Articles by: James Morris and Son Nguyen

Thailand issues innovative digital driving license but awaits key legal amendments for police use

Thailand issues innovative digital driving license but awaits key legal amendments for police use

January 17, 2019

Living, Thailand:

New digital licence was not recognised this week for road traffic enforcement purposes as the Royal Thai police explained that they were awaiting a legal… Read More ›

Thai man who killed his wife and family after she wanted to go back to her former husband is arrested

Thai man who killed his wife and family after she wanted to go back to her former husband is arrested

January 16, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

The killer was arrested yesterday in a forest area in Ranong. A video has emerged of the last moments of his Thai wife and her… Read More ›

Thai police in Pattaya investigating American tourist’s claim that he was robbed by a taxi driver who drove off

Thai police in Pattaya investigating American tourist’s claim that he was robbed by a taxi driver who drove off

January 15, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

Thai police were called to an incident on Sunday morning when a partially handicapped American man fell on the road as he tried to run… Read More ›

Leonardo Di Caprio returns to Thailand and the beach on vacation with his stunning Italian girlfriend

Leonardo Di Caprio returns to Thailand and the beach on vacation with his stunning Italian girlfriend

January 14, 2019

Media, Thailand:

The Hollywood legend whose movie The Beach has inspired a generation of younger visitors to Thailand returned the country over the New Year to retrace… Read More ›

7 young men accused of raping a schoolgirl in Northeastern Thailand behind bars as police investigate

7 young men accused of raping a schoolgirl in Northeastern Thailand behind bars as police investigate

January 11, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

Some of the suspects are juveniles and were held by Thai police pending a medical report. One Thai wife defends her husband who is accused… Read More ›

Foreigners and tourists lodge a huge number of complaints to police relating to Thai taxi cabs

Foreigners and tourists lodge a huge number of complaints to police relating to Thai taxi cabs

January 10, 2019

Culture, Living, Thailand:

Thailand’s tourist police release a report showing over 12,600 complaints were received. The biggest problems is taxi drivers refusing fares which is illegal under Thai… Read More ›

Prison guard gets life for attempted murder as Thai top brass crack down on prison corruption and ill discipline

Prison guard gets life for attempted murder as Thai top brass crack down on prison corruption and ill discipline

January 10, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

A Thai prison officer has been jailed for life for attempted murder and others dismissed for failure to comply with a new strict code of… Read More ›

Police arrest an American Thai international school teacher after raid on Bangkok cannabis factory

Police arrest an American Thai international school teacher after raid on Bangkok cannabis factory

January 9, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

Raid is the second in five weeks on a commercial cannabis factory. Thailand has recently legalised cannabis for medical use but strictly under the control… Read More ›

Thai man massacred his Thai wife’s family and his own children because he felt unwelcome at party

Thai man massacred his Thai wife’s family and his own children because he felt unwelcome at party

January 8, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

The bizarre and tragic massacre on what should have been a celebratory occasion shows an underlying problem in Thailand where men resort to lethal violence… Read More ›

Thai Muslim political party calls for improved ties with Saudi Arabia damaged by 1989 jewel theft

Thai Muslim political party calls for improved ties with Saudi Arabia damaged by 1989 jewel theft

January 5, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

New Thai political party for Muslims wants to forge closer links between Thailand and the Islamic world. Veteran politician and leader Pichet Sathirachawala, wants to see… Read More ›

Lift scare in Bangkok for end of season party goers highlights the danger of overloaded elevators

Lift scare in Bangkok for end of season party goers highlights the danger of overloaded elevators

December 31, 2018

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Nine young Thai adults had a dreadful experience this weekend when what should have been an end of year celebration turned into a more than… Read More ›

Diamond heist thief was a failed Chanthaburi businessman with a chronic gambling habit and debts

Diamond heist thief was a failed Chanthaburi businessman with a chronic gambling habit and debts

December 30, 2018

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Man was a respected jeweler and figure in the diamond trading business until he lost his business to a chronic gambling habit and love of… Read More ›

Thai police arrest army Lieutenant in Buriram province for Christmas Eve armed bank robbery of ฿1 million

Thai police arrest army Lieutenant in Buriram province for Christmas Eve armed bank robbery of ฿1 million

December 28, 2018

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

This week saw a number of bizarre crimes in Thailand including an armed robbery on a Krungthai Bank branch in Buriram province, carried out by… Read More ›

Thailand and Bangkok market for condos adjusting to a slackening of demand – prices still ticking up

Thailand and Bangkok market for condos adjusting to a slackening of demand – prices still ticking up

December 27, 2018

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Developers of condominiums in Bangkok are adjusting their sights to the higher end of the market and more niche offerings as sales rates and price… Read More ›

Thailand’s top immigration cop wants genuine foreigners to come forward – new visa regime is forever

Thailand’s top immigration cop wants genuine foreigners to come forward – new visa regime is forever

December 22, 2018

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Frank exchange from Immigration Bureau boss comes as Thailand is consolidating a new era with stringent enforcement of immigration laws. Many westerners including American, UK,… Read More ›

Thailand’s real Santa Claus and the story of Christmas in Thailand where goodwill and dreams are prized

Thailand’s real Santa Claus and the story of Christmas in Thailand where goodwill and dreams are prized

December 21, 2018

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Christmas is getting more popular in Thailand and Santa Claus is the star attraction for many Thai people. The Red clad figure is seen as… Read More ›

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