PM’s Office adamant there will be no dissolution as opposition petitions the Constitutional Court

PM’s Office adamant there will be no dissolution as opposition petitions the Constitutional Court

August 18, 2022

Culture, Politics, Thailand:

Emotional Prime Minister, on Wednesday, gave a speech at an army song contest in central Bangkok at which he urged unity in a world full… Read More ›

Dutch tourist arrested and facing jail time after killing endangered fish on an island excursion near Ko Phi Phi 

Dutch tourist arrested and facing jail time after killing endangered fish on an island excursion near Ko Phi Phi 

August 17, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

The latest arrest of a foreign tourist for breaching Thailand’s strict laws on the conservation of natural resources follows a string of incidents since 2017.… Read More ›

Election law finalised in parliament but the basis for the next General Election is still uncertain

Election law finalised in parliament but the basis for the next General Election is still uncertain

August 16, 2022

Culture, Politics, Thailand:

Electoral reform bill that was passed by parliament on Monday due to continued failure to make a quorum, is very likely to be reviewed by… Read More ›

US party flies into Taiwan further inflaming already raised tensions with China over the island 

US party flies into Taiwan further inflaming already raised tensions with China over the island 

August 15, 2022

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Dr Kurt Campbell, the key Biden administration advisor concerning Asia Pacific affairs, over the weekend, confirmed that the United States will conduct drills in waters… Read More ›

Father forced to kill his 37-year-old son in self-defence in yet another drug-related tragedy in Udon Thani

Father forced to kill his 37-year-old son in self-defence in yet another drug-related tragedy in Udon Thani

August 14, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

57-year-old father used an illegal gas gun to fire two shots at his son in the early hours of Saturday morning after being ambushed by… Read More ›

Nightlife until 4 am as poll shows plans to move foreign tourism upmarket a ‘recipe for disaster’

Nightlife until 4 am as poll shows plans to move foreign tourism upmarket a ‘recipe for disaster’

August 13, 2022

Culture, Economy, Thailand:

Changes to the worldwide travel industry since 2020 are more like back to the future. Industry surveys show travellers are looking for tried and trusted… Read More ›

Country faces a ‘constitutional crisis’ says Move Forward Party MP in parliament over PM’s status

Country faces a ‘constitutional crisis’ says Move Forward Party MP in parliament over PM’s status

August 12, 2022

Culture, Politics, Thailand:

The anticipated floundering of key electoral reform bills by Monday, August 15th is also a matter expected to be ultimately adjudicated by the Constitutional Court… Read More ›

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 ›

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