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With the lifting of martial law in Thailand, being replaced by Section 44 of the interim constitution, Pattaya street vendors say it should boost tourism in the city.

End of marital law good for tourism, PBTA says

Friday, 17 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 16 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Pattaya’s top business advocate believes the recent switch from martial law to a constitutional order granting the military unlimited power will boost tourism in Pattaya, as prospective visitors now will…

700 officers to patrol beach during Songkran finale

Friday, 17 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 16 By Jetsada Homklin
Elephants join the fun as Songkran gets underway at Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens. Closer to home, nearly 700 police, city officials, military, and volunteers will patrol Beach Road as Pattaya’s…
Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome again grabbed a broom and joined city and business leaders in scrubbing down Walking Street. The mayor and city council members, community leaders and business owners launched…

Complaint center solves 92% of problems in 2014

Friday, 17 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 16 By Urasin Khantaraphan
More than 92 percent of complaints leveled last year by Pattaya-area residents about local government and industry were resolved, the Center for Resolution of Complaints said.

Chonburi to update public on progress of public works

Friday, 17 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 16 By CPRD
Chonburi is working harder to get the word out about how it’s spending taxpayers’ money. Following a January dictate by the government to explain to the public how budgets supplied…

Navy captures oil smugglers, arrests 5

Friday, 17 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 16 By Patcharapol Panrak
The Royal Thai Navy captured a Malaysia-registered oil tanker smuggling more than 100,000 liters of oil into Thailand, arresting five Thai crewmembers and seizing about a million baht in cash.
Retailers along a stretch of Naklua Road have been told to clear sidewalks and parking space outside their shops after complaints of encroachment on public property.
More than 88 percent of Pattaya residents are pleased with the city government’s efforts to develop the economy, environment, culture and society, a city-commissioned survey found.

Lightning knocks out power in Sattahip for 12 hours

Friday, 17 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 16 By Patcharapol Panrak
A lightning strike that felled three electric poles cut power for 12 hours in Sattahip. Power throughout the district was affected by the April 8 blackout when lightning hit a…

2 Russians arrested for killing of compatriot

Friday, 17 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 16 By Boonlua Chatree
Two Russian men were arrested for allegedly killing a compatriot in a low-rent Pattaya apartment. Roman Chernykh, 21, and Akbar Mamasadykov, 20, were captured at the Paradise Condominium in Jomtien…

2 soldiers detained after extortion complaint

Friday, 17 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 16 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Two Thai military officers were detained, but not charged, after they allegedly colluded with a pair of South Korean gangsters to extort a half-million baht from a Pattaya massage parlor…

Czech fugitive captured in Pattaya

Friday, 17 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 16 By Boonlua Chatree
A Czech national wanted for Internet fraud back home was captured in Pattaya. Tomas Harmacek, 36, was apprehended April 9 by Chonburi Immigration Police officers. He was wanted on charges…
Three Issan men were charged with assault and the British man they allegedly attacked was slapped with sexual assault charges after an altercation in Pattaya.

2 hurt as ice truck hits tour bus

Friday, 17 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 16 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Two people were hurt when an ice truck’s brakes reportedly failed causing it to ram into the back of a tour bus in Pattaya. Surat Thai-oun, the 42-year-old driver of…
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