Here is a look at the top NATIONAL Thailand stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, Monday, January 30th, 2023, to Sunday, February 5th, 2023. They are not in any particular level of importance but are listed in the order of date of publication.
Let’s get started and see what the top stories were!
- Whistleblowing former politician Chuwit Kamolvisit posted on his Facebook wall that Thai police did extort money from a Taiwanese actress and her friends, adding if the police continued to lie and blame the victim, he would expose them with evidence.
2. Digital Economy and Society Minister Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn said on February 3rd, that Thailand should amend the law to legalize e-cigarettes to reflect the lives of people in many developed countries.
The council chairman believed that tourist demand in 2023 would double that of last year, adding all government agencies should treat this matter like it was a national agenda.
Apart from taxi services, poor garbage management and facilitation at the airport, air pollution, and dirty tourist attractions also saw a high dissatisfaction score, according to TCT.
5. A French man was arrested on extortion charges after he allegedly went around extorting money from ex-pats in Pattaya, blatantly claiming he had close ties with senior police officers, including the Thai deputy national police chief famously known by his nickname as “Big Joke.”
The suspect took advantage of previously being a volunteer to support police activities to snap photos with senior police and use them to back up his claim.
And, that is all for this week. Thank you as always for reading the Pattaya News/TPN News!