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Tight American Tourist Tips Honest Songtaew Driver With A Thank You

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Tight American Tourist Tips Honest Songtaew Driver With A Thank You

I usually do snooze news on a Sunday but it has come a day early this week with a story out of Pattaya about a songtaew driver who handed in a bag left behind in his wagon by an elderly American containing 50 grand in cash plus some important docs.

Cops tracked down 68-year-old John Hass in Bangkok to let him know they had his bag and it was sitting at the station ready for him to collect.

Sin City police never like to miss a photo opp of good deeds done by locals so the songtaew driver Prawit Meepian and a couple of reps from the Pattaya public vehicle cooperative were invited to the station on Saturday to greet the American and return his bag in front of the cameras.

The American was all smiles and handshakes with a thank you for the driver and the people of Thailand. And that was it.

Tight as a ducks arse this fella. Not even a couple of grand for the driver. Not a single satang.

If you’d lost a bag containing 50,000 baht and someone was honest enough to hand it in to the cops how much would you give as a reward? 1k, 5k, 10k?

For me 5,000 baht. That’s what I’d have handed over and with pleasure too.

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Court Reject Lawsuit Against PM By Former Immigration Chief

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Court Reject Lawsuit Against PM By Former Immigration Chief

The Administrative Court of Thailand has rejected the lawsuit filed by former Immigration chief Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha over his transfer out of the police force to a job in the civil service in April 2019.

In the suit filed with the court on Sept 22, Surachate claimed there had been no investigation for 17 months into why he was removed from the police force and given a job in the civil service working out of the Prime Ministers office as an advisor.

Big Joke said he fulfilled his duties to “full capacity” as Immigration chief and the various other police departments he headed-up.

He claimed the transfer was illegal and the failure of the Prime Minister to conduct an investigation has hindered his career.

The Administrative Court on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuit stating the PM had no case to answer as the letter sent to the Permanent Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office by Surachate dated Aug 20 requesting he be reinstated in his role with the Royal Thai Police had a time limit of 90 days for a response.

Surachate filed his lawsuit on Sept 22 before the period of consideration had expired and hadn’t updated the court to the outcome of his requested following the November 18 deadline.

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New Electric Boats Set For Friday Launch

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New Electric Boats Set For Friday Launch

Seven new electric-powered express boats are set to be launched by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration on the Padung Krungkasem canal this Friday.

The boats with service commuters between Thewes and Hua Lamphong piers with each vessel capable of carrying 30 passengers.

New Electric Boats Set For Friday Launch

Boats will run every 15 minutes from 6am to 7pm on weekdays and 8am to 7pm on weekends and will link Chao Phraya ferries and express boats with trains and the MRT at Hua Lamphong station.

The new electric-powered boats will be free of charge to passengers through until May 2021.

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Korean Arrested On Khaosan Road For 2019 Stabbing Of Fellow Countryman

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Korean Arrested On Khaosan Road For 2019 Stabbing Of Fellow Countryman

The prime suspect in the brutal stabbing of a South Korean man in Pattaya 13 months ago has been arrested in Bangkok, according to police.

Keunhui Park, 38, was arrested outside a bar on Khaosan Road on Monday and charged with attempted murder.

Park Jinhyung was found by a taxi driver with multiple stab wounds back in October 2019. He was left in intensive care after being stabbed 17 times.

A warrant for the arrest of Keunhui was issued on the back of information received from the victim’s girlfriend, however, Park fled Pattaya for Bangkok leading to the delay in apprehending him.

Thai media report the vicious attack was over a woman.

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