Thaksin’s son faces money-laundering ruling relating to ‘suspicious’ ฿10 million payment

Thaksin’s son faces money-laundering ruling relating to ‘suspicious’ ฿10 million payment

September 25, 2019

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Case centres on a ฿10 million payment made by cheque from Mr Krisdathanon of the Krisda Mahanakorn Plc to 39-year-old Mr Shinawatara which has been… Read More ›

Pheu Thai MP sentenced to death for the murder of a man he believed had an affair with his wife in Khon Kaen

Pheu Thai MP sentenced to death for the murder of a man he believed had an affair with his wife in Khon Kaen

September 24, 2019

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

In 2017, two policeman and three other men were sentenced to death for the murder of the provincial official but four of them had their… Read More ›

Thailand may resume EU free trade talks as Commerce Ministry organises public hearings

Thailand may resume EU free trade talks as Commerce Ministry organises public hearings

September 24, 2019

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

Last Friday, over $1 billion in investment projects were announced by the Board of Trade as Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak indicated that the European… Read More ›

Male model off the hook after autopsy report finds young woman ‘pretty’ died of alcohol poisoning

Male model off the hook after autopsy report finds young woman ‘pretty’ died of alcohol poisoning

September 23, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Following his release by police on Thursday last after intense questioning, the 24-year-old man predicted that the forensic tests in the case would absolve him… Read More ›

Police chief warns any officials linked to arrested Koh Samui drugs boss will face punishment as probe moves on

Police chief warns any officials linked to arrested Koh Samui drugs boss will face punishment as probe moves on

September 23, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Drug dealer known as the ‘boss’ believed to have run the most extensive drug network on Koh Samui was a former convict who spent 9… Read More ›

Thai PM gets warm welcome from expats in New York as he visits to speak to the UN this week

Thai PM gets warm welcome from expats in New York as he visits to speak to the UN this week

September 23, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Prime Minister is accompanied on the trip by Foreign Affairs Minister Don Pramudwinai and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa. The visit coincides with weeks of… Read More ›

51-year-old Russian found dead at home in Koh Samui. Drug paraphernalia, brown liquid found

51-year-old Russian found dead at home in Koh Samui. Drug paraphernalia, brown liquid found

September 22, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Man had lived in the house for 10 years and was well-liked by locals who never had any issues with him. Police found one of… Read More ›

Stimulus to target people at the margins as bank shares hit a nine-year low with fading income

Stimulus to target people at the margins as bank shares hit a nine-year low with fading income

September 22, 2019

Economy, Thailand:

Stimulus package required to preserve financial stability at grassroots level reveals top Ministry of Finance official as personal debt problem combines with darker economic conditions… Read More ›

Exemptions on T28 reporting for visas linked to foreigners working in Thailand in effect now

Exemptions on T28 reporting for visas linked to foreigners working in Thailand in effect now

September 22, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Progress is being made on the burdensome T28 and T30 regulations as key government aide Kobsak Pootrakool appears to have taken up the issue. The… Read More ›

Mr Bin and the Prime Minister working together to bring relief as authorities battle flooding

Mr Bin and the Prime Minister working together to bring relief as authorities battle flooding

September 21, 2019

Living, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Rain to continue as the navy assists in rescue efforts on Koh Chang. Prime minister and cabinet ministers this week visited Ubon Ratchathani to give… Read More ›

Bullman escapes Thailand, applies to the Norwegian embassy in Hanoi for a new passport – Interpol notice

Bullman escapes Thailand, applies to the Norwegian embassy in Hanoi for a new passport – Interpol notice

September 21, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

It is being reported that the family of UK tourist Amital Bajaj who died in a frenzied attack at a Phuket hotel in August have… Read More ›

Police looking at date rape theory in the probe into the death of 25-year-old Thai woman found in Thonburi

Police looking at date rape theory in the probe into the death of 25-year-old Thai woman found in Thonburi

September 20, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police sources suggest that pills and liquids have been found at the condominium owned by the 24-year-old prime suspect in the case, Rachadech Wongthabutr. A… Read More ›

Thailand and China to forge closer ties across a range of areas as high-level envoy meets Thai PM

Thailand and China to forge closer ties across a range of areas as high-level envoy meets Thai PM

September 20, 2019

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

Thai Princess among only six foreigners to receive the prestigious Chinese medal of friendship issued by a decree signed by the Chinese President this week.… Read More ›

Mystery death of ‘pretty’ hostess who died of a heart attack but who may have also been raped

Mystery death of ‘pretty’ hostess who died of a heart attack but who may have also been raped

September 19, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Doctors have told police that 25-year-old Thitima Noraphanpiphat died for a sudden and acute heart attack. She was seen to be getting on very well… Read More ›

Thai PM floats suggestion of moving capital away from Bangkok to ease chronic city congestion

Thai PM floats suggestion of moving capital away from Bangkok to ease chronic city congestion

September 19, 2019

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

Last year government sources heralded Bangkok as the ‘Geneva of Asia’ with a new law making it easier to recognise international bodies diplomatically. The suggestion… Read More ›

UK Instagram star spends 24 hours in a Thai airport holding cell, thinks it’s the Bangkok Hilton

UK Instagram star spends 24 hours in a Thai airport holding cell, thinks it’s the Bangkok Hilton

September 19, 2019

Foreigners, Media, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The model was welcomed home at Heathrow Airport by her family on Wednesday to celebrate her birthday with balloons and a sign describing her as… Read More ›

Opposition frustrated as oath swearing debate fizzled – PM did not personally address the matter

Opposition frustrated as oath swearing debate fizzled – PM did not personally address the matter

September 18, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Opposition MPs claimed that the failure to recite the full oath may raise questions about the legitimacy of government but in truth, the wind had… Read More ›

TM6 arrivals and departure forms scrapped by the government in move to ease red tape for visitors

TM6 arrivals and departure forms scrapped by the government in move to ease red tape for visitors

September 18, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The President of the European Association of Business and Commerce has come out strongly against the continued enforcement of TM28 and TM30 immigration reporting even… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand governor warns about growing debt levels, calls for sufficiency economic thinking

Bank of Thailand governor warns about growing debt levels, calls for sufficiency economic thinking

September 18, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

While Thailand’s household debt to GDP ratio may be in line with other economies and below many developed countries, it is still among the highest… Read More ›

Elon Musk in court bid to have the case against him filed by UK man Vern Unsworth thrown out

Elon Musk in court bid to have the case against him filed by UK man Vern Unsworth thrown out

September 17, 2019

Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

Sad and bizarre animus between two men who are rightly admired as heroes by many people around the world but the objective truth is that… Read More ›

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