Two cabinet ministers get jail for insurrection over PDRC protests in Criminal Court shocker

Two cabinet ministers get jail for insurrection over PDRC protests in Criminal Court shocker

February 24, 2021

Politics, Thailand:

Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan sentenced to 7 years and 4 months while Digital Economy and Society Minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta received a seven-year sentence for taking… Read More ›

Clubhouse a new headache for Thai authorities as it becomes a home to the Progressive Movement

Clubhouse a new headache for Thai authorities as it becomes a home to the Progressive Movement

February 24, 2021

Living, Media, Politics, Thailand:

Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, deposed by the 2006 military coup, will soon appear on the network after he told a Bangkok seminar on Valentine’s… Read More ›

Golden Triangle drugs threat aired in parliament, claims of senior police officers being involved in trafficking

Golden Triangle drugs threat aired in parliament, claims of senior police officers being involved in trafficking

February 23, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

Rising drug seizures including tonnes of crystal methamphetamine, more death sentences and tens of thousands of arrests in just weeks do not tell us Thailand… Read More ›

Top virologist urges Thais to embrace vaccines as the road back to normal with first doses flying in this week

Top virologist urges Thais to embrace vaccines as the road back to normal with first doses flying in this week

February 23, 2021

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Most Thai people are adamant that foreigners must be vaccinated while a combined 57.44% think it should be free to expats who pay taxes in… Read More ›

Police charge school principal in Suphan Buri with murder of young woman missing for eight years

Police charge school principal in Suphan Buri with murder of young woman missing for eight years

February 22, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

Police swooped on the school principal’s residence at 6 am on Friday the 19th. He had returned home on the 18th after being away for… Read More ›

Thailand to reopen to ‘big fish’ tourists as a cryptocurrency friendly haven says promotion agency boss

Thailand to reopen to ‘big fish’ tourists as a cryptocurrency friendly haven says promotion agency boss

February 21, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor, Yuthasak Supasorn, was speaking after a meeting with a technology association promoting closer ties between the kingdom and Japan. He… Read More ›

Government wins censure motion with ease looking like it will run a full term despite multiple crises

Government wins censure motion with ease looking like it will run a full term despite multiple crises

February 20, 2021

Politics, Thailand:

Since it came into power in the summer of 2019, the second government of Prayut Chan ocha has been beset by economic difficulties and a… Read More ›

Policeman at the centre of second wife scandal now facing disciplinary enquiry and living alone

Policeman at the centre of second wife scandal now facing disciplinary enquiry and living alone

February 20, 2021

Culture, Living, Thailand:

It created a social media sensation on Thursday and Friday across Thailand. The video of a hurt and angry Thai wife losing control and beating… Read More ›

Industry leaders and central bank all warn that foreign tourism must return to avoid a collapse

Industry leaders and central bank all warn that foreign tourism must return to avoid a collapse

February 19, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

Uncertainty looms as the Thai government, like its counterparts across the world, is facing an economic crisis that is growing with economic projections for GDP… Read More ›

Plan to extend quarantine to 21 days for African travellers to deal with the new, resistant South African strain

Plan to extend quarantine to 21 days for African travellers to deal with the new, resistant South African strain

February 17, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Public health officials are determined to keep the South African variant of Covid-19 out. Reports from the UK say researchers and scientists working with the… Read More ›

PM plays clips to parliament to defend himself against media ‘distortion’ of gambling claims

PM plays clips to parliament to defend himself against media ‘distortion’ of gambling claims

February 17, 2021

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

‘To those who accused me of receiving benefits, I insist that I never received a single baht. I don’t want any involvement with dirty money.… Read More ›

Tragic death of a beauty queen and two others in a road accident near Khon Kaen University is a loss

Tragic death of a beauty queen and two others in a road accident near Khon Kaen University is a loss

February 16, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Ms Monchanit was runner up as Miss Thailand in 2019 and was in her final year as a science student at Khon Kaen University. The… Read More ›

Dutchman arrested as he tried to board a plane to the Netherlands while under ฿100 million probe

Dutchman arrested as he tried to board a plane to the Netherlands while under ฿100 million probe

February 16, 2021

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Details of the case were outlined by Police Major General Charin Kopata of the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau Division 5 on Monday. The Dutchman was… Read More ›

Door closing on quick foreign tourism return as economic recovery is delayed to the end of 2022

Door closing on quick foreign tourism return as economic recovery is delayed to the end of 2022

February 15, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Thai economic planners are still hoping for mass foreign tourism to return in the last quarter of 2021 but the projected numbers for visitors are… Read More ›

Police Chief defends officers after Saturday’s riots in Bangkok saying all will face charges in court

Police Chief defends officers after Saturday’s riots in Bangkok saying all will face charges in court

February 15, 2021

Crime, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Violence and mayhem seen in the heart of Bangkok. Events on Saturday clearly shows a more aggressive approach from the student-led protest movement which vowed… Read More ›

Protesters on Saturday clashed violently with police in Bangkok as new tactics have emerged

Protesters on Saturday clashed violently with police in Bangkok as new tactics have emerged

February 14, 2021

Crime, Politics, Thailand:

A Reuters report on Sunday highlighted riot police beating what appeared to be a man in a yellow medics vest while a doctors group condemned… Read More ›

Drugs party raided at a private poolside venue in Pattaya as the city’s bars and venues are deserted

Drugs party raided at a private poolside venue in Pattaya as the city’s bars and venues are deserted

February 14, 2021

Crime, Living, Thailand:

As beleaguered bar owners and venue operators in Pattaya struggle to keep the doors open in a ghost town that was once the world’s party… Read More ›

Thailand- the first large country with a fertility problem yet without wealth to easily fund healthcare for the old

Thailand- the first large country with a fertility problem yet without wealth to easily fund healthcare for the old

February 14, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

The kingdom’s economy will have to begin adapting its stance to cope with more old people and less working adults while still remaining a relatively… Read More ›

Protests, opposition against the jailing of activists under Article 112 grows as four leaders are held

Protests, opposition against the jailing of activists under Article 112 grows as four leaders are held

February 13, 2021

Politics, Thailand:

The detentions this week ordered by the Criminal Court of four protest leaders and the ongoing prosecution of 40 young student activists has sparked rising… Read More ›

Mother of raped and murdered nine-year-old girl calls for the death penalty after killer’s arrest

Mother of raped and murdered nine-year-old girl calls for the death penalty after killer’s arrest

February 13, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

A mother’s cry for justice – the horrific story from Nakhon Ratchasima of the death of a nine-year-old girl at the hands of a recently… Read More ›

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