there are many families who hope...
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Japanese skittish on EEC outlays

March 24, 2017

Despite strong incentives from the Thai government to attract investors in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), Japanese investors are still concerned about the impact of possible political risks on their investment in the megaproject, says Hiroki Mitsumata, president of...
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Somkid urges Thai-CLMV master plan

March 24, 2017

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand, the new drivers for Asean and Asian economic growth, should come up with a joint master plan for connectivity and key infrastructure development to strengthen the region's competitiveness, says Deputy Prime Minister Somkid...
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15 bidders for 2.07m tonnes of inedible state rice stocks

March 24, 2017

Fifteen bidders have proposed to a combined 2.07 million tonnes of inedible state rice stocks, which comprise 56% of the total 3.66 million tonnes of the grain unfit for human consumption put up for auction by the government.
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Relaxed rules on teachers irk academics

March 23, 2017

Several academics have opposed the Education Ministry's idea of allowing university graduates who do not hold a degree in education to become assistant teachers in public schools and vocational colleges.
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Apps to combat street racers, illegal alcohol

March 23, 2017

Two mobile apps have been launched for the public to report motorcycle street racing and illegal alcohol outlets in Bangkok.
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Pracha sues to overturn corruption impeachment

March 23, 2017

Former deputy interior minister Pracha Prasopdee has taken to court 33 members of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) and the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) for allegedly unlawfully impeaching him last year.
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Government to ask 70,000 refugees to go home

March 23, 2017

PHITSANULOK - Thailand will ask nearly 70,000 refugees displaced by skirmishes in Myanmar to return home, but only on a voluntary basis. Those ready to make the trip back home will be sent only gradually, 3rd Army chief Lt...
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CIA also can bug your Apple – WikiLeaks

March 23, 2017

WASHINGTON - The Central Intelligence Agency is able to permanently infect an Apple Mac computer so that even reinstalling the operating system will not erase the bug, according to documents published Thursday by WikiLeaks.
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Duterte blasts ‘US inaction’ in South China Sea

March 23, 2017

MANILA - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday accused the United States of having a provocative stance on the South China Sea and said its inaction when China started building man-made islands was the cause of tensions now besetting...
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London attacker was British-born ‘lone wolf’: PM

March 23, 2017

LONDON - British police named the man who killed three people near parliament before being shot dead as Khalid Masood, saying he had a string of criminal convictions but none for terrorism-related offences.
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The Thai junta’s 20-year plan omits the most urgent item

March 23, 2017
The Thai junta’s 20-year plan omits the most urgent item

WHEN its tanks rolled into Bangkok in 2014—ousting an elected government that had been paralysed by protests—Thailand’s ruling junta promised that democracy would be back in a jiffy. Three years on, there is still no sign of the...
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Saudis inflict 3-0 wound on Thailand

March 23, 2017

Visiting Saudi Arabia got maximum points against Thailand with a 3-0 victory that keeps the War Elephants at the bottom of Group B in the World Cup qualifiers.
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Philippines keeps rate unchanged, lowers inflation forecasts

March 23, 2017

MANILA - The Philippine central bank left its key overnight borrowing rate steady at 3.0% on Thursday, saying inflation should settle within its target for this year and next.
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China-backed AIIB approves 13 newcomers

March 23, 2017

BEIJING - The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) said Thursday it has approved 13 applicants, including Canada, Hong Kong and Sudan, to join the China-led institution launched about a year ago, expanding its membership to 70.
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London attacker ‘born in Britain’

March 23, 2017

LONDON - The man who mowed down pedestrians on a London bridge and fatally stabbed a police officer on Parliament's grounds was born in Britain and was known to intelligence services, the prime minister said Thursday.
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SE Asia stocks higher as investors track US healthcare bill

March 23, 2017

Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Thursday, in line with Asia and Wall Street, with investors closely watching the progress of a US healthcare bill that could affect President Donald Trump's ability to deliver on other campaign promises.
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New abbot sought to replace Dhammajayo

March 23, 2017

The government is trying to get a new abbot appointed to head Wat Dhammakaya, whose former leader is wanted for money laundering, an official said on Thursday.
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Hunt for sunbathing croc

March 23, 2017

RATCHABURI - Officials are hunting a crocodile after its appearance scared people living along the Maeklong River.
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Police say young activist they killed was drug dealer under investigation

March 23, 2017

Today, police are refuting claims that they framed a slain activist as a drug dealer before fatally shooting him in Chiang Mai last week. Chaiyaphum Pasae, whose ID says he was 21 but whom friends say was only...
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SET closes up 2.06 to 1,568.72

March 23, 2017

The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index climbed 0.13% or 2.06 points, to 1,568.72 on Thursday.
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Dutchman, 2 Thais die in 4-vehicle crash

March 23, 2017

KANCHANABURI - Three people were killed, including a foreigner, while six others were injured, in a crash involving four vehicles in Tha Maka district on Thursday morning.
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Three killed, including Dutchman, in four-vehicle crash

March 23, 2017

KANCHANABURI - Three people were killed, including a foreigner, while six others were injured, in a crash involving four vehicles in Tha Maka district on Thursday morning.
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