Area highway police launched random checkpoints near the Pattaya Highway Police Station on Sukhumvit to catch drivers violating traffic rules. Lt. Sirot Reunrerng headed the detail manning the post April…
Pattaya plans to spend 31 million baht to install 30 buoys to regulate the speed and course of speedboats and designate specific areas for water sports other than swimming.
The president of the Nong Plalai Sub-district Council is under investigation for hiring a private company to dig up land surrounding a public irrigation canal.

Car overturns on Sukhumvit, no injuries

Friday, 02 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 18 By Boonlua Chatree
A two-car collision that resulted in once car overturning remarkably left drivers uninjured in central Pattaya. A red Mazda sedan flipped near the intersection of Sukhumvit and Central Road April…
A drunken Russian both broke and broken-hearted was arrested for allegedly stealing a bottle of Bangyikhan, a strong rice spirit somewhat like vodka but more harsh, to drown his sorrows.

Motorbike gang steals teen’s ride at gunpoint

Friday, 02 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 18 By Boonlua Chatree
A motorbike gang held a teen motorcyclist at gunpoint and stole his bike during an after-midnight holdup in Pattaya. Nattapol Bunphaew, 18, contacted Dongtan Police Station around 2 a.m. April…

Sattahip woman survives suicide attempt

Friday, 02 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 18 By Patcharapol Panrak
A Cambodian woman survived an apparent suicide attempt after swallowing 20 paracetamol tablets in her rented room in Sattahip. Identified only as “Tai,” the 23-year-old was found with stomach pains…
A nine-year-old boy with Down Syndrome kept watch over the body of his dead British father for nearly a week until police discovered the body in East Pattaya. Officers and…

Teen wounded in fireworks explosion

Friday, 02 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 18 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A teenage woman was severely injured after fireworks exploded in her hands. Waraporn Gasan, 19, suffered burns to both hands and bruises to her stomach stemming from the April 21…

Man shot amid Third Road Songkran revelry

Friday, 02 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 18 By Boonlua Chatree
An argument stemming from Songkran revelry landed a Thai man in the hospital with a gunshot wound. Thanawut Kittiwittayasang, 34, sustained an 11mm wound to the chest in the April…
With the last of the high-season tourists blowing out of Pattaya with the last drying powder of Songkran, the city is bracing for the quietest low season since the deadly…
Police and social workers rescued 23 children from the clutches of suspected human traffickers during a raid of four locations in Pattaya. Minister of Social Development and Human Stability Paveena…
The Lions Club of Pattaya-Nongprue donated nearly 180,000 baht to Banglamung Hospital toward cataracts operations for low-income patients unable to pay for the surgery with public welfare.
To look at Chokchai Village 8, you might think no one living there has seen a garbage can before. But the trash that piles up on the streets isn’t from…

Kingdom celebrates Wan Chatramongkhol (Coronation Day) May 5

Friday, 02 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 18
Monday, May 5 marks the 64th anniversary of the Coronation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great. The day is celebrated as a national holiday, and as such all…
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