Theerarak Suthathiwong

A descendant of the 19th century’s King Rama V helped Chi Chan Elephant park celebrate Thailand’s National Elephant Day.

M.R. Worapapa Jakapan, who traces her royal family tree back through Prince Chaturonrasmi, King Chulalongkorn’s younger brother, presided over the “Love Elephants, Love Mahouts” event March 13.

Bouncers at a Soi LK Metro go-go bar attacked three Australian tourists after they incited an alcohol-fueled argument.

The men in the mid-20s sustained bruises and were hauled away by police after the 3:30 a.m. brawl at the Showgirls bar in the early morning hours of Makha Bucha Day March 4.

Two transvestites have been arrested for allegedly robbing an Indian and a Russian tourist of their gold jewelry within 30 minutes of each other.

A Sriracha man has been arrested for beating his 2-year-old stepdaughter to death because she wouldn’t stop crying.

Kajhonsak Sarnsuk, 19, was taken into custody Feb. 25 in his Moo 8 village apartment.

Two men have been arrested for allegedly conspiring to kill “Tee Takientia” in Naklua last month.

Lone Samsung, 37, and his brother Roj Samsung, 35, were captured in separate arrests and presented to the media Feb. 25. Lone was apprehended hiding out in Chiang Mai while Roj was taken into custody at his Takientia home.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 14:30

SCG Chemical, fishermen sink artificial reefs

Naklua fishermen, government officials and representatives from SCG Chemical Co. continued work to rebuild local marine populations with the laying of “fish houses” in Pattaya-area waters.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 14:18

Iranian arrested for hotel iPhone burglary

An Iranian man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a Chinese tourist’s smartphone.

Esmaeil Ali Zaremoayedi, 30, was apprehended Feb. 7, five days after Zauying Zhang, a fellow guest at the A-One Royal Cruise Hotel on Soi 3, reported a stolen Apple iPhone.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 14:09

Thai women attack Russian tourist

A Russian man was attacked and robbed by two Thai women he brought back to his South Pattaya bungalow.

Lazare Ksouri, 42, suffered multiple head wounds in the Feb. 9 assault. He was treated at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. Police found two condoms and scattered money in the house, along with other unspecified evidence in his car.

Pimnutorn Somphongthum, owner of Rich Bungalow, said Ksouri came back to the hotel with two Thai woman about 11 p.m., then later came out of the room bloodied and screaming for help. She did not see the women leave.

Police assume he was robbed, but had to wait until he recovered from his injuries to further investigate.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 14:01

Crane truck torched after touching power lines

A careless crane driver touched high-voltage lines, in turn touching off the torching of his vehicle.

Firefighters were called to extinguish the burning Mitsubishi crane truck on Sukhumvit Road near the Index home-furnishings store Feb. 9. All eight of the truck’s back tires were ablaze.

Driver Rarat Rathawong, 47, said he was lifting the basket when he accidentally hit the power lines. Wearing gloves, he avoided being burnt and escaped the vehicle before it exploded in flames.

This careless crane driver touched high-voltage lines with the vehicle’s basket, setting off a fire that torched the truck’s back wheels.This careless crane driver touched high-voltage lines with the vehicle’s basket, setting off a fire that torched the truck’s back wheels.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 15:14

100 taxi drivers protest black-plate cabs

About 100 Pattaya taxi drivers complained to military officials that illegal drivers are stealing their business through violent intimidation.

Taxi-driver association head Pongsak Ajanukarn led the group of legal drivers to Jittapawan College where they presented a petition for help to Sub. Lt. Chuthidej Singthong, deputy head of the area control in Banglamung District for the 14th Military Circle. Banglamung police and Chonburi transportation officials also attended.

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