Archive For February 28, 2018

Top Policeman Says Pay Your Traffic Fines Or Face Tax-Disc Trouble

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Top Policeman Says Pay Your Traffic Fines Or Face Tax-Disc Trouble

A highways department policeman has hit back at scurrilous online reports that motorists need not pay fines that result from roadside cameras. It was claimed online that these kind of fines could just be ignored. Pol Col Ekkarat Limsangkat, a deputy commander of the highways department, said that the posts about not paying fines were…

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One Man Dead After Row Between Jet-Ski Operators Ends In Shooting On Samui

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One Man Dead After Row Between Jet-Ski Operators Ends In Shooting On Samui

Tourists on Chaweng beach fled in terror as a dispute between two Thai men ended in a shoot-out at around 4.30pm on Tuesday 27th of February 2018. It is unclear how the dispute started between the son of the owner of Petcherat Marina Bangrak, 26, and a member of the Padma family jet-ski family, 45,…

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Pattaya Police Bust Bizarre Russian-Run Sexual Training Course

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Pattaya Police Bust Bizarre Russian-Run Sexual Training Course

Thai police have arrested 10 Russians who allegedly organized sexual training courses for their compatriots in the seaside resort city of Pattaya. Police said 33 Russian tourists  attended the class at Ibis Hotel. But only 10 “instructors” were arrested late Sunday on immigration charges, including working without a permit. “The hotel management said they had…

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Snakes Alive! Husband And Wife Arrested Taking More Than A Ton Of Serpents To Laos

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Snakes Alive! Husband And Wife Arrested Taking More Than A Ton Of Serpents To Laos

Police in Bung Karn province on the Laotian border said they had arrested a husband and wife who were transporting snakes to Laos. Officers’ suspicions were aroused by a van parked with its engine on for a long time. Inside they found 1,362 kilograms worth of protected snake species. There were 209 cobras and 162…

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Five-Day “Songkran Festival” Holiday From April 12 To 16, 2018

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Five-Day “Songkran Festival” Holiday From April 12 To 16, 2018

To accommodate people travelling up-country to visit their hometowns and to stimulate nationwide tourism, the Cabinet allowed Thursday, April 12, as an additional holiday on top of the festival time from April 13 to 16. As traffic congestion is expected during the long holiday period, Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha also instructed state officials to…

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Two American Women Arrested After Attempting To Change Counterfeit Dollars

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Two American Women Arrested After Attempting To Change Counterfeit Dollars

Two American women have been arrested and are being held in Thailand after allegedly trying to exchange fake US dollars. Misty Eichholz and Danniel Paquette, both from California, arrived in Thailand on 16th February for a one month holiday. They were arrested one week into their trip. A GoFundMe page has been set up by…

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Foreign Tourists Commended For CPR Rescue Of Teenager

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Foreign Tourists Commended For CPR Rescue Of Teenager

Social media users have praised foreign tourists for saving a 15 year old Thai boy using CPR on Sunday at Wat Tham Sua in Krabi province. Commentators also suggested more members of the public should be trained in CPR, while others recommended that the tourist attraction should be equipped with a first-aid kit, oxygen tank…

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Woman Cleared After Her ID Used In Romance Scams

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Woman Cleared After Her ID Used In Romance Scams

A 25 year old woman whose Thai ID card was stolen and allegedly used by a romance scam network to open bank accounts was officially declared innocent today. Piriya Sommul previously had faced charges in eight precincts over the past two years in connection to the illicit use of her identity. Pol General Thanitsak Theerasawat,…

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Thai League 2 Round-Up As Khon Kaen Lose At Army

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Fri 23/02/18 Kasetsart 0 – 2 Trat Sat 24/02/18 Lampang 2 – 1 Sisaket Thai Honda 1 – 1 Rayong Chiangmai 1 – 2 Nong Bua Pitchaya Sun 25/02/18 Ang Thong 0 – 1 Udon Thani Krabi 1 – 2 Samut Sakhon Army United 4 – 2 Khonkaen

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Alcohol Sales Banned March 1 – Makha Bucha Day

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Alcohol Sales Banned March 1 – Makha Bucha Day

The sale of alcohol will be banned this coming Thursday (Mar 1) as Thais all across the country celebrate Makha Bucha day. It is a Buddhist holiday, which takes place annually on the night of the full moon during the third lunar month of the year. The event marks the anniversary of the Buddha’s first…

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