Plans to relaunch tourism from China thrown out as warnings emerge of a new swine flu virus threat

Plans to relaunch tourism from China thrown out as warnings emerge of a new swine flu virus threat

July 10, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

G4 was highlighted earlier this month by a team of Chinese disease control experts and derives from the 2009 Swine flu or H1N1 virus. The… Read More ›

Mini cabinet meets to focus on efforts to boost Thailand’s decimated post virus economy – May’s exports fell

Mini cabinet meets to focus on efforts to boost Thailand’s decimated post virus economy – May’s exports fell

July 10, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The move comes as Thailand’s economic leadership resumes regular meetings with dismal numbers emerging from the country’s industrial and export sector for May. Thailand’s exports,… Read More ›

Senior Thai officials and medical elite warn that Covid 19 remains a threat even with borders closed to travellers

Senior Thai officials and medical elite warn that Covid 19 remains a threat even with borders closed to travellers

July 9, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

Thailand’s Covid 19 centre has warned of complacency among the Thai public following the publication of an opinion poll this week which showed two-thirds of… Read More ›

Agony for stranded western foreigners as ‘Fast-track’ Chinese charter flight jets in from Shanghai

Agony for stranded western foreigners as ‘Fast-track’ Chinese charter flight jets in from Shanghai

July 9, 2020

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Recent Thai government regulations have granted ‘fast-track’ entry to Asian business people without quarantine extending to parties of up to 10 people. The arrival of… Read More ›

Mysterious death of Australian man found on Saturday in Pattaya ruled as suicide, case closed by local police

Mysterious death of Australian man found on Saturday in Pattaya ruled as suicide, case closed by local police

July 8, 2020

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Maid at the Pattaya condominium remembered Mr Andrew Tomlinson as a quiet man who had lived there for 3 years without incident. His death, revealed… Read More ›

Thai economy has until October to rebound or bad debts will begin to weigh heavily on the banks

Thai economy has until October to rebound or bad debts will begin to weigh heavily on the banks

July 7, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

Grim prediction and outlook for Thailand’s economy, battered even before the Covid 19 emergency by changing world trends and trade tensions, but now, to quote… Read More ›

Russian woman arrested for suspected filicide in Pattaya after surviving 3rd-floor condo jump

Russian woman arrested for suspected filicide in Pattaya after surviving 3rd-floor condo jump

July 6, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

Landlord told police that the 33-year-old Russian woman, named as Anna Efimova, arrived last Saturday evening and was alone with her infant girl. The woman… Read More ›

UK PM’s partner targets monkey coconut trade as animal rights group gets Thai products removed in shops

UK PM’s partner targets monkey coconut trade as animal rights group gets Thai products removed in shops

July 6, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

Boris Johnson’s partner applauds UK retailers for their ban on products using monkey labour linked with Thailand’s coconut farmers. Leading UK retailers turn their back… Read More ›

Drunk soldier who overturned pickup guns down a diligent policeman trying to rescue him in a stupor

Drunk soldier who overturned pickup guns down a diligent policeman trying to rescue him in a stupor

July 5, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

The tragedy played out in the early hours of Friday morning leaving a popular police volunteer dead, a young man facing a murder charge and… Read More ›

Thailand is red-lighted in the UK for quarantine purposes alongside Brazil, China and the US, inexplicable move

Thailand is red-lighted in the UK for quarantine purposes alongside Brazil, China and the US, inexplicable move

July 4, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

Travellers from Thailand must quarantine for 14 days when entering the UK. Clarification late on Friday night is disappointing news for Thai authorities as the… Read More ›

Move to prevent a tourism wipeout as minister pushes 3 phase plan especially targeting Chinese tourists

Move to prevent a tourism wipeout as minister pushes 3 phase plan especially targeting Chinese tourists

July 3, 2020

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The Tourism Minister envisages the return of tourism under tightly controlled conditions in August with access only to popular tourist hotspots for bookings made through… Read More ›

Prosecutors urge police to track down location of Red Bull heir to allow for extradition proceedings against him

Prosecutors urge police to track down location of Red Bull heir to allow for extradition proceedings against him

July 2, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

The heir to a family fortune estimated in billions of dollars underpinned by the world-famous Red Bull drink, Vorayuth ‘Boss’ Yoovidhya, is somewhere out there… Read More ›

Buriram judge brokers justice for Danish man and his Thai wife after abrupt relationship breakdown

Buriram judge brokers justice for Danish man and his Thai wife after abrupt relationship breakdown

July 1, 2020

Culture, Living, Thailand:

The case before the court was not decided but the judge indicated that their relationship was one of marriage and therefore suggested that assets, excluding… Read More ›

Lawyer tells senior CSD police that his hands are clean in relation to any alleged prison escape plot by Banyin

Lawyer tells senior CSD police that his hands are clean in relation to any alleged prison escape plot by Banyin

June 30, 2020

Crime, Politics, Thailand:

Korn Kanthieng met the police and answered questions for nearly five hours on Tuesday. They are investigating the alleged plot linked to former Deputy Commerce… Read More ›

IATA calls on countries like Thailand to think again over quarantine schemes and travel curbs costing jobs

IATA calls on countries like Thailand to think again over quarantine schemes and travel curbs costing jobs

June 30, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

The airline industry body representing over 290 airlines calls for a global standard and response to kickstart international travel between countries as Thailand faces a… Read More ›

Slow progress as list of foreigners allowed entry expands but there is some confusion at embassies 

Slow progress as list of foreigners allowed entry expands but there is some confusion at embassies 

June 29, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

Thousands of foreigners around the world particularly in western countries have already applied or are preparing to apply to return to Thailand with a further… Read More ›

Election of a new ruling party leader, shifts focus now to the future of the economics czar Somkid and his team

Election of a new ruling party leader, shifts focus now to the future of the economics czar Somkid and his team

June 28, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The election last Saturday in Muang Thong Thani, just outside Bangkok, of Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan as the leader of the ruling Palang Pracharat… Read More ›

Supreme Court, in a final decision, confirms reduced jail sentences for five 2007 UDD Redshirt riot leaders 

Supreme Court, in a final decision, confirms reduced jail sentences for five 2007 UDD Redshirt riot leaders 

June 27, 2020

Politics, Thailand:

Lawyer for the five men sentenced ask that they be handed down suspended sentences at Friday’s hearing but the Supreme Court found the nature of… Read More ›

Committee advises the government to extend the State of Emergency in Thailand to the end of July for safety

Committee advises the government to extend the State of Emergency in Thailand to the end of July for safety

June 26, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The move is seen as important to the oversight of the reopening of Thai schools and ongoing quarantine efforts for incoming passengers entering the kingdom.… Read More ›

Thailand’s closure biting harder as one airline gets ready to cease operations forever and lays off staff

Thailand’s closure biting harder as one airline gets ready to cease operations forever and lays off staff

June 25, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

Country’s economy and firms are running out of money and time as one airline, NokScoot, is reported to be on the brink while the Thai… Read More ›