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Cambodia shelves first Asean meeting over attendance ‘difficulties’

  By Reuters and published by The Straits Times Phnom Penh – Cambodia said today (Jan. 12) it had postponed a meeting of foreign ministers of Asean scheduled for next week, because some ministers had expressed “difficulties” in attending. The meeting was the first under Cambodia’s chairmanship of the 10-member bloc, which comes amid divisions

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New 300 baht tourist entry fee to generate B1.5 billion this year

  A NEW entry fee of 300 baht being levied on foreign tourists entering Thailand from April 1, 2022 onwards will generate approximately 1.5 billion baht from the 5 million holidaymakers expected to travel here this year, Matichon newspaper said today (Jan. 12). Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said the money collected will be

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Analysis: Southern by-election spiced up with Move Forward underdogs

  By Out-Crowd THOUGH MOVE FORWARD PARTY’S men running for the first time for MP in Sunday’s by-election in Chumphorn and Songkhla are virtually viewed by southern constituents as underdog contenders with very slim chances of winning, they have been considerably spicing up the mini-races to parliament. The opposition party’s rank and file undoubtedly anticipate

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