Thai authorities raid lèse-majesté syndicate

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By MCOT
Military and police personnel raided a house in Chonburi province, believed to be a lèse-majesté group hideout, seizing evidence and arresting two suspects.
A case of apparent extortion by three men with apparent ties to current Pattaya Police officers appears to have died the victim of a bureaucratic shuffle, leaving a central Thailand…
Pattaya’s police chief and two of the region’s top commanders were removed from office as the Thai military consolidated its control of the kingdom’s administration.
A major construction company has agreed to meet with residents of Soi Wat Boonkanjanaram who have been complaining for six months about excessive dust from its giant sand piles.

Thai market targeted to revive Pattaya tourism

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Tourism officials are looking to the domestic market to revive Pattaya’s tourist sector, showing off the city at a Bangkok trade fair and launching a new weekday travel promotion.

Traffic issues dominate 1st Pattaya council meeting

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Food carts and traffic signs dominated the Pattaya City Council’s first meeting of 2014, which also saw the approval of budgets for flood control and marine-safety projects.

Pattaya warns tourists of after-dark dangers

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By Surasak Huasoon
Pattaya tourists were given a warning about the dangers facing them after dark on area streets during a presentation from city officials.

E-government agency shows off online projects in Chonburi

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By CPRD
Thailand’s slow push to raze the mountains of paperwork that have long defined government bureaucracy rolled into Chonburi as the Electronic Government Agency brought it’s “e-government road show” to the…
Tawat Puakbunnak has been elected as head of the Pattaya Transport Co-operative, which manages the city’s baht buses. Running unopposed, Tawat - who was previously president from 2007-2011 - vowed…

50 trained as civil-defense volunteers

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By Surasak Huasoon
Fifty more area residents trained to become civil-defense volunteers in Pattaya. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome opened the May 26-30 session. Training is offered each year under Interior Ministry guidelines. Volunteers assist…
Pattaya government and business leaders joined a national rally cry to increase cigarette taxes on World Tobacco Day in Thailand. Pattaya City Hall and the Ministry of Public Health sponsored…

Environmental agencies want Pattaya to recycle more

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By Surasak Huasoon
Chonburi will become the first of six eastern provinces to implement a Natural Resources and Environment Ministry program to increase garbage recycling.
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.
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