Articles by: Carla Boonkong & Pranee O' Connor

Mobile phone of Ukrainian woman key to the puzzle as police decide between murder or suicide

Mobile phone of Ukrainian woman key to the puzzle as police decide between murder or suicide

June 10, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Senior police officers in Surat Thani province were at the scene where the body of 32-year-old Olga Frolova was unearthed last Sunday as police released… Read More ›

Ko Samui police probe the death of a Ukrainian woman found in a forested area last Sunday by a local man

Ko Samui police probe the death of a Ukrainian woman found in a forested area last Sunday by a local man

June 9, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

32-year-old Olga Frolova’s body was found on Sunday. Police are waiting on an autopsy and trying to determine if the case is one of murder.… Read More ›

Australian envoy says his embassy and others continue to work on helping stranded foreigners get home

Australian envoy says his embassy and others continue to work on helping stranded foreigners get home

June 7, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Australian ambassador in ongoing talks with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs concerning access for foreigners with links to the kingdom and non-tourist visas. ‘Not a… Read More ›

Dutchman in Suphan Buri missing from wife with reports of a mystery rendezvous in Uthai Thani province

Dutchman in Suphan Buri missing from wife with reports of a mystery rendezvous in Uthai Thani province

June 5, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Mystery of a Dutchman who disappeared leaving his wife behind and a car containing cash, gold and his passports in Uthai Thani. 64-year-old Friedrich Reinhardt… Read More ›

Woman and her half Swedish son found dead near Korat in what looks like a heartbreaking tragedy

Woman and her half Swedish son found dead near Korat in what looks like a heartbreaking tragedy

June 3, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

33-year-old Thai woman, Tukta Thongkasem, was found hanged on Tuesday morning. She had appeared to her family to be depressed after her Swedish husband of… Read More ›

Thai security chief suggests a full reopening of the kingdom to international flights from July 1st

Thai security chief suggests a full reopening of the kingdom to international flights from July 1st

May 28, 2020

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Shock announcement that international flights will fully reopen on July 1st will be welcome and good news to many foreigners with links to Thailand. Many… Read More ›

Growing concern and frustration among a large number of expats cut off from their families in Thailand

Growing concern and frustration among a large number of expats cut off from their families in Thailand

May 24, 2020

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

Fears are growing that inward access to Thailand may be restricted for some time even beyond the already extended passenger flight ban until July 1st.… Read More ›

Nigerians living in limbo at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok after flights shut down in late March

Nigerians living in limbo at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok after flights shut down in late March

May 19, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Three Nigerians are living at Bangkok’s International Suvarnabhumi Airport in a no man’s land. It’s a situation similar to the 2004 Tom Hanks movie The… Read More ›

Thailand extends ban on inbound flights until July 1st at the earliest – blow to foreigners and tourism

Thailand extends ban on inbound flights until July 1st at the earliest – blow to foreigners and tourism

May 16, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Saturday’s announcement by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand means no inbound passenger flights to the kingdom until July 1st. The move will be another… Read More ›

US actor and Thai son struggling to survive virus ordeal in India as they wait to fly home to life in Thailand

US actor and Thai son struggling to survive virus ordeal in India as they wait to fly home to life in Thailand

May 13, 2020

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

Geoffrey Giuliano is a well-known movie actor and writer of books on legendary figures in the music industry. He is 66 years old and stranded… Read More ›

Fraud gang boss arrested on visit to temple for eliciting payments on fake ministry projects all over Thailand

Fraud gang boss arrested on visit to temple for eliciting payments on fake ministry projects all over Thailand

May 11, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Businessmen throughout Thailand paid millions in communications fees to land government construction projects pitched by the fraud gang which were fake. They were later told… Read More ›

26-year-old partner advertised his ex-wife by her real name on Facebook with erotic photographs as a hooker

26-year-old partner advertised his ex-wife by her real name on Facebook with erotic photographs as a hooker

May 9, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police in Chumphon obtained an arrest warrant against the ex-partner who solicited a Thai woman for prostitution online as revenge. He later told investigating police… Read More ›

Police probe mental health of suspected murderer who killed his wife and stepson in Maha Sarakham

Police probe mental health of suspected murderer who killed his wife and stepson in Maha Sarakham

May 8, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police reveal that 31-year-old restaurant owner Udomsak Thepparat, who murdered his wife in Maha Sarakham, had been receiving psychiatric treatment as they investigated yesterday’s double… Read More ›

Prachinburi police launch murder investigation as German teacher found stabbed in bed at his home

Prachinburi police launch murder investigation as German teacher found stabbed in bed at his home

May 6, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Murder victim, 59-year-old Klaus Wilhelm, had asked his 49-year-old Thai wife to collect ฿40,000 for him on Tuesday. She found him stabbed in his bed… Read More ›

US man and 12-year-old Thai son face life on the streets in India if they cannot return to Thailand right now

US man and 12-year-old Thai son face life on the streets in India if they cannot return to Thailand right now

April 27, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

66-year-old American, Geoffrey Giuliano, has lived in Thailand for 20 years near Pattaya. Both he and his son are out of money and will soon… Read More ›

Australian man’s heartbreak cut off from his Thai wife – begs to be included on repatriation flights

Australian man’s heartbreak cut off from his Thai wife – begs to be included on repatriation flights

April 26, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Aussie Thai Couple who have lived in Phuket for 10 years separated by the virus. Brad Dalton was barred from the Thai repatriation flight from… Read More ›

Unemployed mother charged with theft of money and a wallet to buy milk for her baby in Khon Kaen

Unemployed mother charged with theft of money and a wallet to buy milk for her baby in Khon Kaen

April 23, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police tracked down the 25-year-old mother of the baby, Aphaporn Kerdtruat, from CCTV footage of her motorbike after she was caught red-handed stealing the cash.… Read More ›

Police in Phuket await post mortem results after deaths of two elderly westerners last weekend at home

Police in Phuket await post mortem results after deaths of two elderly westerners last weekend at home

April 22, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Two bodies were discovered last Saturday of a Canadian and Swiss man at their apartments in the Chalong and Kathu areas of Phuket. Autopsies were… Read More ›

Australian retiree is spending his own pension money on supporting the poor during the crisis in Chiang Mai

Australian retiree is spending his own pension money on supporting the poor during the crisis in Chiang Mai

April 20, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Aussie man with Thai wife in Chiang Mai uses his own pension money to buy food and provisions for poor people in need during the… Read More ›

Lockdown review at the end of April as TOT brings forward plans to use phone boxes for virus testing

Lockdown review at the end of April as TOT brings forward plans to use phone boxes for virus testing

April 15, 2020

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

PM says the government may consider easing lockdown measures in the last week of April as two more deaths, a Chiang Mai woman and a… Read More ›