Father of newborn arrested on drug charges

Friday, 22 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 12 By Patcharapol Panrak
A Plutaluang man has been arrested for allegedly selling drugs to afford milk for his newborn. Sattahip and Royal Thai Navy officials captured Chatchai Udomzup, 29, after a sting operation…

Navy arrests 9 illegal Cambodian fishermen

Friday, 22 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 12 By Patcharapol Panrak
The Royal Thai Navy intercepted two squid-fishing boats staffed by illegal Cambodian sailors off a Sattahip Bay island. A navy patrol boat stopped the Chokthatchai, captained by Teecha, 55, and…

2 Russians arrested in beating of German

Friday, 22 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 12 By Boonlua Chatree
Two Russians were arrested for severely beating a German man during an early-morning fight on a baht bus. Artem Babin, 27, and Artem Bakanov, 26, were captured minutes after fleeing…
A former Syrian commando has been sentenced to nine years and five months in prison for robbing and killing the New Zealand president of the World Croquet Federation in his…
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden celebrated Thai Elephant Day with a call to stop the ivory trade. Sattahip Mayor Phawat Lertmukda, Tourism Authority of Thailand Pattaya office Director Athapol Wannakij, and…

Navy organizes Anti-Drug Sports Day

Friday, 22 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 12 By Patcharapol Panrak
The Royal Thai Navy encouraged children of military personnel to use their spare time in healthy pursuits during its Anti-Drug Sports Day. Rear Adm. Trasit Phanthusit oversaw the March 1…

Stars align for Astrology Week March 23-29

Friday, 22 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 12 By Phasakorn Channgam
The stars will align March 23-29 when the Amari Orchid Resort & Tower joins with Central Department Stores for their second Astrology Week. Top astrologers and fortunetellers will converge upon…

Jomtien’s ‘muscle beach’ sagging

Friday, 22 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 12 By Warunya Thongrod
It’s hardly California’s Muscle Beach, but a stretch of Jomtien Beach has served as an ideal weightlifting and exercise park for a pair of Russian expats. Kostya Maryenko and his…

Drunk foreign bares all outside police station

Friday, 22 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 12 By Boonlua Chatree
There’s down and out, and then there’s drunk and naked. But when one foreigner hit absolute rock bottom behind the Pattaya Police Station, no one, including the cops, came to…

Revered mahout leads celebration of Thai Elephant Day

Friday, 22 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 12 By Vittaya Yoondorn
Of the 28 elephants that wander the Pattaya Elephant Village, only one greets tourists and poses with pictures. And that great mammal is mastered by the area’s most-revered mahout.
A man spotted running through traffic and talking to himself in Sattahip apparently has been wandering the streets for months with no intervention from social services.
Around 2,000 striking workers at General Motors (Thailand) Co.’s Rayong factory are picketing outside the plant, saying the automaker added a Saturday shift without paying overtime.  Company officials have agreed…
The Pattaya Mail Media Group won the newly renamed “Best in the East” media award for the 15th straight year from the Eastern Mass Media Association. Chonburi Deputy Gov. Pongsak…

Chonburi tackles rush-hour traffic in 2 districts

Friday, 15 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 11
Chonburi will add traffic lanes and step up enforcement to combat increasing traffic congestion in the Muang and Phanasnikhom districts. At a March progress-check meeting, Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai heard…

Academics discuss corruption issues facing education

Friday, 15 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 11
Teachers, school administrators and students learned how to detect and avoid corruption in educational institutions during a three-day seminar on virtues, ethics and good governance in Najomtien.
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