Petch Petpailin

Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger who focuses on translating breakingThai news stories into English. With a background in field journalism, Petch brings several years of experience to the English News desk at The Thaiger. Before joining The Thaiger, Petch worked as a content writer for several known blogging sites in Bangkok, including Happio and The Smart Local. Her articles have been syndicated by many big publishers in Thailand and internationally, including the Daily Mail, The Sun and the Bangkok Post. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp! But during office hours, you can find Petch on LinkedIn and you can reach her by email at petch@thethaiger.com.
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    Delivering laughs: Thai food rider mistaken for customer’s lover

    A food delivery rider offered some food for thought when he shared a humorous video on TikTok after being mistaken for a customer’s lover and facing a complaint from the customer’s boyfriend. The video, shared on the TikTok account @basnobu23 yesterday, May 16, shows the food delivery rider, Bas, talking on the phone with the customer’s boyfriend. Customer’s boyfriend: Why…

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    Lopburi landlady’s daughter in law locks in tenants over deposit row

    A house owner’s daughter in law in the central province of Lopburi trapped five tenants inside the property after the family failed to pay a tenancy deposit of 2,500 baht. One of the trapped tenants, a 25 year old woman, Siriwan, sought help from police and a rescue team after she, and her husband, were unable to leave the house for…

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    Thai man allegedly fakes doctor identity to swindle woman

    A Thai woman accused a man of impersonating a skilled doctor from the United States and swindling her of over 500,000 baht. She claims he deceived her by alleging that the funds were required for his mother’s cancer treatment. The victim, identified only as Pei Pei, told Channel 3 that her ex-boyfriend, named Golf, deceived her into giving him over…

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    Thai man seeks justice after assault by Bangkok nightclub thug (video)

    A Thai man is seeking justice after being brutally assaulted by a thug outside an entertainment venue in Bangkok. His crime? Intervening to protect a female friend from harassment. The 21 year old victim, Prayut, reached out to non-profit organisation Saimai Survive after the attacker, Parkphoom, remained at large despite the serious assault on him on April 21. Prayut revealed that…

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    Chiang Mai police invoke 10pm curfew after samurai gang rampage

    Chiang Mai Provincial Police officers imposed a 10pm curfew on locals under 18 years old following a deadly rampage by a criminal gang armed with samurai swords. The commander of the Provincial Police Region 5, Krittapon Yi-sakhon, revealed to the MumKhao news platform that a group of men, mostly teenage Burmese nationals, repeatedly caused chaos, committed theft, fatally attacked, and…

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    Thai authorities confirms deaths of 2 Thais held hostage in Gaza

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) yesterday revealed that two out of the eight Thai workers held hostage by Hamas died during an offensive in October last year. PPTV HD reported that IDF spokesperson Daniel Hagari identified the deceased as Sonthaya Oakkharasri and Sudthisak Rinthalak, both of whom previously worked in agriculture at the Be’eri kibbutz, about 4 kilometres from Gaza.…

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    Spicy career change: Som tam seller turns full-time drug dealer

    Police arrested an elderly woman at her home in the Isaan province of Udon Thani after she left her former career as a som tam seller to become a full-time drug dealer. The suspect said she found drug dealing easier and more lucrative than her previous job, despite her son’s recent arrest for the same crime. Kumphawapi Police Station’s official…

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    Thai man accused of covering up boyfriend’s murder in car accident

    A Thai man’s family and friends in the Isaan province of Chaiyaphum accused his boyfriend of killing him and staging a car accident to cover up the murder. Local news Facebook page Esor News 3 reported yesterday that a 25 year old Thai man named Mark mysteriously died on Tuesday, May 14, while returning home from his birthday party at…

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    Thai father surrenders after abducting and assaulting 7 year old son

    A Thai man surrendered at Krathumbaen Police Station in Samut Prakarn province near Bangkok after physically assaulting and abducting his seven year old son. The boy’s mother, a 34 year old Thai woman, sought help from a social media influencer, Kuntouch “Gun” Phongpaiboonwet, and Krathumbaen Police Station officers yesterday, May 15. She explained that her ex-husband, 33 year old Naweesak…

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    Ladyboy duo nabbed for stealing gold necklace from Indian tourist

    Police arrested two Thai ladyboy thieves for gold necklace theft in Pattaya after one of them was caught pretending to hug an Indian tourist and stealing his necklace worth about 60,000 baht. The 50 year old victim, Subhash Petloj, reported the incident, which occurred around 10.50pm on May 9 to Mueang Pattaya Police Station. Petloj explained that he was relaxing…

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    Thai man shoots dead best friend over alleged affair with girlfriend

    A Thai man shot dead his best friend over an alleged affair with his teenage girlfriend. He immediately turned himself in at Bang Phli Police Station in Samut Prakarn province near Bangkok. The 18 year old murderer, Phichate, yesterday, May 15, arrived at the police station with a gun in hand and confessed to murdering his 22 year old friend,…

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    Dead body with stab and gunshot wounds identified as Indian man

    Police successfully identified the nationality of a foreign man found dead in the southern province of Phang Nga as an Indian clothes seller. The identity of the murderer remains unknown. A Thai resident found the dead body of a foreign man on the side of Ban Na Road yesterday, May 15 and reported the discovery to Khok Kloi Police Station.…

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    Trans-tussle: Video captures fight between Pattaya and Phuket transwomen (video)

    In a scene straight out of a Russ Meyer movie, a video recently went viral depicting a violent clash between a group of ladyboys in Soi Bangla, Phuket, and a squad of transwomen from Pattaya. Pictures and videos of the altercation were shared widely on Thai social media. In one video, a group of transgender women confront another transgender woman…

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    Parking pandemonium: Thai woman’s pickup takes flight off rooftop (video)

    A Thai woman today crashed her pickup into another on the fourth floor of a hospital parking building in Bangkok, sending the vehicle flying off the roof and onto the road below. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident. The incident happened today, May 15, at about 7.24am, on the fourth floor of the 10-storey parking building at Phramongkutklao…

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    Thai diner food fight: Apology served amid delivery rider accusations

    A Thai restaurant apologised after accusing food delivery riders of eating customers’ food before delivering it. Netizens believed the issue was made up to promote the restaurant. The restaurant, Monster by Tong, took to Facebook yesterday, May 14, alleging that a driver had consumed a portion of a customer’s grilled meat and rice, providing a picture as evidence. “Rider sneaks…

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    Resident finds lifeless body of foreign man in southern Thailand

    A resident today stumbled upon the lifeless body of an unidentified foreign man on a roadside in the Takua Thung district in the southern province of Phang Nga. Sub-District Chief Yutthanakorn Juanjenkit filed a complaint with officers at Khok Kloi Police Station after a local in the area discovered the dead body. The body was found on the side of…

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    Bangkok man gets mental health help after faeces-hurling habit

    A Thai man is finally receiving treatment for mental illness after throwing his faeces at neighbours’ houses in the Ratchada area of Bangkok for over two years. A Thai woman named Pha sought help from social media influencer Kantouch “Gun” Pongpaiboonwet after reporting the incidents to the man’s parents, Phahonyothin Police Station, and various government organisations, but was ignored. Pha recounted…

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    3 Thai man arrested for kidnapping Indonesian man for ransom

    Police arrested three Thai men for kidnapping an Indonesian man, detaining him in a residence in the southern province of Phatthalung, and demanding a ransom of 2.3 million baht from the victim’s family. The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia sought assistance from officers of Mueang Phatthalung Police Station after receiving a report about the kidnapping of a 29 year…

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    Thai woman assaults girlfriend, throws cat from Pattaya condo

    A Thai woman is taking legal action against her girlfriend, who physically assaulted her and killed her cat by throwing it from the 21st floor of a condominium in Pattaya yesterday. The story of Tara and her cat was shared via her friend’s Facebook account yesterday, May 14. The friend shared images of Tara cradling her motionless cat, Minjoo, as…

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    Thai woman suffers panic attack after Isaan rocket lands on lawn

    A Thai woman suffered from a panic attack after a missile from a rocket festival in the Isaan province of Roi Et landed on her front lawn. Her son demanded accountability from the relevant parties. Thai television host Thanasub Ounsuang is seeking justice for his family by sharing the rocket incident at his home in Roi Et on Facebook last…

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    Mind the gap: Criticism mounts as authorities fail to rein in cult

    The National Office of Buddhism and the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (M-Society) are facing criticism for not taking action against a mind connection cult led by an eight year old Thai boy and his parents. The Thai couple and their son, known as the Nice Mind Connection, are facing criticism for establishing a religious cult centred on…

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    2 Thai women swindle life savings from old man in Isaan

    An 85 year old Thai man is pleading for help after two Thai women allegedly stole life savings worth 150,000 baht from his home in the Isaan province of Chaiyaphum. The 85 year old basketwork vendor, Phaen, told Channel 8 that the theft occurred at around 10.30am on Friday, May 10. He told the news channel that he had not…

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    Drug-addicted monk arrested after petrol theft and car crash chaos

    A drug-addicted Thai monk joined the illustrious list of monastic figures behaving disgracefully in Thailand when he was arrested yesterday for avoiding a 1,300 petrol station bill and crashing his car into a police motorcycle and a baht bus in the Isaan province of Maha Sarakham. A petrol station manager in Kantara Wichai district reported the petrol theft to Mueang…

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    86 year old Thai man stabs friend to death for lack of respect

    An 86 year old Thai man yesterday stabbed a 49 year old friend to death for a lack of respect after drinking alcohol together in the Isaan province of Udon Thani. Nong Han Police Station officers were alerted to the death of the 49 year old man, Anan Kongchang, at around 12.30pm yesterday, May 13. The incident occurred at a…

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    Thai chief insists viral sexual yoga video was not shot in Thailand (video)

    A district chief on Koh Pha Ngan island in the southern province of Surat Thani insisted that a viral video of sexual yoga on Thai social media took place in Bali, Indonesia, not in Thailand. The video, shared widely on social media yesterday, May 13, showed three foreign couples engaging in unusual explicit acts, initially claimed to have taken place…

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    Ear today, gone tomorrow: Thai man bites off ear over marital affair

    A Thai man in Chon Buri province bit off part of another man’s ear after discovering he was having an affair with his wife until she became pregnant. Mueang Chon Buri Police Station officers and local rescuers were alerted to a physical altercation between two groups of Thai men at Hua Hin-Bang Sai Market in the Chon Buri province on…

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    Fare play: Taxi driver caught cashing in for party with entertainers

    Police today arrested a Thai taxi driver in Samut Prakarn province near Bangkok for stealing more than 10,000 baht in cash from a passenger to spend on a party with some female entertainers. The 57 year old female passenger victim, Waleeporn, filed a theft complaint at Bang Kaew Police Station on May 10 after the taxi driver, later identified as…

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    Isaan heartbreak: Thai man seeks justice after wife’s betrayal and brutal assault

    A Thai man in the Isaan province of Ubon Ratchathani turned to a local news agency for justice, accusing his wife of cheating, swindling him out of more than 100,000 baht, and orchestrating a physical attack that left him with life-threatening injuries. The 32 year old man, whose identity remains undisclosed, shared his story with Esor News and Channel 3…

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    4 Thai salads ranked among world’s top 100 by TasteAtlas

    Food guide platform TasteAtlas included four Thai dishes in its Top 100 Salads in the World ranking TasteAtlas released the world’s top salads on May 6, and Thai food again made the list with som tam, som tam khai khem, phla kung, and yum woon sen. Two som tam types secured the 11th and 19th spots on the list, though…

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    Thai female employer suspected of killing Thai woman in Taiwan

    The lifeless body of a Thai woman was found on Dawulun Mountain in Keelung City, Taiwan. Police and the victim’s family suspect her Thai employer of murdering the woman. ETtoday and United Daily News reported the death of the 32 year old Thai woman, Sutthida Saensaeng, yesterday, May 12. Sutthida’s body was found in the forest of Dawulun Mountain with…