Thailand & Pattaya News, from Fabulous 103fm (22 June 2022)
The last Thai man wanted in connection with the killing of two other Thai’s in Taiwan, has handed himself in to the Crime Suppression Division police in Chiang Rai following the search for the gang of 3 who fled back here after the killing. At least one is blaming the killing on local gangsters with the claim that there was an involvement in drugs and possibly call centre scams. Taiwanese police engaged the help of their Thai counterparts after the bodies of a man and his pregnant wife were found in the boot of a car, left at a railway station by one of the three Thai’s.
9.7 billion E-payment transactions done within Thailand in 2021 sees the nation listed as number 3 in the world for volume and is an indication that much of Thai society is moving toward cashless transactions. Beaten only by China and India, where the population far exceeds that of this country, it’s likely that the volume per adult here is the highest globally.
In an ongoing investigation into land encroachment, the father of a Deputy Education Minister was released on bail yesterday following a court hearing. The 83 year old , a former regional administrator and MP, is charged along with others with taking park or state owned land to build on and fence in. The court allowed him bail on the condition he must not leave the country, after he placed 600,000 baht in cash as surety. His daughter was previously bailed on similar charges.
Bus companies are feeling the pinch. As fuel prices rise, major bus operators are cutting the number of daily services on many routes. With those riding in private vans seeing price rises too, 27 operators will cut services by up to 80%. For them, prices are fixed by a commission so they cant raise the fares and national news reports that they are losing money on each trip and will continue to do so unless a fare rise is approved.
A major cleanup was underway yesterday following huge storms which took down signs and removed roofs in some homes, seeing flooding across the region. Last night, a much lighter storm hit but saw power cuts in some areas, nclind the area where we have our studios. No major spike with the return of power and no reports of power damage.
Jomtien police had to deal with a drunken fight between 2 Burmese friends after one decided to hack at the other….with a pair of scissors. With the one treated for stabs to his face and body, the other was arrested and is being held pending charges.
At the current rate of repair, Walking Street will be lucky to see the pavement repairs finished by October. Sluggish to say the least, the promise WAS July, then August but anyone, including the new mayor, who takes a look, will see that partygoers have to endure an obstacle course of building supplies and dug up paving to enjoy their nights out.
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