Thai media’s fascination with ‘ladyboys’ continues with Daily News reporting about the military conscription event in Koh Samui and, as usual, getting diverted by the one or two “kathoey” who role up, as required by law, to draw lots to see if they will get conscripted into the national Army.
“Thai men screamed their appreciation as a very attractive lady boy in a beautiful dress presented himself at a military conscription event on Koh Samui,” according to Daily News.
Daily News waxed lyrical describing her as the “Angel of the Island”.
The person grabbing all the attention was 21 year old Ratchasak Rortpayung, aka. “Nong Gee” who is a student at Rangsit University north of Bangkok.
Nong Gee wore a simple printed frock in neutral tones with delicate folds of matching fabric complete with a complementary handbag and a smattering of light bling.
She was deemed to be exempt from military service. She joined many others from 7 sub-districts and 39 villages on Koh Samui at the annual event, one of many held throughout Thailand at this time of year.
Daily News noted that the quota for jobs in the air force and navy were already filled by volunteers but there was a lottery for conscripts to join the Army.
SOURCE: Daily News
“Auf Wiedersehen” to overstaying German on Koh Samui
A contingent of immigration and tourist police have arrested a 49 year old German who had overstayed his visa in the kingdom on Koh Samui for 14 days. He will likely be blacklisted from re-entering Thailand for a period following his overstay.
The man, identified only as Manfred L, was taken into custody near the Bo Phut market on the ring road that encircles the island.
Naew Na news agency, always the first with Immigration stories, says the arrest was in keeping with immigration policy and that the public could call 1178 to report violators. They published a picture of the arrested man with his face hidden by a graphic saying “bye”.
We chose a pretty picture of Koh Samui instead.
SOURCES: Naew Na News | Thai Visa
Samui airport ‘spy cam’ taken offline after police raid home of British expat
FILE PHOTO: panvimanresortkohphangan.com
Police, immigration and airport authorities have closed down a ‘spy cam’ that was providing real-time video of activities at Koh Samui’s Airport.
Police headed to a house next to the Koh Samui Airport after complaints that a CCTV camera was recording take-offs and landings at the airport. The authorities deemed that the camera could pose a security risk.
The camera is one of many that give realtime views of locations on Samui for 44,600 followers on YouTube and Facebook. It is called “The Real Samui Webcam“. The live cameras provide foreigners a snapshot of what is currently going on around the holiday island.
Authorities found a 72 year old British man whose passport and work permit were all in order. He works in the “detox” industry at a health company. He told police that the camera was located on his flat roof and had been put there by a friend. Channel 3 news reports the camera is now offline. The airport authority had claimed that the camera was a risk to security as the “airport is used by many important people”.
But there are still plenty of live-streams of the Gulf island available. Looks like a nice day on Koh Samui!
Russian man and his dog found dead on Koh Samui
A 51 year old Russian man, identified as Vyacheslav Kolbunov, has been found dead at his home on Koh Samui.
A dead pit bull was also found in the room, with two other pit bulls discovered in an enclosure outside the home.
Koh Samui police and forensic officers discovered drug paraphernalia, along with a coffee cup and a glass containing brown liquid, which have been sent for testing. No signs of a struggle were found.
Mr Kolbunov’s body was found on Friday night, after neighbours called police about a foul smell coming from the property. Police believe the man and his dog had been dead for several days.
Neighbours say the Russian had lived in the house for about 10 years and got along well with people. They say he loved animals and had three pit bulls and a cat.
Forensic experts will now carry out a postmortem examination, while Livestock officials will carry out checks on the pit bull. It’s understood that Mr Kolbunov’s gardener will also be brought in for questioning.
SOURCE: The Chiang Rai Times
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