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Heavy rains back causing havoc in Pattaya

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Jetsada Homklin
Mother Nature is back raising havoc in the greater Pattaya area, flooding streets and neighborhoods and felling trees.  The latest, Monday’s overnight rain, played dominos with power poles in Naklua…

Heavy rain leaves behind flooded streets, holes in beach

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Jetsada Homklin
Hours of heavy rain and Pattaya’s feeble drainage system conspired again to flood the city, this time also digging out trenches on Pattaya Beach. Most areas of the city flooded…

Wall collapse destroys 2 cars

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A storm that took down a huge tree and power poles in Naklua Monday was also blamed for knocking down a wall and crushing two cars.

PBTA urges water conservation

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Jetsada Homklin
The Pattaya Business & Tourism Association urged members to promote water conservation as a key city reservoir dries up. President Sinchai Wattanasartsathorn noted that the Mabprachan Reservoir was running dangerously…
Sattahip officials are investigating the cause of suspected water contamination believed responsible for sending at least 600 residents to the hospital with stomach ailments.

Central Festival runs emergency-preparedness drill

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Jetsada Homklin
Central Festival Pattaya Beach tenants prepared for a range of emergencies at a mall workshop covering everything from gas leaks to suspicious packages.

Pattaya declares war on disease-carrying mosquitoes

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Pattaya has declared war on mosquitoes, sending workers armed with insecticide around the city daily to combat dengue fever.
Pattaya has a lot of trees, so city workers were out again for the seemingly weekly chore of cutting back branches. This time about 20 workers pulled into Dongtan Beach…
After getting off to a fast start, work to clear the South Pattaya storm-drainage canal of illegal encroachments has bogged down with some intransigent property owners even building new structures…
Immigration police arrested 18 Laotian and Vietnamese women working illegally in two Sriracha restaurants / karaoke clubs. All will be deported.
A former employee has been arrested for allegedly shooting his former boss and two others during a robbery of about 100,000 baht in gold and electronics from a Pattaya beauty-care…

Depressed woman self-immolates at Big Buddha Mountain

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Patcharapol Panrak
A former Koh Larn tour guide burned herself alive at the foot of Big Buddha Mountain after suffering from depression for three years.

Monk arrested for drug dealing in Bang Saray

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Patcharapol Panrak
Royal Thai Navy drug-suppression officers arrested a 22-year-old ex-convict allegedly using a monk’s robes to disguise his continued career as a drug dealer.

Body of drowned man recovered in South Pattaya

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Police are trying to determine how a middle-aged Thai man drowned off the old South Pattaya pier. The body of the man in his 40s was pulled from the sea…

Fake monks busted in Sattahip

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Patcharapol Panrak
Royal Thai Navy officers arrested three men masquerading as monks allegedly to swindle Sattahip Market shoppers out of funds they claimed would go to a Kanchanaburi temple.
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