Explosive report on the Red Bull scandal exposing ‘corruption’ due at the Prime Minister’s office

Explosive report on the Red Bull scandal exposing ‘corruption’ due at the Prime Minister’s office

August 30, 2020

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

It is now clear from several panels and committees of investigation that the mishandling of the criminal case against Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya or… Read More ›

Phuket breakthrough on foreign tourism walked back on Friday by government spokeswoman

Phuket breakthrough on foreign tourism walked back on Friday by government spokeswoman

August 29, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

This is despite what appeared to be support for the proposal from Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha when asked about it by reporters in Rayong… Read More ›

65-year-old man in Bangkok commits suicide over his mortgage arrears already paid off by his son

65-year-old man in Bangkok commits suicide over his mortgage arrears already paid off by his son

August 29, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The body of the 65-year-old man who suffered from diabetes was pulled from the Chao Phraya River on Thursday in what appears to be a… Read More ›

Death sentence imposed on school boss who murdered a 2-year-old boy in a gold shop robbery in January

Death sentence imposed on school boss who murdered a 2-year-old boy in a gold shop robbery in January

August 28, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The callous and egregious nature of the crime committed at the Robinsons Shopping Centre in Lopburi last January deeply shocked the public not only in… Read More ›

Broader opening of Thailand to tourists may be on but only with robust health controls says PM

Broader opening of Thailand to tourists may be on but only with robust health controls says PM

August 27, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha explains that the move to allow foreign tourists back was designed to benefit local people who work in tourism concerns… Read More ›

Facebook threatens legal action as minister forces it to block access to online anti-royalist content

Facebook threatens legal action as minister forces it to block access to online anti-royalist content

August 25, 2020

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

The spat between the government and the mighty internet giant is coming at a time of increasing political tension between the ministry and a more… Read More ›

Pragmatic economic policy aims to keep things ticking over until exports and tourism reawaken in 2021

Pragmatic economic policy aims to keep things ticking over until exports and tourism reawaken in 2021

August 24, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

New Deputy Prime Minister with oversight of the economy has also signalled a rethink on the sort of industry Thailand is seeking for the Eastern… Read More ›

Police witness in Red Bull case had talks about witness protection with department at the Ministry of Justice

Police witness in Red Bull case had talks about witness protection with department at the Ministry of Justice

August 24, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Minister of Justice Somsak Thepsutin has given an assurance that protection for any witness connected with the Red Bull case is available from his… Read More ›

American man’s home in Phetchabun found to be illegal after complaints from locals prompts probe

American man’s home in Phetchabun found to be illegal after complaints from locals prompts probe

August 23, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Nightmare day for American man living in Phetchabun province. Resort type house had been built on two land plots awarded following a cabinet resolution in… Read More ›

Arrest warrant out for former Thai-Dutch TV star, now facing 33 years in prison for illegal drug trafficking

Arrest warrant out for former Thai-Dutch TV star, now facing 33 years in prison for illegal drug trafficking

August 22, 2020

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

Amelia ‘Amy’ Jacobs flew out of Suvarnabhumi Airport last August after being released a year before from prison having been held for 11 months. Her… Read More ›

Tourism is coming back to Phuket with a wave of visitors expected from October in a surprising move

Tourism is coming back to Phuket with a wave of visitors expected from October in a surprising move

August 22, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The breakthrough may turn Phuket from a ghost town into a boomtown in October as many foreigners from around the world waiting outside Thailand’s closed… Read More ›

Prayut says students being bullied into protests as more of the movement’s leaders face charges

Prayut says students being bullied into protests as more of the movement’s leaders face charges

August 21, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Protest leaders may be buoyed by the excitement of the moment, the large numbers seen at recent rallies and even the moral support they are… Read More ›

Man visiting from Laos had TB, not Covid 19 as Udon Thani governor confirms no trace of Covid 19 virus

Man visiting from Laos had TB, not Covid 19 as Udon Thani governor confirms no trace of Covid 19 virus

August 20, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

31-year old daughter Ms Dido, her mother and the owner of the rustic house where the couple from Laos stayed, have been interviewed by local… Read More ›

Mom charged with putting her 4-year-old son in a coma after the boy soiled his bed on Mother’s Day

Mom charged with putting her 4-year-old son in a coma after the boy soiled his bed on Mother’s Day

August 20, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police are seeking further information from Bhumibol Hospital in the Sai Mai area of Bangkok on the boy’s injuries after detaining his mother and her… Read More ›

Austrian dies in Phuket motorbike smash after passenger van collision – alcohol tests ordered in police probe

Austrian dies in Phuket motorbike smash after passenger van collision – alcohol tests ordered in police probe

August 19, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police Captain Channarong Pakrongkeua of Karon Police Station has ordered medical tests on the body of the Austrian man who died and the passenger van… Read More ›

Moneylender charged with ordering the death of woman in southern Thailand at a cost of ฿2,500

Moneylender charged with ordering the death of woman in southern Thailand at a cost of ฿2,500

August 19, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Woman who worked in the seafood industry was murdered on August 7th last by a 27-year-old local hitman from Buriram province who carried out the… Read More ›

Business, economic experts call for less emphasis on tourism and exports with higher taxation levels at home

Business, economic experts call for less emphasis on tourism and exports with higher taxation levels at home

August 19, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha, in an appeal for unity in the face of economic adversity last week, highlighted as a key reason for the… Read More ›

Shares slump as Bangkok court sets two hearing dates to consider Thai Airways restructuring plan in full

Shares slump as Bangkok court sets two hearing dates to consider Thai Airways restructuring plan in full

August 18, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

On Friday 14th August, the firm’s auditors, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Jaiyos, declined to sign off on the airline’s accounts to June 30th citing concerns about… Read More ›

Over 12,000 turn up on Sunday to call for political change, leaders set September response deadline

Over 12,000 turn up on Sunday to call for political change, leaders set September response deadline

August 17, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Speakers on the stage referred to a ‘People’s Liberation Council’ and vowed not to surrender activists to police who are reportedly the subject of arrest… Read More ›

Myanmar men who murdered two UK backpackers on Ko Tao have their death sentences commuted to life

Myanmar men who murdered two UK backpackers on Ko Tao have their death sentences commuted to life

August 17, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Confusion developed over the weekend when some media reported that both Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo had been pardoned. This drew a clarification from a… Read More ›