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Local officials hope to begin work on simultaneously refilling Pattaya Beach with sand and laying new beachfront drainage pipes in March. Top city officials, representatives from Marine Construction Joint Venture…

Traffic-management plans laid for tunnel-construction zone

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Jetsada Homklin
One-way streets come to East Pattaya Pattaya and regional police, and the Department of Rural Roads agreed on a traffic-management system aimed at relieving the inevitable worsening congestion on Sukhumvit…

56 Chonburi groups offer ideas to NRC

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By CPRD
The National Reform Council took a break from drafting Thailand’s new constitution to hear from representatives from 56 Chonburi organizations about what they thought should, and shouldn’t, be in the…

100 rats killed at Bali Hai in 1st sweep

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Jetsada Homklin
A city campaign to exterminate a rat infestation at Bali Hai Pier paid off with more than 100 rodents caught or killed in the first day. Two days after Wasinpat…

Parinya takes over as Sattahip district chief

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Patcharapol Panrak
Sattahip residents and public officials welcomed Parinya Photsat as the region’s new district chief. Permanent Secretary Kritsana Yusek led civil servants, police, village chiefs and other community leaders in offering…
New Pattaya police chief, Pol. Col. Sukthat Pumpunmuang told officers to stop taking bribes and focus on snatching thefts and tourist druggings to clean up the city’s image.
More than 20 government and private-sector organizations inspected the fishing fleets of Sattahip’s Samae San Sub-district to look for human trafficking. Deputy Labor Minister Gen Kithi Phatumat led the Jan.…

4 foreigners arrested for credit-card fraud

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Boonlua Chatree
Four ethnic-Indian men were arrested for allegedly going on a shopping spree with stolen credit cards. Indians Kapil Sharma, 32, Sahil Sharma, 26, Narinder Kumar, 34, and Canadian national Sudhir…
A Koh Larn restaurant owner surrendered to police for shooting a gun amidst tourists to break up a fight between his brother-in-law and local tour guides. Kithiwin Jowe, owner of…

Double arrests yield 4,000 ya ba tablets

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Patcharapol Panrak
Police and military officials seized more than 4,000 methamphetamine pills in two arrests in Sattahip and Jomtien Beach. Anek Yaembuppa, 33, and Somyos Thosura, 25, were apprehended Jan. 19. Anek…

Dogs intervene in Ban Chang drug bust

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Patcharapol Panrak
Sattahip police attempting to arrest a suspected drug user first had to fight off two dogs protecting their owner from officers. Sagnad Sungrandorn, 57, was taken into custody at his…

Tourist beaten senseless in Naklua over 700 baht

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A tourist was beaten unconscious over 700 baht by a Naklua beer-bar bouncer and nearby motorcycle-taxi drivers in what turned out to be a miscommunication issue. The unidentified man -…

Heartbroken Canadian slashes wrist at Pattaya bar

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A heartbroken Canadian man slit his own wrist at a Pattaya bar after spotting his Uzbek girlfriend drinking with another man. Mehdi Rsekh Ahmadi, 44, was bleeding profusely from the…

Navy marks annual Armed Forces Day

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Patcharapol Panrak
The Sattahip Naval Base marked Royal Thai Armed Forces Day with oath-taking and marching. Adm. Kraisorn Chansuvanich presided over the Jan. 18 “oath of allegiance to the colors” at the…

Businesses offer Pattaya mayor New Year’s wishes

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya-area business offered belated New Year’s wishes to Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome. Pattaya Business & Tourism Association President Sinchai Wattanasartsathorn and Thai Hotels Association Eastern Region President Sanphet Suphabuansathien led the…
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