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Key Twitter account linked with supporting the monarchy shut by the tech firm over violations

Key Twitter account linked with supporting the monarchy shut by the tech firm over violations

December 1, 2020

Culture, Economy, Media, Politics, Thailand:

Protest leader Parit Chiwarak or ‘Penguin’ has contrasted online activities in support of the student-led movement to those engaged in by a closed down account… Read More ›

King and Queen visit South to a rapturous salute from well-wishers in Trang and Phatthalung provinces

King and Queen visit South to a rapturous salute from well-wishers in Trang and Phatthalung provinces

November 29, 2020

Culture, Politics, Thailand:

The higher visibility of the Thai Monarch and his Queen has been a positive for the country in recent weeks and has helped buoy spirits… Read More ›

Anon calls for officials in government to defect as PM vows a hardline stance against all lawbreakers

Anon calls for officials in government to defect as PM vows a hardline stance against all lawbreakers

November 21, 2020

Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Charges brought against high school students 15-year-old Benamaporn ‘Ploy’ Nivas, and 17-year-old Lopnaphat ‘Min’ Wangsit highlight that this is an intergenerational struggle in Thailand between… Read More ›

French man’s deportation shock is a wake-up call to all foreigners in Thailand using social media

French man’s deportation shock is a wake-up call to all foreigners in Thailand using social media

November 5, 2020

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

In 2019, 47-year-old Yan Eric Marchal was visited by plainclothes police after he released a video on Facebook parodying a song linked to the National… Read More ›

King tells western TV crews that he loves all Thai people equally and the kingdom is the land of compromise

King tells western TV crews that he loves all Thai people equally and the kingdom is the land of compromise

November 2, 2020

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The King and Queen received a rousing reception from well-wishers and followers on Sunday in Bangkok. The atmosphere prompted some revealing comments from the King… Read More ›

Sean Connery, the sexiest man alive, who played James Bond, has passed away at 90 years of age in Bahamas

Sean Connery, the sexiest man alive, who played James Bond, has passed away at 90 years of age in Bahamas

November 1, 2020

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

Remembered as the greatest Scotsman ever, Connery revealed that his decades of success were never planned when he was growing up in working-class Edinburgh. He… Read More ›

Thai King and Queen surprise crowd outside the Grand Palace on Tuesday with warm personal greetings

Thai King and Queen surprise crowd outside the Grand Palace on Tuesday with warm personal greetings

October 14, 2020

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The 13th of October is the 4th anniversary of the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great. A solemn ceremony took place at 7.41 pm… Read More ›

Human rights of westerners tied to Thailand being trampled by popular virus measures taken worldwide

Human rights of westerners tied to Thailand being trampled by popular virus measures taken worldwide

October 6, 2020

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

This crisis, far from petering out, seems to be entering a renewed stage of life with increasing economic consequences and human suffering. While the public… Read More ›

New army chief takes the helm this week amid growing tensions and rising public apathy toward politics 

New army chief takes the helm this week amid growing tensions and rising public apathy toward politics 

September 30, 2020

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

New army leader is understood to have been handpicked by the King and comes from a modest, non-elite background. General Narongphan Jitkaewtae is known for… Read More ›

Government reviewing prostitution laws, public consultations expected in 2021 amid reform calls from workers

Government reviewing prostitution laws, public consultations expected in 2021 amid reform calls from workers

September 25, 2020

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

The UN in 2014 estimated that there were over 123,000 prostitutes in Thailand although sex workers say the figure is at least twice that with… Read More ›

Strong new evidence suggests that there was no basis to prosecute Red Bull driver ‘Boss’ Vorayuth 

Strong new evidence suggests that there was no basis to prosecute Red Bull driver ‘Boss’ Vorayuth 

July 27, 2020

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

Evidence that policeman caused his own death. New expert witness says Red Bull’s Vorayuth ‘Boss’ Yoovidhya was driving within the speed limit on the 3rd… Read More ›

Army chief Apirat calls for restraint in the exercise of free speech and unity as the kingdom faces the virus crisis

Army chief Apirat calls for restraint in the exercise of free speech and unity as the kingdom faces the virus crisis

July 27, 2020

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Protest leader, Tattep Ruangprapaikitseree, denies a suggestion by the army chief that there are forces behind the student protests in Thailand. He accused General Apirat… Read More ›

Convicted serial killer’s story ends over sixty years after his 1959 execution in Bang Kwang Prison

Convicted serial killer’s story ends over sixty years after his 1959 execution in Bang Kwang Prison

July 24, 2020

Crime, Culture, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Si Quey was 32 when he went before a firing squad and is reported to have admitted to killing seven children including the murder of… Read More ›

Buriram judge brokers justice for Danish man and his Thai wife after abrupt relationship breakdown

Buriram judge brokers justice for Danish man and his Thai wife after abrupt relationship breakdown

July 1, 2020

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The case before the court was not decided but the judge indicated that their relationship was one of marriage and therefore suggested that assets, excluding… 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

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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 ›

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 ›

Dogs and cats mission in Phuket as 11 tonnes of feed moved in showing the best of human spirit at this time

Dogs and cats mission in Phuket as 11 tonnes of feed moved in showing the best of human spirit at this time

April 11, 2020

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World:

The Soi Dog Foundation in Phuket is supported by western countries making life better for stray dogs and cats. As the city locks down, this… Read More ›

Germans arrested for defying local authorities in Chiang Mai and removing Covid 19 checkpoint

Germans arrested for defying local authorities in Chiang Mai and removing Covid 19 checkpoint

April 11, 2020

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

The foolhardy and provocative action by up to 20 German nationals in removing a legal checkpoint, a measure to contain the Covid 19 virus in… Read More ›

Rival monkey kingdoms fought a pitched battle in the Thai city of Lopburi on Wednesday morning

Rival monkey kingdoms fought a pitched battle in the Thai city of Lopburi on Wednesday morning

March 13, 2020

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

LOPBURI: Locals seemed to understand the cause of the outbreak in the precincts of the city and even recognised the leaders or monarchs of both… Read More ›