Mysterious African monkeypox sufferer arrested after illegally crossing the border into Cambodia

Mysterious African monkeypox sufferer arrested after illegally crossing the border into Cambodia

July 23, 2022

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

Monkeypox patient captured in Cambodia: African Osmond Chihazirim Nzerem identified a Chiang Mai language school as linked with his stay in Thailand on arrival last… Read More ›

Possible crisis brewing over electoral reform bills as Minister says July 6th change cannot work in practice

Possible crisis brewing over electoral reform bills as Minister says July 6th change cannot work in practice

July 22, 2022

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

On Thursday, in response to Minister Somsak’s warning about the viability of electoral reforms being put into practice, the Bhumjaithai Party leader Anutin Charnvirakul did… Read More ›

Big Joke briefs reporters on ฿6 million fraud to secure bail for a detained UK man using his name

Big Joke briefs reporters on ฿6 million fraud to secure bail for a detained UK man using his name

July 20, 2022

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

Alert and assiduous Immigration Bureau officer at Bang Khen Immigration Bureau Detention Centre in Bangkok foiled efforts by a senior serving police officer and another… Read More ›

Canadian institute identifies Pegasus spyware on phones of 30 people linked to Bangkok protests

Canadian institute identifies Pegasus spyware on phones of 30 people linked to Bangkok protests

July 19, 2022

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

This new controversy arises as Thailand and the United States recently signed a joint communiqué on promoting democracy and democratic principles not only in Thailand… Read More ›

Tourist levy hits further turbulence with fears it could harm airline’s effort to boost flight numbers

Tourist levy hits further turbulence with fears it could harm airline’s effort to boost flight numbers

July 18, 2022

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The fee will provide automatic insurance cover with 11.3% of the money from it going to pay for limited medical insurance coverage for visitors with… Read More ›

Skeletal remains of a Canadian tourist who arrived on July 6th found on a vacant Pattaya brush site in the city

Skeletal remains of a Canadian tourist who arrived on July 6th found on a vacant Pattaya brush site in the city

July 16, 2022

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Girlfriend told Pattaya Police that she had not heard from her boyfriend since he arrived in Thailand and headed straight to Pattaya to begin his… Read More ›

Central bank reassurances as ex-minister raises loan quality with China’s economy in trouble 

Central bank reassurances as ex-minister raises loan quality with China’s economy in trouble 

July 15, 2022

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

Top Thai bank official Dr Daranee Saeju this week assured reporters that Thailand’s strong financial position made it impervious to speculation and was quite unlike… Read More ›

Young mother who pimped her child arrested, 2 men linked with the case already facing charges

Young mother who pimped her child arrested, 2 men linked with the case already facing charges

July 13, 2022

Crime, Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The mother of the child identified by police as Ms Chantra has pointed the finger at a 33-year-old man who was also arrested on Tuesday,… Read More ›

Roiled US-Chinese tensions in Asia pose Thailand with short-term leverage but a future trial ahead

Roiled US-Chinese tensions in Asia pose Thailand with short-term leverage but a future trial ahead

July 12, 2022

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

Thailand’s position has moved strikingly from its stance in 2018 when General Prayut Chan ocha told Time Magazine that the kingdom’s key strategic partner was… Read More ›

Abe’s legacy will be his efforts to awaken Japan and build a defensive alliance against China

Abe’s legacy will be his efforts to awaken Japan and build a defensive alliance against China

July 10, 2022

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The leading figure in modern Japanese politics had lately been campaigning extensively against the danger of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. Ill health had plagued… Read More ›

Negative reaction and horror at Thailand’s plan to charge foreigners more than locals at hotels

Negative reaction and horror at Thailand’s plan to charge foreigners more than locals at hotels

July 8, 2022

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

The bombshell announcement this week is bound to generate antipathy and concern among foreigners both inside and without Thailand. It goes against all principles of… Read More ›

Thailand with a falling baht caught in stagflation spiral with high inflation and low GDP growth this year

Thailand with a falling baht caught in stagflation spiral with high inflation and low GDP growth this year

July 7, 2022

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The significant and heavy impact of the war in Ukraine is hitting Thailand hard as it also challenges economies across the world as inflation bites… Read More ›

Anutin: time to halt foreign tourism price deals, Thailand to be the Louis Vuitton of the world travel market

Anutin: time to halt foreign tourism price deals, Thailand to be the Louis Vuitton of the world travel market

July 5, 2022

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

The comments come as the Thai baht depreciates against the US dollar and is about to pass the ฿36 to the dollar mark as the… Read More ›

Intensive clashes in Myanmar near Tak ease leaving locals near the border rattled and on guard

Intensive clashes in Myanmar near Tak ease leaving locals near the border rattled and on guard

July 4, 2022

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Myanmar is now effectively in a state of all-out civil conflict with a deadly war of attrition between swelling rebel groups and a military fighting… Read More ›

2008 Pheu Thai minister sentenced to death for premeditated kidnap, murder of judge’s brother

2008 Pheu Thai minister sentenced to death for premeditated kidnap, murder of judge’s brother

July 2, 2022

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

This is the second death sentence handed down to the notorious former Deputy Minister of Commerce, Banyin Tangpakorn, a former police officer and criminal mastermind,… Read More ›

Police probe the state of mind of Australian teenager who fell to his death from a Phuket Hotel 

Police probe the state of mind of Australian teenager who fell to his death from a Phuket Hotel 

July 1, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Daredevil and highly dangerous antics of the deceased in the swimming pool area on the 6th floor of his luxury hotel led to his fall… Read More ›

Norwegian rescued by police and medics after being found stabbed within his Pattaya hotel room

Norwegian rescued by police and medics after being found stabbed within his Pattaya hotel room

June 30, 2022

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

Reports suggest that the wound was either self-inflicted or an accident. A small packet of dried marijuana leaves and a lighter found by police at… Read More ›

Good news from airports as arrivals help offset damage from inflation and supply chain blocks caused by war

Good news from airports as arrivals help offset damage from inflation and supply chain blocks caused by war

June 29, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Kasikorn Research Centre predicts that there is enough capital in the financial system to meet short-term debt repayments, imports for 3 months and demand for… Read More ›

Senator warns that Paetongtarn Shinawatra or Ung Ing, Thaksin’s daughter, is wrong for the job

Senator warns that Paetongtarn Shinawatra or Ung Ing, Thaksin’s daughter, is wrong for the job

June 28, 2022

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

Political instability in Thailand, cited by Fitch, the US ratings agency which retained Thailand’s BBB+ status last week, as one of the country’s greatest weaknesses… Read More ›

Fears for the baht as it hits a 15-year low and Thai economic performance in the medium term with chronic ills

Fears for the baht as it hits a 15-year low and Thai economic performance in the medium term with chronic ills

June 26, 2022

Culture, Economy, Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

While the kingdom maintains a strong external financial situation and prudent fiscal management to support its economy, the growing impact of chronic problems such as… Read More ›

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