Articles by: News Desk

Thai PM sends a message to people of the UK on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip

Thai PM sends a message to people of the UK on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip

April 10, 2021

Living, Thailand:

The duke visited Thailand twice at the Queen’s side on official state visits to the kingdom in 1972 and 1996. Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha… Read More ›

70 arrested near Government House in Bangkok as police move clears protest site in place for 2 weeks

70 arrested near Government House in Bangkok as police move clears protest site in place for 2 weeks

March 28, 2021

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A significant number involved in the protest outside Government House, which was dispersed on Sunday morning, were part of a march from Nakhon Ratchasima to… Read More ›

Italian charged with sexual molestation of a 3-year-old girl in a western suburb of Bangkok

Italian charged with sexual molestation of a 3-year-old girl in a western suburb of Bangkok

March 17, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

A warrant for the arrest of the Italian man was issued on Tuesday by the Taling Chan Criminal Court on charges alleging the molestation of… Read More ›

Fears as protesters gather in Bangkok calling for democratic reform and the release of prisoners denied bail

Fears as protesters gather in Bangkok calling for democratic reform and the release of prisoners denied bail

March 6, 2021

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Four protest leaders have been jailed since February 9th when they were refused bail on sedition and lèse-majesté charges. They are the focus of an… Read More ›

Three cabinet ministers get jail for insurrection over PDRC protests in Criminal Court shocker

Three cabinet ministers get jail for insurrection over PDRC protests in Criminal Court shocker

February 24, 2021

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Two senior cabinet ministers, Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan sentenced to 7 years and 4 months while Digital Economy and Society Minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta received a… Read More ›

Mother of raped and murdered nine-year-old girl calls for the death penalty after killer’s arrest

Mother of raped and murdered nine-year-old girl calls for the death penalty after killer’s arrest

February 13, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A mother’s cry for justice – the horrific story from Nakhon Ratchasima of the death of a nine-year-old girl at the hands of a recently… Read More ›

Pro-democracy protests resume in Bangkok with 4 protest leaders jailed after being refused bail in court

Pro-democracy protests resume in Bangkok with 4 protest leaders jailed after being refused bail in court

February 10, 2021

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The four face charges of Lèse-majesté and sedition under Article 112 and 116 of the criminal code. The Deputy Chief of the Metropolitan Police Bureau,… Read More ›

UK man on a tourist visa arrested for offshore gun terror and serious drug charges on Ko Samui after day out

UK man on a tourist visa arrested for offshore gun terror and serious drug charges on Ko Samui after day out

February 6, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

34-year-old Benjamin Robert Simpson has proved yet again that for foreigners, illegal narcotics and Thailand do not mix. The UK tourist is facing a slew… Read More ›

Thai woman found dead in London. 19-year-old man charged at the Old Bailey with her murder in the city

Thai woman found dead in London. 19-year-old man charged at the Old Bailey with her murder in the city

February 2, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The accused was known to the 43-year-old woman but not related to her, say police sources seeking further information. A Thai woman who travelled to… Read More ›

Thanathorn ordered by a court to erase vaccine comments online as a danger to national security

Thanathorn ordered by a court to erase vaccine comments online as a danger to national security

February 1, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The latest move against Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit highlights the critical and sensitive nature of the country’s vaccination programme, at this time, as well as ongoing concern… Read More ›

Sadistic rapist, drug dealer and serial murderer is sentenced to life in prison by Thon Buri court

Sadistic rapist, drug dealer and serial murderer is sentenced to life in prison by Thon Buri court

January 30, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The court on Friday handed down its sentence by video link to Thon Buri Remand Prison where the accused killer was being held. The verdict… Read More ›

Two arrested for throwing an explosive device at police officers in Bangkok after political rally

Two arrested for throwing an explosive device at police officers in Bangkok after political rally

January 29, 2021

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The ‘Free Guard’ group, in a social media statement, deny their members were responsible for the incident which injured four people including two police officers… Read More ›

Brazen Norwegian arrested by Immigration police trying to enter Thailand with forged documents

Brazen Norwegian arrested by Immigration police trying to enter Thailand with forged documents

January 28, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Norwegian man underestimated the Certificate of Entry system and entry security protocols when he presented forged paperwork at Suvarnabhumi airport to alert Immigration Bureau officers… Read More ›

Police chief reveals massive fraud on We Travel Together scheme centred on a small Chaiyaphum resort

Police chief reveals massive fraud on We Travel Together scheme centred on a small Chaiyaphum resort

January 28, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police hold a press conference at the Royal Thai Police Headquarters in Bangkok where a top Crime Suppression Division officer revealed over ฿120 million in… Read More ›

Chinese eyewear counterfeiter posed as Buddhist studies student to get a visa to live in Thailand in Buriram 

Chinese eyewear counterfeiter posed as Buddhist studies student to get a visa to live in Thailand in Buriram 

January 26, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The order to transfer Police Major Jakkrapong Phermkamlang, the officer deemed responsible for the failure, was made by Police Lieutenant General Sompong Chingduang on Tuesday… Read More ›

DSI arrests: Women warned of sex trafficking snare – massage job offers abroad from prostitution ‘brokers’

DSI arrests: Women warned of sex trafficking snare – massage job offers abroad from prostitution ‘brokers’

January 26, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A top police official at the DSI has implored anyone who knows of such job offers abroad involving ‘Thai massage’ to be suspicious and to… Read More ›

Young man arrested for selling macaque monkeys, captured from the wild, online in Chiang Mai

Young man arrested for selling macaque monkeys, captured from the wild, online in Chiang Mai

January 25, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Accused told investigating officers from Phrao district who raided his home and found two monkeys in a cage ready to be passed on for cash… Read More ›

Nigerian drug dealer betrayed in Phuket as local police receive tip-off that led them to his arrest

Nigerian drug dealer betrayed in Phuket as local police receive tip-off that led them to his arrest

January 22, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

26-year-old Davidsmith Chinazaekpere Ejiogo is facing legal prosecution for possession of drugs with intent to sell after being taken to Patong police station. Police in… Read More ›

Samut Sakhon Governor in a ‘critical’ condition after developing a lung infection from Covid-19 virus

Samut Sakhon Governor in a ‘critical’ condition after developing a lung infection from Covid-19 virus

January 21, 2021

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

The 58-year-old governor has been on a ventilator for over a month and was diagnosed with Covid-19 on December 28th at Siriraj Hospital where he… Read More ›

Police have arrested the colourfully dressed gold shop robber who rode off with ฿1.9 million jewelry haul

Police have arrested the colourfully dressed gold shop robber who rode off with ฿1.9 million jewelry haul

January 20, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Initially, the staff at the Yaowarat Bangkok gold shop refused the armed robber’s demands that they hand over the gold forcing him to climb over… Read More ›