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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (18 June 2024) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya

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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (18 June 2024) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya
DISCOVER PATTAYA NEWS with Fabulous 103fm

– Thailand’s PM takes break from work after catching Covid
Thailand’s PM has taken a break from work due to a bout of COVID. It seems his closeness to ex-PM Thaksin may not have paid off, as he may well have passed the virus on during those non-political chats of recent weeks. K. Thavisin will be back at his desk Thursday or Friday, whereas there is no word from Mr. Thaksin, who, due to face his court cases this week, may, we are told, have taken a turn for the worse again, which might preclude him from attending and see more delays.

– Bangkok Mass Transit System faces delays in electric bus rollout
Bangkok’s mass transit system is contracted to supply tested electric buses to the BRT by the end of August. According to Thai media, this is proving less and less likely to happen, as there is no word on purchases or the standard and agreed one-month bench testing before launch. If not ready according to the contract, there is a fine and fee per day for delays, and the MRT is likely to effect that if it can, to save money.

– Three tourists lose their lives amid strong storms and undercurrents
In Phuket, heavy storms and strong undercurrents, reported daily in media in Thailand, saw three tourists lose their lives despite signs warning NOT TO SWIM. With an American man along with his Thai female friend found on Mai Khao Beach Monday, and a Russian on Surin Beach late Sunday, it is important to reiterate that strong undercurrents can and will beat even the strongest of swimmers and are common in all parts of the bay. Using only areas marked safe for swimming, visitors can enjoy the water or, better by far at this time of the year, stick to the pools. And never ever swim when signs warning not to are posted.

– Cops close in on Thailand’s notorious pirate, Captain Jack ‘Somchai’
Thailand’s very own pirate, Captain Jack Somchai, is likely to be leaving the high seas for a while at least. Not his real name, of course, but the Pirate of the Bay, along with his associates, is believed to be close to being caught by authorities in the south. This is after 11 of his motley crew members surrendered to police yesterday, and his boats, which his men had helped themselves to from Sattahip navy authorities who had seized them for smuggling and another 15 remain at large. The boats, which disappeared from the marine police pier in Chon Buri’s Sattahip district, have now been discovered and were reported to have been hauled into Songkhla port yesterday as the navy carries out a full investigation as to how the pirates managed to steal back their vessels without being spotted by naval security teams.

– Roadworks at North Pattaya junction cause traffic chaos
As we reported here yesterday, ongoing road works at the junction of Pattaya North and Sukhumvit are causing chaos. With turns blocked, many are using alternative routes, such as Klang, which yesterday was a virtual car park through to Third Road. Best to avoid if you can. Or take sandwiches, as we are told this could be a one or two-week roadwork operation.

– Indian tourist attacked and robbed in Pattaya
An Indian tourist filed a report to Pattaya police early Monday claiming to have been attacked and robbed in the street. The 34-year-old said he took a beating and lost his wallet to the attackers, total content under 2K baht, which alone indicates that his statement is likely true. Hotel staff were due to release CCTV footage of the attack to police who will investigate.

– Beach Road bike rentals removed after causing parking issues
Bike renters clogging Beach Road with hundreds of motorbikes have been given a ticking off this week, as parking along the promenade is tough for tourists and visitors to find at the best of times. The curb hogging was reported to City Hall and police by numerous tourists and businesses, but despite fines and those bikes being chained until fines were paid, they are likely to sneak back unless the authorities keep an eye out.

– Tourist robbed by Ugandan ‘friends’ while sleeping in Pattaya hotel
And a Canadian tourist who chose to spend his late evening and night in the company of two natives of Uganda, here in the region, wishes that he hadn’t, as it turned out, according to him, that they waited for him to doze off before relieving him of 90K baht, which, he says, he had in the hotel room safe. No word how they are supposed to have broken into the safe, but both damsels of the night claim that they only got paid 2K baht each for special services and never stole a penny. Mr. Khalid, the Canadian tourist, says that’s not the case.

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