Government preparing a plan to lure millions more expats to come and live in Thailand spurring the economy

Government preparing a plan to lure millions more expats to come and live in Thailand spurring the economy

April 1, 2021

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

New plan will target retirees and the self-employed across the world to make Thailand their home and base for new business ventures. The plan hopes… Read More ›

Death of schoolboy playing football from lightning strike in Surat Thani leaves father distraught in grief 

Death of schoolboy playing football from lightning strike in Surat Thani leaves father distraught in grief 

April 1, 2021

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Deaths from lightning strikes are quite common in Thailand particularly in farms with open pastures where one lightning strike can kill many living beings including… Read More ›

Cabinet in pension move as the number of working Thais to over 60s is set to half in 20 years

Cabinet in pension move as the number of working Thais to over 60s is set to half in 20 years

March 31, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Further detail is required to see how the new pension plan will work and its relationship to the existing 1990 Social Security Act which already… Read More ›

Reopening of Phuket still not officially approved although it is the ideal test for a broader move

Reopening of Phuket still not officially approved although it is the ideal test for a broader move

March 31, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The rate of vaccination in Thailand and the success of plans to reopen Phuket to quarantine free tourism are becoming critical factors in the government’s… Read More ›

Murder suicides spike in Thailand as country suffers the economic brunt of the Covid 19 crisis within homes

Murder suicides spike in Thailand as country suffers the economic brunt of the Covid 19 crisis within homes

March 30, 2021

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

Even before the pandemic, the World Economic Forum estimated that there were 3 million people in Thailand with mental health issues while mental health professionals… Read More ›

Penguin’s mother asked to request her son’s move to a hospital after 14 days on prison hunger strike

Penguin’s mother asked to request her son’s move to a hospital after 14 days on prison hunger strike

March 29, 2021

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Secretary to the Minister of Justice, Thanakrit Jitareerat, has made it clear that the ministry would support any request by Mr Parit’s mother Ms Sureerat… Read More ›

Crisis in Myanmar threatens to escalate as Thai authorities monitor the situation on a daily basis

Crisis in Myanmar threatens to escalate as Thai authorities monitor the situation on a daily basis

March 29, 2021

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

An unusually strongly-worded statement from the defence ministers of the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Japan castigated the junta and the military in Myanmar… Read More ›

70 arrested near Government House in Bangkok as police move clears protest site in place for 2 weeks

70 arrested near Government House in Bangkok as police move clears protest site in place for 2 weeks

March 28, 2021

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A significant number involved in the protest outside Government House, which was dispersed on Sunday morning, were part of a march from Nakhon Ratchasima to… Read More ›

Public Health Ministry moves to assure the public on outlying cases as vaccination drive cranks up

Public Health Ministry moves to assure the public on outlying cases as vaccination drive cranks up

March 28, 2021

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

A 29-year-old market seller who works in Bangkok but lives in Ratchaburi becomes the first confirmed case of a vaccinated person to test positive for… Read More ›

PM left master of the field as constitutional reform moves stall with street protests quieted

PM left master of the field as constitutional reform moves stall with street protests quieted

March 27, 2021

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

A suggestion on March 17th last by Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and leader of the Bhumjaithai Party that time would remove the controversial Section… Read More ›

Provincial agency boss arrested in Mukdahan after trying to extort ฿2 million from a businessman

Provincial agency boss arrested in Mukdahan after trying to extort ฿2 million from a businessman

March 27, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Director of the Pongsawan Wood Industry Co. which owned ฿600 million of seized wood ordered to be returned to it by the Supreme Court,… Read More ›

World Bank downgrades growth prospects as Thai economic recovery in 2021 looks still uncertain

World Bank downgrades growth prospects as Thai economic recovery in 2021 looks still uncertain

March 26, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thailand’s economic problems are coming into clear focus as projected growth rates for 2021 are already beginning to slide as in 2019 and 2020 despite… Read More ›

Gambling Godfather arrested in Rayong linked with the murder of a moto-taxi driver in Pattaya

Gambling Godfather arrested in Rayong linked with the murder of a moto-taxi driver in Pattaya

March 25, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Friday’s police operations assisted by the elite Hanuman unit of the Crime Suppression Division (CSD), seized the property empire and assets of gambling kingpin, Somchai… Read More ›

Plan to reopen Phuket to foreign tourists on July 1st appears promising but UK taxman wants a cut 

Plan to reopen Phuket to foreign tourists on July 1st appears promising but UK taxman wants a cut 

March 25, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Proposal to vaccinate the population of Phuket and remove quarantine for incoming visitors appears to have the support of key ministers in the government. On… Read More ›

Woman publicly stripped, beaten to a gruesome death in front of onlookers over sexual jealousy on Sunday last

Woman publicly stripped, beaten to a gruesome death in front of onlookers over sexual jealousy on Sunday last

March 24, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Three murders, two women and a man, at different ends of the country, tell us about a society where many lives are destroyed by either… Read More ›

Thailand’s plan to reopen lacks clarity with rising doubts for anything like mass tourism in 2021

Thailand’s plan to reopen lacks clarity with rising doubts for anything like mass tourism in 2021

March 23, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

As reduced quarantine comes into effect on April 1st with a promise of a full reopening by October 1st, the situation looks increasingly complex even… Read More ›

Crowdfunding effort for alleged Dutch fraudster to bail him out of jail and fight fraud charges in court

Crowdfunding effort for alleged Dutch fraudster to bail him out of jail and fight fraud charges in court

March 23, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The mother of 37-year-old Wesley Halbach’s two-year-old daughter told an online appeal that he was the ‘victim of a big set up’ brought about because… Read More ›

Thailand falling in world happiness rankings, the country has fallen sharply in surveys since 2012

Thailand falling in world happiness rankings, the country has fallen sharply in surveys since 2012

March 22, 2021

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

The annual survey has become more sophisticated at measuring people’s happiness worldwide using the Gallup polling organisation in addition to government statistics across a range… Read More ›

Police winning the battle on the street as more militant protest movement turns off the public since last year

Police winning the battle on the street as more militant protest movement turns off the public since last year

March 21, 2021

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

Deteriorating and now dangerous security situation linked with ongoing protest activity is alienating public support while authorities continue to arrest and send more files to… Read More ›

Hatred of Asian Americans driven by prejudical anger is real and a threat to US Thai communities living in fear

Hatred of Asian Americans driven by prejudical anger is real and a threat to US Thai communities living in fear

March 21, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Tragedy strikes again among the Asian American community in the United States as activist groups report a surge in racial aggression and acts towards the… Read More ›

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