Crime

Dutch tourist arrested and facing jail time after killing endangered fish on an island excursion near Ko Phi Phi 

Dutch tourist arrested and facing jail time after killing endangered fish on an island excursion near Ko Phi Phi 

August 17, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

The latest arrest of a foreign tourist for breaching Thailand’s strict laws on the conservation of natural resources follows a string of incidents since 2017.… Read More ›

Father forced to kill his 37-year-old son in self-defence in yet another drug-related tragedy in Udon Thani

Father forced to kill his 37-year-old son in self-defence in yet another drug-related tragedy in Udon Thani

August 14, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

57-year-old father used an illegal gas gun to fire two shots at his son in the early hours of Saturday morning after being ambushed by… Read More ›

Wife defends venue boss as Pattaya court grants him bail on charges including negligent homicide

Wife defends venue boss as Pattaya court grants him bail on charges including negligent homicide

August 9, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Owner of the gutted and soon-to-be demolished entertainment venue in Sattahip, Pattaya promises to make amends to families of those who died and were injured… Read More ›

First monkeypox case in a woman as fears grow that its stigma may be its most dangerous aspect in Thailand

First monkeypox case in a woman as fears grow that its stigma may be its most dangerous aspect in Thailand

August 8, 2022

Crime, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Leading social development expert says that the current discussion about the source of monkeypox infections is leading to both homophobic and xenophobic discourse as the… Read More ›

No circuit breaker at death trap nightlife spot in Sattahip, Chonburi as 15 people die in horror blaze 

No circuit breaker at death trap nightlife spot in Sattahip, Chonburi as 15 people die in horror blaze 

August 7, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Top engineer says Thailand does not yet seem to have learned lessons from the Santika nightclub fire in Bangkok in 2009 which killed 66 people… Read More ›

41-year-old son appears in court after shooting his mother to death on Friday in central Bangkok

41-year-old son appears in court after shooting his mother to death on Friday in central Bangkok

July 31, 2022

Crime, Culture, Thailand:

Man appears to have killed his mother when tensions over business matters and his consumption of alcohol boiled over on Friday night. It is thought… Read More ›

Recreational use of pot to be recriminalised as Minister warns abuses are undermining his plan

Recreational use of pot to be recriminalised as Minister warns abuses are undermining his plan

July 30, 2022

Crime, Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The decriminalisation of marijuana is turning into a major problem for the government with chaos in ministries and agencies responsible including an anxious request to… Read More ›

Thai Belgian man’s body found in Chiang Mai river on Sunday after horror water rafting incident

Thai Belgian man’s body found in Chiang Mai river on Sunday after horror water rafting incident

July 24, 2022

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

30-year-old Nicolas Hinckxt, a computer programmer, who worked in Belgium and was of Thai Belgian descent with a Thai mother, was in the country on… Read More ›

Mysterious African monkeypox sufferer arrested after illegally crossing the border into Cambodia

Mysterious African monkeypox sufferer arrested after illegally crossing the border into Cambodia

July 23, 2022

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

Monkeypox patient captured in Cambodia: African Osmond Chihazirim Nzerem identified a Chiang Mai language school as linked with his stay in Thailand on arrival last… Read More ›

Big Joke briefs reporters on ฿6 million fraud to secure bail for a detained UK man using his name

Big Joke briefs reporters on ฿6 million fraud to secure bail for a detained UK man using his name

July 20, 2022

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

Alert and assiduous Immigration Bureau officer at Bang Khen Immigration Bureau Detention Centre in Bangkok foiled efforts by a senior serving police officer and another… Read More ›

Skeletal remains of a Canadian tourist who arrived on July 6th found on a vacant Pattaya brush site in the city

Skeletal remains of a Canadian tourist who arrived on July 6th found on a vacant Pattaya brush site in the city

July 16, 2022

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Girlfriend told Pattaya Police that she had not heard from her boyfriend since he arrived in Thailand and headed straight to Pattaya to begin his… Read More ›

Young mother who pimped her child arrested, 2 men linked with the case already facing charges

Young mother who pimped her child arrested, 2 men linked with the case already facing charges

July 13, 2022

Crime, Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The mother of the child identified by police as Ms Chantra has pointed the finger at a 33-year-old man who was also arrested on Tuesday,… Read More ›

2008 Pheu Thai minister sentenced to death for premeditated kidnap, murder of judge’s brother

2008 Pheu Thai minister sentenced to death for premeditated kidnap, murder of judge’s brother

July 2, 2022

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

This is the second death sentence handed down to the notorious former Deputy Minister of Commerce, Banyin Tangpakorn, a former police officer and criminal mastermind,… Read More ›

Police probe the state of mind of Australian teenager who fell to his death from a Phuket Hotel 

Police probe the state of mind of Australian teenager who fell to his death from a Phuket Hotel 

July 1, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Daredevil and highly dangerous antics of the deceased in the swimming pool area on the 6th floor of his luxury hotel led to his fall… Read More ›

Norwegian rescued by police and medics after being found stabbed within his Pattaya hotel room

Norwegian rescued by police and medics after being found stabbed within his Pattaya hotel room

June 30, 2022

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

Reports suggest that the wound was either self-inflicted or an accident. A small packet of dried marijuana leaves and a lighter found by police at… Read More ›

Man dragged 14-year old into a blackmail scheme leading her to take her own life as the only way out

Man dragged 14-year old into a blackmail scheme leading her to take her own life as the only way out

June 24, 2022

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

More charges are due to be brought against the 27-year-old call centre worker after evidence of at least 10 other underage victims was found on… Read More ›

Top insurgent leader suspected as behind Monday night’s large bomb attack on Pattani district

Top insurgent leader suspected as behind Monday night’s large bomb attack on Pattani district

June 21, 2022

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Three soldiers were left hospitalised by the bomb attack but with minor injuries including an officer working within a local government building who was hit… Read More ›

Sexual jealousy and love rivalry behind horrific murder-suicide act of senior Bangkok policeman

Sexual jealousy and love rivalry behind horrific murder-suicide act of senior Bangkok policeman

June 20, 2022

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

Police investigating the horrific incident in a Bangkok suburb are beginning to look at the state of the officer’s personal relationships in an attempt to… Read More ›

Harrowing scene as Canadian cries for his dead wife at early morning accident in Kanchanaburi 

Harrowing scene as Canadian cries for his dead wife at early morning accident in Kanchanaburi 

June 18, 2022

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

Death again highlights the danger of Thailand’s roads for foreigners including pedestrians, car drivers, motorcyclists and bicyclists due to reckless driving and a lack of… Read More ›

Marijuana revolution and overdoses raise concern with calls for action to outlaw recreational use

Marijuana revolution and overdoses raise concern with calls for action to outlaw recreational use

June 15, 2022

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

Cannabis revolution places Thailand in danger: Police and drug control agencies agree that under the current legal provisions in force, unrestricted recreational use of cannabis… Read More ›