Ninety-nine cows were spared slaughter in an annual gesture made in honor of HM the Queen’s birthday.
The merit-making ceremony was held Aug. 9 at Jittapawan University Banglamung to mark HM Queen Sirikit’s 83rd birthday Aug. 12.
Similar rituals have been held in the past and this time marks as the fifth such rich for Jittapawan and was well attended by many local residents. Activities included giving water and food to the cattle while 99 monks chanted in the background.
The cows concerned will be given to poor families for breeding.
Ninety-nine cows were spared during the annual merit making ceremony to honor HM the Queen’s birthday.
A soldier who claimed his Pattaya girlfriend committed suicide has been arrested for her murder.
Tawatchai Moonwaree, 21, a soldier stationed in Prachinburi, was taken into custody Aug. 2 after Wasana Khamboonya, 24, was pronounced dead at Laem Chabang International Hospital.
Pattaya police arrested a three-person gang headed by a Chachoengsao woman who allegedly slept with men she met online and then stole their cars.
Wallapa Puangmanee, 30 of Chachoengsao, Saranpat Narongpradit, 27 from Chachoengsao, and Prasertsak Thaptim from Nonthaburi were brought to a police press conference Aug. 4 where investigators also presented five mobile phones, a wallet, 50,000 baht and a Toyota Altis recovered from them.
Police arrested six men who allegedly robbed a Pattaya money changer of 600,000 baht.
Ratchapol Yakantha, 43, Nattapong Saowakul, 29, Narubeth Tanomsuk, 20, Surasit Kabkan, 22, Pongsakorn Pothong, 22, and Chutipath Thipprasert, 19, on Aug. 5 were taken for a police re-enactment of the July 25 beating and robbery of Sitthichoke Charonepipatsin outside the Viriya Apa Apartment on Soi Chalermprakiet 2/2.
A Nongprue woman who has cared for her disabled son alone for 17 years is finding it harder and harder to make ends meet.
Paovana Cheunjit, 47 of Soi Baan Lang in Nongprue, said she was married for 30 years and had two children. The eldest son was 25 years old and already married. The younger child, Surasak, has mental and physical impairments from an accident when he was 10 years old.
Her husband died of bone cancer when the boy was two.
Government and military authorities raided three Huay Yai locations and seized thousands of liters of illegal liquor.
Banglamung District, Chonburi Excise Department Chonburi Suppression Center and 14th Military Circle officials found 19 containers hidden at a Huay Yai building. The 2,280 liters were 70 percent alcohol by volume and are used in herbal-spiced drinks. Building owner Pairin Plaikaew, 54, was arrested.
A transvestite prostitute wanted for slashing a Russian tour guide in the face was captured in Northeast Thailand.
Patya “Ann” Poromin was apprehended in Nakhon Sawan July 27 and charged with robbing and attacking 25-year-old Maxim Belonozhko July 22 in Pattaya.
Pattaya police have arrested a three-man gang that confessed to robbing numerous Thai and foreign tourists in Pattaya and Jomtien beaches for months.
Chanhom Kerdee, 57, Anan Porphu, 39, and Samarn Pongrua, 40, were presented at a police press conference July 22 where several victims, including foreigners, appeared to point out the men who allegedly stole their credit cards, wallets, mobile phones, watches, cash and more.
Chanhom Kerdee, Anan Porphu, and Samarn Pongrua have been arrested for thieving and robbing tourists at Pattaya and Jomtien beaches.
The arrests came after victim Orathai Eimsri reported that a Thai man approached her on Jomtien Beach and, when she wasn’t paying attention, took all her belongings.
Police chased down the bag snatcher and found Anan sharing a room with the other two suspects on Soi Kaewtha Karaoke off Jomtien Second Road. Investigators said Chanhom was the leader of the gang.
Under questioning, he told police the trio would either talk to a victim and rob them while they weren’t paying attention or just snatch handbags, phones and other items and run.
A 37-year-old Kazakhstan national wanted back home for rape, murder and robbery was captured hiding out in Pattaya.
Syrym Parmanov was taken into custody by immigration police at a house he rented in SP Village on Soi Siam Country Club July 21.
The arrest came upon a request from the Kazakh embassy who had listed him in an Interpol “red notice” for conspiring with four others to mug, rape and murder a woman in Kazakhstan and steal her car in mid-2010.
Parmanov entered Thailand on a student visa on Nov 25 last year and was only permitted to stay in the kingdom until July 6. He was held for overstaying his visa until he could be deported.
Kazakhstan national Syrym Parmanov will be deported to face charges of rape, murder and robbery.
A drunk Koh Samui man was arrested for allegedly robbing a disabled lottery vendor of five tickets at gunpoint.
Chaiwichit Chaina, 38, was captured while drinking at Nangfah Karaoke on Third Road July 25. Police recovered what turned out to be a fake gun and the tickets from his wife’s purse.