Articles by: Carla Boonkong & Pranee O' Connor

Bangkok MP will call to account cabinet ministers who he claims were at a Thong Lor nightlife spot

Bangkok MP will call to account cabinet ministers who he claims were at a Thong Lor nightlife spot

April 10, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The rising third wave of the virus has seen some Bangkok hospitals run out of beds for Covid-19 patients with them also halting testing for… Read More ›

Giant lizard makes world news from the Thai city of Nakhon Pathom in search of a cool one at 7/11

Giant lizard makes world news from the Thai city of Nakhon Pathom in search of a cool one at 7/11

April 8, 2021

Living, Thailand:

The monitor lizard is the largest in the species and is quite a common sight in Thailand particularly in urban areas and near water sources… Read More ›

Killer sentenced to death for the 2nd time for the murder of a woman 7 months after being paroled

Killer sentenced to death for the 2nd time for the murder of a woman 7 months after being paroled

April 6, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

A pathological woman killer who stole money from his victims as well as their lives. In its judgment in the case, the Khon Kaen Provincial… Read More ›

Thai woman being held in jail in Australia linked to 103 fraud charges totaling $9.7 million in losses

Thai woman being held in jail in Australia linked to 103 fraud charges totaling $9.7 million in losses

April 3, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

The 28-year-old was arrested in June 2020 after a police investigation was opened in August 2018 into money laundering and a fraudulent scheme linked with… Read More ›

Cabinet in pension move as the number of working Thais to over 60s is set to half in 20 years

Cabinet in pension move as the number of working Thais to over 60s is set to half in 20 years

March 31, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

Further detail is required to see how the new pension plan will work and its relationship to the existing 1990 Social Security Act which already… Read More ›

Penguin’s mother asked to request her son’s move to a hospital after 14 days on prison hunger strike

Penguin’s mother asked to request her son’s move to a hospital after 14 days on prison hunger strike

March 29, 2021

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Secretary to the Minister of Justice, Thanakrit Jitareerat, has made it clear that the ministry would support any request by Mr Parit’s mother Ms Sureerat… Read More ›

Public Health Ministry moves to assure the public on outlying cases as vaccination drive cranks up

Public Health Ministry moves to assure the public on outlying cases as vaccination drive cranks up

March 28, 2021

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

A 29-year-old market seller who works in Bangkok but lives in Ratchaburi becomes the first confirmed case of a vaccinated person to test positive for… Read More ›

Plan to reopen Phuket to foreign tourists on July 1st appears promising but UK taxman wants a cut 

Plan to reopen Phuket to foreign tourists on July 1st appears promising but UK taxman wants a cut 

March 25, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Proposal to vaccinate the population of Phuket and remove quarantine for incoming visitors appears to have the support of key ministers in the government. On… Read More ›

Crowdfunding effort for alleged Dutch fraudster to bail him out of jail and fight fraud charges in court

Crowdfunding effort for alleged Dutch fraudster to bail him out of jail and fight fraud charges in court

March 23, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The mother of 37-year-old Wesley Halbach’s two-year-old daughter told an online appeal that he was the ‘victim of a big set up’ brought about because… Read More ›

Hatred of Asian Americans driven by prejudical anger is real and a threat to US Thai communities living in fear

Hatred of Asian Americans driven by prejudical anger is real and a threat to US Thai communities living in fear

March 21, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Tragedy strikes again among the Asian American community in the United States as activist groups report a surge in racial aggression and acts towards the… Read More ›

Centre for Covid-19  announces ‘bubble and seal’ measures after October 1st with quarantine lifted

Centre for Covid-19 announces ‘bubble and seal’ measures after October 1st with quarantine lifted

March 19, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The latest news is bound to exasperate potential tourists thinking of visiting Thailand after October 1st as Friday’s announcement has created more confusion than clarity… Read More ›

PM signals a policy change to allow broader and easier private sector access to Covid-19 vaccines

PM signals a policy change to allow broader and easier private sector access to Covid-19 vaccines

March 17, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Full steam ahead with vaccination drive: Thai government leader heralds a renewed impetus to lead the kingdom out of the morass of the Covid-19 emergency… Read More ›

PM leads the way as Thailand aims to return to normal by pushing forward its vaccine drive using AstraZeneca

PM leads the way as Thailand aims to return to normal by pushing forward its vaccine drive using AstraZeneca

March 16, 2021

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

An exchange between the Minister of Public Health and the Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit on social media shows that the focus has now shifted… Read More ›

‘Miss you’ tourism video goes live this week to woo back long lost foreign tourists to the kingdom

‘Miss you’ tourism video goes live this week to woo back long lost foreign tourists to the kingdom

March 14, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The video appears to herald a change in mood and approach from the government which has begun to emphasise efforts to save the foreign tourism… Read More ›

Charges against hospital which treated ‘pretty’ who died after attending drugs party in Chatuchak

Charges against hospital which treated ‘pretty’ who died after attending drugs party in Chatuchak

March 13, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Police have revealed that the party at a mansion in Chatuchak was attended by up to 10 hired hostesses including Ms Whitchayaporn who were joined… Read More ›

Big Joke’s fate still uncertain after nearly 2 years of mystery and limbo with new transfer imminent

Big Joke’s fate still uncertain after nearly 2 years of mystery and limbo with new transfer imminent

March 12, 2021

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Speculation is rife that the transfer of the former Immigration Bureau boss ‘Big Joke’ was linked to a reported tussle with the former Police Commissioner… Read More ›

Former Thai US army sergeant tells schoolboy he can join the US army and follow his dream job

Former Thai US army sergeant tells schoolboy he can join the US army and follow his dream job

March 10, 2021

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

Pattarapong Niyomchat from Nakhon Si Thammarat was determined to live and study in the United States when he first went there as an exchange student.… Read More ›

Proposal to ease quarantine sent to government from the Public Health Ministry committee on Monday

Proposal to ease quarantine sent to government from the Public Health Ministry committee on Monday

March 9, 2021

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

Recommendation to the government to ease the quarantine requirement from 14 days to 7 days for vaccinated travellers decided on by the National Committee on… Read More ›

Aggressive WeVo ‘guard’ protest force smashed by police on Saturday with the leader to be charged

Aggressive WeVo ‘guard’ protest force smashed by police on Saturday with the leader to be charged

March 7, 2021

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

We Volunteer (WeVo) leader to appear in court on Monday to face charges with at least 17 other members of the group also held by… Read More ›

Horrific death of truck driver at Sri Racha port crushed by 32-ton container being investigated

Horrific death of truck driver at Sri Racha port crushed by 32-ton container being investigated

March 5, 2021

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The investigation into the death of 32-year-old Athikan Khamdaeng is focusing on whether the crane operator or the hoist system itself was at fault. Thousands… Read More ›