20 injured in train collision in Ratchaburi province between freight and passenger train on Monday

20 injured in train collision in Ratchaburi province between freight and passenger train on Monday

February 25, 2020

Living, Thailand:

A director of the State Railway of Thailand confirmed that three employees of the railway firm were among the injured in the accident which was… Read More ›

Police considering action against former Future Forward MP Pannika Wanich over startling claims

Police considering action against former Future Forward MP Pannika Wanich over startling claims

February 24, 2020

Media, Politics, Thailand:

The combative Ms Pannika gave a detailed account of her claims which were featured in online videos yesterday circulated on Twitter and Facebook in which… Read More ›

Two tour bus passengers dead after vehicle overturned near the top of a scenic hill in the South of Thailand

Two tour bus passengers dead after vehicle overturned near the top of a scenic hill in the South of Thailand

February 24, 2020

Living, Thailand:

Police on Sunday questioned the 47-year-old driver about the incident following the deaths and serious injuries caused to three other passengers.  Two passengers on a… Read More ›

Former Thai Rak Thai minister arrested – linked to kidnap and suspected murder of judge’s brother

Former Thai Rak Thai minister arrested – linked to kidnap and suspected murder of judge’s brother

February 24, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

The investigation into the former MP for Nakhon Sawan focuses on the disappearance of the elder brother of the judge who was trying a case… Read More ›

Tourism minister predicts higher temperatures will help to bring an end to the coronavirus threat

Tourism minister predicts higher temperatures will help to bring an end to the coronavirus threat

February 23, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

As authorities in China, South Korea and Italy battle virulent outbreaks of the Convid 19 virus, China is faced with a thorny dilemma. Keep the… Read More ›

US armed forces welcomed in Laem Chabang for Cobra exercises with Thai counterparts next week

US armed forces welcomed in Laem Chabang for Cobra exercises with Thai counterparts next week

February 23, 2020

Thailand:

This is the 39th series of exercises between the militaries of the United States and Thailand and will see 4,500 American personnel deployed in training… Read More ›

Thai health boss strongly warns against public protests or political gatherings at this critical time

Thai health boss strongly warns against public protests or political gatherings at this critical time

February 22, 2020

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Dr Thanarak also said that if the situation continues to worsen in Italy, passengers from that country may also have to be screened. He again… Read More ›

Murderer who stole not only a foreigner’s life but his wife is finally arrested by CSD police in Phrae

Murderer who stole not only a foreigner’s life but his wife is finally arrested by CSD police in Phrae

February 22, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

A heartless and evil convicted murderer who shot a Dutchman in the back and bludgeoned his head with a concrete block at a Pattaya rubbish… Read More ›

School director pleads guilty in court to murder and other charges after Lopburi shopping centre massacre

School director pleads guilty in court to murder and other charges after Lopburi shopping centre massacre

February 22, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

The killings on Thursday, January 9th shocked Thailand and the killer’s arrest less than two weeks later was greeted by applause followed quickly by revulsion… Read More ›

Future Forward Party dissolved – leadership banned from politics by Constitutional Court order

Future Forward Party dissolved – leadership banned from politics by Constitutional Court order

February 21, 2020

Politics, Thailand:

A clear verdict by the Constitutional Court spells the end of the road for the Future Forward Party which stormed to 81 seats in the… Read More ›

Police commissioner issues regulation extending T28 visa exceptions to foreigners with visas

Police commissioner issues regulation extending T28 visa exceptions to foreigners with visas

February 21, 2020

Living, Thailand:

The new regulations make no mention of the controversial TM30 requirement which of course does not legally apply to foreigners at all. In September, the… Read More ›

Jetstar cuts flights to Thailand from Australia as economic impact of the deadly virus threat still up in the air

Jetstar cuts flights to Thailand from Australia as economic impact of the deadly virus threat still up in the air

February 20, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

This week, a leading travel industry insider revealed that cancellations from Japanese tour groups are running at 80% as the Chinese market is still effectively… Read More ›

Thai man killed by smartphone and head sockets left connected to the mains while lying in bed after football

Thai man killed by smartphone and head sockets left connected to the mains while lying in bed after football

February 20, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

A nextdoor neighbour and friend broke into his home on Monday night after being asked to check on the man by his ex-girlfriend. The Chief… Read More ›

Foreign couple stop on their way to their wedding to tend to an injured Krabi motorbike crash victim

Foreign couple stop on their way to their wedding to tend to an injured Krabi motorbike crash victim

February 19, 2020

Living, Thailand:

The couple appeared extremely proficient at handling the situation until the Krabi rescue team arrived not long after and then cooperated with them. The foreign… Read More ›

Thai minister proposes a central news agency to control news in emergencies and national crises

Thai minister proposes a central news agency to control news in emergencies and national crises

February 19, 2020

Media, Politics, Thailand:

The suggestion comes as four more people have been arrested in Thailand for spreading fake news under Thailand’s draconian Computer Crime Act and authorities appear… Read More ›

Smart cars highlighted by the Immigration Bureau as it seeks out foreigners hiding from the law

Smart cars highlighted by the Immigration Bureau as it seeks out foreigners hiding from the law

February 18, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

The three men including Mr Dan, the ‘hiding kangaroo’ were picked up of the streets by police in random checks and arrested by officers deploying… Read More ›

Minister acts after a music teacher is reported to have raped a 12-year-old student at a resort on Valentine’s Day

Minister acts after a music teacher is reported to have raped a 12-year-old student at a resort on Valentine’s Day

February 18, 2020

Crime, Culture, Thailand:

Students at the school reported to officials that the teacher would require them to make sexually explicit ‘moans’ to be granted back confiscated smartphones during… Read More ›

US auto giant GM is pulling out of Thailand to focus on more profitable markets. 1,500 jobs lost for now

US auto giant GM is pulling out of Thailand to focus on more profitable markets. 1,500 jobs lost for now

February 18, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

A binding contract to sell the plant to Chinese car company Great Wall Motor Company has been signed which will see it take over the… Read More ›

Virus threat still acute with 35th infection in Thailand while China’s death toll ticks ever higher

Virus threat still acute with 35th infection in Thailand while China’s death toll ticks ever higher

February 17, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

WHO Directors calls for a balance between sounding the alarm and hysteria as investigators arrive in China. The White House last week indicated that it… Read More ›

Chiang Mai student says he was brutally beaten by Europeans with a stick and robbed last Wednesday

Chiang Mai student says he was brutally beaten by Europeans with a stick and robbed last Wednesday

February 16, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

Doctors at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital have confirmed that the young man suffered deep head wounds consistent with being beaten by a solid object.… Read More ›