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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…

Teenagers in Thailand are encouraged to use Rohypnol by a risky social media fad

Rohypnol induces drowsiness and blackouts. The drug’s 20-30-minute effects endure 8-12 hours. In some nations, it’s a sleeping medicine. Thai insomniacs take Rohypnol. It’s not in pharmacies. A 25-year-old man shot his friend in Bangkok after taking rohypnol. Blue tongues should be reported to police. Online Rohypnol may be cut with other drugs. Teens buy drugs online using the hashtag. Many women report being raped after drinking Rohypnol. Drug “knocks out” victims, leaving them vulnerable to rape, burglary, etc. In Thailand, Rohypnol is colored to deter misuse. Pharmaceutical companies made the pill green/blue so the color would change if it was mixed with a drink. Rohypnol is a psychotropic drug that requires a prescription, according to Thailand’s FDA. Rohypnol is a Type 2 psychoactive substance in Thailand. You face 3 years in prison and/or a 60,000 baht fine without a prescription. Thai teens post photos and videos of their blue…

On Khao San Road, marijuana is prohibited; authorities call for enforcement

The mishmash of yes and no regarding the handling and prosecution of cannabis is to put it mildly bewildering, despite the fact that roughly a million people have now been granted licenses to sell cannabis. Smoking in public can also be penalized as a nuisance. Anutin Charnvirakul, the minister of public health, has called for the arrest of marijuana dealers on Khao San Road after his political party lobbied for its legalization and later complained that they had expected everyone would only consume it for medicinal grounds. Wasan Boonmuenwai, the district head of Phra Nakhon, has asked police to pursue anyone who sells marijuana on Khao San Road in Bangkok, making it clear that sellers there are not permitted to lawfully sell the drug. The poster allegedly smoked cannabis on a tourist street and ended up getting quite unwell, according to accounts on social media, she added. Four of the…

Thailand has the best wellness retreats of any country in the world

Even though the filter is set to only show activities with at least four stars, 73% of the activities are still available. The Maldives has 29 spas and wellness centers, and 88.73% of them have four stars or more. There were 2,673 spas and other health facilities in Thailand. The Maldives and Indonesia both got 8.5/10, making them the second and third healthiest places to go on vacation. The best place for a wellness vacation is Thailand, which got 9.5 out of 10. There were 1,482 health and spa activities in Indonesia that got four stars or more. This is 71.70% of the list. Yoga and Pilates were the most popular classes at Ocean Sound. Some of the best beaches, marine life, spas, wellness centers, and other natural attractions can be found in the Maldives. Researchers from Slingo used TripAdvisor to find out which countries have the best resort hotels,…