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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 ›

Pheu Thai opposes land for foreigners as industry leader warns of abuse from Chinese speculators 

Pheu Thai opposes land for foreigners as industry leader warns of abuse from Chinese speculators 

October 29, 2022

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

The government has been left reeling as opposition to its property for wealthy foreigners regulation rises with fears of abuses by wealthy Chinese investors as… Read More ›

Minister received body of Russian tourist recovered at sea on Wednesday off Phuket

Minister received body of Russian tourist recovered at sea on Wednesday off Phuket

October 27, 2022

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

52-year-old Ms Elena Rusradchenko had been missing for 6 days. Officials earlier this week declared her lost at sea after an exhaustive search off Naithon… Read More ›

Chinese links to nightlife underworld and police collusion being investigated in drugs crackdown

Chinese links to nightlife underworld and police collusion being investigated in drugs crackdown

October 27, 2022

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

Police seized ฿1.3 million in cash from two safes while they failed to open four others at a completely unlicensed Chinese-run high-end nightlife complex in… Read More ›

Deputy Prime Minister Jurin reports higher than expected exports in September but a trade deficit

Deputy Prime Minister Jurin reports higher than expected exports in September but a trade deficit

October 26, 2022

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

Speaking on Monday, the minister reaffirmed his party’s opposition to the government’s marijuana bill. The deputy prime minister said the liberal availability of cannabis was… Read More ›

Political activist and tycoon Thanathorn attacked by crazed man at National Book Fair in Bangkok

Political activist and tycoon Thanathorn attacked by crazed man at National Book Fair in Bangkok

October 24, 2022

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

Attack on the Progressive Movement leader by a crazed and eccentric businessman comes before a General Election is due to be called in Thailand in… Read More ›

Prayut hails economic progress by his government but his path to reelection next summer is still unclear

Prayut hails economic progress by his government but his path to reelection next summer is still unclear

October 23, 2022

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

Political experts and commentators have been talking up the prospects of the Bhumjaithai Party as a ‘neutral’ actor on the receiving end of defections with… Read More ›

Campaign to save Thailand’s last gorilla at high-rise zoo enclosure knocked on the head by owners

Campaign to save Thailand’s last gorilla at high-rise zoo enclosure knocked on the head by owners

October 22, 2022

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The owner of the gorilla, the Pata Pinklao Department Store, on Saturday, rejected the suggestion that Bua Noi was for sale or that there had… Read More ›

Police chief vows swift action against Provincial Police chief suspected of assisting drug gangs in Narathiwat

Police chief vows swift action against Provincial Police chief suspected of assisting drug gangs in Narathiwat

October 21, 2022

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

General Damrongsak Kittiprapaton, on Thursday, removed the police chief in the southern province under Section 63 of the new National Police Act. The allegations against… Read More ›

Passengers to finally get refunds from high-flying Thai Airways still facing financial turbulence 

Passengers to finally get refunds from high-flying Thai Airways still facing financial turbulence 

October 21, 2022

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

It appears that the airline, kept alive by cargo freight income and the protection of the court through the pandemic emergency, has made substantial progress… Read More ›

Drugs showdown in the works bound to prompt memories of decisive 2003 crackdown by Thaksin government

Drugs showdown in the works bound to prompt memories of decisive 2003 crackdown by Thaksin government

October 17, 2022

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

The current campaign as well as being a response to Nong Bua Lamphu also comes after demands from other provinces around the country including Krabi… Read More ›

Mother of murdered woman at the hands of a suspected serial killer calls for the death penalty to be meted out

Mother of murdered woman at the hands of a suspected serial killer calls for the death penalty to be meted out

October 15, 2022

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

A heavily armed police unit, acting on a police tip-off, moved in to arrest a murder suspect on foot of a court warrant on Wednesday… Read More ›

Chinese President Xi Jinping may be the star attraction at Thailand’s APEC summit next month with Putin

Chinese President Xi Jinping may be the star attraction at Thailand’s APEC summit next month with Putin

October 13, 2022

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

It is understood that Thailand’s leadership is disappointed that US President Joe Biden will not attend the summit in Bangkok due to the planned wedding… Read More ›

CNN reporters leave Thailand after being cleared of trespass but fined for illegally working on a tourist visa

CNN reporters leave Thailand after being cleared of trespass but fined for illegally working on a tourist visa

October 10, 2022

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

Tensions and feelings are running high over the kingdom’s worst mass massacre. A senior police officer was summarily removed from his post on Monday after… Read More ›

King and Queen support bereaved families of victims of the country’s worst mass murder in on Thursday

King and Queen support bereaved families of victims of the country’s worst mass murder in on Thursday

October 8, 2022

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King spoke movingly to parents of the bereaved gathered on Friday night on the first floor of Nong Bua Lamphu Hospital, the day after Thailand’s… Read More ›

Slaughter of innocents by ex policeman driven by drugs in Nong Bua Lamphu shocks Thailand 

Slaughter of innocents by ex policeman driven by drugs in Nong Bua Lamphu shocks Thailand 

October 7, 2022

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

Background to this case raises serious questions which are bound to grow louder as horrendous details of the carnage emerge including the plight of two… Read More ›

Radio very much alive in Thailand says Prime Minister’s Office as Prayut calls for use of transistor sets

Radio very much alive in Thailand says Prime Minister’s Office as Prayut calls for use of transistor sets

October 5, 2022

Culture, Living, Media, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Comments by the PM on Monday sparked a debate on whether listening to radio in Thailand on transistor sets is a thing of the past.… Read More ›

35-year-old man murdered and dismembered his lover after she wanted out of their secret liaison

35-year-old man murdered and dismembered his lover after she wanted out of their secret liaison

October 3, 2022

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

Maid at the upmarket condominium complex where the murder took place last Wednesday, foiled the killer’s plan to conceal the body of his murdered 30-year-old… Read More ›

New police chief is installed to lead the kingdom’s battle against crime, begins with illegal guns online

New police chief is installed to lead the kingdom’s battle against crime, begins with illegal guns online

October 1, 2022

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

Touching ceremony at Royal Thai Police headquarters sees power transferred from one police chief to the next. General Damrongsak Kittiprapat takes up the role as… Read More ›

Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha reinstated by the Thai Constitutional Court in a majority verdict

Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha reinstated by the Thai Constitutional Court in a majority verdict

September 30, 2022

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The court took the middle course of three options with dates ranging from 2022 to 2027. The verdict means that Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha… Read More ›