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Chon Buri royalists, pro-government groups, gather to show support for the Monarchy

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Thousands of royalist supporters and pro-government factions have come together in Chon Buri to show their support for the Thai Monarchy. Actor brothers, Bin and Ekapan Bunluerit, were also present at the rally on Chonlamark Vithee Road, as well as the mayor of Pattaya, Sonthaya Khunplome, and his brother, Wittaya Khunplome.

The governor of Chon Buri, Phakthorn Thianchai, was also in attendance, having brought a display of flowers to honour Their Majesties, the King and Queen. Later in the evening, he took delivery of a message of support from host Somchai Kiratiyaphong, before passing it to government officials. It’s understood the message will be delivered to the palace so that the Royal Family can acknowledge the loyalty of Chon Buri residents and those from nearby provinces.

Participants held up pictures of Their Majesties, the King and Queen of Thailand, as well as portraits of His Majesty, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. They waved Royal and Thai flags, chanting, “Long Live the King”, as they marched to Chon Buri City Hall. At 6.00pm, a message of loyalty to the Monarchy was read out on stage, with the crowd then lighting candles in tribute to Their Majesties, the King and Queen.

According to a report in The Pattaya News, actor Bin Bunluerit has called on the people of Thailand to come together and show love and loyalty to the Monarchy. It’s understood both he and his brother plan to take part in further pro-establishment events around the Kingdom.

The Chon Buri gathering comes amid ongoing political unrest, with Thailand divided across political and generational lines. Tomorrow, anti-government protesters will hold a rally in Bangkok, where they will repeat calls for reform of the Monarchy, as well as the resignation of PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, and a re-write of the constitution.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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Monk found hanged at Chon Buri temple in apparent suicide

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A 68 year old monk has been found hanged at a temple in the eastern province of Chon Buri, in an apparent suicide. The Pattaya News reports that police and rescue workers were called to a temple in the sub-district of Baan Suan at around 7.30am yesterday. The body of the dead man was found hanging near the monk’s housing quarters.

It’s understood there were no signs of a struggle and, in a letter allegedly written by the monk, he said he wanted to die. Other monks and nuns at the temple say they don’t know why he might have killed himself, adding that he had no problems or health concerns that they were aware of.

His death comes just days after a monk in the north-east of the country died after jumping in front of a speeding train.

If you or anyone you know is in emotional distress, please contact the Samaritans of Thailand 24-hour hotline: 02 713 6791 (English), 02 713 6793 (Thai) or the Thai Mental Health Hotline at 1323 (Thai).

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Police hunt armed man who robbed Chon Buri store of 200,000 baht worth of gold

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Police in the city of Laem Chabang, the shipping port in the eastern province of Chon Buri, are hunting a suspect described as “armed and dangerous” following a robbery at a department store. Employees of the ‘Golden 99’ store were threatened at gunpoint before the man made off with gold valued at 200,000 baht. The 3 staff members were left shaken but unhurt.

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Police were notified of the robbery yesterday evening and have been examining CCTV footage as part of their investigation. Footage shows the thief threatening employees, then climbing over the counter and taking an amount of gold before running out of the store. The authorities say they already have several leads in their search for the suspect.

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Drunk besties turn on each other and sustain injuries in knife fight

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A pair of so-called drunk besties, in the Banglamung district of Chon Buri province, apparently turned on each other after midnight yesterday, with both sustaining knife injuries after an altercation. Rescue workers arrived at a rental room in Khao Maikaew to find the 2 injured men.

48 year old Chaiyaphon Kannarat and 42 year old Apinan Kongprem were taken to the hospital for medical assistance. Banglamung police say they found a kitchen knife about 30 centimetres long and a broken stove that hit during the fight.

There is no word on whether the 2 besties made amends with each other after the altercations.

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