Crime

Ex-officials and civilians face an array of serious criminal charges over Red Bull heir scandal

Ex-officials and civilians face an array of serious criminal charges over Red Bull heir scandal

February 27, 2024

Crime, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Former and present officials as well as civilians face serious charges in the Vorayuth ‘Boss’ Yoovidhya scandal. Allegations of cover-up and corruption resurface after 7… Read More ›

Father warns lives of activists including his daughter are in peril as extreme hunger strike continues

Father warns lives of activists including his daughter are in peril as extreme hunger strike continues

February 26, 2024

Crime, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Father’s desperate plea for daughter’s life amid ongoing hunger strike. Court denies bail for Tantawan and Natthanon despite deteriorating health. Tensions rise as case fuels… Read More ›

Austrian DJ cut down on Ko Phangan. Police arrest a Moroccan national who confesses to the killing

Austrian DJ cut down on Ko Phangan. Police arrest a Moroccan national who confesses to the killing

February 25, 2024

Crime, Living, Thailand:

A Moroccan man confesses to the brutal murder of an Austrian DJ on the paradise island of Ko Phangan. Police are pursuing murder charges after… Read More ›

Underworld surrogacy trade exposed, man arrested for smuggling semen from Thailand into Laos

Underworld surrogacy trade exposed, man arrested for smuggling semen from Thailand into Laos

February 24, 2024

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Thai surrogacy smuggling bust: Man nabbed for transporting frozen semen into Laos. Arrest shines a light on an underground surrogacy trade that is also linked… Read More ›

Big Joke fights for his name as summons rumours swirl around him linked with online gambling site network

Big Joke fights for his name as summons rumours swirl around him linked with online gambling site network

February 23, 2024

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Big Joke’s reputation is threatened as an online gambling scandal rocks the Royal Thai Police. The high-profile deputy chief stoutly denies allegations amidst an intense… Read More ›

Young husband arrested and confesses to brutal murder of his wife on Sunday morning in Nonthaburi

Young husband arrested and confesses to brutal murder of his wife on Sunday morning in Nonthaburi

February 21, 2024

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Husband’s drunken rage ends in brutal murder. Pakkret Police in Nonthaburi cracked the case on Tuesday evening after a grim discovery in Prachin Buri province.… Read More ›

Not Scotsmen but Cameroonians who had already fled Thailand after committing foul murder and theft 

Not Scotsmen but Cameroonians who had already fled Thailand after committing foul murder and theft 

February 15, 2024

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Two Cameroonian suspects fled Thailand for Singapore after the fatal assault and theft of ฿5 million cash from Kyaw Zeyar, a 53-year-old Burmese businessman. Initial… Read More ›

Thaksin on the verge of returning home to his family after early prison release has now been approved

Thaksin on the verge of returning home to his family after early prison release has now been approved

February 14, 2024

Crime, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Thaksin’s homecoming is imminent amidst growing tumult over royal motorcades. Threats of further protests over his time in prison and early release also loom large.… Read More ›

Manhunt for two Scotsmen wanted after the murder of a Burmese businessman in Sukhumvit, Bangkok

Manhunt for two Scotsmen wanted after the murder of a Burmese businessman in Sukhumvit, Bangkok

February 14, 2024

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Bangkok police launch a manhunt for two Scots suspected in the killing of a Burmese businessman. The victim, Kyaw Zeyar, was found brutally beaten. Authorities… Read More ›

Russian arrested in Pattaya on Interpol Red notice and warrant for drug-related offences at home on tip-off

Russian arrested in Pattaya on Interpol Red notice and warrant for drug-related offences at home on tip-off

February 12, 2024

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Russian fugitive nabbed in Pattaya after 10 years on the run for drug offences. ‘Mr Mikail’ was arrested on an Interpol Red Notice. The public… Read More ›

63-year-old German died before his wife when blood erupted from his nose and mouth in mid-air on flight

63-year-old German died before his wife when blood erupted from his nose and mouth in mid-air on flight

February 11, 2024

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Horrifying accounts emerge of a 63-year-old German man coughing up blood mid-flight from Bangkok to Munich. Despite efforts, he succumbed to the catastrophic loss of… Read More ›

Violent clashes between royalists and activists in central Bangkok lead to injuries and concern

Violent clashes between royalists and activists in central Bangkok lead to injuries and concern

February 10, 2024

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

Violent clashes at Siam BTS Station raises alarm as royalists and activists faced off. A 20-minute brawl ensued near Siam Paragon Shopping Centre. Activists’ survey… Read More ›

Real danger averted in Maha Sarakham as love-sick man spurned by his wife takes hostages at school

Real danger averted in Maha Sarakham as love-sick man spurned by his wife takes hostages at school

February 9, 2024

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

Maha Sarakham police officers lauded for diffusing a tense school hostage situation. A gunman, distraught over marital woes, held hostages but surrendered without harm. Police… Read More ›

Deranged Canadian opened out airplane passenger door as it readied for takeoff at Chiang Mai International Airport

Deranged Canadian opened out airplane passenger door as it readied for takeoff at Chiang Mai International Airport

February 8, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Canadian’s shocking action halts takeoff. Chaos at Chiang Mai Airport as a crazed passenger managed to open the plane door during takeoff. Arrested and charged… Read More ›

Police arrest shocked UK man on Bangkok street. Nabbed for underage sex with a child prostitute

Police arrest shocked UK man on Bangkok street. Nabbed for underage sex with a child prostitute

February 5, 2024

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

35-year-old UK national faces serious criminal charges after paying for allegedly sex with a minor. Decision taken by police to pursue people who avail of… Read More ›

Agriculture Minister tells reporters he refuses to speak about one key suspect in expanding extortion probe

Agriculture Minister tells reporters he refuses to speak about one key suspect in expanding extortion probe

February 5, 2024

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

Ministry of Agriculture faces turmoil as Minister Thamanat vows silence on key suspect. Fire at ministry sparks controversy; police rule out foul play. Spokeswoman defends… Read More ›

Two UK teachers arrested in Chiang Mai and Pathum Thani for sexually abusing underage students in Thailand

Two UK teachers arrested in Chiang Mai and Pathum Thani for sexually abusing underage students in Thailand

February 4, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Arrests highlight the uncomfortable pattern of misbehaviour of a small proportion of Western travellers to Thailand. However, in the past, the kingdom is known to… Read More ›

Hard-boiled Russians arrested for violent extortion deny charges. Tell police they are just normal tourists

Hard-boiled Russians arrested for violent extortion deny charges. Tell police they are just normal tourists

February 3, 2024

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

Five Russian tourists arrested for allegedly abducting a Belarusian couple, extorting ฿31 million in cryptocurrency. The victims narrate a harrowing ordeal, recounting threats and violence.… Read More ›

Massive extortion network within the government itself now probed by police after Srisuwan’s arrest

Massive extortion network within the government itself now probed by police after Srisuwan’s arrest

February 2, 2024

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

Last week’s arrest of Srisuwan Janya appeared to be an earthquake. However, as police dig their teeth into a widening and terrifying trail of corruption… Read More ›

Thailand and China work at closer quarters tackling illicit drugs. Justice Minister visits Beijing for talks

Thailand and China work at closer quarters tackling illicit drugs. Justice Minister visits Beijing for talks

February 2, 2024

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Justice Minister Thawee Sodsong led a delegation to Beijing, intensifying efforts against transnational crime. Thailand and China to work together to tackle the drug menace.… Read More ›