VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND (15 May 2023) in English from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya
Coalition election win for Thailand
Despite searing heat across the nation, Thais from every corner voted en mass Sunday in what is seen as an historic election and leading to the unofficial confirmation that the youthful Move Forward party qualifies for most seats in Thailand’s parliament followed closely by Phua Thai, with Phua Thai previously expected to take the lead, with its close links to former Prime ministers, prior to the coup, it was Move forward which appealed to the young and old alike with its popular 42 yr old Harvard educated leader K. Pia expected to qualify as the future Prime Minister. Chances are that we will see a coalition between the two in order that they combine to have control of the house and it’s CLEAR that Thailand voted… for change and in a big way. Landslide wins across the capital, combined with rural wins across the nation prove that the Thai people, from all walks of life, want change. Experts had predicted a neck and neck race between the two parties and it had long been expected that they would combine as a team for future governing. Poomjai Thai, headed by recent health minister Anutin came third, but way behind, yet still ahead of the trailing PP lead by caretaker Deputy PM Pravit, all leaving Prayut’s United Thai Nation party to take the bottom ring in the poll ladder. Voters WANT change, that’s clear. They want a future, not just words but actions and above all they want transparency. However flawed, Thailand is and always has been an independent nation and it’s likely that IF the future is as per the vote, the country will claw back control of its destiny, reduce what are seen as harsh media control and work toward a greater freedom. FINAL COUNTS WILL BE RELEASED TODAY. BUT, based on party colours, we can safely assume that the future is.. Orange.. with a tinge of red.
Missing 16 year old girl FOUND
Hope was lost in the Northern province of Lampang at the weekend, as police announced the gruesome discovery of the remains of the missing 16 year old teenager who disappeared at the same time as her boyfriend, who had been found earlier in a similar condition. The attacker, who claims the three were in a botched drug deal, remains behind bars but did nothing to assist police in their search. Ping Pong had ridden out into a country area with her half European BF to meet the man and neither were seen again. Funeral rites have begun for the lad as his father, now in Thailand, gave interviews to media and prepared with the boy’s mother for the 3 days of ceremonies. For the girl, found in a shallow grave, its assumed she was beaten in the same way as the lad and an autopsy was underway yesterday.
Elephants VS Soi dogs in Thai village
Soi dogs are an annoying and somewhat dangerous bunch in most areas, some feral and some uncared for pets but in Chachoengsao they gained fame and respect at the weekend, when a herd of over 20 elephants rambled into a village area in search of food. With residents scared witless, the canines came to the rescue, chasing them, as they do motorbikes until they fled back into the jungle areas.
Thai woman kidnapped, face tattooed by ex boyfriend
In Pattaya a 29 year old woman reported to police that she had been kidnapped and branded by her ex boyfriend. The incident took place in Lopburi but, she claims, he has friends in high places there so chose Pattaya to make her report. Seems they had had a relationship, but she walked away. He went to her home and dragged her out at gunpoint, beating her viley in a seriously sadistic style, before accusing her of having another lover and tattooing her face with the words STOP LOVE. Whatever the story, the tattoo is there and police have issued a warrant for the Money lender ex.
Not one but TWO Indian tourists report gold snatches in Pattaya
The weekend saw not one but two separate incidents of Indian tourists reporting gold necklaces stolen by members of the third gender in the city. A 34 year old told that he had been minding his own business, walking along the beach road when he was unwantedly hugged. Later noticing that his overweight 66K baht necklace had gone missing and a 33 yr old from the same country filed a similar claim, but with his yellow stuff worth less, at 26K baht. Both filed claims and received police reports which may indeed be forwarded to travel insurers.. if they happened to have cover.
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