New ministers take the reins in a formal audience with King Rama X & Queen Suthida at Dusit Palace

New ministers take the reins in a formal audience with King Rama X & Queen Suthida at Dusit Palace

August 13, 2020

Politics, Thailand:

Ceremony on Wednesday took place at the Dusit Palace in Bangkok. Seven ministers took their oaths of office before the King and Queen. Thailand’s new… Read More ›

Murdered woman may have died in an amorous liaison at her home in Nakhon Ratchasima, girl at school

Murdered woman may have died in an amorous liaison at her home in Nakhon Ratchasima, girl at school

August 13, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

The woman was the mother of a 6-year-old daughter who was at school while the little girl’s parent lost her life in her bedroom. Police… Read More ›

Student protest targeted at Monarchy on Monday night widely condemned by Thai political leaders as divisive

Student protest targeted at Monarchy on Monday night widely condemned by Thai political leaders as divisive

August 12, 2020

More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Protest comes after the ruling Palang Pracharat Party decisively won a by-election in Samut Prakan where its candidate won over 45% of the vote. On… Read More ›

Minister warns Facebook of possible legal action including Computer Crime Act criminal charges

Minister warns Facebook of possible legal action including Computer Crime Act criminal charges

August 11, 2020

Media, Politics, Thailand:

New intensity in efforts to monitor and control illegal and dangerous content online coming as minister warns of the dangers of division, hatred and possible… Read More ›

UK man in Phuket jailed on drunk driving charge just hours before flying to reunite with family

UK man in Phuket jailed on drunk driving charge just hours before flying to reunite with family

August 11, 2020

Crime, Living, Thailand:

60-year-old Peter Murray has lived in Phuket for 4 years and was the subject of an alarm raised by his family last Friday when he… Read More ›

5 people die including 4 young men hurled from a pickup truck in early morning road tragedies on Monday 

5 people die including 4 young men hurled from a pickup truck in early morning road tragedies on Monday 

August 10, 2020

Living, Thailand:

Police investigating one accident in Phitsanulok, where two pickups collided on a main road, believe that one vehicle may have driven out of control after… Read More ›

Boss Yoravuth criminal case descends into chaos with mounting review panels and lines of enquiry

Boss Yoravuth criminal case descends into chaos with mounting review panels and lines of enquiry

August 10, 2020

Crime, Politics, Thailand:

A range of investigations into the handling of the case has now been established with agreements and disagreements over a myriad of issues. However, the… Read More ›

Bailed protest leader and activist vows to speak again in Chiang Mai in defiance of a key court condition

Bailed protest leader and activist vows to speak again in Chiang Mai in defiance of a key court condition

August 9, 2020

Politics, Thailand:

Protest pair released on a surety of ฿100,000 as police net widens to include up to 31 people with 16 new arrests warrants to be… Read More ›

Expats banned and then unbanned from Bangkok Midnight Marathon as Thailand’s tourism industry crumbles

Expats banned and then unbanned from Bangkok Midnight Marathon as Thailand’s tourism industry crumbles

August 8, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

The gaffe this weekend by the Bangkok Midnight Marathon can be explained by a growing fear in Thailand towards expats driven by the Covid 19… Read More ›

Crackdown: Police execute arrest warrants and press charges against protest leaders on Friday afternoon

Crackdown: Police execute arrest warrants and press charges against protest leaders on Friday afternoon

August 7, 2020

Politics, Thailand:

On Friday afternoon, police began arresting a range of people connected to last month’s anti-government protests which erupted on Saturday, the 18th of July. The… Read More ›

New cabinet lineup in Royal Gazette but economic damage now extending into parts of the property market

New cabinet lineup in Royal Gazette but economic damage now extending into parts of the property market

August 6, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The Thai government is heavily constrained in its ability to manage this economic challenge driven by a lengthening range of negative factors such as Covid… Read More ›

American and Thai wife arrested for operating an illegal visa business in Bangkok using fake official stamps

American and Thai wife arrested for operating an illegal visa business in Bangkok using fake official stamps

August 5, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

Press were briefed on Tuesday at 4.30 pm by Lieutenant General Sompong Chingduang who revealed that a cannabis factory for the production and distribution of… Read More ›

Boss to be charged again with reckless driving causing the death of a policeman after review of the case

Boss to be charged again with reckless driving causing the death of a policeman after review of the case

August 4, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

The decision follows the dramatic intervention by the PM on Monday to seize the body of 40-year-old, Jaruchart Maadthong, one of two key witnesses who… Read More ›

Broken-hearted Swede fears history will repeat itself as shock parting left him stranded in Laos for 4 months

Broken-hearted Swede fears history will repeat itself as shock parting left him stranded in Laos for 4 months

August 3, 2020

Living, Thailand:

A Swedish Thai couple drove 700 kms on the 19th of March last to enter Laos near Nong Khai to apply for Michael Lundin’s Non-Immigrant… Read More ›

Warning signs in new banking and employment reports as virus crisis hits Thailand’s bottom line hard

Warning signs in new banking and employment reports as virus crisis hits Thailand’s bottom line hard

August 2, 2020

Economy, Living, Thailand:

With Thailand’s foreign tourism sector closed and stasis at the top driven by virus fears, the economy’s industrial and domestic base is also being ravaged.… Read More ›

Cabinet reshuffle with six new ministers sent for the King’s approval this week by Prime Minister

Cabinet reshuffle with six new ministers sent for the King’s approval this week by Prime Minister

August 1, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

New lineup sees only two sitting Palang Pracharat MPs and one ex-MP elevated to a ministerial role. It is also coming at a time of… Read More ›

Facebook under investigation over translation blunder as minister criticises the social network

Facebook under investigation over translation blunder as minister criticises the social network

July 31, 2020

Economy, Media, Thailand:

Minister for Digital Economy and Society, Buddhipongse Punnakanta, criticised Facebook this week for offering ‘little cooperation’ to Thai authorities in removing material requested under current… Read More ›

Boss Vorayuth case key witness dies riding his motorbike early on Thursday morning in Chiang Mai

Boss Vorayuth case key witness dies riding his motorbike early on Thursday morning in Chiang Mai

July 31, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

The Chairman of a parliamentary committee that was due to hear evidence from the dead man and the other key witness, reported to be ex-military… Read More ›

Expert stands by evidence that Red Bull Boss Vorayuth’s Ferrari was travelling at 177 km/h at the scene

Expert stands by evidence that Red Bull Boss Vorayuth’s Ferrari was travelling at 177 km/h at the scene

July 30, 2020

Crime, Politics, Thailand:

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan has addressed and rejected outright any speculation linking his brother, Admiral Sitthawat Wongsuwan, with the decision by a prosecutor at… Read More ›

Mind games and counter-protests, political chasm reappears as student demands deadline nears on Saturday

Mind games and counter-protests, political chasm reappears as student demands deadline nears on Saturday

July 29, 2020

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Leading loyalist, hospital director and arch-conservative Major General Rienthong Nanna, calls on his followers to infiltrate the ‘damned protests’ and send photos to his inbox… Read More ›