Chonburi marks 100th birthday of Thailand’s Supreme Patriarch

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By CPRD
Chonburi is celebrating the 100th birthday of Thailand’s Supreme Patriarch by organizing three days of events at all provincial temples to promote the Buddhist dharma.

Who needs garbage bins when you have the ground?

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Surasak Huasoon
Not only was someone on Soi Kophai too lazy to put garbage in the provided bins, Pattaya trash collectors didn’t bother to pick it up.
Local-government workers from across the Eastern Seaboard joined a protest by more than 300 bureaucrats in Bangkok to protest an Office of the Auditor General order that would force them…
Hot on the heels of an official visit by South Korea’s ambassador to Thailand, France’s top delegate paid his third call on Pattaya officials, using his trip to the city…
The head of the Pattaya Provincial Court brought together legal, law enforcement and immigration officials in an effort to increase cooperation in cases involving tourists.
The son of a Swedish-owned hotel in Rayong was decapitated when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into oncoming traffic.
A suspected Ukrainian mobster has been charged with orchestrating the kidnapping of a fellow countryman who supposedly owed him money. Illia Maisnikov, 48, was arrested Sept. 26 at his Real…
An Omani tourist drugged and robbed by a transvestite prostitute got a helping hand from a waiter who came to his rescue.

Ghana man busted for fake credit card use

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Boonlua Chatree
A Ghana man has been arrested for allegedly using a counterfeit credit card to go on a luxury shopping spree in Pattaya. Kwabena Yeboah, 28, was apprehended at The Avenue…
An Udon Thani man burned his motorbike in protest after his girlfriend took his keys to prevent him for going out with other women.

1 dead, injured in motorbike-taxi turf war

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
The head of a Naklua motorbike-taxi crew is suspected of beating one man to death and injuring another in a dispute over business turf. Samran Phianketkit, 42, died at the…

200 ride for health, environment through Pattaya

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Phasakorn Channgam
More than 200 cyclists pedaled 33 kilometers around Pattaya to promote exercise and reduce global warming in an event organized by two city clubs.

Queen Sirikit Hospital observes Mahidol Day

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Patcharapol Panrak
Queen Sirikit Hospital commemorated the “Father of Thai medicine” with a Prince Mahidol Day celebration in Sattahip. Hospital Director Rear Adm. Khanin Chumwornthyee presided over the Sept. 24 ceremony at…

Boar pokes self in eye with tusk

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Patcharapol Panrak
A particularly long-in-the-tooth boar needed emergency surgery after he poked himself in the eye with his own tusk. Piemsak Ngamta, 32, called animal-rescue officers to his house in Naklua to…
More than 50 foreign ophthalmologists will donate 4,000 pairs of glasses to Chonburi residents at a Gift of Sight Foundation event Nov. 10-18 at the Eastern National Indoor Sports Arena.
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