Articles by: James Morris and Son Nguyen

PM orders a re-evaluation of the balance between public health and economy as Omicron fears ease

PM orders a re-evaluation of the balance between public health and economy as Omicron fears ease

January 15, 2022

Economy, Thailand:

There are signals that the doors to foreign tourism may be reopened again in the coming weeks if not then in the second quarter as… Read More ›

GDP fall for Thailand’s flagship Eastern Economic Corridor project since the COVID-19 crisis began

GDP fall for Thailand’s flagship Eastern Economic Corridor project since the COVID-19 crisis began

January 10, 2022

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is a project conceived and launched by a law pushed by the junta government from 2016 to 2018. It is… Read More ›

Crazed married man who murdered 23-year-old woman on Christmas Day was high on illicit drugs

Crazed married man who murdered 23-year-old woman on Christmas Day was high on illicit drugs

December 31, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

Accused man charged with the intentional killing of 23-year-old Inthuron Korhan remanded in custody as the court is presented with an array of charges including… Read More ›

Father brings monk to a murder scene in Samut Prakan after his 23-year-old died in rape attack

Father brings monk to a murder scene in Samut Prakan after his 23-year-old died in rape attack

December 29, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

On Tuesday morning residents on the seventh floor of a Samut Prakan condominium building where a young woman lost her life last Saturday evening with… Read More ›

Minister suggests that ‘Test and Go’ now paused entry regime may be restarted in the New Year

Minister suggests that ‘Test and Go’ now paused entry regime may be restarted in the New Year

December 21, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Mixed signals from Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul and the Director of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) General Supoj Malaniyom on Tuesday… Read More ›

Inflationary fears for Thailand more muted than in the United States but planners should prepare 

Inflationary fears for Thailand more muted than in the United States but planners should prepare 

December 19, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The World Bank warns that chronic levels of household debt and a failure to contain a flare-up from Omicron could see Thailand’s economy go backwards… Read More ›

Do or Die mission for ex-husband in Ayutthaya who gunned his spurning ex-wife down lying on a hammock

Do or Die mission for ex-husband in Ayutthaya who gunned his spurning ex-wife down lying on a hammock

December 13, 2021

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

35-year-old husband went to the family home of his ex-wife to either make up with her or commit murder. When 32-year-old Jarupan Insutha again insisted… Read More ›

Man with mental health issues kills his mother with knives and plastic bags in a central Bangkok office

Man with mental health issues kills his mother with knives and plastic bags in a central Bangkok office

December 9, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Ongoing violent crimes within families driven by mental health are a weekly feature of news reports in Thailand. Even before the increased pressures and anxiety… Read More ›

Bangkok’s drug hub, ministerial shakeup as police track down partners of African cocaine network

Bangkok’s drug hub, ministerial shakeup as police track down partners of African cocaine network

December 3, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai screening for outgoing cargo found wanting after huge heroin drug consignment failed to be detected before being flown out from Bangkok concealed within a… Read More ›

French expat government critic deported after being denied entry into Thailand via Phuket on Saturday

French expat government critic deported after being denied entry into Thailand via Phuket on Saturday

November 28, 2021

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

Last year he was told by the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok that his visa was already cancelled and he was to be deported. He has… Read More ›

DTAC True merger to set up a Thailand 4.0 tech behemoth to bolster the economy still ‘uncertain’

DTAC True merger to set up a Thailand 4.0 tech behemoth to bolster the economy still ‘uncertain’

November 24, 2021

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

Two sides to the merger now begin due diligence but the fate of the deal ultimately hinges on obtaining regulatory approval. DTAC, 65% owned by… Read More ›

Police chief to expedite the removal of ‘Ferrari Joe’ as capital murder charges are due to be filed in court

Police chief to expedite the removal of ‘Ferrari Joe’ as capital murder charges are due to be filed in court

November 18, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Charges expected to be filed at the Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases against Police Colonel Thitisan Utthanaphon or ‘Ferrari Joe’ and six… Read More ›

Tourism reopening may lose momentum as government pivots back to public health priorities

Tourism reopening may lose momentum as government pivots back to public health priorities

November 11, 2021

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

Failure by Thailand to relaunch the entertainment and nightlife industry in December will temper the momentum of the November 1st reopening and will be particularly… Read More ›

Incoming passengers vent frustration at problems and bugs with the Thailand Pass system this week

Incoming passengers vent frustration at problems and bugs with the Thailand Pass system this week

November 7, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Despite this, there is a continued surge in interest as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director-general of Information confirmed that the system had received and… Read More ›

4 women behind multi-million dollar counterfeit racket smashed by police in Nakhon Pathom after raid, arrests

4 women behind multi-million dollar counterfeit racket smashed by police in Nakhon Pathom after raid, arrests

November 3, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Girl power team operating a US dollar counterfeiting racket at a printing facility northwest of Bangkok, thwarted by a police raid that saw the arrest… Read More ›

Vaccinated tourists from 63 countries can leave SHA plus hotels after 1st night says top official in Phuket

Vaccinated tourists from 63 countries can leave SHA plus hotels after 1st night says top official in Phuket

October 30, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Protests from small business operators who feel excluded from the reopening process in Phuket on Friday drew a clear response from Deputy Governor Pichet Panapong… Read More ›

Fears for travellers trying to access Thailand in the interim period as Thailand Pass launch nears GO

Fears for travellers trying to access Thailand in the interim period as Thailand Pass launch nears GO

October 27, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Hoteliers have generally given a warm welcome to the new urgency driving the November 1st reopening injected by Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha but are… Read More ›

Police investigate the rape of a party hostess in Chonburi, three men accused have been arrested 

Police investigate the rape of a party hostess in Chonburi, three men accused have been arrested 

October 24, 2021

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

The latest case highlights the dangers of ‘hostessing’ for young women in Thailand seeking to earn short term cash by serving drinks and performing a… Read More ›

46 countries green-lighted as Thailand’s tourism business is set to take off from November 1st

46 countries green-lighted as Thailand’s tourism business is set to take off from November 1st

October 22, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s foreign tourism big bang: 46 countries listed below from November 1st with nightlife to reopen on December 1st next. The Minister of Public Health,… Read More ›

Online skimming scam impacting thousands of Thai bank account holders shut down by officials

Online skimming scam impacting thousands of Thai bank account holders shut down by officials

October 18, 2021

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The scam highlights the importance of data protection both by Thai firms and international firms where credit and debit cards are used. On Monday, it… Read More ›