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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 ›

Former ministers rejoin the Palang Pracharat Party but there is no new economics czar Somkid

Former ministers rejoin the Palang Pracharat Party but there is no new economics czar Somkid

January 31, 2023

Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Ruling Palang Pracharat Party unveils the return of founding members and ex-ministers as General Prawit seeks to bolster it in the polls as it loses… 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 ›

Whip hand with Pheu Thai to secure power in this year’s General Election despite Senate’s waning power

Whip hand with Pheu Thai to secure power in this year’s General Election despite Senate’s waning power

January 23, 2023

Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

A strong political performance is still required from the Pheu Thai Party but if it manages to secure over 200 seats in the next General… 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 ›

PM hails China and Saudi Arabia as friends of Thailand as he unveils the return of Chinese tour groups 

PM hails China and Saudi Arabia as friends of Thailand as he unveils the return of Chinese tour groups 

January 19, 2023

Culture, Economy, Politics, Thai World:

The comments by the prime minister about the closeness of the bond between China and Thailand are reminiscent of his Time magazine interview in 2017… 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, Living, 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 ›

Pheu Thai knocks Palang Pracharat Party coalition talk on the head with more bad news for Prawit 

Pheu Thai knocks Palang Pracharat Party coalition talk on the head with more bad news for Prawit 

January 15, 2023

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

Pheu Thai’s presumed candidate for prime minister in this year’s General Election gave short shrift to media rumours and speculation of a Pheu Thai coalition… 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 ›

Covid chaos descends again on Thailand’s foreign tourism sector amid cancellations and complaints

Covid chaos descends again on Thailand’s foreign tourism sector amid cancellations and complaints

January 8, 2023

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

Travel agents in France have been forced to cancel contracts because of the sudden introduction of entry restrictions which have led operators to declare a… 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 ›