Theerarak Suthathiwong

Social media has dealt Pattaya’s taxi drivers another block eye, this time with a video showing a motorcycle-taxi driver knocking out a South Korean customer with one punch.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 14:25

Contractor dies in utility pole collapse

A contractor was killed when the utility pole he climbed in East Pattaya fell and crushed him to death.

Supachai Naming, 38, was killed instantly when the 5-meter-tall pole fell on him in front of the Siam Royal Hill Village on Soi Khao Talo.

An optical-cabling contractor, Supachai had brought his two brothers to help him relocate a fiber-optic Internet cable to poles on the opposite side of the road. But as he climbed near the top of the pole, it suddenly fell over on top of him.

The accident caused a traffic backup and the Provincial Electricity Authority was called to move the post.

Methansit Somla, a member of Nongprue Municipal Council, said he saw the contractors before the accident and noticed the utility pole was leaning hazardously. He said he warned the victim to be careful and Supachai told him not to worry as he understood the situation.

The Pattaya Floating Market file a complaint with police after receiving negative - and the park claims untrue - reviews were posted online.

Managing Director Manus Meepong brought the Chinese-language posts on a mainland social network to Banglamung Police Station March 12, seeking criminal action be taken against the poster for claiming the floating market does not accept Chinese tourists, which he said was untrue.

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.

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