Pattaya completes beggar sweep

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 15:00
Pattaya-area officials carried out their part of a nationwide Jan. 26-30 crackdown on beggars to address problems with human trafficking and social inequality. After the cleanup ordered by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Pattaya and Nongprue officials announced Jan. 30 they’d picked up...
A homeless man seen eating offerings left at a Bang Saray shrine scared superstitious neighbors who believed he was a ghost looking to be reborn.

Homeless sleep on beach

Wednesday, 08 May 2013 16:54
A homeless man sleeping off a bender in Pattaya drew almost no notice from passersby. The man, who appeared to be in his 30s, was sleeping on the beach April 30 - hardly an uncommon sight in Pattaya. Even city hall regulatory officers walked...

Pattaya to launch homeless sweeps twice monthly

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 15:35
City and police agencies plan to sweep Pattaya’s streets for homeless people twice a month, placing repeat offenders into shelters or deporting them.
Social welfare officials rounded up 27 homeless people on Pattaya’s streets, taking them to area shelters.

Homeless problem needs greater attention

Thursday, 01 March 2012 10:18
Using a telephone booth foundation as a pillow, yet another homeless person is having to sleep on the streets of Pattaya, ignored by public officials.

Sweet dreams aren’t made of this

Wednesday, 15 February 2012 16:44
Whether he was sleeping off a bender at one of the many nearby bars or homeless, the foreign man snoozing outside the former public library on Soi 6 Feb. 4 wasn’t getting the attention from authorities he deserved.
  Forest areas across the country have been deteriorating and have dwindled dramatically at the expense of Thailand's native elephant population.

Pattaya sweeps homeless off Jomtien Beach

Monday, 25 October 2010 09:45
  About 40 city officials and security officers swept through Jomtien Beach rounding up vagrants after numerous complaints from frightened tourists. Two of the homeless people police are rounding up at Jomtien Beach sit in the back of a police pickup on...