Articles by: Carla Boonkong & Pranee O' Connor

Fears for a Thai woman gone missing in Switzerland with a US man who has a dubious history with women

Fears for a Thai woman gone missing in Switzerland with a US man who has a dubious history with women

May 22, 2024

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Concern for a Thai Woman missing in Switzerland with an American boyfriend with a sinister past. Nantiwa ‘Noon’ Saejiw vanished after moving to Switzerland. She… Read More ›

UK man who died in Singapore Airlines mid-air emergency was on a once in a lifetime holiday with his wife

UK man who died in Singapore Airlines mid-air emergency was on a once in a lifetime holiday with his wife

May 22, 2024

Living, Thailand:

Elderly passenger who died in a Singapore Airlines mid-air emergency is fondly recalled at home in Gloucestershire. Geoffrey Ralph Kitchen, 73, passed away during a… Read More ›

PM Srettha Thavisin could be temporarily toppled from power on Thursday by the Constitutional Court

PM Srettha Thavisin could be temporarily toppled from power on Thursday by the Constitutional Court

May 19, 2024

Living, Politics, Thailand:

PM Srettha Thavisin faces temporarily being ousted. Thai Constitutional Court to decide on Thursday. Returning from his European trip, a petition from the caretaker Senate… Read More ›

Thailand reverses course on 2023 submarine decision and will now proceed with a Chinese-made engine

Thailand reverses course on 2023 submarine decision and will now proceed with a Chinese-made engine

May 18, 2024

Politics, Thailand:

Thailand backs down on cancellation of the submarine contract, a cabinet decision made in 2023. Now, it agrees to proceed with the Chinese engine after… Read More ›

Another Bahrain sex trafficking tragedy as Thai woman’s remains are repatriated. Autopsy ordered

Another Bahrain sex trafficking tragedy as Thai woman’s remains are repatriated. Autopsy ordered

May 17, 2024

Crime, Thailand:

Another Bahrain sex trafficking tragedy as the body of a Thai woman found dead in Manama on April 18th is repatriated. The Paveena Foundation warns… Read More ›

Rangsiman Rome MP pays tribute to ‘Bung’ who died on hunger strike. Called for freedom of expression

Rangsiman Rome MP pays tribute to ‘Bung’ who died on hunger strike. Called for freedom of expression

May 15, 2024

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Rangsiman Rome MP pays tribute to ‘Bung,’ a key member of the Talu Wang protest group, who died after over 108 days on hunger strike.… Read More ›

European Union pact to be unveiled this year including visa-free access for Thai passport holders on the continent

European Union pact to be unveiled this year including visa-free access for Thai passport holders on the continent

May 12, 2024

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

European Union trade and cooperation pact with Thailand to be finalised this year. It will include visa-free access for Thai passport holders. Prime Minister Srettha… Read More ›

Anutin accepts the PM’s line on Pot. He now calls for foreigners operating weed shops to be arrested by police

Anutin accepts the PM’s line on Pot. He now calls for foreigners operating weed shops to be arrested by police

May 10, 2024

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

Anutin accepts Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s Pot stance. However, in the meantime, he has called for foreign weed shop operators to be arrested. The government’s… Read More ›

Cannabis shops to be closed by April 1st 2025 under firm order given by PM to again schedule the drug

Cannabis shops to be closed by April 1st 2025 under firm order given by PM to again schedule the drug

May 8, 2024

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

PM’s tough stance is made clear to ministers. Cannabis shops to be shut by April 1st, 2025. Srettha Thavisin aims to reclassify cannabis as a… Read More ›

Night stalker rapist arrested by police after car chase in Bangkok sees suspect collared by elite squad

Night stalker rapist arrested by police after car chase in Bangkok sees suspect collared by elite squad

May 7, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

‘Night Stalker’ alleged rapist nabbed after Bangkok car chase. Elite police unit apprehends Mr Nat accused of stalking and assault. Victim’s ordeal over for now… Read More ›

Details of Ko Samui French woman’s ฿100 million bequest premature. Lawyers order media blackout

Details of Ko Samui French woman’s ฿100 million bequest premature. Lawyers order media blackout

May 5, 2024

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Speculation last week may have been premature after the suicide of 59-year-old  Catherine DeLacote in Ko Samui. Certainly, the French woman’s ฿100 million bequest may… Read More ›

Thai woman wins her High Court case in London over a family food empire after protracted ownership dispute

Thai woman wins her High Court case in London over a family food empire after protracted ownership dispute

May 3, 2024

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thai woman triumphs over son in High Court battle for family food empire. Dispute over ownership resolved in a London court. The Times reported the… Read More ›

Maris confirmed as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs at a challenging time for the country externally

Maris confirmed as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs at a challenging time for the country externally

May 2, 2024

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

Maris takes the reins as the new Thai Foreign Minister amid challenges in Myanmar and rising global tensions. His position was confirmed on Wednesday by… Read More ›

Bang O sex pervert arrested by police in Bangkok admits to controlling and blackmailing teenagers

Bang O sex pervert arrested by police in Bangkok admits to controlling and blackmailing teenagers

April 30, 2024

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

Dan or Mr Atsada, arrested by Thai police on Saturday in the Bang O subdistrict of Bang Phlat, was engaged in pornography and blackmail. After… Read More ›

Sultan of Brunei and Prince fly into Bangkok for cooperation talks with the Thai government

Sultan of Brunei and Prince fly into Bangkok for cooperation talks with the Thai government

April 28, 2024

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Sultan of Brunei and Prince Abdual Mateen in Bangkok for Government talks. Historic visit coincides with the 40th diplomatic anniversary. Trade, investment, and tourism top… Read More ›

Thaksin family TV channel set to switch off by the end of May. Shock news came in a media post on Friday

Thaksin family TV channel set to switch off by the end of May. Shock news came in a media post on Friday

April 27, 2024

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

Thaksin family TV Channel shutting down by the end of May. Voice TV, a prominent Thai online broadcaster, is to suspend operations citing media saturation… Read More ›

Thai driver sent to prison as police hunt two Yakuza who murdered and butchered one of their own

Thai driver sent to prison as police hunt two Yakuza who murdered and butchered one of their own

April 26, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai driver jailed for Yakuza murder. Police hunt two suspects. Victim’s identity revealed. Crime details emerge. Body parts found. Investigation update. Yakuza presence in Thailand… Read More ›

Junta retakes Myawadee as it redeploys forces while rebels there have staged a ‘tactical’ retreat for now

Junta retakes Myawadee as it redeploys forces while rebels there have staged a ‘tactical’ retreat for now

April 24, 2024

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Myawaddy reportedly retaken by the junta as rebels staged a ‘tactical’ retreat. Karen forces vow to counterattack and destroy the redeployed junta forces in the… Read More ›

Call for junta law on recycling factories to be rescinded as questions are raised over massive Rayong fire

Call for junta law on recycling factories to be rescinded as questions are raised over massive Rayong fire

April 23, 2024

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Rayong fire sparks urgent call to rescind 2016 junta law on planning. A top environmentalist demands more accountability and government action. Public unease is rising… Read More ›

Police confirm to Coroner’s Court that prime suspect in the London murder of a Thai woman has fled the UK

Police confirm to Coroner’s Court that prime suspect in the London murder of a Thai woman has fled the UK

April 20, 2024

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

Thai woman’s suspected killer fled the UK. Coroner orders return of victim’s body as Scotland Yard pursues extradition proceedings. Disturbing details have emerged in the… Read More ›