Top Thai Doctor attacks the WHO over its unclear guidance on face masks and lack of leadership

Top Thai Doctor attacks the WHO over its unclear guidance on face masks and lack of leadership

June 10, 2020

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

Top Thai doctor, Dr Manoon Leechawengwongs, has lambasted the World Health Organisation over its guidance to the public in relation to face mask coverings and… Read More ›

Mobile phone of Ukrainian woman key to the puzzle as police decide between murder or suicide

Mobile phone of Ukrainian woman key to the puzzle as police decide between murder or suicide

June 10, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Senior police officers in Surat Thani province were at the scene where the body of 32-year-old Olga Frolova was unearthed last Sunday as police released… Read More ›

Ministers suggest an easing of the travel ban for some tourists but a continued state of emergency

Ministers suggest an easing of the travel ban for some tourists but a continued state of emergency

June 9, 2020

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

Top government members suggest that after July we could see tourists from safe areas arriving into Thailand while retaining the state of emergency to allow… Read More ›

Ko Samui police probe the death of a Ukrainian woman found in a forested area last Sunday by a local man

Ko Samui police probe the death of a Ukrainian woman found in a forested area last Sunday by a local man

June 9, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

32-year-old Olga Frolova’s body was found on Sunday. Police are waiting on an autopsy and trying to determine if the case is one of murder.… Read More ›

Thailand plans to prioritise Asian countries in its search for safe Covid 19 ‘tourism bubble’ partners

Thailand plans to prioritise Asian countries in its search for safe Covid 19 ‘tourism bubble’ partners

June 8, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Plans to restart tourism to begin with bilateral tourism bubble agreements with Asian countries. The move is being pushed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha… Read More ›

Thai economy in even greater peril as Covid 19 shutdown appears to have had a bigger impact than expected 

Thai economy in even greater peril as Covid 19 shutdown appears to have had a bigger impact than expected 

June 7, 2020

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

The economic intelligence unit of one of Thailand’s major banks now predicts a 7.3% contraction in the Thai economy and at least a 72% dip… Read More ›

Australian envoy says his embassy and others continue to work on helping stranded foreigners get home

Australian envoy says his embassy and others continue to work on helping stranded foreigners get home

June 7, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Australian ambassador in ongoing talks with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs concerning access for foreigners with links to the kingdom and non-tourist visas. ‘Not a… Read More ›

Nakhon Si Thammarat woman denies murdering her own daughter over a land dispute on April 11th at her home

Nakhon Si Thammarat woman denies murdering her own daughter over a land dispute on April 11th at her home

June 6, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

54-year-old woman was arrested and charged by police on Tuesday with murdering her 29-year old daughter Chonthira Jindawong at her home in the Bang Khan… Read More ›

Dutchman in Suphan Buri missing from wife with reports of a mystery rendezvous in Uthai Thani province

Dutchman in Suphan Buri missing from wife with reports of a mystery rendezvous in Uthai Thani province

June 5, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Mystery of a Dutchman who disappeared leaving his wife behind and a car containing cash, gold and his passports in Uthai Thani. 64-year-old Friedrich Reinhardt… Read More ›

Election of Prawit as Palang Pracharat leader will see more grassroots politics in government 

Election of Prawit as Palang Pracharat leader will see more grassroots politics in government 

June 4, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

General Prawit Wongsuwan is tipped to lead the Palang Pracharat Party next month. The mass resignation of 18 executive members on Monday paves the way… Read More ›

Economic hole caused by virus pandemic yawns as Bank of Thailand flags large current account loss

Economic hole caused by virus pandemic yawns as Bank of Thailand flags large current account loss

June 4, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Coronavirus impact on the Thai economy begins to bite harder as current account surplus turns to a deficit in April as tourism stops. Predictions of… Read More ›

Woman and her half Swedish son found dead near Korat in what looks like a heartbreaking tragedy

Woman and her half Swedish son found dead near Korat in what looks like a heartbreaking tragedy

June 3, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

33-year-old Thai woman, Tukta Thongkasem, was found hanged on Tuesday morning. She had appeared to her family to be depressed after her Swedish husband of… Read More ›

Thailand begins herd immunity study in Pattani as the world questions the response to Covid 19 and lockdowns

Thailand begins herd immunity study in Pattani as the world questions the response to Covid 19 and lockdowns

June 2, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Herd immunity study by Chulalongkorn University on a village in the Thung Yang Daeng district of southern Pattani. It comes, as around the world, people… Read More ›

Baht again being targeted by big money piling even more misery on an already crippled Thai economy

Baht again being targeted by big money piling even more misery on an already crippled Thai economy

June 1, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Spike in the Thai baht has caused Bank of Thailand, Deputy Governor Mathee Supapongse to warn that the central bank will take action. He indicated… Read More ›

US is a better friend for Thailand than China says US ambassador as tensions grow between the 2 powers

US is a better friend for Thailand than China says US ambassador as tensions grow between the 2 powers

May 31, 2020

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

US ambassador Michael DeSombre raised concerns about China’s actions on the Mekong river and failure to control the flow of drug precursor substances for illicit… Read More ›

Thailand’s economy has become dependent on government expenditure to stay above water

Thailand’s economy has become dependent on government expenditure to stay above water

May 30, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Figures show exports are down sharply with tourism halted and Thai household expenditure off by 15.1% for the first four months. The Bank of Thailand’s… Read More ›

Access to Thailand opening up. It will be cautious, quite expensive with tight regulation and ministry controls

Access to Thailand opening up. It will be cautious, quite expensive with tight regulation and ministry controls

May 29, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Good news from the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday for foreigners outside Thailand allowing work permit holders to enter immediately but subject to approval… Read More ›

Thai security chief suggests a full reopening of the kingdom to international flights from July 1st

Thai security chief suggests a full reopening of the kingdom to international flights from July 1st

May 28, 2020

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Shock announcement that international flights will fully reopen on July 1st will be welcome and good news to many foreigners with links to Thailand. Many… Read More ›

UK wife abuser arrested by Immigration Bureau police in Bangkok for attempted murder

UK wife abuser arrested by Immigration Bureau police in Bangkok for attempted murder

May 28, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

46-year old David Mitchell threw his 56-year-old wife off an 8th-floor balcony in Rayong and shockingly, appears to have fled the province after his initial… Read More ›

Thai Airways files for bankruptcy and gets court protection here as heavyweights are brought on board

Thai Airways files for bankruptcy and gets court protection here as heavyweights are brought on board

May 27, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thai Airways files for bankruptcy at the Central bankruptcy court in Bangkok as 4 new heavyweight directors take their seats on the board. The firm… Read More ›