Articles by: Carla Boonkong & Son Nguyen

Thai woman jailed awaiting sentencing after guilty verdict in sex slavery case in Australia

Thai woman jailed awaiting sentencing after guilty verdict in sex slavery case in Australia

May 18, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

The Thai woman has been found guilty of controlling two other Thai women in conditions of  sex slavery in 2004 and 2005 just after both… Read More ›

Thai government’s new compulsory insurance may only apply to retirement visas for foreigners

Thai government’s new compulsory insurance may only apply to retirement visas for foreigners

May 14, 2019

Living, Thailand:

It needs clarification but for now, it does look like that this new regulation only applies to retirement visas for foreigners living in Thailand. The… Read More ›

Thai central bank boss introduces new ‘debt clinic’ as he urges action on kingdom’s high household debt

Thai central bank boss introduces new ‘debt clinic’ as he urges action on kingdom’s high household debt

May 9, 2019

Economy, Thailand:

This is the second such program after the first in 2017 which saw 37,000 borrowers participate. The results were mixed. This new expanded program includes… Read More ›

Thailand is the world’s No 1 for use of social media and mobile payments to power new economy moving online

Thailand is the world’s No 1 for use of social media and mobile payments to power new economy moving online

May 7, 2019

Culture, Economy, Thailand:

The Price Waterhouse Coopers survey shows Southeast Asia is the world’s most dynamic region when it comes to end users as consumers of social media… Read More ›

Loyal dog stands waiting for Dutch owner in Krabi after he appears to have drowned in local pond

Loyal dog stands waiting for Dutch owner in Krabi after he appears to have drowned in local pond

May 7, 2019

Living, Thailand:

The Dutchman’s Thai wife raised the alarm at dusk when her husband failed to return from his afternoon walk with his dog yesterday. Up to… Read More ›

Thai woman on trial facing slavery charges in Australia for Thai women hired out as sex workers in Sydney

Thai woman on trial facing slavery charges in Australia for Thai women hired out as sex workers in Sydney

May 4, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

Evidence presented at the trial suggested that one of the Thai women who testified had been assisted by the Australian Federal Police to obtain a… Read More ›

Coronation of Rama X a new start for Thailand as King gives the country a new Queen in a surprise

Coronation of Rama X a new start for Thailand as King gives the country a new Queen in a surprise

May 3, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The new Thai king has already won praise since he came to the throne in 2018. This weekend will see him take on a new… Read More ›

Thai murder suspect insists his Thai girlfriend played an insane game of Russian roulette

Thai murder suspect insists his Thai girlfriend played an insane game of Russian roulette

May 1, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Russian roulette killing is not the first such story within recent times in Thailand. Shocking crime or tragic incident, it can hardly be called an… Read More ›

Thai woman may have succumbed to a bite delivered by giant centipede as doctors perform an autopsy

Thai woman may have succumbed to a bite delivered by giant centipede as doctors perform an autopsy

April 30, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

54 year old Thai woman was treated in hospital on Saturday and given an injection as well as medication. Complaining of severe pain and swelling,… Read More ›

Murder of a Thai woman in Portugal is troubling as police probe further and seek body parts taken by abettor

Murder of a Thai woman in Portugal is troubling as police probe further and seek body parts taken by abettor

April 23, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The grisly discovery of a Thai woman’s head on a Portuguese beach on the Atlantic coast, far away from Thailand, on Thursday March 7th last,… Read More ›

American has visa revoked and declared a threat to national security as love couple flee Thai police

American has visa revoked and declared a threat to national security as love couple flee Thai police

April 17, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

American and his Thai wife are reported to be in hiding as Thai police and authorities seek them as part of a probe into their… Read More ›

UK man who killed his Thai wife died 4 months later either through accident or suicide in prison

UK man who killed his Thai wife died 4 months later either through accident or suicide in prison

April 16, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

51 year old UK man followed his wife Kanda after she stumbled from he residence they were dining in after beating and kicking her repeatedly.… Read More ›

Court throws out murder charges against drunk driver involved in death of senior police officer

Court throws out murder charges against drunk driver involved in death of senior police officer

April 13, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai police now focus their investigation on the lesser charges of drunk or reckless driving causing death, injury or property damage. Court later granted bail… Read More ›

Cannabis may become a political issue as raid on Suphan Buri foundation exposes limits of new law

Cannabis may become a political issue as raid on Suphan Buri foundation exposes limits of new law

April 7, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The raid and arrest of a staff member of the Suphan Buri province based Khao Kwan Foundation this week highlights the difficulties that now exist… Read More ›

UK police detectives intensify probe into Thai woman’s 2004 murder and make public appeal for information

UK police detectives intensify probe into Thai woman’s 2004 murder and make public appeal for information

March 31, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

As UK police intensify their investigation into the Thai woman’s murder in 2004, there are reports of UK detectives interviewing past acquaintances and work colleagues… Read More ›

Activist slams Air Asia ad campaign in Australia that she claimed promoted Thai sex tourism at Aussie blokes

Activist slams Air Asia ad campaign in Australia that she claimed promoted Thai sex tourism at Aussie blokes

March 25, 2019

Media, Thailand:

The Air Asia bus advertisement had not received any complaints since it was launched on February 18th in the capital city of Queensland but a… Read More ›

Legal sex toys and 24 hour adult entertainment venues are key questions for Thai society

Legal sex toys and 24 hour adult entertainment venues are key questions for Thai society

March 21, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A colorful political party is canvassing enthusiastically throughout Thailand on a platform of liberalising the sale of sex toys and allowing adult entertainment venues to… Read More ›

Thai bride named as ‘Lady of the Hills in Yorkshire’ by Thai police – husband, living here, is not a suspect

Thai bride named as ‘Lady of the Hills in Yorkshire’ by Thai police – husband, living here, is not a suspect

March 19, 2019

Crime, Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The news that a body of a woman, who was found in 2004 on a remote hill in Yorkshire, was that of Thai wife, mother… Read More ›

Thai father calls off ฿10 million business offer for his beautiful daughter’s hand in marriage

Thai father calls off ฿10 million business offer for his beautiful daughter’s hand in marriage

March 10, 2019

Media, Personal, Thai World:

The media pitch and fever rose higher and higher last week until finally a Thai business man and loving father Anont Rotthong withdrew his marriage… Read More ›

Chinese millennials drive Bangkok’s condo sales with online buying as they flee Chinese property market

Chinese millennials drive Bangkok’s condo sales with online buying as they flee Chinese property market

March 9, 2019

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Prudent banking controls and carefully managed economic growth have seen a Thai property market which has sensibly doubled in value these last 10 years. It… Read More ›