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    Bullying goes ballistic

    Published on 20/08/2013

    » A 10-year-old student bullied a kindergarten pupil, forcing the younger girl to eat faeces and toilet cleaner at their Najomtien school. The incident arose when the three-year-old was unable or unwilling to provide the older girl with “protection money.” The father and grandmother of the abused child took her to hospital for x-rays and treatment. Parents of the 10-year-old said their daughter had not shown violent tendencies at home, but they apologized for the grisly incident. The abusing child has since been moved from the school. The Ministry of Social Development announced that the school in question had been ordered to put CCTV cameras in some classrooms and in the restrooms at the front and back of the building.

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    Crowd control training in Banglamung

    Published on 20/08/2013

    » <p>Banglamung police station organized a demonstration of crowd control in the event that civil disorder should break out locally. The precaution came in the wake of the imposition of emergency police powers in Bangkok&#8211;which ultimately were not needed&#8211;in the event of large-scale demonstrations against the current government.</p>

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    Tourist Police clean up

    Published on 20/08/2013

    » Nearly 50 locals were apprehended by Pattaya Tourist Police in a round-up of undesirable characters who are said to besmirch the image of the city. These detained included 22 transvestites ostensibly soliciting tourists for sex whilst in reality preparing to rob them, and a large number of beggars, mostly Cambodian, who are illegal aliens believed to handicap a good tourist environment.

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    Traffic woes on the agenda

    Published on 20/08/2013

    » <p>The area’s ever-increasing traffic jams were on the agenda at a meeting of the Social Advisory Board of the Tourism Industry at the Natural Park Resort in Pattaya.  Proposed solutions ranged from posting more and clearer road signs and increasing the level of public transportation to improving rubbish collections from public areas. The finger of blame for Pattaya traffic problems was pointed at the ever-rising popularity of Pattaya as a resort destination.</p>

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    Bali Hai pier under repair

    Published on 21/08/2013

    » <p>Owing to damage to the dock area, Bali Hai pier is currently out of action as regards vehicles planning to bring passengers for the onward sea journey to Koh Larn. For the moment, buses and cars are requested to use the trash-docking pier to offload those wishing to proceed to neighboring islands.</p>

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    Top investigators plan Pattaya crime office

    Published on 21/08/2013

    » The Department of Special Investigation (DSI), having recently opened a branch at Phuket airport, has promised later to extend its presence to Pattaya.

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    New satellite to monitor coastal weather

    Published on 21/08/2013

    » <p>A new computer system and radar station GISTDA has been installed to help predict monsoons and storms arriving via the Gulf of Thailand. The system proved especially useful during the recent oil-slick spread near Koh Samet, when the satellite was able to check weather changes which would affect the movement of the oil. That enabled local defence teams to make the best preparations in anticipation of the pollution.</p>

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    Mental health under threat

    Published on 03/08/2013

    » City Hall hosted a public awareness event at Pattaya school number 11 to pinpoint the various threats to the health and well-being of today’s youngsters. Topics included poverty, aggression, family conflicts, alcohol and substance abuse, and physical disability. Lecturer Pongsak Tungkana said that education in school should supplement parental advice about the social problems affecting many children.

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    Chinese scammer turns off mobile

    Published on 05/08/2013

    » Eleven Chinese nationals are up in arms after the promise of staying in a luxury hotel in Pattaya went very sour as they ended up in a desolate and shabby place in North Pattaya. Tour leader A-Ping allegedly told the tourists that they would have a luxurious time in Pattaya, but they found out the accommodation provided was of a disgraceful standard with very few facilities. Pattaya Tourist Police tried to contact A-Ping but he had turned off his mobile phone. A decision was then taken by the police to move the group to a luxury hotel which led to smiling faces all round. The search for A-Ping continues.

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    Oil spill threatens local beaches

    Published on 06/08/2013

    » Eastern Seaboard beaches are under threat from an oil spill stemming from a pipe leak in an offshore platform near Rayong. Using ships and helicopters, the Thai Navy and several agencies are working around the clock to contain the spread of the crude oil. The leak itself has been blocked, but not before more than 70 tons of oil had spilled into the Gulf of Thailand over an area of about 1.5 nautical miles. The primary objective of workers now is preventing the oil slick from reaching beaches, thereby threatening tourism and wild life. The offshore platform is operated by PTT Global Chemical, a subsidiary of national petroleum company PTT. Prasert Bunsumpun, company chairman, acknowledged that a crude transport pipe had begun leaking at a single-point mooring in Rayong Province. Barriers have been placed around the spill and an oil skimmer is collecting surface oil as quickly as possible, before the oil slick created an environmental catastrophe.

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