Pro-democracy protests resume in Bangkok with 4 protest leaders jailed after being refused bail in court

Pro-democracy protests resume in Bangkok with 4 protest leaders jailed after being refused bail in court

February 10, 2021

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The four face charges of Lèse-majesté and sedition under Article 112 and 116 of the criminal code. The Deputy Chief of the Metropolitan Police Bureau,… Read More ›

23 year old man who gunned down a reprimanding police officer shows the deadly Thai problem with guns

23 year old man who gunned down a reprimanding police officer shows the deadly Thai problem with guns

February 10, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Central Investigation Bureau tracked down 23-year-old Sitthiphong Jasa-ard to a room in Chonburi province on Monday night after he brutally murdered off duty policeman,… Read More ›

Thai Airways seeking business rehabilitation plan that has the unanimous support of it’s creditors

Thai Airways seeking business rehabilitation plan that has the unanimous support of it’s creditors

February 9, 2021

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

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam has oversight of a government committee monitoring the progress of the board of Thai Airways International as it seeks… Read More ›

Small bomb devices explode outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok as anti-coup protests grow in Yangon

Small bomb devices explode outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok as anti-coup protests grow in Yangon

February 9, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Bomb blast in Bangkok comes as the military in Myanmar work to embed their position amid growing resistance on the streets but also desperate calls… Read More ›

Top Thai official says vaccine passports are legally a matter for the WHO under international law

Top Thai official says vaccine passports are legally a matter for the WHO under international law

February 8, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Pragmatic assessment by the man tasked with fighting Covid-19 in Thailand as he emphasised the significance of the World Health Organisation in reopening global borders… Read More ›

Melo Pearl fisherman goes from hero to zero after arrest in Nakhon Si Thammarat on drug charges

Melo Pearl fisherman goes from hero to zero after arrest in Nakhon Si Thammarat on drug charges

February 8, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The story was featured on newspapers and news shows across the world last week as 37-year-old Hatchai Niyomdecha talked about his chance discovery of a… Read More ›

No Valentine’s Day marriages in Bangkok and other restrictions for those tying the knot for now

No Valentine’s Day marriages in Bangkok and other restrictions for those tying the knot for now

February 8, 2021

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai authorities are carefully watching any potential source of infection in Bangkok at this time as the second virus wave recedes. The proximity of the… Read More ›

Drinks giant Thai Beverage to resume expansion with Singapore IPO for Asean regional beer operation

Drinks giant Thai Beverage to resume expansion with Singapore IPO for Asean regional beer operation

February 7, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Latest move sees the huge Thai drinks conglomerate move to power faster and deeper expansion in ASEAN and Southeast Asia to tap into a growing… Read More ›

Refloat of foreign tourism in the 2nd half of 2021 with vaccines pushed by minister and industry for the sector

Refloat of foreign tourism in the 2nd half of 2021 with vaccines pushed by minister and industry for the sector

February 7, 2021

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

Determined plan being pushed by the Phuket Tourist Association on the holiday island to vaccinate 70% of the population itself using the Sinovac vaccine from… Read More ›

UK man on a tourist visa arrested for offshore gun terror and serious drug charges on Ko Samui after day out

UK man on a tourist visa arrested for offshore gun terror and serious drug charges on Ko Samui after day out

February 6, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

34-year-old Benjamin Robert Simpson has proved yet again that for foreigners, illegal narcotics and Thailand do not mix. The UK tourist is facing a slew… Read More ›

Australian arrested in Myanmar as coup takes on significance for US Chinese rivalry in the region

Australian arrested in Myanmar as coup takes on significance for US Chinese rivalry in the region

February 6, 2021

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

The Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, visited Myanmar in mid-January and praised the military there for its work in the ‘national revitalisation’ of the country.… Read More ›

Super startup Bitkub suffers another setback with SEC order barring it from opening new accounts

Super startup Bitkub suffers another setback with SEC order barring it from opening new accounts

February 6, 2021

Economy, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The firm, led by dynamic CEO Jirayut Srupsrisopa, expanded by 1000% in 2020 and another 1000% in the opening weeks of 2021 reaching trading volumes… Read More ›

Baht losing against the dollar as vaccination success hopes in the United States grow stronger

Baht losing against the dollar as vaccination success hopes in the United States grow stronger

February 5, 2021

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

There may soon be even more pressure on the Thai government to push for a speedier vaccine drive. So far, the government of Prayut Chan… Read More ›

Public Health minister suggests the kingdom’s vaccination plans are not tied to vaccine production here

Public Health minister suggests the kingdom’s vaccination plans are not tied to vaccine production here

February 5, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Change of tack: the comments by the Deputy Prime Minister had a different emphasis from those of Dr Sophon Mekthon, the Chairman of the vaccination… Read More ›

Illegal lending app run by Chinese staff charging up to 20% interest per week taken out by immigration police

Illegal lending app run by Chinese staff charging up to 20% interest per week taken out by immigration police

February 5, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Immigration Bureau was called in to act when complaints were made by customers who were stiffed by the illegal and expensive moneylender which employed… Read More ›

Murder charge for 19 year old who barrelled down elderly 84-year-old Thai man in San Francisco

Murder charge for 19 year old who barrelled down elderly 84-year-old Thai man in San Francisco

February 4, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Vicha Ratanapakdee’s daughter Kim told reporters that her father had followed her to the United States after she met her American husband to help take… Read More ›

Key bank committee votes to keep interest rates steady but warns of economic risks short-term

Key bank committee votes to keep interest rates steady but warns of economic risks short-term

February 4, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

A top official with Standard Chartered Bank in Thailand agreed there was no need to move on interest rates now but felt it may still… Read More ›

Top boss Heinecke: vaccines the ‘single ray of hope’ for the country’s battered tourism sector

Top boss Heinecke: vaccines the ‘single ray of hope’ for the country’s battered tourism sector

February 3, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

In a two page letter sent to the Prime Minister’s Office in Bangkok last Thursday, the American-born businessman, one of the kingdom’s most successful executives,… Read More ›

US and UK show a way to end vaccine nightmare says top doctor urging vaccination for ‘herd immunity’

US and UK show a way to end vaccine nightmare says top doctor urging vaccination for ‘herd immunity’

February 3, 2021

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

Thailand now appears ready to go all-in on a vaccine programme while the AstraZeneca vaccine still remains the only approved jab. This week, the Chairman… Read More ›

Rogue bank manager in Pattaya fleeces foreign customers at a top bank branch in the resort city

Rogue bank manager in Pattaya fleeces foreign customers at a top bank branch in the resort city

February 3, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Many of those who spoke with Police Colonel Phisit Phoolsap recalled being told their bank account books and documents were out of date by bank… Read More ›

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