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“Look out for, and eliminate, domestic violence” – Pattaya seminar

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Pattaya students and social workers are learning how to look out for, and eliminate, domestic violence against women and children. The seminar was held at the Pattaya City Hall last week.

The Pattaya Mail reported that Wisit Pondok and his team from the Department of Women’s Affairs and Family Development spoke to the 100 students and 100 other social workers at the January 17 and 18 seminar. Women’s advocates and other groups spoke about the history of domestic violence in Thailand and what can be done to eradicate it.

“Battering of wives and children has been a chronic problem in Thailand for generations, but in recent years the abuse has become more severe with some cases ending in mass murder, as has happened twice in Thailand since New Year’s Eve.”

Participants heard that abuse can be physical, mental, verbal, or sexual and, too often, society viewed abuse as a personal matter and refused to get involved using the excuse that “it was not their business”.

Lecturers educated those attending on the Domestic Violence Victim Protection Act of 2007 and the Child Protection Act of 2003 so women and young people know their rights and protections.

STORY: Pattaya Mail



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16 year old praised for rendering first aid at an accident in Pattaya

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Sanook reports that Jiraphon Madeua, an M4 student at the Photisamphan Pitthayakarn school in Pattaya, was on his way home and was first to respond to a to man who had come off his motorcycle. He was judiciously applying his first aid knowledge to assist the stricken man.

The 16 year old says that he received first aid training at school and knew what to do until professional assistance arrived at the scene.

68 year old Amnuay was taken to hospital after suffering facial injuries in the crash. At this stage police say he appeared to have been side swiped by a car as he rode his motorcycle along Theppasit Road in Bang Lamung. Police are studying CCTV to try to find out what happened.

Well done Jiraphon!

SOURCE: Sanook

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Three year old savaged by local dogs in Chon Buri

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Daily News is reporting that a 3 year old child remains in a serious condition in the Sri Racha hospital in Chon Buri after being attacked by a pack of ten dogs.

It is the second attack reported in two days in Thailand. On Wednesday afternoon a young Finnish boy was attacked by stray dogs at Ao Nang Beach in Krabi and remains in the local hospital recovering from his ordeal.

65 year old Jitpirom Phoonpatanassuk says she was taking her grandson Namning to look at some coffee plants growing next door but he then ran back home without her.

Next she heard Namning screaming after being attacked by at least ten local soi dogs. He suffered cuts and bites to his entire body and was covered in blood when his grandmother got to him.

He had cuts around his head, waist, back, and left and right side of his body.

She took him to Phayathai Sri Racha hospital where doctors have been attending to his wounds. As of this morning he was still unable to move.

The neighbour initially blamed the toddler for entering his property then agreed to settle with a 100,000 baht compensation payment.

The grandmother has made an official report about the attack with Sri Racha police.

SOURCE: Daily News

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Foreign tourists being tracked down for driving dangerously in Pattaya

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Daily News reports that Pattaya Police are tracking down two foreigners caught on video riding recklessly in the Jomtien area, south of Pattaya.

The video clip shows the two men waiting at traffic lights before racing each other with one man splaying his legs and doing a “wheelie”.

Neither of the pair were wearing a helmet or shirts.

The Pattaya police chief, Pol Col Apichai Krobpetch, spoke to Daily News Online and said he had ordered officers to find the tourists. CCTV at the intersection and along Jomtien Sai 2 is being checked to better identify the bikes and help track down the pair.

He said they will be charged with reckless endangerment of the public and not wearing helmets. The reckless endangerment charge carries the possibility of a jail term.

Earlier this week it was announced that three Thai motorbike riders had been jailed for doing wheelies along the highway. The jail terms were suspended by the court.

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