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Thailand is the world’s No 1 for use of social media and mobile payments to power new economy moving online

Thailand is the world’s No 1 for use of social media and mobile payments to power new economy moving online

May 7, 2019

Culture, Economy, Thailand:

The Price Waterhouse Coopers survey shows Southeast Asia is the world’s most dynamic region when it comes to end users as consumers of social media… Read More ›

Coronation of Rama X a new start for Thailand as King gives the country a new Queen in a surprise

Coronation of Rama X a new start for Thailand as King gives the country a new Queen in a surprise

May 3, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The new Thai king has already won praise since he came to the throne in 2018. This weekend will see him take on a new… Read More ›

Wild Boar soccer team become millionaires after signing deal with Netflix for Tham Luang story

Wild Boar soccer team become millionaires after signing deal with Netflix for Tham Luang story

May 2, 2019

Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

One independent film production featuring the Wild Boars story already finished filming in Thailand in late December and is due for release in 2020. This… Read More ›

French diplomat killed this week at a Bangkok BTS terminal was formerly a skilled investigative journalist

French diplomat killed this week at a Bangkok BTS terminal was formerly a skilled investigative journalist

April 30, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The 2009 article written by French man Arnaud Dubus in Liberation, a French left of centre daily newspaper published in France investigated a submarine deal… Read More ›

Prime Minister welcomes news that Thai economy is the world’s happiest in Bloomberg index for a second year

Prime Minister welcomes news that Thai economy is the world’s happiest in Bloomberg index for a second year

April 21, 2019

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

The Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha has welcomed this week’s Bloomberg Misery Index which lists Thailand as the least miserable country in the world… Read More ›

American has visa revoked and declared a threat to national security as love couple flee Thai police

American has visa revoked and declared a threat to national security as love couple flee Thai police

April 17, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

American and his Thai wife are reported to be in hiding as Thai police and authorities seek them as part of a probe into their… Read More ›

Boss of a successful Thai firm faces murder charge and death penalty after horror drink driving crash

Boss of a successful Thai firm faces murder charge and death penalty after horror drink driving crash

April 12, 2019

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A Deputy National Police Chief on Friday referenced the death penalty after interviewing a Thai business man who denies murder charges after killing a husband and wife… Read More ›

Police warn about obscene Songkran footage and videos. Murder charges for deadly holiday drunk drivers

Police warn about obscene Songkran footage and videos. Murder charges for deadly holiday drunk drivers

April 11, 2019

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

Strong warning from the Crime Technology Suppression division of the Royal Thai Police reminds holiday revelers of the serious penalties for uploading photos or videos… Read More ›

Cannabis may become a political issue as raid on Suphan Buri foundation exposes limits of new law

Cannabis may become a political issue as raid on Suphan Buri foundation exposes limits of new law

April 7, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The raid and arrest of a staff member of the Suphan Buri province based Khao Kwan Foundation this week highlights the difficulties that now exist… Read More ›

Thai man arrested for selling sex pills and toys on the LINE social media app after police raided his home this week

Thai man arrested for selling sex pills and toys on the LINE social media app after police raided his home this week

April 3, 2019

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

Arrest and seizure of ฿ 1 million in sex toys for men and women as well as 2,000 sex pills comes just over a week… Read More ›

Legal sex toys and 24 hour adult entertainment venues are key questions for Thai society

Legal sex toys and 24 hour adult entertainment venues are key questions for Thai society

March 21, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A colorful political party is canvassing enthusiastically throughout Thailand on a platform of liberalising the sale of sex toys and allowing adult entertainment venues to… Read More ›

Thai bride named as ‘Lady of the Hills in Yorkshire’ by Thai police – husband, living here, is not a suspect

Thai bride named as ‘Lady of the Hills in Yorkshire’ by Thai police – husband, living here, is not a suspect

March 19, 2019

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

The news that a body of a woman, who was found in 2004 on a remote hill in Yorkshire, was that of Thai wife, mother… Read More ›

Thailand’s Pandin Dharma Party says Buddhism is under threat as it campaigns against Muslim influence

Thailand’s Pandin Dharma Party says Buddhism is under threat as it campaigns against Muslim influence

March 8, 2019

Culture, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The Thai General Election on March 24th will see over 80 political parties battling it out for 50 seats in the lower house in the… Read More ›

Thai Raksa Chart Party disbanded by the Thai Constitutional Court in Bangkok after Princess PM move

Thai Raksa Chart Party disbanded by the Thai Constitutional Court in Bangkok after Princess PM move

March 7, 2019

Culture, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Thai Constitutional Court disbands political party that stunned Thailand on February 8th last when it nominated Thai Princess Ubolratana, the older sister of the Thai… Read More ›

Thai police captain helps woman lose spirit that was damaging her health in call out video that went viral

Thai police captain helps woman lose spirit that was damaging her health in call out video that went viral

March 5, 2019

Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A viral video shows just how real spirits and ghosts can become for Thai people. The adept way the senior Thai police officer handled the… Read More ›

Thai man offers ฿10 million and thriving business to man who wins his daughter’s hand in marriage

Thai man offers ฿10 million and thriving business to man who wins his daughter’s hand in marriage

March 5, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Successful business man in Thailand’s southern Chumphon province is determined to see his daughter find love with the right man. This week, he took bold… Read More ›

Supernatural lover taken into custody by Thai police in Chachoengsao after luring two Thai girls for sex

Supernatural lover taken into custody by Thai police in Chachoengsao after luring two Thai girls for sex

February 26, 2019

Crime, Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

When a Thai mother reported that her daughter, an 18 year Thai girl, had run off with a fortune teller last Friday to Thai police… Read More ›

Tensions and sex appeal of Thai politics as a foreigner is arrested and a Thai ‘pretty’ candidate

Tensions and sex appeal of Thai politics as a foreigner is arrested and a Thai ‘pretty’ candidate

February 21, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A young Thai woman confirmed last week as a candidate for election to Thailand’s lower house of parliament in the March  24th election has become… Read More ›

Thailand’s advertisers power the shift to online media in 2019 as print loses out to the internet

Thailand’s advertisers power the shift to online media in 2019 as print loses out to the internet

February 18, 2019

Culture, Economy, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

One of Thailand’s leading advertising service companies is predicting a 5% rise in advertising media spending in Thailand this year with more money going online… Read More ›

Election commission calls for Thai court to disband political party which nominated the Thai princess

Election commission calls for Thai court to disband political party which nominated the Thai princess

February 12, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Election Commission confirmed on Wednesday that it had decided to recommend the dissolution of the Thai Raksa Chart party. It first appeared that it… Read More ›