Articles by: James Morris and Son Nguyen

Bangkok reopening delayed as figures for fully vaccinated must nearly double by October 15th to go ahead

Bangkok reopening delayed as figures for fully vaccinated must nearly double by October 15th to go ahead

September 16, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

Thailand’s reopening to foreign tourism amid a continued COVID-19 outbreak is sending a signal that the government is determined to push forward on a pledge… Read More ›

Thai PM in call for deeper ties and partnership between ASEAN bloc and China in a post-Covid era

Thai PM in call for deeper ties and partnership between ASEAN bloc and China in a post-Covid era

September 12, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

Thai premier heralds a further decade of deeper cooperation between China and the 10 member ASEAN bloc based on combating a common public health threat… Read More ›

Warning from Pattaya hotel industry boss of a Chinese takeover, loss of income to the wider Thai economy

Warning from Pattaya hotel industry boss of a Chinese takeover, loss of income to the wider Thai economy

September 11, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

The Minister of Tourism and Sports, Mr Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, last week talked of a nationwide reopening to foreign tourists without quarantine based on the kingdom… Read More ›

Thailand to halt Sinovac use after October as Foreign Minister cites damage to Thai Chinese ties

Thailand to halt Sinovac use after October as Foreign Minister cites damage to Thai Chinese ties

September 7, 2021

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Deputy Director at the Department of Disease Control says Sinovac will not be ordered when stocks run out after October but said the vaccine, because… Read More ›

Drug party racket busted on Ko Samui with 47 year old Russian arrested in Immigration Bureau raid on home

Drug party racket busted on Ko Samui with 47 year old Russian arrested in Immigration Bureau raid on home

September 3, 2021

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Russian told arresting police that he was supplied with a wide range of drugs by another Russian national. Police seized a large and wide-ranging quantity… Read More ›

‘Ferrari Joe’ bipolar mental condition treated with scepticism by the senior policeman in charge of the case

‘Ferrari Joe’ bipolar mental condition treated with scepticism by the senior policeman in charge of the case

August 31, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

Senior police and prosecutors in Provincial Police Region 6 are reported to have had tense meetings this week as efforts to prosecute the case against… Read More ›

Fears grow that Ferrari Jo will evade justice as local monk offers him support as a ‘peacekeeper’

Fears grow that Ferrari Jo will evade justice as local monk offers him support as a ‘peacekeeper’

August 29, 2021

Crime, Politics, Thailand:

Ferrari Joe is being held at Phitsanulok Prison where according to the prison governor Narong Juisei, on Saturday, he spent a stressful first night in… Read More ›

Torture death of drug suspect in Nakhon Sawan raises long-held suspicions on police corruption

Torture death of drug suspect in Nakhon Sawan raises long-held suspicions on police corruption

August 26, 2021

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

High profile and wealthy former Police Colonel Thitisan Utthanaphon is on the run as the police zero in on his wealth after a shocking video… Read More ›

Prime Minister calls for unity as he promises the kingdom is set to make a sustainable recovery from the crisis

Prime Minister calls for unity as he promises the kingdom is set to make a sustainable recovery from the crisis

August 22, 2021

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

A Suan Dusit economic opinion poll on Sunday appears to show a more resilient population with 32.31% of people saying they could survive for between… Read More ›

Ad spends predicted to dive by 2.7% in 2021 driven by extended virus-induced economic disruption

Ad spends predicted to dive by 2.7% in 2021 driven by extended virus-induced economic disruption

August 18, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Online media stands out in 2021 as it is projected to make a 14% gain together with in-store promotion as advertising executives adopt new strategies… Read More ›

Thai woman brutally murdered by 18 year old who ambushed her on an Ayutthaya road seeking sex

Thai woman brutally murdered by 18 year old who ambushed her on an Ayutthaya road seeking sex

August 14, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Construction site worker hid behind a mound near the road and saw the married woman returning from work on Monday the 26th of July riding… Read More ›

Military asked to help quell protests as mob, targeting PM’s home, burn out small roadside police office

Military asked to help quell protests as mob, targeting PM’s home, burn out small roadside police office

August 12, 2021

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Top brass in the armed forces consider how to assist police operations in Bangkok as protest activity becomes more militant and aggressive. The news comes… Read More ›

Murder of Swiss tourist on Phuket raises the disturbing question of tourist safety in Thailand

Murder of Swiss tourist on Phuket raises the disturbing question of tourist safety in Thailand

August 9, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Government is committed to keeping the Phuket Sandbox scheme open despite the brutal murder of a 57-year-old Swiss civil servant this week. The Minister of… Read More ›

Man arrested by police in Phuket. Officials recruit locals to make the island safe for foreign tourists

Man arrested by police in Phuket. Officials recruit locals to make the island safe for foreign tourists

August 7, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police commissioner took control of the investigation as elite police teams moved into Phuket to join an expanded police operation. The Swiss tourist, who arrived… Read More ›

New expat vaccine site as Pfizer doses are to be made available to at-risk foreigners from US aid flown in

New expat vaccine site as Pfizer doses are to be made available to at-risk foreigners from US aid flown in

August 3, 2021

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

US diplomat promises further aid for Thailand as it struggles to fight off the vicious Delta variant of COVID-19 and ramp up its vaccination drive,… Read More ›

Anutin promises 10 million doses per month from August as virus wave still rises across Thailand at record levels

Anutin promises 10 million doses per month from August as virus wave still rises across Thailand at record levels

July 28, 2021

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

With Bangkok and 12 other provinces now in lockdown and record numbers of daily cases still being reported, the Thai PM on Wednesday was marshaling… Read More ›

Over 75 expats urged to get a free COVID-19 jab from Monday as Pattaya man gives a thumbs up

Over 75 expats urged to get a free COVID-19 jab from Monday as Pattaya man gives a thumbs up

July 24, 2021

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The advancing Delta strain in Thailand means it is make your mind up time for many foreigners living here who, up to now, felt protected… Read More ›

Death penalty for crazed school director who murdered a 2-year-old boy upheld by court

Death penalty for crazed school director who murdered a 2-year-old boy upheld by court

July 21, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The events of Thursday the 9th January 2020 at 8.40 pm at the Robinson Department Store in Lopburi shocked Thai people throughout the kingdom. A… Read More ›

Chinese submarine payments deferred again by PM as funding is needed to manage the crisis 

Chinese submarine payments deferred again by PM as funding is needed to manage the crisis 

July 19, 2021

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

The Royal Thai Navy insists, however, that talks with its Chinese counterparts on the programme will continue and that it is necessary for Thailand’s strategic… Read More ›

Police chief orders officers to oversee and boost morale on Bangkok’s nightly curfew checkpoints

Police chief orders officers to oversee and boost morale on Bangkok’s nightly curfew checkpoints

July 17, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

An online picture posted of an armed officer on the first night of curfew checkpoints near Pakkred in Nonthaburi caused online commentary and appears to… Read More ›