Pattaya police are looking for a Thai man who kidnapped and robbed a Chinese transvestite he initially mistook for a female tourist. Wang Yale, 20, said he had been shopping…

Prostitute drugs, robs Russian tourist

Friday, 21 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 12 By Boonlua Chatree
A Russian tourist lost about 67,000 baht after being drugged and robbed by a prostitute who put a sedative on her breasts. A groggy Sergei Borisov, 50, called police March…

Drunk man scares Koh Larn tourists with M16

Friday, 21 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 12 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A drunk Koh Larn man was arrested for scaring tourists with an M16 assault rifle. Saneh Bunying, 56, was arrested at his island home March 7. Police seized the machine…

Peg-legged man arrested on drug charges

Friday, 21 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 12 By Patcharapol Panrak
Sattahip police and district officials arrested a one-legged teenager accused of dealing drugs in Plutaluang. Thossapol Somanat, 18, was captured March 11 following a busted sting operation outside the Sirisa…
Even as Pattaya continues to replace buoys marking swimming zones on area beaches, reports of injuries tied to the new floats are washing ashore. The wide, red-and-white barriers replace round…

21 graduate police-volunteer training

Friday, 21 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 12 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Pattaya Police are celebrating the first graduating class of police volunteers for 2014. Superintendent Col. Supachai Phuikaewkhum presided over the March 7 closing ceremony for training of volunteers to supplement…
After finding success in seven Pattaya neighborhoods, national drug-control officials are hoping to expand its “Mother of the Land” narcotics-eradication program citywide.
Chonburi has become the latest Thai province to begin using the UNICEF Thailand Child-Protection Monitoring System to identify children needing special care and monitor welfare efforts.

200 dig up Pattaya graves for Buddhist rites

Friday, 21 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 12 By Surasak Huasoon
About 200 members of Sawang organizations in Pattaya and Ratchaburi dug up Pattaya graveyard internees without families to clean bones and prepare them for a Buddhist cremation ceremony.

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya launches latest blood drive

Friday, 21 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 12 By Warunya Thongrod
Bangkok Hospital Pattaya collected 99 units of blood in its latest drive to benefit the Thai Red Cross. Hospital staff joined officials from Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital Feb. 27…

Soi Land Office residents worry about storm drains

Friday, 21 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 12 By Jetsada Homklin
Soi Land Office residents are complaining that newly installed storm-drainage grates actually will make rainy season flooding worse.

What kind of lotus are you?

Friday, 14 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 11 By Nutsara Duangsri
What kind of lotus are you? In Thailand, it’s a question that many ask themselves. The showy aquatic plant has a long history in Buddhism, often serving as a symbol…

City installs floating barriers around swimming areas

Friday, 14 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 11 By Veechan Souksi
New buoys marking swimming areas are popping up on Pattaya-area beaches, providing more safety for swimmers. The wide, red-and-white barriers replace the round orange buoys that marked several locations along…

Sri Lankan officials study Pattaya’s economy

Friday, 14 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 11 By Veechan Souksi
Officials from five Sri Lankan cities became the latest public administrators to study Pattaya in hopes of improving their management skills at home. Three mayors were among the group of…
Three city council members helped budding administrators understand the challenges of managing a major city when the Local Personnel Development Institution brought its 50th class to Pattaya.
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