150 arrested in 2 gambling-den raids

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By Boonlua Chatree
About 150 people were arrested in separate raids of illegal gambling dens in Pattaya and Huay Yai. The May 27 operations targeted a room at the CK Hotel on Pratamnak…

South Pattaya salon owner threatened by drunk gunmen

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By Boonlua Chatree
Police are searching for two men who shot up a beauty salon in South Pattaya. Chonlada Machathongt, 27, filed a complaint with police May 29 after the suspects used a…

Drunk painter drowns during hunt for snack

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A drunk painter died after diving into Mabprachan Reservoir to hunt for snails. The unnamed victim, in his 30s, was fished out of the lake by four divers May 28.…

Thai authorities raid lèse-majesté syndicate

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By MCOT
Military and police personnel raided a house in Chonburi province, believed to be a lèse-majesté group hideout, seizing evidence and arresting two suspects.
A case of apparent extortion by three men with apparent ties to current Pattaya Police officers appears to have died the victim of a bureaucratic shuffle, leaving a central Thailand…
Pattaya’s police chief and two of the region’s top commanders were removed from office as the Thai military consolidated its control of the kingdom’s administration.
A major construction company has agreed to meet with residents of Soi Wat Boonkanjanaram who have been complaining for six months about excessive dust from its giant sand piles.

Thai market targeted to revive Pattaya tourism

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Tourism officials are looking to the domestic market to revive Pattaya’s tourist sector, showing off the city at a Bangkok trade fair and launching a new weekday travel promotion.

Traffic issues dominate 1st Pattaya council meeting

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Food carts and traffic signs dominated the Pattaya City Council’s first meeting of 2014, which also saw the approval of budgets for flood control and marine-safety projects.

Pattaya warns tourists of after-dark dangers

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By Surasak Huasoon
Pattaya tourists were given a warning about the dangers facing them after dark on area streets during a presentation from city officials.

E-government agency shows off online projects in Chonburi

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By CPRD
Thailand’s slow push to raze the mountains of paperwork that have long defined government bureaucracy rolled into Chonburi as the Electronic Government Agency brought it’s “e-government road show” to the…
Tawat Puakbunnak has been elected as head of the Pattaya Transport Co-operative, which manages the city’s baht buses. Running unopposed, Tawat - who was previously president from 2007-2011 - vowed…

50 trained as civil-defense volunteers

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By Surasak Huasoon
Fifty more area residents trained to become civil-defense volunteers in Pattaya. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome opened the May 26-30 session. Training is offered each year under Interior Ministry guidelines. Volunteers assist…
Pattaya government and business leaders joined a national rally cry to increase cigarette taxes on World Tobacco Day in Thailand. Pattaya City Hall and the Ministry of Public Health sponsored…

Environmental agencies want Pattaya to recycle more

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By Surasak Huasoon
Chonburi will become the first of six eastern provinces to implement a Natural Resources and Environment Ministry program to increase garbage recycling.
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