Thailand & Pattaya News, from Fabulous 103fm (9 May 2022)

Pattaya News today (9th May 2022)

Thailand & Pattaya News, from Fabulous 103fm (9 May 2022)

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As the investigation into the child prost!tution ring in Surat Thani, involving a childrens home is stepped up, so the weekend saw police arrest the son of a local politician as a suspected trafficker. Lt General Surachate, charged with overseeing the police operation told press that a deputy director general of the group that operates the home faces charges of complicity and attempting to coerce others in the home administration into disposing of what is effectively valuable evidence. He has now been relieved of his position at the home as some 10 others, among them local teachers, doctors and members of the armed forces, have been allowed bail with securities of 200K baht per person. With all children involved now in a witness protection centre in Bangkok, we are told that they too received threats and in some cases asssaults to silence them. This then is expected to become a major operation, giving the police a far reach into the seedy RING of people involved and it’s also predicted that many will name others involved. Who? We have yet to be advised as a veil has been cast over the investigation to allow it to continue unimpeded.. we are told.

A legal complaint has been filed following an online commercial for a company that featured what is now seen as the mocking of the disabled, and use, posing and dress of styles normally attributed to members of the Royal family. As the Association for the Protection of the Thai Constitution filed with the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD), so Lazada, one of the companies which ran the commercial, have apologised and removed it BUT the person who created and posted the advert has yet to apologize. Lese majeste charges could well be forthcoming and they will automatically lead to severe penalties if proven.

Maya Bay, popular with tourists, has once again seen plans to close the coral area and complete bay for August and September. 3 years of being closed has seen the area naturally rehabilitate from damage caused by thousands of tourists. Now, and since its reopening, boats are not allowed to moor in the bay front and a maximum of 380 tourists are allowed into the bay per hour, with swimming strictly prohibited.

In PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: an investigation is underway after a shoot out by so far unnamed authorities or locals that involved a pickup truck full of illegal Burmese immigrants. Police and media who attended the scene found one man dea d and others with gunsh0t wounds, with others hiding. Local reports indicate that the truck sped through a checkpoint seeing so called officials chasing the truck and opening fire.

Flash floods across the country were reported over the weekend which saw heavy storms in most areas. This morning the MET office advises that the rainy, monsoon, season will effectively begin mid THIS month. Most cities are sending out teams to inspect and clear drainage systems and make sure that nothing blocked street drain grills. This as a warning was issued for all small boats in the gulf to avoid high waves and storms which are currently evident.

Sawang boriboon, the emergency response service, were forced to use the jaws of life to open up a concrete drain cover after a 12 year old girl, walking in a local street, saw her leg slip into a gaping hole and disappear. With locals unable to help her get out, and her leg swelling, the responders were called, recovered her and took her for medical treatment.

An elderly Norwegian man committed suicide in his Banglamung home after first writing cryptic messages around the house stating that he would return to HAUNT. Police found the deceased in the bathroom, with what are considered self inflicted knife wounds and he himself hanging from a short noose. The messages he wrote promised to haunt the house. That alone will reduce its value for future potential buyers as many here are superstitious. The 74 yr old was removed to Bangkok for autopsy as his embassy was duly informed.

Bira race track was busy Sunday seeing numerous races with all types of vehicles, from the tiny ones through to trucks. With a 3 day event planned for next weekend it’s well worth the trip out as it’s close to Pattaya. ATK testing is done for ALL who arrive there and it’s a super safe environment for an outdoor day of fun.

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