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Farrangs Arrested As Pattaya Immigration Storm Walking Street Bars

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Farrangs Arrested As Pattaya Immigration Storm Walking Street Bars

It was anything but party central on Pattaya’s Walking Street last night as over 100 cops came a knocking at pubs and clubs with foreigners set firmly in their sights – all in a bid reassure tourists that Sin City is a safe place to party.

I doubt the half dozen or so foreigners carted off in the back of a police pickup would agree but according to those in charge of the operation, those detained had broken the law in one way or another.

Farrangs Arrested As Pattaya Immigration Storm Walking Street Bars

From what I can gather the primary objective was to catch visa violators as during the raids both Thais and foreigners were asked to produce I.D. which led to a number of party people checking bin sooner than they hoped and making an unscheduled stop at the police station to answer a few questions.

Farrangs Arrested As Pattaya Immigration Storm Walking Street Bars

A number of go-go bars, nightclubs and restaurants were targeted including Sensations A-Go-Go and 808 nightclub, both popular with the tourist and expat crowd.

One bright spark who was carrying his passport with him whilst on overstay was nabbed in 808 and made the work of cops all the more easy.

Farrangs Arrested As Pattaya Immigration Storm Walking Street Bars

To top off a great nights work, three foreign nationals were found to be working illegally in a restaurant and were detained pending prosecution and deportation.

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PM Revokes State Of Emergency In Bangkok

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PM Revokes State Of Emergency In Bangkok

The Prime Minister stuck to his word and revoked the State Of Emergency in Bangkok from noon today in a bid to end the street protests.

Speaking in a televised address on Wednesday evening, the PM said he would lift the “Serious Emergency Situation in Bangkok” if there was no violence at the anti-government protests taking the first step in resolving the situation.

PM Revokes State Of Emergency In Bangkok

Protestors marched to Government House after gathering at Victory Monument at 4pm yesterday.

They handed over their demands including a large resignation letter for the PM to senior police officers before dispersing peacefully.

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Pissed Off Passenger High On Drugs Attacks Taxi Driver

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Pissed Off Passenger High On Drugs Tried To Strangle Taxi Driver

Police in Pathum Thani have arrested a 40-year-old woman high on drugs who tried to strangle a taxi driver she believed was cheating her with the strap of her handbag causing him to crash into a canal.

Ms Kanokwan ordered a cab to take her from Bang Yai District, Nonthaburi to Lam Luk Ka District, Pathum Thani.

She believed the cabbie was taking her in circles and running up the fare so she attacked him as they were crossing a bridge. During the struggle, the taxi driver bit Kanokwan’s hand to release the strap she had around his neck but lost control of the car and ended up in the water.

Kanokwan climbed out of the cab and swam to dry land where she hid in long grass.

The suspect was still hiding in the same spot when officers from Bang Bua Thong police station showed up and was soon in cuffs.

She was taken to a local hospital for a drug test where she lost control of herself again and started wrecking the place.

After a few hours in a police cell Kanokwan admitted taking drugs and attacking the taxi driver.

She was released from custody on bail pending a court appearance.

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Chinese Tourists Arrive In Thailand As Country Slowly Reopens

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Chinese Tourists Arrive In Thailand As Country Slowly Reopens

Thailand welcomed the first group of tourists in more than seven months on Tuesday evening as a tour group from China landed in Bangkok.

Tourism chiefs welcomed the holidaymakers from mainland China before their luggage were disinfected and loaded onto a bus at the Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Chinese Tourists Arrive In Thailand As Country Slowly Reopens

Thailand has recorded just a handful of local COVID-19 transmissions in more than four months and ministers are desperate to boost the tourism-dependent economy after banning international arrivals on March 22 this year.

They said that the Chinese tourists who arrived were deemed ”very low risk” after coming from a region of the country that is free of the coronavirus.

Thailand imposed strict restrictions at the start of the corona crisis and has avoided the virus taking hold.

However, the country’s tourism reliant economy accounting for up to 20 per cent of GDP has been shattered – shrinking at its deepest pace since the 1998 Asian financial crisis.



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