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 ›

Election results confirmed: premiership of Prayut looks likely as opposition faces a steep climb

Election results confirmed: premiership of Prayut looks likely as opposition faces a steep climb

May 8, 2019

Politics, Thailand:

Thailand’s new senate is due to also be confirmed shortly as its 250 handpicked members get ready to play a new, more powerful role under… Read More ›

Thailand is the world’s No 1 for use of social media and mobile payments to power new economy moving online

Thailand is the world’s No 1 for use of social media and mobile payments to power new economy moving online

May 7, 2019

Culture, Economy, Thailand:

The Price Waterhouse Coopers survey shows Southeast Asia is the world’s most dynamic region when it comes to end users as consumers of social media… Read More ›

Loyal dog stands waiting for Dutch owner in Krabi after he appears to have drowned in local pond

Loyal dog stands waiting for Dutch owner in Krabi after he appears to have drowned in local pond

May 7, 2019

Living, Thailand:

The Dutchman’s Thai wife raised the alarm at dusk when her husband failed to return from his afternoon walk with his dog yesterday. Up to… Read More ›

UK man removed from Phuket condo after 16 week standoff and siege following his refusal to pay any rent

UK man removed from Phuket condo after 16 week standoff and siege following his refusal to pay any rent

May 6, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

The skeletal UK man refused medical attention after a carefully planned police operation was successful in removing him on Friday last from the apartment he… Read More ›

Friday evening horror smash in southern Thailand wipes out family riding pillion on a motorbike

Friday evening horror smash in southern Thailand wipes out family riding pillion on a motorbike

May 6, 2019

Living, Thailand:

Thai police are actively searching for the driver of the car involved in the horrific accident. The driver walked away from a blue Honda Jazz… Read More ›

Plan pushed to reopen busy rail link from Thailand to Malaysia closed 41 years ago to boost trade connectivity

Plan pushed to reopen busy rail link from Thailand to Malaysia closed 41 years ago to boost trade connectivity

May 5, 2019

Economy, Thailand:

The Sungai Kolok to Tumpat rail link commenced in 1954  and connected Thailand’s Narathiwat province to the Malaysian state of Kelantan. It was closed in… Read More ›

UK man safe after being attacked by knife man as he arrived for agreed meeting with Thai girlfriend’s ex

UK man safe after being attacked by knife man as he arrived for agreed meeting with Thai girlfriend’s ex

May 5, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

Thai police at Wichit Police Station in Phuket are confident that they will find the attacker involved in a cold blooded knife attack on a… Read More ›

Thai woman on trial facing slavery charges in Australia for Thai women hired out as sex workers in Sydney

Thai woman on trial facing slavery charges in Australia for Thai women hired out as sex workers in Sydney

May 4, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

Evidence presented at the trial suggested that one of the Thai women who testified had been assisted by the Australian Federal Police to obtain a… Read More ›