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Naklua’s ‘wan lai’ brings traffic to standstill

Tens of thousands of people flooded Naklua with bodies and water as the community celebrated the end of Songkran. Traffic gridlocked April 18 for Naklua’s...

Robber of motorbike taxi driver arrested

Pattaya police arrested a drug addict wanted for robbing a female motorbike-taxi driver and stealing her bike. Seksan Prasetsung, 43, was taken into custody at...

Sticky fingered prostitute makes off with Pakistani’s cash

A Pattaya prostitute was arrested for stealing 3,000 baht from a Pakistani customer. Police said Piyapat Habudee, 23, confessed to lifting the cash from the...

Pattaya thrashed by first big storm of 2019

The first heavy storm of the year thrashed Pattaya on Tuesday, deadlocking traffic and cutting huge swaths through newly rebuilt Pattaya Beach. Two hours of...

4 arrested in Pattaya drug-ring stings

Four men from the North allegedly involved with dealing drugs in Pattaya were arrested in separate operations near Bangkok. Chonburi and Pattaya police on March...

Naked Thai man trashes Pattaya hotel room, injures 3 cops

A naked Thai man wanted for a 2005 attempted murder injured three police officers while destroying his Pattaya hotel room. Songkarm Saksri, 42, was finally...

Terminal 21 apologizes for prioritizing rich drivers over disabled

Pattaya’s Terminal 21 shopping mall and the driver of a luxury sedan have apologized to a disabled teenager who watched in horror as a...

Fake-watch seller busted for threatening tourist

A knockoff watch seller was arrested for peddling fake jewelry and threatening a tourist who tried to return a wristwatch. Nattapong Petchsanan, 26, was taken...

Nongprue police uncover 20 stolen, suspect motorbikes

Nongprue police found 17 motorcycles suspected to have been stolen when they arrested two men with three bikes that were reported taken. Wichien Kradao, 37,...

Pattaya-area chop shops raided

Police raided three Pattaya-area garages suspected to be chop shops for a gang of car thieves. Crime Suppression and Central Investigation Bureau officers stormed two...

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Health volunteers trained on dengue fever

Village health volunteers were given a refresher course on spotting and preventing dengue fever in their communities. Pattaya Deputy Mayor Manote Nongyai opened the April...

Treasury Dept extends royal coronation coin reservation period

Bangkok - The Treasury Department has extended the reservation period for royal coronation commemorative coins. Members of the public were previously allowed to reserve the...

Government to ease impact of bus fare rises

Bangkok – Commenting on the recent fare increases for public buses, Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha said the fare adjustment is in line with...

Thailand’s economic growth forecast to rise 3.8% this year

Bangkok - The World Bank has forecast Thailand’s economic growth to slightly slow down this year to 3.8% while the general economy of East...

New cyclone begins to make landfall in northern Mozambique

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A powerful tropical cyclone began to make landfall on Thursday in Mozambique, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the central...