Patcharapol Panrak

The Royal Thai Navy’s Air and Coastal Defense Command marked its 24th anniversary with a parade of troops, vehicles and artillery weapons.

Navy commander Narong Pipattanasai and ACDC commander Lhuechai Ruddit reviewed the 1,000 troops and their demonstration of readiness for battle in force, firepower and technology.

A pair of teenagers who dismissed a fortune teller’s prediction that they’d be arrested were tossed in jail after police caught them smoking marijuana.

National Command Center for Drugs officers the 15-year-old twin brothers at Aua-athorn Residence in Najomtien Sub-district Aug. 14.

Three people were injured when a former champion sailor lost control of his pickup truck and crashed into a roadside food stand in Sattahip.

Sattahip residents planted jasmine rice to honor HM the Queen for Mother’s Day and sow a crop that will be harvested on Father’s Day.

A road crew that apparently cared only about its own needs brought traffic to a standstill on Sukhumvit Road in Najomtien by stopping a backhoe in one lane and burning grass to create blinding smoke.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 17:25

Sattahip officials rescue protected birds

Authorities rescued 18 protected birds recovered during drug raids in Sattahip.

District Chief Phawat Lertmukda and officers from the Sattahip Command Centre for Drug Elimination found 18 red-whiskered bulbuls, a protected species in Thailand, during the Aug. 4 operation.

District Chief Phawat Lertmukda and officers from the Sattahip Command Centre for Drug Elimination turn over 18 red-whiskered bulbuls to the Banglamung Wildlife Breeding Station in Khao Chi On.District Chief Phawat Lertmukda and officers from the Sattahip Command Centre for Drug Elimination turn over 18 red-whiskered bulbuls to the Banglamung Wildlife Breeding Station in Khao Chi On.

They were turned over to the Banglamung Wildlife Breeding Station in Khao Chi On for nurturing before being returned to the wild.

Phawat said the possession of the birds is prohibited under two different laws. Those found holding them can face fines and imprisonment.

Eighteen teenagers were taken into custody when bragging over motorbikes turned into a full-scale brawl in Sattahip.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 16:32

3,000 given free food in Sattahip

About 3,000 disadvantaged Sattahip residents received free food as Chinese-Thais brushed away their demons.

Mayor and Sawang Rojanathammasathan Foundation chief Narong Bunbancherdsri led the Aug. 5 Thingkrachart merit-making festival, offering rice, dried food and necessities to more than 3,000 poor people. The good deeds are meant to honor lost and wandering souls with no relatives making merit for them.

Nong Nooch Tropical Garden gave mothers and children free entrance to the Pattaya tourist attraction for Mother’s Day weekend where elephants put on a show honor HM the Queen for her 82ndt birthday.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 16:02

Khet Udomsak cleans up for Mother’s Day

Khet Udomsak Sub-district residents commemorated HM the Queen’s Aug. 12 birthday by launching a community cleanliness campaign.

Mayor Pairoj Malakul Na Ayutthaya opened the Aug. 4 event to make merit and express loyalty to Her Majesty for national Mother’s Day.

The event is aimed at keeping both land and marine environments clean, tidy and beautiful, allowing nature to develop.

Representatives from the sub-district’s 13 communities, civil servants and military personnel from the Air and Coastal Defend Command participated.

Residents break out the rakes and brooms to clean up Khet Udomsak Sub-district in preparation of HM the Queen’s Aug. 12 birthday.Residents break out the rakes and brooms to clean up Khet Udomsak Sub-district in preparation of HM the Queen’s Aug. 12 birthday.

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