Articles by: James Morris and Son Nguyen

Man dragged 14-year old into a blackmail scheme leading her to take her own life as the only way out

Man dragged 14-year old into a blackmail scheme leading her to take her own life as the only way out

June 24, 2022

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

More charges are due to be brought against the 27-year-old call centre worker after evidence of at least 10 other underage victims was found on… Read More ›

Top insurgent leader suspected as behind Monday night’s large bomb attack on Pattani district

Top insurgent leader suspected as behind Monday night’s large bomb attack on Pattani district

June 21, 2022

Crime, Thailand:

Three soldiers were left hospitalised by the bomb attack but with minor injuries including an officer working within a local government building who was hit… Read More ›

US Defence Chief asserts Thailand’s position as a key military ally in a tense Indo-Pacific region

US Defence Chief asserts Thailand’s position as a key military ally in a tense Indo-Pacific region

June 17, 2022

Culture, Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Lloyd Austin, a career soldier who began work as a US Army lieutenant in the 1970s, cut an impressive figure in Bangkok this week after… Read More ›

Ferrari Joe could still face death penalty when case outcome is later reviewed by the Court of Appeal

Ferrari Joe could still face death penalty when case outcome is later reviewed by the Court of Appeal

June 13, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

The Ferrari Joe case involving the torture and murder of a 24-year-old drug suspect in police custody on August 5th last in Nakhon Sawan shocked… Read More ›

Police warn foreign fugitives Thailand is no longer a safe haven after Pattaya arrest of UK paedophile

Police warn foreign fugitives Thailand is no longer a safe haven after Pattaya arrest of UK paedophile

June 8, 2022

Crime, Thailand:

The sort of tourist Thailand does not need or want: Dempster is facing a 10 year and 6-month prison term ahead of him when he… Read More ›

Conflicting signals nationwide and in Phuket on face mask mandate with two volte-faces this week

Conflicting signals nationwide and in Phuket on face mask mandate with two volte-faces this week

June 4, 2022

Culture, Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Impatience appears to be growing in the nightlife sector and across the foreign tourism industry for not only a return to full normality but stronger… Read More ›

8 years for Brit who murdered Nana sex worker, dismembered her body and threw it in a Kanchanaburi river

8 years for Brit who murdered Nana sex worker, dismembered her body and threw it in a Kanchanaburi river

June 1, 2022

Crime, Living, Thailand:

UK man has been in custody in Thailand since being extradited in July 2021 after the European Court of Human Rights threw out his appeal… Read More ›

Confusing traffic lights and reckless driving may have caused death of French tourist in Ayutthaya

Confusing traffic lights and reckless driving may have caused death of French tourist in Ayutthaya

May 27, 2022

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Harrowing scenes on Wednesday night as a 34-year old American woman watched in horror as her newfound friend 26-year-old Camille Jeanne Gavaudan’s life drained away… Read More ›

Mask mandate to be scrapped in Thailand from mid June in a boost for the foreign tourism sector

Mask mandate to be scrapped in Thailand from mid June in a boost for the foreign tourism sector

May 25, 2022

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

Visa Global Travel Plan Survey in recent weeks shows that 63% of foreign tourists come to Thailand seeking relaxation from modern life and particularly identified… Read More ›

Sex drugs found in hotel room of Australian man who died from balcony fall on Tuesday in Phuket

Sex drugs found in hotel room of Australian man who died from balcony fall on Tuesday in Phuket

May 19, 2022

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

Death of a young Australian man being treated by police as a tragic accident after an investigation this week which has reignited speculation about the… Read More ›

Deadly Ko Samui waterfall claims another life on Saturday as Romanian woman falls to her death

Deadly Ko Samui waterfall claims another life on Saturday as Romanian woman falls to her death

May 16, 2022

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

All three dead tourists died while posing for photographs at the waterfall on different levels. Two died while trying to take selfie shots while one,… Read More ›

US to unveil new economic relations framework for Asia at ASEAN Summit as China warns of new cold war

US to unveil new economic relations framework for Asia at ASEAN Summit as China warns of new cold war

May 11, 2022

Culture, Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

US ASEAN Summit is a contrast to the 2016 event with some tough talking expected behind the scenes as the United States continues to pursue… Read More ›

Murder-suicide plot as couple die, one injured in Bangkok shooting involving two French nationals 

Murder-suicide plot as couple die, one injured in Bangkok shooting involving two French nationals 

May 6, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Stunned employees rushed to the scene of the three-storey commercial premises near Sukhumvit after they heard the two French men arguing furiously and then heard… Read More ›

Phuket murder hit suspect dies in Canadian plane crash days after being declared ‘most wanted’ by police

Phuket murder hit suspect dies in Canadian plane crash days after being declared ‘most wanted’ by police

May 4, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

From the moment the two hitmen stepped back onto Canadian soil last February after the murder of crime figure Jimmy Sandhu, their fortunes began to… Read More ›

Shark attack leaves 8-year-old with leg wound in Phuket but beaches declared safe by marine expert

Shark attack leaves 8-year-old with leg wound in Phuket but beaches declared safe by marine expert

May 2, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The attack comes as Thai authorities are battling to prop up the shark numbers off the kingdom’s coasts with a falling population and birth rate.… Read More ›

Thai wife’s plot to kill 63-year-old Dane bicyclist on April 21st uncovered by Nakhon Sawan police

Thai wife’s plot to kill 63-year-old Dane bicyclist on April 21st uncovered by Nakhon Sawan police

April 30, 2022

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

Disturbing story from Nakhon Sawan in the lower part of northern Thailand where a 24-year-old agreed with his aunt to kill a 60-year-old foreigner on… Read More ›

Anutin may agree to abolish Thailand Pass but wants all foreign tourists to have booster shots for easy access

Anutin may agree to abolish Thailand Pass but wants all foreign tourists to have booster shots for easy access

April 27, 2022

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

Calls for a wider reopening are coming at a time when Thai political parties are gearing up for a General Election likely to be called… Read More ›

Policeman jailed, sacked from the force over death of young doctor at a zebra crossing in Bangkok

Policeman jailed, sacked from the force over death of young doctor at a zebra crossing in Bangkok

April 25, 2022

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

Police Corporal Norawich Buadok was charged with reckless driving causing death in February after public outcry over the incident. The court heard, on Monday, that… Read More ›

Elite Thai police units arrest Ukrainian tax evaders living in Phuket after raiding their luxury villa

Elite Thai police units arrest Ukrainian tax evaders living in Phuket after raiding their luxury villa

April 21, 2022

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The operation on Tuesday was launched by units of the Crime Suppression Division (CSD), Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) and the Hanuman task force in liaison… Read More ›

Former Democrat boss gets bail on three charges including one of rape before a court in Bangkok

Former Democrat boss gets bail on three charges including one of rape before a court in Bangkok

April 17, 2022

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

As a fifth complaint emerged on Saturday before the Metropolitan Police Bureau deputy chief Police Major General Trairong Phewpan, on Sunday, emphasised that women making… Read More ›