Drug violence and death now a daily part of life in Thailand, drug dealer dies in firefight with police

Drug violence and death now a daily part of life in Thailand, drug dealer dies in firefight with police

April 11, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

Senior police officer, a chief of staff with the anti-crime suppression task force at Sadao Police Station in Songkhla, gunned down his cousin at point-blank… Read More ›

Thai PM sends a message to people of the UK on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip

Thai PM sends a message to people of the UK on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip

April 10, 2021

Living, Thailand:

The duke visited Thailand twice at the Queen’s side on official state visits to the kingdom in 1972 and 1996. Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha… Read More ›

Bangkok MP will call to account cabinet ministers who he claims were at a Thong Lor nightlife spot

Bangkok MP will call to account cabinet ministers who he claims were at a Thong Lor nightlife spot

April 10, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The rising third wave of the virus has seen some Bangkok hospitals run out of beds for Covid-19 patients with them also halting testing for… Read More ›

UK variant driving the 3rd virus wave in Thailand may have come from Phnom Penh in Cambodia 

UK variant driving the 3rd virus wave in Thailand may have come from Phnom Penh in Cambodia 

April 9, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

On March 11th, the Cambodian Health Ministry confirmed that the UK variant of Covid-19 was highly active and prevalent in the capital city of Phnom… Read More ›

Giant lizard makes world news from the Thai city of Nakhon Pathom in search of a cool one at 7/11

Giant lizard makes world news from the Thai city of Nakhon Pathom in search of a cool one at 7/11

April 8, 2021

Living, Thailand:

The monitor lizard is the largest in the species and is quite a common sight in Thailand particularly in urban areas and near water sources… Read More ›

Deputy PM and  Public Health Minister Anutin photographed without a face mask at party event

Deputy PM and Public Health Minister Anutin photographed without a face mask at party event

April 7, 2021

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The controversial Minister of Public Health was the first person in Thailand to be vaccinated on February 28th last at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute… Read More ›

Thai economy is still in reverse despite rising confidence and a virus threatening a 3rd wave

Thai economy is still in reverse despite rising confidence and a virus threatening a 3rd wave

April 6, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

Key indicator for Thailand’s economic prospects in 2021 will be the percentage of the public that has been vaccinated against Covid-19 as a third wave… Read More ›

Killer sentenced to death for the 2nd time for the murder of a woman 7 months after being paroled

Killer sentenced to death for the 2nd time for the murder of a woman 7 months after being paroled

April 6, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

A pathological woman killer who stole money from his victims as well as their lives. In its judgment in the case, the Khon Kaen Provincial… Read More ›

Fears that a 3rd wave of Covid-19 may have begun in Thailand with top doctors raising the alarm

Fears that a 3rd wave of Covid-19 may have begun in Thailand with top doctors raising the alarm

April 5, 2021

Living, Thailand:

Key source of concern is a spreading cluster of infections linked with pubs and entertainment venues in Bangkok with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in… Read More ›

Veteran Redshirt leader in a fizzling attempt to oust Prayut as Prime Minister before a third term

Veteran Redshirt leader in a fizzling attempt to oust Prayut as Prime Minister before a third term

April 4, 2021

Politics, Thailand:

United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) Chairman Jatuporn Promphan attempted to rekindle old alliances from the 1992 uprising into a coalition against Prime Minister… Read More ›

Thai woman being held in jail in Australia linked to 103 fraud charges totaling $9.7 million in losses

Thai woman being held in jail in Australia linked to 103 fraud charges totaling $9.7 million in losses

April 3, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

The 28-year-old was arrested in June 2020 after a police investigation was opened in August 2018 into money laundering and a fraudulent scheme linked with… Read More ›

Myanmar facing all out revolution as the bloody struggle between the army and the public spirals out of control

Myanmar facing all out revolution as the bloody struggle between the army and the public spirals out of control

April 2, 2021

Living, Thailand:

The calls by Myanmar’s Miss Grand International, Han Lay, on stage last Saturday night in Bangkok for ‘urgent intervention’ in her country are growing louder… Read More ›

Government preparing a plan to lure millions more expats to come and live in Thailand spurring the economy

Government preparing a plan to lure millions more expats to come and live in Thailand spurring the economy

April 1, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

New plan will target retirees and the self-employed across the world to make Thailand their home and base for new business ventures. The plan hopes… Read More ›

Death of schoolboy playing football from lightning strike in Surat Thani leaves father distraught in grief 

Death of schoolboy playing football from lightning strike in Surat Thani leaves father distraught in grief 

April 1, 2021

Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Deaths from lightning strikes are quite common in Thailand particularly in farms with open pastures where one lightning strike can kill many living beings including… Read More ›

Cabinet in pension move as the number of working Thais to over 60s is set to half in 20 years

Cabinet in pension move as the number of working Thais to over 60s is set to half in 20 years

March 31, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

Further detail is required to see how the new pension plan will work and its relationship to the existing 1990 Social Security Act which already… Read More ›

Reopening of Phuket still not officially approved although it is the ideal test for a broader move

Reopening of Phuket still not officially approved although it is the ideal test for a broader move

March 31, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

The rate of vaccination in Thailand and the success of plans to reopen Phuket to quarantine free tourism are becoming critical factors in the government’s… Read More ›

Murder suicides spike in Thailand as country suffers the economic brunt of the Covid 19 crisis within homes

Murder suicides spike in Thailand as country suffers the economic brunt of the Covid 19 crisis within homes

March 30, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Even before the pandemic, the World Economic Forum estimated that there were 3 million people in Thailand with mental health issues while mental health professionals… Read More ›

Penguin’s mother asked to request her son’s move to a hospital after 14 days on prison hunger strike

Penguin’s mother asked to request her son’s move to a hospital after 14 days on prison hunger strike

March 29, 2021

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Secretary to the Minister of Justice, Thanakrit Jitareerat, has made it clear that the ministry would support any request by Mr Parit’s mother Ms Sureerat… Read More ›

Crisis in Myanmar threatens to escalate as Thai authorities monitor the situation on a daily basis

Crisis in Myanmar threatens to escalate as Thai authorities monitor the situation on a daily basis

March 29, 2021

Living, Thailand:

An unusually strongly-worded statement from the defence ministers of the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Japan castigated the junta and the military in Myanmar… Read More ›

70 arrested near Government House in Bangkok as police move clears protest site in place for 2 weeks

70 arrested near Government House in Bangkok as police move clears protest site in place for 2 weeks

March 28, 2021

Living, Politics, Thailand:

A significant number involved in the protest outside Government House, which was dispersed on Sunday morning, were part of a march from Nakhon Ratchasima to… Read More ›

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