Articles by: Carla Boonkong & Pranee O' Connor

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 ›

Heist duo stole ฿1 million diamond bracelet and casually walked out of a Pathumwan shopping centre

Heist duo stole ฿1 million diamond bracelet and casually walked out of a Pathumwan shopping centre

April 18, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Asian heist duo swipes ฿1 million diamond bracelet in bold Pathumwan shopping centre robbery. Collected at the front of the mall by a Bangkok-registered taxi.… Read More ›

Screams in the night heard as London police probe the horrific murder of a young Thai woman at listed property 

Screams in the night heard as London police probe the horrific murder of a young Thai woman at listed property 

April 11, 2024

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thai woman stabbed to death in an upmarket London home in Westminster, shocking locals with night screams. Police investigate response delay as detectives promise to… Read More ›

UK man impaled on wall spikes in Pattaya. Second freak accident this week after engineer’s death

UK man impaled on wall spikes in Pattaya. Second freak accident this week after engineer’s death

April 7, 2024

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Brit impaled on wall spikes in Pattaya! Second freak accident this week! A 65-year-old UK man suffers a 6-inch puncture wound. On Wednesday, a 53-year-old… Read More ›

Sad story of failed love between an elderly Austrian and his Thai wife aired publicly in Pattaya dispute

Sad story of failed love between an elderly Austrian and his Thai wife aired publicly in Pattaya dispute

April 2, 2024

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

Pattaya’s very public love fallout. Austrian and his Thai wife’s marital discord exposed. Elderly couple’s clash amidst abuse allegations, tempered by a police brokered legal… Read More ›

Jail time to return for Cannabis players as Srettha describes the trade as a threat to the country and economic negative

Jail time to return for Cannabis players as Srettha describes the trade as a threat to the country and economic negative

March 31, 2024

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

Thai PM Srettha vows crackdown on cannabis trade, labelling it as a massive threat to the kingdom. Calls for the return of jail time. Exclusive… Read More ›

Rabid Russian assaults police team in Phuket after going berserk at a city centre hotel on Tuesday

Rabid Russian assaults police team in Phuket after going berserk at a city centre hotel on Tuesday

March 29, 2024

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

Rabid Russian rampage in Phuket. Tourist tasered by police after hotel havoc. A drunken Russian tourist, Mr Aleksandr Tolstov, triggered chaos in Phuket, assaulting multiple… Read More ›

Same-sex marriage law passed by lower house. Next comes a law to legalise prostitution in Thailand

Same-sex marriage law passed by lower house. Next comes a law to legalise prostitution in Thailand

March 28, 2024

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

House of Representatives passes a Gay Marriage law. Legislators next will tackle legalising Prostitution. Historic strides in human rights anticipated as PM Srettha’s government leads… Read More ›

Phuket tourism boss concerned that the ‘feelings’ of locals on the island may be provoked by foreigners 

Phuket tourism boss concerned that the ‘feelings’ of locals on the island may be provoked by foreigners 

March 26, 2024

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

Phuket tourism boss is concerned. Crackdown on foreigners nationwide launched by the Minister of Labour Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn as local outrage grows. Assaults and illegal businesses… Read More ›

Visa-free access to the UK in new roadmap pact signed in Bangkok on flying visit by Cameron

Visa-free access to the UK in new roadmap pact signed in Bangkok on flying visit by Cameron

March 21, 2024

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

VISA WAIVER FOR THAIS GOING TO THE UK | One of the goals of the UK-Thai Strategic Partnership agreement signed with UK Foreign Secretary Lord… Read More ›

American 19-year-old to be interviewed by Phuket police over sexual abuse of horses at local stables

American 19-year-old to be interviewed by Phuket police over sexual abuse of horses at local stables

March 15, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

American 19, caught abusing horses in Phuket. Thalang Police to grill suspect after disturbing allegations & CCTV evidence. Appointment made with father’s consent. Cruelty or… Read More ›

It’s all over for Move Forward, Thailand’s largest political party, after the Election Commission’s latest move

It’s all over for Move Forward, Thailand’s largest political party, after the Election Commission’s latest move

March 13, 2024

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

Thailand’s Election Commission moves to dissolve the country’s largest political party, Move Forward, over lèse-majesté law advocacy. The party vows to fight back as it… Read More ›