Top National Thailand Stories From the Past Week: Clarification on Extended Entertainment Venue Hours to Allow Alcohol Sales, and More

Here is a look at the top NATIONAL Thailand stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from the last week, Monday, November 6th, 2023, to Sunday, November 12th, 2023.

They are not in any particular level of importance but are listed in the order of date of publication.

Let’s get started and see what the top stories were!
  1. Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul, the Deputy Prime Minister, clarified to Thai national media about the extension of opening service hours of entertainment districts to 4 AM in four pilot provinces.

Qualified entertainment venues in approved, legal, entertainment zones would be allowed to serve alcoholic beverages until 4AM.

2. Lumpini police officers captured a tuk-tuk driver who allegedly hit British and Indian tourists with a steel wrench in Pathumwan, Bangkok, on November 5th.

He allegedly claimed that the tourists attempted to hurt him and his actions were in self-defense.

3. A prominent escaped prisoner in Nakhon Si Thammarat is still alive after an extended gun battle with Thai police on a mountain range in Trang.

Thai police did not find Sia Pang’s body and they believe that he is still alive but may be injured. A massive manhunt is still underway.

4. A truck allegedly carrying extensive amounts of clay sank under the street into an electrical and signal cable tunnel, in Sukhumvit 64/1, Bangkok.

Mr. Chadchart Sittipunt, the Governor of Bangkok stated that trucks shall not carry over 25 tonnes. However the truck was carrying 37 tonnes.

5. Chiang Mai rescue teams received an accident report on a commuter van that had crashed into the roadside on the Chiang Mai – Pai road, Mae Taeng, Chiang Mai. There were two foreign tourist casualties and ten injuries reported.

Rest in Peace to the victims.

That’s all for this week, as always thanks for your support!
Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.