Articles by: James Morris and Son Nguyen

Father warns lives of activists including his daughter are in peril as extreme hunger strike continues

Father warns lives of activists including his daughter are in peril as extreme hunger strike continues

February 26, 2024

Crime, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Father’s desperate plea for daughter’s life amid ongoing hunger strike. Court denies bail for Tantawan and Natthanon despite deteriorating health. Tensions rise as case fuels… Read More ›

Scare on Air Asia flight to southern Thailand as phone power bank explodes into flames mid-flight

Scare on Air Asia flight to southern Thailand as phone power bank explodes into flames mid-flight

February 25, 2024

Living, Thailand:

Terrifying drama unfolded on Thai AirAsia flight FD3188 to Nakhon Si Thammarat as a power bank burst into flames mid-air. Quick action by trained crew… Read More ›

Big Joke fights for his name as summons rumours swirl around him linked with online gambling site network

Big Joke fights for his name as summons rumours swirl around him linked with online gambling site network

February 23, 2024

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Big Joke’s reputation is threatened as an online gambling scandal rocks the Royal Thai Police. The high-profile deputy chief stoutly denies allegations amidst an intense… Read More ›

Hun Sen visit to Thaksin in Bangkok signals that the ex-premier may not be retiring from politics as suggested

Hun Sen visit to Thaksin in Bangkok signals that the ex-premier may not be retiring from politics as suggested

February 21, 2024

Politics, Thailand:

Hun Sen’s surprise visit to Thaksin Shinawatra in Bangkok raises questions about Thaksin’s political future. The Cambodian leader’s arrival is sure to spark rumours about… Read More ›

Banker calls for government to rein in Thailand’s persistently large black economy amid economic malaise

Banker calls for government to rein in Thailand’s persistently large black economy amid economic malaise

February 17, 2024

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Thai Bankers Association President, Phayong Sriwanich, calls for urgent measures to tackle Thailand’s vast informal economy, accounting for nearly half of GDP. Highlighting its detrimental… Read More ›

Not Scotsmen but Cameroonians who had already fled Thailand after committing foul murder and theft 

Not Scotsmen but Cameroonians who had already fled Thailand after committing foul murder and theft 

February 15, 2024

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Two Cameroonian suspects fled Thailand for Singapore after the fatal assault and theft of ฿5 million cash from Kyaw Zeyar, a 53-year-old Burmese businessman. Initial… Read More ›

Russian arrested in Pattaya on Interpol Red notice and warrant for drug-related offences at home on tip-off

Russian arrested in Pattaya on Interpol Red notice and warrant for drug-related offences at home on tip-off

February 12, 2024

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Russian fugitive nabbed in Pattaya after 10 years on the run for drug offences. ‘Mr Mikail’ was arrested on an Interpol Red Notice. The public… Read More ›

Violent clashes between royalists and activists in central Bangkok lead to injuries and concern

Violent clashes between royalists and activists in central Bangkok lead to injuries and concern

February 10, 2024

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

Violent clashes at Siam BTS Station raises alarm as royalists and activists faced off. A 20-minute brawl ensued near Siam Paragon Shopping Centre. Activists’ survey… Read More ›

Real danger averted in Maha Sarakham as love-sick man spurned by his wife takes hostages at school

Real danger averted in Maha Sarakham as love-sick man spurned by his wife takes hostages at school

February 9, 2024

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

Maha Sarakham police officers lauded for diffusing a tense school hostage situation. A gunman, distraught over marital woes, held hostages but surrendered without harm. Police… Read More ›

Thaksin hit with a bombshell as police pursue lèse-majesté criminal charge against him from 2016

Thaksin hit with a bombshell as police pursue lèse-majesté criminal charge against him from 2016

February 6, 2024

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

Former PM Thaksin Shinawatra, set for parole on Feb 18, faces a shock lèse-majesté charge from 2016. OAG deliberates as uncertainty again shrouds Thaksin’s legal… Read More ›

Police arrest shocked UK man on Bangkok street. Nabbed for underage sex with a child prostitute

Police arrest shocked UK man on Bangkok street. Nabbed for underage sex with a child prostitute

February 5, 2024

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

35-year-old UK national faces serious criminal charges after paying for allegedly sex with a minor. Decision taken by police to pursue people who avail of… Read More ›

Agriculture Minister tells reporters he refuses to speak about one key suspect in expanding extortion probe

Agriculture Minister tells reporters he refuses to speak about one key suspect in expanding extortion probe

February 5, 2024

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

Ministry of Agriculture faces turmoil as Minister Thamanat vows silence on key suspect. Fire at ministry sparks controversy; police rule out foul play. Spokeswoman defends… Read More ›

Two UK teachers arrested in Chiang Mai and Pathum Thani for sexually abusing underage students in Thailand

Two UK teachers arrested in Chiang Mai and Pathum Thani for sexually abusing underage students in Thailand

February 4, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Arrests highlight the uncomfortable pattern of misbehaviour of a small proportion of Western travellers to Thailand. However, in the past, the kingdom is known to… Read More ›

Massive extortion network within the government itself now probed by police after Srisuwan’s arrest

Massive extortion network within the government itself now probed by police after Srisuwan’s arrest

February 2, 2024

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

Last week’s arrest of Srisuwan Janya appeared to be an earthquake. However, as police dig their teeth into a widening and terrifying trail of corruption… Read More ›

Four foreigners charged after stage managed kidnap to extort funds for their lengthy holidays in Thailand

Four foreigners charged after stage managed kidnap to extort funds for their lengthy holidays in Thailand

February 1, 2024

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

Bizarre Pattaya kidnap hoax collapses. UK tourist’s deception unravels with elite and heavily armed Hanuman commandos. Ian Day was arrested with accomplices at an illegal… Read More ›

Drug trafficking case dismissed against Burmese tycoon and son-in-law of Senator Upakit in Bangkok

Drug trafficking case dismissed against Burmese tycoon and son-in-law of Senator Upakit in Bangkok

January 30, 2024

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

Bangkok’s Criminal Court stuns as the case against Myanmar mogul, Dr Tun Min Latt, and Senator Upakit’s son-in-law collapses. The ruling cited insufficient evidence after… Read More ›

German man quickly arrested by Phuket police after brazenly stealing ฿86,000 from a small hotel in the early hours

German man quickly arrested by Phuket police after brazenly stealing ฿86,000 from a small hotel in the early hours

January 29, 2024

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Brazen Phuket hotel thief nabbed at brunch: German national arrested after late-night theft. Phuket police swiftly apprehended 22-year-old Mohamed Yassine Zariouh, after he shamelessly stole… Read More ›

Swiss man waits at home for his missing Thai wife as local police search a nearby lake for her body as mood darkens

Swiss man waits at home for his missing Thai wife as local police search a nearby lake for her body as mood darkens

January 29, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Missing Wife Drama Unfolds: Swiss man awaits his wife’s return amid lake search by police. Thai wife’s gambling habit and debts fuel the mystery. Tensions… Read More ›

Pattaya goes viral worldwide with images showing a lion cub in a Bentley car cruising the city’s streets

Pattaya goes viral worldwide with images showing a lion cub in a Bentley car cruising the city’s streets

January 27, 2024

Crime, Living, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Pattaya’s viral sensation: A lion cub chauffeured in a Bentley shocks the world. A Sri Lankan’s joyride leads to charges, revealing illegal possession. A luxury… Read More ›

Police officer jailed when he appeared before a Bangkok court after a fatal shooting on Wednesday

Police officer jailed when he appeared before a Bangkok court after a fatal shooting on Wednesday

January 26, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The accused, not on official duty, accompanied a friend to retrieve a phone. Confronted by the victim, a professional motorbike rider, the situation escalated. Despite… Read More ›