Dark web Xanax counterfeiting gang managed from Thailand smashed in the UK with 10 people convicted

Dark web Xanax counterfeiting gang managed from Thailand smashed in the UK with 10 people convicted

June 21, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police smash international drug gang: £4 million laundered, Xanax pills sold worldwide. Brian Pitts and Katie Barlow ran the operation from a luxury Thai residence… Read More ›

Regional peace threatened. Shocking conflict between Chinese and Filipino forces at sea on Monday 

Regional peace threatened. Shocking conflict between Chinese and Filipino forces at sea on Monday 

June 21, 2024

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A violent clash between Chinese and Philippine forces at the Second Thomas Shoal leaves 8 Filipinos injured. US and Philippines brace for potential war as… Read More ›

Case against oil smuggler may be a pup. AG official questions whether the boat arrests were legal at sea this week

Case against oil smuggler may be a pup. AG official questions whether the boat arrests were legal at sea this week

June 20, 2024

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After arresting three escaped oil smuggling vessels, concerns rise over collusion and corruption. With no oil found, just crew, dogs, and puppies, AG official warns… Read More ›

Big Tor was reinstated but Big Joke’s fate is not yet decided. Massive internal police conflict confirmed

Big Tor was reinstated but Big Joke’s fate is not yet decided. Massive internal police conflict confirmed

June 20, 2024

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Big Tor is reinstated but Big Joke’s fate is still uncertain. Massive internal police conflict confirmed by government legal advisor Wissanu Krea-ngam. Report supports claims… Read More ›

Fate of top cops including Big Tor and Big Joke to become clearer after Wissanu’s 11 am statement

Fate of top cops including Big Tor and Big Joke to become clearer after Wissanu’s 11 am statement

June 19, 2024

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

On Thursday, the fate of sidelined Police Chief General Torsak Sukwimol (Big Tor) and General Surachate Hakparn (Big Joke) may be decided. It comes amid… Read More ›

Good news even as top banks lower 2024 GDP outlook. Thailand ranks ahead of UK in competitiveness

Good news even as top banks lower 2024 GDP outlook. Thailand ranks ahead of UK in competitiveness

June 19, 2024

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

Good news for Thailand as S&P retains BBB+ rating despite lower GDP outlook and ฿500 billion Digital Wallet plan. Kingdom jumps ahead of the UK… Read More ›

Constitutional Court update: Senate race gets the all clear while PM and Move Forward must wait til July

Constitutional Court update: Senate race gets the all clear while PM and Move Forward must wait til July

June 18, 2024

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Thailand’s Constitutional Court delays decision on PM’s fate and Move Forward Party dissolution until at least July, while giving the green light for Senate elections… Read More ›

Thaksin granted bail of ฿500,000 by the Criminal Court. Due back on August 19th to review evidence and hear witnesses

Thaksin granted bail of ฿500,000 by the Criminal Court. Due back on August 19th to review evidence and hear witnesses

June 18, 2024

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Former PM Thaksin Shinawatra granted ฿500,000 bail on lèse-majesté and computer crime charges. Court date is set for August 19th to examine evidence in the… Read More ›

3 more swimmer’s lives lost to dangerous currents and shifting winds off the West coast of Phuket 

3 more swimmer’s lives lost to dangerous currents and shifting winds off the West coast of Phuket 

June 17, 2024

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Three more lives were claimed by Phuket’s dangerous west coast seas: Russian, American, and Thai victims ignored warnings or were swept away. Red flags and… Read More ›

Thai government urged to act to preserve the country’s auto industry which is fighting for survival

Thai government urged to act to preserve the country’s auto industry which is fighting for survival

June 17, 2024

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

The Thai government faces urgent demands to support the critical ICE car manufacturing sector amid an influx of unsold Chinese EVs. Over 10,000 cars clog… Read More ›

Calls for a wider probe into oil smuggler Joe Pattani, the owner of the pirate boats that escaped last week

Calls for a wider probe into oil smuggler Joe Pattani, the owner of the pirate boats that escaped last week

June 16, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Marine police have located three pirate oil smuggling vessels that escaped from Sattahip Marine Police Pier last week. The spotlight is now on smuggling kingpin… Read More ›

Tourist authority offers help to FTI  tourists left stranded in Thailand after tour firm collapse in Germany

Tourist authority offers help to FTI  tourists left stranded in Thailand after tour firm collapse in Germany

June 16, 2024

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

Thai hotels and tourism firms were shocked by the June 3rd collapse of German travel giant FTI, responsible for 100,000 bookings last year. Amid reports… Read More ›

Pattaya fears massive oil slick may be linked to escaped pirate vessels with 330,000 litres of fuel aboard

Pattaya fears massive oil slick may be linked to escaped pirate vessels with 330,000 litres of fuel aboard

June 15, 2024

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Three pirate oil smuggling vessels, owned by southern pirate chief Joe Pattani, vanished with 330,000 litres of oil, potentially causing an oil slick off Pattaya.… Read More ›

Maris at BRICS Summit in Russia insists unaligned Thailand is friends with all despite 1954 US pact

Maris at BRICS Summit in Russia insists unaligned Thailand is friends with all despite 1954 US pact

June 15, 2024

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Thai Foreign Minister Maris Sangiampongsa at a BRICS Summit in Russia this week insisted Thailand remains unaligned despite applying to join BRICS alongside Russia and… Read More ›

Former Scottish football star jailed for sexual abuse of a girl in Chonburi after his 2023 arrest in Edinburgh

Former Scottish football star jailed for sexual abuse of a girl in Chonburi after his 2023 arrest in Edinburgh

June 14, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Judge John McCormick told Ian Heddle on Tuesday his status had changed after his guilty pleas to the court. Consequently, he was remanded in prison… Read More ›

Crackdown on pet outlets as Bangkok Governor warns any new Chatuchak centre must meet standards

Crackdown on pet outlets as Bangkok Governor warns any new Chatuchak centre must meet standards

June 14, 2024

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Governor Sittipunt mandates strict standards for any new Chatuchak pet centre after a fire kills 5,000 animals. With a July 15 deadline, city officials intensify… Read More ›

Thailand’s EV car vision buckles as World markets and canny drivers at home take stock of what is on offer

Thailand’s EV car vision buckles as World markets and canny drivers at home take stock of what is on offer

June 13, 2024

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

Thailand’s ambitious EV industry plan faces challenges as Western markets and local consumers show tepid interest. May EV sales dropped 1.5% year-on-year, as traditional car… Read More ›

Thailand’s political crisis rolls onto June 18th with the Constitutional Court ready to make Senate call on legal problems

Thailand’s political crisis rolls onto June 18th with the Constitutional Court ready to make Senate call on legal problems

June 13, 2024

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

Constitutional Court to review evidence on PM’s tenure, Move Forward Party’s fate on June 18th. A  vote is scheduled on acknowledged Senate election issues. Former… Read More ›

Police swoop after undercover officer exposes underage sex activities linked to High-School students in Bangkok

Police swoop after undercover officer exposes underage sex activities linked to High-School students in Bangkok

June 12, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Two suspects, a middle-aged man and a woman, were arrested on Tuesday night. It came as police units closed down an underage sex den in… Read More ›

PM Srettha blames stock market fall on politics but the trend is linked to fundamental economic decline

PM Srettha blames stock market fall on politics but the trend is linked to fundamental economic decline

June 12, 2024

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

PM Srettha points to political instability for a 16% stock market plunge. Analysts say Thailand’s faltering economy, declining manufacturing and lack of foreign investment are… Read More ›