American has visa revoked and declared a threat to national security as love couple flee Thai police

American has visa revoked and declared a threat to national security as love couple flee Thai police

April 17, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

American and his Thai wife are reported to be in hiding as Thai police and authorities seek them as part of a probe into their… Read More ›

UK man who killed his Thai wife died 4 months later either through accident or suicide in prison

UK man who killed his Thai wife died 4 months later either through accident or suicide in prison

April 16, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

51 year old UK man followed his wife Kanda after she stumbled from he residence they were dining in after beating and kicking her repeatedly.… Read More ›

Two Thai women with foreign husbands involved in violent incidents that saw men hospitalised

Two Thai women with foreign husbands involved in violent incidents that saw men hospitalised

April 16, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

In both cases, Thai police are waiting to talk to the husbands of the Thai women before deciding on further legal action. Both men are… Read More ›

Thai Property market looks less rosy this year with lending curbs although high end market remains strong

Thai Property market looks less rosy this year with lending curbs although high end market remains strong

April 15, 2019

Economy, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

New lending restrictions imposed by the Bank of Thailand on April 1st are a key point of concern for the executives at many listed Thai… Read More ›

American and Thai wife seeking to create new community and ‘governance’ in the sea off Phuket

American and Thai wife seeking to create new community and ‘governance’ in the sea off Phuket

April 14, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

A visionary American and his Thai wife celebrate a new departure, the beginnings, they believe, of a new community and mode of living off the… Read More ›

Court throws out murder charges against drunk driver involved in death of senior police officer

Court throws out murder charges against drunk driver involved in death of senior police officer

April 13, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai police now focus their investigation on the lesser charges of drunk or reckless driving causing death, injury or property damage. Court later granted bail… Read More ›

Boss of a successful Thai firm faces murder charge and death penalty after horror drink driving crash

Boss of a successful Thai firm faces murder charge and death penalty after horror drink driving crash

April 12, 2019

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A Deputy National Police Chief on Friday referenced the death penalty after interviewing a Thai business man who denies murder charges after killing a husband and wife… Read More ›

Police warn about obscene Songkran footage and videos. Murder charges for deadly holiday drunk drivers

Police warn about obscene Songkran footage and videos. Murder charges for deadly holiday drunk drivers

April 11, 2019

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

Strong warning from the Crime Technology Suppression division of the Royal Thai Police reminds holiday revelers of the serious penalties for uploading photos or videos… Read More ›

Evil struck a Thai island on Sunday when a local brutally raped and murdered a German woman

Evil struck a Thai island on Sunday when a local brutally raped and murdered a German woman

April 10, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai local people gathered on the popular island of Koh Si Chang, just 12 km from Chonburi and north west of Pattaya on Tuesday. They… Read More ›

Thai Motor show ends with a motor industry in good health but facing key challenges and changes ahead

Thai Motor show ends with a motor industry in good health but facing key challenges and changes ahead

April 9, 2019

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

The huge Bangkok International Motor Show closed its doors last Sunday on another successful event representing Thailand’s strong motor industry driven by Thailand’s emerging middle… Read More ›

Shocking rape and murder of German woman does not mean Thailand is unsafe for western women holidaying

Shocking rape and murder of German woman does not mean Thailand is unsafe for western women holidaying

April 8, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

We report on the details of the shocking sex attack over the weekend on a beautiful and vivacious 27 year old German woman enjoying Thailand… Read More ›

Cannabis may become a political issue as raid on Suphan Buri foundation exposes limits of new law

Cannabis may become a political issue as raid on Suphan Buri foundation exposes limits of new law

April 7, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The raid and arrest of a staff member of the Suphan Buri province based Khao Kwan Foundation this week highlights the difficulties that now exist… Read More ›

‘Big Joke’ – Shock as Thailand’s best known and most high profile police officer removed abruptly from post

‘Big Joke’ – Shock as Thailand’s best known and most high profile police officer removed abruptly from post

April 6, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

The move against the high profile policeman, who is particularly well known to foreigners, raises questions as to the reason and background to the move.… Read More ›

Stakes high for Thanathorn as police suggest they have enough evidence for trial on 2015 sedition charge

Stakes high for Thanathorn as police suggest they have enough evidence for trial on 2015 sedition charge

April 4, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Two versions of the evening of June 24th at Pathum Wan police station in Bangkok are emerging. In one, Thai authorities are suggesting that a… Read More ›

Thai girlfriend arrested for organising execution of ex boyfriend who slandered her reputation

Thai girlfriend arrested for organising execution of ex boyfriend who slandered her reputation

April 4, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Thai police arrested the 23 year old woman, Kusuma Thongjinda, after contacting her through her university last week. Investigators believe she colluded to have her… Read More ›

Maybe time for westerners to listen carefully to Thailand’s army leader and conservative Thai voices

Maybe time for westerners to listen carefully to Thailand’s army leader and conservative Thai voices

April 4, 2019

Politics, Thailand:

To many westerners the Thai army is perceived as an anti democratic force that has a history of initiating coups against democratically elected governments in… Read More ›

Thai man arrested for selling sex pills and toys on the LINE social media app after police raided his home this week

Thai man arrested for selling sex pills and toys on the LINE social media app after police raided his home this week

April 3, 2019

Crime, Culture, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Arrest and seizure of ฿ 1 million in sex toys for men and women as well as 2,000 sex pills comes just over a week… Read More ›

Surprise sedition charge against Future Forward leader appears on Wednesday over 2015 protest

Surprise sedition charge against Future Forward leader appears on Wednesday over 2015 protest

April 3, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Future Forward Party leader handed another legal headache when he returned home to find a sedition charge awaiting him. The young political leader must now… Read More ›

German in Chiang Mai assaulted over bar bill shows danger of some karaoke bars to foreigners

German in Chiang Mai assaulted over bar bill shows danger of some karaoke bars to foreigners

April 2, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Karaoke bars sound to some foreigners visiting Thailand like a good compromise between indulging in Thailand’s sex of sale industry or listening to moral scruples… Read More ›

Thaksin, Thailand’s ex premier, has previous honours removed by the military and monarchy within days

Thaksin, Thailand’s ex premier, has previous honours removed by the military and monarchy within days

April 1, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thaksin’s honours were removed by royal command last weekend in statement in the Royal Gazette which alluded to his flight from Thailand, breaking bail conditions… Read More ›