Crime

Frenchman held in Bangkok for extorting money from foreigners in Pattaya claiming police links

Frenchman held in Bangkok for extorting money from foreigners in Pattaya claiming police links

February 4, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Big Joke or Deputy National Police Chief General Surachate Hakparn urged foreign residents and tourists in Thailand not to be afraid to report anyone claiming… Read More ›

Debate on legalising e-cigs in Thailand as danger to foreign tourists is made very plain this week

Debate on legalising e-cigs in Thailand as danger to foreign tourists is made very plain this week

February 3, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Recent assurance from Minister of Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn that foreign tourists cannot be arrested for using vaping devices is at odds with what… Read More ›

Extortion of tourists over e-cigarettes sees police teams probing cases in Bangkok and Pattaya

Extortion of tourists over e-cigarettes sees police teams probing cases in Bangkok and Pattaya

February 2, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Crisis in the Royal Thai Police over the extortion of tourists is growing as a new case comes to light in Pattaya while one of… Read More ›

Police admit bribe was paid by Taiwanese actress in Bangkok but say she should have been arrested

Police admit bribe was paid by Taiwanese actress in Bangkok but say she should have been arrested

January 30, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Commander of the Metropolitan Police Bureau Police Lieutenant General Thiti Saengsawang issued an apology to the Thai public for the failure of officers to uphold… Read More ›

Swede dies in motorbike crash after 5 days in Thailand seeking to marry his 27-year-old fiancé from Roiet

Swede dies in motorbike crash after 5 days in Thailand seeking to marry his 27-year-old fiancé from Roiet

January 29, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Police at Suvarnabhumi Police Station in Roiet are investigating the death of the Swedish man but this is just a matter of routine. It appears… Read More ›

Taxi man adamant Taiwanese star in extortion case was loud and drunk on the night concerned in Bangkok

Taxi man adamant Taiwanese star in extortion case was loud and drunk on the night concerned in Bangkok

January 28, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Media, Thailand:

Police continue to investigate the incident as a direct conflict appears to have developed between the version of events of the Taiwanese actress and serving… Read More ›

Confidence and trust in Thailand damaged by Chinese VIP tourist services advertised online

Confidence and trust in Thailand damaged by Chinese VIP tourist services advertised online

January 26, 2023

Crime, Culture, Economy, Media, Politics, Thailand:

Problem facing Thai authorities relates to the new online world where discreet services can be advertised cheaply and effectively while the activities of Chinese tourists… Read More ›

UK diver’s death on Ko Tao resurrects myth which is harmful to efforts to promote Thailand abroad

UK diver’s death on Ko Tao resurrects myth which is harmful to efforts to promote Thailand abroad

January 24, 2023

Crime, Culture, Economy, Living, Thailand:

A long history of unfortunate deaths on a small island with a tightly knit community and a comparatively huge number of annual visitors may not… Read More ›

Fiery death of 11 in LNG-powered passenger van travelling at speed just before it crashed in flames

Fiery death of 11 in LNG-powered passenger van travelling at speed just before it crashed in flames

January 22, 2023

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Authorities in Nakhon Ratchasima are carrying out autopsies on the remains of 11 people including two children burned to death in a horrific accident on… Read More ›

Viral Chinese video says VIP arrival with a police escort can be bought when holidaying in Thailand

Viral Chinese video says VIP arrival with a police escort can be bought when holidaying in Thailand

January 21, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

This latest scandal comes with a growing web of investigations linked with ‘grey’ Chinese capital and corruption which has seen thousands of Chinese visitors in… Read More ›

Charges brought against Chinese mafia kingpin as Chuwit warns witnesses are put under pressure

Charges brought against Chinese mafia kingpin as Chuwit warns witnesses are put under pressure

January 21, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Whistleblower extraordinaire Mr Chuwit Kamolvisit is worried that the Chinese mafia in Thailand may exert its corrupt influence to unravel the complex and massive case… Read More ›

Justice is meted out for ‘pretty’ woman who died in 2019 after a plot to get her drunk went wrong

Justice is meted out for ‘pretty’ woman who died in 2019 after a plot to get her drunk went wrong

January 19, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Male model must now serve eight years in prison while the host of the party in Nonthaburi and his girlfriend must serve 5 years and… Read More ›

DSI chief removed from his post as scandal over a raid on a former diplomatic residence grows

DSI chief removed from his post as scandal over a raid on a former diplomatic residence grows

January 18, 2023

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

Minister of Justice Somsak Thepsutin is believed to have acted after the position of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) chief Mr Traiyarit Temahiwong became… Read More ›

Russian man barrels his way into a Pattaya Seven-Eleven store smashing the glass door to pieces

Russian man barrels his way into a Pattaya Seven-Eleven store smashing the glass door to pieces

January 16, 2023

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

A Russian man went wild in the heart of Pattaya on Monday morning when he took over a Seven-Eleven convenience store near Walking Street causing… Read More ›

Fraud suspect nabbed by police in Phuket linked to $100 million fraud centred on Jersey, US deli shop

Fraud suspect nabbed by police in Phuket linked to $100 million fraud centred on Jersey, US deli shop

January 14, 2023

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The search for the third accused in the New Jersey fraud scheme ended in Phuket where 54-year-old Peter Coker junior was taken into custody on… Read More ›

Bentley case gets murkier with methamphetamine detected in owner’s bloodstream but not drunk

Bentley case gets murkier with methamphetamine detected in owner’s bloodstream but not drunk

January 14, 2023

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

Blood test which according to police was taken within one hour of the incident revealed just 10.73 milligrammes of alcohol, well below the 50 milligrammes… Read More ›

Police promise full charges to be filed against reckless Bentley driver over multicar expressway smash-up

Police promise full charges to be filed against reckless Bentley driver over multicar expressway smash-up

January 10, 2023

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

Driver, with a woman in tow, fled the scene in a taxi. Onlookers took video clips and photos of the escape which showed a bottle… Read More ›

UK man’s killer behind bars after shooting him off his motorbike on Thursday at point-blank range

UK man’s killer behind bars after shooting him off his motorbike on Thursday at point-blank range

January 7, 2023

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

Man accused of murdering UK national, while apologising for his actions after surrendering to police, insisted that he was provoked by the victim during a… Read More ›

Pattaya police hunt down the killer of a UK man who had just returned to Thailand from Britain the day before 

Pattaya police hunt down the killer of a UK man who had just returned to Thailand from Britain the day before 

January 6, 2023

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

UK expat and murder victim was on his way home after picking up groceries at a local shop when he was gunned down by an… Read More ›

Thai woman got call from parent’s mobile phone to be told they had died in the Poipet casino fire tragedy

Thai woman got call from parent’s mobile phone to be told they had died in the Poipet casino fire tragedy

January 3, 2023

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

Death toll already confirmed at 33 is likely to rise to 42 with nine unaccounted-for people thought to have perished and 28 people still being… Read More ›