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Recreational cannabis use can be legalised under the current law being passed through parliament

Recreational cannabis use can be legalised under the current law being passed through parliament

August 19, 2022

Culture, Living, Thailand:

Bullish Anutin, this week, argued that social problems caused by his campaign to decriminalise marijuana were negligible and even pointed to a provision in the… Read More ›

PM’s Office adamant there will be no dissolution as opposition petitions the Constitutional Court to clarify

PM’s Office adamant there will be no dissolution as opposition petitions the Constitutional Court to clarify

August 18, 2022

Culture, Politics, Thailand:

Emotional Prime Minister, on Wednesday, gave a speech at an army song contest in central Bangkok at which he urged unity in a world full… Read More ›

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 ›

Election law finalised in parliament but the basis for the next General Election is still uncertain

Election law finalised in parliament but the basis for the next General Election is still uncertain

August 16, 2022

Culture, Politics, Thailand:

Electoral reform bill that was passed by parliament on Monday due to continued failure to make a quorum, is very likely to be reviewed by… 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 ›

Nightlife until 4 am as poll shows plans to move foreign tourism upmarket a ‘recipe for disaster’

Nightlife until 4 am as poll shows plans to move foreign tourism upmarket a ‘recipe for disaster’

August 13, 2022

Culture, Economy, Thailand:

Changes to the worldwide travel industry since 2020 are more like back to the future. Industry surveys show travellers are looking for tried and trusted… Read More ›

Country faces a ‘constitutional crisis’ says Move Forward Party MP in parliament over PM’s status

Country faces a ‘constitutional crisis’ says Move Forward Party MP in parliament over PM’s status

August 12, 2022

Culture, Politics, Thailand:

The anticipated floundering of key electoral reform bills by Monday, August 15th is also a matter expected to be ultimately adjudicated by the Constitutional Court… 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 ›

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 ›

Prayut retains all the cards as Thailand may be pivoting back to a one-ballot election process

Prayut retains all the cards as Thailand may be pivoting back to a one-ballot election process

August 1, 2022

Culture, Media, Politics, Thailand:

Political naiveté on the part of the leading Pheu Thai Party in believing that the coalition government, through the electoral reform process, was going to… 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 ›

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 ›

Canadian institute identifies Pegasus spyware on phones of 30 people linked to Bangkok protests

Canadian institute identifies Pegasus spyware on phones of 30 people linked to Bangkok protests

July 19, 2022

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

This new controversy arises as Thailand and the United States recently signed a joint communiqué on promoting democracy and democratic principles not only in Thailand… 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 ›

Roiled US-Chinese tensions in Asia pose Thailand with short-term leverage but a future trial ahead

Roiled US-Chinese tensions in Asia pose Thailand with short-term leverage but a future trial ahead

July 12, 2022

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

Thailand’s position has moved strikingly from its stance in 2018 when General Prayut Chan ocha told Time Magazine that the kingdom’s key strategic partner was… Read More ›

Negative reaction and horror at Thailand’s plan to charge foreigners more than locals at hotels

Negative reaction and horror at Thailand’s plan to charge foreigners more than locals at hotels

July 8, 2022

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

The bombshell announcement this week is bound to generate antipathy and concern among foreigners both inside and without Thailand. It goes against all principles of… 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 ›

Senator warns that Paetongtarn Shinawatra or Ung Ing, Thaksin’s daughter, is wrong for the job

Senator warns that Paetongtarn Shinawatra or Ung Ing, Thaksin’s daughter, is wrong for the job

June 28, 2022

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

Political instability in Thailand, cited by Fitch, the US ratings agency which retained Thailand’s BBB+ status last week, as one of the country’s greatest weaknesses… Read More ›

Fears for the baht as it hits a 15-year low and Thai economic performance in the medium term with chronic ills

Fears for the baht as it hits a 15-year low and Thai economic performance in the medium term with chronic ills

June 26, 2022

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

While the kingdom maintains a strong external financial situation and prudent fiscal management to support its economy, the growing impact of chronic problems such as… 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 ›