Thailand & Pattaya LATEST NEWS from Fabulous 103fm (19 December 2022)
As the Royal Princess, HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha, is reportedly still in a stable but critical condition at a Bangkok treatment center, much of Thailand clings to newsfeed, some less than correct and pray for her safe recovery. Initially taken ill in the North East, HRH was medevaced to the capital last week and has, according to reports, received regular visits from her family, including HM the King who was visiting until Friday BUT, has contracted a virus, along with HM the Queen, which will of course prevent him from direct contact with his daughter. One of the most popular members of the royal family, the Princess is a keen advocate of women and children’s rights, primarily regarding those in jails or about to be released and has held various high positions in Law here after working with the United nations AND later becoming Thailand’s ambassador to Austria. At just 44 yrs of age, NO details have officially been released regarding her condition or prognosis other than that she is receiving the best of care and being supported by the latest of medical equipment to ensure her comfort.
Whilst our FM service was quickly repaired after weather damage a few weeks back, we apologise for the poor streaming service. As of this morning, further repairs finally saw our online streaming service fully recovered. If you were AN ONLINE listener, we hope you will give us another go, and also if you spot any issues, well, let us know. To re-enable the streaming, we thank 3BB, our streaming service and our tech specialist. It really wasn’t an easy fix, but as of this morning, it’s good to be back. To listen, visit the website or any streaming service. We are.. back on track.
A British student is in hospital on Samui following a bike crash earlier in the month. As friends work to raise funds to cover what is described as critical facial surgery and police believe she WAS wearing a helmet, thei issue appears to be that her travel insurance won’t cover costs WHY? Well, in all likelihood because her boyfriend, who was driving DIDN’T have a bike licence. The clamp down on bike accident claims continues to strengthen globally as more and more bikes rented, and bike renters DON’T check for licences before putting them on the road.
700 million bahts worth of assets were seized by police from yet another gambling operation which also offered videos with adult content. With reports showing that a “was once TV actress” along with 2 others remain in custody without bail. The arrests followed a 2 year investigation that revealed more than 40K registered site users spending billions monthly.
Two men suspected to be responsible for railway explosions in the Southern province of Songkla now have warrants issued for their arrests. 27 and 33 yrs old, the duo face charges leading to the death of several rail employees who worked to clear wreckage of a good only train that was derailed.
And in the capital, investigators are keen to find out why, when police arrested 2 men following a road rage incident, neither was frisked when taken to the local cop shop. In the end, one pulled a gun on the other IN THE POLICE STATION and shot him dead. They had had a minor road accident that turned to a fight, police intervened but for some reason neither was checked for weapons. The killer claims the dead man, at some point fought him with a knuckle duster. He let off 8 rounds, injuring others too, before being restrained.
Meanwhile at home, an 11 yr old girl remains in hospital following an unlikely motorbike accident. Seems the youngster was riding pillion to her elder, 26, yr old brother when the laces of her shoes were caught up in the rear wheel spokes.
Saturday’s Jet Ski World Cup on the ocean adjacent to the city saw a South Korean entrant DIE after he misjudged strong waves. Seems the 40 yr old racer was thrown from his ski at a sharp turn, he was quickly recovered to the shoreline and rushed to hospital but despite treatment at the scene and en route, he was declared as deceased by doctors.
City hall inspectors have closed down a Pattaya basketball area following the death of a Russian teenager due to electrocution. The lad had simply touched a wire fence IT was in direct contact with faulty wiring and he died at the scene. Not the first death here due to fences or lampposts having terrible wiring and no safety feature BUILT IN to the power source. The playground will NOT be reopened until repaired and inspected.
For the second time in just a few weeks, police found an LK metro hip hop club open and trading after hours at the weekend. At close to 3 o clock, As friends was still serving customers when authorities noted that despite appearing closed, noise was emanating from the building. A side door, guarded by a staff member, was accessed. 50 customers were found enjoying illegal service and staff were duly arrested with police stating that the owners will be INTERVIEWED with a view to arrest too.
Pattaya, once again, saw its roads and carparks rammed this weekend as, despite being mid month, thousands travelled here from the capital for a fun-filled weekend. Queues for car parks, busy malls and eateries and a thriving nightlife saw operators once again seeing a welcome increase in trade. And proving that THIS … is the place to be..
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