10 gamblers busted in card den above Pattaya restaurant

Ten gamblers caught playing cards last night inside a Chinese restaurant in Pattaya have been charged with violating Emergency Decree measures – and gambling. At around 10pm, Pattaya police raided the Fu Man Lou restaurant on Pattaya Sai 2 Road, where the venue’s second floor was being used to play cards by a group comprised ...

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Phuket woman who bragged gov’t aid was ‘small change’ faces prosecution

Phuket woman who bragged gov’t aid was ‘small change’ faces prosecution

Authorities set up a team to investigate a woman in Phuket who described THB5,000 in government aid as only “small change” to her. Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, secretary of...

Wear a face mask in Samut Sakhon or pay a hefty fine

Wear a face mask in Samut Sakhon or pay a hefty fine

Sakon Nakhon has banned booze sales, Nonthaburi imposed a curfew and Bangkok ordered stores closed after midnight.  Now the coastal province of Samut Sakhon has become the first...

No Kidding: Thai police threaten to jail April Fool pranksters

No Kidding: Thai police threaten to jail April Fool pranksters

COVID-19 is no laughing matter, and anyone was thinking of joking about it for April Fool’s Day faces jail time, Thai police threatened today.  As health officials reported...

Prisoners still loose after COVID-19 fear sparks Thai prison riot

Prisoners still loose after COVID-19 fear sparks Thai prison riot

Corrections officials insist they have regained control of a prison in northeastern Thailand after a riot broke out and an unknown number of escaped inmates remain at large. The...

Dude who smeared his spit and groin funk in BTS elevator jailed 15 days

Dude who smeared his spit and groin funk in BTS elevator jailed 15 days

A 32-year-old man will spend 15 days in jail for intentionally spreading his dank fluids inside a public elevator during a viral outbreak, footage of which horrified the nation....

Traveler arrested for saying BKK airport didn’t screen for COVID-19

Traveler arrested for saying BKK airport didn’t screen for COVID-19

A 42-year-old street artist was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with committing a computer crime for saying online that Thailand’s largest airport was not screening...

11 Thais ‘partying’ in Thonglor get COVID-19, BTS hand gel thief busted

11 Thais ‘partying’ in Thonglor get COVID-19, BTS hand gel thief busted

A 55-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stealing much-in-demand hand sanitizer at BTS Udomsuk as Thailand this morning announced 11 new COVID-19 cases. Public health...

Convicted drug smuggler on Thai cabinet denies role in black market face mask sales

Convicted drug smuggler on Thai cabinet denies role in black market face mask sales

The convicted drug trafficker serving in the cabinet Monday denied any involvement in a close associate’s alleged role in stockpiling more than 200 million face masks for resale...

Thai dudes busted ironing used face masks for resale

Thai dudes busted ironing used face masks for resale

We know Thailand is all about sustainable trends now, but maybe we should draw the line at reusing face masks during the current coronavirus outbreak. Acting on a tip, police...


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