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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

Living, 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, Politics, 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, Living, 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, 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

Living, 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, 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 ›

Government preparing a plan to lure millions more expats to come and live in Thailand spurring the economy

Government preparing a plan to lure millions more expats to come and live in Thailand spurring the economy

April 1, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

New plan will target retirees and the self-employed across the world to make Thailand their home and base for new business ventures. The plan hopes… Read More ›

Death of schoolboy playing football from lightning strike in Surat Thani leaves father distraught in grief 

Death of schoolboy playing football from lightning strike in Surat Thani leaves father distraught in grief 

April 1, 2021

Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Deaths from lightning strikes are quite common in Thailand particularly in farms with open pastures where one lightning strike can kill many living beings including… Read More ›

Murder suicides spike in Thailand as country suffers the economic brunt of the Covid 19 crisis within homes

Murder suicides spike in Thailand as country suffers the economic brunt of the Covid 19 crisis within homes

March 30, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Even before the pandemic, the World Economic Forum estimated that there were 3 million people in Thailand with mental health issues while mental health professionals… Read More ›

Penguin’s mother asked to request her son’s move to a hospital after 14 days on prison hunger strike

Penguin’s mother asked to request her son’s move to a hospital after 14 days on prison hunger strike

March 29, 2021

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Secretary to the Minister of Justice, Thanakrit Jitareerat, has made it clear that the ministry would support any request by Mr Parit’s mother Ms Sureerat… Read More ›

Crisis in Myanmar threatens to escalate as Thai authorities monitor the situation on a daily basis

Crisis in Myanmar threatens to escalate as Thai authorities monitor the situation on a daily basis

March 29, 2021

Living, Thailand:

An unusually strongly-worded statement from the defence ministers of the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Japan castigated the junta and the military in Myanmar… Read More ›

70 arrested near Government House in Bangkok as police move clears protest site in place for 2 weeks

70 arrested near Government House in Bangkok as police move clears protest site in place for 2 weeks

March 28, 2021

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A significant number involved in the protest outside Government House, which was dispersed on Sunday morning, were part of a march from Nakhon Ratchasima to… Read More ›

Public Health Ministry moves to assure the public on outlying cases as vaccination drive cranks up

Public Health Ministry moves to assure the public on outlying cases as vaccination drive cranks up

March 28, 2021

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

A 29-year-old market seller who works in Bangkok but lives in Ratchaburi becomes the first confirmed case of a vaccinated person to test positive for… Read More ›

Provincial agency boss arrested in Mukdahan after trying to extort ฿2 million from a businessman

Provincial agency boss arrested in Mukdahan after trying to extort ฿2 million from a businessman

March 27, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Director of the Pongsawan Wood Industry Co. which owned ฿600 million of seized wood ordered to be returned to it by the Supreme Court,… Read More ›

Crowdfunding effort for alleged Dutch fraudster to bail him out of jail and fight fraud charges in court

Crowdfunding effort for alleged Dutch fraudster to bail him out of jail and fight fraud charges in court

March 23, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The mother of 37-year-old Wesley Halbach’s two-year-old daughter told an online appeal that he was the ‘victim of a big set up’ brought about because… Read More ›

Thailand falling in world happiness rankings, the country has fallen sharply in surveys since 2012

Thailand falling in world happiness rankings, the country has fallen sharply in surveys since 2012

March 22, 2021

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

The annual survey has become more sophisticated at measuring people’s happiness worldwide using the Gallup polling organisation in addition to government statistics across a range… Read More ›

Police winning the battle on the street as more militant protest movement turns off the public since last year

Police winning the battle on the street as more militant protest movement turns off the public since last year

March 21, 2021

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

Deteriorating and now dangerous security situation linked with ongoing protest activity is alienating public support while authorities continue to arrest and send more files to… Read More ›

Hatred of Asian Americans driven by prejudical anger is real and a threat to US Thai communities living in fear

Hatred of Asian Americans driven by prejudical anger is real and a threat to US Thai communities living in fear

March 21, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Tragedy strikes again among the Asian American community in the United States as activist groups report a surge in racial aggression and acts towards the… Read More ›

Big Joke promoted to a new role at police HQ working on reform of the force from April after reshuffle

Big Joke promoted to a new role at police HQ working on reform of the force from April after reshuffle

March 19, 2021

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

The new appointment for Police Lieutenant General Surachate Hakparn will take effect in April and was approved on Wednesday by the Police Commission chaired by… Read More ›

Threat to Thailand from the encroaching dragon of the North as Chinese factories in Myanmar burn

Threat to Thailand from the encroaching dragon of the North as Chinese factories in Myanmar burn

March 18, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The news comes after last Sunday’s execution by Myanmar’s Tatmadaw or military forces of a shop steward at a Chinese owned factory who was demonstrating… Read More ›