PM battles hard to stabilise the government, now fatally weakened within and without parliament

PM battles hard to stabilise the government, now fatally weakened within and without parliament

September 17, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The latest broadside is a court order directing the National Anti-Corruption Commission to disclose a summary of its findings of an investigation into Deputy Prime… Read More ›

Bangkok reopening delayed as figures for fully vaccinated must nearly double by October 15th to go ahead

Bangkok reopening delayed as figures for fully vaccinated must nearly double by October 15th to go ahead

September 16, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thailand’s reopening to foreign tourism amid a continued COVID-19 outbreak is sending a signal that the government is determined to push forward on a pledge… Read More ›

New plan for the Thai economy could see an elite foreign visa scheme generate up to 6% of GDP

New plan for the Thai economy could see an elite foreign visa scheme generate up to 6% of GDP

September 15, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The new scheme, if successful, will see Thailand charting a more innovative course to economic development which diverges from conventional thinking. The country already has… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand boss hints at a digital baht which may help revive the virus ravaged cash economy

Bank of Thailand boss hints at a digital baht which may help revive the virus ravaged cash economy

September 13, 2021

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

New digital currency will be secure but it will need to be traceable to prevent fraud while offering its users far more security. The ‘new… Read More ›

Thai PM in call for deeper ties and partnership between ASEAN bloc and China in a post-Covid era

Thai PM in call for deeper ties and partnership between ASEAN bloc and China in a post-Covid era

September 12, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai premier heralds a further decade of deeper cooperation between China and the 10 member ASEAN bloc based on combating a common public health threat… Read More ›

Police probe ‘child sacrifice’ claim in case of an abducted 23-month-old little girl from a Chiang Mai village

Police probe ‘child sacrifice’ claim in case of an abducted 23-month-old little girl from a Chiang Mai village

September 11, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The bizarre case of Nong Gina has echoes of the tragic story of little Nong Chompoo whose body was found on a mountainside in Mukdahan… Read More ›

Warning from Pattaya hotel industry boss of a Chinese takeover, loss of income to the wider Thai economy

Warning from Pattaya hotel industry boss of a Chinese takeover, loss of income to the wider Thai economy

September 11, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Minister of Tourism and Sports, Mr Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, last week talked of a nationwide reopening to foreign tourists without quarantine based on the kingdom… Read More ›

PM moves against cabal within Palang Pracharat behind failed heave against him – Thamanat out

PM moves against cabal within Palang Pracharat behind failed heave against him – Thamanat out

September 10, 2021

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

The aftermath of last week’s political drama may have only just begun playing out as the removal of the junior minister confirms reports that a… Read More ›

New emergency law planned as official says half the people in Bangkok may have contracted COVID

New emergency law planned as official says half the people in Bangkok may have contracted COVID

September 9, 2021

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

The Thai Council of State is currently reviewing a draft public health emergency law which will come to parliament in November to replace the Emergency… Read More ›

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 ›

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