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PM Prayut advises learning Buddhism to deal with Thailand’s soaring electricity prices

With his advice that people study Buddhism to help them cope with hefty bills, Prime Minister Prayut Chan is insulting Thailand’s poor, who would be the ones to suffer the most from the price increase. The monk asserts that without electricity, nothing is possible. The monk offers solar cells to people with the means to pay for them. Monk: The outcome of increasing costs and decreasing income is suffering. Who or what is harmed? The Four Noble Truths should be studied. How do you fix? Then, PM Prayut said on Tuesday, find solutions to end suffering. The abbot said that since power is a need, those unable to afford rising rates will suffer disproportionately. Yesterday, Phra Phayom Kalayano, the abbot of Wat Suan Kaew in the Nonthaburi province, made a statement. The monk suggested energy efficiency as the best way to lower sky-high prices. They’ll lose their ability to act.…

Insurgents burn shops and gas stations in the Deep South

In Yala province, four further bombs targeted convenience stores, including three 7-Eleven locations in the Yaha, Bannang Star, and Mueng districts, as well as a Mini Big C in the Raman district. Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Forensic Science Office officers said they would investigate the scenes today to acquire additional evidence to track down the militants. They demolished six 7-Eleven shop locations, a Mini Big C, and locations in Bacho, Si Sakhon, Su-ngai Golok, Rueso, and Chanae. Regarding the occurrences’ fatalities and injuries, there is no confirmation. Four suspects were seen riding motorbikes in Yala, where a witness reported seeing them toss bombs inside the convenience stores. For the protection of customers and employees, all convenience stores in Yala are currently temporarily closed. In Pattani, there were reportedly two additional bombs. The initial one erupted at the Bang Chak Petrol Station in the Nong Chik district’s Bor Thong sub-district. In…

Budget-friendly instant noodles are looking to increase their cost

Wheat prices have increased by twofold, while palm oil prices have increased by threefold as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, one of the world’s major wheat exporters. Manufacturers of ready meals have requested expedited approval to boost prices during the current global and Thai hyperinflation. Since 2008, Mama, Nissen, YumYum, Suesat, and Wai Wai have expressed dissatisfaction over the rising costs of components such wheat and palm oil. To meet rising production expenses, five significant noodle producers have petitioned Thailand’s Internal Trade Department to increase the price of instant noodles from six to eight baht. The director general of the Internal Trade Department asserted that they are aware of the predicament facing the manufacturers. A 1-baht price increase won’t work, according to the noodle consortium, because the cost of producing instant noodles already has climbed by much more than 1 baht per package. For the very first…

Objection to retaining the nighttime hours until 4am

The deputy director examined the effects of extending alcohol sales in Iceland by just one hour and the resultant increase in traffic accidents using recent real-world examples. The Center for Alcohol Studies at Mahasarakham University’s Faculty of Pharmacy is against the concept of letting entertainment venues stay open an extra two hours each night because they think the surge in drinking will also result in an increase in alcohol-related accidents and fatalities. A study done in Norway found that the incidence of physical abuse increased by 16% after the country’s alcohol sales curfew was extended by an hour. While attending the massive Full Moon Party on Koh Pha Ngan this weekend, Pipat Ratchakitprakarn, the minister of tourism and sports, recently stated his support for the initiative. He promised to bring the matter before the Interior Ministry and Cabinet. Supporters of the current proposal think that allowing bars and clubs to…

China and Thailand’s military drills are “not related to Taiwan”

Prapas claims that the element of military linkages is distinct from the element of global ties. On Tuesday, the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) made it clear that the continuing confrontations with Taiwan have nothing to do with joint military drills with China. Prapas told the crowd that the drills won’t have an impact on the F-35 agreement with the US because they are a different issue and there is a contract saying which country they may be used to train with. He thought that everyone on earth should live in love and peace while working together to resolve conflicts via dialogue. According to a statement published on Tuesday by Air Force spokesman Air Vice-Marshal Prapas Sornjaidee, Falcon Strike 2022 operations are currently in their fifth year. Two years before to the drills, preparations were made. He claimed that from a military perspective, because they share a language, soldiers from…

A Phuket restaurant is accused of imposing unfair, unlisted fees in a TikTok post

The passport offices in Bang Yai and Pathum Wan, which are located in the two malls, will return on Saturday after being shuttered for over two years because to the Covid epidemic, according to a Monday announcement from the Department of Consular Affairs. For walk-in candidates who are at least 20 years old and have previously held a passport, automatic passport kiosks will also be accessible at both offices. More Thais are reportedly considering international trips now that most nations have loosened their travel restrictions. People in need of services have two options: walk in or reserve a spot in line online at www.qpassport.in.th or by scanning the QR code. The website also displays the number of served and unfulfilled waits. The MBK Centre office can handle 1,000 applications everyday, but the Central Westgate office can only handle 500. As a result, it has decided to start providing passport services on Saturdays for those who…

At MBK, Central Westgate, Thai passport services are once more available as of Saturday

The Department of Consular Affairs announced on Monday that the passport offices in Bang Yai and Pathum Wan, which are housed in the two malls, will reopen on Saturday after being closed for more than two years due to the Covid pandemic. Automatic passport kiosks will also be available at both locations for walk-in applicants who are at least 20 years old and have held a passport in the past. Now that the majority of countries have lifted their travel restrictions, more Thais are apparently exploring foreign travel. Two choices are available to those in need of assistance: they can walk in, or they can reserve a position in line online at www.qpassport.in.th or by scanning the QR code. The website also shows the quantity of people serviced and the amount of unfilled waits. The Central Westgate office can only handle 500 applications per day while the MBK Centre office…

Long Covid symptoms will subside with time, according to a virologist

Long Covid effects “may include weariness, shortness of breath, headache, brain fog, muscle or joint pain, chest pain, coughing, diarrhoea, loss of sense of smell and taste, depression, and sleeplessness,” according to a Facebook post by Dr. Yong Poovorawan. Patients with the Omicron variation of Covid-19 as opposed to the Delta variant exhibited noticeably fewer Long Covid symptoms, according to a new study published in the Lancet. Furthermore, it was found that Long Covid patients will gradually get better over time.People shouldn’t be alarmed by the rise of Long Covid patients, said Yong. He said, alluding to the fact that the Covid-19 virus has impacted several million individuals globally, “It is only normal to see many of those who have recovered enduring these persistent symptoms.” He asserts that it is not rare for people with many other disorders to continue to suffer these symptoms after they have recovered. Long Covid…

Thailand’s government goes mushroom hunting to help the country’s sad citizens

Teenagers love psilocybin mushrooms, or magic mushrooms. The Thai Narcotics Control Board will produce hallucinogenic magic mushroom medication to cure depression. The Narcotics Control Board will grow magic mushrooms in Khon Kaen and ask Thai institutions to participate. Somsak Thepsuthin, the justice minister, told the media that the Narcotics Control Board is researching the health advantages of magic mushrooms alongside Khon Kaen University in Isaan. Numerous studies suggest mushroom psilocybin could help alcoholism, insomnia, and depression. The Category 5 narcotic appears to cure cluster headaches, anxiety, anorexia, OCD, and drug addictions. Somsak projected that magic mushrooms, like Kratom, would be removed from Narcotics Category 5. Somsak said large pharmaceutical corporations in the U.S., U.K., and Thailand have applied for a patent to investigate magic mushrooms. Sellers face 2–15 years in prison and fines of 200,000-1.5 million baht. Infringers could face 20,000 Baht penalties, a year in jail, or both. According…

Thai policy influences Malaysia’s medical cannabis law

Anutin Charnvirakul, the minister of public health of Thailand, and the minister of public health of Malaysia are scheduled to meet to discuss Thailand’s process for legalizing medical marijuana. Recently, Anutin met with the Thai ambassador to Malaysia to discuss the future tour of his counterpart. Similar regulations to those Thailand adopted to permit the use of cannabis for medical purposes in that nation are currently being considered in Malaysia. Anutin’s party had fought for the legalization of cannabis but then withdrew its support, claiming that they had only only intended it for medical purposes. Cannabis consumption in public and in settings where it shouldn’t be ingested is eventually subject to limitations and laws. This week, new regulations are anticipated to be ratified by the parliament and then submitted for royal assent. Patients can now rely on cannabis treatment with confidence, and medical professionals can publicly prescribe cannabis-based medications. Although…