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PHOTO: Pornthida Chamnanwet with her formal complaint about the missing winning lottery ticket, and her husband who stole it – Sutthiwit Chayutworakan

A 34 year old husband has left his wife stranded at home. He disappeared with their winning lottery ticket from Saturday’s draw. The winning ticket is worth around 6 million baht.

23 year old Pornthida Chamnanwet has made a formal complaint to police that her husband has disappeared, along with the winning ticket, even though, she claims, the couple had agreed to share the money equally. Pornthida is from Ubon Ratchathani and filed her complaint at the Phra Pradaeng police station yesterday morning.

34 year old Wijak Wannaprasit, from Bangkok’s Thon Buri district, worked with his wife in a local factory.

They had cashed in their ticket for prize of a few hundred baht with a local lottery vendor on November 9 and then bought two more lottery tickets for Saturday’s draw (there are two draws per month). The wife said she chose one of the two tickets they bought.

The ticket she chose, 017223, won 6 million baht as the first prize in the draw on Saturday afternoon.

The jubilant couple went to the Phra Pradaeng police station to register their win and had their photos taken with the winning ticket. They then returned to their rented room. Pornthida told police that they agreed to divide the 6 million windfall equally and were planning how they would spend their share.

Then, on Sunday evening, Pornthida told police that her husband said she could only have 2 million baht on the 6 million baht prize. Then they had argued. Her husband told her to “go to court”, and left the house with the winning ticket.

Pornthida has asked if police can prevent her husband cashing in the ticket. She says she will also ask the Government Lottery Office to block any payment.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Police raid Isaan farm, arrest 2 people allegedly involved in illegal horse meat trade

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A 44 year old Thai woman was arrested for allegedly trafficking and selling horse meat illegally after police in the Isaan province Khon Kaen raided a farm and found 44 horses that – they say – were about to be slaughtered. Reports say the farm owner was also arrested, but did not give any additional information.

The horse meat was planned to be sold for 100 baht per kilogram and then smuggled across the natural borders to markets in Vietnam and China, according to Thai media.

Thai media says the woman and the farm owner face charges for possessing animals without registration, moving animals from to the epidemic control area without permission and illegal animal trade.

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A wild elephant kills 80 year old camper in Khao Yai

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A wild elephant killed an 80 year old man camping in Khao Yai National Park early this morning. Park officials believe the bull elephant was in musth, which is when the elephant has rise in reproductive hormones and becomes aggressive.

80 year old Prayot Jitbun was sleeping in his tent when the elephant attacked. Other nearby campers alerted park officials saying the elephant had walked around the Prayot’s car before becoming angry and stomping on his tent, then throwing the man into a tree.

Fresh fruit was inside the man’s car and park officials believe the smell of the fruit attracted the elephant. Park officials suspect the animal became angry and attacked when it couldn’t reach the fruit.

The wild elephant, known as “Phlai Due” had been fitted with a tracking collar earlier this month. The officials say this is the first person attacked by an elephant in the park this year and ensure it won’t happen again.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Roi Et records first case of Covid-19 in employee from Chon Buri karaoke bar

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The north-eastern province of Roi Et has confirmed its first Covid-19 case since last month’s resurgence of the virus. Governor Chayan Sirimas says the patient is a female employee from a karaoke joint in the Sri Racha district of Chon Buri province, in the east of the country.

“She had close contact with another patient from Chon Buri province (her younger sister) who tested positive earlier on January 9. She then took a test on January 10 at Roi Et Hospital and found that she was also infected. Both patients have symptoms of coughing and sore throat with no fever.”

According to the Nation Thailand report, the travel history and timeline of the woman’s positive test is as follows:

January 1: She travelled with her sister and the sister’s husband from Sri Racha in Chon Buri to the Muang district of Roi Et. The journey was undertaken in a personal car.

January 4 – 6: The woman visited a local market while wearing a face mask.

January 5: Her sister and sister’s husband left Roi Et and returned to Chon Buri in their car.

January 7: The woman is contacted by Sri Racha health officials, who tell her she is “high risk”, after a customer at the karaoke business where she works has tested positive for the virus. The woman does not get tested that day, but her sister, also employed at the karaoke joint, is tested at Chon Buri hospital the next day.

January 9: The sister’s test result comes back positive.

January 10: The sister’s husband also tests positive. The woman then gets tested and is also confirmed as positive.

According to Sri Racha health officials, 10 employees from the karaoke business have tested positive for the virus. 9 family members who had close contact with the 2 sisters have all tested negative. There are 7 people who had close contact with the sister’s husband. Of those, 3 have tested negative and 4 are waiting for their results.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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