Phawat Lertmukda

Sattahip’s less fortunate received everything from food and scholarships to bicycles and eyeglasses at a government outreach event in Bang Saray.
Working to make Loy Krathong a quieter festival, Sattahip officials outlawed firecrackers and the sale of hot-air lanterns. District Chief Phawat Lertmukda led a team of volunteers, police and navy personnel through the Sattahip Market Nov. 4 looking for vendors selling pyrotechnics without a license.

2 elephant calves named at Nong Nooch

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:57
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden added to its stable of elephants with the birth of two more calves. Sattahip District Chief Phawat Lertmukda helped introduce the two female elephants born this month. Nine monks, led by Abbot Kasemkittisophon from Samak Heebanphod temple, recited the Chaiyamongkol incantation, sprinkled...

Sattahip officials rescue protected birds

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 17:25
Authorities rescued 18 protected birds recovered during drug raids in Sattahip. District Chief Phawat Lertmukda and officers from the Sattahip Command Centre for Drug Elimination found 18 red-whiskered bulbuls, a protected species in Thailand, during the Aug. 4 operation.
Sattahip officials worked to keep drunk driving to a minimum through opening alcohol checkpoints during the holidays. District Chief Phawat Lertmukda and top police officials formally opened the first checkpoint in front of Singsamut School Dec. 27. Civil-defense volunteers, medics and doctors from Sattahip Hospital also...
Eastern Seaboard residents marched, ran, prayed and sang in unison to celebrate the 86th birthday of HM the King Bhumibol Adulyadej. From Banglamung to Sattahip, celebrants marked Thailand’s national Father’s Day Dec. 5 with 21-gun salutes, parades and Buddhist offerings.

Nong Nooch celebrates Loy Krathong Nov. 16

Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:33
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden will celebrate Loy Krathong Nov. 16 with children’s contests and other activities at the Najomtien tourist attraction’s lakefront.
Sattahip officials set up a temporary flood-relief center to collect donated food and other emergency supplies. Mayor Phawat Lertmukda, village chief Radjai Banthitsilp, police and other officials assembled Oct. 11-14 in front of Thep Prasath Ban Tao Than Temple to accept donated rice, dried food and...
Ten Cambodian and Burmese laborers were captured when Sattahip officials swooped down on a Najomtien construction site. Mayor Phawat Lertmukda led police and volunteers on the raid of the Pure Condominium site Sept. 25, arresting construction foreman Thewthong Makim, 34, and rounding up seven Cambodians and...

Accused scam artist arrested in Sattahip

Thursday, 26 September 2013 09:39
A Sattahip man has been arrested for allegedly impersonating a government official to solicit sponsorships for a fake football match. City officials and police apprehended Saran Mokkhasak, 28, Sept. 17, charging him with forgery of official documents and impersonating a Sattahip Permanent Secretary’s Office staffer.
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden celebrated Thai Elephant Day with a call to stop the ivory trade. Sattahip Mayor Phawat Lertmukda, Tourism Authority of Thailand Pattaya office Director Athapol Wannakij, and Chonburi livestock officials joined park General Manager Phattanan Khantisukphan at the March 13 exhibition...
Call them old fashioned or just superstitious, but a Naklua couple had their 4-year-old fraternal twins engaged to be married to ward off bad luck.
Valentine’s Day brought 99 couples to Nong Nooch Tropical Garden to get married while riding elephants. Sattahip Mayor Phawat Lertmukda and district Permanent Secretary Thanawut Seetankaew administered the mass wedding in the middle of a heart-shaped garden at the Pattaya tourist attraction. District staffers...

Storm sinks fishing boats in Sattahip

Wednesday, 06 February 2013 16:34
Four fishing boats sank when a thunderstorm blew through Sattahip Bay. High pressure over China pushed a cold front through Thailand Jan. 28, whipping up seas and creating 2-meter swells Jan. 28. Combined with heavy rain, four boats taking shelter in Dongtan Bay were swamped and...
For the third straight year, more than 4,600 families in a Najomtien housing project are suffering from a series of deep and fast floods. Sattahip Mayor Phawat Lertmukda and Najomtien Permanent Secretary Nathee Ditthabanjong toured the Ouay Athorn development in Moo 2. Comprised of 96 three-story...

HM the King honors marine killed in south

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:20
HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the Royal Family honored a Royal Thai Navy petty officer killed in Thailand’s south, ordering a dozen wreaths for the marine’s cremation.
Sattahip rolled out government services in Taothan as part of its “Smile Mobile” outreach program. Mayor Phawat Lertmukda kicked off the service Oct. 26 at Thepprasit Temple with Lt. Col. Prakorb Saengpring, deputy suppression superintendent at the Sattahip Police Station, members of the Sattahip Red Cross,...
Sattahip police have arrested a woman suspected of being the source of a major ring of drug dealers selling to area students.
About 20 Sattahip police were given a loud lecture from a district woman known to drive around, scream at public officials and profess to speak for a goddess.
Sattahip opened its celebration of 2,600 years of Buddhist enlightenment with a religious ceremony at Samakhee Banpot Temple.