Government could fall on family law amendment decree if found illegal which could also see house dissolved

Government could fall on family law amendment decree if found illegal which could also see house dissolved

September 13, 2019

Culture, Politics, Thailand:

Cabinet decree referred to the Constitutional Court concerning the handling of domestic abuse cases in Thailand and the suspension of a law handing jurisdiction of… Read More ›

Senior Uthai Thani police officer arrested on Bangkok bound bus with 200,000 meths pills

Senior Uthai Thani police officer arrested on Bangkok bound bus with 200,000 meths pills

September 13, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Corrupting influence of the drugs has permeated through Thai society and is responsible for 87% of the women incarcerated in Thai prisons. The shocking discovery… Read More ›

Another fatal passenger van crash in Sa Kaeo claims at least 5 lives as a car ploughs into it after losing control

Another fatal passenger van crash in Sa Kaeo claims at least 5 lives as a car ploughs into it after losing control

September 12, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand:

Witnesses suggest that a black Toyota car lost control and hurled itself into the passenger van on the opposite side of the road. Police are… Read More ›

Western tourists win praise for tending to soldier as visitor numbers to Thailand are on the up

Western tourists win praise for tending to soldier as visitor numbers to Thailand are on the up

September 12, 2019

Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Amidst a recovery in tourism prospects, plans for a tourist levy next year which may have covered expenditure on amenities and automatic insurance for visitors… Read More ›

Good news for the PM as oath case thrown out by the Constitutional Court – no jurisdiction

Good news for the PM as oath case thrown out by the Constitutional Court – no jurisdiction

September 11, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Ruling cuts the ground from under the opposition even before the debate comes before parliament on September 18th and bolsters the need for it to… Read More ›

Changes to TM30, an easier visa and work permit system approved by Thai cabinet yesterday for foreign workers

Changes to TM30, an easier visa and work permit system approved by Thai cabinet yesterday for foreign workers

September 11, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

It’s all about the economy as ministers seek to attract more investment and jobs by making things easier. Light at the end of the tunnel… Read More ›

Businessman murders wife, commits suicide in Bangkok over trade downturn and money issues

Businessman murders wife, commits suicide in Bangkok over trade downturn and money issues

September 11, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

39-year-old wife was found face down holding a plastic bag of clothes by police who were dispatched to the premises. She had been shot in… Read More ›

Minister in Australian newspaper exposé claims the story was written in Thailand and is false

Minister in Australian newspaper exposé claims the story was written in Thailand and is false

September 10, 2019

Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Minister revealed that he told the Sydney Morning Herald journalist Michael Ruffles over the weekend after he received three emails from him, that the story… Read More ›

Thailand’s health service the sixth best in the world according to new world healthcare index

Thailand’s health service the sixth best in the world according to new world healthcare index

September 10, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand scored very highly on infrastructure and the competitive cost of medical services which has made the kingdom a growing centre for medical tourism. A… Read More ›

Party over for 45 year old composed armed robber who took ฿4 million in Bangkok gold shop raid

Party over for 45 year old composed armed robber who took ฿4 million in Bangkok gold shop raid

September 10, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police have confirmed that the final tally of the robbery of the Aurora gold shop in Thonburi, Bangkok last Thursday was just over ฿4 million… Read More ›

Shock as Minister reported in an Aussie newspaper as a convicted and jailed drug trafficker down under

Shock as Minister reported in an Aussie newspaper as a convicted and jailed drug trafficker down under

September 10, 2019

Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Minister under fire but still fighting – On Monday night the Minister was adamant that the reports were ‘old news’ drummed by his enemies and… Read More ›

Thailand embraces the world of cryptocurrency as bond market to move into the blockchain era

Thailand embraces the world of cryptocurrency as bond market to move into the blockchain era

September 9, 2019

Economy, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Thailand’s Bank of Thailand has already announced that it is developing its own blockchain environment and cryptocurrency to be used in interbank settlements in a… Read More ›

Rogue son fakes kidnapping in northern Thailand but loving parents simply want him at home

Rogue son fakes kidnapping in northern Thailand but loving parents simply want him at home

September 9, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The 27-year-old son had given up his job as a teacher to take a shot at becoming a singing star but didn’t make the cut.… Read More ›

Sukhumvit ID and urine sample stops as police hunt criminal tourists in the World’s favourite city

Sukhumvit ID and urine sample stops as police hunt criminal tourists in the World’s favourite city

September 8, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The Metropolitan Police Commissioner was on the scene with 200 police officers in what was described as a security sweep in advance of a key… Read More ›

Digital Economy Ministry working to have Thai fake news centre up and running by November 1st

Digital Economy Ministry working to have Thai fake news centre up and running by November 1st

September 8, 2019

Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Four key news coverage areas have been identified for monitoring which are natural events or disasters, reports on the economy, reports on harmful consumer products… Read More ›

South Korean woman’s banknote pics led to Thai baggage handler being caught red-handed by police

South Korean woman’s banknote pics led to Thai baggage handler being caught red-handed by police

September 7, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

South Korean woman used her smartphone to take photos of her wallet and each of the twenty ฿1,000 banknotes before she placed them inside her… Read More ›

Thai man in debt turned to armed bank robbery as a way out. Tearful wife says he was a ‘good’ man

Thai man in debt turned to armed bank robbery as a way out. Tearful wife says he was a ‘good’ man

September 7, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Husband and father entered the bank with no disguise and paused for a few seconds before bounding on to the teller counter. Foiled when he… Read More ›

Drugs leave Thai prisons chronically overcrowded with 87% of female prisoners jailed for meths

Drugs leave Thai prisons chronically overcrowded with 87% of female prisoners jailed for meths

September 7, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Seminar hears a call for a more rehabilitative criminal justice system where petty offences are not even brought to court. Thailand has one of the… Read More ›

Chiang Rai woman’s downfall when fake US dollar purchaser revealed himself as a local police boss

Chiang Rai woman’s downfall when fake US dollar purchaser revealed himself as a local police boss

September 6, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

54-year-old Thai woman met the undercover policeman at a local station and showed off her product and even showed part of the counterfeiting process. Then… Read More ›

Maldives minister dashes to the airport over Air Asia Bangkok flight as plane’s engine caught fire

Maldives minister dashes to the airport over Air Asia Bangkok flight as plane’s engine caught fire

September 6, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Panic inside Maldives Bangkok flight: A Kiwi couple were sitting right beside the engine that exploded. As passenger panic on the plane grew, the New… Read More ›