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Thai King and Queen extend New Year’s wishes to the Thai people for a happy 2020 through the media

Thai King and Queen extend New Year’s wishes to the Thai people for a happy 2020 through the media

January 2, 2020

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This year the King and Queen also released a New Year’s greeting card to the Thai people for 2020 following a ceremony at the Dusit… Read More ›

Appalling New Year’s start in Pattaya as a just engaged UK man’s life ends in a split second fireworks explosion

Appalling New Year’s start in Pattaya as a just engaged UK man’s life ends in a split second fireworks explosion

January 1, 2020

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Police removed the large fireworks container from the scene near where the body of Gary McLaren was found by Pattaya police officers responding to the… Read More ›

Frenchman who founded mission to rescue abused dogs reported to Buriram police by disgruntled staff

Frenchman who founded mission to rescue abused dogs reported to Buriram police by disgruntled staff

December 25, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

Thai staff at a dog shelter have rebelled at the unorthodox methods of the French founder, 50-year-old Michael Chour. These include forcing them into dog… Read More ›

Pope Francis arrives in Thailand amid more trenchant criticism from western conservatives at home 

Pope Francis arrives in Thailand amid more trenchant criticism from western conservatives at home 

November 20, 2019

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Pope will pray at the tomb of the Thai martyr of the Catholic church Nicholas Bunkerd Kitbamrung who was imprisoned by Thai authorities in 1941,… Read More ›

Saraburi school official under fire for pompous sent off ceremony with prostrating students before him 

Saraburi school official under fire for pompous sent off ceremony with prostrating students before him 

November 19, 2019

Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A senior advisor to the Thai deputy education minister and a former school pupil was scathing about the online photos seen from the event and… Read More ›

Two Thai women come back from the dead this month, one just minutes before her cremation

Two Thai women come back from the dead this month, one just minutes before her cremation

October 26, 2019

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82-year-old woman Loen Chunchue told her family she was in an old city with monks and angels and did not want to return home before… Read More ›

TV actress apologises for her wrongful bribery accusation against a Thai traffic police officer 

TV actress apologises for her wrongful bribery accusation against a Thai traffic police officer 

October 25, 2019

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

The high profile controversy has once again raised the issue of illegally imported luxury cars as the car was handed over for police inspection on… Read More ›

Man’s love quest on the roads of Thailand to fulfil his promise to his deceased wife and soulmate

Man’s love quest on the roads of Thailand to fulfil his promise to his deceased wife and soulmate

October 24, 2019

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

3 years ago Sakchai Suphanthamat’s wife passed away suddenly after being bitten by a dog. After her passing, he found his life so empty that… Read More ›

Judge attempts suicide in court after trial verdict and a caustic review of criminal justice practice

Judge attempts suicide in court after trial verdict and a caustic review of criminal justice practice

October 5, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The Secretary-General of Future Forward Party, Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, has revealed that the judge had been in contact with him since September voicing his concerns about… Read More ›

The great big Thai wedding that went all wrong for the bride now talking divorce and facing debt

The great big Thai wedding that went all wrong for the bride now talking divorce and facing debt

October 3, 2019

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Groom claimed to be a billionaire involved in the aircraft charter business with links to Hong Kong. The young woman met the man on March… Read More ›

Death of ‘pretty’ Lunlabelle has caused heartbreak for a Thai family and three-year-old little girl

Death of ‘pretty’ Lunlabelle has caused heartbreak for a Thai family and three-year-old little girl

September 30, 2019

Crime, Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thitma Noraphanpiphat’s mother and father as caring grandparents to 3-year-old little Bam Bam, have not told the little Thai girl yet what has become of… Read More ›

Finn kidnaps stepdaughter in Khon Kaen for the noblest of reasons – police say no further action

Finn kidnaps stepdaughter in Khon Kaen for the noblest of reasons – police say no further action

September 26, 2019

Crime, Culture, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Police in Immigration Bureau Division 4 briefed the media on the matter on Wednesday. Major General Nattawat Karndee explained that the police had become involved… Read More ›

Thai PM floats suggestion of moving capital away from Bangkok to ease chronic city congestion

Thai PM floats suggestion of moving capital away from Bangkok to ease chronic city congestion

September 19, 2019

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

Last year government sources heralded Bangkok as the ‘Geneva of Asia’ with a new law making it easier to recognise international bodies diplomatically. The suggestion… Read More ›

TV show to raise cash for flood victims following Thai actor’s inspiring and hearty example to all

TV show to raise cash for flood victims following Thai actor’s inspiring and hearty example to all

September 17, 2019

Culture, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Actor Bin Bunluerit brought his cash to villages in need and handed it out on the spot. He chipped in ฿1 million to a fund… Read More ›

Pope’s second cousin is a school principal in Udon Thani and looks forward to meeting him again

Pope’s second cousin is a school principal in Udon Thani and looks forward to meeting him again

September 15, 2019

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Visit by Pope Francis will be the second by a pontiff and the first papal visit since the historic visit of Pope John Paul II… Read More ›

Thai woman paralysed after surviving 5th-floor fall and now deserted by violent French boyfriend

Thai woman paralysed after surviving 5th-floor fall and now deserted by violent French boyfriend

September 15, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The French man named in reports as Mr Christian Philip Song has left Thailand according to the family and even prior to that, had proved… Read More ›

Government could fall on family law amendment decree if found illegal which could also see house dissolved

Government could fall on family law amendment decree if found illegal which could also see house dissolved

September 13, 2019

Culture, Politics, Thailand:

Cabinet decree referred to the Constitutional Court concerning the handling of domestic abuse cases in Thailand and the suspension of a law handing jurisdiction of… Read More ›

Education Minister issues new rules to crack down on sexy mini skirts and deadly inter-school rivalry

Education Minister issues new rules to crack down on sexy mini skirts and deadly inter-school rivalry

September 2, 2019

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Minister used his powers under the Child Protection Act 2003 to tighten up and add to regulations that had not been amended since 2005. There… Read More ›

Thai man may be the world’s oldest person, his long life spans three centuries of Thailand’s history

Thai man may be the world’s oldest person, his long life spans three centuries of Thailand’s history

August 28, 2019

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Mr Aon lives in the Chai Wan area of Udon Thani with his 70-year old wife whom he married in 1964 when she was 15… Read More ›

Mickey and Minnie Mouse promote the Land of Smiles as the duo portray the joy of Thai culture

Mickey and Minnie Mouse promote the Land of Smiles as the duo portray the joy of Thai culture

August 27, 2019

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

Mickey and Minnie Mouse highlight what’s so great about Thailand in a campaign and collection kicking off this month. Walt Disney Thailand is to launch… Read More ›