Thailand to halt Sinovac use after October as Foreign Minister cites damage to Thai Chinese ties

Thailand to halt Sinovac use after October as Foreign Minister cites damage to Thai Chinese ties

September 7, 2021

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

Deputy Director at the Department of Disease Control says Sinovac will not be ordered when stocks run out after October but said the vaccine, because… Read More ›

New normal tourism may see foreign and local tourists segregated at Pattaya tourist attractions

New normal tourism may see foreign and local tourists segregated at Pattaya tourist attractions

September 6, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Figures from Phuket show an average spend of ฿57,949 for each visitor but nearly 50% of this went on certified accommodation and medical bills. The… Read More ›

Chastened PM Prayut survives but minor coalition parties and Anutin are the winners of the big vote

Chastened PM Prayut survives but minor coalition parties and Anutin are the winners of the big vote

September 5, 2021

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

After this week’s censure debate in parliament and vote on Saturday, it is clear that the man to watch in Thai politics right now is… Read More ›

Crisis averted in parliament as MPs coup plot against the Prime Minister melts in goodwill at crucial meeting

Crisis averted in parliament as MPs coup plot against the Prime Minister melts in goodwill at crucial meeting

September 4, 2021

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

In a fierce censure debate this week, opposition party MPs came forward with revelation after revelation while government MPs and ministers, apart from the Prime… Read More ›

Drug party racket busted on Ko Samui with 47 year old Russian arrested in Immigration Bureau raid on home

Drug party racket busted on Ko Samui with 47 year old Russian arrested in Immigration Bureau raid on home

September 3, 2021

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

Russian told arresting police that he was supplied with a wide range of drugs by another Russian national. Police seized a large and wide-ranging quantity… Read More ›

Only 13% will visit Thailand under the kingdom’s demanding entry process with 2021 economic growth at stake

Only 13% will visit Thailand under the kingdom’s demanding entry process with 2021 economic growth at stake

September 2, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Readers survey has some good news for the government as problems grow for the Phuket Sandbox with a ‘crisis’ now on the island according to… Read More ›

‘Ferrari Joe’ bipolar mental condition treated with scepticism by the senior policeman in charge of the case

‘Ferrari Joe’ bipolar mental condition treated with scepticism by the senior policeman in charge of the case

August 31, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Senior police and prosecutors in Provincial Police Region 6 are reported to have had tense meetings this week as efforts to prosecute the case against… Read More ›

October reopening of foreign tourism to Thailand could be another false dawn with cumbersome entry regime

October reopening of foreign tourism to Thailand could be another false dawn with cumbersome entry regime

August 30, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

With a floundering Phuket Sandbox which followed the now-forgotten Special Tourist Visa, the message for the Thai government on recovering the foreign tourism industry is… Read More ›

Fears grow that Ferrari Jo will evade justice as local monk offers him support as a ‘peacekeeper’

Fears grow that Ferrari Jo will evade justice as local monk offers him support as a ‘peacekeeper’

August 29, 2021

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

Ferrari Joe is being held at Phitsanulok Prison where according to the prison governor Narong Juisei, on Saturday, he spent a stressful first night in… Read More ›

Rising infections, bad press and burdensome rules still real threats to the slowing Phuket Sandbox

Rising infections, bad press and burdensome rules still real threats to the slowing Phuket Sandbox

August 28, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Phuket Sandbox has now come to represent Thailand’s efforts to refloat its foreign tourism industry. Last week saw Police Lieutenant General Surachate Hakparn or… Read More ›

‘Ferrari Jo’ arrested by police, accuses the media of slandering him, says it made him feel suicidal on the run

‘Ferrari Jo’ arrested by police, accuses the media of slandering him, says it made him feel suicidal on the run

August 27, 2021

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

The case of ‘Ferrari Jo’ or former Police Colonel Thitisan Utthanaphon has already thrown some curves as lawyers begin to plan a defence for the… Read More ›

Torture death of drug suspect in Nakhon Sawan raises long-held suspicions on police corruption

Torture death of drug suspect in Nakhon Sawan raises long-held suspicions on police corruption

August 26, 2021

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

High profile and wealthy former Police Colonel Thitisan Utthanaphon is on the run as the police zero in on his wealth after a shocking video… Read More ›

Officials switch to prioritising economic recovery as CCSA expected to agree a new Covid approach

Officials switch to prioritising economic recovery as CCSA expected to agree a new Covid approach

August 25, 2021

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

The baht rallied by 1% on Tuesday along with the stock exchange after it became clear that the Thai government is intent on reopening the… Read More ›

Revenue Department officials including a former Director-general stay behind bars, jailed for life

Revenue Department officials including a former Director-general stay behind bars, jailed for life

August 23, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Moves over the weekend to release the men before they had lodged an appeal against the verdict and sentence handed down last week, backfired as… Read More ›

Prime Minister calls for unity as he promises the kingdom is set to make a sustainable recovery from the crisis

Prime Minister calls for unity as he promises the kingdom is set to make a sustainable recovery from the crisis

August 22, 2021

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

A Suan Dusit economic opinion poll on Sunday appears to show a more resilient population with 32.31% of people saying they could survive for between… Read More ›

Grenade attack on police in Din Daeng leaves 7 officers wounded as up to 8 youths are arrested in police charge

Grenade attack on police in Din Daeng leaves 7 officers wounded as up to 8 youths are arrested in police charge

August 21, 2021

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Signal by the police commissioner of a softer tone on Saturday was accompanied by the removal of a container barricade which has been the focus… Read More ›

Richest man in Thailand says COVID-19 is like a World War, the kingdom could end up a big loser

Richest man in Thailand says COVID-19 is like a World War, the kingdom could end up a big loser

August 20, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The latest test for the government comes as the country’s last engine of economic growth finds itself under attack from the Delta variant of the… Read More ›

Ad spends predicted to dive by 2.7% in 2021 driven by extended virus-induced economic disruption

Ad spends predicted to dive by 2.7% in 2021 driven by extended virus-induced economic disruption

August 18, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Online media stands out in 2021 as it is projected to make a 14% gain together with in-store promotion as advertising executives adopt new strategies… Read More ›

Bigger crisis than 1997 as taxis give up and central bank urges up to ฿1 trillion more in public debt

Bigger crisis than 1997 as taxis give up and central bank urges up to ฿1 trillion more in public debt

August 17, 2021

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

The economy continues to be impacted by extended lockdown measures and trillions of baht lost through the effective closure of the foreign tourism industry. Amid… Read More ›

Nattawut may face sedition charges as successful ‘big honk’ rally later gave way to running clashes

Nattawut may face sedition charges as successful ‘big honk’ rally later gave way to running clashes

August 15, 2021

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Clashes between police riot control squads and young activists well into the evening and past curfew followed an emotional appeal by Sunday’s rally leader, Mr… Read More ›

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