Democrat Party victories in the South seen as a vote for stability despite vote-buying claims

Democrat Party victories in the South seen as a vote for stability despite vote-buying claims

January 19, 2022

Politics, Thailand:

Democrat Party leadership has responded to claims of ‘vote buying’ with a threat to launch and pursue legal proceedings for slander against the Palang Pracharat… Read More ›

First Omicron death as opinion poll results show public in favour of strong public health measures

First Omicron death as opinion poll results show public in favour of strong public health measures

January 17, 2022

Economy, Thailand:

Opinion poll shows the public still supports strict public health regulation and screening of incoming foreign tourists. It comes as the Ministry of Public Health… Read More ›

PM orders a re-evaluation of the balance between public health and economy as Omicron fears ease

PM orders a re-evaluation of the balance between public health and economy as Omicron fears ease

January 15, 2022

Economy, Thailand:

There are signals that the doors to foreign tourism may be reopened again in the coming weeks if not then in the second quarter as… Read More ›

By-election polls amid a weak economy and rising food prices may mean a 2023 General Election

By-election polls amid a weak economy and rising food prices may mean a 2023 General Election

January 14, 2022

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The contest between the Democrat Party, Thailand’s oldest and the relatively new Palang Pracharat Party in the southern provinces of Chumphon and Songkhla, both working… Read More ›

Lorry and pickup truck in a head-on collision in Kalasin leaving four bodies within the wreckage

Lorry and pickup truck in a head-on collision in Kalasin leaving four bodies within the wreckage

January 12, 2022

Living, Thailand:

Relatives of the man who died in the smash called to the scene of the tragedy after locals recognised his mangled pickup in the wreckage.… Read More ›

Pandemic drawing to a close, senior public health official says growing Omicron strain is harmless

Pandemic drawing to a close, senior public health official says growing Omicron strain is harmless

January 11, 2022

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The speed at which Omicron is spreading as well as its more benign clinical outcomes could be the game-changer that brings an end to this… Read More ›

GDP fall for Thailand’s flagship Eastern Economic Corridor project since the COVID-19 crisis began

GDP fall for Thailand’s flagship Eastern Economic Corridor project since the COVID-19 crisis began

January 10, 2022

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is a project conceived and launched by a law pushed by the junta government from 2016 to 2018. It is… Read More ›

Top official describes the popular ‘Test and Go’ entry as a loophole exposing Thailand to Omicron

Top official describes the popular ‘Test and Go’ entry as a loophole exposing Thailand to Omicron

January 8, 2022

Economy, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Friday did not go as far as public health officials had demanded by banning alcohol sales nationwide.… Read More ›

Tourism business owners think the unthinkable, the Omicron storm may bring with it good news over time

Tourism business owners think the unthinkable, the Omicron storm may bring with it good news over time

January 6, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

The ‘Test and Go’ entry regime was not even given a hearing this week as senior public health officials simply dismissed the prospect of reviewing… Read More ›

Air force seeks eight F35 fighter jets at a time when Thailand’s defence budget finds itself at a low ebb

Air force seeks eight F35 fighter jets at a time when Thailand’s defence budget finds itself at a low ebb

January 4, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Thailand’s military defence expenditure has not been above the NATO recommended level of 2% of GDP since 1997, the year of the Asian Financial Crisis.… Read More ›

Wife of deposed Bangkok MP Sira campaigns for his job based on his 3 years of service to people

Wife of deposed Bangkok MP Sira campaigns for his job based on his 3 years of service to people

January 2, 2022

More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

The man who brought about the downfall of Sira’s career as an MP, former National Police Commissioner General Sereepisuth Temeeyaves says that it may not… Read More ›

Crazed married man who murdered 23-year-old woman on Christmas Day was high on illicit drugs

Crazed married man who murdered 23-year-old woman on Christmas Day was high on illicit drugs

December 31, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

Accused man charged with the intentional killing of 23-year-old Inthuron Korhan remanded in custody as the court is presented with an array of charges including… Read More ›

Rogue Israeli tourist is taken into custody by Immigration Bureau police prior to deportation

Rogue Israeli tourist is taken into custody by Immigration Bureau police prior to deportation

December 30, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

The 29-year-old tested negative for COVID-19 consistently at Samui Hospital last week despite conflicting reports from Bangkok that he tested positive first for the Delta… Read More ›

Father brings monk to a murder scene in Samut Prakan after his 23-year-old died in rape attack

Father brings monk to a murder scene in Samut Prakan after his 23-year-old died in rape attack

December 29, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

On Tuesday morning residents on the seventh floor of a Samut Prakan condominium building where a young woman lost her life last Saturday evening with… Read More ›

Thai vaccine certs accepted in Europe as Omicron offers glimmers of hope for a virus fatigued world

Thai vaccine certs accepted in Europe as Omicron offers glimmers of hope for a virus fatigued world

December 26, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Public health officials are currently scrambling to control an emerging cluster in Kalasin caused by a returned couple from Belgium who travelled extensively in Kalasin… Read More ›

Thailand’s economy awaits the fallout from the Omicron surge as projections for 2022 take a dive

Thailand’s economy awaits the fallout from the Omicron surge as projections for 2022 take a dive

December 24, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

Bank of Thailand suggests only minimal growth this year with a reduced 3.4% growth rate in 2022. Currently, there are fears that Omicron may impede… Read More ›

On the run Israeli tourist tracked down to Ko Samui, surrenders to authorities, taken to hospital

On the run Israeli tourist tracked down to Ko Samui, surrenders to authorities, taken to hospital

December 22, 2021

Crime, Living, Thailand:

29-year-old Ohan Baruch picked up a taxi last Saturday and paid ฿2,500 to be taken to Pattaya where he failed to check into a hotel… Read More ›

Minister suggests that ‘Test and Go’ now paused entry regime may be restarted in the New Year

Minister suggests that ‘Test and Go’ now paused entry regime may be restarted in the New Year

December 21, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Mixed signals from Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul and the Director of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) General Supoj Malaniyom on Tuesday… Read More ›

Omicron nightmare for already troubled tourism sector: plan to suspend ‘Test and Go’ entry route

Omicron nightmare for already troubled tourism sector: plan to suspend ‘Test and Go’ entry route

December 20, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Shock development will upend the recovery of the foreign tourism sector which only this week saw some life being breathed into foreign tourist hotspots such… Read More ›

Inflationary fears for Thailand more muted than in the United States but planners should prepare 

Inflationary fears for Thailand more muted than in the United States but planners should prepare 

December 19, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The World Bank warns that chronic levels of household debt and a failure to contain a flare-up from Omicron could see Thailand’s economy go backwards… Read More ›

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