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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (13 December 2023) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya

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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (13 December 2023) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya
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– Thailand to set daily limit on outgoing calls
Any mobile phone in Thailand making in excess of 100 calls a day will see its services suspended.  The surprise ruling is designed to make the work of boiler rooms and scam operations here targeting local nationals tougher to operate.   With  E-Digital Economy and Society Ministry reporting 90 THOUSAND complaints from members of the public in the past month, the new rule, already in effect, has seen twelve thousand five hundred sim cards blocked at their request.  Currently, there is no way though for them to monitor calls being made via phone apps which leaves an open back door for the criminals  but it’s believed that the ministry IS working with providers, such as Line, to be able to monitor those too.  Scammers are said to use names of non Thais in many cases of registered sim cards, 10K of which were seized in one province alone.

– Smog continues to choke Eastern Seaboard
Smog continues to blight much of the Eastern seaboard, the capital and surrounding provinces again this morning.  The continued dense cloud has seen many with breathing issues and more with watering eyes.   Early this morning, levels of 158 were registered in the Pattaya area, over 130 in the capital and 158 again in Rayong.  With 50 the safe max level, parents are being advised to keep children indoors in Bangkok and elsewhere mask wearing is becoming the norm.  Predicted rain yesterday didn’t materialize but some is expected between now and the weekend which is the only way, wind apart, that the haze might clear.

– Thai man caught with gun accuses cops of extortion
In the south of Thailand, a middle aged Thai man, found in possession of a gun, has claimed that it wasn’t his, but belonged to a friend who dumped it in his home, a short while before police raided him.  He claims that he was offered a deal, 50K baht which he didn’t have, to see charges go away, police deny that.

– Thailand’s minimum wage to be revised
Thailand’s Labour Minister has gone on record confirming that low increases in the national minimum wage DO need to be revised by his committee.  The 2 to 16 baht per day increase was derided by the PM who had predicted a minimum of 400 baht a day by new year.  The minister, in his statement, said that the calculations had been made.. based on data from over three years ago.

– Myanmar overtakes Afghanistan as top opium producer
Concern is rising in Thailand as neighbouring Myanmar has been judged as the world’s largest opium growing nation, overtaking Afghanistan and allegedly producing over 1000 tonnes annually.   With farmers in remote areas turning to the poppy for profit, the concern is the trafficking of the drug via Thailand and the availability of it here at a cheaper price to potential users. Opium, the key ingredient for the hard drug heroin, is seen as the primary source of funding for Burmese anti government resistance groups.

– City Permanent Secretary passes away at Pattaya City Hall
The mayor’s office has confirmed the passing of the Permanent Secretary, Sub Lt. Pramote Tubtim,  which occurred within city hall.  With all in the local government left in shock, he had worked right up until the moment when he collapsed in his office.  Despite onsite CPR and his being rushed to hospital, he was found to be beyond recovery.  As the mayor told that he had been an exemplary member of the city hall team, highly respected and kind hearted, so funeral ceremonies began yesterday afternoon.

– Pattaya weed shop raided for selling illegal balloons
Following public complaints and reports yesterday that a Ganja shop in Walking street was offering Nitrous oxide balloons to customers, illegal here, police raided the store this week after undercover officers bought the gas in balloons there. With no sign of the reported touts outside, perhaps warned off by media reports,  police arrested a 32 yr old Thai worker there and seized his wares.   He said that he had seen others selling it and denied knowing that it was illegal.   That didn’t wash with the boys in brown, who duly arrested him.

– British Learning Centre launches Kids Winter Camp
And with the festive season upon us, and many school children approaching holidays, good news for parents as the British learning centre in East Pattaya is offering its Winter camp program from 18-22 December for all children, 4 years and up. With activities including zoo museum and waterpark visits along with much more, daily.. Maybe check them out at Britishlearningcentre.com.  A break, at least, for parents, and of course, fun for the children.

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