Thailand & Pattaya News, from Fabulous 103fm (16 June 2022)
As we reported yesterday on a police search here in Thailand for a local man wanted in TAIWAN, for the killing of a couple he was in business with, so claims now are being bandied about, of the trio being involved in telephone call centre scams and more, involving the hiring of Thai’s to work in Taiwan. Yesterday saw the dead woman’s brother defending her and denying that their business wasn’t in any way illegal, but also confirming that the dispute was.. over money. It seems the lady and her husband claimed to him that their killer owed them millions. The killer, Mr Santi, is wanted in connection with the murder in Taiwan of Prasert Norat, 32, and his wife Potjanee, 35. The murdered woman was five months’ pregnant with twins. He fled to Thailand after they were slain and has gone into hiding.
The Thai Royal Gazette , Thailand’s official paper where all changes to law are posted as approved, has seen the Health Ministry identify the smoke from cannabis and hemp as an illegal nuisance as of now. With the intent of protecting other parties from possible highs from the recreational smoking of others, this is likely to be seen as the first move to stop people smoking weed in public areas. The fine? A maximum of 25K baht. Meanwhile the PM has made it clear that eateries which use marajuana in recipes, which is common here, MUST advise customers of the content.
Same sex marriage came a step closer again yesterday as being recognized in Thailand, this as parliament cleared the first reading of a new bill that will see man-man and woman-woman marriages recognized AND give inheritance and maintenance rights. The parliamentary debate ran for 4 hours, seeing it passed 210 to 180.
Thai police do, it seems, always get their man, or in this case woman. As in Bangkok, a massage worker was nabbed, to face a warrant charging her with the hiring of a gunman to kill her, now dead, ex-husband. Seems she worked and he spent, flashing cash and becoming a bit of a playboy. She claims that he beat her and despite loving him, she paid the killer 100K to remove him from his mortal coil. The killing, happened years ago, but as said, the cops finally got their mark.
If there is any proof needed that things are getting back to near normal, then Koh Phangan is the best witness, there some 20K Thai and non-thai fans of the full moon partied on Tuesday night, seeing ferries laden with partygoers and reports that the event was well managed, with no incidents involving police. 5 checkpoints were set up to meet visitors, checking for firearms and illegal drugs.
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