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Myanmar border on alert after shock local Covid positive test on Friday is linked to local smuggling trade

Myanmar border on alert after shock local Covid positive test on Friday is linked to local smuggling trade

November 30, 2020

Crime, Living, Thailand:

The Head of the Immigration Bureau, Lieutenant General Sompong Chingduan, has issued a call for immediate action on the border as, so far, over 320… Read More ›

Covid-19 end in sight as PM announces vaccine contract with giant UK Swedish firm AstraZeneca

Covid-19 end in sight as PM announces vaccine contract with giant UK Swedish firm AstraZeneca

November 26, 2020

Economy, Living, Thailand:

The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction that Thailand has been able to protect its population and public health service from the Covid-19 threat and publicly linked… Read More ›

Protest leader ‘Penguin’ warns of the ‘smell’ of a coup and urges followers to take to the streets if it happens

Protest leader ‘Penguin’ warns of the ‘smell’ of a coup and urges followers to take to the streets if it happens

November 23, 2020

Living, Politics, Thailand:

The dangerous clashes seen last week and the fizzling out of reconciliation efforts in parliament to bring the two sides together have left the kingdom… Read More ›

Use of cocaine and cannabis is still highly illegal in Thailand with very serious legal consequences

Use of cocaine and cannabis is still highly illegal in Thailand with very serious legal consequences

November 22, 2020

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Thailand has, for over two years, pursued a liberalisation programme to make medical extracts of cannabis available to those in need and is now further… Read More ›

Anon calls for officials in government to defect as PM vows a hardline stance against all lawbreakers

Anon calls for officials in government to defect as PM vows a hardline stance against all lawbreakers

November 21, 2020

Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Charges brought against high school students 15-year-old Benamaporn ‘Ploy’ Nivas, and 17-year-old Lopnaphat ‘Min’ Wangsit highlight that this is an intergenerational struggle in Thailand between… Read More ›

Thai ministers set out ambitious agenda to make the kingdom the dominant digital player in ASEAN

Thai ministers set out ambitious agenda to make the kingdom the dominant digital player in ASEAN

November 12, 2020

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

Another seminar, later in the week, heard a more down to earth assessment as Thai entrepreneur, Amarit Charoenphan, bemoaned the closure of the kingdom to… Read More ›

Prayut condemns attack on Russian in Pattaya by irate protest leader after heckling at small rally turned sour

Prayut condemns attack on Russian in Pattaya by irate protest leader after heckling at small rally turned sour

November 12, 2020

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

On a broader note, the premier again appealed to all sides to participate in parliamentary efforts to find a way out of the current political… Read More ›

Tourism industry totters on the brink as tourists from the UK, the USA and Europe can now apply on conditions

Tourism industry totters on the brink as tourists from the UK, the USA and Europe can now apply on conditions

November 11, 2020

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

Countries in South America and the Indo Pacific region are, right now, hoovering up Thailand’s regular tourists with another contingent having already decided to stay… Read More ›

Russian man assaulted by protest leader at Pattaya rally leaving his 10-year-old daughter hysterical

Russian man assaulted by protest leader at Pattaya rally leaving his 10-year-old daughter hysterical

November 9, 2020

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

The dangerous incident is yet another warning to foreigners to stay clear of all political protest activity in Thailand during what is an escalating and… Read More ›

Top international school in Phuket in hot water after two UK teachers were arrested for working illegally there

Top international school in Phuket in hot water after two UK teachers were arrested for working illegally there

November 9, 2020

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

Officials are warning employers in Thailand following the case. The school authorities could be facing up to ฿2 million in fines and up to 10… Read More ›

Kindergarten teacher gets jail for beating and assaulting children at her class in Nonthaburi in September

Kindergarten teacher gets jail for beating and assaulting children at her class in Nonthaburi in September

November 7, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A further hearing is scheduled for December where parents of the children are seeking up to ฿5 million in compensation claims against the school whose… Read More ›

Thai minister defends ban on world adult site Pornhub as move sparks nationwide protests against the move

Thai minister defends ban on world adult site Pornhub as move sparks nationwide protests against the move

November 7, 2020

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

The move, this week, drew some praise even from anti-government activists but has alienated a large and probably silent contingent of the kingdom’s population, both… Read More ›

US heading into a constitutional crisis with baht surging against the dollar and worried expats as events unfold

US heading into a constitutional crisis with baht surging against the dollar and worried expats as events unfold

November 6, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Trump now seems resigned to a legal fight and has declared the election, which he appeared to be winning on Tuesday night, as ‘rigged’ through… Read More ›

French man’s deportation shock is a wake-up call to all foreigners in Thailand using social media

French man’s deportation shock is a wake-up call to all foreigners in Thailand using social media

November 5, 2020

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

In 2019, 47-year-old Yan Eric Marchal was visited by plainclothes police after he released a video on Facebook parodying a song linked to the National… Read More ›

Pornhub is shuttered in Thailand as Ministry blocks access online to its 10th largest market in the world

Pornhub is shuttered in Thailand as Ministry blocks access online to its 10th largest market in the world

November 2, 2020

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

The move follows a new policy directive issued to the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society last week by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan and… Read More ›

Sean Connery, the sexiest man alive, who played James Bond, has passed away at 90 years of age in Bahamas

Sean Connery, the sexiest man alive, who played James Bond, has passed away at 90 years of age in Bahamas

November 1, 2020

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

Remembered as the greatest Scotsman ever, Connery revealed that his decades of success were never planned when he was growing up in working-class Edinburgh. He… Read More ›

Visa amnesty finally ending but the new regime is pragmatic and may allow for further renewals

Visa amnesty finally ending but the new regime is pragmatic and may allow for further renewals

October 29, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Foreign embassies in Thailand including that of the United States are urging their nationals, still in Thailand with an extended tourist visa, to move quickly… Read More ›

Royalists claim the United States is seeking to destabilise Thailand using ‘hybrid warfare’ tactics and media

Royalists claim the United States is seeking to destabilise Thailand using ‘hybrid warfare’ tactics and media

October 27, 2020

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The current United States Ambassador Michael De Sombre has long refuted claims that the United States was supporting political activity in Thailand including protests. The… Read More ›

Protest leader tells Prayut his term as PM is over as thousands again take to the Bangkok streets against him

Protest leader tells Prayut his term as PM is over as thousands again take to the Bangkok streets against him

October 26, 2020

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Protesters taunted the Prime Minister by paraphrasing the monarch’s praise for a loyal supporter on Friday. ‘Very brave, very brave, good job, good job –… Read More ›

French woman tested positive for Covid 19 on Ko Samui on October 21st confirmed top health official Friday 

French woman tested positive for Covid 19 on Ko Samui on October 21st confirmed top health official Friday 

October 23, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The bombshell news may have implications for efforts to reopen the country to tourism although Thai officials are investigating whether the woman contracted the virus… Read More ›