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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (10 April 2024) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya

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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (10 April 2024) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya
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– Wildfires continue to blaze through Chiang Mai
As many workers, including civil servants in the Chiang Mai region are now working from home to avoid the smog there, so the wildfires, as the provincial governor noted that  the fatigue of firefighters and soldiers working to douse fires is a serious concern as he called for more qualified firefighters to be sent to the regions.

– Myanmar government supporters, officials and residents flee to Thailand
Thailand’s cabinet will meet this week to discuss the issues of increased fighting by nationalist forces in Myanmar,  as  many regions, including the Myawaddy Township appear to have seen government forces pushed out.  That region, adjacent to the border with Thailand  had earlier in the week seen aeroplanes used to fly government supporters and officials along with a reportedly huge amount of cash, to the safety of Thailand.  And the Burmese government had applied for and received permission to recover them later to a safer region of Myanmar.  The issues there then are of grave concern to Thailand as, with mostly open borders, the number of people fleeing is on the increase and all need to be cared for.  Myawaddy fell after 4 days of intense fighting between government and nationalist forces, closely monitored from this side of the border.

– ‘No water shortage on Phuket’ say officials despite low levels
On Phuket, authorities have stated that despite issues on other more remote Southern islands, PHUKLET will NOT see a shortage of water for residents as reservoirs there are, we are told they are full enough to keep up.  This as the reported levels of main reservoirs are said to be 25% of which perhaps half is usable.

– Trail begins for Spaniard’s Thai island slaying
On Samui the trial has begun of a Spaniard, from a well known family, charged with the killing of his male lover, and subsequently held there pending the trial.   Pleading not guilty last November, the full trial has garnered international interest as his actor father has been in court to give support.

– ‘Songkran’ confusion sees water throwing begin early in Thailand
Ever since the excitement generated by supporters of K. Thaksin’s daughter gave credence to a statement that Songkran would last 21 days here this year, the details have been blurred to say the least.    With most foreigners thinking that the words Songkran means full on water festivals, all too many have been expecting the throwing of the wet stuff to continue across the county for 3 weeks.  That’s NOT the case as has once again been clarified by the PM and water events will last the usual length of time only.  That aside, some wags have been at it already and caught national attention. This year’s Songkran celebration is intended to, according to Thai media.. to showcase Songkran as a worldwide celebration, highlighting a diverse array of activities to not only attract tourists but also to foster a sense of national pride among Thais in their cultural heritage.  There WILL  be big Songkran events in Bangkok from April 11 to 15 (Thursday to Monday). With concerts, huge  water domes, floats and drone flying every day.

– Chinese investors linked to cadmium waste trade in Thailand
Thai authorities have confirmed that Chinese investors were accountable for the trading of 13,832 tonnes of cadmium waste discovered in  Samut Sakhon and Chon Buri, and with over 5000 tons believed to be elsewhere. Officials suspect that all  may have been intended for transfer to China after processing.  Used to make rechargeable batteries, once processed it is worth 150K baht a ton and there is great demand for it.

– 15 Thai cops jailed over dinner-party slaying
15 police officers have been found guilty of dereliction of duty by the central criminal court as they DIDN’T come to the aid of a police officer who was shot at the home of a Nakhon pathom bigwig last year during a party.  Instead they, with others, colluded to hide evidence, specifically CCTV tapes.   Also guilty is the so-called INFLUENTIAL figure who is said to have given the order to his henchmen to  pull the trigger after the honest cop refused to agree to look the other way when overloaded trucks hit the highway to save transport costs.

– Driver’s wheel disappears while driving along  beachfront 
In Bang saray, one Thai man got a shock as he drove along the beach road, only to feel his front wheel disappear.  Seems errant workers had failed to secure a drain cover, end result, the car was stuck and had to be recovered.  Local city hall officials have, we are told, ordered contractors to barrier off any holes and add lighting.

– Pattaya city hall announces Songkran plans
In Pattaya, city hall has outlined its plans for the major songkran days here, ordering the partial closure of the beach road, from central road to walking street, and securing an order for extra manpower for authorities together with medical teams being on standby.  In addition to the obvious party atmosphere, this year’s intense heat is expected to continue through the festive period and likely cause issues,  and warning is out NOT to drink alcohol in the sun, seriously, as that’s always been a constant cause of illness.  543 police officers and volunteers will be on duty in the city.

– Tourists fined for mid-air smoking on Thai flight
Two Estonian brothers en route to Pattaya from their home country got an odd reception when they landed at the main Bkk airport.   Both had been ordered to stop smoking in the plane but refused to listen and instead lit up a total of 5 different times.  Both were duly fined, 20 K baht each and lucky to get away with just that.

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Written by: Megan Midget

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