Chaos as senior officials deny easing and postponement the chemical ban announced by the Industry Minister

Chaos as senior officials deny easing and postponement the chemical ban announced by the Industry Minister

November 28, 2019

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

Extraordinary press conference saw senior officials of the Thai government deny the briefing given to the media yesterday by the Minister of Industry Suriya Juangroongruangkit… Read More ›

74-year-old UK man dies in another Pattaya motorcycle smash on a busy highway this Wednesday

74-year-old UK man dies in another Pattaya motorcycle smash on a busy highway this Wednesday

November 28, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A Thai government official driving a white car heading for Sattahip told police that his car was unable to stop as the UK motorcyclist cut… Read More ›

Shock parliamentary defeat exposes the weakness of the coalition already riven with tensions and factions

Shock parliamentary defeat exposes the weakness of the coalition already riven with tensions and factions

November 27, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

MPs walked out after the Speaker Chuan Leekpai called for a recount of votes following the surprising government defeat vote by 234 votes to 230… Read More ›

Chemical ban delay to cause a government crisis as shock move rebuts Bhumjaithai ministers

Chemical ban delay to cause a government crisis as shock move rebuts Bhumjaithai ministers

November 27, 2019

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

The ban had been driven fiercely by junior agriculture minister Mananya Thaiset for whom today’s decision will be seen as a setback. The move also… Read More ›

Pattaya’s Russian tourists targeted by motorcycle snatch gang as the city’s hotels struggle with lower occupancy

Pattaya’s Russian tourists targeted by motorcycle snatch gang as the city’s hotels struggle with lower occupancy

November 27, 2019

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

At a reception on Tuesday attended by the Governor of the Thailand Tourism Authority in Pattaya, a recycling initiative was launched by a Thai company… Read More ›

Father in law brutally executes his son and law over a 3-year grudge in Nakhon Si Thammarat province

Father in law brutally executes his son and law over a 3-year grudge in Nakhon Si Thammarat province

November 26, 2019

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

A two-year-old little Thai girl saw her grandfather kill her father in a violent attack when he came to her grandparents to bring his family… Read More ›

Minister gears up Thai education sector to meet the demands of foreign investors, job creators into the future

Minister gears up Thai education sector to meet the demands of foreign investors, job creators into the future

November 26, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thailand’s flagship industrial project will require a lift in educational standards if it is to attract the best firms worldwide to succeed. Minister has also… Read More ›

Thaksin’s son off the hook on money laundering charges connected with Krung Thai Bank loan scandal

Thaksin’s son off the hook on money laundering charges connected with Krung Thai Bank loan scandal

November 25, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Judges found that the monies given to Mr Panthongtae Shiniwatra were advanced as part of a new business venture that never got off the ground.… Read More ›

Online child abuse is being exploited as a business opportunity by some Thai porn barons with networks

Online child abuse is being exploited as a business opportunity by some Thai porn barons with networks

November 25, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai investors had purchased the platform as a group set up in Russia and hosted on the popular Russian social network VK. The man arrested… Read More ›

UK ram raider rammed back home to serve seven and a half years in prison after hiding out in sunny Thailand

UK ram raider rammed back home to serve seven and a half years in prison after hiding out in sunny Thailand

November 24, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Dangerous British criminal living in Thailand for 18 months had committed 4 ram raids by driving powerful cars into buildings and burglarising them. His last… Read More ›

Six students cut out of passenger van smash after driver is killed on the road to Bangkok in the early hours

Six students cut out of passenger van smash after driver is killed on the road to Bangkok in the early hours

November 24, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

48-year-old lorry driver Lorry Somthin Wilawan told police that he initially thought some steel rods had fallen from his vehicle and got out to see… Read More ›

Criminal case opened into death of seven foreign workers in Phuket building collapse on Thursday

Criminal case opened into death of seven foreign workers in Phuket building collapse on Thursday

November 23, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The investigation officer into the disaster Major Wuttichai Thongkaew reported that it appeared the earth subsided on the new ‘spread footing’ type foundation system. Local… Read More ›

Court ruling on Thanathorn shares opens other MPs to scrutiny and possible electoral law legal action

Court ruling on Thanathorn shares opens other MPs to scrutiny and possible electoral law legal action

November 23, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Meanwhile, activists continue the relentless campaign against Mr Thanathorn and the radical Future Forward Party. The firebrand young leader is also facing further probes by… Read More ›

German tourist dies following rescue from the local beach in Phuket after being hit by a boat’s propeller

German tourist dies following rescue from the local beach in Phuket after being hit by a boat’s propeller

November 22, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The Deputy Superintendent of Police at Kamala station revealed that the German man was swimming outside the designated swimming area of the beach when tragedy… Read More ›

Despite an export contraction, Thailand’s 2019 trade surplus grew as ministers look at prospects for 2020 

Despite an export contraction, Thailand’s 2019 trade surplus grew as ministers look at prospects for 2020 

November 22, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Trade friction and world economic instability likely to continue under the present US administration. Thailand still aims for 3% export growth in 2020 and economic… Read More ›

Pope meets the PM, calls for an end to the abuse and exploitation of women and children in the sex industry

Pope meets the PM, calls for an end to the abuse and exploitation of women and children in the sex industry

November 22, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Pope Francis called for the ‘uprooting’ of the evils of human trafficking, the sex industry and slave labour in Thailand as well as other countries.… Read More ›

Crackdown on illegal foreigners sees American teacher arrested in class and Russian at his restaurant lunch

Crackdown on illegal foreigners sees American teacher arrested in class and Russian at his restaurant lunch

November 21, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

Begpacker couple of ‘hippy’ Greek man and Chinese man also arrested in Chiang Mai sitting on the pavement as police check the rolls of Chiang… Read More ›

Pope Francis arrives in Thailand amid more trenchant criticism from western conservatives at home 

Pope Francis arrives in Thailand amid more trenchant criticism from western conservatives at home 

November 20, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Pope will pray at the tomb of the Thai martyr of the Catholic church Nicholas Bunkerd Kitbamrung who was imprisoned by Thai authorities in 1941,… Read More ›

Future Forward leader Thanathorn removed as MP by the Constitutional Court over prohibited media link

Future Forward leader Thanathorn removed as MP by the Constitutional Court over prohibited media link

November 20, 2019

Politics, Thailand:

The decision is not the end of Mr Thanthorn’s legal woes as a number of other complaints have been filed against him. He could also… Read More ›

Tragedy of a 13-year-old Muslim girl who died on Friday in Bangkok shows need for more women police

Tragedy of a 13-year-old Muslim girl who died on Friday in Bangkok shows need for more women police

November 20, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

A devastating and heartbreaking tragedy for a Muslim mother in Bangkok who realised too late that her daughter was depressed and suffering after being captured… Read More ›