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Thailand & Pattaya News, from Fabulous 103fm (8 June 2022)

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Thailand & Pattaya News, from Fabulous 103fm (8 June 2022)

Same sex marriage is one step closer to becoming legal here in Thailand as the cabinet has approved the Civil Partnership Bill, which allows, if approved by Parliament…  partnership registration.  If and when it goes into law, then the lawmakers themselves have to amend numerous legal statutes regarding inheritance, right to support, in the case of divorce, the legitimacy of adoption by a same sex couples and a whole lot more. Currently same sex couples have no legal rights against each other in those issues, and inherit nothing unless a will is written making provision.  So called civil unions, not referred to as marriage are proposed for those over the age of 17 where at least one partner is a Thai national.  No word on the obvious visa issue as a non-Thai marrying a Thai, currently of differing sex,  can apply for a visa based on that relationship.
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When an ambulance was stopped on the road in Min buri, en route to the capital, far from a suffering patient, police discovered some 2 and a quarter million meth pills. All involved fled but 2 were later caught. With names duly given under questioning, the other three involved will be arrested soon, and in Chiang rai district, a patrol interrupted a convoy of men humping bags of meth pills from the riverside. With the mules arrested, a further 5 million meth tablets were seized.

For nearly 5 years a dispute over a winning lottery ticket has kept Thai courts busy. This week, it’s been finally resolved. When a Kanchanaburi policeman presented the winning 30 Million baht ticket to officials, he was quickly trailed by a teacher who claimed that HE had bought it and dropped it somewhere, so the cop must have picked it up. The policeman, well he always denied that. Claims ranging from embezzlement, theft and fraud were made through legal channels. Each court finding in favour of the local policeman.  Eventually, he was allowed to cash it in, but that wasn’t the end of it.  This week the teacher took his claim to the supreme court, only for them to dismiss his claim. With both men from the same village, albeit one now living in a slightly bigger house..  the teacher remains in the classroom, whilst Mr. Plod.. enjoys his rightful winnings without reproach.

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Meanwhile at home and if reports are to be believed, despite the current and future lack of tourism from China and Russia, efforts to encourage Indian tourists to Pattaya could see an estimated 5 million visiting for holidays this year. The director of the Pattaya Tourism Authority of Thailand, working with local businesses to see the region recover claims that upward of a combined 3000 people a day are visiting the city and region. No word on what percentage of that number are actually local nationals.

 With the cost of living rising and unemployment still high in the region, the continued theft of copper and valuable metals remains a big issue in our region.  This week saw the railway company discovering that a mass of copper cable had been stolen over the weekend which, according to officials, saw the need for staff to man railway crossings whilst repairs were being made to the automated warning and barrier system. We too, at Fab 103, had a mass of copper cables stolen last month, in fact our complete earthing system for the studios and satellites, leaving our network in a dangerous condition. The night-time thefts are becoming more brazen and fearless and, in all honesty, CCTV and flash lighting apart, there isn’t much that can be done to stop it.

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Written by: Megan Midget

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