Articles by: James Morris and Son Nguyen

Phuket reopening getting up holidaymakers noses with no less than 5 Covid-19 tests to be paid for

Phuket reopening getting up holidaymakers noses with no less than 5 Covid-19 tests to be paid for

June 24, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

One hotelier on the island expects that only 20% of hotels are open and with incoming tourists limited to certified hotels, accommodation rates are reported… Read More ›

2 killed in 15-minute firefight between security forces and insurgents as Pattani siege is ended

2 killed in 15-minute firefight between security forces and insurgents as Pattani siege is ended

June 22, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

One of the two dead men was identified as 29-year-old Amran Mahire with four arrest warrants and who was believed to be linked to the… Read More ›

Prayut says Thailand will revert to normal for tourism from mid-October as Phuket set to reopen

Prayut says Thailand will revert to normal for tourism from mid-October as Phuket set to reopen

June 18, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Reopening of Phuket to turn the island into a holiday Alcatraz with heightened and stringent security measures being imposed by officials. It comes as Minister… Read More ›

Chaos and confusion as vaccination drive is left in disarray with no new doses supplied this week to facilities

Chaos and confusion as vaccination drive is left in disarray with no new doses supplied this week to facilities

June 15, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Rural Doctor Society is blaming the Prime Minister as the Head of the CCSA for this week’s debacle while most anger and frustration has been… Read More ›

Taiwan accuses Thailand of prioritising its own access to the AstraZeneca vaccine amid delays

Taiwan accuses Thailand of prioritising its own access to the AstraZeneca vaccine amid delays

June 13, 2021

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

A massive 79.47% of the Thai public want to see their local authorities handle the distribution of vaccines as significant majorities have no confidence in… Read More ›

Anutin signs up Pfizer for 20 million doses but warns that Covid-19 may be with us for some time into the future

Anutin signs up Pfizer for 20 million doses but warns that Covid-19 may be with us for some time into the future

June 11, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Experience in Bahrain where 50% of the population was vaccinated primarily with the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine but which suffered a surge in infections at the… Read More ›

Bottlenecks as 28 die after receiving a vaccine amid surging demand with 5% already vaccinated nationwide

Bottlenecks as 28 die after receiving a vaccine amid surging demand with 5% already vaccinated nationwide

June 10, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesperson Dr Apisamai Srisangson confirms all vaccine doses are being logged and all adverse reactions are being investigated. She… Read More ›

Army in the South on guard against the South African variant as border security is tightened up against virus

Army in the South on guard against the South African variant as border security is tightened up against virus

June 9, 2021

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

More helicopter flights over key districts in southern Songkhla province and patrol boats near Satun as military tightens control of Thailand’s southern border with Malaysia… Read More ›

Jab site for expats as country’s second vaccination phase begins driven by locally produced AstraZeneca doses

Jab site for expats as country’s second vaccination phase begins driven by locally produced AstraZeneca doses

June 8, 2021

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

AstraZeneca gamble by the government appeared to be paying off this week as the UK Swedish firm confirmed that the kingdom now has a sustainable… Read More ›

PM gives final nod to Phuket’s July 1st reopening as doubts this week had risen on the island haven

PM gives final nod to Phuket’s July 1st reopening as doubts this week had risen on the island haven

June 5, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Top tourist industry leaders this week came out to raise the alarm claiming the government had not made the position on reopening the holiday island… Read More ›

Phuket has herd immunity, now it will also have international flight connectivity from July 1st

Phuket has herd immunity, now it will also have international flight connectivity from July 1st

June 2, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Flights from London, Dubai and Doha as well as key cities in Europe and Asia which will see direct flights to Phuket from July 1st… Read More ›

Remains of Ukrainian ambassador to Thailand who died on Ko Lipe on Sunday sent to Bangkok

Remains of Ukrainian ambassador to Thailand who died on Ko Lipe on Sunday sent to Bangkok

May 31, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Kiev’s ambassador to Thailand was highly critical of Russian foreign policy and the disastrous effects of the Kremlin’s actions towards Ukraine including the economic loss… Read More ›

UK man who cut up a Thai go-go dancer gets short shrift from a European court and faces justice

UK man who cut up a Thai go-go dancer gets short shrift from a European court and faces justice

May 29, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The body of 31-year-old Laxami Manochat or ‘Pook’ from Sisaket in Thailand was found by horrified police in a suitcase taken from the Mae Klong… Read More ›

Nigerian and his wife led romance scam gang that generated ฿200 million in 50 accounts since 2020

Nigerian and his wife led romance scam gang that generated ฿200 million in 50 accounts since 2020

May 26, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Woman who lost ฿1 million after commencing an online relationship last year on Instagram and LINE with someone she thought was a US businessman in… Read More ›

On the 2014 coup anniversary, amid crisis, it is still likely Prayut will be reelected PM in 2023 as things stand

On the 2014 coup anniversary, amid crisis, it is still likely Prayut will be reelected PM in 2023 as things stand

May 24, 2021

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Stinging criticism from former Pheu Thai strategist Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan and ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will be aired by the media but it is the… Read More ›

Foreigners can register at local hospitals and medical facilities for a vaccine from June 7th

Foreigners can register at local hospitals and medical facilities for a vaccine from June 7th

May 22, 2021

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

The government is mobilising to speed up the vaccination drive with reports of a rising level of infection among the general population and workers. A… Read More ›

Chinese man linked to organised crime arrested at luxury Pattaya mansion after shooting policemen 

Chinese man linked to organised crime arrested at luxury Pattaya mansion after shooting policemen 

May 21, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Miraflores House, on 1 rai of land, had a Rolls Royce, Porsche and Mercedes Benz parked in bays when a police force linked with Provincial… Read More ›

Senior police officer arrested and charged linked with the illegal abduction of a Taiwanese man

Senior police officer arrested and charged linked with the illegal abduction of a Taiwanese man

May 19, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The senior officer was not named by Metropolitan Police Bureau Chief Police Lieutenant General Pakkapong Pongpetra but he confirmed that he held the rank of… Read More ›

Iconic 70s Bangkok comes to life again as the dark story of The Serpent wows world Netflix audiences

Iconic 70s Bangkok comes to life again as the dark story of The Serpent wows world Netflix audiences

May 18, 2021

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

77-year-old serial killer is still alive, jailed in Nepal serving two life sentences, he cannot be prosecuted in Thailand for at least 14 cold-blooded murders.… Read More ›

PM denies Thai Airways will be rehabilitated as a state enterprise with new funding at this point

PM denies Thai Airways will be rehabilitated as a state enterprise with new funding at this point

May 16, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The PM however has left the door open for future developments by saying that the government will let the rehabilitation process play out and will… Read More ›