The Chonburi government handed out 100 pairs of free eyeglasses and 800 bags of supplies to the poor at a mobile-government event in Pattaya. The Chonburi Provincial Administrative Organization hosted…
The YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center and Jesters Care for Kids donated household items and baby supplies to mothers and children being held at the Pattaya Remand Prison.
More than 1,000 people are expected to help raise funds for charity at the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center’s Walk-Run 2014 June 21 on Pattaya Beach.

Pattaya Beach empties as military takes over

Friday, 30 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 22 By Boonlua Chatree
Martial Law, followed by a curfew, and both done during the slow season equals empty beaches in Pattaya.
A month after the president of the Nong Plalai Sub-district Council was caught digging up land surrounding a public irrigation canal for a plantation owner, Banglamung officials have determined the…

Mae La-Or Market flood drainage work underway

Friday, 30 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 22 By Warunya Thongrod
Contractors have begun connecting underground drainage pipes around the Mae La-Or Market with a new wastewater-treatment plant in Jomtien Beach and Pattaya officials are predicting the work will be on-time…
Only a third of area boat owners turned out to hear Pattaya officials announce their latest set of proposed marine regulations and details of a 31 million baht plan for…
Boredom and fatigue - not fear and anxiety - greeted the Thai military’s government coup, with both tourists and business owners saying they wished everyone would just get along.

Sattahip man arrested for raping grandmother

Friday, 30 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 22 By Patcharapol Panrak
A Sattahip man has been arrested for allegedly raping his own grandmother whilst high on drugs. Noppol Bunsai, 20, was captured by Sattahip police May 24 while trying to leave…

3 Russians arrested for fake ATM card use

Friday, 30 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 22 By Boonlua Chatree
Chonburi police arrested three Russians who allegedly used fake ATM cards to steal more than 10 million baht from Kasikorn Bank ATMs.

Foreigners fined for illegal fundraising

Friday, 30 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 22 By Boonlua Chatree
Two Nepalese foreign volunteers were arrested and fined for allegedly begging for donations from Pattaya businesses.

Another suspect in April ATM burglary arrested

Friday, 30 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 22 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Pattaya-area police have arrested a third man in last month’s robbery of a Sukhumvit Road automated-teller machine.

Russian woman falls from hotel’s 3rd floor

Friday, 30 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 22 By Boonlua Chatree
A Russian woman was injured after apparently falling out of her third-story hotel-room window. Olga Klibysheva, 59, suffered broken limbs in the May 17 accident at the Twenty 8 Inn…

Briton, Swede among 5 arrested on immigration charges

Friday, 30 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 22 By Boonlua Chatree
Five foreigners, including a Briton and a Swede, were arrested on immigration charges before being deported. Stephen Dierden, 50, of the United Kingdom and Kan Tomjosaplainsan, 52, of Sweden, were…

Russian tourist drowns off Koh Larn

Friday, 30 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 22 By Boonlua Chatree
Police were unable to determine why a Russian tourist drowned while swimming off Koh Larn. The dead body of Ramis Faridovich Rakhmatullin, 30, was pulled onto the island’s Samae Beach…
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