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…
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…

2 questioned in Pratamnak helipad attack

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3 By Boonlua Chatree
Two men have been questioned for allegedly attacking an Eastern European couple during a romantic late-night cocktail on Pratamnak Hill. Decha Phutkaew, 35, of Sriracha, and Piya Lasear, 28, of…

2 nabbed for shopping with stolen credit cards

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3 By Boonlua Chatree
Two men were arrested for allegedly using stolen credit cards to purchase expensive mobile phones in Pattaya. Picharatch Akaratithiverkul, 52, and Narongrit Boonwattana, 43, were apprehended in separate arrests Jan.…

Buddhists make merit to ward off bad luck in ‘15

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3 By Jetsada Homklin
Thousands of Buddhists and believers in Chinese astrology started the new year with a trip to the local temple to make merit and ward off bad luck. According to the…

Naval academy commissions new sailors

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3 By Patcharapol Panrak
Nearly 3,900 new conscripts became commissioned Royal Thai Navy sailors at a Jan. 6 ceremony in Sattahip. Capt. Saman Khantapong, commander of the Naval Recruit Training Center presided over commissioning…

Kitten rescued from tree after 3 days in Sattahip

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3 By Patcharapol Panrak
Sattahip animal-control officers came to the aid of a kitten who had been chased up a tree by the family dog and got stuck there for three days.

Eastern border-patrol squadrons rotate

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3 By Patcharapol Panrak
The Royal Thai Navy rotated its border-patrol fleet covering the coast from Sattahip to Chantaburi and Trat. Vice Adm. Sucheep Whoungmaitree presided over the rotation ceremony Dec. 30. Ships will…

Sleepy sailor drives into sea

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3 By Patcharapol Panrak
A sleepy sailor sent his pickup truck crashing into the sea when he fell asleep and drove through a roadside barrier in Sattahip. Petty Officer 1st Class Sarawut Wattana-amorn, 30,…

Grenade found in Laem Chabang

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
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…

New Year brings back old traffic problems in Jomtien

Friday, 09 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 2 By Urasin Khantaraphan
New Year’s Eve brought an old problem roaring back to Jomtien Beach: Traffic. Cars driven by Thais from many provinces jammed the beachside road, with visitors in town both for…

Consular Outreach: Pattaya

Friday, 09 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 2
The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to inform you of the location for the scheduled consular outreach visit to Pattaya on Friday, January 16, 2015.…
In his New Year’s greeting card given to all Thais on the occasion of New Year 2015, His Majesty the King wishes everyone happiness and prosperity. The greeting card features…
Ninety Chonburi village leaders and volunteers trained to detect and report human traffickers, drug runners and other criminals and threats to national security at a workshop in Chonburi.

Cut ties with Bangkok tours, mayor tells travel agents

Friday, 09 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 2 By Jetsada Homklin
Pattaya’s mayor wants the city’s tourism industry to cut ties with problem-plagued Bangkok and create original tour packages focusing on the sea, sports and families.

Eastern officials mark King Taksin Day

Friday, 09 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 2 By CPRD & Staff reporters
Eastern-region officials and business leaders marked the 245th anniversary of the coronation of King Taksin the Great, who was adopted by Pattaya as its founding father.

Nongprue checkpoint aimed to reduce accidents

Friday, 09 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 2 By Jetsada Homklin
Nongprue officials did their part to reduce road accidents during the New Year’s holiday by setting up a checkpoint at the Mitkamon intersection on Soi Siam Country Club.

Pattaya Color Run to brighten Big Buddha Hill Jan. 18

Friday, 09 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 2 By Jetsada Homklin
About 500 people are expected to bring some color to Big Buddha Hill when the Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya hosts the Pattaya Color Run for charity Jan. 18. Club President…
A Pattaya vendor surrendered to police on charges of attacking a Swiss man with a bamboo stick, but only after the tourist allegedly harangued him over a drug deal gone…
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