Pattaya rounds up homeless and beggars in advance of this weekend following complaints from domestic tourists

Pattaya –

The Chonburi Social Development and Human Security conducted a “roundup” of homeless people and beggars in Pattaya last night (March 25th).

Officers from the Chonburi Social Development and Human Security Division along with the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division (ATPD) inspected and interviewed homeless people and beggars on Pattaya Walking Street, Pattaya Beach, Soi Buakhow, and Pattaya Second Road last night.

Most of the beggars are foreign migrants according to officials and many were on overstay or did not have legal permission to stay in Thailand.

The inspection came after tourists, local residents, and business operators on Pattaya Walking Street and Beach Road had launched formal complaints to Pattaya City authorities against what they say is a dramatic recent increase in beggars, many with small children, in the Pattaya area.

Read more about our previous story in the link below.

Pattaya residents and tourists complain about increase of beggars and homeless in Pattaya area, especially Walking Street

Fifteen homeless people were detained and taken to Pattaya City Hall while some of them with mental health problems were taken to the Banglamung Hospital.

Officials stressed that they were treating them with respect and offering many of them a place at the local homeless shelter and providing them aid for mental and medical conditions.

Story by The Pattaya News

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.