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    Thonglor pet clinic expands

    Published on 10/05/2013

    » <p>Boonchoo Tongjarernpoolporn, managing director of Thonglor Pet Hospital, presided at the opening of the clinic’s ninth branch at Ramintra, Bangkok.</p>

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    Elderly honored in Banglamung

    Published on 10/05/2013

    » <p>The Banglamung Home for the Aged celebrated its annual seniors’ day by handing out certificates of merit to the area’s men and women over 60 who have contributed to charitable and other worthy causes. There were also donations from private individuals to buy wheelchairs and other needed equipment at the centre.  Also on hand were free haircuts, acupuncture and foot massage as well as traditional pouring of water over the hands of the seniors.</p>

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    New learning centre for the deaf

    Published on 10/05/2013

    » <p>Some 300 hearing impaired children and their parents were at the opening of an extension at the Boonchu Muangmaitong Foundation near Sattahip.  Pornjit Hoonruengroom, president of the Navy Wives’ Association, hosted the event and explained that education for deaf children would be free at the centre to help youngsters take their proper place in society.</p>

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    Pork deliveryman returns mega-cash

    Published on 10/05/2013

    » Sophon Cable Company was delighted when Tawee Panwilai (2nd left), 42, asked their assistance in finding the owner of a bag containing 90,000 baht in cash and a personal cheque for 16,000 baht.  Tawee found the treasure trove as he was delivering pork products by motorbike to customers at the Nhongkate intersection. He said that at first he was not sure what to do, but his wife advised him to advertise his find on TV. Local police were called in and they easily found the real owner, whose name and address were on the cheque. The haul was returned to Ruengsak Deeboonchai, a rice seller, who said one of his employees lost the bag whilst on his rounds. A police spokesman said it was gratifying that honest citizens still existed and added that Tawee received a reward.

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    Chinese sign 2-billion baht investment deals with Pattaya

    Published on 09/05/2013

    » <p>Pattaya’s civic leaders and 100 Chinese entrepreneurs and managers signed a memorandum of understanding worth 2 billion baht for the hotel and real estate industries. The Chinese are examining new bases to produce goods to overcome rising production costs at home. It’s also expected that the number of Chinese visitors to Thailand will almost double by 2014 to five million per year.</p>

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    Elephant killed by rival

    Published on 09/05/2013

    » Two male elephants at a Sattahip reserve fought after one broke loose from its chain and gored the other—thought to be a romantic rival in the mating game. The tusks were severed from the dead elephant, 68, before it was buried. His attacker, 30, was sedated and re-chained. He will be sold and relocated to Surin. No humans were injured during the fracas, though many staffers fled in terror.

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    Public defrocking

    Published on 09/05/2013

    » Three men dressed as monks were detained on South Pattaya Road as they were receiving alms from passersby. Police suspected that they were not genuine monks because they could not identify which temple they were affiliated with, yet claimed they were collecting cash to repair a temple.  One of the men, Jaroon, said that he needed to use the toilet at the nearby Chaimongkol temple, and then fled, leaving behind his robe and alms bowl. The other two men were released with a warning to refrain from begging.

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    Rich foreigner found dead in Banglamung

    Published on 09/05/2013

    » The body of a dead foreigner believed to be Hans Kunne, about 75, was found in a wooded area in Banglamung. The deceased had blackened eyes and several broken bones. Scattered nearby were a bank book, car licence, life insurance policy and other documents. Police suspect that the farang had been murdered elsewhere and his body dumped by the roadside.  Evidence suggests that Kunne was a well-to-do foreigner. His remains were sent for autopsy.

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    New Centara 5-star hotel set to open on Phratamnak

    Published on 08/05/2013

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    10th rugby tournament set

    Published on 08/05/2013

    » At a press conference at the Amari Orchid Pattaya it was announced that the next annual Pattaya rugby tournament will be renamed the Amari Orchid Kays Memorial Tournament in memory of the former Pattaya Panthers’ captain killed in the 2002 Bali bombing.

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