Articles by: News Desk

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, 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, 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 ›

Covid 19 outbreak in Samut Sakhon sees province placed under lockdown measures by provincial officials

Covid 19 outbreak in Samut Sakhon sees province placed under lockdown measures by provincial officials

December 20, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The outbreak in Samut Sakhon is the most serious development since the coronavirus crisis began in Thailand. Officials are now scrambling to contain the disease… Read More ›

Constitutional Court rules in PM’s favour, says that there is no basis for his removal from office over home

Constitutional Court rules in PM’s favour, says that there is no basis for his removal from office over home

December 2, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Eagerly awaited court decision lifts the weight of doubt on the Prime Minister as the court finds that his army home is justified, appropriate and… Read More ›

25-year-old American killed during police siege after Pattaya crime spree with a stolen Glock 9mm handgun

25-year-old American killed during police siege after Pattaya crime spree with a stolen Glock 9mm handgun

November 3, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police have identified the man as Michael Giavasse. The incident began on Monday evening when he stole a 9mm Glock handgun from the Pattaya Shooting… Read More ›

French woman tested positive for Covid 19 on Ko Samui on October 21st confirmed top health official Friday 

French woman tested positive for Covid 19 on Ko Samui on October 21st confirmed top health official Friday 

October 23, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The bombshell news may have implications for efforts to reopen the country to tourism although Thai officials are investigating whether the woman contracted the virus… Read More ›

Water cannon used to fend off Bangkok protesters as police uphold the strict new emergency laws

Water cannon used to fend off Bangkok protesters as police uphold the strict new emergency laws

October 16, 2020

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

Standoff between police and more aggressive protesters near Pathumwan intersection in Bangkok after both sides sprayed each other with coloured substances. Shopping centres and landmark… Read More ›

Police arrest 21 protesters in Bangkok attempting to block the road to be used for planned Royal motorcade

Police arrest 21 protesters in Bangkok attempting to block the road to be used for planned Royal motorcade

October 13, 2020

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

Human rights lawyer Arnon Nampa has called on the public to attend the rally tomorrow after 6 pm. On Monday, it was reported by military… Read More ›

18 dead in bus rail crash in Chachoengsao province early on Sunday morning with over 40 injured

18 dead in bus rail crash in Chachoengsao province early on Sunday morning with over 40 injured

October 11, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

There are reports that the driver, who died at the scene, had gotten lost and also that there was loud music playing within the bus… Read More ›

Protest leader torches legal notice to desist in front of a senior police chief at Samut Prakan rally on Sunday

Protest leader torches legal notice to desist in front of a senior police chief at Samut Prakan rally on Sunday

August 31, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Sunday also saw a conservative protest in Bangkok in support of the monarchy where a key leader pointed to politicians as the source of the… Read More ›

Over 12,000 turn up on Sunday to call for political change, leaders set September response deadline

Over 12,000 turn up on Sunday to call for political change, leaders set September response deadline

August 17, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Speakers on the stage referred to a ‘People’s Liberation Council’ and vowed not to surrender activists to police who are reportedly the subject of arrest… Read More ›

5 people die including 4 young men hurled from a pickup truck in early morning road tragedies on Monday 

5 people die including 4 young men hurled from a pickup truck in early morning road tragedies on Monday 

August 10, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police investigating one accident in Phitsanulok, where two pickups collided on a main road, believe that one vehicle may have driven out of control after… Read More ›

Booze is back on the shelves in Thailand from Sunday, May 3rd to the relief of many thirsty foreigners

Booze is back on the shelves in Thailand from Sunday, May 3rd to the relief of many thirsty foreigners

May 2, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thai PM has signed an order making the sale of booze or alcohol products legal from Sunday, May 3rd in Thailand strictly for consumption at… 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 ›

‘Zero’ – nationwide curfew announced on TV by the PM as the government steps up virus fight

‘Zero’ – nationwide curfew announced on TV by the PM as the government steps up virus fight

April 2, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

BANGKOK: ‘Zero’ is the government’s target. New curfew to be part of stepped-up measures to stem the spread of the virus with 3 more deaths… Read More ›

Prison riot and conflagration at Buriram prison in the northeast of Thailand with military deployed

Prison riot and conflagration at Buriram prison in the northeast of Thailand with military deployed

March 29, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

BURIRAM: Riot and prison escape linked with virus fears. A fire broke out within the prison near the cafeteria and training workshops just after midday as… Read More ›

Government declares a state of emergency with sweeping powers to curb the spread of the coronavirus

Government declares a state of emergency with sweeping powers to curb the spread of the coronavirus

March 24, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The government today has announced a state of emergency to come into effect on Thursday next giving the government sweeping powers to control the… Read More ›

American rescued by police and park officials at Phuket beach beauty spot after getting lost in beach side forest

American rescued by police and park officials at Phuket beach beauty spot after getting lost in beach side forest

March 3, 2020

Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

PHUKET: 48-year old David Mitchell refused an invitation to a local hospital after receiving first aid but thanked those who had rescued him from his… Read More ›

Two tour bus passengers dead after vehicle overturned near the top of a scenic hill in the South of Thailand

Two tour bus passengers dead after vehicle overturned near the top of a scenic hill in the South of Thailand

February 24, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: Police on Sunday questioned the 47-year-old driver about the incident following the deaths and serious injuries caused to three other passengers.  Two… Read More ›

Austrian dies in falls from the 12th floor in Phuket. Death of 3 Austrian nationals within 48 hours

Austrian dies in falls from the 12th floor in Phuket. Death of 3 Austrian nationals within 48 hours

February 7, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Austrians Michael Bank De and Hei Delin De, both in their fifties, died instantly on Tuesday when their motorbike hit a pickup head-on while travelling… Read More ›