Military continues checkpoints in Pattaya, Sriracha

Friday, 13 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 24 By Jetsada Homklin
While the National Center for Peace and Order has ended the night-time curfew in Pattaya, Royal Thai Navy personnel are still standing guard at checkpoints throughout the east.
On the evening of June 5, Pattaya Mail sat down with the former director of UNSECO’s Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Sheldon Shaeffer, who retired in 2008. He…

Honest cleaner turns in nearly 100,000 baht

Friday, 13 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 24 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
An honest custodian who found almost 100,000 baht on the side of the road returned the cash to the American teacher who lost it.
Environmental officials hope restoration of Eastern Seaboard water basins will slow the climate change that is reshaping Thailand.

Pattaya releases 2,000 fish for World Environment Day

Friday, 13 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 24 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya officials released 2,000 silver perch into the sea as the city marked World Environment Day. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome presided over the June 4 event, a day before the official…
For Thais, when it comes to beaches, clean water and white sand are nice, but parking spots are better. That reasoning has been obvious on recent holidays which saw Jomtien…

YWCA walks, runs for charity June 21

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By Veechan Souksi
Marking its seventh organized charity event, the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center plans to raise funds for Banglamung Hospital and a Proctor & Gamble Thailand library for kindergarteners at its June 21…

Missing tanker limps home

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By MCOT
The Thai diesel oil tanker MT Orapin 4, carrying 14 crew members, drifted ashore in Sriracha on Sunday, June 1. The tanker had been missing since May 27, having fallen…

Soi Kanrua drainage system nears completion

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By Warunya Thongrod
Pattaya’s 8.9 million baht project to solve long-running flood problems in Naklua’s Soi Kanrua boatyard district is entering the final stages, with key construction expected to wrap within two weeks.

Pattaya hopes to cut flooding problem off at source

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By Warunya Thongrod
Pattaya officials have decided the best way to solve the city’s chronic flooding problem is to cut off the water at the source. Reviewing the final draft of flood-control “master…
Pattaya city hall can put up traffic signs and lights, but it’s up to the police to actually enforce them. That was the message from Pattaya spokespeople Banjong Banthoonprayuk and…

400 offer roses, water to army in support of coup

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By CPRD
About 400 Chonburi residents showed their support of the Thai military’s government coup, giving soldiers flowers, noodles, snacks and water at the Nawamindhachini army base.
Crowds jammed the Chonburi Land Transport Office last week trying to get a driver’s license before the department’s new, tougher driving test came into use June 2.
Two weeks after discovering that 25 large commercial buildings near Walking Street were encroaching on the South Pattaya storm-drainage canal, Pattaya officials say only a few landowners remain as obstacles…

Teen killed in drive-by shooting

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By Boonlua Chatree
A teenager was killed and another injured when they were shot while driving in North Pattaya. Buncha Wonghong, 18, sustained a single fatal gunshot wound to the chest May 23…
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