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    Drinking session leads to deportation

    Published on 13/07/2013

    » A labourers’ camp at Pattaya’s Soi 5 was the scene of a boozing session which went wrong when police turned up and discovered 19 Cambodians who were working illegally in the Kingdom.  The illegals said that they had had to pay 3,000 baht to be brought to Thailand and were disappointed only to receive 100-200 baht a day for heavy manual work in a 70-hour week.  One of the Cambodians, Nok, was hit with a metal pipe during an alcohol-related argument with other Cambodians; his assailants escaped in the confusion as police arrived.  All those caught will be returned to the Cambodian border, but they may turn up here again soon.

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    Sattahip hosts anti-drug day

    Published on 29/07/2013

    » <p>As a contribution to the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the Sattahip Council initiated an anti-drugs campaign to illustrate the danger of illicit substances to youth.</p>

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    Ministry chugs ahead with trains

    Published on 29/07/2013

    » Whilst the 2-trillion baht borrowing bill is still proceeding through parliament, officials in the Transport Ministry are ploughing ahead with feasibility studies and environmental impact assessments on the electric train project involving four routes. The proposed route from Bangkok to Rayong, starting at Bang Sue and stopping at Chachoengsao, Chonburi and Pattaya, is estimated to cost 101 billion baht. A consultant has been hired to conduct the planning studies. Critics of the scheme say that high-speed trains never break even in any country which has them and require heavy subsidies. The proposed Bangkok-to-Rayong route is one of the less controversial as there is a widespread feeling that the Eastern Seaboard city needs a direct and speedy link to the metropolis. Also the expanding U-tapao provincial airport would benefit enormously from a direct high-speed connection to both Pattaya and Bangkok.

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    Navy marksmen aim to raise funds

    Published on 29/07/2013

    » <p>A marine rifle shooting championship was held in early July in connection with the annual HRH Princess Chulabhorn Cup. The goal was to raise money to fund a shooting range at Navy headquarters and to lift the spirits of service members.</p>

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    Semi-naked Russian wanders in forest

    Published on 29/07/2013

    » Banglamung police were summoned to a wooded area in Banglamung in response to reports that a nude woman appeared and disappeared among the trees. Police found a Russian woman with bruises on her legs and wearing only knickers. When police covered her with a blanket, the woman rejected assistance and escaped into the forest shouting in her native tongue. She was eventually discovered and taken to Banglamung Hospital for observation and treatment of her bruises, thought to have been caused by her stumbles. The Tourist Police were asked to follow up on the case and inform the Russian embassy.

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    Human excrement thrown by rival

    Published on 29/07/2013

    » A Thai garment seller reported to police with a video clip that every morning a neighbour passed his house and threw human faeces at the windows or doors. Tawewat Somboonawin, 37, said he was a vendor at the main South Pattaya market, opposite Chaimongkol temple, and was astonished to confirm it was another clothes seller who was the party guilty of this very annoying and smelly habit. Police interviewed Somboon Nhongai who confessed that she had been having arguments for years with Tawewat and decided to take matters into her own hands by becoming a flying dung expert. She was fined 1,000 baht and told to clear up the disgusting mess outside her neighbour’s house. She also promised to keep the excrement to herself in future.

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    Prison receives musical gifts

    Published on 29/07/2013

    » <p>Pop star Lek Carabao and 100 Immortal Bikers have donated several musical instruments to improve the social life at Nong Plalai Remand Prison near Pattaya. The instruments, worth 400,000 baht, were bought after concerts were held by the bikers to fund-raise. Lek said that he had heard that many prisoners were proficient in music but lacked any instruments for practice and performances.</p>

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    Students urged to save electricity

    Published on 29/07/2013

    » <p>Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome hosted a Savings Diary project at Pattaya School Number Two on the occasion of the provincial electricity authority’s 53rd anniversary. Students were encouraged to be economical with electricity and to use it with caution and safety.</p>

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    Mystery corpse floats in the sea

    Published on 30/07/2013

    » Marine police were quick off the mark after spotting a bobbing object in the sea off Wongamat Beach. It was discovered to be the dead body of an unknown man, aged about 30 and wearing only sweatpants. There were no injuries to the body and he had been dead a day or two. Local fishermen said it was likely that the man had been murdered or maybe had accidentally fallen into the water. It is hoped that an autopsy will shed light on the matter.

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    Gambling debtor is knived

    Published on 31/07/2013

    » A man stabbed twice in his torso and right arm was found by police groaning on the ground on Soi Wat Tai Hee. Covered in blood, 34-year-old Prawit Klao Kleamng was rushed to Memorial Hospital. Shortly afterwards, Weerapong Chomtawon calmly walked into the medical facility and announced that he was the knife wielder and was very annoyed that Prawit had not repaid a gambling debt of 1,200 baht. Weerapong said that during an argument in a bar, there had been a fight with broken bottles, after which he stabbed the debtor. Weerapong said he was giving himself up before influential friends of the injured man took their own revenge.

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