Articles by: James Morris and Son Nguyen

Car number plate fraud ends in murder and suicide after Chiang Mai police serve arrest warrants

Car number plate fraud ends in murder and suicide after Chiang Mai police serve arrest warrants

March 7, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

Hours before the killings, the mother of the prime suspect negotiated the release of his three-year-old daughter which he had with his wife, 22-year-old Ms… Read More ›

Girlfriend of singer who committed arson on the King’s portrait arrested at Suvarnabhumi airport

Girlfriend of singer who committed arson on the King’s portrait arrested at Suvarnabhumi airport

March 5, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

The woman, named by reports as Yarisa, had checked in her bags in an attempt to fly to Japan before later being arrested by Immigration… Read More ›

Officials not sure about vaccine passports with new plans to revive the economy through tourism

Officials not sure about vaccine passports with new plans to revive the economy through tourism

March 4, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha ordered a study by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this week into what he accepted was an issue with divergent… Read More ›

Family in the UK fight to give deceased 75-year-old expat a proper funeral after passport mix up

Family in the UK fight to give deceased 75-year-old expat a proper funeral after passport mix up

March 2, 2021

Living, Thailand:

UK Embassy in Bangkok has confirmed it is working to assist the family in this matter and to find a solution to their predicament. The… Read More ›

Songkhla police solve horrendous case which saw a 15-year-old girl raped and murdered on the road

Songkhla police solve horrendous case which saw a 15-year-old girl raped and murdered on the road

March 2, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

Murder and rape of a schoolgirl in the Hat Yai district of Songkhla has shocked and upset the local community. The depraved and callous nature… Read More ›

22 year old arrested in Nonthaburi for the rape and extortion of up to 20 women he befriended online 

22 year old arrested in Nonthaburi for the rape and extortion of up to 20 women he befriended online 

February 28, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

Motorcycle taxi driver led an extravagant lifestyle funded by blackmailing women he friended online using a fake photo and profile. He not only conned his… Read More ›

Police arrest motosai driver in Pattaya for the brutal assault of a tourist asking about a local fare

Police arrest motosai driver in Pattaya for the brutal assault of a tourist asking about a local fare

February 27, 2021

Crime, Living, Thailand:

The 24-year-old Chilean man, Salvatore Andres Castromedina, was emotional and in tears, in the early hours of Thursday morning, as he gave evidence to Pattaya… Read More ›

Official rejects reported claims by a Danish expert that Covid-19 may have originated in Thailand

Official rejects reported claims by a Danish expert that Covid-19 may have originated in Thailand

February 25, 2021

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

A report in the respected Danish newspaper Politiken claimed that WHO expert, Dr Thea Kølsen Fischer, is studying closely the links between the virus, which… Read More ›

Golden Triangle drugs threat aired in parliament, claims of senior police officers being involved in trafficking

Golden Triangle drugs threat aired in parliament, claims of senior police officers being involved in trafficking

February 23, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Rising drug seizures including tonnes of crystal methamphetamine, more death sentences and tens of thousands of arrests in just weeks do not tell us Thailand… Read More ›

Police charge school principal in Suphan Buri with murder of young woman missing for eight years

Police charge school principal in Suphan Buri with murder of young woman missing for eight years

February 22, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police swooped on the school principal’s residence at 6 am on Friday the 19th. He had returned home on the 18th after being away for… Read More ›

Plan to extend quarantine to 21 days for African travellers to deal with the new, resistant South African strain

Plan to extend quarantine to 21 days for African travellers to deal with the new, resistant South African strain

February 17, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Public health officials are determined to keep the South African variant of Covid-19 out. Reports from the UK say researchers and scientists working with the… Read More ›

Dutchman arrested as he tried to board a plane to the Netherlands while under ฿100 million probe

Dutchman arrested as he tried to board a plane to the Netherlands while under ฿100 million probe

February 16, 2021

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

Details of the case were outlined by Police Major General Charin Kopata of the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau Division 5 on Monday. The Dutchman was… Read More ›

Police Chief defends officers after Saturday’s riots in Bangkok saying all will face charges in court

Police Chief defends officers after Saturday’s riots in Bangkok saying all will face charges in court

February 15, 2021

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

Violence and mayhem seen in the heart of Bangkok. Events on Saturday clearly shows a more aggressive approach from the student-led protest movement which vowed… Read More ›

Drugs party raided at a private poolside venue in Pattaya as the city’s bars and venues are deserted

Drugs party raided at a private poolside venue in Pattaya as the city’s bars and venues are deserted

February 14, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

As beleaguered bar owners and venue operators in Pattaya struggle to keep the doors open in a ghost town that was once the world’s party… Read More ›

Top model agency unmasked for sexually abusing thousands of young children in Thailand by DSI

Top model agency unmasked for sexually abusing thousands of young children in Thailand by DSI

February 12, 2021

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

The arrest of a man in May last year linked to a photo supplied by Australian police gave officers the breakthrough that led to yesterday’s… Read More ›

Rayong gambling boss is arrested as fact-finding panel finds police and officials acted corruptly

Rayong gambling boss is arrested as fact-finding panel finds police and officials acted corruptly

February 11, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Panel headed by former permanent secretary at the Ministry of Justice, Chanchao Chaiyanukit, also suggests that there may be 200 illegal gambling dens in Thailand… Read More ›

23 year old man who gunned down a reprimanding police officer shows the deadly Thai problem with guns

23 year old man who gunned down a reprimanding police officer shows the deadly Thai problem with guns

February 10, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Central Investigation Bureau tracked down 23-year-old Sitthiphong Jasa-ard to a room in Chonburi province on Monday night after he brutally murdered off duty policeman,… Read More ›

Small bomb devices explode outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok as anti-coup protests grow in Yangon

Small bomb devices explode outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok as anti-coup protests grow in Yangon

February 9, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Bomb blast in Bangkok comes as the military in Myanmar work to embed their position amid growing resistance on the streets but also desperate calls… Read More ›

Melo Pearl fisherman goes from hero to zero after arrest in Nakhon Si Thammarat on drug charges

Melo Pearl fisherman goes from hero to zero after arrest in Nakhon Si Thammarat on drug charges

February 8, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The story was featured on newspapers and news shows across the world last week as 37-year-old Hatchai Niyomdecha talked about his chance discovery of a… Read More ›

Refloat of foreign tourism in the 2nd half of 2021 with vaccines pushed by minister and industry for the sector

Refloat of foreign tourism in the 2nd half of 2021 with vaccines pushed by minister and industry for the sector

February 7, 2021

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

Determined plan being pushed by the Phuket Tourist Association on the holiday island to vaccinate 70% of the population itself using the Sinovac vaccine from… Read More ›