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Asean’s Bid to Co-Host the 2034 World Cup

Thailand’s Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has confirmed that Thailand and the Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) are prepared to compete for the right to cohost the 2034 World Cup. This announcement was made on the Prime Minister’s X account (previously known as Twitter) after he met with FIFA President Gianni Infantino in New York to discuss the potential collaboration between Southeast Asian nations and FIFA, the world’s football governing body.

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Fugitive from Gold Shop Robbery Captured in South Korea

Sunthorn Pinnak, a 33yearold man connected to a gold shop robbery in Pattaya, was apprehended in South Korea after nearly a year on the run. Pinnak, who carried a bounty of 80,000 baht and was number 50 on a police blacklist, was also wanted under an Interpol Red Notice for robbery. The arrest took place in Taeangun of Chungcheongnamdo province on September 7. Subsequently, a team of Thai police flew to South Korea to extradite Pinnak back to Thailand on September 18, as reported by Pol Maj Gen Itthiporn Phorthong, deputy chief of Police Region 2.

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Si Thep Historical Park: A World Heritage Site Overwhelmed

Si Thep Historical Park, located in Phetchabun province, has recently been listed as a World Heritage Site (WHS) by UNESCO. This recognition has raised concerns about the park’s preparedness to handle the anticipated increase in tourist numbers. The ancient city of Si Thep was proposed for inclusion in the world heritage list by the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (Onep) and the Fine Arts Department in 2019. With its recent listing as a cultural site during the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s extended 45th session in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Si Thep became Thailand’s fourth cultural World Heritage Site, joining Sukhothai Historical Park, Ayutthaya Historical Park, and Ban Chiang Archaeological Site.

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Introducing MQDC’s Storied Place: Innovative Mixed-Use Destinations

Magnolia Quality Development Corporation (MQDC) is expanding its business with the introduction of “Storied Place,” a venture aimed at developing and managing mixeduse lifestyle spaces in line with global trends. Led by the experienced Ms. Orada Kerdhong, the new team will focus on the concept of “Happiness for All” and aims to delight all generations with unique and sustainable experiences.

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Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s Visit to China

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin of Thailand is scheduled to visit China from October 810, aiming to discuss ten key topics with the Chinese government to strengthen bilateral ties and enhance ThaiChinese tourism cooperation. The upcoming expiration of the ThaiChinese memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the loaning of Chinese ambassador pandas to Thailand has prompted this discussion.

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Chinese Kidnapper Faces Potential Rape Charge

A Chinese man accused of abducting a Chinese woman in Bangkok may face rape charges in addition to kidnappingrelated charges. The woman managed to escape from his car after it was involved in a minor accident. Authorities are waiting for a medical report before deciding whether to press additional charges.

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Addressing the Nation’s Economic Health

In a recent policy statement, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin compared the nation to a “sick person” requiring cures such as a 10,000baht digital cash handout and reduced energy prices. Thailand’s preexisting economic, social, and political issues have been exacerbated by the Covid19 pandemic, and the country is still struggling to recover. Poverty and inequality hinder the nation from reaching its full potential and have led to a crisis in public confidence.

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