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Myanmar illegal migrants to be returned home this week after detention centre protest in Ranong

Myanmar illegal migrants to be returned home this week after detention centre protest in Ranong

January 27, 2021

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Thailand is also moving to regularise the status of thousands of illegal migrant workers after the Covid-19 outbreak in Samut Sakhon exposed the danger of… Read More ›

Thailand is winning its second battle against Covid-19 but an economic end is out of sight amid uncertainty

Thailand is winning its second battle against Covid-19 but an economic end is out of sight amid uncertainty

January 25, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Interprovincial travel is still restricted across the country and 14 days quarantine is required for visitors from 5 highly infected provinces, namely Samut Sakhon, Rayong,… Read More ›

Young man arrested for selling macaque monkeys, captured from the wild, online in Chiang Mai

Young man arrested for selling macaque monkeys, captured from the wild, online in Chiang Mai

January 25, 2021

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Accused told investigating officers from Phrao district who raided his home and found two monkeys in a cage ready to be passed on for cash… Read More ›

Rocky days for Thai media and ad industry as virus ravages budgets and spends with economic uncertainty

Rocky days for Thai media and ad industry as virus ravages budgets and spends with economic uncertainty

January 22, 2021

Economy, Living, Media, Thailand:

Crisis for the Thai media and ad industry existed long before the virus emerged in Wuhan as spending on media in Thailand fell inexorably from… Read More ›

Samut Sakhon Governor in a ‘critical’ condition after developing a lung infection from Covid-19 virus

Samut Sakhon Governor in a ‘critical’ condition after developing a lung infection from Covid-19 virus

January 21, 2021

Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The 58-year-old governor has been on a ventilator for over a month and was diagnosed with Covid-19 on December 28th at Siriraj Hospital where he… Read More ›

Thanathorn facing serious Lèse-majesté charges after Facebook broadcast on vaccination strategy

Thanathorn facing serious Lèse-majesté charges after Facebook broadcast on vaccination strategy

January 20, 2021

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

The Thai government and the Director of the National Vaccine Institute have hailed the AstraZeneca vaccine as the right one for Thailand and see the… Read More ›

Police have arrested the colourfully dressed gold shop robber who rode off with ฿1.9 million jewelry haul

Police have arrested the colourfully dressed gold shop robber who rode off with ฿1.9 million jewelry haul

January 20, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Initially, the staff at the Yaowarat Bangkok gold shop refused the armed robber’s demands that they hand over the gold forcing him to climb over… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand official says reopening to foreign tourism vital to kingdom’s 2021 economic hopes

Bank of Thailand official says reopening to foreign tourism vital to kingdom’s 2021 economic hopes

January 19, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

On Tuesday, the cabinet was presented with a ฿210 billion free cash payments scheme aimed at 31 million Thais. This came in addition to smaller… Read More ›

PM puts brakes on the vaccination rollout with warning that caution is the kingdom’s watchword

PM puts brakes on the vaccination rollout with warning that caution is the kingdom’s watchword

January 18, 2021

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

On Saturday, the Norwegian Medicine Agency confirmed that up to 29 people had died after being administered with the Pfizer BionNTech mRNA vaccine in the… Read More ›

Bomb device explodes on Saturday evening after broken up pro-democracy protest in Bangkok

Bomb device explodes on Saturday evening after broken up pro-democracy protest in Bangkok

January 17, 2021

Foreigners, Living, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The protest on Saturday began when a group called ‘Free Guard’ assembled at Victory Monument with three blank 112-metre banners and called upon members of… Read More ›

Top virologist Dr Yong defends the use of the Sinovac vaccine to protect frontline medical staff at high risk 

Top virologist Dr Yong defends the use of the Sinovac vaccine to protect frontline medical staff at high risk 

January 15, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The CoronaVac vaccine will be rolled out in Thailand in late February in the first step of the government’s three-step vaccination programme starting with front… Read More ›

Angry and disillusioned tourism operators in Pattaya call on the governor to close down hotels

Angry and disillusioned tourism operators in Pattaya call on the governor to close down hotels

January 13, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Industry leaders now convinced that it will be 2022 before any prospect of recovery emerges and are asking the government to step up with support… Read More ›

Pheu Thai presses the government on Chinese vaccine as PM hails the kingdom as a medical hub

Pheu Thai presses the government on Chinese vaccine as PM hails the kingdom as a medical hub

January 11, 2021

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

The Chinese vaccine has been confirmed by trials in Brazil as 78% effective and its partnering institution in the South American country is pressing ahead… Read More ›

Battle against the Covid-19 virus is going well with upbeat Public Health Ministry assessment last Friday

Battle against the Covid-19 virus is going well with upbeat Public Health Ministry assessment last Friday

January 10, 2021

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

Despite the spread of the virus now reaching 58 provinces, the outbreak in many areas, is being brought under control. Officials are particularly pleased with… Read More ›

Gamblers and hosts at illegal gambling dens are being jailed as massive crackdown proceeds apace

Gamblers and hosts at illegal gambling dens are being jailed as massive crackdown proceeds apace

January 9, 2021

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

Latest gambling bust on a casino located at a high-end condominium resort in Pattaya on Saturday morning. It comes as the government is about to… Read More ›

UK travellers welcome as top Thai officials reject calls to restrict entry over ‘Kent’ virus strain in Britain

UK travellers welcome as top Thai officials reject calls to restrict entry over ‘Kent’ virus strain in Britain

January 7, 2021

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Security officials in Bangkok are more concerned right now with illegal migrants after the arrest of nineteen unregistered aliens detected in the capital revealed that… Read More ›

Ministers told to fund new utility bill supports as government moves to ease Covid-19 virus surge hardship

Ministers told to fund new utility bill supports as government moves to ease Covid-19 virus surge hardship

January 6, 2021

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

Exporters warn the government that logistics needed for shipping in Eastern provinces must be maintained up and running as they report an upside in demand… Read More ›

Thailand faces its darkest hour against Covid-19 virus as vaccinations due to begin in March

Thailand faces its darkest hour against Covid-19 virus as vaccinations due to begin in March

January 5, 2021

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

Prime Minister appeals to the public to lie low for 14 or 15 days as his government tries to avoid plunging the economy into meltdown… Read More ›

Ministry asks Covid-19 unit to halt travel from the UK over new ‘Kent’ strain found among a family

Ministry asks Covid-19 unit to halt travel from the UK over new ‘Kent’ strain found among a family

January 5, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Sources are pointing out that no decision has yet been taken on the request and that certificates of entry continue to be issued to UK… Read More ›

Activist: more gambling dens in Rayong, 45-year-old security man tested on Sunday dies on Monday

Activist: more gambling dens in Rayong, 45-year-old security man tested on Sunday dies on Monday

January 1, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The police chiefs of both Rayong and Chonburi were removed this week after the National Police Commissioner, General Suwat Jangyodsuk, sent a fact-finding mission to… Read More ›