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Cultural bandwagon in Pattaya

Cultural bandwagon in Pattaya

Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh helped open Art in Mimosa, a travelling museum relating to three-dimensional Thai art culture. Ten painters presented their work which was surreal in orientation. Tourists flocked to see the creations in The Fantasy Room, The Love Room, and the Snow Room.

Indian students learn mall management

Indian students learn mall management

Ninety-five graduate students from Mumbai visited Central Festival Pattaya Beach to observe management strategies in Asia’s biggest seaside shopping complex. They were welcomed by Apiradee Boonsom, mall marketing manager.

Electrician breaks leg in fall

Electrician breaks leg in fall

Police and Sawangboriboon volunteers rushed to Big C Extra on Central Road in response to reports that a man had fallen off the building. Sanit Pungsaengchan, 35, was found with leg injuries on the outside ledge of the first floor. His sister said Sanit is an electrician who was accustomed to working on high buildings. [...]

Naked farang corpse found in empty building

Naked farang corpse found in empty building

A European-looking foreigner, probably in his fifties, was found in a deserted building near Soi 11, Jomtien, by local youths who were exploring. Police estimate he had been dead for about four hours but, curiously, was not wearing any clothes. There were wounds on the body, which led the police to assume there had been [...]

Disabled training set

Disabled training set

The Father Ray Foundation and the National Office for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (NEP) launched a project to assist the physically challenged to find jobs in the public sector. Napha Settakorn, NEP director, said that there were many jobs in state agencies for the handicapped with such skills as computer programming. She said they [...]

Police learn economical living

Police learn economical living

The Police Welfare Foundation provided training for officers on how to manage household budgets and avoid going into debt. The guest lecturer, associate professor Wannee Chonnaphasatit of Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, advised policemen and their families about prudent buying of commodities and turning off electric lights when not required.

Low election turnout again

Low election turnout again

Only about a quarter of Chonburi-registered voters turned out at polling stations to cast their votes for a Chonburi delegate in the national Senate elections. The successful candidate was Surasit Nitiwutvoraluck with 92,058 of the 256,554 votes cast. Most, but not all, bars and entertainment plazas obeyed the alcohol ban for 24 hours during the [...]

Teens assault, rob Russian tourist

Teens assault, rob Russian tourist

Two boys, believed to be no more than 16, are believed to have followed two Russian tourists before hitting one of them in the face with a brick and escaping with 20,000 baht, a mobile phone and personal documents. The injured woman, Sveta Filatova, 26, said she was walking near the Jomtien Beach Condominium when [...]

Capo demands excuses from meeting absentees

Capo demands excuses from meeting absentees

Permanent secretaries who fail to attend a Thursday meeting at the Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order (Capo) must be ready to justify their absence, National Security Council chief Paradorn Pattanatabut warned.
Lt Gen Paradorn, who doubles as a Capo member, stopped short of saying whether absentees would face disciplinary action.
Capo will hold the [...]

Pheu Thai raps Prem plan as a ‘coup’

Pheu Thai raps Prem plan as a ‘coup’

Mediation proposal ‘breaches charter’
Calls by a group of retired officials for the Privy Council president to mediate political crisis talks are tantamount to trying to stage a coup, a representative for the Pheu Thai Party’s legal team has warned.
Panas Tassaneeyanont said no provision exists in the constitution to permit such an intermediary role.
On Monday, a [...]

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