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Thailand bans baby food ads and tells women to breastfeed - ASEAN/East Asia

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Thailand bans baby food ads and tells women to breastfeed - ASEAN/East Asia

- BANGKOK: A new law which bans manufacturers, importers and distributors from advertising and marketing infant formula milk or powdered milk and other food products for toddlers will be in effect next month. The Department of Health has confirmed that the Control of Marketing of Infant and Young Child Food Act 2017, which was published in the Royal Gazette on July 10, will be in effect on Sept 9
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Thai Rice Soup With Pork-Cilantro Meatballs Recipe

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Thai Rice Soup With Pork-Cilantro Meatballs Recipe

- Jok, also called congee, is a rice porridge that’s like the oatmeal of Asia -- a soft, soothing, filling breakfast that can be sparked with add-ins and toppings for flavor and crunch. Before dawn in Bangkok, jok vendors begin the battle to make the juiciest meatballs, the tiniest ginger matchsticks and the liveliest pickled fresh chiles. This recipe, which also makes a great lunch on a chilly weekend morning, is adapted from two cooks: Leela Punyaratabandhu, author of Simple Thai Food, who makes a vendor-style, puddingy jok; and Chrissy Teigen, the Thai-American supermodel, who makes a simpler version, adapted from her mother Vilaluck’s home recipe
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Remaja 14 tahun dituduh hina Raja Thai

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Remaja 14 tahun dituduh hina Raja Thai

- BANGKOK: Seorang remaja lelaki berusia 14 tahun bersama lapan yang lain didakwa atas tuduhan menghina institusi Raja Thailand pada Jumaat. Semua sembilan tertuduh didakwa terbabit membakar potret Raja Thailand, Raja Maha Vajiralongkorn dan ayahanda baginda, mendiang Raja Bhumibol Adulyadej di beberapa lokasi di timur laut wilayah Khon Kaen, Mei lalu. Sekiranya kes berkenaan diterima oleh mahkamah juvana di wilayah Khon Kaen, ia adalah kes pertama membabitkan penghinaan institusi Raja oleh seorang pesalah di bawah usia 15 tahun
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Malaysia thrashes Thailand by 160 runs

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Malaysia thrashes Thailand by 160 runs

- KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia, spearheaded by a superb 79 run feat by Virandeep Singh, opened the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games men’s 50 overs cricket competition in style by beating Thailand by 160 runs at the Kinrara Oval, today. Thailand, chasing Malaysia’s 265 runs for five wickets, could only manage 105 runs in 35 overs (all out). Virandeep was later named man-of-the-match. Cricket, introduced in the SEA Games programme for the first time, features Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and Myanmar
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Thai 14-year-old boy and 8 others charged with royal defamation

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Thai 14-year-old boy and 8 others charged with royal defamation

- BANGKOK: A 14-year-old boy, along with 8 others, have been charged with royal defamation, a police officer in Khon Kaen province told Reuters on Friday. The nine suspects were allegedly involved in setting fire to portraits of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his father, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in several spots around the northeastern province of Khon Kaen in May
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Thai 14-year-old boy and eight others charged with royal defamation

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Thai 14-year-old boy and eight others charged with royal defamation

- BANGKOK (REUTERS) - A 14-year-old boy, along with eight others, have been charged with royal defamation, a police officer in Khon Kaen province told Reuters on Friday (Aug 18). The nine suspects were allegedly involved in setting fire to portraits of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his father, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in several spots around the northeastern province of Khon Kaen in May
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National shooter Nur Suryani expects Thai, Singapore shooters to challenge her for gold

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National shooter Nur Suryani expects Thai, Singapore shooters to challenge her for gold

- PETALING JAYA: National elite shooter, Nur Suryani Mohd Taibi is expected to see Singapore and Thailand shooters crossing her path for a glorious outing at the 2017 Kuala Lumpur Sea Games in Subang Shooting Range from Aug 21 to 26. The national Olympian conceded Singapore’s Jasmine Ser Xiang Wei and Attapon Uea-aree of Thailand were strong contenders in the two events she is participating namely the 50m rifle prone and 50m rifle three positions at the ongoing Sea Games
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SEA Games: Singapore netballers maintain momentum with Thailand win

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SEA Games: Singapore netballers maintain momentum with Thailand win

- KUALA LUMPUR: Defending champions Singapore beat Thailand in their final round-robin netball match on Friday (Aug 18). The scoreline did not reflect the competitiveness of the match, but the team managed to edge in front for each of the four quarters to run out 59-41 winners. Earlier in the week, the defending SEA Games gold medallists lost to arch-rivals Malaysia, whom they beat in the 2015 finals, before bouncing back with a strong win over the Philippines
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Govt mulls military camp along Kelantan-Thai border

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Govt mulls military camp along Kelantan-Thai border

- RANTAU PANJANG: The Defence Ministry is considering a proposal to set up a military camp along the Kelantan-Thai border here. Its minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said he will ask Army chief Gen Datuk Seri Zulkiple Kassim to study the proposal to set up the camp in Rantau Panjang, which is close to the border. “(If the proposal is approved), the Defence Ministry will use the camp to house some 1,700 soldiers from the Border Regiment
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Kingsgate shares soar as Thai government lifts ban

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Kingsgate shares soar as Thai government lifts ban

- Thailand's military government has lifted its controversial ban on Australian miner Kingsgate's gold mine in northern Thailand. Sydney-based Kingsgate's share price soared on the news and were trading 36 per cent higher at 30¢ in early afternoon trade. But the company says it will need to explore a number of matters before it decides whether to re-open the Chatree mine, 280 kilometres north of Bangkok
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Bangkok hostel offers the feel of a real prison - ASEAN/East Asia

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Bangkok hostel offers the feel of a real prison - ASEAN/East Asia

- BANGKOK: With its narrow rooms, metal bars and bunk beds, Bangkok’s first prison-themed hostel promises the look and feel of a real jail in the bustling Thai capital. The Sook Station hostel in Bangkok’s Udom Suk neighbourhood offers guests pin-striped pyjamas for 700 baht (RM90) and a wall with a height chart to take their mugshots. The nine-room hostel is the first foray into the hospitality industry for Sittichai Chaivoraprug, 55, and his wife Piyanat Teekavanich, 49, after careers in the technology sector
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Shocking moment terrified toddler rescued while paragliding on Thai beach

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Shocking moment terrified toddler rescued while paragliding on Thai beach

- A terrified two-year-old can be heard crying in distress after she is forced to take part in a parasail with her father. Filmed on Patong beach in Phuket, Thailand, by shocked onlooker, David Carlyle, the tiny toddler can be seen flying through the air until she is caught by people on the beach and has to be comforted and carried away
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Suspected Thai militants turn stolen cars into bombs - police

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Suspected Thai militants turn stolen cars into bombs - police

- BANGKOK: Suspected militants raided a car dealership in southern Thailand and turned two of the cars into bombs, police said on Thursday, adding that a "new generation" of Muslim separatists was operating in the insurgency-plagued region. A group of men raided the dealership in Songkhla province near the border with Malaysia on Wednesday and made off with a car which exploded on a rural road in neighbouring Pattani province, prompting an exchange of gunfire, police said
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Brits holidaying in Thailand are warned to leave their e-cigarettes at home or face PRISON

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Brits holidaying in Thailand are warned to leave their e-cigarettes at home or face PRISON

- The Foreign Office warns that any e-cigarettes found by Thai officials are likely to be confiscated, with the owner fined or sent to prison for up to ten years.
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Toyota launches 1st eco sedan in Thailand to boost green car sales

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Toyota launches 1st eco sedan in Thailand to boost green car sales

- BANGKOK (Kyodo) -- Toyota Motor Corp. has unveiled its first environmentally friendly sedan model in Thailand to boost its green vehicle sales on the back of growing demand for eco cars in the local market. The "Yaris ATIV" subcompact sedan, released Tuesday, is aimed to leverage its overall sales of eco cars to 7,700 units monthly by year-end, including its first Yaris hatchback eco model launched in 2013 with current monthly sales of over 3,000 units, the company said
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Postal boating: The Bangkok mailman still bringing word by canal

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Postal boating: The Bangkok mailman still bringing word by canal

- BANG KHUN THIAN, Thailand: Revving up his engine as the monsoon clouds begin to open, Nopadol Choihirun steers his weathered boat under a two-lane bridge to keep his pile of envelopes and parcels dry. Dodging the downpour is a regular challenge for the 55-year-old, one of Bangkok's last remaining postmen to deliver mail by boat to waterfront homes in low-lying parts of the capital
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  • Kingsgate shares soar as Thai government lifts ban
    Kingsgate shares soar as Thai government lifts ban

    , smh.com.au

    Thailand's military government has lifted its controversial ban on Australian miner Kingsgate's gold mine in northern Thailand. Sydney-based Kingsgate's share price soared on the news and were trading 36 per cent higher at 30¢ in early afternoon trade. But the company says it will need to explore a number of matters before it decides whether to re-open the Chatree mine, 280 kilometres north of Bangkok
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Politics & Government

  • US Secretary of State Tillerson makes first visit to Thailand
    US Secretary of State Tillerson makes first visit to Thailand

    , straitstimes.com

    BANGKOK - United States secretary of state Rex Tillerson met his Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok on Tuesday (Aug 8) after discussions with regional diplomats in Manila. Mr Tillerson, the most senior US official to visit the kingdom since its 2014 military coup, will “discuss issues of mutual benefit” during his trip here, said Thailand’s foreign ministry. He is scheduled to also meet Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha, as well as pay his respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in October last year
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Sports

  • Malaysia thrashes Thailand by 160 runs
    Malaysia thrashes Thailand by 160 runs

    , nst.com.my

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia, spearheaded by a superb 79 run feat by Virandeep Singh, opened the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games men’s 50 overs cricket competition in style by beating Thailand by 160 runs at the Kinrara Oval, today. Thailand, chasing Malaysia’s 265 runs for five wickets, could only manage 105 runs in 35 overs (all out). Virandeep was later named man-of-the-match. Cricket, introduced in the SEA Games programme for the first time, features Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and Myanmar
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Business

  • Kingsgate shares soar as Thai government lifts ban
    Kingsgate shares soar as Thai government lifts ban

    , smh.com.au

    Thailand's military government has lifted its controversial ban on Australian miner Kingsgate's gold mine in northern Thailand. Sydney-based Kingsgate's share price soared on the news and were trading 36 per cent higher at 30¢ in early afternoon trade. But the company says it will need to explore a number of matters before it decides whether to re-open the Chatree mine, 280 kilometres north of Bangkok
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Health

  • Bomb blast Bangkok hospital, at least 20 injured
    Bomb blast Bangkok hospital, at least 20 injured

    , todayonline.com

    BANGKOK — At least 20 people are injured following a bomb blast at a public hospital in the Thai capital on Monday (May 22) morning. The explosion at the Phramongkutklao Hospital reportedly occured on the first floor room of the Chalermphrakiat building, in a reception room for retired civil servants at about 11am Monday, the same day Thailand marked the third anniversary of a coup d’etat that brought the current military regime to power
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Family & Parenting

  • Thailand bans baby food ads and tells women to breastfeed - ASEAN/East Asia
    Thailand bans baby food ads and tells women to breastfeed - ASEAN/East Asia

    , thestar.com.my

    BANGKOK: A new law which bans manufacturers, importers and distributors from advertising and marketing infant formula milk or powdered milk and other food products for toddlers will be in effect next month. The Department of Health has confirmed that the Control of Marketing of Infant and Young Child Food Act 2017, which was published in the Royal Gazette on July 10, will be in effect on Sept 9
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Society & Culture

  • Two former Thai PMs acquitted over 2008 protest deaths
    Two former Thai PMs acquitted over 2008 protest deaths

    , afp.com

    Thailand's highest court on Wednesday acquitted two ex-prime ministers and two former top police officers over their role in a 2008 crackdown on anti-government protesters that killed two people. Former premier Somchai Wongsawat and his then-deputy Chavalit Yongchaiyudh faced negligence charges over a police operation to remove protesters who had laid siege to parliament. The deadly incident was one of many violent flare-ups over the past decade between their political camp, a populist movement led by former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, and a conservative Bangkok-based establishment
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Police crack down on anti-Muslim radicals in Myanmar after mob violence
    Police crack down on anti-Muslim radicals in Myanmar after mob violence

    , smh.com.au

    Bangkok: Police in Myanmar have moved to arrest ultra-nationalists backed by Buddhist monks amid a resurgence of mob violence aimed at the country's Muslim minority. While international attention has focussed on atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in western Rakhine State, attacks on Muslims in other parts of the country, including the former capital, Yangon, point to a resurgence of wider anti-Muslim vehemence 13 months after the government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi took office
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Thai stars get the royal treatment from Malaysian fans
    Thai stars get the royal treatment from Malaysian fans

    , thestar.com.my

    PETALING JAYA: Fans of Thai television drama Princess Hours showed up in full force to give their favourite stars the red carpet treatment. Hundreds of screaming “lakorn” (Thai term for TV drama series) fans thronged Sunway Pyramid yesterday afternoon for a chance to meet Princess Hours cast members Tao (Sattaphong Phiangphor), Pattie (Ungsumalynn Sirapatsakmetha), Phan (Stephane Saisean Pagniez) and Bebe (Thanchanok Ritnaka)
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Education

  • Six-year-old Thai student in coma after being left in school pickup
    Six-year-old Thai student in coma after being left in school pickup

    , straitstimes.com

    BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A six-year-old boy has slipped into a coma after being left behind in a locked school pickup truck for several hours on Monday (July 31) in Ayutthaya. The student, who has not been named, is on a respirator but is showing no response to stimuli. The pickup driver, 57-year-old Boonlert Wattakee, surrendered to police on Tuesday
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Farming

  • Thailand's new king watches as sacred oxen predict good harvest
    Thailand's new king watches as sacred oxen predict good harvest

    , todayonline.com

    BANGKOK - Thailand's new King Maha Vajiralongkorn attended an annual plowing ceremony on Friday where sacred oxen predicted a bountiful harvest, auguring well for the world's second largest rice exporter's hopes of selling more this year. The royal plowing ceremony is an ancient Brahminical rite which heralds the start of the new rice growing season. Broadcast on state television, the rite is celebrated in Thailand as a national holiday for state employees
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Travel & Recreation

  • Thai Rice Soup With Pork-Cilantro Meatballs Recipe
    Thai Rice Soup With Pork-Cilantro Meatballs Recipe

    , nytimes.com

    Jok, also called congee, is a rice porridge that’s like the oatmeal of Asia -- a soft, soothing, filling breakfast that can be sparked with add-ins and toppings for flavor and crunch. Before dawn in Bangkok, jok vendors begin the battle to make the juiciest meatballs, the tiniest ginger matchsticks and the liveliest pickled fresh chiles. This recipe, which also makes a great lunch on a chilly weekend morning, is adapted from two cooks: Leela Punyaratabandhu, author of Simple Thai Food, who makes a vendor-style, puddingy jok; and Chrissy Teigen, the Thai-American supermodel, who makes a simpler version, adapted from her mother Vilaluck’s home recipe
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Law & Crime

  • Thai 14-year-old boy and eight others charged with royal defamation
    Thai 14-year-old boy and eight others charged with royal defamation

    , straitstimes.com

    BANGKOK (REUTERS) - A 14-year-old boy, along with eight others, have been charged with royal defamation, a police officer in Khon Kaen province told Reuters on Friday (Aug 18). The nine suspects were allegedly involved in setting fire to portraits of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his father, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in several spots around the northeastern province of Khon Kaen in May
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Life & Style

  • 'SOS note' saves Thai women forced into prostitution in South Korea [VIDEO]
    'SOS note' saves Thai women forced into prostitution in South Korea [VIDEO]

    , koreatimes.co.kr

    By Lee Han-soo A Thai woman's wits have led to her rescue and that of four others from a brothel in South Korea. The Busan Metropolitan Police Agency revealed the case on Wednesday. The incident started when the five women visited a Busan supermarket on May 16 under the "guidance" of a Korean man. The women were regular customers who visited late at night to buy daily necessities
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Motoring

  • Thai fuel tanker sailing to Singapore attacked by pirates in Malaysian waters
    Thai fuel tanker sailing to Singapore attacked by pirates in Malaysian waters

    , todayonline.com

    KUALA LUMPUR — A Thai-registered tanker fell victim to maritime pirates who syphoned 1.5 million litres of diesel from the vessel last week. According to Thai Royal Navy Rear Admiral (RAdm) Pornchai Pinthong, the incident took place in Malaysian waters off the coast of Kuantan on Friday (June 23). The vessel had 3.8 million litres of diesel prior to the attack
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Science & Nature

  • Heavy rain predicted in Thailand for next five days
    Heavy rain predicted in Thailand for next five days

    , straitstimes.com

    BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Rainfall will increase in many parts of Thailand, including Bangkok, over the next five days. The Meteorological Department has predicted higher rainfall and heavy downpours for many provinces in the country's east, south and central regions. The agency warned residents of Bangkok and its adjacent provinces of the dangers associated with cloudbursts and accumulated significant rainfall
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Media & Information

  • Thailand: Govt must withdraw ‘repressive’ media law – rights group
    Thailand: Govt must withdraw ‘repressive’ media law – rights group

    , asiancorrespondent.com

    THE Thai government should immediately withdraw the latest draft of a “repressive” law that seeks to tighten control of news reporting in Thailand, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Saturday. Their call comes after it was announced that Thailand’s National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA), a junta-appointed media reform panel, will consider the Bill on the Protection and Promotion of Media Rights, Freedom, Ethics and Professional Standards on May 1, 2017
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