A Chinese man accused of abducting a Chinese woman in Bangkok may face rape charges in addition to kidnappingrelated charges. The woman managed to escape from his car after it was involved in a minor accident. Authorities are waiting for a medical report before deciding whether to press additional charges.
In response to complaints from residents and visitors about illegal street racing by a group of Arab tourists on motorbikes, Pattaya police have stepped up their efforts to curb the disruptive activity. The chief of Pattaya City police station, Pol Col Thanapong Photi, held a meeting with local authorities and motorbike rental business operators to discuss ways to address the problem. These tourists have been known to turn certain streets into race tracks at night, causing disturbances and posing threats to public safety.
Maya Bay, a beautiful location in Krabi made famous by the Hollywood film “The Beach” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will be closed to the public and tourists for two months during the monsoon season. This closure, lasting from August until September 30th, is aimed at the natural rehabilitation of the area while also prioritizing tourist safety, as strong waves make it difficult for boats to dock at Loh Sama Bay near Koh Phi Phi Le.
A Russian tourist, identified as 33yearold Oleg Rusovsiannikov, was injured during an altercation with a group of guards at a gogo bar on Pattaya’s Walking Street. The incident occurred early on a Sunday in the Bang Lamung district’s tambon Nong Prue, and was reported to the Pattaya police at around 3:30 am.