Articles by: James Morris and Son Nguyen

Srettha plans a visa-free hub by asking the European Union for a mutual visa waiver similar to China

Srettha plans a visa-free hub by asking the European Union for a mutual visa waiver similar to China

January 25, 2024

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

Prime Minister Srettha envisions Thailand as a World aviation hub. On Wednesday, he spoke of a reciprocal visa exemption deal with the European Union. The… Read More ›

Big Joke expresses disgust over the Sa Kaeo police case. A stunning discovery of foul injustice in play

Big Joke expresses disgust over the Sa Kaeo police case. A stunning discovery of foul injustice in play

January 22, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s most popular police officer, General Surachate Hakparn, widely known as Big Joke, expressed dismay over the Sa Kaeo police scandal. The case unfolded after… Read More ›

57-year-old local political player mercilessly gunned down after a funeral in Nakhon Si Thammarat

57-year-old local political player mercilessly gunned down after a funeral in Nakhon Si Thammarat

January 20, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Political power play or something more personal? In another chilling murder, a prominent local political figure, Mr Suriyan Anuphak, was ruthlessly gunned down in Nakhon… Read More ›

Experts say Sakon Nakhon killer is sane but a severe personality disorder drove his utterly evil actions 

Experts say Sakon Nakhon killer is sane but a severe personality disorder drove his utterly evil actions 

January 19, 2024

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

In a chilling incident that rocked Sakon Nakhon, a 35-year-old, dubbed ‘John Ark Iron,’ drowned his father and autistic sister in specially crafted steel coffins.… Read More ›

Ex-minister Saksayam resigns from Bhumjaithai Party after Constitutional Court rules against him

Ex-minister Saksayam resigns from Bhumjaithai Party after Constitutional Court rules against him

January 18, 2024

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

Constitutional Court ends Saksayam Chidchob’s ministerial career for now. Ex-Transport Minister resigns from Bhumjaithai Party after court ruling. Violation of Section 187 of the 2017… Read More ›

Pot industry pushes back against draft law that would put an end to Thailand’s cannabis revolution

Pot industry pushes back against draft law that would put an end to Thailand’s cannabis revolution

January 14, 2024

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Cannabis Clash: Industry rebels against Pheu Thai’s efforts to frame a new law on cannabis. What some see as an effort at preserving public… Read More ›

Blind man conned out of land by his deceased mother’s younger sister after signing up for a loan

Blind man conned out of land by his deceased mother’s younger sister after signing up for a loan

January 10, 2024

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

Blind man’s heartbreaking betrayal as his Aunt swindles his land for a loan. In a week of uplifting financial disability support hikes, Mr Likhit’s tale… Read More ›

75-year-old woman raped and murdered by a man who killed before and only served two years in jail

75-year-old woman raped and murdered by a man who killed before and only served two years in jail

January 8, 2024

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

Gruesome Sa Kaeo murder raises alarm – Man freed early for previous killing, raped and murdered a 75-Year-old woman on Friday. The 45-year-old man was… Read More ›

Jury still out on EV vehicles but with its back against the wall, Thailand is all in for the ride at high torque

Jury still out on EV vehicles but with its back against the wall, Thailand is all in for the ride at high torque

January 6, 2024

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

Thailand’s car market grapples with a 30% sales slump in 2023. The government is pinning its hopes on Electric Vehicles (EVs) to revitalise the industry.… Read More ›

5 more boat drivers in Phuket test positive for methamphetamine use in shock results at Ao Por Pier

5 more boat drivers in Phuket test positive for methamphetamine use in shock results at Ao Por Pier

January 5, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Phuket reels after a speedboat tragedy claims the life of a 5-year-old Russian girl. Shockingly, five boat drivers at Ao Por Pier tested positive on… Read More ›

UK man arrested in Phuket after using a concealed firearm as a blunt instrument to injure a friend in Tuk Tuk spat

UK man arrested in Phuket after using a concealed firearm as a blunt instrument to injure a friend in Tuk Tuk spat

January 4, 2024

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

Shocking incident unfolded in Phuket as a British tourist assaulted his friend with a firearm inside a Tuk-Tuk on New Year’s Day. The assailant, identified… Read More ›

Police Chief wants the age of criminal responsibility lowered to 12 after the Siam Paragon case debacle

Police Chief wants the age of criminal responsibility lowered to 12 after the Siam Paragon case debacle

January 3, 2024

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

Youth Crime Crisis: Police Chief urges that the Age of Criminal Responsibility be reduced to 12. Thailand’s top cop advocates the move following the shocking… Read More ›

Social security fund faces bankruptcy in a decade if action is not taken due to the Kingdom’s acute ageing crisis

Social security fund faces bankruptcy in a decade if action is not taken due to the Kingdom’s acute ageing crisis

January 1, 2024

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

Thai Social Security Fund on the Brink: Pro-Democracy win overshadowed by looming financial crisis. Thailand’s Social Security Fund, valued at ฿2.36 trillion, faces imminent bankruptcy… Read More ›

Fears for UK tourist Millie Young and boat cook Samniang Chaichana, as empty rescue boat located

Fears for UK tourist Millie Young and boat cook Samniang Chaichana, as empty rescue boat located

December 29, 2023

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Fears grow for Millie Young, a 56-year-old British artist, missing off the Surin Islands. An empty life raft discovered adds urgency. Authorities fear she and… Read More ›

Thailand wants to see far more US and Canadian tourists as long-haul visitors spend twice as much

Thailand wants to see far more US and Canadian tourists as long-haul visitors spend twice as much

December 28, 2023

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

Thailand aims to see more US and Canadian tourists in 2024, focusing on the long-haul market. Plans include cheaper flights, visa liberalisation and spreading the… Read More ›

Top media influencer claims that Chinese men target Thai women for love in what she calls ‘son hunting’

Top media influencer claims that Chinese men target Thai women for love in what she calls ‘son hunting’

December 26, 2023

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Social media star complains to the police about her relationship breakdown. After revealing her pregnancy to Mr Zhang, he abruptly returned to China upon learning… Read More ›

Minister Sutin asks army to probe claims by a former female soldier that she was sexually molested 

Minister Sutin asks army to probe claims by a former female soldier that she was sexually molested 

December 24, 2023

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

Minister of Defence, Sutin Klangsaeng, opens a full investigation into claims made by a former female ranger in the Royal Thai Army, alleging sexual molestation… Read More ›

Fears for the lives of a female foreign tourist and boat cook lost at sea on Saturday off Phang-nga province

Fears for the lives of a female foreign tourist and boat cook lost at sea on Saturday off Phang-nga province

December 23, 2023

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Christmas weekend of maritime disasters. A night ferry bound for Ko Tao sank after leaving Phang-nga, followed by the sinking of a tour boat. Fears… Read More ›

Tourist insurance plan for all visitors agreed by cabinet scotched again by top ministry officials for stop gap measure

Tourist insurance plan for all visitors agreed by cabinet scotched again by top ministry officials for stop gap measure

December 22, 2023

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

Days after a cabinet order for a universal foreign tourist insurance scheme, Minister Sudawan Wang-Suphakitkosol proposes a ministry-funded emergency claims budget instead. This reversal raises… Read More ›

Thai uncle vows to appeal after being handed 20 years over the death of 3 year old ‘Nong Chompoo’ in Mukdahan

Thai uncle vows to appeal after being handed 20 years over the death of 3 year old ‘Nong Chompoo’ in Mukdahan

December 21, 2023

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

It is a heart-wrenching case that gripped the nation. Uncle Phol on Tuesday received a 20-year sentence over the mysterious death of 3-year-old Nong Chompoo… Read More ›