Thailand & Pattaya News, from Fabulous 103fm (8 April 2022)
The Thai man accused of embezzling close to 200 Million baht from a temple foundation, accessing the accounts as the, now dead abbott, was critically ill, is seeing himself investigated now by the crime suppression division who have established that not only did he buy a Bentley, but also placed an order for a 40 million baht Lamborghini. Such was his desire for material things that he added them to a swelling fleet including the latest Porsche. As the investigation spread to Trat where it’s claimed he also scammed another temple of millions of baht, chances are he will be jailed at some point, where his welcome will, no doubt, be less than pleasant.
Japan has lifted travel restrictions for students and BUSINESS visitors only, from 106 nations including Thailand. All still, as here, have to undergo testing and one day quarantine. Japan has had a blanket ban on visitors for 2 years. The new regulations limit the daily number of arrivals to 10,000 a day.
The high winds, experienced across the country this week, have led to beaches becoming less than safe on southern islands, such as Samui where despite red flags posted to warn against swimming, several have been rescued including a family of four, all of whom ignored the warnings. For all of the gulf, the warning is out that strong undercurrents can and will beat the strongest of swimmers.
A 49 year old Thai man was finally nabbed as he sped crazily in a Mercedes on the road out toward Sattahip. Having passed through a police check, he did a U-turn and went through again, this time abusing the police on duty. A car chase resulted and during that, he smashed into at least one vehicle and struck a team of four men working on the road, one 19 yr old lost their life instantly and another two passed away later from injuries. Local media claims that he gave cops the finger and dared them to catch him, in his Mercedes. Dru g and alcohol test results were not made available to the press.
Pattaya is seeing the predicted publicity walkabouts by many of the candidates for city halls corner office. Without comparing one to another, which is pointless, many have visited Naklua and promoted the projects, introduced by previous mayor, Sontaya Kunplume to improve the fish market facilities and develop the remnants of the old fishing town as a tourist attraction. More hands will be shaken and babies’ heads patted than for years.
Reports locally indicate plans to develop a large area to the east of the city, at Mabprachan lake into a medical region designed to attract domestic and foreign patients and even offer housing and care for senior citizens. If the report is correct, and we have no reason to doubt it, then Thammasat university will head up the program that will include hospitals and clinics.
Songkran plans are being made by authorities who will close down all road works from 11th through til 17th of this month AND increase policing during the holiday season. We can expect road checks on a grander scale and teams out ensuring that no water fights or water throwing events take place randomly in the city.
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