Articles by: James Morris and Son Nguyen

Opposition targets Test and Go for spreading the virus as government insists on endemic status 

Opposition targets Test and Go for spreading the virus as government insists on endemic status 

February 15, 2022

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Minister of Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn has also announced the postponement of the foreign tourist levy from April to June although the plans to… Read More ›

German TV star asked police not to publicise her ordeal as she took flight hours after her beach attack ordeal

German TV star asked police not to publicise her ordeal as she took flight hours after her beach attack ordeal

February 11, 2022

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

TV star left Thailand within hours of the attack for Dubai to be reunited with her 4-year-old son after the shock of her ordeal. The… Read More ›

Phuket tourist murder on Friday night was an international gangland hit on a known drug player

Phuket tourist murder on Friday night was an international gangland hit on a known drug player

February 6, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Initial news reports suggested that the Indian gangland figure was a Canadian national. This came about after police in Phuket, early on Saturday morning, discovered… Read More ›

Police rule out murder or serious crime after US owner of buried BMW is located safe and well 

Police rule out murder or serious crime after US owner of buried BMW is located safe and well 

February 3, 2022

Crime, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Car owned by Phuket based US teacher Michael Dylan Gregory who lived in Thailand until February 2012 was de-registered in 2010 and was the subject… Read More ›

Cannabis remains illegal as ministers push through a law controlling its use by the public after decriminilisation

Cannabis remains illegal as ministers push through a law controlling its use by the public after decriminilisation

January 29, 2022

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

Thailand is now entering into a grey area until growing cannabis at home becomes legal but after this, it will be controlled by a new… Read More ›

British man murdered in Kanchanaburi while drinking beer at a late-night party outside a house

British man murdered in Kanchanaburi while drinking beer at a late-night party outside a house

January 23, 2022

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

Police in Kanchanaburi gave an early morning briefing to the press on the brutal slaying of a 49-year-old British man named as Mr Markus John… Read More ›

Test and Go ready for take off again but this time with added baggage including a second PCR test

Test and Go ready for take off again but this time with added baggage including a second PCR test

January 20, 2022

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

News that Ministry of Public Health officials including Minster Anutin Charnvirakul supported the move to restart ‘Test and Go’ this week sparked speculation in the… Read More ›

PM orders a re-evaluation of the balance between public health and economy as Omicron fears ease

PM orders a re-evaluation of the balance between public health and economy as Omicron fears ease

January 15, 2022

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

There are signals that the doors to foreign tourism may be reopened again in the coming weeks if not then in the second quarter as… Read More ›

GDP fall for Thailand’s flagship Eastern Economic Corridor project since the COVID-19 crisis began

GDP fall for Thailand’s flagship Eastern Economic Corridor project since the COVID-19 crisis began

January 10, 2022

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is a project conceived and launched by a law pushed by the junta government from 2016 to 2018. It is… Read More ›

Crazed married man who murdered 23-year-old woman on Christmas Day was high on illicit drugs

Crazed married man who murdered 23-year-old woman on Christmas Day was high on illicit drugs

December 31, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Accused man charged with the intentional killing of 23-year-old Inthuron Korhan remanded in custody as the court is presented with an array of charges including… Read More ›

Father brings monk to a murder scene in Samut Prakan after his 23-year-old died in rape attack

Father brings monk to a murder scene in Samut Prakan after his 23-year-old died in rape attack

December 29, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

On Tuesday morning residents on the seventh floor of a Samut Prakan condominium building where a young woman lost her life last Saturday evening with… Read More ›

Minister suggests that ‘Test and Go’ now paused entry regime may be restarted in the New Year

Minister suggests that ‘Test and Go’ now paused entry regime may be restarted in the New Year

December 21, 2021

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

Mixed signals from Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul and the Director of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) General Supoj Malaniyom on Tuesday… Read More ›

Inflationary fears for Thailand more muted than in the United States but planners should prepare 

Inflationary fears for Thailand more muted than in the United States but planners should prepare 

December 19, 2021

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

The World Bank warns that chronic levels of household debt and a failure to contain a flare-up from Omicron could see Thailand’s economy go backwards… Read More ›

Do or Die mission for ex-husband in Ayutthaya who gunned his spurning ex-wife down lying on a hammock

Do or Die mission for ex-husband in Ayutthaya who gunned his spurning ex-wife down lying on a hammock

December 13, 2021

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

35-year-old husband went to the family home of his ex-wife to either make up with her or commit murder. When 32-year-old Jarupan Insutha again insisted… Read More ›

Man with mental health issues kills his mother with knives and plastic bags in a central Bangkok office

Man with mental health issues kills his mother with knives and plastic bags in a central Bangkok office

December 9, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Ongoing violent crimes within families driven by mental health are a weekly feature of news reports in Thailand. Even before the increased pressures and anxiety… Read More ›

Bangkok’s drug hub, ministerial shakeup as police track down partners of African cocaine network

Bangkok’s drug hub, ministerial shakeup as police track down partners of African cocaine network

December 3, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai screening for outgoing cargo found wanting after huge heroin drug consignment failed to be detected before being flown out from Bangkok concealed within a… Read More ›

French expat government critic deported after being denied entry into Thailand via Phuket on Saturday

French expat government critic deported after being denied entry into Thailand via Phuket on Saturday

November 28, 2021

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

Last year he was told by the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok that his visa was already cancelled and he was to be deported. He has… Read More ›

DTAC True merger to set up a Thailand 4.0 tech behemoth to bolster the economy still ‘uncertain’

DTAC True merger to set up a Thailand 4.0 tech behemoth to bolster the economy still ‘uncertain’

November 24, 2021

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

Two sides to the merger now begin due diligence but the fate of the deal ultimately hinges on obtaining regulatory approval. DTAC, 65% owned by… Read More ›

Police chief to expedite the removal of ‘Ferrari Joe’ as capital murder charges are due to be filed in court

Police chief to expedite the removal of ‘Ferrari Joe’ as capital murder charges are due to be filed in court

November 18, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Charges expected to be filed at the Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases against Police Colonel Thitisan Utthanaphon or ‘Ferrari Joe’ and six… Read More ›

Tourism reopening may lose momentum as government pivots back to public health priorities

Tourism reopening may lose momentum as government pivots back to public health priorities

November 11, 2021

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

Failure by Thailand to relaunch the entertainment and nightlife industry in December will temper the momentum of the November 1st reopening and will be particularly… Read More ›