Thailand & Pattaya News, from Fabulous 103fm (22 August 2022)
A 36 year old actress, along with her mother, brother and 32 others have been arraigned in court and held in jail through the weekend on charges that they were actively involved in operating a ponzi type FOREX scam which netted billings from people approached through social media over a 5 year period. 2 and a half million baht is the figure bandied by the prosecution, thousands of people were scammed, so far, some 800 Million in assets has been recovered by Thai authorities.
A 23 yr old South African woman jailed here in Thailand has seen her sentence reduced from a life sentence to 33 years. The wannabe teacher, fired after her employers questioned her credentials, went on to work in a bar restaurant here with her boyfriend and received packages of drugs, allegedly on his behalf. With her ex-boyfriend now safely home in the US, he has been quick to claim that she was innocent and that HE was the guilty party, which won’t wear with courts here. As with all embassies, the South African embassy is only obligated to ensure that their citizens receive the same treatment as any local national, a warning then for all who see drugs as an easy way to make money.
Police are not convinced by a medical letter presented by a police corporal accused of violent abuse of a maid she hired in her home. Claiming to be the wife of a senator, the 43 yr old showed a letter stating that she had been unable to control her temper at the time due to 2 years of mental issues. Reality is that the maid was beaten, extorted of money and totally dominated by her boss. In addition to facing criminal charges, her senior officers will also instiage an internal enquiry which may lead to her dismissal. The victim claims to have been burned, beaten and had her hair set on fire but had stayed working as the woman claimed she owed HER money and would do anything to recover the debt.
A 34 year old Thai hacker has been jailed for 18 months after being found guilty of hacking the Thai constitutional court website and changing its name to Kangaroo court. He pleaded guilty of accessing data with the intention of damaging, destroying or modifying it. The state had hoped for a 10 million baht fine for reputational damage but the courts denied that and ruled that the Constitutional Court had no right to make such a claim in what is a criminal hearing.
The death toll from the Mountain B pub fire in Chonburi rose to 20 on Friday, this following the passing of a 50 year old man who had been suffering since the fire with critical burns and died at Chonburi Hospital. 2 weeks of agony after it’s reported that he ran from the burning night venue but was on fire himself, due to burning material falling onto him and continuing to burn even after he reached the outside. The pub owner was arraigned on 2 counts by the Pattaya Provincial Court, with still no news of any real liability insurance, the justice minister has so far given over 2 million in compensation to families of victims. Seeing each receive 110,000 baht. The bar owners have so far given only nominal amounts which is seen as an indication that in addition to shoddy and unsafe construction, they also bypassed purchasing public liability insurance.
When two locals sat outside for a humid summer evening chat, they sat on a well cover that hid a deep water well beneath. The cover broke, the two men fell in, one sadly drowned before the other was rescued.
The weekend saw a Thai woman arrested by police here, after she randomly bit the ear of a 55 year old half Thai visitor to the city, severing his ear bone and, according to reports, swallowing it. The 28 year old scantily dressed Buriram girl was arrested and taken to the police station but cops had to wait for her to sober up. The man, meanwhile, was taken for medical treatment.
The music festival this past weekend was another success for the city, seeing Pattaya beach front effectively enjoying a party atmosphere with great music. Lovers of rock meanwhile poured to the Hard Rock hotel where a fundraiser had been organised for Lam Morrison. Following his illness earlier in the year, and a subsequent fall, its unlikely that Lam, Thailand’s GUITAR KING, will be gigging any time soon, and the event was planned to raise funds to assist with his living and medical costs.
The cursory removal of nearly new concrete roadways under the motorway crossing on Soi Siam Country Club has seen the strip once again reduced to a dirt road. Now then, today Monday, is a great way to show YOUR support for THE American Diner.. Route 66. Still open and offering everything from early breakfast through to dinner, the diner needs customers old and new to give them a boost thanks to the roadworks. Free coffee refills, the best american breakfast and lunch in the area and a guaranteed welcome.. give it a try .. It’s nice to be nice.
Despite huge storm clouds in the region, Pattaya hardly saw a drop over the weekend, but the MET office predicts storms at some time over the next three days, but mostly clear skies, with highs of 30 dropping to 25.
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