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Time up for some long-stay business owners as immigration warns of arrests after Saturday’s deadline

Time up for some long-stay business owners as immigration warns of arrests after Saturday’s deadline

September 22, 2020

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Particular problems associated with long-stay Non-Immigrant B visa holders under the present extraordinary conditions are being identified as the closure of the kingdom’s borders has… Read More ›

Western foreigners being blamed by ultra-right for this latest wave of radical student protests in Thailand

Western foreigners being blamed by ultra-right for this latest wave of radical student protests in Thailand

September 19, 2020

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Well over 10,000 police officers have been mobilised to control the situation with reserve forces of anti-riot police and military units on standby in case… Read More ›

Closed Thailand giving handouts to millions while Sweden welcomes tourists with falling infections

Closed Thailand giving handouts to millions while Sweden welcomes tourists with falling infections

September 18, 2020

Economy, Living, Thailand:

The Eurozone area is expected to contract by 7.9% this year as Asia will see its first economic decline since the 1960s. Thailand is emerging… Read More ›

Frenchman’s car stopped in Phuket, charged with the violent hotel rape of a 29 year old UK woman in Patpong

Frenchman’s car stopped in Phuket, charged with the violent hotel rape of a 29 year old UK woman in Patpong

September 16, 2020

Crime, Living, Thailand:

The 29-year-old UK tourist reported the rape last Friday morning to police in Patong who later obtained a warrant for the arrest of 36-year-old Mr… Read More ›

Raised concerns for the defiant student protest being planned for next Saturday and Sunday

Raised concerns for the defiant student protest being planned for next Saturday and Sunday

September 15, 2020

Living, Politics, Thailand:

The insistence by key student protest leaders in pursuing their August 10th ‘manifesto’ for reform of the monarchy has deeply disturbed authorities. There are genuine… Read More ›

Assistant Attorney General in Red Bull case named as a senior prosecutor to central Bangkok district

Assistant Attorney General in Red Bull case named as a senior prosecutor to central Bangkok district

September 13, 2020

Crime, Living, Thai World:

Assistant Attorney General Nate Natsuk defended himself before a range of panels last month. He had already been cleared by a committee set up within… Read More ›

Crunch time for 2.5 million jobs as government dithers on whether to reopen to foreign tourism this year

Crunch time for 2.5 million jobs as government dithers on whether to reopen to foreign tourism this year

September 12, 2020

Economy, Living, Thailand:

A UK travel consultancy has revealed that its studies of countries worldwide with large foreign tourist industries have shown that a combination of airport testing… Read More ›

Crime Suppression Police in efforts to curb 22% spike in suicides linked with Covid 19 reality in Thailand

Crime Suppression Police in efforts to curb 22% spike in suicides linked with Covid 19 reality in Thailand

September 11, 2020

Living, Media, Thailand:

Elite police unit to begin monitoring social media sites looking out for vulnerable people in distress followed by a local police intervention along with public… Read More ›

British family calls on the Foreign Office to intervene to bring tourist stroke victim home to London

British family calls on the Foreign Office to intervene to bring tourist stroke victim home to London

September 6, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

UK ex-marine, Colin Coppard, came to Thailand on his annual holiday. Stranded after April without money and with a severe dental medical emergency, the 50-year-old… Read More ›

Visa amnesty to end with 30-day extensions on application as the focus moves to long-stay visa holders

Visa amnesty to end with 30-day extensions on application as the focus moves to long-stay visa holders

September 6, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Foreign embassies will provide the required letters but only where appropriate according to the UK mission as certain financial facilities are being offered to both… Read More ›

Two Europeans to be deported after frolics under the waves video irks local people in Surat Thani

Two Europeans to be deported after frolics under the waves video irks local people in Surat Thani

September 5, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Just two days after being summoned by police, arrested and charged, the two western men must now face the collapse of their life in Thailand.… Read More ›

Bangkok inmate tests positive for the Covid 19 virus making it the first local case in over 100 days in Thailand

Bangkok inmate tests positive for the Covid 19 virus making it the first local case in over 100 days in Thailand

September 4, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Senior health officials including the Director of the Communicable Disease Department have urged the public to be calm but also vigilant. The man was jailed… Read More ›

Fun-loving foreigners living in Ko Phangan arrested for underwater antics in a protected coastal area

Fun-loving foreigners living in Ko Phangan arrested for underwater antics in a protected coastal area

September 3, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Both foreigners are involved in the tourist industry on the island and were called to task by a local man, a conservationist and fellow diver.… Read More ›

Murder charge against ‘Boss’ Yoravuth should have been weighed after mowing down policeman

Murder charge against ‘Boss’ Yoravuth should have been weighed after mowing down policeman

September 1, 2020

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

Today the investigating panel’s report was discussed by the cabinet and made public with a press conference given by Mr Vicha Mahakhun. The panel chairman… Read More ›

Red Bull scandal exposed as cabinet to discuss shocking details unearthed by inquiry panel before publication

Red Bull scandal exposed as cabinet to discuss shocking details unearthed by inquiry panel before publication

September 1, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Over the weekend, the Chairman of the panel told the press that no one person could have been responsible for the coordinated effort to have… Read More ›

Thai army strengthens security along the Burmese border to defend against super infectious strain of Covid 19

Thai army strengthens security along the Burmese border to defend against super infectious strain of Covid 19

September 1, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Checkpoints with the kingdom’s western neighbour, except for Kanchanaburi province, remain open for now but provincial authorities have been ordered by the Interior Ministry in… Read More ›

65-year-old man in Bangkok commits suicide over his mortgage arrears already paid off by his son

65-year-old man in Bangkok commits suicide over his mortgage arrears already paid off by his son

August 29, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The body of the 65-year-old man who suffered from diabetes was pulled from the Chao Phraya River on Thursday in what appears to be a… Read More ›

Police witness in Red Bull case had talks about witness protection with department at the Ministry of Justice

Police witness in Red Bull case had talks about witness protection with department at the Ministry of Justice

August 24, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Minister of Justice Somsak Thepsutin has given an assurance that protection for any witness connected with the Red Bull case is available from his… Read More ›

American man’s home in Phetchabun found to be illegal after complaints from locals prompts probe

American man’s home in Phetchabun found to be illegal after complaints from locals prompts probe

August 23, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Nightmare day for American man living in Phetchabun province. Resort type house had been built on two land plots awarded following a cabinet resolution in… Read More ›

Man visiting from Laos had TB, not Covid 19 as Udon Thani governor confirms no trace of Covid 19 virus

Man visiting from Laos had TB, not Covid 19 as Udon Thani governor confirms no trace of Covid 19 virus

August 20, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

31-year old daughter Ms Dido, her mother and the owner of the rustic house where the couple from Laos stayed, have been interviewed by local… Read More ›