James Morris and Son Nguyen, Author at Thai Examiner

Articles by: James Morris and Son Nguyen

Burmese in Thailand take to the streets in support of the country’s democratic unity government

Burmese in Thailand take to the streets in support of the country’s democratic unity government

February 2, 2023

Thailand:

Military junta and its reviled Tatmadaw forces are losing ground in Myanmar while resorting to warfare from the air to keep their hold on power… Read More ›

Police admit bribe was paid by Taiwanese actress in Bangkok but say she should have been arrested

Police admit bribe was paid by Taiwanese actress in Bangkok but say she should have been arrested

January 30, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Commander of the Metropolitan Police Bureau Police Lieutenant General Thiti Saengsawang issued an apology to the Thai public for the failure of officers to uphold… Read More ›

Taxi man adamant Taiwanese star in extortion case was loud and drunk on the night concerned in Bangkok

Taxi man adamant Taiwanese star in extortion case was loud and drunk on the night concerned in Bangkok

January 28, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Media, Thailand:

Police continue to investigate the incident as a direct conflict appears to have developed between the version of events of the Taiwanese actress and serving… Read More ›

UK diver’s death on Ko Tao resurrects myth which is harmful to efforts to promote Thailand abroad

UK diver’s death on Ko Tao resurrects myth which is harmful to efforts to promote Thailand abroad

January 24, 2023

Crime, Culture, Economy, Living, Thailand:

A long history of unfortunate deaths on a small island with a tightly knit community and a comparatively huge number of annual visitors may not… Read More ›

Viral Chinese video says VIP arrival with a police escort can be bought when holidaying in Thailand

Viral Chinese video says VIP arrival with a police escort can be bought when holidaying in Thailand

January 21, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

This latest scandal comes with a growing web of investigations linked with ‘grey’ Chinese capital and corruption which has seen thousands of Chinese visitors in… Read More ›

PM hails China and Saudi Arabia as friends of Thailand as he unveils the return of Chinese tour groups 

PM hails China and Saudi Arabia as friends of Thailand as he unveils the return of Chinese tour groups 

January 19, 2023

Culture, Economy, Politics, Thai World:

The comments by the prime minister about the closeness of the bond between China and Thailand are reminiscent of his Time magazine interview in 2017… Read More ›

DSI chief removed from his post as scandal over a raid on a former diplomatic residence grows

DSI chief removed from his post as scandal over a raid on a former diplomatic residence grows

January 18, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Minister of Justice Somsak Thepsutin is believed to have acted after the position of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) chief Mr Traiyarit Temahiwong became… Read More ›

Fraud suspect nabbed by police in Phuket linked to $100 million fraud centred on Jersey, US deli shop

Fraud suspect nabbed by police in Phuket linked to $100 million fraud centred on Jersey, US deli shop

January 14, 2023

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The search for the third accused in the New Jersey fraud scheme ended in Phuket where 54-year-old Peter Coker junior was taken into custody on… Read More ›

Reverse course as Minister Anutin confirms all are welcome to Thailand even without a Covid vaccine

Reverse course as Minister Anutin confirms all are welcome to Thailand even without a Covid vaccine

January 9, 2023

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

China’s huge Covid wave continues unabated with more countries requiring testing for Chinese arrivals. Thailand’s Minister of Public Health Anutin however has insisted that all… Read More ›

UK man’s killer behind bars after shooting him off his motorbike on Thursday at point-blank range

UK man’s killer behind bars after shooting him off his motorbike on Thursday at point-blank range

January 7, 2023

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

Man accused of murdering UK national, while apologising for his actions after surrendering to police, insisted that he was provoked by the victim during a… Read More ›

Thai woman got call from parent’s mobile phone to be told they had died in the Poipet casino fire tragedy

Thai woman got call from parent’s mobile phone to be told they had died in the Poipet casino fire tragedy

January 3, 2023

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

Death toll already confirmed at 33 is likely to rise to 42 with nine unaccounted-for people thought to have perished and 28 people still being… Read More ›

Death toll in casino disaster could be as high as 50 with 10 bodies repatriated to Thailand on Friday

Death toll in casino disaster could be as high as 50 with 10 bodies repatriated to Thailand on Friday

December 30, 2022

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

Thai man tells how his father came to gamble on Wednesday night at the Grand Diamond Casino in Poipet but in the early hours of… Read More ›

Tourism minister’s plan to offer vaccines to foreign tourists as recovery mired at 29% of 2019

Tourism minister’s plan to offer vaccines to foreign tourists as recovery mired at 29% of 2019

December 28, 2022

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

Thailand’s long and slow recovery of its foreign tourism industry continues with a somewhat ambivalent attitude towards the now imminent prospect of a return of… Read More ›

Police officer, wife of Du Hao kingpin and niece of former police chief arrested and grilled by prosecutors

Police officer, wife of Du Hao kingpin and niece of former police chief arrested and grilled by prosecutors

December 25, 2022

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

The scale and depth of this corruption scandal keeps growing with Saturday’s arrest of the niece of a former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of… Read More ›

‘The Serpent’ serial killer who terrorised Bangkok released by Nepal on human rights grounds

‘The Serpent’ serial killer who terrorised Bangkok released by Nepal on human rights grounds

December 22, 2022

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

The 78-year-old thief and murderer profited handsomely and lived in luxury off his exploits since he was arrested in India in 1976 even while spending… Read More ›

Family in effort to repatriate young Irishman who died while kayaking in Surat Thani last weekend

Family in effort to repatriate young Irishman who died while kayaking in Surat Thani last weekend

December 20, 2022

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Irish Department of Foreign Affairs through the Irish Embassy in Bangkok seeking an official report on the Irishman’s death and helping to make arrangements for… Read More ›

Chinese mafia case taken over by police chief with top officers assigned to different key roles on the probe

Chinese mafia case taken over by police chief with top officers assigned to different key roles on the probe

December 14, 2022

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

Last week, the chief whistleblower, in this case, veteran former politician Mr Chuwit Kamolvisit who Minister of Justice Somsak Thepsutin has highly praised, expressed unease… Read More ›

UK man arrested on a Sisaket road for 75-day visa overstay faces Bangkok jail and eventual deportation

UK man arrested on a Sisaket road for 75-day visa overstay faces Bangkok jail and eventual deportation

December 7, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

30-year-old Michael McLaughlin at first denied any knowledge of breaking the law but later changed his story by admitting he was hiding in Sisaket because… Read More ›

Plan to knock rabies out in Thailand with an army of 8,600 ‘livestock volunteers’ across the kingdom

Plan to knock rabies out in Thailand with an army of 8,600 ‘livestock volunteers’ across the kingdom

December 5, 2022

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Deadly disease reared up in 2018 due to a shortage of vaccines from 2016 and an explosion of the disease among the country’s population of… Read More ›

Chinese-controlled Thai language schools used by criminal network to obtain visas for associates

Chinese-controlled Thai language schools used by criminal network to obtain visas for associates

December 3, 2022

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

Already police have confirmed that ฿4 billion in assets have been frozen as a result of the investigation which was sparked by a huge drugs… Read More ›