Articles by: James Morris

Who is Sam Serey the Cambodian dissident deported from Thailand recently?

Who is Sam Serey the Cambodian dissident deported from Thailand recently?

May 16, 2018

Foreigners, Media:

Thailand applauded in diplomatic circles for sending Cambodian refugee and opposition activist back to Denmark The arrest and scurrying of activity by NGOs, the UN,… Read More ›

Love Destiny may be the way forward for Thailand

Love Destiny may be the way forward for Thailand

May 10, 2018

Culture, Living, Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thai World:

Thailand may have found a new formula for harmony and love The Thai Ministry of Defence has launched a new mascot to promote unity in… Read More ›

Fake Thai slimming product revealed as just milk powder as Thai police investigate

Fake Thai slimming product revealed as just milk powder as Thai police investigate

April 29, 2018

Crime, Economy, Living, Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thai World:

Beauty serum was a soybean byproduct that produced a rash as Thailand reels from ambitious scam involving nearly 60 TV, film and internet stars The… Read More ›

Violent elephants a part of life in Thailand as Zoo elephant kills trainer in Chiang Mai

Violent elephants a part of life in Thailand as Zoo elephant kills trainer in Chiang Mai

December 6, 2017

Culture, Living, Media, More News from Thailand, Thai World:

The elephant is the most revered animal in Thailand. It is also a symbol of prestige and good fortune intertwined in Thailand’s history for hundreds… Read More ›

Thailand cracking down on foreign criminals operating scams in the country

Thailand cracking down on foreign criminals operating scams in the country

November 30, 2017

Crime, Foreigners, Thailand:

Thai Police are in the midst of a vigorous crackdown that is targeting scam operators within the Kingdom as efforts to tighten immigration security are… Read More ›

Bizarre story of UK man who threw himself off hotel balcony in fraud attempt

Bizarre story of UK man who threw himself off hotel balcony in fraud attempt

November 16, 2017

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Media, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

A bizarre and shameful incident in Phuket last week may cause Thai police and authorities to be a little more suspicious of foreigners in peril… Read More ›

Tragic killings in Thailand this week

Tragic killings in Thailand this week

November 9, 2017

Crime, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A young Thai woman, rejected by her Korean lover and despair, tossed her newborn baby from the 17th floor of a high rise apartment building… Read More ›

Thailand is safe for foreigners who take responsibility as dangers lurk in paradise

Thailand is safe for foreigners who take responsibility as dangers lurk in paradise

October 14, 2017

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

This week Thailand’s Tourism minister told the Thai Public Broadcasting service that she was confident that tourists, who continue to visit Thailand in ever increasing… Read More ›

Thai property market steady but concerns about high end speculation in Bangkok

Thai property market steady but concerns about high end speculation in Bangkok

June 8, 2017

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thailand:

Changes to deposit protection limits on bank accounts in Thailand may give a boost to property investments even as there are warnings of speculation at… Read More ›

Thai young people take up ghost hunting as craze spikes

Thai young people take up ghost hunting as craze spikes

May 31, 2017

Culture, Living, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

Many younger and urban Thais have developed a passion for ghost hunting as part of social network and media phenomenon in the country. Ghost hunting… Read More ›

Arrest of Iranian Dr. Passport master forger a boost for EU security chiefs

Arrest of Iranian Dr. Passport master forger a boost for EU security chiefs

May 25, 2017

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

The arrest by the Royal Thai police some weeks ago of one of the world’s leading passport forgers was a major boost to efforts by… Read More ›

Koh Tao victim’s family endorse the conviction of Myanmar migrants

Koh Tao victim’s family endorse the conviction of Myanmar migrants

May 14, 2017

Crime, Foreigners, Media, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

The family of David Miller, one of the UK backpackers murdered in Koh Tao in September 2014 have strenuously defended both the case prepared by… Read More ›

Korean woman highlights role of Thailand in the plight of North Koreans seeking freedom

Korean woman highlights role of Thailand in the plight of North Koreans seeking freedom

May 8, 2017

Foreigners, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A beautiful North Korean woman this week described Thailand as a ‘beacon of hope at the end of a long journey’ as she recounted her… Read More ›

Radical new Thai constitution now in the hands of the Thai people who vote in August

Radical new Thai constitution now in the hands of the Thai people who vote in August

June 19, 2016

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Hailed by its creators as a recipe for a new form of consensus politics in Thailand and criticised by others for diluting democracy, the verdict… Read More ›

Thailand key to world’s greatest feel good story as Thai owners set to win big financially

Thailand key to world’s greatest feel good story as Thai owners set to win big financially

May 4, 2016

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

The achievement of Leicester FC in winning the UK Premiership is a welcome and positive coup for Thailand and one of its leading families. It… Read More ›

Former PM calls for a culture shift and sustainable democracy to advance Thailand

Former PM calls for a culture shift and sustainable democracy to advance Thailand

April 28, 2016

Economy, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

A former Thai Prime Minister, who heralded a new age of economic development and modernisation in Thailand in the aftermath of the 1991 coup, has… Read More ›

Drug seizures in Thailand spotlight the narcotics threat and regional instabilities

Drug seizures in Thailand spotlight the narcotics threat and regional instabilities

April 16, 2016

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

In one week at the end of March, Thai police seized drugs worth over $175 million on the international market in two raids. The seizures… Read More ›

Thai military want seats in unelected Senate as controlled debate on new charter steps up

Thai military want seats in unelected Senate as controlled debate on new charter steps up

March 24, 2016

More News from Thailand, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

As a controlled debate plays out in Thailand over proposals by a committee set up the military junta for a new constitution or charter for… Read More ›

Thai authorities in balancing act as strained relationship with US seems to improve

Thai authorities in balancing act as strained relationship with US seems to improve

February 12, 2016

Economy, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

This week saw Thailand hosting the Cobra Gold military exercises in conjunction with the United States and with the participation of five other countries Singapore,… Read More ›

US ambassador and Japanese investors encourage Thailand to join TPP trade bloc

US ambassador and Japanese investors encourage Thailand to join TPP trade bloc

February 6, 2016

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

As trade minister from eleven countries gathered in Auckland this week to officially sign the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in Auckland, it remains unclear… Read More ›