Rough justice meted out by former senior Thai policeman at a provincial court as 3 die in shooting

Rough justice meted out by former senior Thai policeman at a provincial court as 3 die in shooting

November 12, 2019

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The bizarre and shocking mass killing brings the number of security incidents in the last 6 weeks linked with Thai court buildings to 3. Urgent… Read More ›

Fears for consumers with zero tariff alcoholic drinks in future European free trade deal scenario

Fears for consumers with zero tariff alcoholic drinks in future European free trade deal scenario

November 11, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand is pressing ahead with new trade deals and opportunities despite the challenging world economic environment and the see-saw speculation on US Chinese trade negotiations.… Read More ›

An American nutcase in Thailand insults locals, harasses a local restaurant in Chiang Mai

An American nutcase in Thailand insults locals, harasses a local restaurant in Chiang Mai

November 11, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

46-year-old American has been intimidating a Thai woman at her place of business in Chiang Mai even after being arrested and charged by police for… Read More ›

Thailand hit by online fraud schemes with billions lost by savers looking for a quick buck

Thailand hit by online fraud schemes with billions lost by savers looking for a quick buck

November 10, 2019

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

As policemen in Udon Thani worked overtime on Saturday to interview victims of the ‘Mae Manee’ fraud in which 4,000 people are estimated to have… Read More ›

Westerner may face 7 years in prison for yanking open aircraft door as it taxied for takeoff

Westerner may face 7 years in prison for yanking open aircraft door as it taxied for takeoff

November 10, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The incident occurred on Wednesday and the young man who looked to be in his twenties had to be controlled by security personnel and forcibly… Read More ›

Former Thai district leader guns down three generations in a dispute over a ฿13 million debt

Former Thai district leader guns down three generations in a dispute over a ฿13 million debt

November 9, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

An appalling crime in Chumphon province on the southern coast shows again the deadly nature of debt in Thailand as an elderly man commits mass… Read More ›

Suspect arrested linked to Yala outrage as top brass face up to a new threat in the South

Suspect arrested linked to Yala outrage as top brass face up to a new threat in the South

November 9, 2019

Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Some security sources have identified a shadowy separatist revolutionary group with a paramilitary arm known as the Barusi Revolusi Nasional as the force behind a… Read More ›

American Bart Allen Helmus kept alive with an artificial respirator at Sa Kaeo hospital – concern for his wife

American Bart Allen Helmus kept alive with an artificial respirator at Sa Kaeo hospital – concern for his wife

November 8, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The two prison escapees are both being treated in the intensive care under guard at Sa Kaeo’s Crown Prince Hospital. It comes as the third… Read More ›

70-year-old German man attacked in Phuket home invasion by two men with long knives

70-year-old German man attacked in Phuket home invasion by two men with long knives

November 8, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

His 50-year-old Thai wife arrived home just in the nick of time as the attackers had tied the German man to a chair with black… Read More ›

Thai owned pirate movie website closed down by DSI police one of the biggest in the world 

Thai owned pirate movie website closed down by DSI police one of the biggest in the world 

November 8, 2019

Crime, Economy, Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Owner of the website which has been online since 2014 and generating ฿5 million a month in advertising revenue is a Thai national living abroad… Read More ›

Efforts by Bank of Thailand to rein in the Thai baht as it hovers near ฿30 to the dollar with relaxed outflow rules

Efforts by Bank of Thailand to rein in the Thai baht as it hovers near ฿30 to the dollar with relaxed outflow rules

November 7, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Business leaders accept that Thailand has two problems, one being the high value of the Thai baht and the other being the disruption to world… Read More ›

American inmate in a coma after shooting himself when police surrounded him and his wife

American inmate in a coma after shooting himself when police surrounded him and his wife

November 7, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Bart Allen Helmus who when originally arrested by police last July in Pattaya was found with a gun and 200 bullets, had no intention of… Read More ›

Cambodian opposition will be denied entry into Thailand as it seeks to topple Hun Sen

Cambodian opposition will be denied entry into Thailand as it seeks to topple Hun Sen

November 6, 2019

Economy, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Key Cambodian leaders have said that they will return to Cambodia on November 9th via Thailand in recent days. Sam Rainsy, the founder of the… Read More ›

American escapee tried to kill his wife as police net closed on them in Sa Kaeo province as manhunt ended

American escapee tried to kill his wife as police net closed on them in Sa Kaeo province as manhunt ended

November 6, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The three inmates who made a daring escape from the Pattaya Provincial Court cells on Monday were back in custody after 48 hours on Wednesday… Read More ›

17-year-old Thai girl electrocuted by her smartphone in Chaiyaphum province last Friday

17-year-old Thai girl electrocuted by her smartphone in Chaiyaphum province last Friday

November 6, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Police investigators, however, suspect an old and repaired electric extension cable unit many had ‘leaked’ current which reached the girl’s iron bed but is keeping… Read More ›

RCEP deal agreed with India opting out, busy Bangkok ASEAN summit concludes on a low key

RCEP deal agreed with India opting out, busy Bangkok ASEAN summit concludes on a low key

November 5, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Then decisive move by Indian PM Narendra Modi to withdraw from the RCEP trade pact now clears the way for it to be signed probably… Read More ›

American drug gangster escapes from custody in Pattaya with Thai wife in armed prison break

American drug gangster escapes from custody in Pattaya with Thai wife in armed prison break

November 5, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The three shackled prisoners, two men and a woman, ran from the court holding centre armed with a gun to a waiting Izuzu vehicle with… Read More ›

Internet health threat to people in Thailand and one which society must now prepare for

Internet health threat to people in Thailand and one which society must now prepare for

November 5, 2019

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

47 million Thai people are now regular internet users in Thailand with an average usage of 5 hours and 13 minutes every day. This has… Read More ›

UK man arrested on drugs charges by CSD police in Pattaya claims ex Thai wife set him up 

UK man arrested on drugs charges by CSD police in Pattaya claims ex Thai wife set him up 

November 4, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Separately, 36-year-old Matthew Beresford, another UK man, was arrested on Sunday for supplying drugs to tourists on the island of Ko Pha Ngan. He was… Read More ›

UN Secretary-General warns of a fractured world at the ASEAN summit over US-China rift

UN Secretary-General warns of a fractured world at the ASEAN summit over US-China rift

November 3, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Philippines President urged ASEAN leader not to choose sides between the US and China but to steer an independent course. He spoke of the rise… Read More ›