The head of Thailand’s Office of the Inspector General reviewed officers at the Chonburi Immigration Office, urging them to protect the monarchy, care for subordinates and tackle the nation’s drug…

Lucifer bouncer arrested for assaulting Israeli

Friday, 20 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 25 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A bouncer at Pattaya’s Lucifer disco has been arrested for allegedly assaulting an Israeli customer who belligerently refused to buy a drink. Wittaya Chairak, 25, was taken into custody June…

American arrested on pedophile charges

Friday, 20 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 25 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
An American expat has been arrested for allegedly molesting two young Cambodian boys in Pattaya. Christopher Lee Hoff, 56, was arrested by Region 2 Children and Women Protection officers at…

2 Iraqis arrested on burglary charges

Friday, 20 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 25 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Two Iraqis alleged to be part of a larger Middle Eastern burglary gang were arrested during a break-in at the View Talay Holiday Resort.

2 arrested in Walking Street knock-off clothing raid

Friday, 20 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 25 By Boonlua Chatree
Two people were arrested and caches of counterfeit brand-name clothing seized when intellectual property police raided two shops on Walking Street.
A woman who met a drug dealer while in prison was arrested while allegedly dealing drugs for him in Sattahip.

American dies after fall from 21st floor condo

Friday, 20 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 25 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
An Russian born American man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease died after falling from the 21st floor of a Jomtien Beach condominium. Semyon Roitman, 67, died instantly in the fall from…
Youths at Chonburi Juvenile Detention Center planted 250 mangrove trees as part of a program to learn how to volunteer and improve the environment.
Its administrative and funding problems now history, the Ban Munkhong Khao Noi low-income housing project is moving into the second phase of construction and already is making happy homeowners of…

Community-level reconciliation on agenda in Chonburi

Friday, 20 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 25 By CPRD
With both red- and yellow-shirted camps sidelined by May’s military coup, Justice Ministry officials met in Chonburi to plan reconciliation at the community level.

Winds whip up flames, panic

Friday, 20 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 25 By Surasak Huasoon
Strong winds whipped up flames and panic on Thepprasit Road after a routine garbage fire got out of control Firefighters took 30 minutes to extinguish a blaze that set alight…

PEA trimming trees in Pattaya

Friday, 20 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 25 By Jetsada Homklin
The Provincial Electrical Authority is trimming trees in Pattaya to prevent fires, as well as accidents from amateur branch pruners.

Eastern educators meet in Chonburi

Friday, 20 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 25 By CPRD
Educators from across the Eastern Seaboard met in Chonburi to review the region’s Education Assessment Program. Mayor Decho Khongchayasuksawas welcomed the 9th Local Education Group to the Chon Inter Hotel…
Top area politicians turned out to bid farewell to Chinese charge d’affaires Zhang Yiming, who is returning home to take over the country’s commerce ministry.

Pattaya making final spring push to curtail rabies

Friday, 20 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 25 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya is wrapping up its annual anti-rabies campaign, offering vaccinations for dogs and cats through June 26.
Away from the neon of Walking Street and the glitz of five-star hotels lies another Pattaya, one where Cambodian laborers live on 250 baht a day and gather their own…

Pattaya tourism rebounds after lifting of curfew

Friday, 13 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 24 By Jetsada Homklin
The ghost town that was Walking Street returned to life after Thailand’s military government lifted the night-time curfew imposed after last month’s coup. Convenience stores, marine-sports operators and attractions aimed…
With the military now firmly in charge of politics, Pattaya-area business owners want the junta to use their new authority to impose price controls on everything from food to gasoline.

Military aims to ‘return happiness’ to Chonburi residents

Friday, 13 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 24 By CPRD
Chonburi military forces and regional police joined to “return happiness to Thais” at a parade and show in Pattaya.
Naklua residents living near the Loma Resort & Spa are putting up with construction hassles now to enjoy a flood-free rainy season later.
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