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PHOTOS: Pattaya Law Enforcement / Rak Siam

A body of foreign baby boy in a stroller was found floating near a beach in Pattaya yesterday.

Pattaya City Law Enforcement say they were notified by locals that a body of baby was found floating near a pier at Laem Bali Hai in Pattaya yesterday. Officers and rescue workers arrived to find a body of a foreign baby aged 1-2 years old who was on a stroller floating in the sea.

A speedboat captain Songseen Sunthornchai who first discovered the body says he saw something floating in the sea.

“At first I thought that it was a doll. When I got closer, I could see it was a baby.”

Body of baby boy tied to stroller found off Pattaya beach | News by The Thaiger

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A Jordanian man has now been arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport after he allegedly murdered his son and attempted to flee Thailand.

Earlier he tied the feet of his son to a pram and tipped him into the sea at Bali Hai port in the middle of the night.

When the boy discovered he was clothed and attached to the pram. The body was sent to Bang Lamung Hospital. The child was thought to have been dead three days.

Investigations soon led tourist police and immigration officials to Suvarnabhumi Airport where the Jordanian father was acting suspiciously. He was attempting to fly back to his home country.

Rak Siam reports that he admitted to officials about his crime. He said he tied both feet of his son to the pram and tipped him into the water at the pier in Pattaya.

He said that his wife had told him that if they had a child she would take responsibility for looking after the baby. He told police that they came to Thailand on holiday and all the wife wanted to do was go out on the town all night and leave him alone with their child. He said he became stressed and decided to kill the child and flee the country.

Rak Siam doesn’t disclose the nationality of the mother in their report.

SOURCE: Rak Siam News

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    JOHN O'DONNELL

    March 13, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    I cant get my head around anyone wanting to murder thier own son in such a hidiest way ? This so called father deserves the same fate ? See how he likes the feeling of drowning..

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Professor: Military government too interested in tourism – not people’s welfare

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A professor of Rangsit University has criticised the previous military government for focusing too much on tourism and not enough on the welfare of the Thai people. The professor was speaking at Chulalongkorn University at a seminar discussing street stalls and urban development.

She questioned the National Council for Peace and Order’s policy of clearing street vendors in all but a few areas such as Yaowarat and Khao San Road that mainly cater to tourists.

She claimed that the NCPO – in power since the coup of 2014 until this year’s election – was more interested in economic development through tourism than in the welfare of the public.

Having affordable street food options was not just about tourism, she said, it was vital for poor workers who have migrated from the countryside, adding that it was part of an informal rather than a formal economy.

“For years people had earned their living from selling goods and services, including food, on the streets.”

This in turn provided an affordable option to eat for workers who came to Bangkok on for large investment projects. The issue, she said, was not just about tourism but the wider economy that might benefit.

The professor noted that CNN had once called Bangkok the best place in the world for street food but this had changed with the sanitized food trucks that have appeared since stalls and vendors were banned from most areas.

The Thaiger notes that banning street vendors has divided the capital. Many are happy that the sidewalks are easier to navigate, but others – including tourists – have said that the lifeblood and character of the city has suffered.

SOURCE: Naew Na | ThaiVisa Forum

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“Eat, Shop, Spend” drive reaches registration target

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Ten million people signed up for the first Eat, Shop, Spend stimulus campaign since its launch on September 23. The organisers have expressed thanks to all who have participated.

The first phase of the campaign aimed to boost domestic spending by offering 10 million people a 1,000 baht voucher via the G-Wallet mobile application to spend in specific shops, outside their province, before November 30.

The Minister of Finance says the campaign will be extended into Phase 2 but with the criteria and regulations adjusted to attract more people with purchasing power to spend their own money, without the 1,000 baht per person give-away seen in Phase 1. The second phase will take place in November and December.

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Measures outlined to reach 39.8 million tourists’ target by end of 2019

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The cabinet of economic ministers has approved 18 measures with the aim of attracting 39.8 million tourists in the coming year.

A government spokesperson says the measures “comprise short, medium and long-term initiatives”. They include financial and legal steps to stimulate tourism markets, such as the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale “Passport Privileges” which will offer a 30-70% discount for tourists. Medium and long-term measures include special credits for lodging operators and the organising of world-class events, exhibitions and activities nationwide.

One measure being introduced under the Thailand Tourism project consists of two campaigns: one called ’’100 Baht for All Destinations Throughout Thailand’’ will be open for registration on November 11-12 and December 11-12. People can register via the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s website.

The other campaign, called “Shocking Price on Weekdays,” will be offered to those who travel to a Thai destination from Mondays-Thursdays, beginning in November until the end of the year.

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