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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (18 July 2023) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya

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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (18 July 2023) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya

– New ‘Motorlance’ emergency services in Thailand
Amazingly this has never been thought of before, a new emergency service concept likely to spread to other congested regions saw BKK’s governor release 50 mobile medic MOTORBIKES in the capital, intended to allow experts to reach those in need and bi pass heavy traffic which often delays response.  Nicknamed ‘motorlances’, the plan is to have 2-300 within a short time,  and riders will be fully equipped to meet general and common needs whilst in phone and video contact with a central service that can ensure other requirements are rushed to any scene along with a direct doctor to medic support.

– Move Forward’s Pita to get 1 more shot at PM position
The Eight parties involved in the coalition in Thailand’s parliament have met and decided to re-propose K Pita, the move forward leader AGAIN in tomorrow’s parliamentary voting for Prime minister.  Ahead of meetings set for today, a press release added a codicil which clarifies that in the event that he is NOT elected, which at the moment is highly likely, or doesn’t see a SIGNIFICANT improvement in vote counts, the he, along with all, will back another, so far unnamed, candidate, who would be from the Pheu Thai party.  This as others predict a proposal from the smaller, less popular parties outside the coalition could see a former deputy PM in the last government put up for vote too.  Tomorrow’s vote then appears to decide whether the leader of the party which won the election Will or WILL NOT be allowed to lead the country.

– Customer blamed for shoe-eating escalator at Bangkok mall 
Following the breakdown of a moving walkway in Bangkok’s second airport weeks ago that saw a woman lose her leg, social media was awash yesterday with the tale of a pedestrian’s sandal, essentially a flip flop sandal, getting caught and jammed in an escalator.   The clip showed the shoe clearly jammed and two staff attempting to remove it.  The wearer was in no way injured but the mall did itself a huge disservice by posting, again on social media, that essentially it was the customers fault as they didn’t step away from the walkway in a timely manner.  They also stated that a full service and inspection rout has now been introduced.

– Thailand now world’s 2nd largest exporter of canned fish
As Thailand’s overall export business isn’t expected to set any records this year, ONE industry has risen to the top.  Beaten globally ONLY by China, Thailand’s canned and processed fish industry has moved way up the charts, with an annual expectation of 96 Billion bahts worth going overseas.

– Closure of SCB app sees data losses 
SCB, Siam Commercial bank DID close down it’s online banking service as per notification to customers this month BUT whilst hailing its new all bells and whistles phone app as a replacement, omitted to link THAT with the details held by customers online.  End result, as far as we can see, all accounts saved, such as friends, family and those regularly sent money have been deleted.  The phone app kindly offers only a few days back details and no link to the usual “favourites” type listing.  Customers then should plan ahead before they find they can’t pay their bills.

– Singaporean’s Pattaya hotel safety box theft ‘just a misunderstanding’
Last week’s story of a Singaporean man stealing the contents of another man’s hotel security box, those types held in reception areas and only accessible through hotel staff, has taken a new twist as he now claims that a hotel MIX UP saw him given the goods.  Nabbed at the airport, and held for a day and a half in detention, it’s been stated that the hotel called him to collect possessions that they thought belonged.. to his friend, who had already checked out…  That he had taken them as he thought that they belonged to his friend.. but instead the hotel had mixed up room numbers, substituting 614 for 416.   He says his pal had a laptop too, so he didn’t check.  Weird though as part of the pssessions appears to be a GERMAN passport, and his pal is Singaporean, but either way the Hotel staff have red faces as it’s pretty obvious that proper checks weren’t carried out.  The possessions included a reported 100K baht cash.

– New water supply lines for Koh Samet island
Ahead of a predicted dry year Rayong Provincial Administrative Organization has installed a water supply line to the island of Ko Samet where the reservoirs have long been empty.  The supply lines will pump water out to the island’s 1.5 million baht reservoirs to keep up with demand there.  Until now it was common to see boats operating as water barges for hotels and resorts.

– Walking street loses its signs 
And Walking street yesterday saw those low hanging signs removed by the city.  Businesses were warned to either raise their signs above 3 metres or remove them themselves, but for those who overlooked the order, they found their neon gone when they opened last night .  Of major concern to city hall is the ease of access for fire trucks in the case of an emergency and those low hangers turned the street into an obstacle course.

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Written by: Megan Midget

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