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Two Russkies In Bloody Bust Up In Pattaya

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Two Russkies In Bloody Bust Up On Pattaya Beach

Two foreigners, believed to be Russian nationals, were involved in an early morning disturbance in Pattaya that left one of them unconscious.

Police were called to Soi Pattaya Park in the early hours of Friday where they found an unidentified white male in a pool of blood laid on the pavement.

Rescue volunteers from the Sawang Boriboon Foundation administered first aid at the scene before taking the injured man to hospital for further treatment.

Police are now checking CCTV footage from the area in a bid to identify the attacker who fled the scene following his knockout blow.

A local security guard who witnessed the fight told police the two men were Russian.



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Gold Line October Launch Derailed Until December

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Gold Line October Launch Derailed Until December

The Bangkok Mass Transit System announced today the scheduled October launch of the new 3-station Gold Line will be delayed until December.

The BTS CEO Surapong Laoha-Unya said testing on systems and signalling was ongoing that he was certain all three stations would be ready by the end of the year.

The unexpected news comes after earlier announcements the project was on track for an October launch following 3 months of testing with new Bombardier Innovia APM 300 electric trains that arrived in mid-June.

The 1.8 kilometre long Gold Line will connect with the BTS Silom Line at Krung Thon Buri with Iconsiam (Charoen Nakhon station) and Khlong San making up the total of just 3 stations with 42,000 passengers expected to use the new line each day.

Trips on the unmanned trains will be a flat 15 baht fare.

An extension along Somdet Chao Phraya Road will see Memorial Bridge added as a fourth station and is expected to operational by 2023.

Developer Krungthep Thanakom, the business arm of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, hired Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc – the operators of the BTS Skytrain – to procure trains, operate the service and handle maintenance work in a 30-year contract.

The public-private investment project hasn’t used any public funding as it has been bankrolled by Siam Piwat, the owner and operator of Iconsiam, to the tune of $62 million who kindly donated the line to the city of Bangkok.



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Salesman Scoops 48m Baht On Lotto

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Salesman Scoops 48m Baht On Lotto

A car salesman from Chaiyaphum province hit the jackpot yesterday after winning 48 million baht on the national lottery with 8 winning tickets.

36-years-old Paisarn bought the winning tickets the night before from an elderly lottery ticket seller who approached his table at a restaurant but paid little attention to the numbers until the draw was made.

As soon as he realised he’d scooped the jackpot not once, but eight times, with the winning numbers 244083 he headed straight to Chaiyaphum City Police Station to file a report with the police as evidence of his big win.

Paisarn said he will pay off his debts, give his parents a lump sum to thank them for all they have done for him, and take care of the rest of his windfall to safeguard his future.

He hadn’t yet decided if he’d return to work at the Toyota showroom where he’d been selling cars for the past few years.

Without doubt, he will be the provinces most eligible bachelor for the rest of the year.



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Frenchman Charged With Rape Of British Woman In Phuket

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Frenchman Charged With Rape Of British Woman In Phuket

A Frenchman was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly raping a British woman he met on Tinder at a hotel in Phuket.

The suspect was arrested in Chalong then taken to Patong police station for questioning where he admitted having sex with the woman but denied raping her.

The British woman filed a complaint with Patong police last Friday that she had met a Frenchman on Tinder last Monday before meeting up the following evening to go on a date.

She told police they went to Surin beach before going back to the Frenchman’s hotel room in Patong where she alleges he raped her.
An investigation led to a warrant for his arrest being issued.

Following his interrogation, he was charged with rape and remanded in custody pending further legal proceedings.



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