Seven Indian tourists were injured when their minibus slammed into a utility pole in Huay Yai. Four men and three Indians, plus the Thai driver, suffered injuries ranging from broken…
Parents of a 14-year-old girl nearly gang-raped in a classroom at Baan Bang Saray School were further outraged after the school’s director, Wuthichai Weerawat, refused to take responsibility. The eighth-grader…

German drugged, robbed in Soi Buakaow guesthouse

Friday, 11 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 28 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A German man was drugged and robbed by two prostitutes inside his Soi Buakaow guesthouse. A groggy Laszlo Kolberg, 20, greeted police at the Jasmine Villa around 6 p.m. June…

2,000 pledge loyalty to monarchy in Pattaya

Friday, 11 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 28 By Jetsada Homklin
About 2,000 people pledged devotion to the monarchy and avoid drugs at a military-organized event in Pattaya. Maj. Gen. Nat Inthacharoen, commander of the 14th Military Circle in Chonburi, presided…
Two Burmese fishermen who claimed they were enslaved on Thai fishing boats were pulled from Rayong Bay by navy rescuers after jumping overboard to escape what they claimed was certain…
Pattaya officials placed a homeless elderly couple living for a year on the Naklua Canal in a shelter after complaints about their drunken parties.
Dispute mediation and protection from witness intimidation were touted as major benefits of a plan to set up provincial-level offices to provide justice at the grassroots level.

4 more communities air grievances at CRC forum

Friday, 11 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 28 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Leaders of four more Pattaya communities lined up to air grievances over messy utility lines, broken lights, litter and flooding at the latest at Center for Resolution of Complaints forum…

Buddhist Lent begins today

Friday, 11 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 28
July 11 & 12 This year, the Buddhist holy days of Asalaha Bucha and Khao Pansaa fall on August 11 & 12.  Both are recognized public holidays, and therefore banks…
Everything came up roses for a Naklua flower vendor when she won 12 million baht in Thailand’s government lottery. Nanthida “Nooch” Khampamool, 33, had bought three tickets bearing the number…
Leaders of Pattaya’s 42 communities brainstormed ways to make the long-troubled Naklua “Walking Street” market less problematic. At a July 2 meeting on the high-season market, led by Orawa Gorapin,…

Happy Birthday HRH Princess Chulabhorn Walailak

Friday, 04 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 27 By Staff reporters
Born on July 4, 1957, Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Walailak is the youngest daughter of Their Majesties King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great and Queen Sirikit of Thailand. She has…
Saichon Mansri, 50, and his wife received quite a surprise June 22 when, after doing their shopping at Makro, they discovered a giant python “guarding” their pickup.
Pattaya’s Public Works Division is digging a 2.5 kilometer temporary reservoir along the railway line in another attempt to alleviate flooding in the city.  Itthiphol said this new canal should…

Community leaders given training in child protection

Friday, 04 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 27 By Jetsada Homklin
Leaders from 42 Pattaya communities were introduced to the World Vision Foundation of Thailand’s Child Protection System Program as a way to solve local youth-related problems in the community.
Pattaya Police Chief Pol. Col. Supathee Bungkhrong has ordered taxi drivers in Jomtien to stop using the Dongtan police kiosk as a taxi stand. The AIA Company recently donated a…
Thailand’s state railway is spending nearly 1 billion baht to repair and upgrade tracks between Sriracha and Sattahip. Thaipicon Co. is directing the 923.8 million baht project to replace railroad…
The South Pattaya canal reclamation project is nearly complete, but is still facing obstacles along the important final stretch from Siam Bayshore Hotel until the entrance to South Pattaya Bay.

PBTA given overview of tourist court

Friday, 04 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 27 By Jetsada Homklin
Members of the Pattaya Business and Tourism Association were given an overview of the tourist court, how it works, and were reminded that it is still an important remedy for…

Sattahip monks busted for drugs, porn

Friday, 04 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 27 By Patcharapol Panrak
Two Sattahip monks were arrested and disgraced after being arrested for using drugs and pornography. District Chief Phawat Lertmukda and officers from the Sattahip Command Centre for Drug Elimination arrested…
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