Theerarak Suthathiwong

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 13:22

1 killed, 5 badly hurt in Highway 36 crash

One person was killed and five others seriously wounded when an auto manufacturer’s company shuttle bus was struck by an 18-wheeler while making a U-turn.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 13:21

War on rats moves to Jomtien Beach

Pattaya’s new war on rats extends beyond Bali Hai Pier, with sanitation workers opening a new front in Jomtien Beach.

Public Health Department workers, led by Kanrapha Mukdasanit, director of disease control and prevention, sprayed pesticides to reduce the vermin population on Jomtien Beach.

Fire caused about a million baht in damage at a Khao Maikaew oil-processing factory that officials said was operating illegally.

Firefighters took about 30 minutes to extinguish the Jan. 15 blaze at Everfrank Technology Co. in Huay Kai Nao village.

Taiwanese owner Huang Feng, 30, said he was preparing base oil to be used in hydraulic machinery when the processor overheated and set the oil aflame. The fire spread quickly, he said.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 14:53

King Taksin-era temple eyed for restoration

The Ayutthaya-regional Fine Arts Department has agreed to restore an 18th century temple in Banglamung District, provided it can acquire funding.

Methadol Wiehakana, director of the 3rd Regional Department of Fine Art, together with a team of experts and local residents, surveyed the ancient temple Jan. 8.

Authorities have released a man taken into custody for the killing a traffic policeman in a hit-and-run accident near Highway 7, finding there was no evidence to charge him.

A Khon Kaen man was arrested on obscenity charges after a video of him masturbating in front of a Pattaya clinic went viral on the Internet.

Jetphinit Nonsriratch, 22, was apprehended Jan. 9 on Soi 6/1. Police seized two pairs of women’s underwear from him, and the Yamaha Fino motorbike he was seen driving in the video posted to Facebook.

A Pattaya jet ski vendor was arrested for assaulting a Swedish tourist who intervened in the vendor’s alleged extortion of a customer.

Chawalit Janthong, 27, was taken into custody around 5 p.m. Jan. 9 after allegedly assaulting modeling-agency owner Fredo Kazenai, 51.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 11:35

Grenade found in Laem Chabang

Banglamung authorities said a grenade found in the middle of a Laem Chabang road likely was tossed there by a teen gang member.

The unexploded M-61 grenade found outside the Pack & Moving Co. in Laem Chabang Jan. 8 was removed without incident.

Police said it likely belonged to a gang member who perhaps threw it at a rival, but the ordinance was a dud.

Authorities are investigating.

Banglamung authorities inspect a grenade (inset) found the Pack & Moving Co. in Laem Chabang.Banglamung authorities inspect a grenade (inset) found the Pack & Moving Co. in Laem Chabang.

Thursday, 08 January 2015 09:59

Fugitive terrorist bomber arrested in Pattaya

Police and military officers raided an East Pattaya house, apprehending a fugitive Sikh terrorist convicted for masterminding a 1995 bombing that killed 18 people, including the chief minister of a northern India state.

A Norwegian expat and business acquaintances in Pattaya donated 99,999 baht to an HIV/AIDS charity evicted from a Pattaya neighborhood by intolerant neighbors.

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