Dane killed in Phuket bike smash had a Thai wife, son and was an online anti vaccine campaigner

Dane killed in Phuket bike smash had a Thai wife, son and was an online anti vaccine campaigner

January 21, 2019

Living, Media, Thailand:

The Danish man leaves behind a Thai wife and son. His death, in a tragic motorbike accident, is one of up to 50 everyday on… Read More ›

Thai teachers rule as 4th year teenage student has hair cropped in public after defying school code

Thai teachers rule as 4th year teenage student has hair cropped in public after defying school code

January 20, 2019

Culture, Thailand:

As any foreign visitor to Thailand or expat will know, the neatness and orderly appearance of Thai school children is a very impressive thing. Even… Read More ›

Australian business woman deported to Sydney on charges of illegal overstay after being arrested

Australian business woman deported to Sydney on charges of illegal overstay after being arrested

January 19, 2019

Living, Thailand:

‘My Immigration Department will send her to Australia. She leaves tonight.’ – Immigration chief Surachate Hapkarn confirmed earlier. Lucky Australian woman deported from Thailand after… Read More ›

20 monkeys poisoned in Rayong with more reports of monkey attacks on visitors as populations increase

20 monkeys poisoned in Rayong with more reports of monkey attacks on visitors as populations increase

January 18, 2019

Culture, Thailand:

Monkey populations in some parts of Thailand, especially near human settlements and tourists spots, are growing. Last week, 20 long tailed macaque monkeys, a protected… Read More ›

Thailand issues innovative digital driving license but awaits key legal amendments for police use on roads

Thailand issues innovative digital driving license but awaits key legal amendments for police use on roads

January 17, 2019

Living, Thailand:

New digital licence was not recognised this week for road traffic enforcement purposes as the Royal Thai police explained that they were awaiting a legal… Read More ›

Thai man who killed his wife and family after she wanted to go back to her former husband is arrested

Thai man who killed his wife and family after she wanted to go back to her former husband is arrested

January 16, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

The killer was arrested yesterday in a forest area in Ranong. A video has emerged of the last moments of his Thai wife and her… Read More ›

Cambodia’s recall of diplomatic passports linked to press reports of Yingluck’s Hong Kong dealings

Cambodia’s recall of diplomatic passports linked to press reports of Yingluck’s Hong Kong dealings

January 15, 2019

Politics, Thailand:

Press reports and comments from Phnom Penh suggest that either the passport, reportedly used by Yingluck Shiniwatra, in the Hong Kong company filing is fake… Read More ›

Thai police in Pattaya investigating American tourist’s claim that he was robbed by a taxi driver who drove off

Thai police in Pattaya investigating American tourist’s claim that he was robbed by a taxi driver who drove off

January 15, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

Thai police were called to an incident on Sunday morning when a partially handicapped American man fell on the road as he tried to run… Read More ›

European Union gives Thailand’s fishing industry a vote of confidence as it lifts yellow card warning

European Union gives Thailand’s fishing industry a vote of confidence as it lifts yellow card warning

January 14, 2019

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

A singular achievement for the Thai government and current Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha who in 2015 and 2016 battled against threats of a red… Read More ›

Leonardo Di Caprio returns to Thailand and the beach on vacation with his stunning Italian girlfriend

Leonardo Di Caprio returns to Thailand and the beach on vacation with his stunning Italian girlfriend

January 14, 2019

Media, Thailand:

The Hollywood legend whose movie The Beach has inspired a generation of younger visitors to Thailand returned the country over the New Year to retrace… Read More ›

Thailand’s women, culture and weather are all factors which lead to more foreigner suicides

Thailand’s women, culture and weather are all factors which lead to more foreigner suicides

January 13, 2019

Culture, Living, Thailand:

Two glaring public suicides involving western men this week in addition to the ongoing reports of falls from balconies and tragic endings in hotel or… Read More ›

Pheu Thai accuses authorities in Phayao province of ‘political persecution’ as election is stalled

Pheu Thai accuses authorities in Phayao province of ‘political persecution’ as election is stalled

January 12, 2019

Politics, Thailand:

The Prime Minister this week told reporters to await publication of the royal decree which will be published, eventually in the royal gazette. The election… Read More ›

7 young men accused of raping a schoolgirl in Northeastern Thailand behind bars as police investigate

7 young men accused of raping a schoolgirl in Northeastern Thailand behind bars as police investigate

January 11, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

Some of the suspects are juveniles and were held by Thai police pending a medical report. One Thai wife defends her husband who is accused… Read More ›

Foreigners and tourists lodge a huge number of complaints to police relating to Thai taxi cabs

Foreigners and tourists lodge a huge number of complaints to police relating to Thai taxi cabs

January 10, 2019

Culture, Living, Thailand:

Thailand’s tourist police release a report showing over 12,600 complaints were received. The biggest problems is taxi drivers refusing fares which is illegal under Thai… Read More ›

Prison guard gets life for attempted murder as Thai top brass crack down on prison corruption and ill discipline

Prison guard gets life for attempted murder as Thai top brass crack down on prison corruption and ill discipline

January 10, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

A Thai prison officer has been jailed for life for attempted murder and others dismissed for failure to comply with a new strict code of… Read More ›

Police arrest an American Thai international school teacher after raid on Bangkok cannabis factory

Police arrest an American Thai international school teacher after raid on Bangkok cannabis factory

January 9, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

Raid is the second in five weeks on a commercial cannabis factory. Thailand has recently legalised cannabis for medical use but strictly under the control… Read More ›