This is part XXX of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, ridiculous, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. It is hard to deny that the human rights situation in Thailand has sharply deteriorated since last year’s coup which brought in the authoritative Read more...
The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) hosted a tennis clinic in Pattaya to kick off the Junior Road to Singapore. WTA Finals Tournament Director Melissa Pine along with Thailand’s 2014 Future Stars representatives Manita Bootsarakimvisit and Thasaporn Naklo were on hand to run a clinic for 16 children. Eighteen markets across Asia-Pacific have been invited to [...] Read more...
The Royal Garden Plaza hosted a Big Cleaning Day (Together with Love) to encourage both locals and tourists to help keep the city clean by not littering the streets or creating environmental pollution. The mall’s general manager Lalita Wimonphun said the event was designed to improve public awareness of the need to give the resort [...] Read more...
Sanitation officer Wiranyada Chareewan gave a lecture at Rai Wanasin Market informing vendors about the Ministry of Public Health’s policy on keeping the market clean. It was noted that the market needs an upgrade to meet the ministry’s standards and policy on food safety, which includes cleanliness, food safety and consumer protection, and environmental protection. Read more...
A seminar was held at Pattaya City Hospital to encourage the local population to adopt a healthy lifestyle including regular exercise and a sensible diet. About 100 people attended the lecture and discussion hosted by Dr Kanthipat Jaisut who also distributed brochures outlining the strategies needed for a long and happy mortal exercise without cigarettes [...] Read more...
Thai and American forces cooperated on a project related to biochemical and nuclear war as part of the annual military simulation exercises held near Sattahip. Over a hundred soldiers joined an exercise to test readiness to deal with poisonous fallout after an attack. The project was led by Captain Tewan Sujaritwongsanon as head of the [...] Read more...
Two French nationals have been arrested for selling fake Adidas and Nike clothing, mostly of famous football teams. Simon Olivier Guigui, 30, and Levon Morgan Akchehirlian, also 30, lived in an expensive condominium at Pratumnak Hill and organized a worldwide website service from there. They bought the clothing from a Thai middleman and sent many [...] Read more...
Two transvestite thieves denied stealing a Russian tourist’s gold necklace on Walking Street, but police say they have evidence to convict. The tourist also identified the alleged culprits from photos shown to him by investigators. He said he was walking in the street when a group of cross-dressers approached and made a lewd suggestion. During [...] Read more...
Banglamung District Chief Chakorn Kanjanawatta presided over a meeting to standardize the uniforms of drivers and to make public transport fairer to the public. It was announced that motorbike taxi drivers would wear a green jacket in Banglamung, orange in Pattaya and blue in Nongprue municipality. There will also be a fingerprinting exercise for every [...] Read more...
Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome presided over the Burapa Pattaya Bike Week, Asian Ride Together 2015, at the Eastern National Sports Training Center. The event is held every year and aims to bring together bike riders from all over the world. Additionally, there was an exhibition of classic cars and booths from leading operators in the [...] Read more...
Police visited a night club near Tesco Lotus, Central Pattaya, after learning that drugs were being taken there and that booze was being served to underage customers. Urine tests showed that the rumors were true and an application was made to the Chonburi governor to close the premises on a temporary or permanent basis. The [...] Read more...
Police are hunting the killer of Watchara Kaewsuwan, 33, who was fatally shot near the Buddha Image Club on Naklua Road. Police found several cartridges in the road and noticed blood stains at the entrance to his house. Although CCTV footage has been examined, it illustrates little of value as the murderer had covered his [...] Read more...