Uproar over pricey lottery tickets in Sattahip

Friday, 08 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 2 By Patcharapol Panrak
Lottery ticket vendors outside Sattahip Temple scattered when police approached following complaints sellers were gouging gamblers ahead of the New Year’s draw.
Chonburi residents paid their final respects to the Supreme Patriarch at Pattaya’s Yanasangwararam Temple, which was originally built for the head of Buddhism in Thailand.

Health Ministry lauds Pattaya marine-safety system

Friday, 08 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 2 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
The Public Health Ministry gave a thumbs-up to Banglamung District’s efforts to ensure maritime safety during the New Year’s holidays. Ministry Inspector-General Tharet Karatnairariwong visited the Sea Rescue Center at…
Thousands people born in under Chinese zodiacs considered unlucky in this Year of the Monkey flocked to Huay Yai Temple on New Year’s Day for a ceremony they hoped will…

Nongprue bolsters fire department with new staff

Friday, 08 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 2 By Jetsada Homklin
Nongprue Sub-district prepared for the busy holiday season by taking on and training seven new firefighters. Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department Director Banjong Khumbunka led the Dec. 29 course taught…

1,199 monks accept alms in Pattaya for southern brethren

Friday, 08 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 2 By Jetsada Homklin
For the eighth year, Pattaya organized an alms offering for 1,199 monks to gather money and necessities for monks in Thailand’s troubled south. The Dec. 27 ceremony in central Pattaya…

New Year’s Eve starts with a jam

Friday, 08 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 2
The crush of tourists arriving in Pattaya for the New Year’s Countdown event turned area roads and highways into parking lots. Traffic downtown was jammed on Dec. 31 with police…

Driver escapes burning truck

Friday, 08 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 2 By Patcharapol Panrak
A motorist narrowly avoided death after his pickup truck burst into flames following a late-night crash. Kittisak Karutngam, 22, suffered burns and broken bones after crashing his Isuzu pickup into…

4 arrested, 1,000 ya ba pills seized

Friday, 08 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 2 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Banglamung police arrested four men and seized 1,000 methamphetamine tablets after investigating a truck with the wrong license plate. Saksit Jongsatiern, 31, Somkiet Rattanarak, 24, Supachai Waisantieya, 23, and Teeranai…

Swede dies in apparent suicide jump

Friday, 08 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 2 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A Swedish man died after apparently jumping to his death from the fifth floor of a Pattaya hotel. The shattered body of Markus Henrik Mikkonen, 41, was found wedged between…
A Kazakh family was left wondering if they encountered a generous burglar or one interrupted in the act after returning home to find the safe in their Jomtien Beach home…

Woman caught on video robbing Naklua shop

Friday, 08 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 2 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A Naklua shopkeeper is asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman captured by security cameras stealing a bag of cash from his Soi Photisan store. Manop Samarnduang, 38…

Swede held for assaulting ATM

Friday, 08 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 2 By Boonlua Chatree
Police detained a Swedish man who allegedly busted up an automated teller machine after it refused to return his credit card. Stefa W. Nilssow, 56, was taken to Pattaya Police…

Immigration raids Russian go-go bars, arrests 28

Friday, 08 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 2 By Boonlua Chatree
Twenty-eight Eastern European women were arrested for working illegally as go-go dancers on Walking Street, as Chonburi immigration authorities continued their crackdown on foreign visa violations. Immigration and Pattaya police…

5 illegal Cambodian fishermen arrested

Friday, 08 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 2 By Patcharapol Panrak
The Royal Thai Navy seized a Thai fishing boat staffed with illegal migrant workers in Sattahip Bay. A patrol boat found the Sor Manachaiwaree 3 about 20 nautical miles from…

Chonburi pays homage to King Taksin the Great

Friday, 08 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 2 By CPRD
Chonburi celebrated King Taksin the Great Day with a traditional merit-making ceremony. Gov. Khomsan Ekachai presided over the Dec. 28 ceremony in front of the King Taksin monument, laying flower…

Ministry hosts family-bonding seminar in Pattaya

Friday, 08 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 2 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security hosted a seminar on protecting children and youths from violence. Thirty-eight families, totaling 111 people, attended the Dec. 25-27 workshop at the…
A Sattahip man has been charged with appropriating 1.5 rai of government forest land he allegedly planned to strip of its natural resources. Paisarn Sriruan, 40, was charged with encroachment…

Navy dispatches new patrols to border areas

Friday, 08 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 2 By Patcharapol Panrak
The Royal Thai Navy began stepping up efforts over the New Year’s holiday to prevent foreign fishing boats from entering Thai waters by dispatching more patrol boats to border regions.
According to Deputy Army Spokesperson Col Sirichan Ngathong, NCPO Secretary-General Gen Teerachai Nakwanich expressed his gratitude to police officers, military personnel and civil servants for their service to the public…
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