Articles by: James Morris and Son Nguyen

Tension grows between the Bank of Thailand and government after last week’s interest rate hike

Tension grows between the Bank of Thailand and government after last week’s interest rate hike

October 2, 2023

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

Both men appear to be pursuing a different vision with Mr Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput acting to protect the country’s financial stability while Mr Srettha is adamant… Read More ›

Prolific Nigerian romance scammer boss arrested by the CSD police twice in just over two years

Prolific Nigerian romance scammer boss arrested by the CSD police twice in just over two years

September 28, 2023

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

Wacky situation where a trusted 50-year-old Chief Financial Officer in a Thai conglomerate paid out ฿6.2 billion or $250 million to her online medical doctor… Read More ›

Big Joke’s career suffers another setback as Torsak gets top job after Police Commission meeting

Big Joke’s career suffers another setback as Torsak gets top job after Police Commission meeting

September 27, 2023

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Wednesday’s Police Commission meeting went ahead with the appointment of the 14th National Police Commissioner amid earlier reports of a postponement. There are growing questions… Read More ›

Potent pot to be criminalised as the minister looks at ways to suppress recreational cannabis use

Potent pot to be criminalised as the minister looks at ways to suppress recreational cannabis use

September 23, 2023

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

The future of thousands of small businesses in Thailand that have thrived in the kingdom’s post-deregulation cannabis market which is now one of the world’s… Read More ›

Prisons boss confirms that the man being held in jail is the real Kamnan Nok to counter rumours

Prisons boss confirms that the man being held in jail is the real Kamnan Nok to counter rumours

September 21, 2023

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The case could lift the lid on corruption in Thailand and the insidious nature of such corruption which cross-pollinates among government agencies. The killing of… Read More ›

Minister cited by the Corruption Commission for ‘minor’ role in Boss Vorayuth corruption scandal

Minister cited by the Corruption Commission for ‘minor’ role in Boss Vorayuth corruption scandal

September 18, 2023

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

The lack of action in the ‘Boss’ Vorayuth affair undermines confidence in the Rule of Law in Thailand. This is a notorious case that has… Read More ›

New Tourism minister gung ho that 2019 records can be smashed in 2024 despite falling spends

New Tourism minister gung ho that 2019 records can be smashed in 2024 despite falling spends

September 16, 2023

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

Easier visa-free access for Chinese tourists is a risky move amid lower demand with a rising flight of criminal classes and the desire by certain… Read More ›

Local corruption linked to the police under the spotlight after officer’s murder in Nakhon Pathom

Local corruption linked to the police under the spotlight after officer’s murder in Nakhon Pathom

September 14, 2023

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

Events on the night of September 6th last and developments since have brought home the scale and extent of the corruption problem in Thailand with… Read More ›

Leader of deadly scam gang in Cambodia and henchmen still at large with 4 more Thais arrested

Leader of deadly scam gang in Cambodia and henchmen still at large with 4 more Thais arrested

September 12, 2023

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Further arrests of key leaders of the illegal online loan application service operated from Cambodia are thought to be imminent with sixteen out of thirty… Read More ›

Big Joke reported in the running to be Thailand’s next National Police Chief in coming weeks as decision looms

Big Joke reported in the running to be Thailand’s next National Police Chief in coming weeks as decision looms

September 10, 2023

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

From closing the kingdom’s biggest mass murder case to rescuing trapped Thai nationals abroad to leading delegations to foreign countries as well as rooting out… Read More ›

Concerns raised about EV vehicles and batteries stored in Bangkok after intense Chatuchak fire

Concerns raised about EV vehicles and batteries stored in Bangkok after intense Chatuchak fire

September 9, 2023

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Fears over the dangers of EV batteries used on both cars and motorcycles which can produce uncontrollable heat surges, radiation and chemical discharges. Wednesday night’s… Read More ›

82-year-old Austrian tourist found dead at the airport on first day of his holiday in Thailand

82-year-old Austrian tourist found dead at the airport on first day of his holiday in Thailand

September 6, 2023

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The remains of the elderly tourist, wearing jeans and sneakers, were discovered lying face-up on several public seats near Gate 8. They had been there… Read More ›

Srettha’s new 34-member cabinet takes power after audience with King in Bangkok on Tuesday

Srettha’s new 34-member cabinet takes power after audience with King in Bangkok on Tuesday

September 5, 2023

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

New government to fan out into ministries as the country makes a new start on Thursday after a special cabinet meeting on Wednesday to prepare… Read More ›

New visa-free regime plan for Chinese tourists will see more criminal elements entering Thailand

New visa-free regime plan for Chinese tourists will see more criminal elements entering Thailand

September 4, 2023

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

The Immigration Bureau has also expressed concern about queues and pressure at Suvarnabhumi Airport caused by the large number of Chinese arrivals expected to avail… Read More ›

Trans woman attempted to blackmail 78-year-old Danish tourist after meeting at top hotel in Bangkok

Trans woman attempted to blackmail 78-year-old Danish tourist after meeting at top hotel in Bangkok

September 1, 2023

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

Police Lieutenant General Thiti Saengsawang assigned the case to a team including trainee police given the priority to protect the country’s foreign tourism trade and… Read More ›

Massive police response to the case of a family murdered by father after ฿1.7 million scam loss last week

Massive police response to the case of a family murdered by father after ฿1.7 million scam loss last week

August 30, 2023

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Senior police officials are liaising with the Banker’s Association and financial institutions to streamline and synchronise response efforts to freeze bank accounts where money has… Read More ›

Debt and ฿1.7 million loss to scammers drive man to murder his wife and two sons in Samut Prakan 

Debt and ฿1.7 million loss to scammers drive man to murder his wife and two sons in Samut Prakan 

August 28, 2023

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

Disturbing murder of a wife and two young boys in Samut Prakan on Monday morning linked directly with online loss incurred by the family recently,… Read More ›

Concerns over household debt rising as banks report marginally lower non-performing loans

Concerns over household debt rising as banks report marginally lower non-performing loans

August 25, 2023

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Plan to raise credit card minimum monthly debt repayment from 5% to 10% over two years in 2024 and 2025 gives some idea of how… Read More ›

Thaksin helicoptered to Police Hospital at 3am after feeling ill says Department of Corrections

Thaksin helicoptered to Police Hospital at 3am after feeling ill says Department of Corrections

August 23, 2023

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

Tuesday marked the end of an era in Thailand as the former premier ended his extended period in exile since 2008 and even before that,… Read More ›

Thailand preparing for a soft landing as ‘cracks’ open up in the Chinese economy says bank chief

Thailand preparing for a soft landing as ‘cracks’ open up in the Chinese economy says bank chief

August 17, 2023

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Baht has been on a roller coaster ride coming from a 16-year low in October 2022 to a rapid 14.4% gain and this year seeing… Read More ›