Running red light results in 1 dead, 3 injured

Friday, 08 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 10 By Patcharapol Panrak
One person was killed and three injured when two pickup trucks collided in Najomtien. Pong Daoyan, 48, was crushed inside the passenger seat of a blue Isuzu truck Feb. 24…

Motorbike taxi driver slashed after drunken argument

Friday, 08 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 10 By Boonlua Chatree
A motorbike taxi driver was injured when a drunken argument over sports turned into violence. Police were called to the Moonlight Serviced Apartments near Chaimongkol Temple around 4:30 a.m. Feb.…

7 die, 2 injured in Pattaya commuter minivan crash

Friday, 08 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 10 By Boonlua Chatree
Seven people, including two children, one only 9 months old, were burned to death in a horrific accident when their minivan crashed into a signpost near the Bira racetrack on…
Police believe a disgruntled employee killed the wife of his former employer after being fired. The body of Sinmalee Wattanathum, 27, was found in her Rattanakorn Village home May 1.…

Pattaya starts laying roots for 2014 World Plant Expo

Friday, 08 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 10 By Vittaya Yoondorn
Pattaya this month will start laying roots on an acre of Chinese hillside to prepare for next year’s World Plant Expo. Bandit Siritanyong, who represents Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome in the…

Another 80 start drug rehab in Sattahip

Friday, 08 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 10 By Patcharapol Panrak
Another 80 Sattahip residents escaped jail sentences for drug charges when they agreed to enter a 10-day “behavior modification camp” run by the Royal Thai Navy aimed at rehabilitating them.
Rayong celebrated the 2,600th anniversary of Lord Buddha’s enlightenment with a merit-making ceremony offering alms to 2,600 monks. About 10,000 people turned out as Gov. Wichit Chatpaisit led the Buddhist…
Myanmar’s top naval commander called on the Thailand’s Marine Corps chief, saying his nation would like to join future joint military exercises, such as the just-completed Cobra Gold.

4 northern provinces showcase products in Pattaya

Friday, 08 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 10 By Warunya Thongrod
Lampang officials showed off goods from four northern provinces in hopes of landing contracts with Eastern Seaboard customers. Gov. Thawatchai Thierdpaothai, and the heads of the province’s chamber of commerce…

U.S., Thai marine chiefs meet to close Cobra Gold

Friday, 08 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 10 By Patcharapol Panrak
Wrapping up their annual Cobra Gold war games, the heads of the marine forces for the United States and Thailand met to review the joint military exercise and plan for…

Food vendors briefed on sanitation laws

Friday, 08 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 10 By Patcharapol Panrak
About 80 Sattahip-area bureaucrats and restaurateurs were briefed on food-safety laws at a sanitation knowledge and consumer-protection seminar in Khet Udomsak.

Pattaya celebrates Makha Bucha Day

Friday, 01 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 9
Lord Buddha’s smiling statue at Wat Khao Phra Yai on Pratamnak Hill is one of many religious spots throughout Pattaya where thousands of worshippers solemnly joined people all over the…

Evacuation Exercise

Friday, 01 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 9 By Rad Mayes
During Cobra Gold 2013, multinational military units from the Royal Thai Marine Corps, United States Marine Corps and Navy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore conducted a five…

Pattaya officials begin Songkran planning

Friday, 01 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 9 By Vittaya Yoondorn
Songkran still may be two months away, but Pattaya officials already are making plans to bring at least some sanity to Thai New Year bedlam. Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon presided…
Pattaya officials are considering raising enrollment limits on select city schools to help the Hand to Hand Foundation with its latest initiative to improve education for underprivileged children.
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