US China trade war may have some silver lining or upside for Thailand if firms can be agile and adjust

US China trade war may have some silver lining or upside for Thailand if firms can be agile and adjust

May 25, 2019

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The US China trade war appears to be here to stay and has huge ramifications for Thailand. There were signs this week that global companies… Read More ›

Pattaya plagued by foreign thieves preying on Thai locals and tourists as French man is arrested for theft

Pattaya plagued by foreign thieves preying on Thai locals and tourists as French man is arrested for theft

May 24, 2019

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Pattaya’s fun lovin criminals: Tourists and expats in Pattaya on guard against low life thieves, many of them foreigners, targeting the city’s booming tourist trade,… Read More ›

Economic threats the biggest challenge now for Prayut as he seeks to form new Thai government

Economic threats the biggest challenge now for Prayut as he seeks to form new Thai government

May 23, 2019

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

As the new Thai parliament opens, figure out this week show Thailand’s exports declined in the first quarter by up to 2% and the rate… Read More ›

Thai police seek extended detention for gay sex party duo as they probe the death of a teenager in G string

Thai police seek extended detention for gay sex party duo as they probe the death of a teenager in G string

May 22, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

Thai police on Monday, nearly two days after the incident, reported that the evidence of both men appeared to be confused or contradictory. This prompted… Read More ›

Scotsman known as ‘Big Daddy’ escapes Thailand before arrest warrant issued for human trafficking

Scotsman known as ‘Big Daddy’ escapes Thailand before arrest warrant issued for human trafficking

May 21, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

Evidence of a Tanzanian woman to a Bangkok court last month led to an arrest warrant being issued against a Scotsman who left Thailand last… Read More ›

Thailand’s high tech eastern corridor faces a shortage of skilled technology workers in the next five years

Thailand’s high tech eastern corridor faces a shortage of skilled technology workers in the next five years

May 21, 2019

Economy, Thailand:

The Chairman of the Human Resource Development Centre for the Thai government’s flagship project has called for more Thai students to pursue vocational training as… Read More ›

Ping Pong the 6 year old dog who saved a Thai baby buried alive last week is a media sensation

Ping Pong the 6 year old dog who saved a Thai baby buried alive last week is a media sensation

May 20, 2019

Culture, Thailand:

Thai police have revealed that the 15 year old Thai girl, the mother of the baby, has been charged with attempted murder but is being… Read More ›

Thai wife murders her younger husband and buries him 3 metres underground in her orchard

Thai wife murders her younger husband and buries him 3 metres underground in her orchard

May 19, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

The 50 year Thai wife assisted police last Tuesday including Deputy National Police Chief General Weerachai Songmetta, recover the body of the local politician, her… Read More ›

Thai woman jailed awaiting sentencing after guilty verdict in sex slavery case in Australia

Thai woman jailed awaiting sentencing after guilty verdict in sex slavery case in Australia

May 18, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

The Thai woman has been found guilty of controlling two other Thai women in conditions of  sex slavery in 2004 and 2005 just after both… Read More ›

Nation newspaper to cease print edition from end of June after 48 years as it focuses on online news

Nation newspaper to cease print edition from end of June after 48 years as it focuses on online news

May 17, 2019

Economy, Media, Thailand:

The Nation newspaper has always been a favorite of many foreigners who visit Thailand regularly and those who live in the kingdom. Its clean broadsheet… Read More ›

Thai dog saves newborn infant buried alive by his teenage mother in Nakhon Ratchasima province

Thai dog saves newborn infant buried alive by his teenage mother in Nakhon Ratchasima province

May 16, 2019

Living, Thailand:

Thai police quickly identified the 15 year old mother of the child in the small Thai village community. The baby is now reported to be… Read More ›

PM to be elected Prime Minister under key constitutional provisions by the end of May as new era begins

PM to be elected Prime Minister under key constitutional provisions by the end of May as new era begins

May 15, 2019

Politics, Thailand:

The 2017 Constitution provides for the election of a Prime Minister under Section 159 and Section 272. The charter provides for an exception within 5… Read More ›

Thai government’s new compulsory insurance may only apply to retirement visas for foreigners

Thai government’s new compulsory insurance may only apply to retirement visas for foreigners

May 14, 2019

Living, Thailand:

It needs clarification but for now, it does look like that this new regulation only applies to retirement visas for foreigners living in Thailand. The… Read More ›

Thai police arrest junkie just out of prison for rape of 26 year Norwegian woman on Ko Pha-ngan

Thai police arrest junkie just out of prison for rape of 26 year Norwegian woman on Ko Pha-ngan

May 13, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

The Norwegian woman is now in the care of the island’s tourist police as police announce the arrest of the suspected motorbike attacker who they… Read More ›

Eight month old baby boy crushed by a truck after his baby walker rolled onto a South Bangkok street

Eight month old baby boy crushed by a truck after his baby walker rolled onto a South Bangkok street

May 12, 2019

Living, Thailand:

BANGKOK TRAGEDY – Lorry driver told Thai police that he was powerless to avoid the tragedy. Even as he swerved immediately, the child in his… Read More ›

Thailand faces a new world economy driven by Trump’s economic agenda, not a global one in a new world order

Thailand faces a new world economy driven by Trump’s economic agenda, not a global one in a new world order

May 12, 2019

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The outcome of the trade talks between China and US may yet change course but if things stay as they are or get worse, as… Read More ›

Police raid on prostitution bar in Udon Thani linked with serving policeman and his Thai wife

Police raid on prostitution bar in Udon Thani linked with serving policeman and his Thai wife

May 11, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

The raid on the bar took place at ten minutes to midnight on Thursday and was led by a high powered team. This included the… Read More ›

Italians held in Phang Nga since April 17th last as police probe a complaint of illegal fishing within national park

Italians held in Phang Nga since April 17th last as police probe a complaint of illegal fishing within national park

May 10, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

A senior police officer in Kuraburi spoke to the media this week. He confirmed that the men, together with the speed boat crew and a… Read More ›

Thai central bank boss introduces new ‘debt clinic’ as he urges action on kingdom’s high household debt

Thai central bank boss introduces new ‘debt clinic’ as he urges action on kingdom’s high household debt

May 9, 2019

Economy, Thailand:

This is the second such program after the first in 2017 which saw 37,000 borrowers participate. The results were mixed. This new expanded program includes… Read More ›

Elite Thai police internal security unit arrests Thai police captain for drug dealing in Nakhon Phanom

Elite Thai police internal security unit arrests Thai police captain for drug dealing in Nakhon Phanom

May 9, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

59 year old police captain was caught red handed selling ฿50,000 worth of methamphetamine pills, sourced from his mistress in Laos, to an undercover agent.… Read More ›