The previous year’s champion, Kenyan runner Mr. Lawrence Kiptoo Saina, again outraced the pack to finish first in this year’s Pattaya Marathon 2012. But Mr. Lawrence could not break the previous record time.
A young Dubai man was found dead in his Boutique Hotel room on soi Sunee under suspicious circumstances. Police suspect he may have been drugged and robbed by a sexual partner, or possibly committed suicide.
A van driver apparently passed out while driving through a red light at an intersection in North Pattaya and collided with a CCTV pole. He suffered severe injuries and was taken to the hospital.
PHNOM PENH, July 13 -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen told his Thai counterpart Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday that Phnom Penh will reduce its troops at the border region near Preah Vihear Temple on Wednesday under the International Court of Justice (JCJ) order, while Thailand is considering redeploying its troops as well.
BANGKOK, July 13 - His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej experienced intermittent twitching of his right hand and his heart beat increased slightly last night, the Royal Household Bureau announced on Friday. according to Announcement No 52 of the Bureau of the Royal Household.
BANGKOK, July 14 - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Saturday that she will forward the ruling of Constitution Court to the Council of State for deliberation on the next steps.
A Jomtien woman riding her motorbike on her way to the bank was robbed by a man armed with gun on a motorbike. The man forced her to stop and stole her cash and valuables before escaping.
A mom and her infant child were stuck for five hours in an elevator on the seventh floor of a Banglamung apartment building, while a rescue team worked to open the doors.
A police commissioner condemned a picture broadcast on the internet that had shown police at Muang Pattaya police station who were counting gambling evidence after an arrest. He said the video falsely suggested that the officers were gambling while on duty and had greatly harmed their reputations.
A Bangkok Airways passenger flight to Cambodia was fired at 18 times by Cambodian soldiers at the border when it flew near sensitive airspace in rainy weather. No one was injured, and the aircraft later landed safely. Both governments have accepted the incident as a misunderstanding.
A Pattaya volunteer civic club filed a complaint with police that many businesses are using electricity illegally by tapping into utility lines. This has caused problems for many affected businesses and residents, with power disruptions and blackouts over a widespread area.
A deadly gun battle erupted between two men who confronted a gang of Cambodian thieves apparently squatting on a cassava plantation near the village of tambon Takiantia. A volunteer police officer was killed in the shootout as well as two Cambodians. Three gang members escaped.
BANGKOK, July 12 – Deputy Prime Minister Yuthasak Sasiprapa is expected to hold talks on Thai detainees with a high-ranking Myanmar official during his visit there on Thursday.
BANGKOK, July 11 – Thailand’s Public Health Ministry on Wednesday is meeting local health officials nationwide via video conferencing to improve surveillance measures following the spread of hand, foot and mouth disease in Cambodia.
A Japanese woman is suing a well-known Bangkok private hospital for 82 million BHT for serious burns she suffered from an emergency machine while giving birth to her third child at the hospital.
Runners and wheelchair racers around the world will compete in the 21st annual Pattaya Marathon for the “Kings Cup” and 2 million BHT in prize money.
An Pattaya engineer who deceived and stole from women he met with online chats was arrested after stealing a woman’s car and her purse at the Central Festival center on Pattaya Beach. Many women have told police of also being victims of the online con artist.
A Pattaya police supervisor acknowledged that a picture broadcast on the news that shows policemen apparently gambling was taken at the Pattaya police station. He said he will determine the facts before taking action, which will include punishment for any illegal activities.
In a shameful case of sexual crimes, a ninth grade girl reported being raped by three policemen, and later raped by the taxi driver whom she had fled to for help. She also later revealed to police that she had been raped by her father since the age of 7.
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