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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (21 May 2024) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya

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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (21 May 2024) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya
DISCOVER PATTAYA NEWS with Fabulous 103fm

– No AI written stories from Fabulous 103fm 
A lot of messages are coming to us at Fab 103 this month regarding other news outlets and their reporting. It’s not for us to comment, but we can say clearly that we do NOT use AI to write the news here as it appears others are. All handwritten in the early hours, to avoid the over-adjectivization and blurb that comes from AI-regurgitated stories, copied and pasted from major news outlets. One good reason to avoid IT is that AI simply DOES make mistakes; the other is that news that reads like an 18th-century love poem is simply awful.

– Surge in Covid cases grips Thailand
Covid issues across Thailand right now. An unpopular subject but well covered in Thai media, along with numerous other countries. Thailand has seen increases in numbers recently of those needing hospitalization. In one week, the nation saw close to 19 HUNDRED people hospitalized for COVID-related issues and 16 die. Reality is that those suffering are usually people with other medical issues exacerbated by the virus, but it goes some way to explaining the fact that many Thais, especially in retail outlets, still wear masks.

– Thai senate registration draws over 31,000 applicants for 200 seats
Registration for people wanting to become Thai senators is underway right now and has seen over 31K people put their names down for the 200 seats available. The number will increase too before the weeding begins and with the deadline for registration at the end of this week, those numbers will quickly diminish until only the most qualified remain. Unlike previous senate houses, the new one will NOT be involved in the approval of any proposed PM, an issue which prevented K. Pita and the election-winning Move Forward Party from leading the country.

– Leader’s brother jailed for bribery, Public Works employee arrested for highway corruption
The younger brother of the leader of a minor political party in parliament has been sentenced to 6 months jail time for involvement in the bribing of officials to secure leases on land in the capital. 209 mil baht is said to have been paid out to a property bureau official and an intermediary, both have already been sentenced in a previous hearing. He, obviously, filed for and was given bail as he plans to appeal. And a public works employee has been arrested in the capital after supposedly demanding a 9 Million baht backhander to reroute a planned new highway, away from a golf course. Along with others, it’s claimed that he demanded the payment, the course reported the issue to high authorities who monitored the conversations and meetings. Needless to say, balls are still flying and so far, no construction.

– Female cop arrested for involvement in kidnapping and ransom case 
And in the south, a local FEMALE police officer has been arrested by colleagues investigating the kidnap of an Indonesian man there, for ransom. Beaten and videoed, the film clips were sent to his family who, as we reported last week, paid out 900K Baht whilst reporting the issue to police there, who liaised with their Thai counterparts. The 45 yr old woman denied all charges despite proof that she had DRIVEN the car that transported the man to the house where he was held. She was named by others, already under arrest, as a ringleader and organizer and is unlikely to be given bail as investigations continue.

– Pattaya Sois become one-way TODAY
Road markings were laid yesterday for the new one-way system from Soi 2 to Buakhao. Workmen have painted unmissable, hopefully, large signage to avoid confusion. The plan is simple: Soi Diana and Soi Honey become one-way streets and once this has run for several months a decision is expected that will affect other Sois too, with the plan to reduce congestion in the narrow alleyways AND eventually see Buakhao a one-way street. Drivers then are advised to keep their wits about them as some others are likely NOT to notice.

– Pattaya ladyboy robbed by ‘customer’ 
And a young member of the third gender has posted on social media, after reporting to Nongprue police that when meeting up with a Thai man for nocturnal adventures, whilst in the bathroom, the customer fled, along with the ladyboy’s handbag, cash, and mobile phone. With the short-time hotel supplying a CCTV snap of the man’s car, that’s been posted too, it’s likely that he will be quickly nabbed. And, penalties aside, faces some obvious embarrassment among his friends and family.

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Written by: Megan Midget

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