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    Ghost banquet in Rayong cemetery spooks attendees

    A ghost banquet held at a cemetery in Rayong left attendees spooked after mysterious images appeared to show many seated figures, despite no one being physically present. These apparitions are believed to be spirits attending the feast by invitation. Siam Rayong Rescue Officers organised a Chinese banquet with 30 tables yesterday, July 20, at the Chag Phak Kud Temple cemetery,…

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    Box of joy: Thai woman rescues abandoned newborn in Rayong

    A Thai woman yesterday rescued an abandoned newborn baby boy found in a cardboard box on the roadside in the eastern province of Rayong. The 33 year old woman, Wanida, reported the discovery to officers at Pluak Daeng Police Station. She explained that she noticed the abandoned baby while picking up her child from school. Wanida said her child found…

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    GAC AION charges ahead in Thailand with new EV hub in Rayong

    China’s 4th-largest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, GAC AION New Energy Automobile, is gearing up to revolutionise Thailand’s automotive landscape with the inauguration of a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Rayong’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) on July 17. Industry Minister Pimphattra Wichaikul announced that the cutting-edge plant, costing a staggering 2.3 billion baht, is poised to kick off operations by November. Boasting…

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    Amata City factory in Rayong to close by January 2025

    A long-standing company in Amata City Industrial Estate, Rayong, is set to close its doors after 20 years, gradually laying off employees to complete the process by the end of this year or at the latest by January 2025. This news, posted by the News Chon Buri-Rayong Online page, has sent shockwaves through the local workforce, as the company is…

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    Heroic rider chases hit-and-run pickup in Rayong

    A heroic rider chased down a pickup truck that had hit a parked motorcycle and drove off without stopping. CCTV footage from a gift shop in Rayong captured the incident, earning the rider local admiration and a reward. Around 1pm yesterday, July 2, CCTV cameras at Praewa Gift Shop on Tessaban Soi 1 Road in Thang Kwian Subdistrict, Klaeng District,…

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    Chinese man fatally struck by pickup while crossing road in Rayong

    A Thai pickup driver hit and killed a Chinese man while the victim was crossing 3191 Road in the eastern province of Rayong. Pluak Daeng Police Station officers were alerted to the car accident on Road 3191 near Puang Malai Intersection in the Pluak Daeng district of Rayong at about 8.30pm on Monday, July 1. Officers passed the notification to…

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    PM Srettha races to transform Rayong and Chon Buri

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin led a delegation to Rayong and Chon Buri last Sunday, June 23, to inspect pivotal projects within the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). At Rayong’s U-Tapao International Airport, PM Srettha scrutinised the progress of an ambitious project aimed at linking the airport with a high-speed rail network that will connect three major airports. “This network is set to…

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    Brief encounter: Cobra sneaks into man’s boxers in Rayong (video)

    Snake Rescue Rayong officials safely removed a cobra that slithered into the boxer shorts of a Thai man while he slept. A rescuer and an exotic pet lover shared a video and some words of the rescue operation on his Facebook account, Ner KhwaiTai, on June 8. “A little cobra with big venom. It seeks warmth in human’s boxer shorts.…

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    Discarded deity statue linked to lottery wins in Rayong

    A broken statue of the deity Yama, discarded by a roadside, has become the centre of a series of uncanny events. Along Ban Phla Road in Rayong’s Ban Chang District, a mysterious tale unfolded at 5pm yesterday, June 13, involving a discarded and broken statue of Yama at a community forest in the Phla subdistrict. Reporters arrived at the scene,…

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    Rayong residents rally for 11 year old boy abused by his parents

    Locals in the eastern province of Rayong are seeking help for an 11 year old Thai boy whose parents physically abuse him almost every day. The parents beat him and force the boy to sleep outside the house with their pet dog. A 51 year old woman named Na contacted Channel 3 to seek assistance for the boy named Kla.…

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    Rayong beach’s dark waters leave a foul odor but no fishy business

    The Thai police investigated the appearance of black water at a beach in Rayong, finding a foul odour but no dead marine life. It is suspected that wastewater flowed into the sea following heavy rain over the past week. The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, along with the Eastern Gulf of Thailand Marine and Coastal Resources Research Center and…

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    Rayong residents demand action after fire raises safety fears

    A demand for immediate action echoed from Rayong residents following a factory fire last month that has heightened concerns over chemical safety. Community members, deeply troubled by the incident, mobilised a protest to present their case to provincial governor Traiphop Wongtrairat. The villagers convened at Wat Nong Phawa in the Ban Khai district to voice their concerns before proceeding to…

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    Rayong tourism suffers after industrial area explosion

    Tourism in Rayong has suffered a setback after a pyrolysis gasoline tank in the Map Ta Phut industrial area exploded on Thursday, resulting in one death and four injuries. The incident led to a flurry of tour cancellations at several fruit farms in the area, despite being located 40 to 50 kilometres away from the site of the explosion. The…

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    Lawyer shot dead by brother in Rayong over jealousy

    A lawyer’s visit home to his mother quickly turned tragic when he was fatally shot by his brother over presumed jealousy. The shocking fratricide occurred yesterday at 6pm in Rayong Province, Thailand. The serene evening was shattered by the sound of gunfire as 64 year old Manop was found dead outside his single-storey family home in Huai Tap Mon Subdistrict,…

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    Ex-hotel chef arrested for sexual assault in Rayong

    A former five-star hotel chef turned delivery rider was apprehended yesterday for sexually assaulting a female customer on May 13, 2023. On the night of the event, 29 year old chef San, deviated from the route to indulge in his inappropriate urges under the guise of darkness. Thai authorities, led by senior police officer Thiti Saengsawang, have been relentless in…

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    PM demands investigation into Rayong’s hazardous waste plant fire

    Prompt investigations into the hazardous waste plant fire in Rayong‘s Ban Khai district have been demanded by Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin. The fire, which broke out at Win Process’ storage plant, has impacted the lives of 100 villagers since it started on April 22. The 62 year old Thai prime minister voiced his concerns during a site visit yesterday, querying…

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    Fire at chemical warehouses in Rayong sparks arson suspicions

    The fire at the industrial and chemical waste warehouses of Win Process in the Ban Khai district of Rayong, in the eastern province, has raised suspicions of arson, although the company’s owner has chosen to remain silent. According to the latest reports from multiple news agencies as of last night, the firefighting team had not fully extinguished the fire at…

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    Authorities struggle to control fire at chemical warehouse in Rayong

    A fire broke out at an industrial waste and chemical warehouse belonging to the Win Process Company in the eastern province of Rayong at 8.30am yesterday. The Thai authorities have been working for over 20 hours to extinguish the fire and are struggling to fully control it due to flammable chemical substances. Residents living near the warehouse in the Ban…

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    Former Rayong MFP MP faces legal action from EC

    Legal action is imminent for the former Move Forward Party (MFP) MP for Rayong, Nakhon­chai Khunnarong. The Election Commission (EC) has moved against him, citing his ineligibility to contest for a House seat. Further, they have demanded that he foots the bill for a consequent by-election. The EC, in their announcement, pronounced that their inquiry into the dispute over Nakhon­chai’s…

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    Rayong police investigate Facebook gold scam

    Victims of a fraudulent gold instalment scheme reported their case to the police, claiming to have been deceived by a scammer posing as a renowned gold shop in Rayong. Police Lieutenant Anuphong Phuangpee from the Klaeng District Police Station in Rayong Province received complaints from three victims, including 46 year old Suladda, Pornpawee, and Sasithorn. They were duped into making…

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    Ex-husband in Rayong lures and kills former wife

    A tragic tale of domestic violence turned fatal has emerged from Rayong province, where a 31 year old man killed his 37 year old ex-wife following a deceptive request to meet one last time. The incident, which sent shockwaves through the local community, occurred in the late hours of April 1. Thanet lured Thipakorn to a commercial building on the outskirts of…

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    Workers get million-baht compensation for Rayong crane accident

    Following a harrowing crane collapse tragedy in Rayong’s Pluak Daeng district where seven lives were lost, negotiations between workers and authorities have culminated in a million-baht compensation deal. The predominantly Myanmar workforce reluctantly reopened the site this morning only after the construction firm, under pressure, agreed to a compensation package amounting to 1.6 million baht for each fatality. The turmoil…

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    Rayong fishing groups sue Star Petroleum over oil spill devastation

    A class action lawsuit has been initiated by 14 individuals from Rayong, representing fishing groups and local businesses. They are suing Star Petroleum Refining Company (SPRC), the owner of an underwater oil pipeline that ruptured in 2022, claiming that the subsequent major oil spill has devastated their livelihoods. These individuals are part of a local fishing community known as Pak…

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    Fisherman finds 20kg of drugs at sea in Rayong, Thailand

    A fisherman stumbled upon 20 kilogrammes of suspected drugs floating in the sea, which bore the same brand marks as a previous find. Upon discovery, he promptly reported the matter to the authorities. The authorities in the Rayong district of Thailand today, March 19, were alerted to a potential narcotics discovery at sea by a 54 year old fisherman, Somchai, originally…

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    Bank guard confesses to murder of durian farm owner in Rayong

    A brutal murder case has been resolved with the confession of a bank security guard, who admitted to killing a 60 year old durian farm owner in a cold and calculated manner. The body of Chaweevan Jaichuea, also known as Aunt Eiad, was discovered in a water pool within her durian farm in Rayong Province, with her hands tied behind…

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    Woman’s body found floating in Rayong pond prompts police probe

    A grim discovery was made at dawn today when a woman’s body was found floating in a durian orchard pond in Rayong province, triggering a police investigation. The unidentified victim, estimated to be between 35 and 40 years old, was found naked and bound, with her head covered by a pair of black and white striped trousers and encased in…

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    Serial rapist remains at large after assaulting boys in Rayong

    Residents in the eastern province of Rayong condemned police for failing to arrest a serial rapist who repeatedly assaulted more than 10 boys in the province for years. Social media influencer Guntouch “Gun” Pongpaiboonwet, yesterday, February 22, accompanied two Thai boys, aged 11 and 14 years old, to Mueang Rayong Police Station to file a complaint against the rapist named…

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    Rayong gym owner found dead under tree in Thanyaburi

    Tragedy struck a family from Rayong when they received a call from the police informing them of a grim discovery in Thanyaburi, Pathum Thani. The body of a young gym trainer and gym owner was found under a tree, marking a sombre end to his known journey. The 28 year old man, recently separated from his wife, had left his…

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    Rayong solar company lays off 800 amid financial woes

    A prominent solar cell manufacturing company in Rayong has been forced to lay off a significant number of employees, totalling 800, affecting both day and night shifts. The layoffs come as a consequence of several months of financial strain where the company had deferred paying 75% of wages. The Chon Buri-Rayong News Page today reported that the company decided to…

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    Rayong: Residents draw the line against U-Tapao Airport noise nightmare

    Nearly 500 households in Ban Chang district, Rayong, united against the U-Tapao-Rayong-Pattaya International Airport expansion. The bone-rattling aircraft noise has reached a fever pitch, and tensions are soaring as authorities remain deaf to their pleas. The community, armed with determination, has drawn the line with an imminent demonstration at U-Tapao Airport. Chawalit Romruen, the headman of the Samnakthon sub-district, alongside Prasert…