Articles by: James Morris and Son Nguyen

Students submit a reform petition to the Privy Council, call for a General Strike in Thailand on October 14th

Students submit a reform petition to the Privy Council, call for a General Strike in Thailand on October 14th

September 21, 2020

Politics, Thailand:

Students are now facing the threat of further prosecution as they call on the public to show solidarity with the cause by personal actions between… Read More ›

Western foreigners being blamed by ultra-right for this latest wave of radical student protests in Thailand

Western foreigners being blamed by ultra-right for this latest wave of radical student protests in Thailand

September 19, 2020

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Well over 10,000 police officers have been mobilised to control the situation with reserve forces of anti-riot police and military units on standby in case… Read More ›

Frenchman’s car stopped in Phuket, charged with the violent hotel rape of a 29 year old UK woman in Patpong

Frenchman’s car stopped in Phuket, charged with the violent hotel rape of a 29 year old UK woman in Patpong

September 16, 2020

Crime, Living, Thailand:

The 29-year-old UK tourist reported the rape last Friday morning to police in Patong who later obtained a warrant for the arrest of 36-year-old Mr… Read More ›

Long stay spenders sought for Thailand’s defunct foreign tourism industry with new visa approved

Long stay spenders sought for Thailand’s defunct foreign tourism industry with new visa approved

September 15, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

Government sources estimate that up to 1,200 tourists per month will begin arriving in Thailand under the new long-stay visa from October. The visas will… Read More ›

Assistant Attorney General in Red Bull case named as a senior prosecutor to central Bangkok district

Assistant Attorney General in Red Bull case named as a senior prosecutor to central Bangkok district

September 13, 2020

Crime, Living, Thai World:

Assistant Attorney General Nate Natsuk defended himself before a range of panels last month. He had already been cleared by a committee set up within… Read More ›

Crime Suppression Police in efforts to curb 22% spike in suicides linked with Covid 19 reality in Thailand

Crime Suppression Police in efforts to curb 22% spike in suicides linked with Covid 19 reality in Thailand

September 11, 2020

Living, Media, Thailand:

Elite police unit to begin monitoring social media sites looking out for vulnerable people in distress followed by a local police intervention along with public… Read More ›

Scotswoman to appeal dropping of death sentence on brother in law and two hired hitmen by court in Phrae

Scotswoman to appeal dropping of death sentence on brother in law and two hired hitmen by court in Phrae

September 7, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

A Thai Scotswoman in Glasgow is in contact with her lawyers in Thailand after a the Appeals Court set aside the death sentence handed down… Read More ›

British family calls on the Foreign Office to intervene to bring tourist stroke victim home to London

British family calls on the Foreign Office to intervene to bring tourist stroke victim home to London

September 6, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

UK ex-marine, Colin Coppard, came to Thailand on his annual holiday. Stranded after April without money and with a severe dental medical emergency, the 50-year-old… Read More ›

Two Europeans to be deported after frolics under the waves video irks local people in Surat Thani

Two Europeans to be deported after frolics under the waves video irks local people in Surat Thani

September 5, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Just two days after being summoned by police, arrested and charged, the two western men must now face the collapse of their life in Thailand.… Read More ›

Bangkok inmate tests positive for the Covid 19 virus making it the first local case in over 100 days in Thailand

Bangkok inmate tests positive for the Covid 19 virus making it the first local case in over 100 days in Thailand

September 4, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Senior health officials including the Director of the Communicable Disease Department have urged the public to be calm but also vigilant. The man was jailed… Read More ›

Shock resignation of Minister of Finance a sign of more politics being demanded in government

Shock resignation of Minister of Finance a sign of more politics being demanded in government

September 2, 2020

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

The official reason for the resignation of the former Kasikorn Bank President,who was only appointed on August 6th and sworn in on August 12th, was… Read More ›

Red Bull scandal exposed as cabinet to discuss shocking details unearthed by inquiry panel before publication

Red Bull scandal exposed as cabinet to discuss shocking details unearthed by inquiry panel before publication

September 1, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Over the weekend, the Chairman of the panel told the press that no one person could have been responsible for the coordinated effort to have… Read More ›

Thai Airways Airbus deal for US routes and rampant corruption to be reported to parliament by minister

Thai Airways Airbus deal for US routes and rampant corruption to be reported to parliament by minister

August 31, 2020

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

As Thai Airways awaits a ruling from the Bankruptcy Court on its proposed restructuring plan which was doggedly opposed by some creditors, the extent of… Read More ›

Explosive report on the Red Bull scandal exposing ‘corruption’ due at the Prime Minister’s office

Explosive report on the Red Bull scandal exposing ‘corruption’ due at the Prime Minister’s office

August 30, 2020

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

It is now clear from several panels and committees of investigation that the mishandling of the criminal case against Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya or… Read More ›

Death sentence imposed on school boss who murdered a 2-year-old boy in a gold shop robbery in January

Death sentence imposed on school boss who murdered a 2-year-old boy in a gold shop robbery in January

August 28, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The callous and egregious nature of the crime committed at the Robinsons Shopping Centre in Lopburi last January deeply shocked the public not only in… Read More ›

Facebook threatens legal action as minister forces it to block access to online anti-royalist content

Facebook threatens legal action as minister forces it to block access to online anti-royalist content

August 25, 2020

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

The spat between the government and the mighty internet giant is coming at a time of increasing political tension between the ministry and a more… Read More ›

Arrest warrant out for former Thai-Dutch TV star, now facing 33 years in prison for illegal drug trafficking

Arrest warrant out for former Thai-Dutch TV star, now facing 33 years in prison for illegal drug trafficking

August 22, 2020

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

Amelia ‘Amy’ Jacobs flew out of Suvarnabhumi Airport last August after being released a year before from prison having been held for 11 months. Her… Read More ›

Man visiting from Laos had TB, not Covid 19 as Udon Thani governor confirms no trace of Covid 19 virus

Man visiting from Laos had TB, not Covid 19 as Udon Thani governor confirms no trace of Covid 19 virus

August 20, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

31-year old daughter Ms Dido, her mother and the owner of the rustic house where the couple from Laos stayed, have been interviewed by local… Read More ›

Moneylender charged with ordering the death of woman in southern Thailand at a cost of ฿2,500

Moneylender charged with ordering the death of woman in southern Thailand at a cost of ฿2,500

August 19, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Woman who worked in the seafood industry was murdered on August 7th last by a 27-year-old local hitman from Buriram province who carried out the… Read More ›

Myanmar men who murdered two UK backpackers on Ko Tao have their death sentences commuted to life

Myanmar men who murdered two UK backpackers on Ko Tao have their death sentences commuted to life

August 17, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Confusion developed over the weekend when some media reported that both Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo had been pardoned. This drew a clarification from a… Read More ›