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

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

Redshirt leader calls on supporters to be patient as he predicts the new government will be short-lived

Redshirt leader calls on supporters to be patient as he predicts the new government will be short-lived

July 12, 2019

Politics, Thailand:

The redshirt leader and former MP, Jatuporn Promphan, was jailed for defamation of ex-premier Abhisit Vejjajiva in 2017. He struck a pragmatic and responsible tone… Read More ›

Thai man sentenced to death for the Ko Si Chang murder of German woman Miriam Beelte in April

Thai man sentenced to death for the Ko Si Chang murder of German woman Miriam Beelte in April

July 12, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

The Thai court found that it could not mitigate the sentence imposed on the Ronnakorn Romruen who worked cleaning the local beaches. It said that… Read More ›

Begpacking is shameless behaviour that is outlawed in Thailand and poisons goodwill between cultures

Begpacking is shameless behaviour that is outlawed in Thailand and poisons goodwill between cultures

July 11, 2019

Culture, Living, Thailand:

The sort of tourists and visitors that Thailand could do without. Cheap, ignorant and entitled begpackers from wealthy western countries are increasingly targeting Thailand as… Read More ›

New Thai cabinet attains royal approval as military rule is dismantled in Thailand by orders

New Thai cabinet attains royal approval as military rule is dismantled in Thailand by orders

July 11, 2019

Politics, Thailand:

Civil rights groups are pointing to the retention of some provisions allowing for individuals to be detained for 7 days by security forces for questioning… Read More ›

Online porn star is in serious legal trouble as Thai police link her to car fraud and gambling as well

Online porn star is in serious legal trouble as Thai police link her to car fraud and gambling as well

July 10, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

Porn star Nong Am was arrested by Thai police at her home in the Charoen area of Bangkok on Friday. The 32-year-old is reported to… Read More ›

World Bank fears political problems in Thailand as it still eyes 3.5% growth for 2019 in latest bulletin

World Bank fears political problems in Thailand as it still eyes 3.5% growth for 2019 in latest bulletin

July 9, 2019

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Thai government’s public expenditure programme will have a significant bearing on the economy this year says the World Bank. The Secretary-General for Thailand’s Eastern Economic… Read More ›

Nigerian and Thai wife arrested by police after online romance fraud costs woman ฿1.5 million

Nigerian and Thai wife arrested by police after online romance fraud costs woman ฿1.5 million

July 8, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

Thai woman transferred the money in the hope of gaining access to ฿15 million in an approved loan from the World Bank arranged by a… Read More ›

Wife and mother from Northern Ireland flies to Thailand after tragic death of her husband

Wife and mother from Northern Ireland flies to Thailand after tragic death of her husband

July 7, 2019

Living, Thailand:

Urgent calls for more information on the danger of riptides on Phuket beaches: Some locals in Phuket have criticised the lack of lifeguards and the… Read More ›