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Acrylic paint used for ‘splashing’ during Songkran in Nai Yang

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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Three car owners have reported to Saku Police that their cars were splashed by acrylic paint when they were driving past the Songkran zone at Nai Yang Beach on April 13, Songkran day.

A famous Thai Facebook page named ‘queentogetherisone’ posted one of the cases in Phuket showing the pictures of thick globs of paint on the cars with an explanation, ‘We just polishing the cars and on April 13 we drove to join Songkran Festival at Nai Yang Beach and there were some people throwing colour to our car. When I tried to wipe it out with hand, it stuck tightly.

“I managed to find a car care product that removes this acrylic colour from the cars duco without destroying the car paint finish and I would like to share this to show that someone over exaggerated the fun without thinking about the consequences.”

Saku Police Superintendent, Pol Col Kittipong Klaikaewsaid, says that there were three cases reported over similar incidents at the same spot.

The first case is 40 year old Thanachot Iewsiri, who reported to the police in the morning of April 15 that his bronze Toyota Altis taxi picked up passengers from Phuket bus terminal and passed Nai Yang Beach heading to a hotel in the area. He was splashed by some paint colour and tried to remove it from the windshield with the wipers but it couldn’t be removed. It was Acrylic paint that dried very quickly in the hot sun.

The second case was 35 year old Sarayut Naweewong, who reported the case to the police in the same morning saying that his white Toyota Yaris was splashed with colour around a hotel on the beach road of Nai Yang.

The third case is 33 year old Montri Junpisit, on the following day, who reported to the police that he was joining the Songkran Festival in Nai Yang by driving from Nai Yang Temple and when he arrived near Nai Yang Market, there was a group of men throwing colour on his gold-bronze Toyota as well as other cars passing by as well. He said that it was also acrylic paint and couldn’t be washed away.

Pol Col Kittipong said that Saku Investigative Team is in the area to check all CCTV cameras at the time mentioned in all cases and will arrest whoever threw colour on people’s cars.

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TAT criticises operators of suspended Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand is criticising the operator of the Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry service over the suspension of boat trips on the grounds that it is low season and too few passengers.

The Prachuap Khiri Khan Harbour Office announced this morning that the Royal Passenger Line would suspend the service from September 20 to October 31 and would resume services on November 1.


However, Orasa Avudhkhom, director of the Prachuap Khiri Khan Office of TAT, says that the low season should not be a reason for suspending services. She said boat services should only be suspended if the sea was too rough or weather conditions were hazardous.

She said the suspension of services will affect tourism in Hua Hin. The ferry route concessionaire should have used marketing campaigns during the low season to attract business, instead of suspending the services, she said.

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Bangkok

Man arrested for alleged attempted rape of nine year old girl

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by Kornkamon Aksorndech and Supachai Phetchthewee

Police have arrested a motorcycle taxi driver for allegedly luring a nine year old girl into a Bangkok temple toilet yesterday in an attempt to rape her.

The alleged incident took place at 5pm at the Wat Yoo Dee Bumrungtham (Wat Or Ngern) toilet in the Saimai district.

The alleged assault was stopped when the girl screamed for help and a monk, armed with a metal bar, managed to rescue the young girl as her attacker fled.

Based on the description they gave, police questioned the accused man who had been previously arrested for marijuana possession. He gave his name as Ae, although he carried no ID.

Ae, aged in his 40s, reportedly told police that the girl hailed his motorcycle taxi to go to her mother's house in Sukha Pibal 5 area and on the way he made a stop to use the toilet.

He allegedly told the girl to go into the toilet and then ...
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Russian tourist stung by ‘fire jellyfish’ at Patong Beach

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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PHOTOS: Patong Lifeguards / Newshawk Phuket

A female Russian tourist has sustained a painful sting on her leg from a ‘fire jellyfish’ at Patong beach today (September 20).

Patong lifeguards are warning of jellyfish known locally as the ‘fire jellyfish’ at Patong Beach.

Fire Jellyfish or Morbakka fenneri can be discovered in tropical watersa. The physical appearance of this jellyfish is slightly larger than most jellyfish. The fire jellyfish can be seen from their pink coloured body, four inch body length and their bell is two-inches in diameter. Their stings are also painful but no worse than other jellyfish.

Patong lifeguards say, “We have provided first aid to a the Russian lady who refused to go to a hospital. If you are stung by one, pouring sea water or vinegar on the affected area can help relieve some of  the pain. Please don’t use fresh water and don’t scratch.”

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