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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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PM, Cabinet put off AstraZeneca jab after scare in Europe

PRIME Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and cabinet ministers postponed getting their AstraZeneca vaccination shot this morning (March 12) after it was reported that seven European countries had suspended using this brand of coronavirus vaccine over blood clot fears, TV Channel 7 reported. Instead of going to Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute at the Public Health Ministry to

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BREAKING NEWS: About-face on reopening Phuket airport

By Bhuva Chira, THE Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) issued an announcement today (15.5.2020) closing Phuket airport, with the stated reason being that the coronavirus pandemic remains a threat, even though it had issued an announcement yesterday allowing it to reopen on May 16, reported. In yesterday’s announcement CAAT said Phuket airport

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