Articles by: Carla Boonkong & Pranee O' Connor

Thanathorn facing serious Lèse-majesté charges after Facebook broadcast on vaccination strategy

Thanathorn facing serious Lèse-majesté charges after Facebook broadcast on vaccination strategy

January 20, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The Thai government and the Director of the National Vaccine Institute have hailed the AstraZeneca vaccine as the right one for Thailand and see the… Read More ›

33 year old dealer behind killer drug cocktail, who shot his girlfriend, arrested and charged by police

33 year old dealer behind killer drug cocktail, who shot his girlfriend, arrested and charged by police

January 19, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

Amornthep Chalermwat was located by police in Phetchabun province in Thailand’s northwest hiding with a former prison cellmate in a room that had no official… Read More ›

PM puts brakes on the vaccination rollout with warning that caution is the kingdom’s watchword

PM puts brakes on the vaccination rollout with warning that caution is the kingdom’s watchword

January 18, 2021

Living, Politics, Thailand:

On Saturday, the Norwegian Medicine Agency confirmed that up to 29 people had died after being administered with the Pfizer BionNTech mRNA vaccine in the… Read More ›

Top virologist Dr Yong defends the use of the Sinovac vaccine to protect frontline medical staff at high risk 

Top virologist Dr Yong defends the use of the Sinovac vaccine to protect frontline medical staff at high risk 

January 15, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

The CoronaVac vaccine will be rolled out in Thailand in late February in the first step of the government’s three-step vaccination programme starting with front… Read More ›

Angry and disillusioned tourism operators in Pattaya call on the governor to close down hotels

Angry and disillusioned tourism operators in Pattaya call on the governor to close down hotels

January 13, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Industry leaders now convinced that it will be 2022 before any prospect of recovery emerges and are asking the government to step up with support… Read More ›

Pheu Thai presses the government on Chinese vaccine as PM hails the kingdom as a medical hub

Pheu Thai presses the government on Chinese vaccine as PM hails the kingdom as a medical hub

January 11, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The Chinese vaccine has been confirmed by trials in Brazil as 78% effective and its partnering institution in the South American country is pressing ahead… Read More ›

Executive with Thai Air Asia shareholder firm warns that the virus downturn has wreaked havoc

Executive with Thai Air Asia shareholder firm warns that the virus downturn has wreaked havoc

January 8, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Chairman of the Thai arm of the joint venture local airline, Thai Air Asia, Tassapon Bijleveld, says that, this time around, flyers are not… Read More ›

Thailand faces its darkest hour against Covid-19 virus as vaccinations due to begin in March

Thailand faces its darkest hour against Covid-19 virus as vaccinations due to begin in March

January 5, 2021

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

Prime Minister appeals to the public to lie low for 14 or 15 days as his government tries to avoid plunging the economy into meltdown… Read More ›

Ministry asks Covid-19 unit to halt travel from the UK over new ‘Kent’ strain found among a family

Ministry asks Covid-19 unit to halt travel from the UK over new ‘Kent’ strain found among a family

January 5, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Sources are pointing out that no decision has yet been taken on the request and that certificates of entry continue to be issued to UK… Read More ›

King tells people to rely on their own culture to bring about strength and security for the New Year in Thailand

King tells people to rely on their own culture to bring about strength and security for the New Year in Thailand

January 2, 2021

Culture, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The Thai monarch spoke in a TV address to Thais on New Year’s Eve and urged them to fall back on their traditions and culture… Read More ›

Strict entry criteria to remain as officials await clarity on the medical status of vaccinated people

Strict entry criteria to remain as officials await clarity on the medical status of vaccinated people

December 31, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The Department of Disease Control official, Dr Opas Karnkawinpong, did suggest that Thailand would review the science if, at some point, there is clarity on… Read More ›

Cowardly Norwegian gets off lightly after kicking a 26-year-old woman twice in the legs in Ubon Ratchatani

Cowardly Norwegian gets off lightly after kicking a 26-year-old woman twice in the legs in Ubon Ratchatani

December 30, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Man has been named as Mr Tor Zlatan. The case has now been settled without legal consequences for him after the violent Norwegian paid compensation… Read More ›

Property glut fueling visa offer schemes for foreigners with up to ฿1 trillion in unsold property

Property glut fueling visa offer schemes for foreigners with up to ฿1 trillion in unsold property

December 28, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Bangkok has a property glut with up to 300,000 unsold properties as foreign buyers, mostly Chinese, are still trapped behind their own borders. There are… Read More ›

Covid-19 situation worsens as local infections now spread to 38 provinces with more red zones on the map

Covid-19 situation worsens as local infections now spread to 38 provinces with more red zones on the map

December 27, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Dr Yong Poovorawan, the top virologist with Chululongkorn’s Faculty of Medicine, has expressed concern about the high levels of asymptomatic cases being detected and urged… Read More ›

Thailand urged to get on the ball as the full Brexit gets the green light with Christmas Eve trade pact

Thailand urged to get on the ball as the full Brexit gets the green light with Christmas Eve trade pact

December 26, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The deal announced on Christmas Eve has lifted both the US dollar and the pound sterling. Economic experts are urging Thailand to step up its… Read More ›

Prime Minister warns employers and bent officials over illegal migrant workers but calls for calm for now

Prime Minister warns employers and bent officials over illegal migrant workers but calls for calm for now

December 22, 2020

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

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul confirmed the deployment of a 100-bed military hospital in Samut Sakhon to assist with the treatment of migrant workers in… Read More ›

Illegal Chinese fraudsters use fake banking app to steal millions of baht from gulled online SCB users

Illegal Chinese fraudsters use fake banking app to steal millions of baht from gulled online SCB users

December 21, 2020

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

The scourge of Chinese criminals entering Thailand illegally continues despite the coronavirus lockdown this year. In the last week, Immigration Bureau Police Chief Lieutenant General… Read More ›

Nattawut cannot speak about politics after the Redshirt leader was freed from a Bangkok prison on Friday 

Nattawut cannot speak about politics after the Redshirt leader was freed from a Bangkok prison on Friday 

December 20, 2020

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Redshirt leader and former junior minister from 2012 to 2014 had been jailed this June for violent rioting in Bangkok during protests in 2007.… Read More ›

Plan to allow high tech and skilled foreigners to live and work in Thailand for up to four years

Plan to allow high tech and skilled foreigners to live and work in Thailand for up to four years

December 18, 2020

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

Expanded Smart Visa scheme is aimed at business executives, entrepreneurs, investors and even senior educators in academia who can bring added skills and know-how to… Read More ›

Thai King speaks candidly and insightfully on the danger posed by depression to his young audience

Thai King speaks candidly and insightfully on the danger posed by depression to his young audience

December 15, 2020

Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn has not given many interviews during his time as Crown Prince since 1972 and since he assumed the throne in 2016.… Read More ›