Glimmer of hope for the ailing Thai economy as exports and business registrations decline slows

Glimmer of hope for the ailing Thai economy as exports and business registrations decline slows

September 27, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

New ฿100 billion stimulus package will not require extra borrowing as the government still maintains a prudent fiscal approach with a growing emphasis on restarting… Read More ›

American waging a campaign against a Ko Chang hotel shocked as police arrest and jail him for defamation

American waging a campaign against a Ko Chang hotel shocked as police arrest and jail him for defamation

September 27, 2020

Crime, Economy, Thailand:

The guest from hell: The case raises serious questions about the use of international review sites for bullying and malicious activity as well as Thailand’s… Read More ›

PM calls for global unity in the face of the virus in marked contrast to US President Trump’s speech at the UN

PM calls for global unity in the face of the virus in marked contrast to US President Trump’s speech at the UN

September 26, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

On Friday, the Thai Prime Minister gave his full backing to the United Nations and the multilateral framework of cooperation between countries as the way… Read More ›

Rejigged Thailand Elite card seen as a key tool in promoting the country as an oasis for the wealthy to flock to

Rejigged Thailand Elite card seen as a key tool in promoting the country as an oasis for the wealthy to flock to

September 25, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

The Thai government appears to be doubling down on pursuing its quality not quantity approach towards foreign tourism which is now being extended into the… Read More ›

Government reviewing prostitution laws, public consultations expected in 2021 amid reform calls from workers

Government reviewing prostitution laws, public consultations expected in 2021 amid reform calls from workers

September 25, 2020

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

The UN in 2014 estimated that there were over 123,000 prostitutes in Thailand although sex workers say the figure is at least twice that with… Read More ›

Central, Robinson department stores in expansion mode showing 2020 economy is not all bad news

Central, Robinson department stores in expansion mode showing 2020 economy is not all bad news

September 24, 2020

Economy, Living, Thailand:

New winning strategy combining online and retail platforms unveiled by the Central and Robinson department store chain which is to accelerate expansion in Thailand despite… Read More ›

Former Immigration Bureau boss ‘Big Joke’ to bring case against the PM to get his old job back after 2019 shunt

Former Immigration Bureau boss ‘Big Joke’ to bring case against the PM to get his old job back after 2019 shunt

September 23, 2020

Crime, Politics, Thailand:

In January this year, the former immigration police chief appeared before the Anti Corruption Commission after a lawyer, in May 2019, one month after his… Read More ›

Time up for some long-stay business owners as immigration warns of arrests after Saturday’s deadline

Time up for some long-stay business owners as immigration warns of arrests after Saturday’s deadline

September 22, 2020

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Particular problems associated with long-stay Non-Immigrant B visa holders under the present extraordinary conditions are being identified as the closure of the kingdom’s borders has… Read More ›

Criminal charges likely against student leaders as mysterious ‘People’s Party’ plaque goes missing

Criminal charges likely against student leaders as mysterious ‘People’s Party’ plaque goes missing

September 22, 2020

Politics, Thailand:

Mystery holy man turned up on Monday and dug up newly laid cement where the plaque has been inserted to place roses, photographs of the… Read More ›

Woman executed at the temple by her police officer lover in early-morning point-blank range gun slaying horror

Woman executed at the temple by her police officer lover in early-morning point-blank range gun slaying horror

September 22, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

Clinical murder of a 39-year-old woman at the entrance to a temple in the Bang Khae district of Bangkok was triggered by killer’s stress after… Read More ›

Fear and confusion in Thailand’s tourism industry as near-bankrupt hotels decline foreign tourists

Fear and confusion in Thailand’s tourism industry as near-bankrupt hotels decline foreign tourists

September 21, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

Several initiatives including the ‘Phuket Model’ and only last week, a 9-month long-stay visa for foreign tourists, have been announced but nothing is yet finalised.… Read More ›

Students submit a reform petition to the Privy Council, call for a General Strike in Thailand on October 14th

Students submit a reform petition to the Privy Council, call for a General Strike in Thailand on October 14th

September 21, 2020

Politics, Thailand:

Students are now facing the threat of further prosecution as they call on the public to show solidarity with the cause by personal actions between… Read More ›

Thaksin poses a question to those in power on the same day he was removed from office in 2006

Thaksin poses a question to those in power on the same day he was removed from office in 2006

September 20, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The former Thai Prime Minister who won two elections and presided over a period of unprecedented growth in the kingdom, on Saturday, noted that he… Read More ›

March on government to go ahead on Sunday as rally organisers appear to focus on the monarchy reform plans

March on government to go ahead on Sunday as rally organisers appear to focus on the monarchy reform plans

September 20, 2020

Politics, Thailand:

The rally on Saturday was attended by former Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit accompanied by Pannika Wanich, another key member of the Progressive Movement.… Read More ›

Western foreigners being blamed by ultra-right for this latest wave of radical student protests in Thailand

Western foreigners being blamed by ultra-right for this latest wave of radical student protests in Thailand

September 19, 2020

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Well over 10,000 police officers have been mobilised to control the situation with reserve forces of anti-riot police and military units on standby in case… Read More ›

Closed Thailand giving handouts to millions while Sweden welcomes tourists with falling infections

Closed Thailand giving handouts to millions while Sweden welcomes tourists with falling infections

September 18, 2020

Economy, Living, Thailand:

The Eurozone area is expected to contract by 7.9% this year as Asia will see its first economic decline since the 1960s. Thailand is emerging… Read More ›

Frenchman’s car stopped in Phuket, charged with the violent hotel rape of a 29 year old UK woman in Patpong

Frenchman’s car stopped in Phuket, charged with the violent hotel rape of a 29 year old UK woman in Patpong

September 16, 2020

Crime, Living, Thailand:

The 29-year-old UK tourist reported the rape last Friday morning to police in Patong who later obtained a warrant for the arrest of 36-year-old Mr… Read More ›

Bangkok condo industry leader calls urgently for government help as Chinese buyers have disappeared 

Bangkok condo industry leader calls urgently for government help as Chinese buyers have disappeared 

September 16, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

The situation in the Bangkok condo market is still not clear but the absence of Chinese visitors, who enter the country as tourists, has had… Read More ›

Long stay spenders sought for Thailand’s defunct foreign tourism industry with new visa approved

Long stay spenders sought for Thailand’s defunct foreign tourism industry with new visa approved

September 15, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

Government sources estimate that up to 1,200 tourists per month will begin arriving in Thailand under the new long-stay visa from October. The visas will… Read More ›

Raised concerns for the defiant student protest being planned for next Saturday and Sunday

Raised concerns for the defiant student protest being planned for next Saturday and Sunday

September 15, 2020

Living, Politics, Thailand:

The insistence by key student protest leaders in pursuing their August 10th ‘manifesto’ for reform of the monarchy has deeply disturbed authorities. There are genuine… Read More ›