Thailand stuck in a ‘vicious cycle’ which will lead to further military coups says leading academic 

Thailand stuck in a ‘vicious cycle’ which will lead to further military coups says leading academic 

May 17, 2020

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

Thailand’s Redshirt protests in 2010 will be in focus this week as the Progressive Movement launch their documentary ‘The Look of Silence’ from Indonesia. Academics… Read More ›

Industry boss urges Thailand to join alternative Pacific trade pact and plan for a long recovery from virus debacle

Industry boss urges Thailand to join alternative Pacific trade pact and plan for a long recovery from virus debacle

May 17, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Vice president of the Federation of Thai Industries says Thailand should join the 11 member CPTPP pact and bolster its trade access as a priority… Read More ›

Thailand extends ban on inbound flights until July 1st at the earliest – blow to foreigners and tourism

Thailand extends ban on inbound flights until July 1st at the earliest – blow to foreigners and tourism

May 16, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Saturday’s announcement by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand means no inbound passenger flights to the kingdom until July 1st. The move will be another… Read More ›

Gangster murders older man over illicit sexual relationship with his wife while held in prison on charges

Gangster murders older man over illicit sexual relationship with his wife while held in prison on charges

May 16, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

32-year-old Sunathorn Saenphakdi, with criminal connections, gunned down and murdered 41-year-old Suthat Watthana over his suspicions that the older man had a sexual affair with… Read More ›

Thai workers left facing mass unemployment as Chiang Mai hotel staff protest ฿10m wage arrears

Thai workers left facing mass unemployment as Chiang Mai hotel staff protest ฿10m wage arrears

May 15, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The luxury Dhara Dhevi Resort Hotel in Chiang Mai, one of the most expensive hotels in the province, closed this month leaving up to 200… Read More ›

Western man who stole food rescued by a police officer who paid his bill after he was nabbed at Bangkok store

Western man who stole food rescued by a police officer who paid his bill after he was nabbed at Bangkok store

May 15, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The intervention of a considerate, off duty police officer saved a western foreigner the nightmarish scenario of being arrested and legally prosecuted for theft in… Read More ›

Risk must be taken to open up Thailand and its tourism industry without delay says richest man

Risk must be taken to open up Thailand and its tourism industry without delay says richest man

May 14, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thailand’s richest man, Dhanin Chearavanont, has warned that the Thai economy won’t survive a prolonged virus crisis. He has called for tourism to be opened… Read More ›

US actor and Thai son struggling to survive virus ordeal in India as they wait to fly home to life in Thailand

US actor and Thai son struggling to survive virus ordeal in India as they wait to fly home to life in Thailand

May 13, 2020

Culture, Living, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Geoffrey Giuliano is a well-known movie actor and writer of books on legendary figures in the music industry. He is 66 years old and stranded… Read More ›

Political conflict beamed back into public focus as the kingdom struggles to find its economic legs during crisis

Political conflict beamed back into public focus as the kingdom struggles to find its economic legs during crisis

May 13, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Progressive Movement led by ex Future Forward leaders unveiled as the orchestrator behind Sunday’s political messages laser projected onto buildings in Bangkok raising the spectre… Read More ›

Tourism minister pushes end of year levy to include Covid 19 health insurance for visitors to Thailand

Tourism minister pushes end of year levy to include Covid 19 health insurance for visitors to Thailand

May 12, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Plans for a tourism levy in Thailand were being developed by Naresuan University and the Insurance Commission last year but were shelved in favour of… Read More ›

Police arrest French bar owner, staff and punters on Ko Samui in shock Sunday night raid on lounge party

Police arrest French bar owner, staff and punters on Ko Samui in shock Sunday night raid on lounge party

May 11, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

24-year-old French man Quentin Thioliet was named by police as the owner of the venue. If true, he could be in hot water not only… Read More ›

Fraud gang boss arrested on visit to temple for eliciting payments on fake ministry projects all over Thailand

Fraud gang boss arrested on visit to temple for eliciting payments on fake ministry projects all over Thailand

May 11, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Businessmen throughout Thailand paid millions in communications fees to land government construction projects pitched by the fraud gang which were fake. They were later told… Read More ›

Killer Spaniard surprised naked Chilean man at his home on Ko Phangan and knifed him to death

Killer Spaniard surprised naked Chilean man at his home on Ko Phangan and knifed him to death

May 10, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

41-year-old Chilean man Rennie Patricio Goodmen Barahona was murdered by a deranged 34-year-old Spaniard, Carlos Alkanis Morales, early on Saturday morning after he was awoken… Read More ›

3 foreigners in Pattaya arrested for brazen flouting of the law on Saturday by swimming at a beach

3 foreigners in Pattaya arrested for brazen flouting of the law on Saturday by swimming at a beach

May 10, 2020

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

3 foreigners arrested on a secluded beach in Pattaya on Saturday deserve little sympathy for breaking the law. However, this virus situation and the experience… Read More ›

26-year-old partner advertised his ex-wife by her real name on Facebook with erotic photographs as a hooker

26-year-old partner advertised his ex-wife by her real name on Facebook with erotic photographs as a hooker

May 9, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police in Chumphon obtained an arrest warrant against the ex-partner who solicited a Thai woman for prostitution online as revenge. He later told investigating police… Read More ›

Top bank sees rise in money on deposit in reaction to the virus emergency and rattled markets

Top bank sees rise in money on deposit in reaction to the virus emergency and rattled markets

May 9, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Bank boss also points to clients switching banks seeking stability at this uncertain time as the reason for its surprise growth in funds held. The… Read More ›

PM thanks Thai entrepreneurs as he aims for a safe return to a confident future free of the coronavirus threat

PM thanks Thai entrepreneurs as he aims for a safe return to a confident future free of the coronavirus threat

May 8, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan ocha indicated a May 17th second stage easing of virus lockdown measures as he looked forward to the return of business… Read More ›

Police probe mental health of suspected murderer who killed his wife and stepson in Maha Sarakham

Police probe mental health of suspected murderer who killed his wife and stepson in Maha Sarakham

May 8, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police reveal that 31-year-old restaurant owner Udomsak Thepparat, who murdered his wife in Maha Sarakham, had been receiving psychiatric treatment as they investigated yesterday’s double… Read More ›

New taxi cab as Air Force delivers safety bulkhead barrier solution to protect drivers and passengers

New taxi cab as Air Force delivers safety bulkhead barrier solution to protect drivers and passengers

May 7, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

New look for the inside of Thai taxi cabs as the Air Force delivers new bulkhead partitions to top taxi fleets in Bangkok. See-through dividers… Read More ›

Ambulance expels female patient on a stretcher on to busy Bangkok street while speeding to hospital in traffic

Ambulance expels female patient on a stretcher on to busy Bangkok street while speeding to hospital in traffic

May 7, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A patient in an ambulance was expelled from the vehicle into oncoming traffic on a busy Bangkok street on Tuesday. Video of the incident has… Read More ›