An Udon Thani man burned his motorbike in protest after his girlfriend took his keys to prevent him for going out with other women.

1 dead, injured in motorbike-taxi turf war

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
The head of a Naklua motorbike-taxi crew is suspected of beating one man to death and injuring another in a dispute over business turf. Samran Phianketkit, 42, died at the…

200 ride for health, environment through Pattaya

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Phasakorn Channgam
More than 200 cyclists pedaled 33 kilometers around Pattaya to promote exercise and reduce global warming in an event organized by two city clubs.

Queen Sirikit Hospital observes Mahidol Day

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Patcharapol Panrak
Queen Sirikit Hospital commemorated the “Father of Thai medicine” with a Prince Mahidol Day celebration in Sattahip. Hospital Director Rear Adm. Khanin Chumwornthyee presided over the Sept. 24 ceremony at…

Boar pokes self in eye with tusk

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Patcharapol Panrak
A particularly long-in-the-tooth boar needed emergency surgery after he poked himself in the eye with his own tusk. Piemsak Ngamta, 32, called animal-rescue officers to his house in Naklua to…
More than 50 foreign ophthalmologists will donate 4,000 pairs of glasses to Chonburi residents at a Gift of Sight Foundation event Nov. 10-18 at the Eastern National Indoor Sports Arena.

Rayong using social media to combat drugs in school

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Patcharapol Panrak
Rayong and the National Command Center for Drugs are recruiting area students from local schools to use social media to battle against drug use.

Queen Sirikit rewards 60 for controlling diabetes

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Patcharapol Panrak
Queen Sirikit Naval Medical Center rewarded 60 patients who’ve made tough choices to conquer their diabetes. Chief of Medicine Capt. Nonglak Singhkowin said the Sept. 24 diabetes-awareness day, the hospital’s…

Pattaya School No. 8 marks 86th anniversary

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Warunya Thongrod
Pattaya School No. 8 marked its 86th anniversary with an exhibition on the ASEAN Economic Community. Principal Aaporn Rajsingho headed the Sept. 26 celebration, inviting Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and city…

Collectors expected to flock to Buddhist amulet show

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Thanachot Anuwan
Buddhist amulet collectors from around the region will descend upon Pattaya Oct. 26-27 for the second Pattaya Amulet Competition. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and Numchaichana Deewee, president of the Eastern Thai…

Chonburi buffalo races set for Oct. 14-20

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By CPRD
The end of Buddhist Lent is approaching, and Chonburi officials have started planning the province’s annual buffalo races that also signal the official end to the rainy season.

Typhoon Wutip brings rains to North, Northeast

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By MCOT
Typhoon Wutip, despite being weakened to the status of a low pressure cell, this past week moved along Thailand’s northern and northeastern regions, bringing rainfall and strong winds.

Mobile medical units go all out to help flood-hit people

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By MCOT
Mobile medical units and volunteers in flooded provinces nationwide were instructed to work to their maximum capacity in providing physical and mental health checks for the public, according to Public…

Pattaya mapping master plan for flood control

Friday, 27 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 39 By Phasakorn Channgam
Deluged by chronic flooding and the public complaints that stem from it, Pattaya officials have begun drafting a master plan to deal with water-drainage and flood-prevention issues.
Pattaya officials are looking for a new city dump after protests by Khao Maikaew residents continue to shut down its existing landfill.
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