Pattaya and Thailand News Wednesday 8th July

From Fabulous 103Fm in Pattaya, the latest news today includes:

The court hearings on Koh Tao began Tuesday hearing pleas of not guilty from both Burmese men accused of the murder of two British Students  David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23 last September

Thailand’s water management teams are reporting reservoir levels now at a critical state, in many areas.  In some cases seeing supply water available for only the next 30 days unless we get rain.

A written threat found in a toilet forced a Turkish Airlines flight from Bangkok to made an emergency landing in New Delhi

The Thai   Education Ministry has warned all schools, public and private, to request background checks on British applicants for teaching positions, following an advisory from the British Embassy.   

250 kilos of elephant ivory is being held in Bangkok following a discovery earlier in the week of the contraband hidden in amongst marble, headed to Laos

The legal battle for performing rights between Actor Tony Jaa and his former management company have been dropped by the company after a private agreement was made

Thai-English actress Anna Reese declared herself a Buddhist nun this week , well for a week anyway. She is the woman who smashed her Mercedes into a parked police car killing the officer  

A troup of members of the third gender called the The Lady Boys of Bangkok, lost their skirts this week in Scotland.