Bank of Thailand tailors rate rise of 0.25% to avoid killing off badly needed economic growth this year

Bank of Thailand tailors rate rise of 0.25% to avoid killing off badly needed economic growth this year

August 11, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Bank of Thailand’s modest rate rise will not stymie current economic growth and momentum which is moving upwards. The last rate rise still leaves levels… Read More ›

Thai Airways flies high as numbers skyrocket as it flies tourists into the kingdom from Europe

Thai Airways flies high as numbers skyrocket as it flies tourists into the kingdom from Europe

August 10, 2022

Economy, Thailand:

2022 could be the year that Thai Airways returns to operational profitability as the Minister of Finance reveals that state banks will provide any required… Read More ›

Wife defends venue boss as Pattaya court grants him bail on charges including negligent homicide

Wife defends venue boss as Pattaya court grants him bail on charges including negligent homicide

August 9, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Owner of the gutted and soon-to-be demolished entertainment venue in Sattahip, Pattaya promises to make amends to families of those who died and were injured… Read More ›

First monkeypox case in a woman as fears grow that its stigma may be its most dangerous aspect in Thailand

First monkeypox case in a woman as fears grow that its stigma may be its most dangerous aspect in Thailand

August 8, 2022

Crime, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Leading social development expert says that the current discussion about the source of monkeypox infections is leading to both homophobic and xenophobic discourse as the… Read More ›

No circuit breaker at death trap nightlife spot in Sattahip, Chonburi as 15 people die in horror blaze 

No circuit breaker at death trap nightlife spot in Sattahip, Chonburi as 15 people die in horror blaze 

August 7, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Top engineer says Thailand does not yet seem to have learned lessons from the Santika nightclub fire in Bangkok in 2009 which killed 66 people… Read More ›

China asserts sovereignty over Taiwan with fears of an attack by 2024 and a blockade of the island

China asserts sovereignty over Taiwan with fears of an attack by 2024 and a blockade of the island

August 5, 2022

Living, Politics, Thailand:

China’s diplomatic efforts are now countered by a larger diplomatic presence in the region on behalf of the United States and Japan as Foreign Minister… Read More ›

Girlfriend of German tourist infected with monkeypox tests negative in Phuket for the virus infection

Girlfriend of German tourist infected with monkeypox tests negative in Phuket for the virus infection

August 4, 2022

Living, Thailand:

Authorities in Phuket this week confirmed that the 25-year-old German man who is believed to have picked up the infection abroad is neither homosexual nor… Read More ›

Thai economy in an upswing with over 1 million foreign tourists in July powering higher GDP gains

Thai economy in an upswing with over 1 million foreign tourists in July powering higher GDP gains

August 3, 2022

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha expressed optimism about the economic situation on Tuesday saying the kingdom’s prospects had not been as good since 2017. However,… Read More ›

Pelosi defies Communist China’s concerted campaign of intimidation and visits Taiwan sparking a crisis

Pelosi defies Communist China’s concerted campaign of intimidation and visits Taiwan sparking a crisis

August 2, 2022

Media, Thailand:

The landing of the US House of Representatives Speaker in Taipei has triggered a major crisis between China and the United States in the region… Read More ›

Prayut retains all the cards as Thailand may be pivoting back to a one-ballot election process

Prayut retains all the cards as Thailand may be pivoting back to a one-ballot election process

August 1, 2022

Culture, Media, Politics, Thailand:

Political naiveté on the part of the leading Pheu Thai Party in believing that the coalition government, through the electoral reform process, was going to… Read More ›

41-year-old son appears in court after shooting his mother to death on Friday in central Bangkok

41-year-old son appears in court after shooting his mother to death on Friday in central Bangkok

July 31, 2022

Crime, Culture, Thailand:

Man appears to have killed his mother when tensions over business matters and his consumption of alcohol boiled over on Friday night. It is thought… Read More ›

Recreational use of pot to be recriminalised as Minister warns abuses are undermining his plan

Recreational use of pot to be recriminalised as Minister warns abuses are undermining his plan

July 30, 2022

Crime, Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The decriminalisation of marijuana is turning into a major problem for the government with chaos in ministries and agencies responsible including an anxious request to… Read More ›

Second case of monkeypox in Bangkok identified in a 47-year-old who had sex with foreign men

Second case of monkeypox in Bangkok identified in a 47-year-old who had sex with foreign men

July 28, 2022

Living, Thailand:

City’s public health services and officials are monitoring all public health facilities to identify possible new cases and track the activities of those who may… Read More ›

British Airways snubs Bangkok in favour of elite travellers to Singapore as Thai Airways load levels rise

British Airways snubs Bangkok in favour of elite travellers to Singapore as Thai Airways load levels rise

July 27, 2022

Economy, Thailand:

As the government put off indefinitely its foreign tourism levy, this week, one of the country’s most successful conglomerates, Minor International (MINT) announced the addition… Read More ›

Desperate Myanmar junta executes 4 including a former MP and pro-democracy activist by hanging

Desperate Myanmar junta executes 4 including a former MP and pro-democracy activist by hanging

July 26, 2022

Thailand:

Human rights groups have noted since a junta official confirmed in early June that the death sentences on the men would be carried out, that… Read More ›

Thai Belgian man’s body found in Chiang Mai river on Sunday after horror water rafting incident

Thai Belgian man’s body found in Chiang Mai river on Sunday after horror water rafting incident

July 24, 2022

Crime, Living, Thailand:

30-year-old Nicolas Hinckxt, a computer programmer, who worked in Belgium and was of Thai Belgian descent with a Thai mother, was in the country on… Read More ›

Mysterious African monkeypox sufferer arrested after illegally crossing the border into Cambodia

Mysterious African monkeypox sufferer arrested after illegally crossing the border into Cambodia

July 23, 2022

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Monkeypox patient captured in Cambodia: African Osmond Chihazirim Nzerem identified a Chiang Mai language school as linked with his stay in Thailand on arrival last… Read More ›

Possible crisis brewing over electoral reform bills as Minister says July 6th change cannot work in practice

Possible crisis brewing over electoral reform bills as Minister says July 6th change cannot work in practice

July 22, 2022

Politics, Thailand:

On Thursday, in response to Minister Somsak’s warning about the viability of electoral reforms being put into practice, the Bhumjaithai Party leader Anutin Charnvirakul did… Read More ›

Big Joke briefs reporters on ฿6 million fraud to secure bail for a detained UK man using his name

Big Joke briefs reporters on ฿6 million fraud to secure bail for a detained UK man using his name

July 20, 2022

Crime, Culture, Thailand:

Alert and assiduous Immigration Bureau officer at Bang Khen Immigration Bureau Detention Centre in Bangkok foiled efforts by a senior serving police officer and another… Read More ›

Canadian institute identifies Pegasus spyware on phones of 30 people linked to Bangkok protests

Canadian institute identifies Pegasus spyware on phones of 30 people linked to Bangkok protests

July 19, 2022

Culture, Media, Politics, Thailand:

This new controversy arises as Thailand and the United States recently signed a joint communiqué on promoting democracy and democratic principles not only in Thailand… Read More ›

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