Carla Boonkong & Pranee O' Connor, Author at Thai Examiner

Articles by: Carla Boonkong & Pranee O' Connor

Debate on legalising e-cigs in Thailand as danger to foreign tourists is made very plain this week

Debate on legalising e-cigs in Thailand as danger to foreign tourists is made very plain this week

February 3, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Recent assurance from Minister of Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn that foreign tourists cannot be arrested for using vaping devices is at odds with what… Read More ›

Swede dies in motorbike crash after 5 days in Thailand seeking to marry his 27-year-old fiancé from Roiet

Swede dies in motorbike crash after 5 days in Thailand seeking to marry his 27-year-old fiancé from Roiet

January 29, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Police at Suvarnabhumi Police Station in Roiet are investigating the death of the Swedish man but this is just a matter of routine. It appears… Read More ›

FTI boss warns Thailand faces a more dangerous geopolitical world with potential Asian flashpoints

FTI boss warns Thailand faces a more dangerous geopolitical world with potential Asian flashpoints

January 25, 2023

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Thailand finds itself, at this time, in a part of the world where geopolitical tensions are rising and are already adversely affecting its economy since… Read More ›

Siam Commercial Bank says it plans to open one of the first virtual banks in Thailand due in 2025

Siam Commercial Bank says it plans to open one of the first virtual banks in Thailand due in 2025

January 20, 2023

Economy, Living, Thailand:

New virtual banking services are expected to offer cheaper and more inclusive banking products to customers who are currently not catered for by the existing… Read More ›

Justice is meted out for ‘pretty’ woman who died in 2019 after a plot to get her drunk went wrong

Justice is meted out for ‘pretty’ woman who died in 2019 after a plot to get her drunk went wrong

January 19, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Male model must now serve eight years in prison while the host of the party in Nonthaburi and his girlfriend must serve 5 years and… Read More ›

Police promise full charges to be filed against reckless Bentley driver over multicar expressway smash-up

Police promise full charges to be filed against reckless Bentley driver over multicar expressway smash-up

January 10, 2023

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

Driver, with a woman in tow, fled the scene in a taxi. Onlookers took video clips and photos of the escape which showed a bottle… Read More ›

Tourism industry blow: Entry criteria for all arrivals reimposed in response to the arrival of Chinese tourists 

Tourism industry blow: Entry criteria for all arrivals reimposed in response to the arrival of Chinese tourists 

January 6, 2023

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

No firm details yet as to what date the new regime comes into force nor how it will be administered. Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said it… Read More ›

Ministers urged to tread cautiously on new entry requirements as China reopens to foreign travel this week

Ministers urged to tread cautiously on new entry requirements as China reopens to foreign travel this week

January 1, 2023

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

The conflicting reports over the weekend were the product of two high-powered committee meetings within the Ministry of Public Health ahead of a meeting of… Read More ›

Australian travelling with family arrested for illegal gun possession boarding a Ko Samui flight

Australian travelling with family arrested for illegal gun possession boarding a Ko Samui flight

December 23, 2022

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

 Police in Ko Samui said on Wednesday that they did not think the gun was purchased to commit a crime in Thailand nor had the… Read More ›

Chinese gangs approaching expectant Thai fathers in private hospitals seeking identity transfers

Chinese gangs approaching expectant Thai fathers in private hospitals seeking identity transfers

December 19, 2022

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

The Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) moved last Thursday to seize the entire business of a luxury hotel in Samut Prakan run by a company in… Read More ›

Pheu Thai to knock back skyrocketing electricity costs hitting business with a 21% rise in 2023 already confirmed

Pheu Thai to knock back skyrocketing electricity costs hitting business with a 21% rise in 2023 already confirmed

December 15, 2022

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

The business sector, in recent months, is expressing higher confidence with the return of foreign tourism at critical levels but is expecting to be left… Read More ›

Top Immigration Bureau officers investigated by high-level panel over Chinese corruption claims

Top Immigration Bureau officers investigated by high-level panel over Chinese corruption claims

December 11, 2022

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

Minister Somsak Thepsutin praises former massage parlour boss and politician Chuwit Kamolvisit for his work in pursuing corruption concerning this unfolding case. Mr Chuwit has… Read More ›

New Air Canada link from Vancouver to Bangkok an aviation first, will boost American arrivals to Thailand

New Air Canada link from Vancouver to Bangkok an aviation first, will boost American arrivals to Thailand

December 4, 2022

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

Direct 13-hour flight from Vancouver to Bangkok is a first for Air Canada and Thailand which is trying to regain its position as a power… Read More ›

Offenders tagged for up to 10 years after release as young girls are 31% of females abused annually

Offenders tagged for up to 10 years after release as young girls are 31% of females abused annually

November 29, 2022

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

New law, championed by Minister of Justice Somsak Thepsutin will come into effect on January 23rd next and is designed to help police deal with… Read More ›

Constitutional Court voting decision a watershed moment for Thai politics says top Pheu Thai MP and whip

Constitutional Court voting decision a watershed moment for Thai politics says top Pheu Thai MP and whip

November 25, 2022

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

The Pheu Thai Party won zero party list seats in the 2019 General Election with 21.9% of the vote, seats that ultimately, due to the… Read More ›

Chuvit claims Chinese gangster billionaire may be still at large in Thailand as is his executive jet

Chuvit claims Chinese gangster billionaire may be still at large in Thailand as is his executive jet

November 21, 2022

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

The former candidate for Governor of Bangkok, underworld figure and massage parlour boss has emerged as an unlikely campaigner against huge flows of corrupt money… Read More ›

President Xi Jinping touches down in Bangkok for APEC Summit hosted by Thailand, PM at the airport

President Xi Jinping touches down in Bangkok for APEC Summit hosted by Thailand, PM at the airport

November 17, 2022

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

National Police Commissioner General Damrongsak Kittiprapat has implored the public in Bangkok to assist the police in carrying out the mammoth security operation for the… Read More ›

Net set to widen on Chinese money gangs, top police officer warns of powerful financial interests

Net set to widen on Chinese money gangs, top police officer warns of powerful financial interests

November 14, 2022

Crime, Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

General Surachate Hakparn or ‘Big Joke’ underlined that police do not fear being sued by the criminal gangs but said that they had to approach… Read More ›

Chinese businessman in the heart of Bangkok with a fake Chinese Embassy car and police escort arrested

Chinese businessman in the heart of Bangkok with a fake Chinese Embassy car and police escort arrested

November 10, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Bizarre discovery by police securing the city centre of Bangkok for the forthcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit comes as police continue to track down… Read More ›

Thais in Malaysia face charges in joint police force action against cross-border human trafficking

Thais in Malaysia face charges in joint police force action against cross-border human trafficking

November 8, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Arrest of the three Thai nationals in Malaysia and their deportation to Thailand sends a strong signal to any cross-border traffickers thinking of targeting young… Read More ›