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Elderly UK businessman kills himself in central Bangkok by jumping from flyover onto busy road

Elderly UK businessman kills himself in central Bangkok by jumping from flyover onto busy road

April 6, 2020

Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Saturday’s suicide of the businessman followed that of a 26-year-old English teacher in Bangkok who threw himself from his apartment balcony on the 25th of… Read More ›

Virus may be partially airborne and Minister right in face mask fracas according to new US research

Virus may be partially airborne and Minister right in face mask fracas according to new US research

April 5, 2020

Living, Politics, Thailand:

World Health Organisation has consistently described reports of airborne transmission of the virus as ‘fake news’ but recent research in the US and a letter… Read More ›

Conditions tighten, grow more tense for visitors staying on in Thailand during the to coronavirus emergency

Conditions tighten, grow more tense for visitors staying on in Thailand during the to coronavirus emergency

April 4, 2020

Living, Thailand:

Foreigners in Thailand should look carefully at their position in the coming week as flights close and make sure their lifestyle is viable for the… Read More ›

Police to track down arrivals last night who escaped Suvarnabhumi Airport in defiance of emergency

Police to track down arrivals last night who escaped Suvarnabhumi Airport in defiance of emergency

April 4, 2020

Living, Thailand:

BANGKOK: Dramatic events in which 158 Thai passengers rebelled against emergency quarantine orders at Suvarnabhumi Airport. The shocking scenes led to the Director-General of the… Read More ›

Jail time looms for sick party animals who defied the virus state of emergency in Phuket this week

Jail time looms for sick party animals who defied the virus state of emergency in Phuket this week

April 4, 2020

Crime, Living, Thailand:

PHUKET: The sentence handed down to 18 teenagers in Ayutthaya should let the Phuket party crew know what is in store when they come before… Read More ›

Investigation into the death of 57-year-old Muslim man who died on a train last Monday. Had medical cert.

Investigation into the death of 57-year-old Muslim man who died on a train last Monday. Had medical cert.

April 3, 2020

Living, Thailand:

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: The 57-year-old arrived in the early hours of Sunday morning on a flight from Islamabad. He was issued a medical certificate from… Read More ›

UK couple with two young children stranded on Koh Phangan as dream job was axed after 3 days in the sun

UK couple with two young children stranded on Koh Phangan as dream job was axed after 3 days in the sun

April 2, 2020

Living, Thailand:

SURAT THANI: The plight of the couple and their two young sons has been covered in the UK media as the situation escalates in Thailand… Read More ›

‘Zero’ – nationwide curfew announced on TV by the PM as the government steps up virus fight

‘Zero’ – nationwide curfew announced on TV by the PM as the government steps up virus fight

April 2, 2020

Living, Thailand:

BANGKOK: ‘Zero’ is the government’s target. New curfew to be part of stepped-up measures to stem the spread of the virus with 3 more deaths… Read More ›

Lamborghini survives a plunge into low-level klong in Pathum Thani, driver emerged unscathed

Lamborghini survives a plunge into low-level klong in Pathum Thani, driver emerged unscathed

April 2, 2020

Living, Thailand:

PATHUM THANI: 30-year-old Jakrawan Sukhumkanchana was later given the all-clear at a local hospital by medics where he reported with chest pains after he swam… Read More ›

Man returning from Pakistan dies with Covid 19 virus condition on overnight train heading South

Man returning from Pakistan dies with Covid 19 virus condition on overnight train heading South

April 1, 2020

Living, Thailand:

HUA HIN: The man had just arrived from Pakistan and boarded the train at Bang Sue Railway in Bangkok even though a railway guard noticed… Read More ›

Emergency could be extended as more people present themselves at hospitals due to the coronavirus

Emergency could be extended as more people present themselves at hospitals due to the coronavirus

April 1, 2020

Living, Politics, Thailand:

BANGKOK: Thailand announced 2 more deaths on Wednesday bringing the total to 12 with 120 new infections. There are currently, however, 1,771 confirmed cases with… Read More ›

Bangkok’s police boss says all checkpoints are safe as he confirms 27 officers infected with the virus

Bangkok’s police boss says all checkpoints are safe as he confirms 27 officers infected with the virus

March 31, 2020

Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

BANGKOK: The Superintendent of Samranrat Police Station in central Bangkok orders riot shields used to screen the public and other sterilization defences as police isolate… Read More ›

No need for further measures in Bangkok says Covid 19 centre spokesman as provinces take steps

No need for further measures in Bangkok says Covid 19 centre spokesman as provinces take steps

March 31, 2020

Living, Thailand:

BANGKOK: Currently over 52% of infections are outside Bangkok. One of the hotspot provinces is Nonthaburi. The local governor on Tuesday revealed that there are… Read More ›

Huge demand for emergency supports with over 20 million to apply for self employed payments

Huge demand for emergency supports with over 20 million to apply for self employed payments

March 30, 2020

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

BANGKOK: As well as creating a huge technical problem for the Ministry of Finance website with over 10 times the load or public demand on… Read More ›

Monday’s figures include 2 more virus deaths as emergency Covid team calls for fewer commuters

Monday’s figures include 2 more virus deaths as emergency Covid team calls for fewer commuters

March 30, 2020

Living, Thailand:

BANGKOK: The government’s emergency response centre said it saw commuting on Saturday at 40% of normal figures and wanted to see that down to 10%… Read More ›

Fake news a low priority for the public during this unprecedented emergency says Suan Dusit poll

Fake news a low priority for the public during this unprecedented emergency says Suan Dusit poll

March 30, 2020

Economy, Living, Media, Thailand:

BANGKOK: The news comes in a week in which Thailand’s Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Buddhipongse Punnakanta, made contact with Twitter and Facebook over… Read More ›

Sex, drugs and alcohol as Chiang Rai party-goers arrested in the midst of the growing virus emergency

Sex, drugs and alcohol as Chiang Rai party-goers arrested in the midst of the growing virus emergency

March 29, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

CHIANG RAI: Police are investigating the source of nearly ฿237,000 found in cash at the scene and the large quantities of illegal drugs found. Police… Read More ›

Scramble to register online for state money as banks close over the weekend to defeat the virus

Scramble to register online for state money as banks close over the weekend to defeat the virus

March 28, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

BANGKOK: The Immigration Bureau opened new offices in Muang Thong Thani on the outskirts of Bangkok, this week, to cater to more foreigners seeking extensions… Read More ›

Still a chance to avoid a curfew or lockdown if the public stays at home over the coming 7 days to quell virus

Still a chance to avoid a curfew or lockdown if the public stays at home over the coming 7 days to quell virus

March 28, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The figures for infections are expected to skyrocket between now and April 15th even in the best-case scenario but the government is hoping to… Read More ›

Minister of Public Health Anutin in another mishap as he appeared to criticise health workers in Thailand

Minister of Public Health Anutin in another mishap as he appeared to criticise health workers in Thailand

March 27, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The 53-year-old is no stranger to politics and high office having first served as an advisor to Thailand’s Foreign Affairs Minister Prachuap Chaiyasan from… Read More ›