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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (1 April 2024) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya

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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (1 April 2024) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya
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– Thai Government approves amendments to Alcoholic Beverages Laws
Thai media is reporting that the cabinet has approved 5 amendments to the alcoholic beverage laws that, if they go into law, would see changes to hours for legal retails sales that would see outlets, bars and shops allowed LEGALLY to trade in the afternoons.  With a review of advertising regulations among the list of changes pending,  NONE of this approved in law as of yet but many predict a speedy update.

– Thai man admits to burying wife in garden
Police in lop buri have finally solved the case of a missing woman there after her HUSBAND confessed to burying her in the garden outside their home. Nearly a year ago the woman, said to have had alcohol and drug related issues, disappeared, prompting an enquiry recently. For three hours police interviewed her husband who finally admitted causing her demise,  with the aid of a hammer, following a row over her latest new boyfriend.  Seems HE was pretty well off and that alone had kept her coming back to him, despite several affairs.

– 52 foreigners, 19 Thais arrested in Thailand’s biggest scam gang raid
In Nakhon Si Thammarat, 71 boiler room workers have been arrested in one of Thailand’s biggest raids on a phone scamming gang.  With 52 Chinese among those held, many without valid visas, ALL had targeted people in Thailand, Russia and China according to media reports, with attractive but non-existent crypto currency schemes promising huge profit.

– Huge hail storm hammers Northern Thailand damaging 1,300 homes
Unseasonal weather in the north has seen locals worried.  As extreme heat has affected all of Thailand this past week, so in at least one northern region locals took cover from a heavy HAIL storm.  With some hailstones recorded as being the size of a tennis ball, it has been quite extensive in some parts. No injuries but over 13 hundred homes and buildings damaged.

– (VIDEO) Tourist tasered by police in drunken rage at hotel
On Phuket, the heady season of aggression continued  as a tourist, this time a Russian is reported by police to have run riot in a hotel before Police took evasive action, and tasered him.  Said to have attacked several people, and now in police custody,  the partially clad sunseeker faces court this week.

– Will casinos be legalised in Thailand by year’s end?
Thailand’s prime minister has gone on record to support the concept of opening casino complexes in Thailand.  Stating that he believes that the legalization would stem the flow of illegal gambling dens, he also reminded that the income for the state from taxes would be considerable. This as in a massive u-turn, the house of representatives APPROVED a special committee study that recommends casinos be allowed, albeit with strict controls.   With numerous buildings around the nation said to be ready to be equipped IF the laws are passed, overseas operators are now eyeing Thailand as a new marketplace for international gamblers, and some politicians involved believe that legalization could come as early as year end.

– Rayong construction site outrage as crane collapse takes life of seven
In Rayong, Emergency services were finally allowed to recover the remains of 7 people who died when a huge crane collapsed at a construction site.  Seems the onsite workers refused access to anyone until those who ran the site agreed to compensate the families of the dead.  Amid claims that now each family will receive over 1.5 million baht,   the 600 onsite workers stepped back from blocking access. The accident, at a steel factory is still under investigation.

– Pattaya woman flees to temple after being beaten by foreign husband
In Nongprue, police have accepted a report from a 53 year old Thai lady who arrived at the station bruised and injured.  Claiming that she had been beaten before fleeing to hide in a local temple,   she claims that her attacker was her Austrian Husband  AND that he had beaten her several times in the past, leaving her needing hospital treatment.  A full enquiry is underway and the husband was to be interviewed at the weekend.

–  Rayong small businesses to sue Star Petroleum over oil spill devastation
A class action suit has been filed by 14 small business people in Rayong, affected by the 2022 oil leak off Rayong that caused considerable damage before being cleared up.   All from a local fishing community they are claiming 4.2 million baht in compensation, which is seen as a meager amount indeed compared to the damage done.   Star petroleum has yet to respond.

– Pattaya Music Festival a huge success
The weekend saw the final 2 days of the month-long Pattaya music festival hailed as a success.  Despite traffic chaos,stretching from the Sukhumvit to the beach, often due to roadworks, the city was busy with hotels doing a roaring trade.  By Sunday it was all over and, as teams began the deconstruction of staging, so music lovers made the return journey, seeing roads in the opposite direction busy.

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