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American who stabbed his pregnant wife to death attempted to murder his ex-wife in Colorado

American who stabbed his pregnant wife to death attempted to murder his ex-wife in Colorado

May 8, 2021

Crime, Living, Thailand:

A bad guy: the tragedy raises questions about the ability of a US fugitive from justice to enter Thailand at this time of restricted entry… Read More ›

‘No one is safe until everyone is safe.’ Foreigners and expats on vaccine to do list says top official at ministry

‘No one is safe until everyone is safe.’ Foreigners and expats on vaccine to do list says top official at ministry

May 7, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Both a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday, Natapanu Nopakun and the Head of the Department of Disease Control at the Ministry… Read More ›

Thai government urged to buy more vaccine doses at any cost as the only way out of a growing crisis

Thai government urged to buy more vaccine doses at any cost as the only way out of a growing crisis

May 5, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Government’s handling of the vaccination campaign is being openly criticised for being too short-sighted and lacking ambition. One analyst has said the government can have… Read More ›

Thailand may face a ‘real crisis’ as 3rd virus wave fails to slow amid record deaths says top doctor

Thailand may face a ‘real crisis’ as 3rd virus wave fails to slow amid record deaths says top doctor

May 3, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Thailand is lagging behind most countries in Southeast Asia in its vaccination effort as it has been plunged into a third wave of the virus… Read More ›

Expats over 60 and with underlying conditions can register for free Covid vaccinations in June & July

Expats over 60 and with underlying conditions can register for free Covid vaccinations in June & July

May 2, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Despite the assurance of unity this week from government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri, there is tension at a political level both within parliament and even among… Read More ›

‘Noble’ nun arrested for ฿10 million fraud left her family facing eviction after quietly selling their home

‘Noble’ nun arrested for ฿10 million fraud left her family facing eviction after quietly selling their home

April 30, 2021

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Siblings and family of a nun at the centre of a ฿10 million fraud case and being detained in Nakhon Pathom, have revealed she sold… Read More ›

PM Prayut hands power back to the CCSA to find 100 million vaccine doses to defeat Covid-19

PM Prayut hands power back to the CCSA to find 100 million vaccine doses to defeat Covid-19

April 27, 2021

Living, Politics, Thailand:

The move comes as the clamour for Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul to resign mounts, with an online petition, launched… Read More ›

Thailand scrambles to procure more vaccines as infections and deaths from Covid-19 jump sharply

Thailand scrambles to procure more vaccines as infections and deaths from Covid-19 jump sharply

April 23, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Ex-Premier Thaksin Shinawatra, speaking on Clubhouse, urged the government to work with business leaders and offered to reach out to international leaders himself on Monday… Read More ›

Officials turn to hotels for more scarce hospital beds but say the 3rd wave can be defeated in May

Officials turn to hotels for more scarce hospital beds but say the 3rd wave can be defeated in May

April 19, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Bank of Thailand has said there is sufficient liquidity in the financial system while the Minister of Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn has warned… Read More ›

3rd virus wave now spells not just economic loss but financial danger as kingdom’s debt level rises

3rd virus wave now spells not just economic loss but financial danger as kingdom’s debt level rises

April 17, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Fears are rising that the government may not have the resources to cushion the effects of the third wave of the virus, currently spreading within… Read More ›

Bus driver charged as police find fatal inferno was caused by brake failure triggering a gas explosion 

Bus driver charged as police find fatal inferno was caused by brake failure triggering a gas explosion 

April 16, 2021

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

The owner of the bus, the 407 Pattana Company, was fined by local authorities for it being substandard, revealed Khon Kaen Governor Somsak Jangtrakul. Police… Read More ›

Still time to avoid lockdown says Health Minister as 3rd virus wave dwarfs all infections to date

Still time to avoid lockdown says Health Minister as 3rd virus wave dwarfs all infections to date

April 15, 2021

Economy, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The growing third wave of the virus has just begun to present the Thai government with perhaps its greatest challenge yet as it stands ready… Read More ›

Police probe high-end Thong Lor club prostitution links and may call in the owners for questioning

Police probe high-end Thong Lor club prostitution links and may call in the owners for questioning

April 14, 2021

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

Activist groups are calling for answers as the extent of the third wave of the virus becomes clear and with a key House of Representatives… Read More ›

6 year old among 5 people burned to death in overnight bus tragedy on Tuesday morning in Khon Kaen

6 year old among 5 people burned to death in overnight bus tragedy on Tuesday morning in Khon Kaen

April 13, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The freak accident comes as the Ministry of the Interior coordinates a campaign to control the carnage on the roads during the Songkran holiday which… Read More ›

Thai PM sends a message to people of the UK on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip

Thai PM sends a message to people of the UK on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip

April 10, 2021

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The duke visited Thailand twice at the Queen’s side on official state visits to the kingdom in 1972 and 1996. Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha… Read More ›

Bangkok MP will call to account cabinet ministers who he claims were at a Thong Lor nightlife spot

Bangkok MP will call to account cabinet ministers who he claims were at a Thong Lor nightlife spot

April 10, 2021

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

The rising third wave of the virus has seen some Bangkok hospitals run out of beds for Covid-19 patients with them also halting testing for… Read More ›

UK variant driving the 3rd virus wave in Thailand may have come from Phnom Penh in Cambodia 

UK variant driving the 3rd virus wave in Thailand may have come from Phnom Penh in Cambodia 

April 9, 2021

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

On March 11th, the Cambodian Health Ministry confirmed that the UK variant of Covid-19 was highly active and prevalent in the capital city of Phnom… Read More ›

Giant lizard makes world news from the Thai city of Nakhon Pathom in search of a cool one at 7/11

Giant lizard makes world news from the Thai city of Nakhon Pathom in search of a cool one at 7/11

April 8, 2021

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The monitor lizard is the largest in the species and is quite a common sight in Thailand particularly in urban areas and near water sources… Read More ›

Fears that a 3rd wave of Covid-19 may have begun in Thailand with top doctors raising the alarm

Fears that a 3rd wave of Covid-19 may have begun in Thailand with top doctors raising the alarm

April 5, 2021

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Key source of concern is a spreading cluster of infections linked with pubs and entertainment venues in Bangkok with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in… Read More ›

Myanmar facing all out revolution as the bloody struggle between the army and the public spirals out of control

Myanmar facing all out revolution as the bloody struggle between the army and the public spirals out of control

April 2, 2021

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The calls by Myanmar’s Miss Grand International, Han Lay, on stage last Saturday night in Bangkok for ‘urgent intervention’ in her country are growing louder… Read More ›