Inquest into death of Brit who died following a sucker punch outside a Pattaya Go Go bar

Inquest into death of Brit who died following a sucker punch outside a Pattaya Go Go bar

November 3, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The 50-year old widow of Mike Jones-Mathias told reporters that she could not believe that her husband, the owner of a café in Cardiff, would… Read More ›

Thai murderer walks police officers through his monstrous crime that has outraged Thailand

Thai murderer walks police officers through his monstrous crime that has outraged Thailand

November 3, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Withun Sitabut has been charged with the murder and torture of 58-year-old Wanne Jiracharoenying, a crime for which the death sentence is mandatory. The woman… Read More ›

Biggest free trade pact in the world being readied for launch at the ASEAN summit on Monday

Biggest free trade pact in the world being readied for launch at the ASEAN summit on Monday

November 2, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

At a sideline meeting this weekend, the Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad was in no doubt that the ASEAN bloc was now being targeted… Read More ›

Norwegian dies from smoke inhalation after fire erupts at 16th story Pattaya condo building

Norwegian dies from smoke inhalation after fire erupts at 16th story Pattaya condo building

November 2, 2019

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Firefighters initially had difficulty accessing the building with ladders to fight the fire but later deployed hoses and chemical extinguishers to bring the conflagration control.… Read More ›

Crazed criminal and rapist who terrorised foreign nationals on Ko Samui to feed his drug habit arrested

Crazed criminal and rapist who terrorised foreign nationals on Ko Samui to feed his drug habit arrested

November 1, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

On Thursday morning, after the criminal had fled Ko Samui, police from Bo Phut police station cornered the Thai man at a girlfriend’s apartment. He… Read More ›

‘Real’ farmers reject ministry’s ‘organic’ vision as they seek injunctive relief in court from ban

‘Real’ farmers reject ministry’s ‘organic’ vision as they seek injunctive relief in court from ban

November 1, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Former senior Ministry of Agriculture official gives evidence to the court to support the injunction and suggests that farmers may later be forced to take… Read More ›

Evil fridge murder suspect hunted down by police in Nakhon Sawan and brought into custody

Evil fridge murder suspect hunted down by police in Nakhon Sawan and brought into custody

November 1, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police on Wednesday detained a girlfriend of 39 years Withun Sitabut with whom he went on a romantic excursion to Ko Samet spending money freely… Read More ›

US coming to the ASEAN summit to talk business and trade as India delays news of a historic pact 

US coming to the ASEAN summit to talk business and trade as India delays news of a historic pact 

October 31, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s commerce minister had been reported as upbeat and hopeful for a historic breakthrough being announced at the summit on the launch of the Regional… Read More ›

Scotsman who died suddenly in Thailand had fled the UK to escape heroin drug dealing charge

Scotsman who died suddenly in Thailand had fled the UK to escape heroin drug dealing charge

October 31, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

35-year-old Thomas Hagan was subsequently cleared of the serious criminal charges brought against him in 2014 at a trial in July last year but the… Read More ›

Immigration boss warns of a new crackdown on foreigners flouting Thai laws has only begun

Immigration boss warns of a new crackdown on foreigners flouting Thai laws has only begun

October 30, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

A 35-year old Nigerian was arrested on Sunday outside his home on Ko Pha Ngan. Police found 10 grams of cocaine as well as cash… Read More ›

PM readies his team to tackle the US withdrawal of Thailand’s preferred partner status on exports

PM readies his team to tackle the US withdrawal of Thailand’s preferred partner status on exports

October 30, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Moves to deal with the new threat to Thailand’s already depressed export performance come as the Chairman of Bangkok Bank expresses concern about the impact… Read More ›

Thai woman tortured, murdered by driver who plundered ฿40 million from her bank accounts 

Thai woman tortured, murdered by driver who plundered ฿40 million from her bank accounts 

October 29, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A provincial court has issued an arrest warrant for 39-year-old Withun Sitabut who as recently as Monday, after the murdered woman’s body was discovered, was… Read More ›

Go-Go dancers in Pattaya left out of pocket as salaries left unpaid by foreign bar owner

Go-Go dancers in Pattaya left out of pocket as salaries left unpaid by foreign bar owner

October 29, 2019

Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Salary payday was deferred until Monday but then the workers found they could no longer contact their employer. A troupe of Go-Go dancers has filed… Read More ›

Wealthy Thai woman believed murdered in Chiang Mai after grisly find by police on Sunday

Wealthy Thai woman believed murdered in Chiang Mai after grisly find by police on Sunday

October 28, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

58-year-old Wannee Jiracharoenying had become friendly with a Thai woman named only as Ms Oom shortly before she went missing from her family after travelling… Read More ›

US suspension of Thai preferential trade partner status part of Trump’s ongoing trade war

US suspension of Thai preferential trade partner status part of Trump’s ongoing trade war

October 28, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Kalin Sarasin, called on the government on Monday to urgently begin negotiations with the United States over… Read More ›

Chinese credit card scammer arrested in Lumpini by Thai police after complaints from banks

Chinese credit card scammer arrested in Lumpini by Thai police after complaints from banks

October 28, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Police raided the apartment of Feng Yi Sheng and found 60 counterfeit cards, 32 of which contained data from real credit cards belonging to third… Read More ›

Shock removal of US duty-free status on Thai exports may be linked to the pesticide ban – Trumpian diplomacy

Shock removal of US duty-free status on Thai exports may be linked to the pesticide ban – Trumpian diplomacy

October 27, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Thai government stance on the pesticide ban has drawn support from many quarters in Thailand. The ban is seen by many as a health… Read More ›

Dutch national identified from CCTV using police biometric system after Ko Tao theft and arrested

Dutch national identified from CCTV using police biometric system after Ko Tao theft and arrested

October 27, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Police discovered that Dutchman had travelled back from Ko Tao to his Ko Samui home after the theft on October 4th. On October 8th, the… Read More ›

Two Thai women come back from the dead this month, one just minutes before her cremation

Two Thai women come back from the dead this month, one just minutes before her cremation

October 26, 2019

Culture, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

82-year-old woman Loen Chunchue told her family she was in an old city with monks and angels and did not want to return home before… Read More ›

Thai tourism figures are up but the focus has shifted away from western visitors to Asia perhaps for good

Thai tourism figures are up but the focus has shifted away from western visitors to Asia perhaps for good

October 26, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

2019 was a year of warnings from hoteliers in Pattaya, Phuket and Chiang Mai about low occupancy rates. Many hotel insiders remain sceptical about not… Read More ›