Pattaya officials call again for historic photos

Friday, 05 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 23 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Pattaya officials put out another call for old photos to document the history of the city. The Pattaya Cultural Council and city officials are hosting a photo contest illustrating cultural,…
Leaders of Pattaya’s 42 communities submitted statistics and demographic information on families in their areas as Thailand embarks on its biannual development survey.

Khet Udomsak trains civil-defense volunteers

Friday, 05 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 23 By Patcharapol Panrak
Preparing for unseen emergencies, Khet Udomsak Sub-district trained its latest class of civil-defense volunteers. Volunteer squad director Prarinya Pothisat led the May 18-22 training at the Sattahip municipality’s main office.
Pattaya will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of HRH Princess Prem (Ngarmchit) Purachatra with a week-long celebration beginning Sunday June 14 at Central Festival Pattaya Beach.
The Lawyers Council of Thailand has launched a new book to educate the world on HM the King and the Privy Council. The unveiling took place at a royal exhibition…

Navy development department marks 25 years

Friday, 05 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 23 By Patcharapol Panrak
The navy’s Department of Construction and Development marked its 25th anniversary with a merit-making ceremony at Sattahip Naval Base. Commander Capt. Kieng Chunhachart presided over the May 28 ceremony commemorating…
Pattaya and local tourism officials debuted for travel agents and tour guides their new online service allowing tourists to create packages based on four different themes.
Koh Larn ferry operators are being criticized for allegedly overcharging passengers, violating fare rules for children, and causing confusion by not putting vessel numbers on tickets, causing some passengers to…

Vietnamese MPs visit Pattaya

Friday, 29 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 22 By Jetsada Homklin
Members of Vietnam’s National Assembly visited Pattaya to learn about management of a tourist resort. City Councilman Rattanachai Sutidechanai, chairman of the Tourism and Culture Committee, welcomed Dinh Thi Phuong…

Lottery vendors warned to sell tickets at listed price

Friday, 29 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 22 By CPRD
Chonburi’s governor warned small lottery vendors against jacking up ticket prices or face stiff fines or even jail. Gov. Khomsan Ekachai met with small private and disabled sellers May 21…

Chonburi planning annual campaign against domestic violence

Friday, 29 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 22 By CPRD
Chonburi has begun planning for its annual “stop violence against children, women and in families” campaign. Deputy Gov. Chamnanwit Taerat presided over the May 12 planning session with officials from…

Navy, Sattahip clean reservoir to mark Abhakara Day

Friday, 29 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 22 By Patcharapol Panrak
The Sattahip Navy Base cooperated with Sattahip City to restore clean water to the Nong Takian reservoir for Abhakara Day. Vice Adm. Wipark Noijinda presided over the Prince Chumphon Park…

Chonburi plans full slate of activities for Visakha Bucha Day

Friday, 29 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 22 By CPRD
Chonburi will mark Monday’s Visakha Bucha holiday by hosting a full-day of activities to kick off its “Buddhism Promotion Week.” Deputy Mayor Chamnanwit Taerat met with provincial officials May 18…
Detours will be created along a vital stretch of Sukhumvit Road to allow contractors to lay drainage pipes needed for the Central Road bypass tunnel, making already bad traffic worse.…

Pattaya condo broker charged in Ufun pyramid scheme

Friday, 29 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 22 By Boonlua Chatree
A Pattaya condo-sales agent was arrested for allegedly swindling 30 people out of 2.8 million baht in the Ufun pyramid scheme. Royal Thai Police Assistant Commissioner-General Pol. Lt. Gen. Suwira…

Child dead, mother hurt in failed murder-suicide

Friday, 29 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 22 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A Cambodian woman allegedly killed her 5-year-old son before trying to slit her own throat in a murder-suicide gone bad. Police and paramedics were called to the Soi Marbtatoo 4…

Infant abandoned in Sattahip banana field

Friday, 29 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 22 By Patcharapol Panrak
Sattahip police are trying to identify a mother who left her newborn infant in a banana field. Wilai Tonelung, 51, and her husband discovered the crying, 3.2-kilogram boy lying in…

Police sweep nets 74 arrests, 5,000 ya ba pills

Friday, 29 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 22 By Boonlua Chatree
Area police arrested 74 people and seized more than 5,000 methamphetamine tablets in a province-wide crime sweep May 21. Police station chiefs assembled the next day at Banglamung Police Station…

Foreigners arrested for selling shisha

Friday, 29 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 22 By Boonlua Chatree
Chonburi immigration police arrested two foreign men for possession of 10 kilograms of untaxed “baraku” shisha tobacco. Sheikh Mohammad Mohammad Hanif 33, carrying a UAE ID, and Lebanese national Omar…

Russian, Briton charged in extortion scheme

Friday, 29 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 22 By Boonlua Chatree
A Russian and Briton were arrested for allegedly kidnapping a French businessman over failure to pay “protection” money to their gang. Dennis Zarbodaev, 42, and Thor Fenrir Pallson Halland, 47,…
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