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Court decision on electoral law is a big boost for Pheu Thai Party as Prayut remains tight-lipped

Court decision on electoral law is a big boost for Pheu Thai Party as Prayut remains tight-lipped

November 30, 2022

Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Wednesday’s court decision sets the stage for a General Election in 2023 which will be fought with a fairer, easier-to-understand and more transparent voting and… Read More ›

Offenders tagged for up to 10 years after release as young girls are 31% of females abused annually

Offenders tagged for up to 10 years after release as young girls are 31% of females abused annually

November 29, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

New law, championed by Minister of Justice Somsak Thepsutin will come into effect on January 23rd next and is designed to help police deal with… Read More ›

Police investigate after baby boy found discarded in a plastic bag amid a rubbish heap in Pattaya 

Police investigate after baby boy found discarded in a plastic bag amid a rubbish heap in Pattaya 

November 27, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Police believe that CCTV footage retrieved from the building from where a 17-year-old girl was rescued while bleeding heavily may link her with the abandoned… Read More ›

Police and drug control agency act to seize assets of Chinese drug kingpin ‘Du Hao’ and his police officer wife

Police and drug control agency act to seize assets of Chinese drug kingpin ‘Du Hao’ and his police officer wife

November 26, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

It was initially reported that the alleged gangster had flown out of Thailand on the same jet seized on Saturday but this theory was overturned… Read More ›

Constitutional Court voting decision a watershed moment for Thai politics says top Pheu Thai MP and whip

Constitutional Court voting decision a watershed moment for Thai politics says top Pheu Thai MP and whip

November 25, 2022

Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The Pheu Thai Party won zero party list seats in the 2019 General Election with 21.9% of the vote, seats that ultimately, due to the… Read More ›

Arrest and detention of alleged Chinese crime boss puts political pressure on Palang Pracharat Party

Arrest and detention of alleged Chinese crime boss puts political pressure on Palang Pracharat Party

November 25, 2022

Crime, Culture, Politics, Thailand:

Before the court proceedings, on Wednesday, a frank and open press conference given by General Surachate Hakparn was attended by former Bangkok political and underworld… Read More ›

Cannabis revolution targeted as MPs and public confront the Bhumjaithai Party’s populist gambit on pot

Cannabis revolution targeted as MPs and public confront the Bhumjaithai Party’s populist gambit on pot

November 24, 2022

Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

What MPs have described as a ‘distorted’ marijuana bill which was supposed to control the recreational use of the drug has instead provided a framework… Read More ›

Thailand looking at new modular US nuclear reactors as a future sustainable power source

Thailand looking at new modular US nuclear reactors as a future sustainable power source

November 19, 2022

Culture, Economy, Media, Politics, Thailand:

Successful summit was wrapped up by Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha in Bangkok on Saturday as he handed over the baton to the US… Read More ›

President Xi Jinping touches down in Bangkok for APEC Summit hosted by Thailand, PM at the airport

President Xi Jinping touches down in Bangkok for APEC Summit hosted by Thailand, PM at the airport

November 17, 2022

Culture, Economy, Politics, Thailand:

National Police Commissioner General Damrongsak Kittiprapat has implored the public in Bangkok to assist the police in carrying out the mammoth security operation for the… Read More ›

Pattani bombs put Thai security agencies on alert as they gear up for APEC Summit in Bangkok 

Pattani bombs put Thai security agencies on alert as they gear up for APEC Summit in Bangkok 

November 16, 2022

Crime, Culture, Media, Politics, Thailand:

Deputy Prime Minister issued a new order to Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) in the South and other agencies to step up already heightened vigilance… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand moves against cash and the US dollar in a plan to reduce circulating bank notes in half by 2026

Bank of Thailand moves against cash and the US dollar in a plan to reduce circulating bank notes in half by 2026

November 15, 2022

Culture, Economy, Living, Thailand:

The new policy to halve the amount of cash in circulation by 2026 comes as the Bank of Thailand joined four other Southeast Asian central… Read More ›

Net set to widen on Chinese money gangs, top police officer warns of powerful financial interests

Net set to widen on Chinese money gangs, top police officer warns of powerful financial interests

November 14, 2022

Crime, Culture, Thailand:

General Surachate Hakparn or ‘Big Joke’ underlined that police do not fear being sued by the criminal gangs but said that they had to approach… Read More ›

World Cup all set to be available on free-to-air TV in a vital boost to the foreign tourism industry

World Cup all set to be available on free-to-air TV in a vital boost to the foreign tourism industry

November 9, 2022

Culture, Economy, Foreigners, Media, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The US dollar has fallen by 3.7% against the baht in the last 3 weeks as the number of foreign tourists entering the country is… Read More ›

Land for foreign high flyers plan to be axed by cabinet as new 10-year visa draws a pretty mild response

Land for foreign high flyers plan to be axed by cabinet as new 10-year visa draws a pretty mild response

November 7, 2022

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

Minister of the Interior General Anupong argues that there are other options for foreigners seeking to acquire property in Thailand and that the new 10-year… Read More ›

Warning to all dog owners in Thailand after a recent pit bull attack and other serious incidents

Warning to all dog owners in Thailand after a recent pit bull attack and other serious incidents

November 6, 2022

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

Thai law imposes duties on the owners of dogs to keep them under restraint at all times. There is growing concern about the spike in… Read More ›

Emergency Room admissions for cannabis up 566% as parties call for it to again be criminalised

Emergency Room admissions for cannabis up 566% as parties call for it to again be criminalised

November 5, 2022

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

Spat between deputy prime ministers Anutin Charnvirakul and Jurin Laksanawisit over the issue as tensions mount. The Democrat Party and the opposition are adamant that… Read More ›

4 am Nightlife closing time pushed again by minister as TAT unveils deal to boost US tourists and flights

4 am Nightlife closing time pushed again by minister as TAT unveils deal to boost US tourists and flights

November 4, 2022

Culture, Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Pilot study on the Bangla Road in Phuket carried out by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports shows that 2 am to 3 am is… Read More ›

Police unearth huge new threat from Chinese drug cartels with ฿300 million seized in Bangkok

Police unearth huge new threat from Chinese drug cartels with ฿300 million seized in Bangkok

November 3, 2022

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

Police on Thursday at the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) headquarters in Bangkok revealed that huge amounts of drug money from Chinese criminal cartels linked… Read More ›

Anger grows over land for foreigners plan as ex-MP says Thais may face a ban in upmarket areas

Anger grows over land for foreigners plan as ex-MP says Thais may face a ban in upmarket areas

November 1, 2022

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

Land purchase programme under the new long-term visa is now being backpedalled by the government with Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, on Tuesday, saying it… Read More ›

Probe at the Commerce Ministry’s Department of Trade into official’s collusion with scam operators

Probe at the Commerce Ministry’s Department of Trade into official’s collusion with scam operators

October 30, 2022

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

Chiang Mai-based doctor, in July, lost ฿6.9 million after speaking with what she thought was a senior officer with the Department of Special Investigation (DSI)… Read More ›