Big Joke’s police career on the brink as police chief threatens to suspend the high profile top cop from job

Big Joke’s police career on the brink as police chief threatens to suspend the high profile top cop from job

March 18, 2024

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

BIG JOKE ON THE BRINK AS TOP COP FACES SUSPENSION | Deputy Police Chief General Surachate Hakparn, aka ‘Big Joke,’ fights a potential career-ending crisis… Read More ›

New Zealand men face serious charges after a violent attack on a police officer in Phuket on Saturday

New Zealand men face serious charges after a violent attack on a police officer in Phuket on Saturday

March 17, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

New Zealand men in hot water after violent attack on Phuket policeman. Two New Zealand tourists face charges after assaulting a Phuket traffic officer. Their… Read More ›

Thaksin’s visit to Chiang Mai lays down a marker. The ex-PM is still a compelling political force in Thailand

Thaksin’s visit to Chiang Mai lays down a marker. The ex-PM is still a compelling political force in Thailand

March 16, 2024

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

Thaksin’s Chiang Mai return: Political marker laid down by Ex-PM. Thaksin’s visit to Chiang Mai signals his enduring political clout. Amidst tears and cheers, he… Read More ›

American 19-year-old to be interviewed by Phuket police over sexual abuse of horses at local stables

American 19-year-old to be interviewed by Phuket police over sexual abuse of horses at local stables

March 15, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

American 19, caught abusing horses in Phuket. Thalang Police to grill suspect after disturbing allegations & CCTV evidence. Appointment made with father’s consent. Cruelty or… Read More ›

Shell from cannon fired from one naval frigate into another as they docked at Sattahip Naval base on Thursday

Shell from cannon fired from one naval frigate into another as they docked at Sattahip Naval base on Thursday

March 14, 2024

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

HTMS Khirirat was struck by artillery fire from HTMS Chonburi, injuring 13 sailors. The incident at Sattahip Naval Base has already triggered an urgent investigation… Read More ›

Russian murdered in Phuket at a residence converted into a cannabis factory. Main suspect just flew out

Russian murdered in Phuket at a residence converted into a cannabis factory. Main suspect just flew out

March 13, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Russian tourist murdered in Phuket cannabis factory. Prime suspect flees as chilling details emerge of a 41-year-old Russian man who was found dead. The main… Read More ›

It’s all over for Move Forward, Thailand’s largest political party, after the Election Commission’s latest move

It’s all over for Move Forward, Thailand’s largest political party, after the Election Commission’s latest move

March 13, 2024

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

Thailand’s Election Commission moves to dissolve the country’s largest political party, Move Forward, over lèse-majesté law advocacy. The party vows to fight back as it… Read More ›

PM and Macron discuss visa-free access for Thai nationals in the European Union’s Schengen zone

PM and Macron discuss visa-free access for Thai nationals in the European Union’s Schengen zone

March 12, 2024

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

Prime Minister Settha Thavisin’s Paris tête-à-tête with French President Emmanuel Macron heralds a push for visa-free Schengen access for Thai passport holders. Amid trade and… Read More ›

Threat from contaminated fruit and vegetables from China part of a wider problem facing the kingdom

Threat from contaminated fruit and vegetables from China part of a wider problem facing the kingdom

March 11, 2024

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

Contaminated Chinese imports threaten Thai markets. Shift from China to India ahead. The Thai retail and manufacturing sector is under pressure from tainted imports. Government… Read More ›

Illegal American-run daycare centre for foreign children on Ko Phangan raided. 8 people arrested by Immigration Police 

Illegal American-run daycare centre for foreign children on Ko Phangan raided. 8 people arrested by Immigration Police 

March 10, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

American woman arrested at illegal Ko Phangan daycare centre or crèche. 8 detained as latest Immigration Bureau crackdown targets foreign business violators across Thailand. An… Read More ›

Swiss man Uli Fehr’s hellish Thai nightmare as he is detained and branded as a threat to society

Swiss man Uli Fehr’s hellish Thai nightmare as he is detained and branded as a threat to society

March 9, 2024

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

Swiss man’s nightmare continues: Uli Fehr’s visa revoked, detained by authorities, branded a threat to society. Amidst legal battles, Fehr’s business is being scrutinised. Public… Read More ›

Economic agency boss raises concern about runaway online media content in Thailand and fake news

Economic agency boss raises concern about runaway online media content in Thailand and fake news

March 8, 2024

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

Thai Economic Council raises the question of social media regulation amidst a fake news surge. In particular, online influencers face scrutiny as concern grows over… Read More ›

Another even more serious assault by a Swiss man on a frail Thai woman as Uli Fehr has his visa revoked 

Another even more serious assault by a Swiss man on a frail Thai woman as Uli Fehr has his visa revoked 

March 7, 2024

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

Thai Woman brutally assaulted by another Swiss man at a Trang supermarket on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the notorious Swiss man in Phuket, Uli Fehr aka ‘Mr… Read More ›

British Airways announces its return to Bangkok in a new thrice-week service from Gatwick London to Bangkok

British Airways announces its return to Bangkok in a new thrice-week service from Gatwick London to Bangkok

March 6, 2024

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

British Airways to resume Bangkok flights from late October. Gatwick to Suvarnabhumi Airport thrice weekly. A boost for Thai aviation hub plans. Flyers expect to… Read More ›

Huge street battle in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit area between Thai and Filipino transsexuals being probed

Huge street battle in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit area between Thai and Filipino transsexuals being probed

March 5, 2024

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

Authorities probe violent clashes in Sukhumvit. Filipino trans workers under scrutiny. Concerns over visa abuses and organised crime. Tourism Minister reassures that the impact will… Read More ›

Surrogacy services to be opened up to foreigners in a volte-face on a 2015 junta law which outlawed it entirely

Surrogacy services to be opened up to foreigners in a volte-face on a 2015 junta law which outlawed it entirely

March 4, 2024

Culture, Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Surrogacy regime to be thawed in Thailand as the Pheu Thai-led government greenlights foreign couples to access surrogacy services in the kingdom. The shift from… Read More ›

Public anger boils over in Sunday protests in Phuket against Swiss man Mr Uli and private beaches

Public anger boils over in Sunday protests in Phuket against Swiss man Mr Uli and private beaches

March 3, 2024

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

Fury of Phuket locals against Swiss man Uli Fehr who allegedly assaulted a 26-year-old female doctor on the night of Makha Bucha Day. Activists also… Read More ›

Thailand faces an uphill struggle to become the aviation hub it once was before the pandemic era

Thailand faces an uphill struggle to become the aviation hub it once was before the pandemic era

March 2, 2024

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Aviation Hub Dream. An ambitious plan for 150 million arrivals or is this pie in the sky? Certainly, PM Srettha’s bold vision faces critical… Read More ›

Swiss man’s seaside paradise turns sour as Phuket police press assault charges after doctor’s complaint

Swiss man’s seaside paradise turns sour as Phuket police press assault charges after doctor’s complaint

March 1, 2024

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

Swiss expat Uli Fehr’s assault on Thai doctor Thandao Chandam on Makha Bucha Day incites public outrage in Phuket. The expat now faces a police… Read More ›

Economic danger signals as PM pushes expansionary goals. Fears of a credit rating downgrade this year

Economic danger signals as PM pushes expansionary goals. Fears of a credit rating downgrade this year

February 29, 2024

More News from Thailand, Personal, Thai World:

Thailand is at risk of a credit downgrade due to populist economic policies and a rising tide of debt. Economic stability may be threatened as… Read More ›