Friday October 24 - October 30, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 43)

Pattaya outlines measures to upgrade tourist safety

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Surasak Huasoon
Local government officials and police met with hotel operators and business owners to outline ways Pattaya is trying to make the area safer for tourists. Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho…

Former governor educates on National Reform Council

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By CPRD
Former Chonburi Gov. Pracha Taerat educated local residents on the structure and duties of the recently appointed National Reform Council on which he sits.

Swiss man tries to gas himself in South Pattaya

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Boonlua Chatree
A Swiss national was saved from an apparent suicide attempt when he was discovered with two open gas cylinders in his car in South Pattaya.

Jealous, drunk Thai arrested for killing girlfriend

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Boonlua Chatree
A woman’s boyfriend has been arrested for allegedly killing her in a drunken rage. Suthep Sangsawang, 38, was taken into custody around 8:30 a.m. Oct. 16, still drunk. In the…

Police bust motorbike-theft ring

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Police arrested six people believed to be part of an international ring responsible for stealing more than 200 motorbikes in the Pattaya area. Thais Wuttdanai Rungarun, 21, Nichaphat Choksiri, 31,…

Man arrested for stealing phone from hospital patient

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Boonlua Chatree
Police arrested a man who allegedly stole a mobile phone from a patient at Banglamung Hospital while posing as a visitor. Prapas Sondee, 25, was captured in his Soi Kophai…

Armed robbers take down Na Jomtien 7-11

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Boonlua Chatree
Police are searching for two men who robbed a 7-Eleven on Sukhumvit Road. Police were called to the convenience store inside a PTT gas station in Najomtien around 5 a.m.…
Pattaya officials have begun planning the city’s 36th anniversary celebration, which will feature merit-making with 2,600 monks. The Nov. 15 ceremony will be dedicated to HM the King, whose birthday…

Navy opens Koh Khram Underwater Park

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Patcharapol Panrak
The Royal Thai Navy opened the Koh Khram Underwater Park to increase understanding of Sattahip Bay’s marine ecosystem. Capt. Samrerng Chanso, deputy chief of staff Region 1, presided over the…

Electricity, rainwater make for fiery mix

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Jetsada Homklin
Heavy rains proved again the law that water and electricity don’t mix. An Oct. 12 storm knocked out power and silenced telephone landlines even as many streets were submerged with…

2 elephant calves named at Nong Nooch

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Patcharapol Panrak
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden added to its stable of elephants with the birth of two more calves. Sattahip District Chief Phawat Lertmukda helped introduce the two female elephants born this…

‘Haunted Dolls’ to roam Ripley’s for Halloween

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Jetsada Homklin
If those Chucky movies freaked you out, then you’ll want to give Ripley’s Believe It or Not! a miss on Halloween when it fills its Royal Garden Plaza museum with…

Thod Kathin Festival begins at Wat Chaimongkol

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Jetsada Homklin
With the end of Lent, Pattaya Buddhists opened a 30-day period of devout merit-making with the annual Thod Kathin Festival at Chaimongkol Temple. Prasit, Monta and Atchara Srichote this year…

Public works forum held in Nongprue

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Jetsada Homklin
Nongprue Mayor Mai Chaiyanit chaired a public forum to publicize and hear residents’ opinions on two new community-development projects.

Weeklong crime ‘sweep’ launched

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Urasin Khantaraphan
Regional police launched another of their short-lived, periodic “crackdowns” on crime, sweeping through Pattaya to focus on drugs and gangs.
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