Sunday’s Bangkok poll may mean the end for PM after the Palang Pracharat Party’s dismal showing

Sunday’s Bangkok poll may mean the end for PM after the Palang Pracharat Party’s dismal showing

May 24, 2022

Politics, Thailand:

The poll on Sunday now makes the new voting laws due to be passed by parliament over the coming weeks even more urgent as it… Read More ›

Former Pheu Thai finance minister expresses unease about US regional moves to counter China’s rise 

Former Pheu Thai finance minister expresses unease about US regional moves to counter China’s rise 

May 23, 2022

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The statement raises a question about the Pheu Thai Party’s position as well as that of Thaksin Shinawatra towards efforts by the current US administration… Read More ›

Thailand Pass app retained for foreign tourists but Thai nationals are to be exempted after June 1st

Thailand Pass app retained for foreign tourists but Thai nationals are to be exempted after June 1st

May 21, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Minister Anutin told a public forum on Friday that the Thailand Pass application could still be scrapped but health officials need more time to examine… Read More ›

Thai man arrested for brutal attack on Russian woman jogging in Nong Prue area near Pattaya 

Thai man arrested for brutal attack on Russian woman jogging in Nong Prue area near Pattaya 

May 20, 2022

Crime, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Police are waiting to fully interview the Russian woman who is being treated at the Bangkok Hospital in Pattaya after sustaining severe injuries at the… Read More ›

Sex drugs found in hotel room of Australian man who died from balcony fall on Tuesday in Phuket

Sex drugs found in hotel room of Australian man who died from balcony fall on Tuesday in Phuket

May 19, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Death of a young Australian man being treated by police as a tragic accident after an investigation this week which has reignited speculation about the… Read More ›

Thailand moves to defend its solar energy sector from a US probe into Chinese linked firms here

Thailand moves to defend its solar energy sector from a US probe into Chinese linked firms here

May 19, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Current tariffs in the United States were introduced by Trump in 2018 with some having been retained after a review by the Biden administration in… Read More ›

26 year old murders her grandmother after being confronted with bank theft charges by her relative

26 year old murders her grandmother after being confronted with bank theft charges by her relative

May 17, 2022

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Details of the harrowing crime were given this week by senior police officers in Phetchaburi province who revealed that legal proceedings against Chantima Wongwatkee are… Read More ›

Deadly Ko Samui waterfall claims another life on Saturday as Romanian woman falls to her death

Deadly Ko Samui waterfall claims another life on Saturday as Romanian woman falls to her death

May 16, 2022

Culture, Living, Thailand:

All three dead tourists died while posing for photographs at the waterfall on different levels. Two died while trying to take selfie shots while one,… Read More ›

Prayut unveils 3 ‘R’ strategy for a deeper and broader partnership with the US on the economy

Prayut unveils 3 ‘R’ strategy for a deeper and broader partnership with the US on the economy

May 15, 2022

Culture, Economy, Politics, Thailand:

In an address to an audience representing the growing US Thai community, he spoke of his government’s success in maintaining stability, introducing new legislation and… Read More ›

Thai bond yields spike 20% as kingdom adopts a confident, pro growth pose amid capital flight

Thai bond yields spike 20% as kingdom adopts a confident, pro growth pose amid capital flight

May 14, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Patricia Mongkhonvanit of the Public Debt Management Office this week said that the government had been able to swap  ฿140 billion worth of long and… Read More ›

Face masks to be still needed in Thailand even after the emergency said Minster Anutin this week

Face masks to be still needed in Thailand even after the emergency said Minster Anutin this week

May 13, 2022

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Minister still on a mission about face masks. A key committee within the Ministry of Public Health is looking to make sure that the public,… Read More ›

US to unveil new economic relations framework for Asia at ASEAN Summit as China warns of new cold war

US to unveil new economic relations framework for Asia at ASEAN Summit as China warns of new cold war

May 11, 2022

Culture, Economy, Politics, Thailand:

US ASEAN Summit is a contrast to the 2016 event with some tough talking expected behind the scenes as the United States continues to pursue… Read More ›

PM is running out of time and confidence as opposition plots heave against him in June or July 

PM is running out of time and confidence as opposition plots heave against him in June or July 

May 10, 2022

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Embattled PM stresses that his government has preserved peace and stability and says any radical plans to boost incomes and address inequality will require a… Read More ›

Southeast Asia’s biggest online retailer Lazada landed in hot water in Thailand over Tik Tok video ad skit

Southeast Asia’s biggest online retailer Lazada landed in hot water in Thailand over Tik Tok video ad skit

May 9, 2022

Culture, Economy, Media, Politics, Thailand:

Tik Tok video featuring a transgender influencer joking with a disabled person in a wheelchair sparks fury across Thailand from royalists who claim the skit… Read More ›

Bank props up a slipping baht while Thai unions strongly pursue ฿492 minimum daily wage claim

Bank props up a slipping baht while Thai unions strongly pursue ฿492 minimum daily wage claim

May 8, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

The slow return of the foreign tourism industry and rising living costs were among the reasons given by JP Morgan as it downgraded its investor… Read More ›

Murder-suicide plot as couple die, one injured in Bangkok shooting involving two French nationals 

Murder-suicide plot as couple die, one injured in Bangkok shooting involving two French nationals 

May 6, 2022

Crime, Thailand:

Stunned employees rushed to the scene of the three-storey commercial premises near Sukhumvit after they heard the two French men arguing furiously and then heard… Read More ›

Thailand Pass linked to Emergency Decree as Anutin wants priority for Thais ahead of foreign tourists

Thailand Pass linked to Emergency Decree as Anutin wants priority for Thais ahead of foreign tourists

May 5, 2022

Economy, Thailand:

Growth in foreign tourist arrivals since Sunday, May 1st has been impressive with a 63% spike in numbers arriving at Thailand’s main Suvarnabhumi Airport and… Read More ›

Phuket murder hit suspect dies in Canadian plane crash days after being declared ‘most wanted’ by police

Phuket murder hit suspect dies in Canadian plane crash days after being declared ‘most wanted’ by police

May 4, 2022

Crime, Thailand:

From the moment the two hitmen stepped back onto Canadian soil last February after the murder of crime figure Jimmy Sandhu, their fortunes began to… Read More ›

Thailand and Japan announce defence pact on visit by Japanese PM to Bangkok ahead of US summit

Thailand and Japan announce defence pact on visit by Japanese PM to Bangkok ahead of US summit

May 3, 2022

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Western powers are moving to counter China’s expansionism in the region with the Quad pact in 2017 and the AUKUS military alliance between the United… Read More ›

Shark attack leaves 8-year-old with leg wound in Phuket but beaches declared safe by marine expert

Shark attack leaves 8-year-old with leg wound in Phuket but beaches declared safe by marine expert

May 2, 2022

Economy, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The attack comes as Thai authorities are battling to prop up the shark numbers off the kingdom’s coasts with a falling population and birth rate.… Read More ›

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