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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (22 January 2024) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya

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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (22 January 2024) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya
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– Chinese gang jailed for exploiting minors
4 Chinese have been sentenced by a Thai court to jail time after being found guilty of tricking youngsters into removing clothing whilst online, recording that and then distributing it on the internet.  All WILL remain in jail and are unlikely to see any appeal quash their conviction as, we are told, it was cut and dried.

– One dead, two injured in Thai train crash
Trains travelling to the north of Thailand saw disruption at the weekend following an accident that saw a train hit a truck and trailer on a crossing.  With the train diver dead and two others injured, reports vary as to whether the truck was trying to beat the train OR had become stuck on the crossing.  Either way the wreckage was dragged several hundred metres and it appears that the train driver had little warning.

– Changes to ID requirements on flights in Thailand 
As we reported last week, the Aviation authorities now require proof of ID for all travelling on domestic flights.  For non-Thais, that is a passport AND the name must be identical to that on the ticket.  We assume that if you have a middle name or names, they too must be on the ticket and of course, it’s a chance for authorities to check visas at the same time.  The move, for Thais too, is in an effort to maintain full safety and security on flights.

– Amount of lithium deposits found in Thailand miscalculated 
Following a government spokesperson’s statement last week on the amount of lithium expected to be mined from new pits in phang nga province, it’s been clarified that someone DIDN’T do their homework.  Not only won’t Thailand be in the top three globally for production but the amount, whilst not negligible, falls far short of the numbers given.   Close to 15 million tonnes IS the estimate for the minerar value discovered  BUT of that only 66.5 thousand tonnes is likely to be lithium.  As said though, that will still enhance Thailand’s status and popularity in the development of  EV vehicles and their production.

– Thailand bans poultry imports from European countries 
Any form of poultry import from Belgium OR three neighbouring French provinces has been banned effective at the end of last week in Thailand.  With concern raised at the levels of avian flu in those regions, the move is intended to protect Thai poultry production and farming.

– No sunbathing allowed at Thai temples 
You may have heard of the outrage when two Western tourist women took to sunbathing in a temple grounds near the capital. Well, the weekend saw new warning signs telling visitors that such behavior is banned.   Printed in several different languages, the sign also has diagrams, for the illiterate.. including one of a bikini, with a red cross over it and another, similar, but of the two errant ladies, albeit with their faces pixelated.  A lesson for sure in the level of decency and decorum expected in Buddhist areas.

– Drink spike WARNING in Pattaya
Reports over the weekend warn drinkers to keep an eye on their drinks, this as some claim to have slipped a little something into glasses and even open bottles.  Some say that there are those amongst us who see this as funny, others say that the effects have been exceptionally dangerous.

– Accident causes power & internet outage in Huay Yai
When something hit a power pylon in Chaiyapruek 2 on Saturday, the result was considerable, not only was much of that region without power for several hours BUT it also affected the internet for many as the main hub for 3bb was affected.  Fixed by 7 in the evening, the cables were rehung and supply returned to normal.

– Laem Chabang Port celebrates 33rd anniversary
Laem Chabang port celebrated its 33rd anniversary as THE centre of import here, with a donation to numerous charities including schools and care centres, along with a Buddhist ceremony.  Listed as being in the world’s top 20 ports, Laem chabang opened in 1991 and have expanded considerably since, creating a wealth of employment for the region.

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Written by: Megan Midget

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