Top National Thailand Stories From the Past Week: Spanish Chef Kills and Dismembers Lover 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, July 31st, 2023, to Sunday, August 6th, 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. The Royal Thai Police (RTP) are on the hunt for five major foreign motorcycle clubs operating on Thai soil following a crackdown on the notorious Outlaws Motorcycle Club in Pattaya last month.

Most of the clubs are managed by Australian nationals and operate mainly in tourist destinations across Thailand such as Phuket, Koh Samui in Surat Thani, and Pattaya.

2. The famous Maya Bay in Krabi is now temporarily closing for two months for environmental recovery.

The temporary two months closure for tourism is from August 1st to September 30th, 2023.

3. Thailand’s House Speaker Wan Muhamad Noor Matha has postponed the Prime Ministerial voting originally slated, August 4th, 2023.

According to Wan Noor, the PM voting will take place after the Constitutional Court’s decision on August 16.

4. A human pelvis with intestines still attached was found dumped in a garbage landfill on Pha Ngan Island in Surat Thani.

Thai police have arrested a Spanish suspect for allegedly murdering and dismembering his Colombian male partner on the southern tourist island of Pha Ngan, Surat Thani.

The suspect is the son of a well-known Spanish actor, Rodolfo Sancho Aguirre. The suspect himself is a social media influencer and celebrity chef.

5. A Thai couple who owned a fireworks warehouse that exploded and killed 12 people handed themselves over to the Thai police on Saturday, August 5th.

The owners of the depot, identified as a Thai couple, Mr. Sompong Nakul and Ms. Piyanuch Peungwirawat, are now in custody.

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 five 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.