Floodwaters in Chiang Mai were reported as receding levels yesterday after a respite from storms saw the Ping river water level dropping. The city is still far from dry but any drain off is welcome. Pumps are still running 24/7 to speed up the cleanup. The drop in river levels is slowly passing downstream toward the capital as heavy rains have subsided leaving behind the filth and aftermath for residents to clean up. Toward the capital, flooded plains, where waters were diverted in an attempt to avoid overflows in the capital, have seen farmers reporting a zero chance of crops. Nationwide, 3 and a quarter million rai of farm and homeland remains flooded, spreading over 25 provinces, with Nakhon Sawan showing the greatest of devastation. Closely followed by Ayutthaya, Pichit, Suphan buri, Sukotai, Kamphaeng phet, and most of Issan.
110 bars of hero!n were recovered during a sting operation set up in Pattani, following a tip off. 2 men were being held at a location other than a police station for questioning and it’s now believed that the dr ugs were en route to Malaysia
Four Chinese tourists were lucky this week, as their fishing boat broke down offshore from Phuket. They had called pals on their mobile phones before losing the signal. The navy was notified and despite the dark, sailors spotted the small boat at 1AM on their screens, making a b line for their location and finding them safe, sound but rather cold.
Social services were called by Pattaya police after someone literally dumped two small children at the entrance to Walking St. The 3 year old and 5 month old were found by passers by, stranded, scared and with.. a pile of their clothing. Both have been taken into care and no word on the whereabouts or nationality of the youngsters.
Following the REVELATION that one bar in Treetown was employing very young staff, and a subsequent enquiry made by senior police, businesses operating in the entertainment zones are being asked to supply up to date details and copies of ID cards for all staff. Police will record the data which can be sued in the event that an employer is found to have falsely reported in the future and employed youngsters.
A local motorbike showroom had less to show customers than planned this week, after a woman ploughed into the shuttered doors at 4.30 AM. Admitting to having left a pub after late drinking, and that she was upset over a row with her boyfriend, the woman redesigned both the shopfront and her pickup truck after first damaging another parked vehicle in the street. Police who attended the scene took her into custody however DID NOT release her name to the press. The Nong prue bike shop owners are said to be filing a claim for damages.
Thailand News & Pattaya News from Fabulous 103fm (5th October 2022) Now the storm news has dampened, perhaps the media follow up on the vile case of a cheap build nighttime venue in Sattahip, which burned down quickly 2 months ago, seeing one in 4 patrons die. Mountain B Pub remains an open case for police and authorities, but with no news on prosecution or, of greater importance, compensation for the terribly injured and the families of those who died. […]
Pattaya & Thailand LATEST NEWS from Fabulous 103fm (27 March 2023) Thai-Myanmar border reopens The Thai-Myanmar border crossing in Mae Sot was reopened by guards yesterday following its closure Saturday as locals watched heavy fighting on the Burmese side where the military fought resistance fighters. It was the Burmese that […]