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Former Pheu Thai finance minister expresses unease about US regional moves to counter China 

Former Pheu Thai finance minister expresses unease about US regional moves to counter China 

May 23, 2022

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The statement raises a question about the Pheu Thai Party’s position as well as that of Thaksin Shinawatra towards efforts by the current US administration… Read More ›

Thailand Pass app retained for foreign tourists but Thai nationals are to be exempted after June 1st

Thailand Pass app retained for foreign tourists but Thai nationals are to be exempted after June 1st

May 21, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Minister Anutin told a public forum on Friday that the Thailand Pass application could still be scrapped but health officials need more time to examine… Read More ›

Thai man arrested for brutal attack on Russian woman jogging in Nong Prue area near Pattaya 

Thai man arrested for brutal attack on Russian woman jogging in Nong Prue area near Pattaya 

May 20, 2022

Crime, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Police are waiting to fully interview the Russian woman who is being treated at the Bangkok Hospital in Pattaya after sustaining severe injuries at the… Read More ›

Sex drugs found in hotel room of Australian man who died from balcony fall on Tuesday in Phuket

Sex drugs found in hotel room of Australian man who died from balcony fall on Tuesday in Phuket

May 19, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Death of a young Australian man being treated by police as a tragic accident after an investigation this week which has reignited speculation about the… Read More ›

Thailand moves to defend its solar energy sector from a US probe into Chinese linked firms here

Thailand moves to defend its solar energy sector from a US probe into Chinese linked firms here

May 19, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Current tariffs in the United States were introduced by Trump in 2018 with some having been retained after a review by the Biden administration in… Read More ›

26 year old murders her grandmother after being confronted with bank theft charges by her relative

26 year old murders her grandmother after being confronted with bank theft charges by her relative

May 17, 2022

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Details of the harrowing crime were given this week by senior police officers in Phetchaburi province who revealed that legal proceedings against Chantima Wongwatkee are… Read More ›

Deadly Ko Samui waterfall claims another life on Saturday as Romanian woman falls to her death

Deadly Ko Samui waterfall claims another life on Saturday as Romanian woman falls to her death

May 16, 2022

Culture, Living, Thailand:

All three dead tourists died while posing for photographs at the waterfall on different levels. Two died while trying to take selfie shots while one,… Read More ›

Thai bond yields spike 20% as kingdom adopts a confident, pro growth pose amid capital flight

Thai bond yields spike 20% as kingdom adopts a confident, pro growth pose amid capital flight

May 14, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Patricia Mongkhonvanit of the Public Debt Management Office this week said that the government had been able to swap  ฿140 billion worth of long and… Read More ›

Face masks to be still needed in Thailand even after the emergency said Minster Anutin this week

Face masks to be still needed in Thailand even after the emergency said Minster Anutin this week

May 13, 2022

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Minister still on a mission about face masks. A key committee within the Ministry of Public Health is looking to make sure that the public,… Read More ›

Bank props up a slipping baht while Thai unions strongly pursue ฿492 minimum daily wage claim

Bank props up a slipping baht while Thai unions strongly pursue ฿492 minimum daily wage claim

May 8, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

The slow return of the foreign tourism industry and rising living costs were among the reasons given by JP Morgan as it downgraded its investor… Read More ›

Shark attack leaves 8-year-old with leg wound in Phuket but beaches declared safe by marine expert

Shark attack leaves 8-year-old with leg wound in Phuket but beaches declared safe by marine expert

May 2, 2022

Economy, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The attack comes as Thai authorities are battling to prop up the shark numbers off the kingdom’s coasts with a falling population and birth rate.… Read More ›

Cash is still king in Thailand with a cashless society not on the cards anytime soon says study

Cash is still king in Thailand with a cashless society not on the cards anytime soon says study

May 1, 2022

Culture, Economy, Living, Thailand:

It had been thought that with high smartphone penetration among the population and the widespread use of digital apps for payments during the pandemic, a… Read More ›

Thai wife’s plot to kill 63-year-old Dane bicyclist on April 21st uncovered by Nakhon Sawan police

Thai wife’s plot to kill 63-year-old Dane bicyclist on April 21st uncovered by Nakhon Sawan police

April 30, 2022

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

Disturbing story from Nakhon Sawan in the lower part of northern Thailand where a 24-year-old agreed with his aunt to kill a 60-year-old foreigner on… Read More ›

Policeman jailed, sacked from the force over death of young doctor at a zebra crossing in Bangkok

Policeman jailed, sacked from the force over death of young doctor at a zebra crossing in Bangkok

April 25, 2022

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

Police Corporal Norawich Buadok was charged with reckless driving causing death in February after public outcry over the incident. The court heard, on Monday, that… Read More ›

Good economic news, test now is how to emerge from stagflation with large price shock looming as inflation rises

Good economic news, test now is how to emerge from stagflation with large price shock looming as inflation rises

April 23, 2022

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

All to play for as the economy looks set to achieve significant growth this year. The key variable is the price of oil which has… Read More ›

Test and Go scrapped, a giant step by officials that removes testing for incoming air passengers to Thailand

Test and Go scrapped, a giant step by officials that removes testing for incoming air passengers to Thailand

April 22, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Unvaccinated travellers still face 5 days quarantine, a prior negative test and an RT-PCR test on Day 4 or 5 but on Friday, the decision… Read More ›

US sanctions on Russia part of a ‘profound’ geopolitical shift to Asia as many US firms leave China

US sanctions on Russia part of a ‘profound’ geopolitical shift to Asia as many US firms leave China

April 11, 2022

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

US President Biden’s key policy adviser for the Indo Pacific on the National Security Council has told an Asia Pacific summit organised by a Washington… Read More ›

Corrupt policeman refused arrest insisting that he was innocent of abduction and extortion claims

Corrupt policeman refused arrest insisting that he was innocent of abduction and extortion claims

April 5, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

This latest case has seen two police officers held in detention by the Phra Khanong Criminal Court until April 13th next and comes after public… Read More ›

Prolonged Ukraine war to see Thai inflation at 6.3%, a stalled economy and a possible downgrade

Prolonged Ukraine war to see Thai inflation at 6.3%, a stalled economy and a possible downgrade

April 2, 2022

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Vice President at Siam Commercial Bank Yanyong Thaicharoen shared an economic assessment from the bank’s Economic Intelligence Centre this week. He predicted growth this year… Read More ›

Channel 5 TV rumpus shows Thailand feels the heat in an altered world after the Ukrainian war raised divisions

Channel 5 TV rumpus shows Thailand feels the heat in an altered world after the Ukrainian war raised divisions

March 31, 2022

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

The Ukraine war and the unprecedented resolve of western countries to sanction Russia even while sacrificing their individual economic interests, make it crystal clear that… Read More ›