Woman linked to potential mass murder plot to claim insurance payouts from poisoned victims

Woman linked to potential mass murder plot to claim insurance payouts from poisoned victims

October 13, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A 63-year-old woman hired a 48-year-old hitman to slaughter her estranged 58-year-old husband on October 5th for a fee of ฿40,000. She told police she… Read More ›

Army denies links to suspended network of fake accounts online removed by Twitter and Facebook

Army denies links to suspended network of fake accounts online removed by Twitter and Facebook

October 11, 2020

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

Top army officer, Lieutenant General Santipong Thammapiya, says Twitter and Facebook have failed to do their homework by linking it to an orchestrated propaganda network… Read More ›

18 dead in bus rail crash in Chachoengsao province early on Sunday morning with over 40 injured

18 dead in bus rail crash in Chachoengsao province early on Sunday morning with over 40 injured

October 11, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

There are reports that the driver, who died at the scene, had gotten lost and also that there was loud music playing within the bus… Read More ›

Thailand’s end game against the Covid 19 disaster goes into effect with an early vaccination programme

Thailand’s end game against the Covid 19 disaster goes into effect with an early vaccination programme

October 10, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Nakorn Premsri, the Director of the National Vaccine Institute has warned that Thailand, because of its successful exclusion of the virus, could be in a… Read More ›

Virus impact creeps further into the financial system with a 40% drop in bank profits now projected for 2020

Virus impact creeps further into the financial system with a 40% drop in bank profits now projected for 2020

October 9, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

GSB or Government Savings Bank has reported to the Bank of Thailand that borrowers representing ฿180 billion in advances have requested an extension of the… Read More ›

American teacher learns his lesson following his spiteful campaign against a Ko Chang hotel resort

American teacher learns his lesson following his spiteful campaign against a Ko Chang hotel resort

October 9, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Wesley Barnes, at the conclusion of this week’s summit meeting with the hotel, has made it clear that he will not be issuing any further… Read More ›

Death of American in Chiang Mai being looked at by police after fall from his seventh-floor condo

Death of American in Chiang Mai being looked at by police after fall from his seventh-floor condo

October 9, 2020

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

Police Lieutenant Chakri Singhal named the man on Wednesday as Jerry Harris Bunker who has been married to a 33-year-old Thai woman from Chiang Mai… Read More ›

Ministry of Energy officials arrested for eliciting a bribe from a local oil firm seeking a status change

Ministry of Energy officials arrested for eliciting a bribe from a local oil firm seeking a status change

October 8, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Mr Thapanaphong, an engineer employed by the business safety division within the Ministry of Energy proposed a ฿50,000 bribe at a meeting arranged at a… Read More ›

Chinese STV visitors now delayed until later in the month! Economic expert warns of real calamity

Chinese STV visitors now delayed until later in the month! Economic expert warns of real calamity

October 8, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Thailand:

The move comes as millions continue to lose their jobs including those linked with the tourism, travel and the airline sector. A YouGov survey, conducted… Read More ›

Police say students have no permission to protest as army chief warns that security will be upheld

Police say students have no permission to protest as army chief warns that security will be upheld

October 7, 2020

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

General Narongphan Jitkaewtae, the newly installed army boss, asked on what basis do students presume to demand reforms when they have contributed nothing and should… Read More ›

Human rights of westerners tied to Thailand being trampled by popular virus measures taken worldwide

Human rights of westerners tied to Thailand being trampled by popular virus measures taken worldwide

October 6, 2020

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

This crisis, far from petering out, seems to be entering a renewed stage of life with increasing economic consequences and human suffering. While the public… Read More ›

Dead UK man found in Nakhon Ratchasima named as 62-year-old Terence Cockrill from Norwich

Dead UK man found in Nakhon Ratchasima named as 62-year-old Terence Cockrill from Norwich

October 5, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

British man was found by police clutching a strap from his girlfriend’s handbag about a mile from the petrol station where they had stopped on… Read More ›

Interpol Red Notice for ‘Boss’ Vorayuth as Police authorities in Bangkok seek to bring him to trial

Interpol Red Notice for ‘Boss’ Vorayuth as Police authorities in Bangkok seek to bring him to trial

October 5, 2020

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Red Notice is not an international arrest warrant but a tool to track the fugitive which can be followed up with his arrest and extradition… Read More ›

Special Tourist Visa a fiasco as boss warns of at least 1 million jobs lost without mass tourism being reopened

Special Tourist Visa a fiasco as boss warns of at least 1 million jobs lost without mass tourism being reopened

October 5, 2020

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

It comes as, over the weekend, it became clear that a new local insurance package must also be purchased by visa applicants in addition to… Read More ›

Publicity gambit to unearth new evidence leading to the arrest of the suspect in Nong Chompoo case

Publicity gambit to unearth new evidence leading to the arrest of the suspect in Nong Chompoo case

October 4, 2020

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

Mysterious death case in Mukdahan province that deeply disturbed the Thai public in May this year still being pursued by investigators as new National Police… Read More ›

Probe into death of UK man in Nakhon Ratchasima after his body was found 1 km from trip petrol stop

Probe into death of UK man in Nakhon Ratchasima after his body was found 1 km from trip petrol stop

October 2, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

His girlfriend, who had lived with him previously in the United Kingdom, told police after he went missing on Tuesday, that he appeared to have… Read More ›

Meeting between Ko Chang hotel and US guest arrested for defamation set to happen next week to resolve case

Meeting between Ko Chang hotel and US guest arrested for defamation set to happen next week to resolve case

October 2, 2020

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

American who spent two nights in prison following his arrest for allegedly defaming a Thai hotel on international travel review websites in what he later… Read More ›

Thailand’s new foreign tourism is limited despite the Special Tourist Visa and new Chinese arrivals

Thailand’s new foreign tourism is limited despite the Special Tourist Visa and new Chinese arrivals

October 1, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Very little progress in reopening Thailand to tourism despite the fanfare surrounding new initiatives. As Thailand extended its State of Emergency this week until October… Read More ›

New army chief takes the helm this week amid growing tensions and rising public apathy toward politics 

New army chief takes the helm this week amid growing tensions and rising public apathy toward politics 

September 30, 2020

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

New army leader is understood to have been handpicked by the King and comes from a modest, non-elite background. General Narongphan Jitkaewtae is known for… Read More ›

Swirling talk of Thaksin’s return as PM quashed as fake news amid signs of a repositioned Pheu Thai Party

Swirling talk of Thaksin’s return as PM quashed as fake news amid signs of a repositioned Pheu Thai Party

September 30, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

A political scientist at Chulalongkorn University, Chaiyan Chaiyaporn, has suggested that the events in recent days, could mean many things but certainly, it could suggest… Read More ›