Public virus fear: Poll shows that 95% of people want foreigners barred from entering Thailand at this time

Public virus fear: Poll shows that 95% of people want foreigners barred from entering Thailand at this time

July 19, 2020

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

The shocking poll number comes as one of Thailand’s leading health practitioners, Dr Prasit Watanapa of Siriraj University, has called for the government to tighten… Read More ›

Peaceful anti-government protest led by ‘Free Youth’ movement breaks out in central Bangkok on Saturday

Peaceful anti-government protest led by ‘Free Youth’ movement breaks out in central Bangkok on Saturday

July 19, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The protest started at around 5 pm on Saturday and took over the base around the Democracy Monument in the centre of Bangkok. The organisers… Read More ›

PM facing a political challenge from within the ruling party which put him into power in 2019 over cabinet plans

PM facing a political challenge from within the ruling party which put him into power in 2019 over cabinet plans

July 18, 2020

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

A flurry of phone calls and approaches to top business and financial executives in the past week has been made as Prime Minister Prayut Chan… Read More ›

Doors closed to a European diplomat who came from the airport to a Bangkok condo building after flight

Doors closed to a European diplomat who came from the airport to a Bangkok condo building after flight

July 17, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Standoff in Khlong Toei as police were called at 8 pm after a European Union diplomat insisted on access. The incident drew clarification today from… Read More ›

Visa amnesty ‘grace period’ being drafted says government official but must first get top-level assent

Visa amnesty ‘grace period’ being drafted says government official but must first get top-level assent

July 17, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Mr Natapanu Nopakun of the Covid 19 Administration Centre made the announcement at a regular news conference today. He said a formal announcement would follow… Read More ›

Screw tightens for foreign tourists as visa expiry date of July 31st beckons with even fewer options to stay 

Screw tightens for foreign tourists as visa expiry date of July 31st beckons with even fewer options to stay 

July 16, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

For US citizens who need to leave Thailand by July 31st and cannot afford a flight, the embassy is offering a ‘repatriation loan’ facility to… Read More ›

Economic team led by Somkid quits government in a shock move as rumours spread of a new lineup

Economic team led by Somkid quits government in a shock move as rumours spread of a new lineup

July 16, 2020

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

Wednesday’s shock resignation of the non-aligned economic team will lead to a cabinet reshuffle at an earlier stage. It may also lead to political infighting… Read More ›

Thailand may have to live with the virus but can recover in two years says outgoing central bank chief

Thailand may have to live with the virus but can recover in two years says outgoing central bank chief

July 15, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Outgoing Bank of Thailand boss, Veerathai Santiprabhob, says economic recovery may mean having to live with up to 30 infections per day as the government… Read More ›

Entry for privileged groups tightened up as flack swirls over Egyptian military’s flying visit to Rayong

Entry for privileged groups tightened up as flack swirls over Egyptian military’s flying visit to Rayong

July 14, 2020

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Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) gave details surrounding the visit by 31 military personnel to Rayong onboard an Egyptian… Read More ›

Mystery Egyptian military flight revealed as exposing Thailand to the Covid 19 virus in Rayong province

Mystery Egyptian military flight revealed as exposing Thailand to the Covid 19 virus in Rayong province

July 14, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A 43-year-old Egyptian soldier was only tested on Saturday having flown from Rayong’s UTapao Airport on Friday to Chengdu in China and back again. The… Read More ›

Stranded foreigners must get embassy letter, new visa or leave Thailand to avoid arrest by police

Stranded foreigners must get embassy letter, new visa or leave Thailand to avoid arrest by police

July 13, 2020

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The tough stance is expected to follow if an amnesty for short-term visa holders is not extended beyond July 31st as indicated. The move coincides… Read More ›

Somkid ready to bow out of government as September cabinet reshuffle seems to be on the cards

Somkid ready to bow out of government as September cabinet reshuffle seems to be on the cards

July 12, 2020

Economy, Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha has revealed that he has already approached some economists to take up a role in his new government but that… Read More ›

Elderly man murders wife in Nakhon Ratchasima after she denied him money for alcohol and cheap kicks

Elderly man murders wife in Nakhon Ratchasima after she denied him money for alcohol and cheap kicks

July 11, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

63-year-old Amnuay Boonsong, originally from Surin province, was arrested on Friday night in the centre of Nakhon Ratchasima. He admitted to carrying out the appallingly… Read More ›

Plans to relaunch tourism from China thrown out as conflicting reports emerge of a new swine flu virus threat

Plans to relaunch tourism from China thrown out as conflicting reports emerge of a new swine flu virus threat

July 10, 2020

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

G4 was highlighted earlier this month by a team of Chinese disease control experts and derives from the 2009 Swine flu or H1N1 virus. The… Read More ›

Mini cabinet meets to focus on efforts to boost Thailand’s decimated post virus economy – May’s exports fell

Mini cabinet meets to focus on efforts to boost Thailand’s decimated post virus economy – May’s exports fell

July 10, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The move comes as Thailand’s economic leadership resumes regular meetings with dismal numbers emerging from the country’s industrial and export sector for May. Thailand’s exports,… Read More ›

Senior Thai officials and medical elite warn that Covid 19 remains a threat even with borders closed to travellers

Senior Thai officials and medical elite warn that Covid 19 remains a threat even with borders closed to travellers

July 9, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Covid 19 centre has warned of complacency among the Thai public following the publication of an opinion poll this week which showed two-thirds of… Read More ›

Agony for stranded western foreigners as ‘Fast-track’ Chinese charter flight jets in from Shanghai

Agony for stranded western foreigners as ‘Fast-track’ Chinese charter flight jets in from Shanghai

July 9, 2020

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

Recent Thai government regulations have granted ‘fast-track’ entry to Asian business people without quarantine extending to parties of up to 10 people. The arrival of… Read More ›

Mysterious death of Australian man found on Saturday in Pattaya ruled as suicide, case closed by local police

Mysterious death of Australian man found on Saturday in Pattaya ruled as suicide, case closed by local police

July 8, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Maid at the Pattaya condominium remembered Mr Andrew Tomlinson as a quiet man who had lived there for 3 years without incident. His death, revealed… Read More ›

Thai economy has until October to rebound or bad debts will begin to weigh heavily on the banks

Thai economy has until October to rebound or bad debts will begin to weigh heavily on the banks

July 7, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Grim prediction and outlook for Thailand’s economy, battered even before the Covid 19 emergency by changing world trends and trade tensions, but now, to quote… Read More ›

Russian woman arrested for suspected filicide in Pattaya after surviving 3rd-floor condo jump

Russian woman arrested for suspected filicide in Pattaya after surviving 3rd-floor condo jump

July 6, 2020

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Landlord told police that the 33-year-old Russian woman, named as Anna Efimova, arrived last Saturday evening and was alone with her infant girl. The woman… Read More ›