Articles by: James Morris and Son Nguyen

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 ›

Chinese tourist attacks police at Don Mueang Airport in prolonged tirade until calmed down by officers

Chinese tourist attacks police at Don Mueang Airport in prolonged tirade until calmed down by officers

August 13, 2023

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Extraordinarily patient police were attacked by the traveller with his skateboard and responded by drawing batons but the irate Chinese man was not arrested. The… Read More ›

King’s son from America spreads cheer in surprise and some would say significant visit home

King’s son from America spreads cheer in surprise and some would say significant visit home

August 10, 2023

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

From visiting an orphanage for children to riding a Tuk Tuk like any normal tourist in Bangkok to discussing Dharma with senior monks, the one-week… Read More ›

Spaniard told police that his Colombian victim was blackmailing him over their homosexual affair

Spaniard told police that his Colombian victim was blackmailing him over their homosexual affair

August 8, 2023

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

Daniel Sancho Branchalo admits to the premeditated murder of his 44-year-old gay lover. He claims he made repeated efforts to end the affair but had… Read More ›

Spanish chef murdered gay lover on Ko Phangan, cut him into 14 pieces and left him as garbage

Spanish chef murdered gay lover on Ko Phangan, cut him into 14 pieces and left him as garbage

August 5, 2023

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The 29-year-old killer, reportedly a YouTube celebrity chef, is the son of a well-known acting pair in Spain. His father, 48-year-old Rodolfo Sancho Aguirre is… Read More ›

Corruption and border smuggling linked to the Muno blast in Narathiwat. Call for top-level probe

Corruption and border smuggling linked to the Muno blast in Narathiwat. Call for top-level probe

August 4, 2023

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Anti-corruption campaigner wants the activities of the trading firm at the heart of the explosion last Saturday in Muno investigated by a high-powered police task… Read More ›

Political crisis deepens as Court takes up petition, voting on PM off until at least August 16th next

Political crisis deepens as Court takes up petition, voting on PM off until at least August 16th next

August 3, 2023

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The news comes as Thaksin Shinawatra has postponed his return and also linked it to the formation of a new government while Pheu Thai’s popularity… Read More ›

Economy churns buoyant taxes but concern over low-spending short-haul tourists from Malaysia

Economy churns buoyant taxes but concern over low-spending short-haul tourists from Malaysia

July 28, 2023

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

Figures for June arrivals show 79% of all foreign tourists to Thailand came from the Asia or Pacific region with 373,922 entering the kingdom, mostly… Read More ›

57-year-old UK paedophile may have offended in Thailand as judge jails him until he is 90 years old

57-year-old UK paedophile may have offended in Thailand as judge jails him until he is 90 years old

July 26, 2023

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Court heard that, over twenty years ago, Paul McKee was a well-known entertainer on Merseyside and across the Northwest of the United Kingdom where as… Read More ›

‘Outlaws’ crushed in Pattaya as police crackdown rolls on with new intelligence coming into play

‘Outlaws’ crushed in Pattaya as police crackdown rolls on with new intelligence coming into play

July 24, 2023

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

Deputy National Police Chief General Surachate Hakparn calls for the public to phone in reports on 24-hour hotlines of suspicious activities linked with foreigners nationwide… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand to tackle household debt in new plan from 2024 which will see higher standards

Bank of Thailand to tackle household debt in new plan from 2024 which will see higher standards

July 23, 2023

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Hundreds of thousands of middle-class Thais are trapped in debt cycles that act as a continuous tax on their income at a high level, often… Read More ›

Anutin waits for the call from Pheu Thai but will not treat with Move Forward over its policies

Anutin waits for the call from Pheu Thai but will not treat with Move Forward over its policies

July 20, 2023

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

It appears that the men with the political aces who can open the door for the Pheu Thai Party are both deputy prime ministers in… Read More ›

Campaign begins to fight cybercrime in Thailand with 800 criminal cases being reported per day

Campaign begins to fight cybercrime in Thailand with 800 criminal cases being reported per day

July 20, 2023

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

Thailand has introduced a new Royal Decree which allows for suspicious bank and phone accounts to be shut down. On Tuesday, the police chief warned… Read More ›

38-year-old shop owner shoots third wife in the forehead after a heated quarrel over new suitor

38-year-old shop owner shoots third wife in the forehead after a heated quarrel over new suitor

July 19, 2023

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

The retailer appeared to lose his mind on Tuesday first of all critically injuring his younger third wife and then rushing from the scene to… Read More ›

US expresses concern about the democratic ‘will of the people’ as tension mounts over legal case

US expresses concern about the democratic ‘will of the people’ as tension mounts over legal case

July 18, 2023

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A decisive 48 hours in Thai politics in which anything may happen with fears of a Constitutional Court intervention removing the Move Forward Party and… Read More ›

Crackdown ordered on organised crime in Pattaya, stricter visa screening after Ralter Mack murder

Crackdown ordered on organised crime in Pattaya, stricter visa screening after Ralter Mack murder

July 16, 2023

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Pattaya Hell: police believe that Hans Peter Ralter Mack was tortured and may have died from either horrific injuries at the hands of his tormentors… Read More ›

Vietnam is the major winner as Thailand returns to its political wars driving capital outflows

Vietnam is the major winner as Thailand returns to its political wars driving capital outflows

July 15, 2023

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

Business leaders are calling on elected politicians and all in parliament to act in the country’s best interests as economic damage is already being inflicted… Read More ›

Germans linked with Ralter Mack murder behind bars in Pattaya with strong evidence in the case

Germans linked with Ralter Mack murder behind bars in Pattaya with strong evidence in the case

July 12, 2023

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

The German victim was targeted because he was known to be wealthy and a successful businessman. It was a case of extortion that went too… Read More ›