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Vaccine for Thai Strain of HIV Effective

Wittaya Yensabai 03.12.2010

Thailand's Computer Crimes Law is Double-Edged Sword

Pattaya Times Staff, Thai Law Thailand Computer-Related Crime Act 01.12.2010
Vaccine for Thai Strain of HIV Effective

An experimental vaccine which was tested last year has been found to successfully cut the risk of HIV infection in the study conducted and the drug is raising hopes of a "breakthrough" in the battle against the virus that causes AIDS, researchers say.

Thailand computer law protect reputations; hurts porn makers

The internet around the world is buzzing from reports in Thailand of two American, major pornographic movie makers getting arrested in Thailand and then freed under legal loopholes and another case of a Bangkok blogger defaming many prominent foreigners, including a British Embassy official. Under the Thailand Computer-Related Crime Act many criminal court cases in Thailand have charged internet users for attacking a person or company on the internet and damaging their reputation using photos, movies or text on blogs and websites. Now the law is being applied to makers of pornographic movies using Thai models and against bloggers. An American-managed law firm in Pattaya is now successfully defending foreigners arrested for producing computer-related sex videos while also prosecuting bloggers for defamation under the Computer Related Crime Act.

Thai Government Resigning

Wanrapa Boonsu, Editor Withaya Kaewparadai, Drew Noyes 28.11.2010

American Citizen Services Available in Pattaya

US Embassy, Bangkok staff US Embassy Warden Bobby Brooks 23.11.2010

The legislative branch of government, led by Democrats, is being dissolved by the Prime Minister early next year and the Thai Prime Minister is resigning, regardless of the recent court ruling not to dissolve Prime Minister Abhisit's Democratic party, a government spokesman says.

US Secretary of State Clinton

The US Embassy Consular Section, American Citizens Services will offer services in Pattyaya this December and March and June, 2011. Visits to Phuket and Korat are also planned to service Americans living or visiting in those areas.

Thailand Property Awards 2010

Visith Pinpawong 18.11.2010
Thailand Property Awards 2010

Villa Development (Thailand) Winner: The Village at Horseshoe Point Highly Commended: Andara Resort Villas, Baan Ing Phu Residences and Conrad Koh Samui Residences

Mr. Jate Sopitpongstorn, Managing Director of Horseshoe wins  three, top awards for Best Villa Development in Thailand, Best Green Development in Thailand and the regional Best Villa award at the Thailand Property Awards 2010  for his family's latest project, The Village at Horseshoe Point, Pattaya.

The winners in the Eastern Seaboard region - including Pattaya - of this year’s prestigious Thailand Property Awards, held at Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Hotel, on Saturday, November 6, were Pattaya’s top contenders: Horseshoe Point, which pulled off an amazing triple win, and Northpoint, which won the Best Condo Eastern Seaboard award.

The Italian made cruise boat will be presented to the King on Febuary 24.

A industrious cruise line project to promote Thailand at ports-of-call worldwide was announced att the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort recently.

Police Captains Suradech Narmyota and Narongdech Tanapoonsin as their division comes to receive the new safety vests from PAPPA  Legal Services at the office on Thepprasit Road..

Foreigners in Pattaya do a lot to help society. Pattaya’s police were recently given custom-made, glow-in-the-dark "POLICE" safety jackets from Pattaya’s foreign-owned and operated legal and visa company serving foreigners, PAPPA Co., Ltd. Law, at their office on Thepprasit Road. The vest were donated in order to protect officers in the line of duty while making traffic stops and operating check points for violations, drugs and weapons.

Calling All Americans!

Bobby Brooks 14.11.2010
Calling All Americans!

You Are Invited To Join A U.S. Embassy Web chat On American Citizen Services! What: Web chat ? Questions and Answers, from A to Z When: Wednesday, November 17, 2010Time: 6:00 PM (Bangkok local time)

Drew Noyes

Drew Noyes web links tell the history of Drew Noyes by accredited sources. Search Google, Bing and Yahoo for newspaper, social and professional networking sites and credible blog sites for facts about Drew Noyes

American Drew Noyes 14 Years of Service in Thailand for His Majesty King Adulyadej Bhumibol

Dave Morgan newspaper archives, public records,, 10.11.2010
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Charkri Sirindhorn of Thailand in 2003 on first official visit to Pattaya hosted by Expat leader Drew Noyes

Drew Noyes came to help Thailand in 1997 in service to His Majesty the King Adulyadej Bhumibol following a Royal Proclamation asking for American expertise to sort out IMF funding for Thailand during the regional Financial Crisis. Drew came to set up small businesses to help Thais in areas in which they could not compete at that time. Drew Noyes has stayed to serve in Thailand for 14 years for his love of His Majesty the King and Thai people. Now he is a permanent resident married to a Thai wife with a growing family of children.

Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome (center) as he congratulates General Manager of Hilton Pattaya Harald Feurstein (third from left) on Hilton’s recent grand opening party along with Central Group of Companies Founder and Executive Chairman Sudhitham Chirathivat (far right), Central Group of Companies Chairman of the Supervisory Board Suthichai Chirathivat (second from right), Chonburi Governor Pichit Chartpaisit (third from right), Banglamung District Chief Officer Mongkol Thamkittikoon (second from left) and Director Advisory of Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Advisory of Risk Management Committee Prin Chirathivat (far left).

Many major dignitaries and VIPs from Pattaya and Bangkok were on hand for the fabulous Grand Opening celebration held on November 29 at the Hilton Pattaya. Hilton Worldwide, one of the leading global hospitality companies.

Police Crack Down on Distribution of Bogus Magazine

Wittaya Yensabai Police reports, International journalists, investigators 03.11.2010
Bangkok Sinking, Rains Pouring, River Rising

Massive flooding afflicting 29 Thai provinces has so far caused more than 60 deaths, affected over two million people and damaged more than one thousand square miles of farm land at an estimated loss of 10-20 billion baht. The torrential rains and overflow of rivers threaten Bangkok which is six inches below sea level in some very densely populated areas.

The real Thailand SPICE! magazine on the left and the copied version on the right. The  ISSN bar code is stolen and placed on the copy.  The last edition of the real Spice is Issue 54.  The first copy of the fake is issue 55.

Police are searching for Wayne Watson from the USA in Thailand amid accusations that he has fraudulently taken over several companies, including Mr. Moo meat distributions with illegal acts and has counterfeited a popular magazine. A police investigation in Pattaya has discovered that a leading entertainment magazine printed and produced in Pattaya and distributed all over Thailand has been illegally copied and distributed under a different, but very similar name by Wayne Watson.

Nominations Open for Most Influential People of 2010

As 2010 draws to an end, the Pattaya Times newspaper and website is asking for readers to help select the Most Influential People of 2010.

An inspection form such as this one in an elevator in Bangkok Pattaya Hospital confirms maintenance is being carried out.

Over the years there have been a high number of accidents from poorly serviced elevators. Following two recent elevator accidents in Pattaya, the Pattaya Times investigative team discovered there is no governmental regulation of annual elevator inspections in Thailand, like in Western countries.

Pattaya Times Readers Choice Awards 2010

Siripun Sinbuathong 29.10.2010
Pattaya Times Readers Choice Awards 2010

To vote for your favorite places fill in the form in our Pattaya Times newspaper and send it to our office; 448/21 Moo 12,Karn Keha Tower 1, Thepprasit Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20260 or fax to 038301045 or leave a comment below. Winners will be announced in February 2011

One of Bangkok’s finest 27-hole international golf courses, Lakewood Country Club is where the Princess Cup Golf Charity Tournament will be held.

Area golfers are invited to participate in an amateur championship golf event organized under the Royal Patronage.

Join the New Peak Party

Wanrapa Boonsu 22.10.2010
Artist rendering of the lobby of Pattaya's newest 5-Star development, The Peak Towers.

On October 29, Vistas Development, the project owner of high-rise project The Peak Towers will be hosting a charity-networking Lighthouse Club event from 6pm onwards at the Thai Garden Resort Pattaya with ample food and drink on hand during this impressive networking event organized by Cees Cuijpers of Town and Country Properties.


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