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Beggars face arrest as new begging law comes into force July 28

Starting on July 28, beggars will face arrests and deported to their countries if they are foreigners and, if they are Thais, they will...

BMA tests airboats to counter criticism

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) yesterday conducted performance tests of its airboats amid strong criticism that they are not suitable for use in Bangkok's canals. The...

Domestic paddy price for July surpasses 10,000 baht/tonne – the first in three years

Increased purchase orders for Thai par-boiled rice from Africa coupled with substantial drop in second-crop rice production as a result of prolonged drought have...

Activist monk urges monks and Buddhists to stand up against “threats” against Buddhism

Buddhist monks and lay people were urged to wake up and to join forces to brace for what was alleged to be an unprecendent...

Munich shooter was bullied loner, planned attack for a year

MUNICH (AP) — The teenager behind the deadly shooting rampage in Munich was a withdrawn loner obsessed with playing "killer" video games in his...

Heart to Heart with Hillary

An Englishman’s home is his castle

Dear Hillary, I have been married to my Thai wife for 10 years. We get by on a pension from the UK, which buys less...

A Thai lady speaks

Dear Hillary, My name is Maleeporn, and I am a Thai woman, working in an office here in the sex and sin city who have...

Looking at life through beer glasses

Dear Hillary, My Thai girlfriend is perfect in every way, but one. When we go out for a beer she gets very ‘teary’ after a...

Needing a removal man?

Dear Hillary, My letter is a little bit different from all the usual no-hopers who write in to you. I’m a happy, single man, well...

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Pattaya Mail turns 23

Message from Managing Director Peter Malhotra Having resided and doing business in Pattaya since 1975, I realised that Pattaya needed a ‘voice’ to defend ourselves...

Is it 23 already?

The esteemed guru of the Pattaya Mail, Peter Malhotra, has reminded us all that the newspaper has now been going 23 years. Not quite...

Thank you Pattaya Mail

I joined the Pattaya Mail family about 11 years ago, so the newspaper was incredibly well established for 11 years already. I quickly learned about...

23 years of Pattaya Mail

It hardly seems possible, not that the paper could not continue so long (and much longer I hope) but that I have survived those...

Sports

England lead by 489 runs against Pakistan in 2nd test

Manchester, England (AP) — England set their sights on a series-leveling victory after dismissing Pakistan for 198 and taking a monumental 391-run first innings...

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Comedian posts fake animal facts around Los Angeles Zoo

Los Angeles (AP) - Visitors to the Los Angeles Zoo may have been greeted by some misinformation recently, courtesy of a comedian who posted...

Boy reels in great white shark while fishing off Cape Cod

Eastham, Mass. (AP) - “We’re going to need a bigger boat.” That’s what Lars White told his 6-year-old son, Blake, after the boy hooked...