living in the ‘Land of Smiles’

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Pattaya – ‘Cheap Charlie Brit’ Resident suffers broken arm over 40 baht parking fee

Via: Pattaya One

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In the early hours of Sunday, a 70 year old British resident of Pattaya suffered a suspected broken arm following an altercation with a car park attendant who was unable to collect a 40 Baht parking fee from him.

The incident occurred at a car park opposite the Diana Dragon Apartments in Soi Buakhao just before 2.30am, which was under the control of Khun Tosapon aged 19. Mr. Charlie Hayward reportedly parked his Bronze Chevrolet car in the car park and left for a short moment to purchase something and then returned to his car.

Khun Tosapon claims he approached Mr. Hayward and requested the 40 Baht which was not forthcoming. He further explained that Mr. Hayward attempted to drive away which enraged the parking attendant who picked up a piece of wood and struck Mr. Hayward’s car.

Mr. Hayward stopped his vehicle and confronted the attendant who then struck the elderly man across his arm. Police arrived and arrested the teenager who was later charged with assault. Mr. Hayward was sent to Hospital and is currently recovering from his injuries.

http://www.pattayaone.net/pattaya-news/148694/british-residehun Knt-suffers-broken-arm-over-40-baht-parking-fee-in-central-pattaya/#sthash.IKRqIq6p.dpuf

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Personal thought:

Khun Tosapon was in the wrong to hit Charlie and/or his car.

But it was also wrong to rip-off the kid for 40-baht ($1.23USD).

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October 7, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Pattaya – ‘BIG LEGGED German’ deported and deposited back home

Via: Pattaya Daily News
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Recently-regarding to the case that Mr.Benjamin A-Hole aged 29 from Germany who has a big right leg and had begged around Khao Sarn road because he lost his wallet which contained money and important documents was helped by police and the German Help association who gave him 40,000 baht and accommodation. He then fled from the accommodation which had been provided and travelled to Pattaya.

While he was in Pattaya the tourism police found him drunk on the 25th of September and took him back to the Green hotel. In the morning he had fled away from the hotel again.

On 25 September at 13.00 pm Pol.Lt.Arun Prompun was notified that Mr.Benjamin was begging on Pattaya beach in front of Mike Shopping Mall, South Pattaya therefore he ordered the officers to take him to be questioned at the police station. Also the police officers prosecuted him for annoying others before sending him to immigration police to be deported.

http://www.pattayadailynews.com/pattaya-news/big-leg-german-caught-pattaya/

Personal Note: bar-girls often tell me, “Oh, you have very big leg!”

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September 27, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Thailand – ‘Be Prepared’ – Boy and girl scouts busted in teen sex and drug den

Via: Coconuts Bangkok

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Twenty-six boy and girl scouts were found getting high and doing the sex when officials raided a love motel in Phatthalung province on Thursday.

The sex motel was used as a sex-and-drugs stronghold for the teenagers, according to officials. The students, eighteen boys and eight girls 13 to 16 years old, were identified as students of a well-known secondary school in the district. Clad in their scout uniforms, the students took six rooms at the motel to engage in illicit drug use and sexual activities.

At the scene, officials also found condoms (Be Prepared) and cigarette packs. Drug tests found two male students under the influence of a controlled substance, according to Sanook.

The sex motel will face charges for providing service to minors and may be shut down.

http://bangkok.coconuts.co/2014/09/05/boy-and-girl-scouts-busted-teen-sex-and-drug-den

September 6, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pattaya lady-boy Rounded Up (See Photo) In Walking Street

Via: Pattaya Daily News

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At 00.10 am Pol.Capt.Netithorn Rattanasuchanan-deputy investigation inspector- had led a team of police officers and volunteer police to crack down on lady boy gangs who prostituted around Walking Street, South Pattaya and Pattaya beach.

The police officers aimed to clamp down on crime and drugs in Pattaya especially the lady boy gang that are always prostituting and stealing from foreigners. This behaviour had destroyed the good image of Pattaya therefore the police officers had to crack down on them.

The police officers caught 20 lady boys and took them to police station, recorded their information, and fined them 200 baht ($6.25 USD) for each before letting them go. Plus the officers had detained a group of 5 lady boys and Thai girls who were suspects in case of snatching a wallet on a baht bus. However the police officers will contact the foreign victim so the snatchers can be identified.

http://www.pattayadailynews.com/pattaya-news/lady-boy-gangs-rounded-walking-street-pattaya/

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September 2, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Pattaya – Arabians Arrested For Racing (See Photo)

Via: Pattaya Daily New

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The police officers revealed that the commander had ordered the police officers to intensify and clamp down on camel gangs after the gangs had annoyed people. In addition they will also clamp down on people who play loud music in their cars.

 

Previously the police officers had been notified by some local villagers that the Arabian guys had been racing their camels at speed along the bridge. Therefore the police officers arrested them. Initially the police officers had seized the bikes and fined the riders.

http://www.pattayadailynews.com/pattaya-news/arabian-motorcyclists-arrested-for-racing-in-pattaya/

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August 26, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Pattaya – knife attack leaves American seriously injured

Via: Pattaya One

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Late on Wednesday Night a 52 year old American cyclist was left with serious flesh wounds after he was subjected to a frenzied knife (a butcher knife? yeah maybe) attack by a motorcyclist following a minor road accident involving the pair in Central Pattaya.

The incident occurred in Soi Xzyte off Pattaya Third Road, just after 10.30pm where Khun Prasit aged 29 works as a part-time masseur, when he is not at his full-time job as a butcher. Mr. Daniel O’Neill from America was reportedly on his bicycle and was struck by Khun Prasit who was conducting a U-turn maneuver so he could drive home after finishing his shift at the massage shop.

His motorbike came into contact with Mr. O’Neill’s bicycle and although no significant damage was caused to the bike or Mr. O’Neill, angry words were exchanges which enraged Khun Prasi. He produced a knife and attacked the American who was left with a number of slash wounds causing a significant loss of blood.

Mr. O’Neill was sent to Banglamung Hospital while Khun Prasit, who was accompanied by his Wife, later handed himself into Pattaya Police Station where he allegedly confessed to the attack.

Khun Prasit was charged with assault and awaits further legal procedures while Mr. O’Neill remains in Hospital for now as he recuperates following the violent attack.

http://www.pattayaone.net/pattaya-news/137730/central-pattaya-knife-attack-leaves-american-seriously-injured/#sthash.7MuCy85D.dpuf

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Personal thought:

Even if you are right, as Mr. ONeill was clearly was, don’t get into an argument with a Thai.

Q: why?

A: There’s a good chance he might be armed with a knife or gun.

Q: What if KNOW he doesn’t have a knife or gun?

A: Because there is a good chance 6-8 Thais around who will join the argument; and you are libel to have the krap kicked out of you.

 

WALK AWAY!

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August 7, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment

Chiang Mai – Lady-boy Novice Monk Arrested for Stealing Money From Spa

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Chiang Mai police have arrested a 17-year-old novice monk accused of stealing 20,000 baht ($625USD) from a spa.

The monk – whose name is being withheld as he is under 18 – told police that he had committed several thefts, and afterwards went out to bars dressed in a wig and women’s clothes, one report said.

CityNews reported last week that the monk had walked into a spa and ordered a large amount of spa products, saying they were a present for a senior monk.

CCTV footage shows that while staff were packing the products, he walked to the counter, opened a drawer and took a bag containing the money, before leaving the premises.

Staff at the Oasis Spa on Sirimangkalajarn Road informed police from Phu Ping Palace station, and after studying CCTV footage the suspect was named as the 17-year-old novice monk, who had been arrested for robbery before. He was convicted of stealing goods from another monk in March 2013, and was released from juvenile detention in April this year.

He told police that after he was released from jail, he was secretly ordained and stayed in a temple in Pa Sang district, Lamphun. While there, he stole money totalling around 40,000 baht from the abbot on five occasions. He also stole 5,000 baht from a monk living in another temple, and 30,000 baht and a golden necklace from a woman supporting the monks. He also confessed to stealing a credit card after taking money from the spa.

http://chiangmaicitynews.com/news.php?id=4323

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Bad lady-boy, whatcha want
Watcha want, whatcha gonna do?
When sheriff John Brown come for you
Tell me whatcha wanna do, whatcha gonna do?

Bad lady-boy, bad lady-boy whatcha gonna do?
Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?
Bad lady-boy, bad lady-boy whatcha gonna do?
Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?

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August 5, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pattaya – Police Crack Down On Prostitutes On Streets

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The police of Pattaya city police station, Chonburi province, leaded by Pol.Capt. Netithorn Rattanasuchanan (Deputy Inspector of Pattaya city police station, Chonburi province) and forces of police and volunteer police teams and over 20 officers of the special detachment of Chonburi Provincial Police Station (both in uniform and plainclothes ) together suppressed and arrested groups of woman and lady boy prostitutes that loitered to offer foreign tourists sexual services on Pattaya beach and Walking Street.

Pol.Col. Supphathee Boonkhrong (Deputy Commander of Chonburi provincial police station, Acting Superintendent of Pattaya city police station) emphasized on suppressing and arresting such offenders in order to improve the image of Pattaya city and to prevent crimes that may be committed by the groups of woman and lady boy prostitutes.

During the sweep the police arrested over 60 defendants including females and lady boy prostitutes and also could arrest over 10 females from Madagascan. The police detained all the defendants and sent them to Pattaya city police station in order to check their criminal history and to record their details before prosecuting them in the allegation of pestering other people for sexual services in a public area. They were all fined around 500 THB ($15.38 USD) before letting them go.

http://www.pattayadailynews.com/pattaya-news/2014/07/02/police-crack-down-on-prostitutes-on-pattaya-streets/

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personal thought:

For the last few years, the fine was 100 THB. At 500 THB it might (???) be more effective, but I doubt it.

HAPPY HOLIDAY!

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July 2, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Thailand – Asian slave labour producing prawns for supermarkets in US, UK

Via: The Guardian

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Slaves forced to work for no pay for years at a time under threat of extreme violence are being used in Asia in the production of seafood sold by major US, British and other European retailers, the Guardian can reveal.

A six-month investigation has established that large numbers of men bought and sold like animals and held against their will on fishing boats off Thailand are integral to the production of prawns (commonly called shrimp in the US) sold in leading supermarkets around the world, including the top four global retailers: Walmart, Carrefour, Costco and Tesco.

The investigation found that the world’s largest prawn farmer, the Thailand-based Charoen Pokphand (CP) Foods, buys fishmeal, which it feeds to its farmed prawns, from some suppliers that own, operate or buy from fishing boats manned with slaves.

Men who have managed to escape from boats supplying CP Foods and other companies like it told the Guardian of horrific conditions, including 20-hour shifts, regular beatings, torture and execution-style killings. Some were at sea for years; some were regularly offered methamphetamines to keep them going. Some had seen fellow slaves murdered in front of them.

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/10/supermarket-prawns-thailand-produced-slave-labour

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Bon Apetit!

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June 11, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pattaya – American Engineer Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault of Underage Children

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At 16:30 hours on 8 June, police with the officer from the American embassy arrested Mr. Christopher Li Hoff or Dave, aged 56 residing in Banglamung Chonburi province for accused of sexually assaulting two underage children.

It was found that a week ago, the two Cambodian victims were escaping from Human Trafficking and Children Centre Banglamung Chonburi and were deceived by Mr. Christopher who abused them sexually in his apartment room. He gave the victims THB 1,000 each and threatened them not to take the matter further until the director of the Trafficking and Children Centre found out and brought the case to the police.

After investigation, it was found that Mr. Christopher is a professional engineer and also a partner for a brand of bottled water in Pattaya.

In the past, the SUSPECT has committed SIMILAR CASES on a REGULAR BASIS.

the suspect has denied the case, the police have gathered all the necessary evidences and will proceed the case accordingly to the Thai law.

http://www.pattayadailynews.com/pattaya-news/2014/06/09/american-engineer-arrested-for-alleged-sexual-assault-in-pattaya/

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QUESTION: ‘Similar Cases’ – Why wasn’t the slime-ball arrested, and/or, deported?

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June 9, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment