Articles by: James Morris and Son Nguyen

Myanmar border on alert after shock local Covid positive test on Friday is linked to local smuggling trade

Myanmar border on alert after shock local Covid positive test on Friday is linked to local smuggling trade

November 30, 2020

Crime, Living, Thailand:

The Head of the Immigration Bureau, Lieutenant General Sompong Chingduan, has issued a call for immediate action on the border as, so far, over 320… Read More ›

Drug police put retraction behind them to smash billion baht Myanmar drug operation in Bangkok raid

Drug police put retraction behind them to smash billion baht Myanmar drug operation in Bangkok raid

November 29, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

It is reported that the Secretary-General of the Office of the Narcotics Control Board, Wichai Chaimongkol, has filed a complaint urging drug suppression police to… Read More ›

Covid-19 end in sight as PM announces vaccine contract with giant UK Swedish firm AstraZeneca

Covid-19 end in sight as PM announces vaccine contract with giant UK Swedish firm AstraZeneca

November 26, 2020

Economy, Living, Thailand:

The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction that Thailand has been able to protect its population and public health service from the Covid-19 threat and publicly linked… Read More ›

Thailand’s tourism boss targets thousands instead of millions as public health is prioritised above all

Thailand’s tourism boss targets thousands instead of millions as public health is prioritised above all

November 24, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

Government’s economic team has approved work permits for Elite cardholders investing over $1 million over 5 years as the new, limited, foreign tourism regime becomes… Read More ›

Use of cocaine and cannabis is still highly illegal in Thailand with very serious legal consequences

Use of cocaine and cannabis is still highly illegal in Thailand with very serious legal consequences

November 22, 2020

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Thailand has, for over two years, pursued a liberalisation programme to make medical extracts of cannabis available to those in need and is now further… Read More ›

Alleged hitman in murder of Kiwi steroids dealer quizzed by Pattaya Police after his arrest 14 years later

Alleged hitman in murder of Kiwi steroids dealer quizzed by Pattaya Police after his arrest 14 years later

November 18, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

The late arrest of a man, sought in connection with a murder over 14 years old, has left Pattaya police investigating the alleged role of… Read More ›

Big tech US website Tripadvisor stings struggling Thai hotels and resorts after acting in bad faith

Big tech US website Tripadvisor stings struggling Thai hotels and resorts after acting in bad faith

November 14, 2020

Crime, Economy, Foreigners, Media, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Actions of US tech giant are questionable and have left a family business struggling with a tsunami of negative and vituperative commentary after it was… Read More ›

Tourism industry totters on the brink as tourists from the UK, the USA and Europe can now apply on conditions

Tourism industry totters on the brink as tourists from the UK, the USA and Europe can now apply on conditions

November 11, 2020

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

Countries in South America and the Indo Pacific region are, right now, hoovering up Thailand’s regular tourists with another contingent having already decided to stay… Read More ›

Russian man assaulted by protest leader at Pattaya rally leaving his 10-year-old daughter hysterical

Russian man assaulted by protest leader at Pattaya rally leaving his 10-year-old daughter hysterical

November 9, 2020

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

The dangerous incident is yet another warning to foreigners to stay clear of all political protest activity in Thailand during what is an escalating and… Read More ›

Top international school in Phuket in hot water after two UK teachers were arrested for working illegally there

Top international school in Phuket in hot water after two UK teachers were arrested for working illegally there

November 9, 2020

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

Officials are warning employers in Thailand following the case. The school authorities could be facing up to ฿2 million in fines and up to 10… Read More ›

Thai minister defends ban on world adult site Pornhub as move sparks nationwide protests against the move

Thai minister defends ban on world adult site Pornhub as move sparks nationwide protests against the move

November 7, 2020

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

The move, this week, drew some praise even from anti-government activists but has alienated a large and probably silent contingent of the kingdom’s population, both… Read More ›

Pornhub is shuttered in Thailand as Ministry blocks access online to its 10th largest market in the world

Pornhub is shuttered in Thailand as Ministry blocks access online to its 10th largest market in the world

November 2, 2020

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

The move follows a new policy directive issued to the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society last week by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan and… Read More ›

Shock poll shows the Thai public is suspicious of third parties behind the kingdom’s current political unrest

Shock poll shows the Thai public is suspicious of third parties behind the kingdom’s current political unrest

November 2, 2020

Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Dr Noppadol Kannikar of the firm Super Poll, in his commentary on the findings of a survey of public opinion in Thailand from the 20th… Read More ›

Sean Connery, the sexiest man alive, who played James Bond, has passed away at 90 years of age in Bahamas

Sean Connery, the sexiest man alive, who played James Bond, has passed away at 90 years of age in Bahamas

November 1, 2020

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

Remembered as the greatest Scotsman ever, Connery revealed that his decades of success were never planned when he was growing up in working-class Edinburgh. He… Read More ›

Coup again ruled out by Prawit as reconciliation is sought but with growing calls for Prayut to go

Coup again ruled out by Prawit as reconciliation is sought but with growing calls for Prayut to go

October 30, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

After another week of protests and two days of a special parliamentary session, the kingdom is still mired in political conflict. There are two key… Read More ›

Visa amnesty finally ending but the new regime is pragmatic and may allow for further renewals

Visa amnesty finally ending but the new regime is pragmatic and may allow for further renewals

October 29, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Foreign embassies in Thailand including that of the United States are urging their nationals, still in Thailand with an extended tourist visa, to move quickly… Read More ›

Royalists claim the United States is seeking to destabilise Thailand using ‘hybrid warfare’ tactics and media

Royalists claim the United States is seeking to destabilise Thailand using ‘hybrid warfare’ tactics and media

October 27, 2020

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The current United States Ambassador Michael De Sombre has long refuted claims that the United States was supporting political activity in Thailand including protests. The… Read More ›

Foreign condo buyers to get permanent residency under debt-free scheme being mooted by officials

Foreign condo buyers to get permanent residency under debt-free scheme being mooted by officials

October 26, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

It comes as the government attempts to streamline what has been a shambolic mismatch of regulations concerning various aspects and implementation of the Special Tourist… Read More ›

Strength of support for the monarchy being seen this week as political unrest deepens into standoff

Strength of support for the monarchy being seen this week as political unrest deepens into standoff

October 25, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Events this week show that the Thai public still retains strong support for the monarchy but also wants to see more unity in politics and… Read More ›

Top minister accuses protesters of imperiling economic recovery and the health of Thai people at this time

Top minister accuses protesters of imperiling economic recovery and the health of Thai people at this time

October 23, 2020

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

The comments come as there are tentative signs that Thailand’s predicted economic contraction for 2020 will not be as severe as expected while the Ministry… Read More ›