Spouses of Thai wives down under denied access to limited repatriation flights from Australia this week 

Spouses of Thai wives down under denied access to limited repatriation flights from Australia this week 

April 23, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Controversy as Australian spouses denied access to repatriation flights to Thailand from Australia this week as concern grows for thousands of stranded foreigners in the… Read More ›

Unemployed mother charged with theft of money and a wallet to buy milk for her baby in Khon Kaen

Unemployed mother charged with theft of money and a wallet to buy milk for her baby in Khon Kaen

April 23, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police tracked down the 25-year-old mother of the baby, Aphaporn Kerdtruat, from CCTV footage of her motorbike after she was caught red-handed stealing the cash.… Read More ›

Exports and the baht as ever are the keys to the Thai economy even in 2020, the year of the coronavirus

Exports and the baht as ever are the keys to the Thai economy even in 2020, the year of the coronavirus

April 22, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The Thai baht lost 10% against the dollar in the first three months but since then has gained back 2%. Exports and economic performance are… Read More ›

Police in Phuket await post mortem results after deaths of two elderly westerners last weekend at home

Police in Phuket await post mortem results after deaths of two elderly westerners last weekend at home

April 22, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Two bodies were discovered last Saturday of a Canadian and Swiss man at their apartments in the Chalong and Kathu areas of Phuket. Autopsies were… Read More ›

Family of brothers arrested on Friday night file complaint with police following the death of older sibling

Family of brothers arrested on Friday night file complaint with police following the death of older sibling

April 22, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A drug suppression military unit in Nakhon Phanom province arrested two brothers last Friday night. The family were told later that the older brother was… Read More ›

Bampot American sent for mental health review after suspect package alert near US Bangkok Embassy

Bampot American sent for mental health review after suspect package alert near US Bangkok Embassy

April 21, 2020

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

A US man was arrested by police and sent for psychiatric evaluation after leaving a suspicious package designed to look like a bomb outside the… Read More ›

Covid 19 electricity price reductions overshadowed by reports of skyrocketing energy bills nationwide

Covid 19 electricity price reductions overshadowed by reports of skyrocketing energy bills nationwide

April 21, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Hard-pressed households looking forward to electricity price reductions instead this week were confronted with startling increases in bills well beyond the seasonal rise in demand… Read More ›

Australian retiree is spending his own pension money on supporting the poor during the crisis in Chiang Mai

Australian retiree is spending his own pension money on supporting the poor during the crisis in Chiang Mai

April 20, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Aussie man with Thai wife in Chiang Mai uses his own pension money to buy food and provisions for poor people in need during the… Read More ›

Party foreigners arrested for breach of emergency decree in Pattaya and on Ko Pha Ngan island in police raids

Party foreigners arrested for breach of emergency decree in Pattaya and on Ko Pha Ngan island in police raids

April 19, 2020

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

After the arrest of 13 party-goers, most of them foreigners, at a poolside party on Saturday, police in Pattaya are also warning that they are… Read More ›

Government moves to clarify that it is not seeking cash from the kingdom’s richest business leaders in overture

Government moves to clarify that it is not seeking cash from the kingdom’s richest business leaders in overture

April 19, 2020

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

Government officials deny that invitations to Thailand’s top 20 tycoons to play their part in effecting the country’s economic recovery is a ‘begging’ exercise. They… Read More ›

PM calls in business tycoons to help the country crawl back to economic normality after virus catastrophe

PM calls in business tycoons to help the country crawl back to economic normality after virus catastrophe

April 18, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

On Friday night, the Thai Prime Minister appeared to face up to the huge economic challenge confronting the kingdom as it takes its first steps… Read More ›

Stranded 66-year-old German tourist seeks help on the street from a Good Samaritan in central Bangkok

Stranded 66-year-old German tourist seeks help on the street from a Good Samaritan in central Bangkok

April 17, 2020

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

German national on Khaosan Road returning from his closed national embassy with ฿20 in his pocket for food gets a cash handout from Thai businessman… Read More ›

Undercover policeman arrested for loitering near a Kasikorn bank branch in southern Chachoengsao province

Undercover policeman arrested for loitering near a Kasikorn bank branch in southern Chachoengsao province

April 17, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Special Branch police officer arrested by police in Chachoengsao province on Thursday for acting suspiciously near a Kasikorn Bank branch. The man is still being… Read More ›

UK ex WHO director warns of 2 to 3 years of chaos as IMF sees Thailand as the hardest hit economy in Asia

UK ex WHO director warns of 2 to 3 years of chaos as IMF sees Thailand as the hardest hit economy in Asia

April 16, 2020

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

‘We’re not going back to normal’ says former WHO director as the cost of economic disruption spirals for Thailand. The IMF has predicted at least… Read More ›

Trump’s WHO decision and strident criticism of a cover-up just another big headache for Thailand right now

Trump’s WHO decision and strident criticism of a cover-up just another big headache for Thailand right now

April 16, 2020

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

Trump’s WHO call will present Thai authorities with another problem as they still face the virus challenge and tricky efforts to restart and preserve the… Read More ›

Lockdown review at the end of April as TOT brings forward plans to use phone boxes for virus testing

Lockdown review at the end of April as TOT brings forward plans to use phone boxes for virus testing

April 15, 2020

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

PM says the government may consider easing lockdown measures in the last week of April as two more deaths, a Chiang Mai woman and a… Read More ›

Aussie with Thai wife arrested in Chachoengsao on sex abuse of a minor charge in New South Wales

Aussie with Thai wife arrested in Chachoengsao on sex abuse of a minor charge in New South Wales

April 15, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

63-year-old William James Petrie was arrested under an old 1911 extradition law and is to face a criminal charge of sexual abuse of a minor… Read More ›

Dead taxi driver in Bangkok did not die from the coronavirus but sudden heart failure on the job after rest stop

Dead taxi driver in Bangkok did not die from the coronavirus but sudden heart failure on the job after rest stop

April 14, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

37-year old Bangkok taxi driver’s wife from Samut Prakan earlier told police she suspected her husband had the infection. He was working night and day… Read More ›

Irate self-employed go straight to the top over pernickety issues holding up Covid 19 income support payments

Irate self-employed go straight to the top over pernickety issues holding up Covid 19 income support payments

April 14, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Up to 100 annoyed and infuriated taxi drivers and traders were handled by patient security guards until they were met at the minister’s office by… Read More ›

Crazed Valentines Day businessman shooter found dead on Monday from underlying chronic health condition

Crazed Valentines Day businessman shooter found dead on Monday from underlying chronic health condition

April 13, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

48-year-old Ekachai Jaruksin was said to have been driven to his violent outburst on Valentines Day by drug use and the stress of a failed… Read More ›