70 arrested near Government House in Bangkok as police move clears protest site in place for 2 weeks

70 arrested near Government House in Bangkok as police move clears protest site in place for 2 weeks

March 28, 2021

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A significant number involved in the protest outside Government House, which was dispersed on Sunday morning, were part of a march from Nakhon Ratchasima to… Read More ›

Public Health Ministry moves to assure the public on outlying cases as vaccination drive cranks up

Public Health Ministry moves to assure the public on outlying cases as vaccination drive cranks up

March 28, 2021

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A 29-year-old market seller who works in Bangkok but lives in Ratchaburi becomes the first confirmed case of a vaccinated person to test positive for… Read More ›

PM left master of the field as constitutional reform moves stall with street protests quieted

PM left master of the field as constitutional reform moves stall with street protests quieted

March 27, 2021

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

A suggestion on March 17th last by Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and leader of the Bhumjaithai Party that time would remove the controversial Section… Read More ›

Provincial agency boss arrested in Mukdahan after trying to extort ฿2 million from a businessman

Provincial agency boss arrested in Mukdahan after trying to extort ฿2 million from a businessman

March 27, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Director of the Pongsawan Wood Industry Co. which owned ฿600 million of seized wood ordered to be returned to it by the Supreme Court,… Read More ›

World Bank downgrades growth prospects as Thai economic recovery in 2021 looks still uncertain

World Bank downgrades growth prospects as Thai economic recovery in 2021 looks still uncertain

March 26, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thailand’s economic problems are coming into clear focus as projected growth rates for 2021 are already beginning to slide as in 2019 and 2020 despite… Read More ›

Gambling Godfather arrested in Rayong linked with the murder of a moto-taxi driver in Pattaya

Gambling Godfather arrested in Rayong linked with the murder of a moto-taxi driver in Pattaya

March 25, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Friday’s police operations assisted by the elite Hanuman unit of the Crime Suppression Division (CSD), seized the property empire and assets of gambling kingpin, Somchai… Read More ›

Plan to reopen Phuket to foreign tourists on July 1st appears promising but UK taxman wants a cut 

Plan to reopen Phuket to foreign tourists on July 1st appears promising but UK taxman wants a cut 

March 25, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Proposal to vaccinate the population of Phuket and remove quarantine for incoming visitors appears to have the support of key ministers in the government. On… Read More ›

Woman publicly stripped, beaten to a gruesome death in front of onlookers over sexual jealousy on Sunday last

Woman publicly stripped, beaten to a gruesome death in front of onlookers over sexual jealousy on Sunday last

March 24, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Three murders, two women and a man, at different ends of the country, tell us about a society where many lives are destroyed by either… Read More ›

Thailand’s plan to reopen lacks clarity with rising doubts for anything like mass tourism in 2021

Thailand’s plan to reopen lacks clarity with rising doubts for anything like mass tourism in 2021

March 23, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

As reduced quarantine comes into effect on April 1st with a promise of a full reopening by October 1st, the situation looks increasingly complex even… Read More ›

Crowdfunding effort for alleged Dutch fraudster to bail him out of jail and fight fraud charges in court

Crowdfunding effort for alleged Dutch fraudster to bail him out of jail and fight fraud charges in court

March 23, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The mother of 37-year-old Wesley Halbach’s two-year-old daughter told an online appeal that he was the ‘victim of a big set up’ brought about because… Read More ›

Thailand falling in world happiness rankings, the country has fallen sharply in surveys since 2012

Thailand falling in world happiness rankings, the country has fallen sharply in surveys since 2012

March 22, 2021

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

The annual survey has become more sophisticated at measuring people’s happiness worldwide using the Gallup polling organisation in addition to government statistics across a range… Read More ›

Police winning the battle on the street as more militant protest movement turns off the public since last year

Police winning the battle on the street as more militant protest movement turns off the public since last year

March 21, 2021

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

Deteriorating and now dangerous security situation linked with ongoing protest activity is alienating public support while authorities continue to arrest and send more files to… Read More ›

Hatred of Asian Americans driven by prejudical anger is real and a threat to US Thai communities living in fear

Hatred of Asian Americans driven by prejudical anger is real and a threat to US Thai communities living in fear

March 21, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Tragedy strikes again among the Asian American community in the United States as activist groups report a surge in racial aggression and acts towards the… Read More ›

Relatives of executed family ask for help as death sentence is confirmed for seven men in Krabi this week

Relatives of executed family ask for help as death sentence is confirmed for seven men in Krabi this week

March 20, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Family of the seven condemned men now shift their focus to preparing documents to submit a petition to the King for mercy after the court… Read More ›

Centre for Covid-19  announces ‘bubble and seal’ measures after October 1st with quarantine lifted

Centre for Covid-19 announces ‘bubble and seal’ measures after October 1st with quarantine lifted

March 19, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The latest news is bound to exasperate potential tourists thinking of visiting Thailand after October 1st as Friday’s announcement has created more confusion than clarity… Read More ›

Big Joke promoted to a new role at police HQ working on reform of the force from April after reshuffle

Big Joke promoted to a new role at police HQ working on reform of the force from April after reshuffle

March 19, 2021

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

The new appointment for Police Lieutenant General Surachate Hakparn will take effect in April and was approved on Wednesday by the Police Commission chaired by… Read More ›

Threat to Thailand from the encroaching dragon of the North as Chinese factories in Myanmar burn

Threat to Thailand from the encroaching dragon of the North as Chinese factories in Myanmar burn

March 18, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The news comes after last Sunday’s execution by Myanmar’s Tatmadaw or military forces of a shop steward at a Chinese owned factory who was demonstrating… Read More ›

Italian charged with sexual molestation of a 3-year-old girl in a western suburb of Bangkok

Italian charged with sexual molestation of a 3-year-old girl in a western suburb of Bangkok

March 17, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

A warrant for the arrest of the Italian man was issued on Tuesday by the Taling Chan Criminal Court on charges alleging the molestation of… Read More ›

PM signals a policy change to allow broader and easier private sector access to Covid-19 vaccines

PM signals a policy change to allow broader and easier private sector access to Covid-19 vaccines

March 17, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Full steam ahead with vaccination drive: Thai government leader heralds a renewed impetus to lead the kingdom out of the morass of the Covid-19 emergency… Read More ›

‘Penguin’ on hunger strike after chaotic court scenes in Bangkok demanding bail for protesters

‘Penguin’ on hunger strike after chaotic court scenes in Bangkok demanding bail for protesters

March 16, 2021

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

Key protest leader is now on hunger strike as a court heard on Tuesday that he is being held within the convict’s wing of Bangkok… Read More ›

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