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UPDATE: Owner attacked by pit bull dies of injuries

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PHOTO: A pit bull attacked and killed his owner (not this pit bull pictured).

The owner, attacked by his pet pit bull in the Pattaya suburb of Bang Lamung yesterday, has died of the injuries sustained in the attack. The horrific incident which occurred in the early hours of yesterday morning had shocked the family, who had raised the now 2 year old dog Giant since he was only 3 months old.

Wisit Sanguan, the 56 year old victim had been sleeping with Giant when the pit bull suddenly woke and viciously attacked the sleeping man. Wisit was brought to the hospital with severe bleeding from bites on his neck and body, and today doctors at the local hospital in Pattaya pronounced him dead. The cause of death was listed as loss of blood due to severe wounds from the attack, his wife confirmed in a statement this morning.

The dog took over 30 minutes to subdue initially and remained aggressive after the event prompting the Chon Buri Pit Bull Club to put the dog to sleep with medication in order to chain him up and remove him from the premises. Giant remains in the custody of the club, who will cooperate with police officers to help determine the cause and any additional information regarding the deadly and shocking attack. No information has been released about the future of the attacking pit bull at this time.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News


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    Mr cynic

    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    No sympathy at all.hopefully the dog will be destroyed also.a good result for the rest of the population of the local area who now will be able to allow their children to walk by the property in safety.

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    toby andrews

    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    The traumatized pit bull has now been taken in by an animal charity because it is now an orphan.

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    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    Play with fire, you get burned. Stupid people win stupid prizes. You can be sure that in some forum, somewhere in the world “oblivions” will be trying to convince everyone just how kind and gentle this and other dangerous dog breeds really are.

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    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    The Soi Dog charity will find a new home for this “pet”.

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    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    It’s never the dog. It’s always the owner.

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    James R

    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Get rid of all such dogs, there is no place for them in our society and the owners can not guarantee they will not attack innocent children playing in the street as we have seen on too many occasions.

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    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    RIP sir

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    Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 7:36 am

    Who dies from blood loss in a hospital? Surely they have enough blood to transfuse whilst treating his wounds.

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    the man the myth the lengend

    Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 8:31 am

    ill take mine medium rare

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    Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 9:45 am

    more likely that were short of blood from the many accidents that happen by the minute. did you see the blood pool and up the walls from his jugular. very quick loss of blood. destroy the dog, sorry. budda do not kill things including the virus.

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    Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    I agree we have to get rid of these dogs but it is difficult to generalize. Some people keep a pit-bull dog as an aggressive weapon. Others keep one out of self defense and who knows, some might like the dogs as they are because they have some resemblance of the owner. In any case, these dogs are potentially ferocious killing machines and when I come across a pit-bull I feel uneasy. There have been too many incidents with horrible outcomes. Breeding and selling should be forbidden and all these dogs sterilized. That way they slowly will disappear out of society.

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    Big Dan T

    Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    The guy was snoring too loud.

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    Dog lover

    Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 12:10 am

    They don’t know the future of the attacking dog? Please tell they aren’t going to “rehabilitate” him and re-home him.

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    Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 11:11 am

    the dog woke up and realised it had to endure another day of thai TV screaming oi oi oi face slapping and useless fights plus ghosts .the owner sleeping beside him ,jesus his breath stinks. he could not cope anymore.

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    Monday, April 19, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    sorry for that man. RIP..

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    Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    That dog must be put down. These dogs were bred for fighting and should NOT be kept as pets. If a grown man cannot defend himself against his own dog, what chance would a child or really, anyone else have.

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Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10 years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.


Pattaya fisherman surprised by friendly whale shark visit

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PHOTO: A friendly whale shark approved a surprised fisherman this week in Pattaya. (via Facebook ไม่หยุดอยู่นิ่ง นาเกลือ)

A local Pattaya fisherman had a shocking surprise visitor and was conscious enough to record a video to share with the world. The man, a fisherman for 10 years, posted 2 videos to Facebook on Wednesday of what appears to be a friendly whale shark casually visiting his fishing boat. Sightings in Pattaya of the majestic sea creature are relatively rare.

Whale sharks are the largest known fish species still living on Earth. They average from 5.5 to 10 metres in length, but the largest shark ever confirmed had a length of 18.8 metres.

The man, who goes by Mai Yud Yoo Ning Naklua (ไม่หยุดอยู่นิ่ง นาเกลือ) was sailing near Pai Island when the shark approached. The shark spent several minutes floating just inches from the boat and could be seen with shark suckers flanking it. The whale shark swam around the back of the boat and the man was able to capture a 3-minute video of the shark and another 49-second video where he can be seen getting up close and personal with the sea creature as it surfaced.

The Facebook video can be viewed on his original post, seen here. The man’s post showed his excitement, as he described that it was his first time experiencing this in his 10 years on a fishing boat.

“This is my first time seeing a whale shark. I have been a fisherman for ten years and have heard many stories but this is my first opportunity to see one and share it with the world.”

Locals in the Koh Larn area believe the appearance of this friendly fish is a sign that the environment is thriving. Covid-19 has prevented the throngs of tourists that normally flood the area, and with the reduction in traffic and boats churning the water, marine life such as whale sharks can safely return. In the waters off the coast of Pattaya, it appears that nature is healing.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News


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Stimulus package gives more back the more you spend

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PHOTO: A new stimulus package aims to get the middle class spending. (via Flickr - Marco Verch)

A new stimulus package targeting middle and high-income people aims at increasing spending by offering more e-voucher the more you spend. Ying Chai Ying Dai, which translates to “the more you spend the more you get”, will reward those who spend between 46,000 and 70,000 baht with a 7,000 baht e-voucher. This part of the government’s 225 billion baht stimulus package hopes to encourage 4 million qualifying middle- to upper-class people to spend more money by refunding 10-15% back, according to the Finance Ministry’s Fiscal Policy Office.

People wishing to participate must register and make their purchases through a government e-wallet system. The system works by refunding 10 to 15% of purchases with a maximum of 7,000 baht. So at 15%, a person who spent 46,000 baht would receive back the full 7,000. On the 10% scheme, 70,000 baht in spending would be necessary to reach 7,000 cashback. No details were available on what determines the percentage level.

An additional 2,000 baht will be available for people participating in the “Section 33 Rao Rak Kan” and “Rao Chana” scheme. The plans are expected to push 85.5 billion Baht back into the economy as recipients must spend the cash by the end of June.

The 50/50 stimulus program that has been popular with the government covering half of what people spend for half for food, drink, and other items up to 150 baht per person per day will also be expanded. That plan began on October 23, and ended at the end of 2020, covering 10 million people with each receiving 3000 baht. The second phase of the popular program added 5 million more people and raised the limit to 3,500 baht per person.

A third phase of the “Khon La Khrueng” stimulus plan is expected to begin in July with participants getting a maximum of 3,500 baht each to spend, and opening the program to 16 million new people. This massive expansion though will stipulate that anyone participating in this program cannot also participate in the Ying Chai Ying Dai scheme.

All of these cash and voucher benefits aimed at supporting vulnerable groups, along with cash handouts for people who have state welfare cards, are part of 245 billion baht the government is spending in an attempt to keep the economy from collapsing. This falls under an emergency loan decree allocating the government 1 trillion baht total to cope with Covid-19.

SOURCE: The Phuket News


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Deputy PM declares Thammanat Prompow controversy finished

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PHOTO: Thailand's Deputy Agriculture Minister Prompao talks to reporters after a government cabinet meeting in Bangkok (via Reuters)

Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam says that the debate is over regarding Thammanat Prompow, the controversial Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives and influential Palang Pracharath Party ‘fixer’.

The Constitutional court has already ruled that he is qualified to hold office under Thai law and will keep his position, though a huge backlash followed the ruling, and the public wondered how his 1993 heroin trafficking conviction in Australia. Then using the name ‘Manat Bophlom’, he was convicted of conspiring to import a traffic able amount of heroin, serving 4 years of a 6 year sentence.

According to Wikipedia, Thammanat parliamentary declaration of assets in August 2019 listed “2 wives, 7 children, and a net worth of about $42 million, including a Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Tesla, and Mercedes-Benz along with 12 Hermès and 13 Chanel handbags, luxury watches, and Thai Buddha amulets.”

Thai law says that no one who has been convicted of an indictable offence is eligible to hold public office, but the new decision seems to imply that anything that happens outside of Thailand’s border does not qualify. A legal expert, the Deputy PM says that this ruling is not in opposition to the rules about convicts holding office.

He says that a conviction by Australia’s New South Wales Court is not legally binding in Thailand and therefore does not disqualify Thammanat. Only a jail sentence from a Thai court would be considered a roadblock to a candidate being confirmed to hold government office.

Thai immigration law, however, determines that convictions in home countries will bar people from entry into Thailand. The decision also calls into question the legitimacy of the Australian/Thailand extradition treaty which saw Thammanat deported back to Thailand after serving 4 years of his 6 year sentence.

But the Council of State had declared that someone in jail for 2 years cannot hold office within 5 years of release, regardless of whether the jailing was in Thailand or in another country. The 4 year jail term Thammanat served in Australia ended in 1997 so the 5-year grace period has already passed.

The Deputy PM says that this ruling by the Constitutional Court does set a new precedent for future issues of possible MP candidates that may have been in trouble with the law outside of Thailand. But he stopped short of supporting Thammanat’s prior conduct unconditionally, declining to comment.

The National Anti-Corruption Commission has been under pressure to investigate Thammanat and whether his conduct has been ethical. The Deputy PM said that the Constitutional Court ruling does not whitewash any other issues Thammanat may face.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post


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