Articles by: James Morris and Son Nguyen

Elderly UK businessman kills himself in central Bangkok by jumping from flyover onto busy road

Elderly UK businessman kills himself in central Bangkok by jumping from flyover onto busy road

April 6, 2020

Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Saturday’s suicide of the businessman followed that of a 26-year-old English teacher in Bangkok who threw himself from his apartment balcony on the 25th of… Read More ›

Police to track down arrivals last night who escaped Suvarnabhumi Airport in defiance of emergency

Police to track down arrivals last night who escaped Suvarnabhumi Airport in defiance of emergency

April 4, 2020

Living, Thailand:

BANGKOK: Dramatic events in which 158 Thai passengers rebelled against emergency quarantine orders at Suvarnabhumi Airport. The shocking scenes led to the Director-General of the… Read More ›

Jail time looms for sick party animals who defied the virus state of emergency in Phuket this week

Jail time looms for sick party animals who defied the virus state of emergency in Phuket this week

April 4, 2020

Crime, Living, Thailand:

PHUKET: The sentence handed down to 18 teenagers in Ayutthaya should let the Phuket party crew know what is in store when they come before… Read More ›

UK couple with two young children stranded on Koh Phangan as dream job was axed after 3 days in the sun

UK couple with two young children stranded on Koh Phangan as dream job was axed after 3 days in the sun

April 2, 2020

Living, Thailand:

SURAT THANI: The plight of the couple and their two young sons has been covered in the UK media as the situation escalates in Thailand… Read More ›

Man returning from Pakistan dies with Covid 19 virus condition on overnight train heading South

Man returning from Pakistan dies with Covid 19 virus condition on overnight train heading South

April 1, 2020

Living, Thailand:

HUA HIN: The man had just arrived from Pakistan and boarded the train at Bang Sue Railway in Bangkok even though a railway guard noticed… Read More ›

Bangkok’s police boss says all checkpoints are safe as he confirms 27 officers infected with the virus

Bangkok’s police boss says all checkpoints are safe as he confirms 27 officers infected with the virus

March 31, 2020

Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

BANGKOK: The Superintendent of Samranrat Police Station in central Bangkok orders riot shields used to screen the public and other sterilization defences as police isolate… Read More ›

Unemployed US Thai man arrested by Pattaya police for 7 Eleven armed robbery in Banglamung last week

Unemployed US Thai man arrested by Pattaya police for 7 Eleven armed robbery in Banglamung last week

March 31, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

PATTAYA: 37-year-old Roger Wasuwat told police that he lost his job as a tour guide over the Covid 19 virus emergency and needed cash to… Read More ›

Monday’s figures include 2 more virus deaths as emergency Covid team calls for fewer commuters

Monday’s figures include 2 more virus deaths as emergency Covid team calls for fewer commuters

March 30, 2020

Living, Thailand:

BANGKOK: The government’s emergency response centre said it saw commuting on Saturday at 40% of normal figures and wanted to see that down to 10%… Read More ›

Sex, drugs and alcohol as Chiang Rai party-goers arrested in the midst of the growing virus emergency

Sex, drugs and alcohol as Chiang Rai party-goers arrested in the midst of the growing virus emergency

March 29, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

CHIANG RAI: Police are investigating the source of nearly ฿237,000 found in cash at the scene and the large quantities of illegal drugs found. Police… Read More ›

Fast turnaround at Bangkok Bank as armed robber walks out with ฿400,000 in Friday afternoon heist

Fast turnaround at Bangkok Bank as armed robber walks out with ฿400,000 in Friday afternoon heist

March 28, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

RATCHABURI: The holdup happened in the Mueang district of Ratchaburi in Central Thailand, west of Bangkok. The robber escaped in a waiting getaway car. He… Read More ›

Armed Pattaya police patrolling the resort city in force with fears of a spike in crime over virus shutdown

Armed Pattaya police patrolling the resort city in force with fears of a spike in crime over virus shutdown

March 27, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

PATTAYA: Staff at risky locations being advised to note the appearance of culprits and getaway details to assist the police. The police chief has ordered… Read More ›

24-hour curfew in the works as the government puts curbs on national travel with checkpoints on roads

24-hour curfew in the works as the government puts curbs on national travel with checkpoints on roads

March 26, 2020

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

BANGKOK: Checkpoints have been set up on the roads around Bangkok and throughout the country, while ticket sales for national bus routes have been suspended… Read More ›

Minor Group boss calls on Prayuth to take decisive action to lock down Thailand and protect people’s lives

Minor Group boss calls on Prayuth to take decisive action to lock down Thailand and protect people’s lives

March 25, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The Chairman of Minor Group appealed to the Thai leadership as he announced the closure of 6 hotels in the capital. He advised the… Read More ›

Top Thai doctors warn Thai people of an Italian type catastrophe here without strong deterrent action

Top Thai doctors warn Thai people of an Italian type catastrophe here without strong deterrent action

March 23, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

BANGKOK: Worldwide, the mortality rate based on those detected with the virus has risen in one month from 3.41% to 4.47% as defined by the… Read More ›

Two Thai women arrested by police for opening a bar to foreigners in Pattaya as law gets tough on boozing

Two Thai women arrested by police for opening a bar to foreigners in Pattaya as law gets tough on boozing

March 21, 2020

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

PATTAYA: Police patrolling the Nong Prue sub-district of Banglamung in Pattaya on Thursday afternoon were surprised to find one bar open and up to 30… Read More ›

Officials find a visa solution for up to 500,000 foreigners riding out the coronavirus crisis here in Thailand

Officials find a visa solution for up to 500,000 foreigners riding out the coronavirus crisis here in Thailand

March 20, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

PHUKET: Foreigners with a visa overstay or an expiring visa are encouraged to obtain a letter from their embassy and visit their local immigration office.… Read More ›

New travel orders will make flying to Thailand very onerous for all passengers from Sunday onwards

New travel orders will make flying to Thailand very onerous for all passengers from Sunday onwards

March 19, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

BANGKOK: The number of infections since last week has been rising with daily records as Thai PM consulted on Thursday with leading medical experts. It… Read More ›

Bars and massage parlours ordered to close in Bangkok and Pattaya as officials say virus is still at local stage

Bars and massage parlours ordered to close in Bangkok and Pattaya as officials say virus is still at local stage

March 17, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

BANGKOK: Officials point out that between 70 and 80% of infections are in the Greater Bangkok area. Outside the capital, the government has left the… Read More ›

Another record rise in infections on Monday as top virologist predicts widespread transmission in Thailand

Another record rise in infections on Monday as top virologist predicts widespread transmission in Thailand

March 16, 2020

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

BANGKOK: Deputy PM Wissanu Kruagnam on Monday emphasised that the country was still in Phase 2 stage in the battle against the virus. He said… Read More ›

Anutin is proposing to close all bars and music venues including nightclubs and go gos in hotspots

Anutin is proposing to close all bars and music venues including nightclubs and go gos in hotspots

March 15, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The minister’s decision is believed to be based on the evaluation of experts. They warn of 8 high-risk areas including Bangkok, in particular, places… Read More ›