Well-known Pattaya immigration officer dies

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Police Captain Veerawong Paiboon.

Police Captain Veerawong Paiboon, better known as Mr Tum, has died after a short illness aged 65.  He was in charge of the reception and enquiries desk of Pattaya-Jomtien immigration bureau for over 30 years, firstly at the old headquarters in Pattaya Soi 8 then at the newly-constructed base in Jomtien Soi 5.

He formally retired in 2018, but continued part-time in similar roles until last month.  He once said that he had spoken to more foreigners, howbeit briefly, than anyone else in Pattaya.