Fears growing that Covid may yet derail plans to reopen fully to foreign tourism from July 1st next

Fears growing that Covid may yet derail plans to reopen fully to foreign tourism from July 1st next

April 8, 2022

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The news comes with rising foreign tourist arrivals from April reportedly up by 66% this week as the requirement for a pre-departure test and a… Read More ›

Stalled Chinese submarine shines light on Rolls Royce firm supplying engines to China’s military

Stalled Chinese submarine shines light on Rolls Royce firm supplying engines to China’s military

April 7, 2022

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

The spotlight on Thailand’s submarine deal with China is also linked to the altered geopolitical environment after the Russian invasion of Ukraine with heightened sensitivity… Read More ›

Corrupt policeman refused arrest insisting that he was innocent of abduction and extortion claims

Corrupt policeman refused arrest insisting that he was innocent of abduction and extortion claims

April 5, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

This latest case has seen two police officers held in detention by the Phra Khanong Criminal Court until April 13th next and comes after public… Read More ›

Poll supports retention of the one ballot election process which would torpedo Pheu Thai landslide hopes

Poll supports retention of the one ballot election process which would torpedo Pheu Thai landslide hopes

April 4, 2022

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

The developments over the last week including a key committee vote in parliament on March 28th not to allow synchronised numbering for parties and candidates… Read More ›

High flying American nabbed by police days before ฿3 million swindle complaint was due to lapse

High flying American nabbed by police days before ฿3 million swindle complaint was due to lapse

April 2, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police swooped on Matthew Christensen after he had just returned from a trip to Ko Samui. The American is understood to be well known in… Read More ›

Prolonged Ukraine war to see Thai inflation at 6.3%, a stalled economy and a possible downgrade

Prolonged Ukraine war to see Thai inflation at 6.3%, a stalled economy and a possible downgrade

April 2, 2022

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

Vice President at Siam Commercial Bank Yanyong Thaicharoen shared an economic assessment from the bank’s Economic Intelligence Centre this week. He predicted growth this year… Read More ›

Channel 5 TV rumpus shows Thailand feels the heat in an altered world after the Ukrainian war raised divisions

Channel 5 TV rumpus shows Thailand feels the heat in an altered world after the Ukrainian war raised divisions

March 31, 2022

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

The Ukraine war and the unprecedented resolve of western countries to sanction Russia even while sacrificing their individual economic interests, make it crystal clear that… Read More ›

Thai planners prepare to let the baht ‘swing’ in a move to boost growth via tourism and exports at this time

Thai planners prepare to let the baht ‘swing’ in a move to boost growth via tourism and exports at this time

March 29, 2022

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

Top university boss predicts that, technically, Thailand has already entered into a period of 1970s stagflation as he lowered the economic growth projection for the… Read More ›

Legal pot does not appear to be working for Anutin’s Bhumjaithai Party in latest opinion poll

Legal pot does not appear to be working for Anutin’s Bhumjaithai Party in latest opinion poll

March 28, 2022

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

The drive to legalise pot or marijuana pursued by the Bhumjaithai Party may, in time, prove popular with Thai people as a source of income… Read More ›

Minister says Thailand Pass could be gone by June 1st, but suggests the retention of a test on arrival

Minister says Thailand Pass could be gone by June 1st, but suggests the retention of a test on arrival

March 26, 2022

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Comments by Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports on Thursday to industry representatives of the Association of Thai Travel Agents, while appearing to be positive… Read More ›

Banks downgraded as the Thai economy faces a liquidity crisis caused by war and tourism barriers

Banks downgraded as the Thai economy faces a liquidity crisis caused by war and tourism barriers

March 24, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s economy remains highly dependent on both exports and foreign tourism with the current storm again highlighting this factor. The loss of foreign tourism income… Read More ›

Travel sector calls for endemic status, scrapping of Thailand Pass and full normality on entry to the country

Travel sector calls for endemic status, scrapping of Thailand Pass and full normality on entry to the country

March 23, 2022

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Industry leaders from the Federation of Thai Industries to the Thai Chamber of Commerce have urged the government to expedite the plan to declare the… Read More ›

New Shinawatra may lead the next quest for power as Pheu Thai Party aims for 14 million members

New Shinawatra may lead the next quest for power as Pheu Thai Party aims for 14 million members

March 22, 2022

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Rally last Sunday saw chief whip and Maha Sarakham MP Sutin Klangsaeng lament that the Thai economy had gone from an Asian Tiger under Thaksin… Read More ›

Advertising income from foreign internet firms boosts Thailand’s coffers as oil prices recede

Advertising income from foreign internet firms boosts Thailand’s coffers as oil prices recede

March 20, 2022

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

Electricity prices to rise to ฿4 a unit from May as government plans a new series of supports for families in its effort to raise… Read More ›

Thai and Cambodian police reveal that young woman’s ‘organ harvesting’ claims were a lie

Thai and Cambodian police reveal that young woman’s ‘organ harvesting’ claims were a lie

March 19, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Despite the debunking of the grotesque and sensational claims made by the young Thai woman by senior Thai and Cambodian police officers, there remains the… Read More ›

General Election could be called by the PM before the end of May according to political insiders

General Election could be called by the PM before the end of May according to political insiders

March 19, 2022

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

MP and New Democratic Party leader, Suritan Pichan, predicts that General Prayut will dissolve the House of Representatives before it reconvenes on May 22nd next… Read More ›

Family of Swiss woman murdered in Phuket thank officials after 28-year-old killer is sentenced to life in prison

Family of Swiss woman murdered in Phuket thank officials after 28-year-old killer is sentenced to life in prison

March 17, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The court found that 28 year old Teerawat Thothip intended to murder 57-year-old Nicole Sauvain-Weisskopf after first attempting to rape the foreign tourist on August… Read More ›

A second war raging in Myanmar unlike anything seen since World War Two with over 12,000 dead

A second war raging in Myanmar unlike anything seen since World War Two with over 12,000 dead

March 16, 2022

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

On Tuesday, the Information and Investment ministries in Nay Pyi Taw put forward a cross border trading scheme for use by Thai firms using the… Read More ›

Ex boyfriend kills Thai woman’s son in rampage accusing her of seeking a new or foreign lover in his place

Ex boyfriend kills Thai woman’s son in rampage accusing her of seeking a new or foreign lover in his place

March 14, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Spurned man had left an hour before after imploring his estranged girlfriend, who was previously married to a foreigner outside Thailand, to resume their relationship.… Read More ›

Police charges against top cop’s Porsche driving son at the centre of fatal Bangkok car accident

Police charges against top cop’s Porsche driving son at the centre of fatal Bangkok car accident

March 13, 2022

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

29-year-old Mr Pornmet Songmetta reportedly works with the family firm Absolute Clean Energy, a Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) listed electricity distribution firm which operates… Read More ›

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