Articles by: Carla Boonkong & Son Nguyen

The painful tragedy of a 13-year-old Muslim girl who killed herself last Friday in Bangkok

The painful tragedy of a 13-year-old Muslim girl who killed herself last Friday in Bangkok

November 20, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

A devastating and heartbreaking tragedy for a Muslim mother in Bangkok who realised too late that her daughter was depressed, suffering and a danger to… Read More ›

Saraburi school official under fire for pompous sent off ceremony with prostrating students 

Saraburi school official under fire for pompous sent off ceremony with prostrating students 

November 19, 2019

Culture, Thailand:

A senior advisor to the Thai deputy education minister and a former school pupil was scathing about the photos published from the event online and… Read More ›

Thai wife with cancer decides to take handsome husband with her in a murder-suicide act

Thai wife with cancer decides to take handsome husband with her in a murder-suicide act

November 14, 2019

Crime, Culture, Thailand:

Police are still carrying out a detailed forensic examination and keeping an open mind but when they entered the bedroom early on Thursday morning, the… Read More ›

Wine taster leaves supermarket with a bill for 8 bottles of wine before making his choice

Wine taster leaves supermarket with a bill for 8 bottles of wine before making his choice

November 14, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

Thai man’s leisurely wine tasting session goes viral and makes international media after he uncapped and tasted nine bottles on a visit to a local… Read More ›

Black Mercedes driver gives the finger to an ambulance carrying a seriously ill passenger

Black Mercedes driver gives the finger to an ambulance carrying a seriously ill passenger

November 13, 2019

Living, Media, Thailand:

Online and media outrage over the incident has led to an investigation of the car’s owner which is a company in the ​​Ramkhamhaeng area of… Read More ›

An American nutcase in Thailand insults locals, harasses a local restaurant in Chiang Mai

An American nutcase in Thailand insults locals, harasses a local restaurant in Chiang Mai

November 11, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

46-year-old American has been intimidating a Thai woman at her place of business in Chiang Mai even after being arrested and charged by police for… Read More ›

Westerner may face 7 years in prison for yanking open aircraft door as it taxied for takeoff

Westerner may face 7 years in prison for yanking open aircraft door as it taxied for takeoff

November 10, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The incident occurred on Wednesday and the young man who looked to be in his twenties had to be controlled by security personnel and forcibly… Read More ›

Thai owned pirate movie website closed down by DSI police one of the biggest in the world 

Thai owned pirate movie website closed down by DSI police one of the biggest in the world 

November 8, 2019

Crime, Economy, Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Owner of the website which has been online since 2014 and generating ฿5 million a month in advertising revenue is a Thai national living abroad… Read More ›

17-year-old Thai girl electrocuted by her smartphone in Chaiyaphum province last Friday

17-year-old Thai girl electrocuted by her smartphone in Chaiyaphum province last Friday

November 6, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Police investigators, however, suspect an old and repaired electric extension cable unit many had ‘leaked’ current which reached the girl’s iron bed but is keeping… Read More ›

Internet health threat to people in Thailand and one which society must now prepare for

Internet health threat to people in Thailand and one which society must now prepare for

November 5, 2019

Culture, Economy, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

47 million Thai people are now regular internet users in Thailand with an average usage of 5 hours and 13 minutes every day. This has… Read More ›

Go-Go dancers in Pattaya left out of pocket as salaries left unpaid by foreign bar owner

Go-Go dancers in Pattaya left out of pocket as salaries left unpaid by foreign bar owner

October 29, 2019

Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Salary payday was deferred until Monday but then the workers found they could no longer contact their employer. A troupe of Go-Go dancers has filed… Read More ›

Wealthy Thai woman believed murdered in Chiang Mai after grisly find by police on Sunday

Wealthy Thai woman believed murdered in Chiang Mai after grisly find by police on Sunday

October 28, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

58-year-old Wannee Jiracharoenying had become friendly with a Thai woman named only as Ms Oom shortly before she went missing from her family after travelling… Read More ›

Two Thai women come back from the dead this month, one just minutes before her cremation

Two Thai women come back from the dead this month, one just minutes before her cremation

October 26, 2019

Culture, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

82-year-old woman Loen Chunchue told her family she was in an old city with monks and angels and did not want to return home before… Read More ›

Man’s love quest on the roads of Thailand to fulfil his promise to his deceased wife and soulmate

Man’s love quest on the roads of Thailand to fulfil his promise to his deceased wife and soulmate

October 24, 2019

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

3 years ago Sakchai Suphanthamat’s wife passed away suddenly after being bitten by a dog. After her passing, he found his life so empty that… Read More ›

GPS policing to be studied for all cars and motorbikes in Thailand to curb road accidents, deaths and carnage

GPS policing to be studied for all cars and motorbikes in Thailand to curb road accidents, deaths and carnage

October 23, 2019

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob has ordered a study into the proposed plan and acknowledges that a law will be required to protect driver’s rights if… Read More ›

Billionaire groom in Bangkok prison on cheque fraud charge after his arrest on Thursday night

Billionaire groom in Bangkok prison on cheque fraud charge after his arrest on Thursday night

October 18, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The man’s lawyers today told reporters outside the court that his client was suffering from diabetes and was very anxious about his business affairs which… Read More ›

Chiang Rai governor orders raid on a city hotel brothel – six women arrested and facing charges

Chiang Rai governor orders raid on a city hotel brothel – six women arrested and facing charges

October 16, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The raid followed an undercover operation in which a police officer posing as tourist paid ฿1,800 for sex with a woman in an adjoining room.… Read More ›

Widow blames a Thai hospital for failing to diagnose her husband’s fatal heart condition

Widow blames a Thai hospital for failing to diagnose her husband’s fatal heart condition

October 13, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The 45-year-old electrical engineer died from coronary heart disease failure. He attended at his hospital hours earlier but was sent home by doctors who said… Read More ›

US man found innocent after 13 months in Klong Prem prison held by immigration at airport

US man found innocent after 13 months in Klong Prem prison held by immigration at airport

October 5, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

It is expected that US man Derrick Keller will be deported and fly home to the US on Monday following his 13 month ordeal in… Read More ›

Thai woman caught stealing $4 worth of makeup at 7/11 after husband left her for a prettier lover

Thai woman caught stealing $4 worth of makeup at 7/11 after husband left her for a prettier lover

October 4, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The woman was earlier caught on CCTV at the end of August stealing a bottle of cough medicine which she said were for her two… Read More ›