Articles by: James Morris and Son Nguyen

New Zealand Day brothers have landed back home in their own country after 4 months in detention

New Zealand Day brothers have landed back home in their own country after 4 months in detention

July 13, 2024

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Two middle-aged New Zealand brothers returned home after spending four months detained in Thailand for a violent assault on a Phuket police officer in March.… Read More ›

New Visa measure to go into effect on Monday. 60 days stay for visitors of up to 93 countries stamped on entry

New Visa measure to go into effect on Monday. 60 days stay for visitors of up to 93 countries stamped on entry

July 12, 2024

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The package of four measures was approved by the Minister of the Interior Anutin Charnvirakul on Friday. A key development is the introduction of the… Read More ›

Wrangling within the Pheu Thai Party came to the surface this week as bigwig Chalerm seeks his own expulsion

Wrangling within the Pheu Thai Party came to the surface this week as bigwig Chalerm seeks his own expulsion

July 11, 2024

Living, Politics, Thailand:

List MP seeks a new party amid Pheu Thai turmoil. Rising internal divisions and a potential Bhumjaithai Cannabis clash. Ex-Premier Thaksin estranged from former party… Read More ›

Anutin turns up the heat on PM over cannabis issue as critical drug control panel meeting looms to decide

Anutin turns up the heat on PM over cannabis issue as critical drug control panel meeting looms to decide

July 9, 2024

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Deputy PM Anutin clashes with PM over Cannabis recriminalization. As public support surges, Anutin vows to vote against rescheduling cannabis as a controlled drug at… Read More ›

Ranong femme fatale followed her illicit lover to his new job. It ended on Friday night with murder on the street

Ranong femme fatale followed her illicit lover to his new job. It ended on Friday night with murder on the street

July 6, 2024

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Ranong’s shocking murder unfolds as an officer surrenders for killing his girlfriend’s lover, a delivery driver. The tragic tale of passion and violence destroyed a… Read More ›

UK man’s survival story after Bangkok IDC hell hole ordeal spotlights the issue of imprisoned Uyghurs

UK man’s survival story after Bangkok IDC hell hole ordeal spotlights the issue of imprisoned Uyghurs

July 4, 2024

Crime, Living, Politics, Thailand:

UK man’s harrowing survival at Thailand’s notorious IDC exposes the plight of Uyghur detainees. James Morton spent nearly 5 months in the infamous Immigration Detention… Read More ›

Turkish Romeo tries to coerce a Thai woman by stealing her phone and uploading her naughty photos

Turkish Romeo tries to coerce a Thai woman by stealing her phone and uploading her naughty photos

July 1, 2024

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

Turkish Romeo steals ex’s phone and posts her naughty pics online. A regular visitor to Thailand, Mr Amir, was nabbed after his Thai girlfriend rejected… Read More ›

Crackdown on drugs sees 41% more arrests since October as Thursday saw a massive nationwide blitz 

Crackdown on drugs sees 41% more arrests since October as Thursday saw a massive nationwide blitz 

June 29, 2024

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

Nationwide blitz on 2,523 locations leads to 132 arrests as PM Srettha Thavisin spearheads the fight against drug networks. Despite his efforts, drug prices remain… Read More ›

Big Joke gets the boot backdated to April 18th. Now he must legally fight the order to sack him in the Administrative Court 

Big Joke gets the boot backdated to April 18th. Now he must legally fight the order to sack him in the Administrative Court 

June 26, 2024

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

Big Joke booted out. Police Commission Votes 12-0 to oust Surachate Hakparn from government service. Backdated order to April 18th. Defiant Surachate, aka Big Joke, … Read More ›

Former Phuket expat media salesman can expect to die in a UK prison if convicted of abuse charges

Former Phuket expat media salesman can expect to die in a UK prison if convicted of abuse charges

June 24, 2024

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

Former Phuket media salesman, known locally as Peter Smith, faces 29 counts of sexual abuse after his arrest at Heathrow Airport, London. At 80 and… Read More ›

Harman, an advanced US electronics supplier to car makers invests ฿2.8 billion in new Chonburi plant

Harman, an advanced US electronics supplier to car makers invests ฿2.8 billion in new Chonburi plant

June 24, 2024

Economy, Living, Personal, PR News, Thai World, Thailand:

Harman, a US-based electronics supplier to car makers and a subsidiary of Samsung, invests ฿2.8 billion in a new factory in Chonburi’s Eastern Economic Corridor… Read More ›

Vicious, random murder of a Belgian by a German in Hua Hin flew under the radar. Disturbing case

Vicious, random murder of a Belgian by a German in Hua Hin flew under the radar. Disturbing case

June 22, 2024

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

A Belgian tourist senselessly attacked by a German in Hua Hin died in Leuven this week. Disturbing questions arise as Thai police investigate the vicious… Read More ›

Dark web Xanax counterfeiting gang managed from Thailand smashed in the UK with 10 people convicted

Dark web Xanax counterfeiting gang managed from Thailand smashed in the UK with 10 people convicted

June 21, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police smash international drug gang: £4 million laundered, Xanax pills sold worldwide. Brian Pitts and Katie Barlow ran the operation from a luxury Thai residence… Read More ›

Big Tor was reinstated but Big Joke’s fate is not yet decided. Massive internal police conflict confirmed

Big Tor was reinstated but Big Joke’s fate is not yet decided. Massive internal police conflict confirmed

June 20, 2024

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

Big Tor is reinstated but Big Joke’s fate is still uncertain. Massive internal police conflict confirmed by government legal advisor Wissanu Krea-ngam. Report supports claims… Read More ›

Fate of top cops including Big Tor and Big Joke to become clearer after Wissanu’s 11 am statement

Fate of top cops including Big Tor and Big Joke to become clearer after Wissanu’s 11 am statement

June 19, 2024

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

On Thursday, the fate of sidelined Police Chief General Torsak Sukwimol (Big Tor) and General Surachate Hakparn (Big Joke) may be decided. It comes amid… Read More ›

3 more swimmer’s lives lost to dangerous currents and shifting winds off the West coast of Phuket 

3 more swimmer’s lives lost to dangerous currents and shifting winds off the West coast of Phuket 

June 17, 2024

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Three more lives were claimed by Phuket’s dangerous west coast seas: Russian, American, and Thai victims ignored warnings or were swept away. Red flags and… Read More ›

Calls for a wider probe into oil smuggler Joe Pattani, the owner of the pirate boats that escaped last week

Calls for a wider probe into oil smuggler Joe Pattani, the owner of the pirate boats that escaped last week

June 16, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Marine police have located three pirate oil smuggling vessels that escaped from Sattahip Marine Police Pier last week. The spotlight is now on smuggling kingpin… Read More ›

Pattaya fears massive oil slick may be linked to escaped pirate vessels with 330,000 litres of fuel aboard

Pattaya fears massive oil slick may be linked to escaped pirate vessels with 330,000 litres of fuel aboard

June 15, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Three pirate oil smuggling vessels, owned by southern pirate chief Joe Pattani, vanished with 330,000 litres of oil, potentially causing an oil slick off Pattaya.… Read More ›

Former Scottish football star jailed for sexual abuse of a girl in Chonburi after his 2023 arrest in Edinburgh

Former Scottish football star jailed for sexual abuse of a girl in Chonburi after his 2023 arrest in Edinburgh

June 14, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Judge John McCormick told Ian Heddle on Tuesday his status had changed after his guilty pleas to the court. Consequently, he was remanded in prison… Read More ›

Police swoop after undercover officer exposes underage sex activities linked to High-School students in Bangkok

Police swoop after undercover officer exposes underage sex activities linked to High-School students in Bangkok

June 12, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Two suspects, a middle-aged man and a woman, were arrested on Tuesday night. It came as police units closed down an underage sex den in… Read More ›