Central Festival runs emergency-preparedness drill

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Jetsada Homklin
Central Festival Pattaya Beach tenants prepared for a range of emergencies at a mall workshop covering everything from gas leaks to suspicious packages.

Pattaya declares war on disease-carrying mosquitoes

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Pattaya has declared war on mosquitoes, sending workers armed with insecticide around the city daily to combat dengue fever.
Pattaya has a lot of trees, so city workers were out again for the seemingly weekly chore of cutting back branches. This time about 20 workers pulled into Dongtan Beach…
After getting off to a fast start, work to clear the South Pattaya storm-drainage canal of illegal encroachments has bogged down with some intransigent property owners even building new structures…
Immigration police arrested 18 Laotian and Vietnamese women working illegally in two Sriracha restaurants / karaoke clubs. All will be deported.
A former employee has been arrested for allegedly shooting his former boss and two others during a robbery of about 100,000 baht in gold and electronics from a Pattaya beauty-care…

Depressed woman self-immolates at Big Buddha Mountain

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Patcharapol Panrak
A former Koh Larn tour guide burned herself alive at the foot of Big Buddha Mountain after suffering from depression for three years.

Monk arrested for drug dealing in Bang Saray

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Patcharapol Panrak
Royal Thai Navy drug-suppression officers arrested a 22-year-old ex-convict allegedly using a monk’s robes to disguise his continued career as a drug dealer.

Body of drowned man recovered in South Pattaya

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Police are trying to determine how a middle-aged Thai man drowned off the old South Pattaya pier. The body of the man in his 40s was pulled from the sea…

Fake monks busted in Sattahip

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Patcharapol Panrak
Royal Thai Navy officers arrested three men masquerading as monks allegedly to swindle Sattahip Market shoppers out of funds they claimed would go to a Kanchanaburi temple.
Thai law-enforcement and government officials learned about human rights, governance and crime suppression under the ASEAN Economic Community at a Justice Ministry seminar in Pattaya.
Chonburi public-health officials dispensed some unusual advice to hotel operators and retailers as part of Pattaya’s effort to educate residents about the Ebola Virus, including avoiding uninspected imported wild animals…

Public-health officials advise locals to watch for MERS

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Jetsada Homklin
The Pattaya Public Health Department educated Pattaya residents on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, which has killed 131 people in Saudi Arabia and adjacent countries, but shown no ability to spread…

TSPCA signs educational agreement with Scouts

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Patcharapol Panrak
The Thai Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal has recruited an army of youngsters to help prevent animal cruelty, signing an agreement with the National Scout Organization of…
Pattaya students told teachers and public officials that improving English-language skills is the most-important thing the city can do to prepare for the ASEAN Economic Community.
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