Former PM calls for a culture shift and sustainable democracy to advance Thailand

Former PM calls for a culture shift and sustainable democracy to advance Thailand

April 28, 2016

Economy, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

A former Thai Prime Minister, who heralded a new age of economic development and modernisation in Thailand in the aftermath of the 1991 coup, has… Read More ›

Bridge club still faces prosecution after raid in Pattaya which made world headlines

Bridge club still faces prosecution after raid in Pattaya which made world headlines

April 22, 2016

Foreigners, Living, Thailand:

Elderly foreigner expats arrested at the Pattaya Bridge Club in February still face a lengthy legal ordeal until a Thai court finally adjudicates on the… Read More ›

Drug seizures in Thailand spotlight the narcotics threat and regional instabilities

Drug seizures in Thailand spotlight the narcotics threat and regional instabilities

April 16, 2016

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

In one week at the end of March, Thai police seized drugs worth over $175 million on the international market in two raids. The seizures… Read More ›

Thai PM says foreign countries are not listening to government’s plan for Thailand’s stability

Thai PM says foreign countries are not listening to government’s plan for Thailand’s stability

April 6, 2016

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

During his visit to Washington for the Nuclear summit of world leaders the Thai Prime Minister and military junta leader reiterated the mission of the… Read More ›

Foreign business under scrutiny as Thai nationals warned not to act as nominees

Foreign business under scrutiny as Thai nationals warned not to act as nominees

March 31, 2016

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

A senior official with the Thai Business Development Department has warned Thai citizens that they should not agree to become nominee shareholders for foreign business… Read More ›

Darker side to life in Thailand as some lives are blighted by murder, debt and gambling

Darker side to life in Thailand as some lives are blighted by murder, debt and gambling

March 28, 2016

Crime, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Surveys show that for foreigners visiting and living Thailand, life is very good. One recent giant sized expat survey revealed that nearly 75% of expats… Read More ›

Thai military want seats in unelected Senate as controlled debate on new charter steps up

Thai military want seats in unelected Senate as controlled debate on new charter steps up

March 24, 2016

More News from Thailand, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

As a controlled debate plays out in Thailand over proposals by a committee set up the military junta for a new constitution or charter for… Read More ›

Tough Thai Immigration law comes into force in March 2016 with blacklist provisions

Tough Thai Immigration law comes into force in March 2016 with blacklist provisions

February 16, 2016

Crime, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Thailand’s new laws clamping down on abuse of the immigration system and blacklisting foreigners who overstay their visa comes into force in March. This  follows… Read More ›

Thai government in extensive campaign to save Thailand’s fisheries and seafood exports

Thai government in extensive campaign to save Thailand’s fisheries and seafood exports

February 14, 2016

Economy, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Thai government has vowed to wipe out human rights abuses within its seafood and fisheries industry and a robust campaign is already showing results.… Read More ›

Thai authorities in balancing act as strained relationship with US seems to improve

Thai authorities in balancing act as strained relationship with US seems to improve

February 12, 2016

Economy, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

This week saw Thailand hosting the Cobra Gold military exercises in conjunction with the United States and with the participation of five other countries Singapore,… Read More ›

Thailand is a safe bet as tourism takes off with Bangkok No. 1 in Asia

Thailand is a safe bet as tourism takes off with Bangkok No. 1 in Asia

February 9, 2016

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Thailand has received a strong vote of confidence from tourists all over the world who are flocking to the Kingdom in spite of a barrage… Read More ›

Thailand tightens screening of foreign English teachers following paedophile arrest

Thailand tightens screening of foreign English teachers following paedophile arrest

February 7, 2016

Crime, Thailand:

The Thai government has ordered more rigorous screening of the background to westerners entering Thailand as teachers in the wake of  recent scandals. It has… Read More ›

US ambassador and Japanese investors encourage Thailand to join TPP trade bloc

US ambassador and Japanese investors encourage Thailand to join TPP trade bloc

February 6, 2016

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

As trade minister from eleven countries gathered in Auckland this week to officially sign the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in Auckland, it remains unclear… Read More ›

Household debt levels a weight on Thai economy

Household debt levels a weight on Thai economy

September 16, 2015

Thailand:

A new survey on household debt in Thailand raises questions about the impact of the situation on an economy that already faces external headwinds. Recent… Read More ›

Burmese accused says he ‘simply’ went for a swim at 2am at murder trial on Koh Samui

Burmese accused says he ‘simply’ went for a swim at 2am at murder trial on Koh Samui

September 14, 2015

Thailand:

The defence in the Koh Tao murder trial being held in Koh Samui has raised the issue of torture in dramatic testimony given by one… Read More ›

Royal Thai police make breakthrough in Bangkok bomb probe as police identify ringleader

Royal Thai police make breakthrough in Bangkok bomb probe as police identify ringleader

September 13, 2015

More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

The Royal Thai Police in Bangkok have now identified the key actor and ‘mastermind’ of the August 17th bombing in central Bangkok at the Erawan… Read More ›