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Pattaya & Thailand LATEST NEWS from Fabulous 103fm (28 March 2023)

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Pattaya & Thailand LATEST NEWS from Fabulous 103fm (28 March 2023)

Air pollution level reaches 542 in Northern Thailand 
While the South and Central Thailand enjoys a respite from the smog, the same can’t be said for Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, where yesterday levels were vile, seeing the Chiang Rai football team apply for games to be postponed due to the unhealthy air.  The whole of Northern Thailand has once again taken the crown globally for the worst of pollution raking once again topped the world pollution rankings on Monday, with Chiang Mai registering a whacking 287, and chiang RAI 542 which is virtually off the scale.  You will remember Thailand’s so-called safe limit is just 50. Despite a clamp down on field buring, much of the smog there comes from the countryside AND across borders in neighbouring countries.  Locals are complaining but not much that the city can do.

WARNING: Crackdown on unpaid traffic fines
As of Saturday, it will be impossible for drivers to renew their annual road tax stickers, unless they settle all outstanding tickets. With months of warning, the date now looms over us as more tax sticker checks are likely with fines of up to 2K baht.  Seems a high percentage of traffic tickets have been ignored and SO, well, some will have huge piles to clear before driving legally. Monday will see all vehicles checked in a national computer before stickers are handed over.  The vehicle testing centre at Banglamung recommends you visit before your tax disc expires, so that you are aware of any outstanding bill, and the shock isn’t too great.

Heavy storm & hail warnings for Thailand
Much of Thailand will see summer storms this week from today onwards, with the promise of heavy rain and possibly hail.  The north first, but then from today onward they will pop up in all Central and Eastern areas including our own.  Crofters are being advised to protect crops where possible as the public is told to remain safe inside during what could be high enough winds to down trees and telegraph poles.

Wandering Frenchman rescued from forest
Teams in  Prachinburi rescued a 73 year old Frenchman who got lost in the forest there. Seems he wandered off before dusk, ending up spending the night with nature before he was found at dawn yesterday.  No word on why he went off hiking alone, but medics found him physically healthy at least.  No word on mental checks

Vape vendors arrested
Meanwhile at home and two e-cig vendors ended up being nabbed on the streets this week.  Checks around tree town for other things, saw cops swoop on two who follged with wares on the pavement.  So that’s a reminder then, smoking or possessing e cigarettes leads to large fines here.  This as marijuana shops pop up  all over the city without hindrance and are currently on the line of legality.

Brit arrested for assault & robbery in Pattaya
Yesterday saw two foreigners, a 47 yr old british man and a Korean arrested after  the owner of one ganga shop complained to police that the duo had entered his shop, with menace, before relieving them of some 50k in the till, and a whacking 170K baht in a safe.  All caught on CCTV for sure, the British man, a Mr Holgate, was being detained last night BUT it’s highly likely that there is more to this tale than is currently being revealed.

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Written by: Megan Midget

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