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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (20 February 2024) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya

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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (20 February 2024) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya
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– Thailand could see major changes soon
Thailand’s senate, manned by 250 members each appointed by the previous military led government are due to step down in May, as the country prepares for a senate election that could see major change.  It was the senate, last year, that nixed the election winning Move Forward party from taking government and PM positions in parliament as, as Thailand’s second house, its vote was key.  That will also change as the new 200 body senate will NOT have a vote on who will become PM in the future.  Election dates are due to be announced as many supporters of the NOW opposition parties  note that had this vote come in advance of the last general election, the current government would, for sure, be a lot different.

– Thailand braces for record-breaking heatwave this year
The Met office is predicting that high temperatures will begin by the end of this month and that Thailand can expect a huge heatwave between March and April, leading to highs as high as 45 degrees.  Time to get your air conditioners serviced and cleaned for sure as that woud see temperatures higher than last year.  Water levels in reservoirs meanwhile are on the wane as is evident in Pattaya main lakes.

– Booze ban this Saturday in Thailand 
This coming Saturday will see a 24 hour ban on alcohol sales in any form in any venue from midnight Friday through to midnight Saturday.  The 19th is the second most revered day in the Buddhist calendar, Makha Buch day and alcohol, together with entertainment is banned nationwide.

– Wild tiger on the loose in Thai province
In khlong lan national park, up in Kamphaeng Phet, local teams were out yesterday searching for a TIGER.   Seems the big cat, and it is a big one, was spotted killing a farmer’s pig at the weekend and it’s thought to have strayed from another region where tigers are safe to live, in the wilds away from humans.   Locals, meanwhile, have their doors locked and won’t wander after dark.

– Tourist arrested for stealing ambulance 
Back to the capital where yesterday police felt comfortable in questioning a Japanese woman, after she recovered from whatever she had imbibed the day before, that led her to steal an emergency rescue truck, parked directly in front of a police station by emergency workers who were busy giving first aid.  Seems her first choice was a police car but the wiley boys in brown had, at least, removed the keys.  20 minutes later she was stopped in a roadblock.  There, she screamed, ranted and raved until police managed to restrain her.

– Tourists bounded & attacked by Pattaya bike riders
Police yesterday continued to investigate claims that A Chinese woman, along with her teenage brother, accepted a lift from two men on bikes, one of whom subsequently attempted to assault her in a wooded area to the east of Pattaya. Quite why they accepted the rides hasn’t been clarified but both she and her sibling claim that the men attempted to assault her but were unable to, subsequently setting fire to the dry grassed areas where they had been left tied up, before riding off.  The 29 year old showed all signs of having been tightly bound when found by police and police are checking local CCTV along the route to establish if and how the attack occurred. Police coordinated with a Chinese interpreter who translated from the couple  who appeared to be genuine in their fear.

– Sattahip Mum caught beating child on CCTV 
CCTV set up by the father of a 2 year old caught on camera his 17 year old ex beating her two year old toddler and putting it in a small dog cage.  Sattahip police were called to the girl’s home where they interviewed her and found that having got pregnant when under the age of 15, she had lost her temper due to her anger at her, now ex, who had left her.. for another woman.  The mother admitted to hitting the child, not with the intention to harm her, but to discipline her, and the 2-year-old child showed no signs of physical abuse upon initial examination. However, the mother confessed to hitting the child and it was removed to an assessment center and children’s refuge whilst the mother receives counseling.  Only after that will custody be discussed.

– World’s 2nd-worst fried dish sees sales booming in Thailand 
Voted as the second worst fried dish ever, Thailand’s favorite, those deep fried silkworms appear to have seen a revival.  Following the publication of a taster’s list, and beaten to last place only by a Cambodian fried SPIDER, vendors are reporting an INCREASE in sales as many want to give it another try. Crunchy and supposedly tasty, fried silkworms have long been a treat here, and are said to be high in protein.  Either way.. street sellers are smiling.

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Written by: Megan Midget

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