Samut Sakhon Governor in a ‘critical’ condition after developing a lung infection from Covid-19

Samut Sakhon Governor in a ‘critical’ condition after developing a lung infection from Covid-19

January 21, 2021

Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The 58-year-old governor has been on a ventilator for over a month and was diagnosed with Covid-19 on December 28th at Siriraj Hospital where he… Read More ›

1.5 million more in poverty as World Bank warns of political unrest and sluggish vaccination rollout

1.5 million more in poverty as World Bank warns of political unrest and sluggish vaccination rollout

January 21, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

Figures on poverty levels show an increase of 41% on those living under the breadline in Thailand by the end of 2020 with the vast… Read More ›

Thanathorn facing serious Lèse-majesté charges after Facebook broadcast on vaccination strategy

Thanathorn facing serious Lèse-majesté charges after Facebook broadcast on vaccination strategy

January 20, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The Thai government and the Director of the National Vaccine Institute have hailed the AstraZeneca vaccine as the right one for Thailand and see the… Read More ›

Police have arrested the colourfully dressed gold shop robber who rode off with ฿1.9 million jewelry haul

Police have arrested the colourfully dressed gold shop robber who rode off with ฿1.9 million jewelry haul

January 20, 2021

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Initially, the staff at the Yaowarat Bangkok gold shop refused the armed robber’s demands that they hand over the gold forcing him to climb over… Read More ›

Bitkub, Thailand’s online cryptocurrency success story faces scrutiny after SEC action this week

Bitkub, Thailand’s online cryptocurrency success story faces scrutiny after SEC action this week

January 20, 2021

Economy, Media, Thailand:

The firm, led by Oxford-educated Jirayut Srupsrisopa, expanded dramatically last year and lately employed 230 people from a larger office complex in Bangkok with its… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand official says reopening to foreign tourism vital to kingdom’s 2021 economic hopes

Bank of Thailand official says reopening to foreign tourism vital to kingdom’s 2021 economic hopes

January 19, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

On Tuesday, the cabinet was presented with a ฿210 billion free cash payments scheme aimed at 31 million Thais. This came in addition to smaller… Read More ›

33 year old dealer behind killer drug cocktail, who shot his girlfriend, arrested and charged by police

33 year old dealer behind killer drug cocktail, who shot his girlfriend, arrested and charged by police

January 19, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

Amornthep Chalermwat was located by police in Phetchabun province in Thailand’s northwest hiding with a former prison cellmate in a room that had no official… Read More ›

Mass tourism to return again in 2021 with 10 million visitors targeted and full insurance cover with arrival levy 

Mass tourism to return again in 2021 with 10 million visitors targeted and full insurance cover with arrival levy 

January 18, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

Tourism levy to be announced in the Royal Gazette shortly and will provide full medical coverage to all foreign tourists in Thai hospitals including Covid-19… Read More ›

PM puts brakes on the vaccination rollout with warning that caution is the kingdom’s watchword

PM puts brakes on the vaccination rollout with warning that caution is the kingdom’s watchword

January 18, 2021

Living, Politics, Thailand:

On Saturday, the Norwegian Medicine Agency confirmed that up to 29 people had died after being administered with the Pfizer BionNTech mRNA vaccine in the… Read More ›

Bomb device explodes on Saturday evening after broken up pro-democracy protest in Bangkok

Bomb device explodes on Saturday evening after broken up pro-democracy protest in Bangkok

January 17, 2021

Living, Politics, Thailand:

The protest on Saturday began when a group called ‘Free Guard’ assembled at Victory Monument with three blank 112-metre banners and called upon members of… Read More ›

BCG economic and social blueprint over the next 5 years unveiled, promises more money for less

BCG economic and social blueprint over the next 5 years unveiled, promises more money for less

January 16, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

New economic strategy appears to be more ‘green’ and talks about combating ‘overpopulation’ which suggests a policy change from the first junta government led by… Read More ›

Royal Thai Police Sergeant Major arrested on Ko Samui, charged with the rape of female detainee

Royal Thai Police Sergeant Major arrested on Ko Samui, charged with the rape of female detainee

January 16, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

Bail for the Ko Samui police officer accused of rape set at ฿400,000, officer already released by the court. While the policeman was arrested, charged… Read More ›

Top virologist Dr Yong defends the use of the Sinovac vaccine to protect frontline medical staff at high risk 

Top virologist Dr Yong defends the use of the Sinovac vaccine to protect frontline medical staff at high risk 

January 15, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

The CoronaVac vaccine will be rolled out in Thailand in late February in the first step of the government’s three-step vaccination programme starting with front… Read More ›

Minister rules out easy pass for vaccinated tourists but says vaccine passports are being considered

Minister rules out easy pass for vaccinated tourists but says vaccine passports are being considered

January 14, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

Public health remains the key consideration and key questions have to be addressed such as whether some vaccines are effective in halting transmission of the… Read More ›

Angry and disillusioned tourism operators in Pattaya call on the governor to close down hotels

Angry and disillusioned tourism operators in Pattaya call on the governor to close down hotels

January 13, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Industry leaders now convinced that it will be 2022 before any prospect of recovery emerges and are asking the government to step up with support… Read More ›

National police chief cracks down on drug cocktail that killed six people in Bangkok with one arrest in Sai Mai

National police chief cracks down on drug cocktail that killed six people in Bangkok with one arrest in Sai Mai

January 13, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

A senior police doctor in Bangkok has explained that the use of ketamine, a powerful anaesthetic in powder form with other narcotic substances, produces a… Read More ›

Commerce Ministry enthusiastic about Brexit for Thai firms with lower tariffs on more Thai products

Commerce Ministry enthusiastic about Brexit for Thai firms with lower tariffs on more Thai products

January 12, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

Key government advisers and experts are encouraging the government to pursue a free trade agreement with both the United Kingdom and the European Union at… Read More ›

Criminal probe launched in Bangkok after six drug users were found dead after suffering acute cardiac issues

Criminal probe launched in Bangkok after six drug users were found dead after suffering acute cardiac issues

January 12, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

The deaths are being linked to a drug cocktail popular among younger drug users and teenagers which mixes ketamine, methamphetamine, heroin and sleeping pills. Officers… Read More ›

Pheu Thai presses the government on Chinese vaccine as PM hails the kingdom as a medical hub

Pheu Thai presses the government on Chinese vaccine as PM hails the kingdom as a medical hub

January 11, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The Chinese vaccine has been confirmed by trials in Brazil as 78% effective and its partnering institution in the South American country is pressing ahead… Read More ›

Baht to strengthen further into 2021 with weak policies in western countries driving money here

Baht to strengthen further into 2021 with weak policies in western countries driving money here

January 11, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

The baht weakened slightly this week but the outlook for 2021 is for it to strengthen due to the weakness of western economies and continued… Read More ›