Theerarak Suthathiwong

A Bangladeshi and his accused Thai accomplice were arrested for allegedly running a protection scheme against their countrymen in Thailand.

Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:02

2 arrested in South Pattaya gas station robbery

Two eastern Thailand men were arrested for allegedly robbing a South Pattaya gas station at gunpoint.

Polphaisal Thappriksorn of Chonburi, 24, and Ronachai Sangienwong of Chacheongsao, 23, were captured carrying a loaded 9 mm handgun Nov. 1.

A British mechanic died of an apparent suicide at the Pattaya go-kart track where he worked.

Mike Ord, 65, was found hanging from a nylon rope at the Mini Siam Superkart Racing Track Nov. 1. There were no indications of foul play leading to the South Tyneside native’s death and he’d been dead about four to five hours.

Race track staffer Buncha Praorbsukh, 31, said Ord was a mechanic at the track, but had been complaining recently about relationship problems with his girlfriend and family issues at home.

A Banglamung man has been arrested for allegedly molesting his 15-year-old daughter.

Parayad Santha, 46, was taken into custody Nov. 1 after going to Pattaya Police Station to report that his daughter had run away Oct. 30. Upon investigation, officers discovered the girl and relatives had contacted the Paveena Foundation for Children and Women, which had filed the molestation complaint.

The houses of two foreigners in Jomtien Beach may have been burned down to hide a burglary, police said.

An Australian man has been arrested for allegedly molesting his girlfriend’s 11-year-old daughter.

Ben Agame Ofar, 50, was apprehended Oct. 31 by Region 2 Child and Woman Protection police at his Carina Mansion apartment on Soi Nernplabwan. A bottle of body lotion allegedly used as a lubricant was collected as evidence.

Police have arrested a southern Thailand man for allegedly stabbing an Omani tourist in September.

Thewarit Nu-urai, 24, was arrested in his hometown of Pattalung Oct. 31.

Long-delayed, Pattaya Hospital will open fully in January, more than two years late.

The 177 million government hospital has been open for outpatient service and limited inpatient service since May with less than 30 beds. Another 30 percent of the 86 beds will come online in November and all of the 86 beds “probably” by the end of January, Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome said Oct. 24.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 16:33

Ladyboy slashes 2 Japanese tourists

Two Japanese tourists were injured after being attacked by a knife-wielding transvestite prostitute.

Kazanari Ito, 37, suffered a long slash wound to the chest and a cut elbow. His friend Hinnoshi Imuta, 28, sustained undisclosed minor injuries.

Ito told police he and Imuta were drinking in a Walking Street pub when an “attractive” ladyboy, around age 30, joined them for a drink. The Japanese duo then tried to excuse themselves, saying they planned to get a message.

The transvestite propositioned the pair with offers of a massage. The tourists weren’t interested in any gender-bending extras and declined. Apparently this angered the ladyboy, who slashed them with a knife, Ito said.

Police believe this transvestite is the one that knifed two Japanese tourists on Walking Street.Police believe this transvestite is the one that knifed two Japanese tourists on Walking Street.

Social workers rescued a 1-year-old boy left unattended for days at a Naklua construction camp.

Watcharapol Yongket was transferred to the Chonburi Home for Children and Family Oct. 19 while authorities look for mother Bangorn Yongket, 25.

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