370 tourism-sector workers trained to spot human trafficking

Friday, 13 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 37 By Boonlua Chatree
Nearly 400 taxi drivers, rental car agents, restaurant employees and tourism-sector workers were trained to recognize signs of human trafficking and transnational crime at a seminar sponsored by the Chonburi…

Gift-wrapped present hides marijuana shipment

Friday, 13 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 37 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A mid-30s Thai woman carrying a gift box wrapped in floral wrapping paper didn’t fit the profile of a drug dealer, but inside the “present” was 2kg of marijuana. The…

Sattahip police arrest 5, seize 2,400 ya ba pills

Friday, 13 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 37 By Patcharapol Panrak
Sattahip police arrested seven people and seized 2,400 methamphetamine tablets in a raid of a Soi Bonkai apartment. Alleged local drug kingpin Bunruan “Nok Bonkai” Nanthisree, 42, was captured with…
A Korean couple that left more than 100,000 baht in a bag on Pattaya Beach after midnight while they went swimming unsurprisingly returned to find the money gone.

Naked, drunk Russian flashes Jomtien 7-Eleven clerks

Friday, 13 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 37 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A drunk Russian man was detained for allegedly stripping naked inside a Jomtien Beach 7-Eleven. Flabbergasted employees called police after the unidentified man dropped his drawers and waved his penis…

12 Chinese hurt as tour bus runs red light in Rayong

Friday, 13 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 37 By Patcharapol Panrak
Twelve Chinese tourists were hurt when they’re tour bus driver ran a red light in Rayong, lost control and crashed into a restaurant.

Pregnant motorcyclist dies in Sukhumvit collision

Friday, 13 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 37 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A pregnant motorcyclist died after being hit by a pickup truck that ran a red light on Sukhumvit Road. The unidentified woman, presumed to be about five months pregnant and…

Thailand, Indonesia launch joint military exercise

Friday, 13 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 37 By Patcharapol Panrak
Thailand and Indonesia kicked off a month of joint naval exercises aimed at strengthening the relationship between the two countries and mutually improving military tactical skills.
Oil spill or no, there’s only so long Thais can go without fresh seafood and sales of it have returned to normal at Rayong’s Phae beach area. For weeks following…

Navy makes day-long exhibit out of administrative tasks

Friday, 13 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 37 By Patcharapol Panrak
Sattahip Naval Base educated sailors on new on routine duties with the aim of increasing the efficiency of the base’s operation. Rear Adm. Suppong Sirisonthi opened the Sept. 4 exhibition…

Burglary suspect’s wife goes into labor at Pattaya jail

Friday, 13 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 37 By Boonlua Chatree
A Pattaya jailhouse inmate almost got an unexpected visitor after his pregnant wife went into labor while visiting the burglary suspect. Identified only as “Joy,” the 30-year-old woman was quickly…

Pattaya School No. 9 celebrates 58th anniversary

Friday, 13 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 37 By Warunya Thongrod
Pattaya School No. 9 celebrated its 58th anniversary with an exhibition on the importance of education in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region. Principal Sornchai Khemkhaeng welcomed Mayor Itthiphol…

Pattaya releases 200,000 shrimp into sea

Friday, 13 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 37 By Phasakorn Channgam
Members of Pattaya’s local fishermen’s association helped restock Pattaya Bay by releasing more than 200,000 shrimp into the sea off Jomtien Beach. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome joined representatives from the Chonburi…

Thai Hotels Association holds Sports Day

Friday, 13 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 37 By Warunya Thongrod
More than 300 employees of 20 Pattaya-area hotels faced off in football and volleyball as the Thai Hotels Association Eastern Region enjoyed its annual sports day.

Thailand among winners of IHUPE health-promotion awards

Friday, 13 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 37
Thailand, the Netherlands and United Kingdom won awards for the best health promotion programs at the 21st International Union for Health Promotion and Education conference in Pattaya.
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