Thailand & Pattaya LATEST NEWS from Fabulous 103fm (20 February 2023)
– Smog levels reach dangerous levels in Pattaya & Bangkok
AAs Bangkok reported horrendous smog levels over the weekend, so the Pattaya region as well in the red at 166 Sunday afternoon as haze covered the region WORSE. This morning at 6am at over 290 – THAT was measured at our own studio with a calibrated tiptop smog meter. End result is that with no improvement expected over the next week. Those with breathing issues MUST visit clinics or hospitals for checks and exercise, even for the fit ISN’T recommended. 50 is an acceptable level here.
– Daughter of ex PM Thaksin Shinawatra remains top choice for PM in poll
The daughter of expelled ex PM Shinowat, along with her party, appears to remain firmly ahead in unofficial polling across the country. With the exception of the capital region she was the preferred candidate for 31% of those polled with 39% choosing her party for a win. With elections coming soon, the usual barrage of promises will be spurred by all to the press, everything from reducing corruption to increasing minimum wage. Reality is that we have to sit back and see who wins, and if they can keep to their election commitments. We don’t take sides on our station politically but it’s worth noting that in Chonburi province 60% chose a combination of her party, Pheu Thai and move forward as a combo.
– Thai man’s balls under inspection
When a Thai man had his balls inspected, officials found that despite advertising that they were all 100% pure pork, he was adding chicken to cut the costs, along with chemicals. Worse.. Well, it seems he sold some of his meatballs from a small factory to 41 outlets including a private school. Experts found borax being added too, a household cleaner that has been linked to organ damage and poisoning. The factory was processing up to 2000lbs of product a day and retailers along with schools have been contacted as the owner saw his balls taken from him, as evidence.
– Counterfeit electronics warehouse raided
In the capital a Chinaman was nabbed during a raid on a warehouse retailing fake mobile phones and electronic devices online. The 56 year old, along with 4 workers from Laos claimed he was hired by Chinese bosses and had, for a considerable time, been flogging his counterfeit wares online. Items were counterfeit products from China which were sold online.
– Websites of all 20 Thai ministries hacked by online gambling platforms
A website operated for all 20 Thai ministries was reported as hacked by those operating illegal gambling platforms seen as a retort following the roads and closure of numerous who operate illegally in Thailand. Officials report some 500 cyber attacks over the past 12 months indicating that someone somewhere is leaving a backdoor wide open. Worse is concern that informative data offered on those sites has been compromised too. It’s likely that they, along with multiple organisations and corporations globally have seen ransom demands too and are lucky thathier sites still run, at least, as for many their businesses are left in turmoil without computer access to their own data.
– Police headquarters commander shot dead by wife
A 59 yr old Police Lt General, Commander of the Royal Thai police died Sunday following a shooting, with the shots said to have been fired by his WIFE during a row. He had crawled from his home to his car before expiring, three wounds were noticeable. A glock handgun was found in the house, with blood splatters and the wife was arrested and removed in a state of shock. The police chief had indeed handled stressful cases and was considered an expert on Thai law.
– Thailand passes law forbidding schools from banning pregnant students
And a change to options for educational establishments, schools through to universities has been published in the royal gazette, now banning the archaic habit of expelling female pupils who fall pregnant . From now on any pregnant student will legally be entitled to continue with her studies but NOT, we are told, bring newborns into classrooms. The move is intended to afford those students a future based on their academic achievements.
With many of us using black or trendy coloured masks, a day of using the old white ones might well convert the unwilling into using them while outside. As one lampang resident posted a photo of her mask, worn for a day which was filthy and grey due to smog there
– Thai cook arrested for Naklua shooting
A cook who discharged his weapon after a dispute between him, his girlfriend and someone trying to borrow money from her, was arrested in naklua, and his 11mm gun seized as evidence. The 45 year old appears to have NOT aimed at anyone or injured anyone but fired to scare the borrower. No word on whether she will be lending him bail money.
Pattaya was awash with the recently shined up coaches for tourists at the weekend, now once again a permanent fixture in traffic, crime logs at the police station show only minor events and it appears the weekend was busy and successful.
– Mediterranean buffet launched at Holiday Inn Hotel
Holiday Inn’s launch of a Friday night Mediterranean ALL YOU CAN EAT buffet saw many attend and enjoy foods from multiple nations, freshly cooked and with several extra special treats to end their meals. The event will go on every Friday evening and is expected to see more and more give it a try, an excellent night out, as we experienced last week.
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