are given free legal advice
A brief course on general law was presented to the public at Ban Sukhawadee,
Banglamung District, on February 16, with regional director of Region 2
Warutporn Nimitkul as the opening presenter.
Nimitkul, regional director general, Region 2 was the opening presenter of a
brief course on general law presented to the public.
The course was attended by 200 people, amongst them community leaders and
health volunteers, and was designed to give guidance to the public on
matters of general law, a right of the Thai people under the 1997
This educative training was supported by Dr Panya Chotitaewan, chairman of
Saha Farm C Ltd, who himself presented a talk. This was followed by other
speakers, amongst them Pol Cap Bulachai Sukonthamat, and Poramet
Indharachumnum, deputy spokesman of the Office of the Attorney General.
The panel of speakers said that civil law and criminal law connect with the
daily lives of the public. In the first section of the course they spoke
about criminal law, with amusing examples to illustrate their presentation.
One of the essentials of criminal law, they said, was to prove the intent
behind an action. For example, if someone wanted to kill Mr A but made a
mistake and instead killed Mr B, he was still guilty because of his
The high spirits of the training continued when the attendees were asked to
participate in the question and answer session. They also had a booth for
legal consultation with a lawyer from the Law Society of Thailand, and other
legal services were offered by the Office of the Attorney General, the Thai
Bar Association, and the Ministry of Justice.
US security specialist given inspection tour of police center
A top US Embassy security official was given an inspection tour of the
international crime suppression coordination center at Pattaya Municipal Police
Headquarters on the morning of February 22.
A top US Embassy security group
was given an inspection tour of the international crime suppression coordination
center at Pattaya Municipal Police Headquarters.
David L Turner, who is attached to the US Department of
Defense, met with Pol Gen Itsaraphan Sanitwong na Ayuthaya, deputy commanding
officer of the National Police Headquarters, Pol Lt Gen Jongrak Juthanonth,
Region 2 commander, and Pol Maj Gen Sanay Khamthieng, deputy commander of Region
The group was welcomed to Pattaya Municipal Police Headquarters by Pol Lt Maj
Phirom Priyakorn, who heads up the international crime suppression coordination
Pol Maj Gen Sanay said the center was set up under National Police Headquarters,
which is responsible for compiling details of all foreign nationals that either
reside in or visit the country, and for apprehending international criminals and
foreign nationals who commit crimes in the country.
Pol Lt Maj Phirom told the visitors that the center is responsible for compiling
details of those who either reside in or do business in Pattaya and neighboring
areas, as well as coordinating with foreign police forces in the arrest and
repatriation of international criminals from Pattaya to face charges in their
Most criminals in Pattaya move in with a Thai woman as a front and open
entertainment venues or other business, he said.
Clean bill of health as elephants
at Nong Nooch have their annual checkup
A medical checkup was organized for the 40 elephants at Nong Nooch Garden on
February 25, an annual inspection that in addition to the general inspection
looks for evidence of diseases that can be passed on to humans, such as
Weerasak Pintawong, veterinarian at the National Elephant Research and Health
Care Institute in Surin province led the team carrying out the checkups.
at Nong Nooch receive a clean bill of health.
The National Elephant Research and Health Care Institute was set up with the
purpose of conserving the elephant population in Thailand, which for years now
has been dwindling because of lack of food and changes to the natural habitat.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives appointed the Department of
Livestock Development to establish the institute, which also acts as an
education and research center.
General manager at Nong Nooch Garden Kwanwan Santisuk said they receive a
certificate for a clean bill of elephant health every year, and are very proud
and happy that the elephant population there is growing.
Nong Nooch Garden has become well known internationally as a center for people
to see and ride upon elephants, and this is a strong sales point for the venue.
Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya named ‘Hard Rock Hotel of the Year’
Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya just became the world’s best Hard
Rock Hotel. The first-ever “Hard Rock Hotel of the Year” was awarded to Hard
Rock Hotel Pattaya due to its “exemplary representation of the Hard Rock brand
and culture through selfless community involvement, stars (guests) service,
commitment to excellence, and best practice of Hard Rock’s guiding principles.”
Rock Hotel Pattaya General Manager Andrew Khoo (right) accepts the “Hard Rock
Hotel of the Year” award from Hard Rock International President and CEO Hamish
Dodd (left) during the annual Hard Rock International Leadership Conference
recently held in Orlando, Florida.
The award was formally presented by president and CEO of Hard Rock
International, Hamish Dodd and accepted by Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya General
Manager Andrew Khoo on-behalf of the hotel during the annual Hard Rock
International Leadership Conference recently held in Orlando, Florida. The event
was attended by executives, general managers, owners and operators of Hard Rock
Hotels & Casinos and Hard Rock Cafes worldwide.
“This award is a testament to the efforts put in by all band members (staff) at
Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya in providing our stars (guests) with not only a fun and
memorable stay but a holiday experience they won’t soon forget. These are
reflected in encouraging feedback we continually receive on our online guest
comments system,” said Andrew Khoo upon accepting the award.
“It’s also a great compliment to our training program aimed at inculcating the
values and virtues of Hard Rock’s principles of ‘Love All Serve All’, ‘Save the
Planet’, ‘All is One’ and ‘Take Time to be Kind’,” he added.
Not one to rest on laurels, Khoo took the event as an opportunity to announce
the recent launch of Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya’s unique “Rock Agent” program aimed
at further enhancing stars’ (guests) satisfaction when staying at Hard Rock
Hotel Pattaya through dynamic recreational activities and team-building
Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya is a 4-star property, rated by the Hotel Standard of
Thailand, the Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA) and the Thai Hotels
Association (THA). The hotel features 320 musical-themed rooms with balconies,
in-room CD players, spa, gym, a 2000-sq. meter beach-sand pool, Lil’ Rock Club
for kids, hi-speed and wireless (WiFi) internet access and the famous Hard Rock
Proposed FTV Beach Awards would generate worldwide coverage for Pattaya
Plans are going ahead for the organizing of FTV Beach Awards 2006 in Pattaya,
following a meeting between Edward Kiti, director of Elite Model Management Asia
Pacific and Mayor Niran Watthanasartsathorn, to decide on the most appropriate
Niran Watthanasartsathorn (left) listens to FTV Beach Awards 2006 organizer
Edward Kiti’s plans to have Pattaya host the beauty contest.
Kiti said the event would be an international model competition with 50-60 world
models participating. It would last for about one week, probably from October 25
to November 5, and be staged at Dusit Resort.
The organizing company has already discussed the FTV Beach Awards project with
TAT and has agreed to hold the event in Pattaya City, which will generate
excellent coverage for Pattaya as the awards will be broadcast worldwide on FTV.
The awards will need a support budget of about 20 million baht, which will come
from TAT, Pattaya City and sponsors.
Mayor Niran agreed that the awards contest would be beneficial for Pattaya as it
will be internationally broadcast, and that could be very positive for promotion
of Pattaya tourism. The next step is for FTV to prepare a performance plan and
present at the next meeting for further consideration.
Music and motorcycles combine for a day of Suzuki action
Chanyuth Hengtrakul (3rd from
left), MP of Chonburi was opening presenter with Mayor Niran Watthanasartsathorn
(5th from left) and Masato Watanabe, managing director of Thai Suzuki Motor Co
Mityon Pattaya Co Ltd and Thai Suzuki Motor Co Ltd organized a display of
Suzuki riding and technology on February 19 at Duck Square in South Pattaya, an
event opened by Chonburi MP Chanyuth Hengtrakul, with Mayor Niran
Watthanasartsathorn and Thai Suzuki managing director Masato Watanabe present.
Laid out at the square were zones where visitors could ride a Suzuki, see new
technology and accessories, examine modified Suzukis, and play Suzuki games.
There was also a music zone, with a performance by the musician Potato and a
contest won by rock band Sraikaew, who received 10,000 baht and the right to
participate in the country music contest this April.
250mn baht investment sees opening of
Fairtex sports complex
The official opening of Fairtex Sport Club and Resort was presided over on
February 26 by Minister of Tourism and Sports Prasa Malinon, with Fairtex group
president Banjong Busarakhamwongse attending together with his son Prem, who is
vice president of the group.
left) Prem Busarakhamwongse, vice president of Fairtex Group, Banjong
Busarakhamwongse, president of Fairtex Group and Tata Young announce the opening
of Fairtex Sport Club and Resort.
Amongst the festivities during the opening was a mini concert by Anita Tata
Young, and a boxing show that featured the comeback fight of Nong Tom Prinya.
Banjong, who is owner of the famed Fairtex Boxing Camp and investor in many
sports complexes, said that after the great success of his foreign sports
complex businesses such as Fairtex San Francisco in the USA, Fairtex Japan and
Fairtex Hong Kong, his complex at Bang Plee Samutprakarn would focus on the Muay
Thai Boxing Camp while the Fairtex Pattaya Complex would focus on providing a
full range of open air and indoor sports as well as a five-star hotel.
More than 250 million baht has been invested in the project, which is located on
8 rai of land on North Pattaya Road. Banjong said he chose to invest in Pattaya
because of the potential as well as the fact that Pattaya only had fitness
centers with no sports clubs. He will focus on customers with a lot of buying
power, mainly foreigners, and Pattaya has a lot of those, being a tourist city.
Many foreigners love Muay Thai, added Banjong, and that was therefore a good
selling point. Muay Thai has brought fame to Fairtex and Fairtex Sport Club and
Resort will be able to fully support the needs of customers with its modern and
Banjong said that Fairtex has the capacity to accept only 2,000 members in order
that staff will be able to provide excellent service. He anticipates a return on
investment within two years. Other than Muay Thai, the outdoor sports complex
has an attraction named Devil’s Peaks, an artificial mountain 15.5 meters high,
the highest in Asia at this time.
A Buddhist ceremony was held during the morning for the opening of Fairtex Sport
Club and Resort. The Muay Thai boxing show was held in the evening. There were
12 fights in all, the main event being a three-round 136-pound fight between
Nong Tom in his/her return to the ring against a fighter from Kanatituthai,
Any sports and exercise fan can contact Fairtex Sport Club and Resort on North
Pattaya Road by calling 0 3848 8196 or visiting www. fairtexpattaya.com