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Lucky escape for mother and baby after stray bullet enters house

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A woman in the eastern province of Chon Buri has told of her lucky escape, after a stray bullet pierced the roof of her home and landed in the room where she was trying to get her baby to sleep. The woman, named in a Thai Residents report as 25 year old Aphitsaya Raksasuk, was attempting to get the 1 year old baby to sleep during the New Year countdown, when she heard a loud sound on the roof of her house. Turning on the light in the room, she saw that part of the ceiling had fallen on to the floor, with a bullet lying next to the debris.

The woman called her father, who took her to file a report at the local police station in the Panthong district. It’s understood officers requested a photograph of the bullet but did not visit the woman’s home to investigate further. The woman has posted about her experience on social media, urging people to stop shooting guns as a way of celebrating the New Year.

“I want to leave a message to those who like shooting into the sky to please stop. If it drops onto someone it can kill them. The bullet fell right where my baby likes to sit. We were really lucky that no one was injured. I hope the police helps track down who did this.”

SOURCE: Thai Residents

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    Mister Stretch

    Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 11:22 am

    This happened at my house (and my neighbor’s) a few years ago.

    The bullet came through the roof, ceiling and rattled around our upstairs bathroom.

    The BiB were called, they looked and proclaimed that some idiot shot his pistol in the air and what goes up must come down.

    They suggested we sleep downstairs the following year.

    No other action was taken.

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    Slugger

    Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    To your knowledge which is limited.

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      Mister Stretch

      Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 1:55 pm

      Amazing how you can make such a comment when you know nothing of me, the policemen involved or any follow-up meetings or discussions.

      It’s asses like you that have finally convinced me to read the articles on Thaiger and let the commentors piss all over each other.

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        Issan John

        Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 6:26 pm

        Exactly, Mr S.

        It happens regularly in Thailand, and I’ve never heard of any BiB follow up.

        Fortunately not as often as in the Middle East and Afghanistan, where it’s par for the course not just at New Year but weddings, funerals and birthdays. Absolutely stupid.

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        Toby Andrews

        Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 6:28 pm

        He gets his jollys by putting in two line posts insulting people Mr Stretch.
        a keyboard warrior, with nothing to write except abuse

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    James Pate

    Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    This could have turned out much worse! So happy no one was hurt!

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    Toby Andrews

    Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    If the bullet was undamaged they could match it to a gun, but they will not because the chances of being paid a bribe are slim. Bribes are what motivates the Thai police.

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      Issan John

      Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 2:11 pm

      Hardly likely to be “undamaged” after going through the roof then the ceiling!

      There’s little the BiB could have done to put together a case against any firer, but they could at least spread the word about the dangers.

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    Malc Thai

    Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    Most bullets go up at a high velocity but only come back down at the speed of gravity.. think 120 mph maximum..would hurt but I’m sure not kill at that speed

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      Issan John

      Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 2:14 pm

      Unlikely to kill after going through the roof and the ceiling, but at that speed (that of a black powder / low velocity round or an arrow) it could certainly kill anyone in the open.

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Pattaya hotels want official closure order to get unemployment benefits

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Pattaya hotels and tourism businesses want to close… just temporarily until the Covid-19 situation improves, but they say an official closure order needs to be issued by the Chon Buri governor so employees can claim unemployment benefits.

The hospitality and tourism industry in the 5 highest risk red zones (the coastal provinces Chonburi, Rayong, Chantaburi, Rayong, Samut Sakhon, and Trat) has been battered by strict restrictions.

Only essential travel is allowed in and out of the 5 provinces, taking a toll on hotels in the area with occupancy rates nearly at zero.

The governor in neighbouring Chantaburi recently ordered hotels in the province to temporarily close. Many representatives of Pattaya hotels suggest the Chon Buri governor issue a similar order which would allow employees to be eligible for unemployment benefits to help them during the Covid-19 crisis.

Pattaya City Mayor Sonthaya Khunpluem says he referred the proposal to the Provincial Communicable Disease Committee, which the Chon Buri governor chairs.

He adds that the proposal must be considered carefully because there are about 80,000 employees in the sector and the closure of all hotels will have widespread consequences.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

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Chon Buri Provincial Health Office is urging people who visited 27 Covid-19 hot spots in the province between December 20 and 31 to get a test at their local districts. Those who have outstanding Covid-19 symptoms after visiting the listed venues are also asked to report to the district public health offices they live in.

Here’s the list…

  • James Boy Pub and Karaoke, Sri Racha district
  • Satang Pub, Sri Racha
  • Sense of the Sea bar, Bang Lamung
  • Spicy restaurant, Sri Racha
  • Flower Snack Japan shop, Sri Racha
  • Brewery 90 Sriracha, Sri Racha
  • Orange Bar Amata Nakorn, Muang Chonburi
  • Cool Club restaurant, Sri Racha
  • Halem Snack Japanese shop, Sri Racha
  • Bar Snack shop, Sri Racha
  • Midori Snack, Sri Racha
  • Pa Dang Beer Brewery, Sattahip
  • Mountain Bar and Bistro restaurant, Sattahip
  • Nuu Mai Deu restaurant, Sri Racha
  • Kiss Snack bar, Sri Racha
  • Hops Bar Pattaya, Bang Lamung
  • OPPAI Snack shop, Sri Racha
  • SANKYU39 Bar & Bistro, Sri Racha
  • 48 Bar, Sri Racha
  • Friend Zone club, Bang Saen
  • BUZZED BAR, Sri Racha
  • MEETING CLUB, Sriracha
  • Differ Club Pattaya, Bang Lamung
  • Lan Lom restaurant, Sri Racha
  • Snooker club near Brewery 90, Sri Racha
  • Plearn Bar 168 restaurant, Sattahip

UPDATE:The Thaiger received a message from one of the originally listed cafes in this story clarifying that their establishment was NOT infected with Covid-19. “I am the owner of De Florist Cafe, it is not reported to be infected with COVID 19, that is another cafe'”.

The Thaiger apologises if an error has been made in the reporting of this list.

Contact of public health offices in Chonburi’s districts.

  • Muang Chon Buri District Public Health Office at (038) 282148
  • Sriracha District Public Health Office at (038) 322503
  • Sattahip District Public Health Office at (038) 245330
  • Bang Lamung District Public Health Office at (038) 221925.

Currently, Chon Buri records 10 new cases, bringing total to 630 cases in the second wave of the outbreak.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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Chon Buri governor urged to order hotels to close so staff can collect social security

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The Eastern Hotel Association is urging the governor of Chon Buri to order all hotels in the province to close, so that staff can be eligible for social security payments. Prien Sae Ku, president of the EHA, says that as the province is currently considered “high risk” and people from other provinces are unable to enter without just cause, hotels should be closed until the situation improves, as was done last year. He says the forced closure of Chon Buri’s hotels would make staff eligible for government benefits, pointing out that the neighbouring province of Chanthaburi has ordered hotels to close for this reason.

Employees affected by workplace closures due to Covid-19 are eligible to receive 50% of their daily salary from the government. However, The Pattaya News reports that there is currently no such assistance on offer to casual workers impacted by the resurgence of the virus.

Prien says the average hotel worker would receive approximately 7,500 baht a month if hotels were forced to shut their doors. Many have done so of their own accord, due to occupancy rates in Pattaya and Chon Buri being practically at zero as a result of the current restrictions on entry to the province. The EHA says its member hotels are very reluctant to let staff go and would prefer to be in a position to keep them on. Some are already helping workers by providing them with free rooms and food.

The deputy governor of Chon Buri, Naris Niramaiwong, has confirmed receipt of Prien’s proposal and says he will review it with the governor.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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