Exports to China in June down a whopping 15% as Thailand’s output to the United States also falls 

Exports to China in June down a whopping 15% as Thailand’s output to the United States also falls 

July 22, 2019

Economy, Thailand:

Thailand’s export markets have been hit by a perfect storm including a sudden shift away from conventional automobiles in western countries and even Asia. This… Read More ›

50-year-old Dutchman suffering from cancer files complaint against Hua Hin hospital over fees

50-year-old Dutchman suffering from cancer files complaint against Hua Hin hospital over fees

July 22, 2019

Thailand:

April survey by the Thai Ministry of Commerce showed that many private Thai hospitals were overcharging by between 30% and 300% on a range of… Read More ›

Thai economy still growing, country in robust shape to navigate any choppy waters ahead: IMF

Thai economy still growing, country in robust shape to navigate any choppy waters ahead: IMF

July 21, 2019

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

New Transport Minister, Saksayam Chidchob, has announced new second terminals for airports in Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai. He also moved to have contracts signed… Read More ›

Chinese woman seeks death penalty for husband who tried to murder her in Thailand by pushing her off a cliff

Chinese woman seeks death penalty for husband who tried to murder her in Thailand by pushing her off a cliff

July 21, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

The motive for the attempted murder was the ฿78 million ($2.5 million) fortune belonging to the 32-year-old woman in China. It has emerged that she… Read More ›

Leading banks report steady profits as Thanachart Bank reaches out to show the Thai way forward

Leading banks report steady profits as Thanachart Bank reaches out to show the Thai way forward

July 20, 2019

Culture, Economy, Media, Thailand:

Thailand’s banks lead the way forward: Combined profits for banks reporting this week saw a 3.62% rise in profits in the first half with an… Read More ›

UK man faces deportation or jail for violent night trespass after cruel attack on elderly dog in Phuket

UK man faces deportation or jail for violent night trespass after cruel attack on elderly dog in Phuket

July 20, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

Merciless Mervyn was recognised by many people in Phuket who watched the video of his twisted antics. They identified the attacker as a UK expat… Read More ›

Highly dangerous Irish offender arrested by Thai Immigration police in Bangkok on Soi 58

Highly dangerous Irish offender arrested by Thai Immigration police in Bangkok on Soi 58

July 19, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

Turley caused political controversy in Northern Ireland when local politicians questioned why the violent and highly dangerous offender was granted compassionate leave from prison after… Read More ›

New Education minister and his deputies face a digital test as Thailand needs more bright minds 

New Education minister and his deputies face a digital test as Thailand needs more bright minds 

July 19, 2019

Culture, Economy, Thailand:

The new minister will be the 22nd since 2000 with an average term of less than a year. A key issue that reflects the stasis… Read More ›

Husband and wife arrested in Chiang Mai for fraud over crazy car finance offer that went horribly wrong 

Husband and wife arrested in Chiang Mai for fraud over crazy car finance offer that went horribly wrong 

July 18, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

54-year-old Chayaphol Dokmai-ngam and his 39-year-old wife Suthicha Suphan had fled Uthai Thani for Chiang Mai after their well-known business collapsed. They were tracked down… Read More ›

Government to introduce new economic stimulus package to boost Thai economy in emerging downturn

Government to introduce new economic stimulus package to boost Thai economy in emerging downturn

July 18, 2019

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The senior economics minister and deputy PM has rebuffed claims that the new government finds itself in a tight funding situation to support government spending… Read More ›

Thai women dead as a riverside pavilion with over 20 people in it slid into a murky river and sunk

Thai women dead as a riverside pavilion with over 20 people in it slid into a murky river and sunk

July 17, 2019

Culture, Living, Thailand:

The tragedy occurred in Samut Songkhram province, an old, historic and small province southwest of Bangkok on the gulf. It was a holiday in Thailand… Read More ›

Battlefield friends help UK man and wife escape medical bill of £12k in Thailand. Now safely home

Battlefield friends help UK man and wife escape medical bill of £12k in Thailand. Now safely home

July 17, 2019

Thailand:

Stories like this are damaging Thailand and have almost become a stereotype. Yet some foreigners fail to heed the repeated warnings of the dangers of… Read More ›

PM urges ministers to ‘create a sense of unity’ in the country as Thai King swears in new cabinet

PM urges ministers to ‘create a sense of unity’ in the country as Thai King swears in new cabinet

July 16, 2019

Culture, Media, Politics, Thailand:

Thai King urged the new cabinet to work for the good of the people and the country. Prior to the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu… Read More ›

UK man scrambles online to raise funds before he is lodged in a Bangkok remand prison

UK man scrambles online to raise funds before he is lodged in a Bangkok remand prison

July 16, 2019

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Initial reports suggested that Samuel Caleb Bircher was an Irish man. He is, in fact, a UK man from Taunton in Somerset where his family… Read More ›

Loud noises spark the demise of a senior police officer from Lampang who came to Bangkok for a loan

Loud noises spark the demise of a senior police officer from Lampang who came to Bangkok for a loan

July 15, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

Police officer involved in Friday’s drama was being treated in Chiang Mai for depression and is now being investigated by police authorities there. Separately on… Read More ›

Bangkok’s BTS stations in emergency engineering probe following concrete slab fall last week

Bangkok’s BTS stations in emergency engineering probe following concrete slab fall last week

July 15, 2019

Living, Thailand:

Nearly 100 engineers and 16 cranes were involved in the three-day process which finishes up on Monday. On Friday, a leading Thai engineer warned that… Read More ›

All eyes on the Thai baht’s value this week as the Bank of Thailand acts against speculation in the currency

All eyes on the Thai baht’s value this week as the Bank of Thailand acts against speculation in the currency

July 14, 2019

Economy, Thailand:

Left unchecked with the probability at this stage of some interest rate cut the United States, the strength of the Thai baht will only grow.… Read More ›

UK Thai TV star faces legal battle to get custody of her baby daughter after midday snatch in Phuket

UK Thai TV star faces legal battle to get custody of her baby daughter after midday snatch in Phuket

July 14, 2019

Living, Media, Thailand:

UK tabloids have been reporting the story of the baby’s abduction in Phuket as Thai police investigate a complaint filed by her mother. On Friday,… Read More ›

American man and Thai wife arrested for selling ‘ice’ in Pattaya after police swooped on Bang Lamung condo

American man and Thai wife arrested for selling ‘ice’ in Pattaya after police swooped on Bang Lamung condo

July 13, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

39-year-old Bart Allen Helmus and his Thai wife, 30-year-old Sirinapa Wisetrit were arrested after they sold 10 grams of crystal ‘ice’ to undercover police. The… Read More ›

Thailand’s tourism industry finds itself in stormy weather as a falloff in visitors spooks trade

Thailand’s tourism industry finds itself in stormy weather as a falloff in visitors spooks trade

July 13, 2019

Economy, Thailand:

The strong baht and emerging competition from Cambodia and particularly Vietnam are key factors. However, some leading tourism figures also put the blame on political… Read More ›