Thamanat’s new job is to make Palang Pracharat the kingdom’s largest voting bloc in parliament

Thamanat’s new job is to make Palang Pracharat the kingdom’s largest voting bloc in parliament

June 23, 2021

Politics, Thailand:

The continued rise of Captain Thamanat even after explosive allegations about him emerged in September 2019 in an Australian newspaper tells us a lot about… Read More ›

2 killed in 15-minute firefight between security forces and insurgents as Pattani siege is ended

2 killed in 15-minute firefight between security forces and insurgents as Pattani siege is ended

June 22, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

One of the two dead men was identified as 29-year-old Amran Mahire with four arrest warrants and who was believed to be linked to the… Read More ›

Central bank to lower GDP growth forecast as its attention turns to private sector debt management

Central bank to lower GDP growth forecast as its attention turns to private sector debt management

June 22, 2021

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Bank appears to be getting ready to tackle skyrocketing household debt levels which continue to significantly outpace GDP gains. Such a move could in itself… Read More ›

Killer gang linked to murdered family holed up at a Pattani resort but refuse to surrender peacefully to task force

Killer gang linked to murdered family holed up at a Pattani resort but refuse to surrender peacefully to task force

June 21, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

Killing of a businessman, his daughter and nephew from Songkhla at the end of April was an outrage that shocked and angered the public in… Read More ›

Change in insurance rules for retirement visas after some over 70s were forced out of Thailand 

Change in insurance rules for retirement visas after some over 70s were forced out of Thailand 

June 20, 2021

Living, Thailand:

Move towards health insurance for foreigners does not yet cover business, work or marriage visa holders and comes as Thai authorities are looking at health… Read More ›

Thailand abstains as the UN calls for Myanmar’s return to democracy and a junta arms embargo to quell conflict

Thailand abstains as the UN calls for Myanmar’s return to democracy and a junta arms embargo to quell conflict

June 20, 2021

Politics, Thailand:

Young people across Myanmar take up arms as the wave of protests against the February 1st coup morphs into an effort to create an alternative… Read More ›

Engineer gets suspended sentence for killing 17 year old in Chonburi with a gun in a road rage confrontation

Engineer gets suspended sentence for killing 17 year old in Chonburi with a gun in a road rage confrontation

June 19, 2021

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Defendant in the case, 56-year-old Suthep Phochanasomboon, lost his ฿874k bail bond when he failed to turn up at the Chonburi Provincial Court on May… Read More ›

Prayut says Thailand will revert to normal for tourism from mid-October as Phuket set to reopen

Prayut says Thailand will revert to normal for tourism from mid-October as Phuket set to reopen

June 18, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Reopening of Phuket to turn the island into a holiday Alcatraz with heightened and stringent security measures being imposed by officials. It comes as Minister… Read More ›

Coalition MPs support opposition’s constitutional reform plan to scrap the Senate’s right to vote on PM 

Coalition MPs support opposition’s constitutional reform plan to scrap the Senate’s right to vote on PM 

June 17, 2021

Politics, Thailand:

14 amendments will be debated by the Thai parliament from June 22nd to 24th including a call by all parties involved in Wednesday’s meeting with… Read More ›

Closure of Phuket bars and alcohol restrictions turn off prospective foreign tourists says survey

Closure of Phuket bars and alcohol restrictions turn off prospective foreign tourists says survey

June 16, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Survey does show that there is interest in visiting Phuket and that some are already booked to come after July 1st. However, there is frustration… Read More ›

Defiant Prayut vows to lead his government to full term until 2023 election and post virus economy

Defiant Prayut vows to lead his government to full term until 2023 election and post virus economy

June 16, 2021

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

PM offered an apology on Tuesday after he came out fighting on Monday evening following a day of crisis when the vaccine supply debacle over… Read More ›

Chaos and confusion as vaccination drive is left in disarray with no new doses supplied this week to facilities

Chaos and confusion as vaccination drive is left in disarray with no new doses supplied this week to facilities

June 15, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Rural Doctor Society is blaming the Prime Minister as the Head of the CCSA for this week’s debacle while most anger and frustration has been… Read More ›

Blow for travellers: strict rules, no bars and entertainment venues allowed to open in Phuket 

Blow for travellers: strict rules, no bars and entertainment venues allowed to open in Phuket 

June 14, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Yuthasak Supasorn visited Phuket on Saturday and assured potential holidaymakers that there will be no change to the promise… Read More ›

Taiwan accuses Thailand of prioritising its own access to the AstraZeneca vaccine amid delays

Taiwan accuses Thailand of prioritising its own access to the AstraZeneca vaccine amid delays

June 13, 2021

Economy, Living, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

A massive 79.47% of the Thai public want to see their local authorities handle the distribution of vaccines as significant majorities have no confidence in… Read More ›

Loan bill passes but Thai economic prospects are not bright with a 1.8% 2021 GDP gain predicted

Loan bill passes but Thai economic prospects are not bright with a 1.8% 2021 GDP gain predicted

June 12, 2021

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The Kingdom and the government must strive hard to keep up the vaccination drive to have any chance of overcoming the virus crisis but the… Read More ›

UK Labour frontbencher wants Thailand put on a red list of countries over ‘false’ Covid variant

UK Labour frontbencher wants Thailand put on a red list of countries over ‘false’ Covid variant

June 11, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

Thailand is currently listed as ‘amber’ and not ‘red’. However, the current third wave outbreak in the country, regulations and confusion, such as that over… Read More ›

Anutin signs up Pfizer for 20 million doses but warns that Covid-19 may be with us for some time into the future

Anutin signs up Pfizer for 20 million doses but warns that Covid-19 may be with us for some time into the future

June 11, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Experience in Bahrain where 50% of the population was vaccinated primarily with the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine but which suffered a surge in infections at the… Read More ›

Phuket plan is going ahead despite cabinet referral with TAT targeting 3 million visitors by the end of 2021

Phuket plan is going ahead despite cabinet referral with TAT targeting 3 million visitors by the end of 2021

June 10, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

Tourism authority is predicting that this year’s foreign tourist arrivals will spend ฿80,000 to ฿100,000 per head during their stay in Thailand leaving the kingdom… Read More ›

Bottlenecks as 28 die after receiving a vaccine amid surging demand with 5% already vaccinated nationwide

Bottlenecks as 28 die after receiving a vaccine amid surging demand with 5% already vaccinated nationwide

June 10, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesperson Dr Apisamai Srisangson confirms all vaccine doses are being logged and all adverse reactions are being investigated. She… Read More ›

Staff heard 4 to 5 shouts before alarm was raised in Ko Tao island death of billionaire industrialist and his wife

Staff heard 4 to 5 shouts before alarm was raised in Ko Tao island death of billionaire industrialist and his wife

June 9, 2021

Crime, Living, Thailand:

34-year-old son Ratish Sachathamakul went kayaking while his parents later emerged from their bedroom looking for the pool area. When the younger man returned, he… Read More ›

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