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Ex-British Solider Turns Gun on Self at Shooting Range Near Pattaya

A former British soldier died after shooting himself in the head at a gun range in Huay Yai. Identified only as “Ian Joseph”, the 36-year-old...

Knife Fight Leaves Foreigner Bleeding on Pattaya Walking Street

A knife fight between two foreigners on Pattaya’s Walking Street left one man bleeding early Sunday. The after-midnight incident on a side street off the...

Reckless, Illegal Driving Kills 2 Pattaya Pedestrians in 1 Day

Reckless and illegal driving by motorcyclists claimed the lives of two Pattaya pedestrians this week, one who was simply trying to walk around his...

Alleged British Pedo Captured Near Pattaya After 8 Years on Run

Immigration police captured a British fugitive wanted on child-pornography charges back home near Pattaya. William Dempster, 45, was arrested by Chonburi Immigration Police on visa-overstay...

2 Pattaya Neighborhoods to Vote Again Sunday for Mayor, But Outcome Won’t Change

Pattaya on Sunday will hold new votes for mayor in two city constituencies, but even if the current runner-up wins 100% of the votes,...

Poll Snafus May Force New Pattaya Election

Pattaya may have to rerun ballots due to irregularities preventing even unofficial vote tallies. City Manager Pramote Tubtim, who served as election director, admitted that...

Pattaya Rape Suspect Rearrested After Victim Gives Statement

Police rearrested a man accused of trying to rape a Russian jogger after they finally got a statement from the victim. Kantheepob Thanachotsomboon, 37, was...

Pattaya Vote Count on Hold After Ballot Sheets Go Missing

Unofficial results of Pattaya’s mayoral and city council elections have been withdrawn while officials investigate ballot sheets that went missing from two city polling...

‘More of Same’ as Kunplome Pick Leads Pattaya Mayor Race

Pattaya is headed for four more years under the rule of the Kunplome clan after handpicked successor Poramet Ngampichet won the unofficial vote count. The...

Accused Pattaya Rapist Set Free Without Charge

A Pattaya-area man arrested for allegedly trying to rape a Russian jogger has been released without charge, at least for now. Kantheepob Thanachotsomboon, 37, was...

Pattaya Man Arrested for Attempted Rape of Russian Jogger

Pattaya-area police arrested a local man for allegedly trying to rape a Russian jogger at an area reservoir. The unidentified suspect was apprehended and reportedly...

Teen Cellphone Lust, Acquiescing Parents Fat Targets for Online Fraudsters

Teenagers’ incessant lust for the newest mobile phones – and parents’ willingness to spoil their offspring – continues to open the door to fraudsters. This...

Sin City Returns to Form with 2 Attacks on Foreigners Outside Seedy Pattaya Bars

The tourists are back in Pattaya and so are the attacks on them by thugs working for the city’s bars. On April 13 alone, an...

Only in Pattaya: Dead Yank with Bag on Head, Safe Open a ‘Suicide’, Cops...

Pattaya police are saying an American man who died with a plastic bag over his head and his hotel room safe open died of...

Pattaya Elections: Sonthaya Won’t Run for Mayor as Big Names Queue to Evict Kunplomes

Pattaya’s appointed mayor Sonthaya Kunplome will not stand for election, instead tapping a former MP to run in the May 22 poll against a...

On 8th Anniversary of Coup, Bangkok, Pattaya Finally Will Go to Polls May 22

Bangkok and Pattaya voters will get to cast ballots for their local leaders for the first time nearly 10 years on May 22, the...

Pattaya Gets Chance to Oust Kunplomes in 1st City Elections in 10 Years May...

. Move Forward Party names lifetime Pattaya resident, banker as mayor candidate

7,500 Russians, Ukranians Trapped in Thailand with No Cash, No Way Home

Thousands of Russian tourists are stranded in Thailand after their country’s invasion of Ukraine triggered global economic sanctions, Russian diplomats say. There are about 6,500...

Pattaya Councilman Suggests Creating ‘Hooker Zone’

Prostitution long has been illegal in Thailand and, if you asked some senior government officials in recent years, it doesn’t exist at all in...

Frenchman Held for ฿6.3 Million Pattaya Expat Scam

Police have arrested a Frenchman for allegedly swindling Pattaya expats out of 6.3 million baht. Herve Christian Robert Leonard, 59, was taken into custody Saturday...

Pattaya, Chiang Mai ‘Sandbox’, 9 p.m. Booze Cuttoff Up for CCSA Debate Thursday

Pattaya and Chiang Mai may again become tourist “sandboxes” Thursday when the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration considers relaxing coronavirus restrictions. In addition to restarting...

Pattaya Swim Club Raided with 50 Farangs, Thais Packed in for Covid-19 Superspreader

Pattaya people arrested 50 foreigners and Thais packed in a small, air-conditioned swim club for creating the perfect venue for a Covid-19 superspreader event. Officers...

Pattaya Outlaws Home ATKs to Enter ‘Restaurants’; Tests Must Be Taken On-Site

. Police, raking it in on antigen tests, claim foreigners were 'faking' test results

3 Arrested for Pattaya Tree Town Murder

. 'He threatened my family,' suspect claimed.
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