Death of Pattaya’s police chief from a sudden heart attack on Friday en route to Bangkok

Death of Pattaya’s police chief from a sudden heart attack on Friday en route to Bangkok

October 19, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

Colonel Atinan hailed from Lopburi province and had only taken up the post on September 2nd following the removal of the previous chief after a… Read More ›

MP transferred to Bang Kwang prison and placed on death row as court orders him to resign his seat

MP transferred to Bang Kwang prison and placed on death row as court orders him to resign his seat

October 19, 2019

Crime, Politics, Thailand:

The conviction and death sentence imposed on a 52-year old Pheu Thai MP has not only shocked the Thai political establishment and his own party… Read More ›

Farmers pesticide ban may have repercussions for PM either way ahead of the crunch decision

Farmers pesticide ban may have repercussions for PM either way ahead of the crunch decision

October 19, 2019

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

A policy research expert from the Thailand Development Research Institute has said that government policy should be made on sound economic and scientific grounds, not… Read More ›

Billionaire groom in Bangkok prison on cheque fraud charge after his arrest on Thursday night

Billionaire groom in Bangkok prison on cheque fraud charge after his arrest on Thursday night

October 18, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

The man’s lawyers today told reporters outside the court that his client was suffering from diabetes and was very anxious about his business affairs which… Read More ›

Thanthorn confident of victory in Constitutional Court case brought by Election Commission

Thanthorn confident of victory in Constitutional Court case brought by Election Commission

October 18, 2019

Politics, Thailand:

The case has sparked wider debate in Thailand about the stringency of the new electoral laws. On one hand, many activists view the current approach… Read More ›

Westerner arrested for bank exchange robbery in Sukhumvit area of Bangkok on Wednesday

Westerner arrested for bank exchange robbery in Sukhumvit area of Bangkok on Wednesday

October 17, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

It is not the first such incident. In  2006, a German man held up the Siam Commercial Bank in Pattaya while in 2013 an American… Read More ›

Couple facing the death penalty after Wednesday’s huge money laundering bust by police near Bangkok

Couple facing the death penalty after Wednesday’s huge money laundering bust by police near Bangkok

October 17, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

One man, an uncle of the principal in the money laundering operation had ฿5.5 million in cash stuffed into a washing machine when police arrived… Read More ›

Summit being targeted to announce world’s biggest trade pact with Thailand at the helm

Summit being targeted to announce world’s biggest trade pact with Thailand at the helm

October 17, 2019

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Veteran 63-year-old minister is coordinating negotiations between the 16 member states that are party to the huge economic partnership. He is working towards an official… Read More ›

Chiang Rai governor orders raid on a city hotel brothel – six women arrested and facing charges

Chiang Rai governor orders raid on a city hotel brothel – six women arrested and facing charges

October 16, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

The raid followed an undercover operation in which a police officer posing as tourist paid ฿1,800 for sex with a woman in an adjoining room.… Read More ›

Bank officer who designed loans so that farmers paid for his lifestyle faces justice 10 years on

Bank officer who designed loans so that farmers paid for his lifestyle faces justice 10 years on

October 16, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

Police surprised the man with the bad news at a car park in the Don Muang area of Bangkok this week and took him into… Read More ›

Digital assets wizard with an energy and tech vision that the country needs to make Thailand 4.0 work

Digital assets wizard with an energy and tech vision that the country needs to make Thailand 4.0 work

October 15, 2019

Economy, Thailand:

He has no time for a social life and he spends 7 nights a week speaking with audiences who pay him to hear about the… Read More ›

Udon Thani Thai soldier caught trying to con his girlfriend out of ฿800, faces criminal charges

Udon Thani Thai soldier caught trying to con his girlfriend out of ฿800, faces criminal charges

October 15, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

Nong Khai police began an enquiry after it received a copy of a forged road traffic ticket sent by the man on the LINE social… Read More ›

General’s speech’s leaves Thai opposition deflated and facing a question over constitutional change

General’s speech’s leaves Thai opposition deflated and facing a question over constitutional change

October 15, 2019

Politics, Thailand:

In his speech, the Army boss also referred to a number of visits by Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong to Thailand and questioned what were… Read More ›

Norwegian man found hanged at a luxury villa in Hua Hin as police probe collects fingerprints

Norwegian man found hanged at a luxury villa in Hua Hin as police probe collects fingerprints

October 14, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

A mobile phone was found at the bottom of the swimming pool while the man in short denim pants had abrasions to his knees thought… Read More ›

Pickup driver arrested after his speed race with a biker led to a car smash and death of a woman

Pickup driver arrested after his speed race with a biker led to a car smash and death of a woman

October 14, 2019

Living, Thailand:

Mother and child from Hmong family also killed on Sunday in Phetchabun province when a pickup lost control on a steep incline and overturned in… Read More ›

Fake news centre ready as rights activists push for the toning down of the Computer Crime Act

Fake news centre ready as rights activists push for the toning down of the Computer Crime Act

October 14, 2019

Media, Politics, Thailand:

The fake new centre as outlined by the minister last Friday sounds eminently practical and benign. Free speech and human rights activist are dubious. The… Read More ›

Widow blames a Thai hospital for failing to diagnose her husband’s fatal heart condition

Widow blames a Thai hospital for failing to diagnose her husband’s fatal heart condition

October 13, 2019

Living, Thailand:

The 45-year-old electrical engineer died from coronary heart disease failure. He attended at his hospital hours earlier but was sent home by doctors who said… Read More ›

Drug dealers now using ambulances to ferry and deliver drugs across the kingdom to avoid police

Drug dealers now using ambulances to ferry and deliver drugs across the kingdom to avoid police

October 13, 2019

Crime, Thai World:

On Thursday, Thai police announced the arrest of a 30-year-old drug trafficker believed to be working with a gang in the Bang Bua Thong area… Read More ›

Army Chief draws a line on opposition moves to alter the 2017 constitution in a passionate speech

Army Chief draws a line on opposition moves to alter the 2017 constitution in a passionate speech

October 12, 2019

Media, Politics, Thailand:

It would be a mistake for the opposition parties and even academics to simply dismiss the army leader’s comments as archaic and irrelevant. His comments… Read More ›

New app for expats in Thailand to be called ‘OSS Foreigner’ – Immigration reporting to be quick and easy

New app for expats in Thailand to be called ‘OSS Foreigner’ – Immigration reporting to be quick and easy

October 12, 2019

Economy, Thailand:

Kobsak Pootrakool said on Wednesday that foreigners can use the app for all immigration reporting. Simply keying in data and uploading a selfie will be… Read More ›