Cambodian child electrocuted in Nong Plalai

Friday, 03 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 18 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A 4-year-old Cambodian boy died after accidentally being electrocuted while playing hide and seek. Chian Chiew was pronounced dead April 24 at Bangkamung Hospital after the accident in a Nong…
A Nong Khai couple is wondering why their 5-year-old daughter mysteriously died while on vacation in Jomtien Beach. Adosak Srisombut, 26, and Rungrudee Khumfaeng, 25, are awaiting results of an…

Indians robbed after 4 a.m. massage

Friday, 03 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 18 By Boonlua Chatree
Two Indians tourists were robbed by women they picked up at 4 a.m. in South Pattaya. Gumeer Singh, 49, and Raghubir Singh, 51, lost $3,800 and 100,000 rupees in the…
Rayong police say robbery likely was the motive behind the brutal killing of a Cambodian seamstress in Paknam. The body of 40-year-old “Chiang” was found at a garbage dump on…

Fire damages Sattahip furniture warehouse

Friday, 03 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 18 By Patcharapol Panrak
A faulty transformer is being blamed for a fire that damaged a wood-furniture warehouse in Sattahip. Firefighters took about 10 minutes to extinguish the fire, which consumed the thatched roof…

5 arrested for gambling at Bali Hai

Friday, 03 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 18 By Boonlua Chatree
Five Thais and Cambodians were arrested for allegedly gambling illegally at Bali Hai Pier. Police raided a “hi-lo” game at the South Pattaya jetty around 10 p.m. April 14, finding…

Murderous turtle returns to scene of crime

Friday, 03 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 18
A male sea turtle set free five years ago after killing a female while in captivity astounded Sattahip locals when it returned to the scene of the crime to find…

Sattahip offers alms to 100 monks for Songkran

Friday, 03 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 18 By Patcharapol Panrak
Sattahip officials and residents offered alms to 100 monks as part of the region’s official Songkran commemoration. District chief Phawat Lertmikda, Mayor Narong Bunbancherdsri and Cultural Council President Chaiyathep Bunlert…

Cow rescued from mud hole

Friday, 03 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 18 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Getting into a muddy trench was easier than getting out for a pregnant cow rescued by animal-control officers in Pattaya. Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan staffers were called to Soi Bunsamphan April…

Central Festival throws Songkran party

Friday, 03 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 18 By Boonlua Chatree
Central Festival Pattaya Beach got into the Songkran spirit, hosting a musical foam party for soggy New Year’s revelers. Pattaya City Councilman Rattanachai Sutidechanai opened the April 19 party with…

30 Chinese hospitalized for food poisoning

Friday, 03 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 18 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
More than 30 Chinese tourists were rushed to the hospital after suffering an apparent case of food poisoning on Koh Larn. All but six members of the tour group were…
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Mom Rajawongse Sirikit Kitayakara were married by Her Majesty Queen Sawang Vadhana, the paternal grandmother of His Majesty, at the Sra Pathum Palace in…

20 injured in speedboat collision

Friday, 26 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 17 By Boonlua Chatree
The vessel the Kor Nongmai 7 (left) suffered a gaping hole in its side during a crash with the Khemthong (right), which sustained only minor damage to its bow. Tourism…
Area officials organized a food-safety seminar to help train public-health volunteers in food-preparation sanitation. Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn presided over the April 9 workshop hosted by the Chonburi Public Health…

‘Doctors at Home’ program expanded

Friday, 26 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 17 By Vittaya Yoondorn
Pattaya is expanding its “Doctors at Home” project, adding up to five more teams of physicals and nurses to make house calls on the city’s elderly and infirm.
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