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Articles by: Joseph O' Connor and Son Nguyen

Record year for Thai tourism but not so good for Thailand’s bar girls and luxury hotels as market has changed

Record year for Thai tourism but not so good for Thailand’s bar girls and luxury hotels as market has changed

December 29, 2018

Culture, Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Reports of empty go go bars and bored, Thai bar girls improvising Christmas parties, while tourist numbers are at an all-time high, shows things have… Read More ›

Thailand’s PM under fire from former cabinet colleague as he steers the country towards a critical election

Thailand’s PM under fire from former cabinet colleague as he steers the country towards a critical election

December 26, 2018

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The strongest criticism yet directed at the Thai Prime Minister as he is reported to be calculating a move into politics. The extraordinary strict new… Read More ›

Thailand faces an economic threat from a fast paced shift to a digital economy – 3 million jobs in peril

Thailand faces an economic threat from a fast paced shift to a digital economy – 3 million jobs in peril

December 24, 2018

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Rapid changes, even in the last year, are bringing a quiet revolution to Thailand’s banking and media sectors. Now influential thinkers are suggesting that many… Read More ›

New health coverage proposals for foreigners in Thailand a concern for those with medical conditions

New health coverage proposals for foreigners in Thailand a concern for those with medical conditions

December 23, 2018

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

New move could be bad news for many middle aged foreigners and particularly elderly individuals who have been unable to get health insurance coverage before.… Read More ›

Inequality in Thailand is reducing but one Thai economist wants to see more ‘sufficiency’ economic thinking

Inequality in Thailand is reducing but one Thai economist wants to see more ‘sufficiency’ economic thinking

December 18, 2018

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

Thailand was shocked in recent weeks to see one of the world’s biggest banks label it as the most unequal country in the world. This… Read More ›

Denmark and Thailand seek economic partnership and face the same challenge – demographics

Denmark and Thailand seek economic partnership and face the same challenge – demographics

December 14, 2018

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The Danish ambassador held out the prospect of a  resumption of trade talks between Thailand and the EU bloc after next year elections this week.… Read More ›

Thailand will face a political test after the next election with the result indicating the extent of the challenge

Thailand will face a political test after the next election with the result indicating the extent of the challenge

December 12, 2018

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

As Thailand heads into an election year, the parties opposed to the junta are beginning to direct their fire to Thailand’s new constitution itself. This… Read More ›

Climate change in Thailand – Thai farmers believe it is real but the impact is unclear as yields are steady

Climate change in Thailand – Thai farmers believe it is real but the impact is unclear as yields are steady

December 11, 2018

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

Thailand’s is one of the very few significant economies to keep its obligations under the Paris Accord so far. It has new and exciting plans… Read More ›

Thailand must tackle inequality but must not blindly follow the failed economic agenda of world bodies

Thailand must tackle inequality but must not blindly follow the failed economic agenda of world bodies

December 8, 2018

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand was, questionably, labelled by a Swiss bank as top of World’s economic inequality charts this week – it does not reflect the real story,… Read More ›

Prayut takes a step closer to leading Thailand’s next democratically elected government

Prayut takes a step closer to leading Thailand’s next democratically elected government

December 5, 2018

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

The current Prime Minister is well positioned to become the next government leader and should receive the support of Thailand Upper House when the new… Read More ›

Thai businessman named as a legend by Britain’s Prince William in Leicester recalling City’s triumph

Thai businessman named as a legend by Britain’s Prince William in Leicester recalling City’s triumph

November 30, 2018

Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

British royals come to comfort Vichai’s family and Leicester fans one month after his death but the legend of Leicester City’s feat and the links… Read More ›

World Bank report warns Thailand of huge potential economic loss caused by road carnage

World Bank report warns Thailand of huge potential economic loss caused by road carnage

November 21, 2018

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

Thailand risks the loss of up to 22% of future GDP if it fails to tackle road safety and carnage on Thai roads with new… Read More ›

Pheu Thai chairperson laments lack of time to prepare policies but does not wish the election postponed

Pheu Thai chairperson laments lack of time to prepare policies but does not wish the election postponed

November 14, 2018

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

New leader and Chairman in Pheu Thai as the party gears up for the election in the face of desertion for new parties and the… Read More ›

Thailand seeks less rancour as it counts down to its first election under the new Constitution

Thailand seeks less rancour as it counts down to its first election under the new Constitution

November 7, 2018

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Last month Panthongtae Shinawatra, the son of the exiled former Thai Prime Minister faced money laundering charges. The case was politicised by former supporters of… Read More ›

Groom jailed for life for murdering his fiancé days before the couple’s wedding – a tragic love triangle

Groom jailed for life for murdering his fiancé days before the couple’s wedding – a tragic love triangle

November 2, 2018

Crime, Culture, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Man and girlfriend jailed for life after he murdered his fiancé days before their wedding in December last year A 26 year-old Thai man has… Read More ›

A young Swedish man imprisoned for Life in Thailand facing a harsh reality as mum also suffers

A young Swedish man imprisoned for Life in Thailand facing a harsh reality as mum also suffers

October 22, 2018

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The heartbreak of Swedish mother whose son is serving a life sentence in a Thai prison for drugs offences – a story of broken lives… Read More ›

Thai consumers and Ford both may actually have won in last month’s landmark ruling by a Thai court

Thai consumers and Ford both may actually have won in last month’s landmark ruling by a Thai court

October 19, 2018

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

Thailand’s first consumer class action against Ford was a historic win for consumers, Thailand’s auto industry, the Thai legal system and Ford itself The South… Read More ›

Thai economy in good shape even with the odd mishap and the impact the US China trade war

Thai economy in good shape even with the odd mishap and the impact the US China trade war

October 18, 2018

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

Although there are indications that the 3rd quarter has seen optimistic forecast lowered, the Thai economy is sound and poised for steady progress barring a… Read More ›

The pervasive problem of debt in Thailand and the struggle to survive for those hit by bad fortune

The pervasive problem of debt in Thailand and the struggle to survive for those hit by bad fortune

October 8, 2018

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

The heart breaking stories of some good people in Thailand who either through bad fortune or bad life choices end up living a very Thai… Read More ›

Teachers in Thailand held to a high standard as shocking cases of misconduct with students emerge

Teachers in Thailand held to a high standard as shocking cases of misconduct with students emerge

October 5, 2018

Crime, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

In January LINE messages received by a female shocked teachers and officials at a school in Nakhon Ratchasima when it was found out that they… Read More ›