Thai loan shark jailed on perjury charges after suit against borrower brings about her downfall

Thai loan shark jailed on perjury charges after suit against borrower brings about her downfall

June 6, 2019

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

The Thai woman, who took out the loan from Supitcha Apichatphokhin, attempted to pay the loan back in full, nearly ten years ago but the… Read More ›

Prayut wins vote to be Thailand’s Prime Minister in marathon 12 hour session of parliament in Bangkok

Prayut wins vote to be Thailand’s Prime Minister in marathon 12 hour session of parliament in Bangkok

June 5, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The 29th Thai Prime Minister now moves on to form his second government which will face a very different political environment to the last one… Read More ›

Thai smartphone users ditching Chinese firm Huawei as US China trade war opens up in tech arena

Thai smartphone users ditching Chinese firm Huawei as US China trade war opens up in tech arena

June 4, 2019

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

There has been a drop in sales not only for Huawei as sales of smartphones in Thailand are now expected to decline by 4% this… Read More ›

Thailand celebrates the birthday and life this June of Queen Suthida – an inspiring story for all

Thailand celebrates the birthday and life this June of Queen Suthida – an inspiring story for all

June 3, 2019

Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The new Thai Queen graduated from Assumption University in Bangkok in 2000. After working for a number of airlines including Thai Airways, she joined the… Read More ›

UK man fights for his life in a northern Thai town after being targeted trying to intervene in a fight

UK man fights for his life in a northern Thai town after being targeted trying to intervene in a fight

June 2, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

At first glance, the CCTV footage from the incident looks like fair game but when you look closer you can see the UK man is… Read More ›

Murder of ex cop focuses the light on his love life even though police have cleared his 5 wives as suspects

Murder of ex cop focuses the light on his love life even though police have cleared his 5 wives as suspects

June 1, 2019

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

Thai police investigating the murder of a retired policeman in Nakhon Pathom on Friday believe his murder may have been linked to his money lending… Read More ›

Death sentence for murderous trio who executed a loving Thai wife and her UK husband in Phrae

Death sentence for murderous trio who executed a loving Thai wife and her UK husband in Phrae

May 31, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

The first hit man sought out by the Thai man, who was reported by his extended family to be inseparable from his sister, pulled out.… Read More ›

Thailand could introduce tourist tax or levy next year as expert group begins to examine plans

Thailand could introduce tourist tax or levy next year as expert group begins to examine plans

May 30, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Japan this year introduced a tourist or ‘Sayonara’ tax of ¥1,000 in January or $9 or ฿300 approximately payable on leaving the country. This does… Read More ›

Family to visit Buddhist shrine as little Thai girl miraculously escapes playing with a cobra snake

Family to visit Buddhist shrine as little Thai girl miraculously escapes playing with a cobra snake

May 29, 2019

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

In January 2018, a little Thai girl died in her bed after being bitten by a deadly cobra snake in her sleep. On Thursday last,… Read More ›

Charges imminent against Thai celebrities and stars linked with the Magic Skin fake products

Charges imminent against Thai celebrities and stars linked with the Magic Skin fake products

May 28, 2019

Crime, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Last year up to 60 well known and popular celebrities gave evidence to the Thai police in the ongoing investigation into a range of fake… Read More ›

Thai man brutally murders the man who took his wife as his own in a country that lives off passion

Thai man brutally murders the man who took his wife as his own in a country that lives off passion

May 27, 2019

Crime, Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The news over the weekend of a Thai man killing the man who stole away his Thai wife is a common one. Nearly all foreigners… Read More ›

Thai parliament in session as Thailand begins a new political era with a surprise for Pheu Thai

Thai parliament in session as Thailand begins a new political era with a surprise for Pheu Thai

May 26, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

It is reported that the vote on Thailand’s next Prime Minister will take place in the next week as the  existing government supporting parties look… Read More ›

Criminal flyer exposed by new Thai police facial scanner on Friday and arrested with $500,000 in cash

Criminal flyer exposed by new Thai police facial scanner on Friday and arrested with $500,000 in cash

May 25, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

New biometric facial scanning and fingerprint technology rolled out across Thailand at 170 different locations at a cost of ฿2.1 billion. The technology is developed… Read More ›

US China trade war may have some silver lining or upside for Thailand if firms can be agile and adjust

US China trade war may have some silver lining or upside for Thailand if firms can be agile and adjust

May 25, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The US-China trade war appears to be here to stay and has huge ramifications for Thailand. There were signs this week that global companies and… Read More ›

Pattaya plagued by foreign thieves preying on Thai locals and tourists as French man is arrested for theft

Pattaya plagued by foreign thieves preying on Thai locals and tourists as French man is arrested for theft

May 24, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Pattaya’s fun lovin criminals: Tourists and expats in Pattaya on guard against low life thieves, many of them foreigners, targeting the city’s booming tourist trade,… Read More ›

Economic threats the biggest challenge now for Prayut as he seeks to form new Thai government

Economic threats the biggest challenge now for Prayut as he seeks to form new Thai government

May 23, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

As the new Thai parliament opens, figure out this week show Thailand’s exports declined in the first quarter by up to 2% and the rate… Read More ›

Thai police seek extended detention for gay sex party duo as they probe the death of a teenager in G string

Thai police seek extended detention for gay sex party duo as they probe the death of a teenager in G string

May 22, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Thai police on Monday, nearly two days after the incident, reported that the evidence of both men appeared to be confused or contradictory. This prompted… Read More ›

Scotsman known as ‘Big Daddy’ escapes Thailand before arrest warrant issued for human trafficking

Scotsman known as ‘Big Daddy’ escapes Thailand before arrest warrant issued for human trafficking

May 21, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Evidence of a Tanzanian woman to a Bangkok court last month led to an arrest warrant being issued against a Scotsman who left Thailand last… Read More ›

Thailand’s high tech eastern corridor faces a shortage of skilled technology workers in the next five years

Thailand’s high tech eastern corridor faces a shortage of skilled technology workers in the next five years

May 21, 2019

Economy, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The Chairman of the Human Resource Development Centre for the Thai government’s flagship project has called for more Thai students to pursue vocational training as… Read More ›

Ping Pong the 6 year old dog who saved a Thai baby buried alive last week is a media sensation

Ping Pong the 6 year old dog who saved a Thai baby buried alive last week is a media sensation

May 20, 2019

Culture, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Thai police have revealed that the 15 year old Thai girl, the mother of the baby, has been charged with attempted murder but is being… Read More ›