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15 May 2013 : Thirty men and women driving while intoxicated were arrested at police checkpoints throughout the Pattaya area. Most of the arrests occurred at the Dolphin roundabout in North Pattaya where traffic is forced to slow down, thus enabling the police more easily to stop and question drivers.
15 May 2013 : Hi-tech equipment valued at more than 10 million baht was threatened by fire that was quickly extinguished by Banglamung fire fighters. But not before the flames destroyed a substantial—yet undetermined—amount of computer supplies and goods. Investigators interviewed the watchman, 35-year old Punet Chemkaew, who reported the blaze. He said he was taking a nap and was awakened by the smell of smoke. The fire chief said the fire was likely caused by a spark from a faulty electrical wire.
13 May 2013 : PHUKET: A 24-year-old painter embarrassed police in Patong on Friday night (May 11) when he simply walked into the ground-floor police station office of the Deputy Superintendent for Investigations, Pol Lt Col Paisarn Sungthep, and walked off with a pistol and a laptop computer.
13 May 2013 : PHUKET: Immigration police this morning arrested 45-year-old British man, Stephen Peering, on charges of exceeding his permit to stay by two years, and possession of marijuana.
12 May 2013 : PHUKET: In an echo of a probe last year into “illegal” elephants in Phuket, officials are investigating the backgrounds of two baby elephants in Phuket that are suspected to have been taken from the wild or smuggled in from a neighbouring country.
09 May 2013 : PHUKET: The smoking room in the domestic departure lounge of Phuket International Airport is to be closed at the end of this month (May), but will remain open in the international departure lounges.
15 May 2013 : A foreigner entered the 7-Eleven store on Walking Street and sneaked into the store room while the clerk was busy working behind the counter. Shortly thereafter, the farang reappeared and explained that he had been looking for a rest room when he wandered into the storeroom by mistake. He then made his exit. The clerk, 20-year-old Marut Lapit, did not realize that he personally had been the victim of a non-violent robbery. But when his shift ended, he went to the storeroom to retrieve his belongings and discovered that 6,000 baht had been taken from his wallet. The CCTV camera captured a clear image of the thief, but police have no idea of his identity.
15 May 2013 : Police are investigating the perplexing death of a five-year old girl who reportedly convulsed and died after a dog walked around her, or so the story goes. The girl came to Pattaya from Chonburi with her parents Adisak Srisombat and his wife Kamfang. The couple rented a room, they say, and left their daughter alone for a short time. On their return, they found the 5-year-old dead. Doctors determined that the youngster had had a seizure following a shock. There was no evidence the dog had attacked the girl. The inquiry continues.
10 May 2013 :
Boonchoo Tongjarernpoolporn, managing director of Thonglor Pet Hospital, presided at the opening of the clinic’s ninth branch at Ramintra, Bangkok.
10 May 2013 :
The Banglamung Home for the Aged celebrated its annual seniors’ day by handing out certificates of merit to the area’s men and women over 60 who have contributed to charitable and other worthy causes. There were also donations from private individuals to buy wheelchairs and other needed equipment at the centre. Also on hand were free haircuts, acupuncture and foot massage as well as traditional pouring of water over the hands of the seniors.
10 May 2013 :
Some 300 hearing impaired children and their parents were at the opening of an extension at the Boonchu Muangmaitong Foundation near Sattahip. Pornjit Hoonruengroom, president of the Navy Wives’ Association, hosted the event and explained that education for deaf children would be free at the centre to help youngsters take their proper place in society.
08 May 2013 :
08 May 2013 : Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa is pleased to announce the significant success of talented associates, Mr. Poompat Chinpongpanich who recently got the awards in “The Spa Bartender Contest 2013 at Hua Hin Community Fair”. His impressive performance, skills, presentation, taste, technique, decoration and hygiene were outstandingly displayed when mixing his creative drink, “Hua Hin Paradise”.
08 May 2013 : Golf enthusiasts should not miss the 4th annual Hyatt Open 2013 amateur golf tournament organised by Hyatt Regency Hua Hin and Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, and to be held over the weekend of 20 – 21 July 2013 at the Banyan Golf Club in Hua Hin.