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Recreational cannabis use can be legalised under the current law being passed through parliament

Recreational cannabis use can be legalised under the current law being passed through parliament

August 19, 2022

Culture, Living, Thailand:

Bullish Anutin, this week, argued that social problems caused by his campaign to decriminalise marijuana were negligible and even pointed to a provision in the… Read More ›

Dutch tourist arrested and facing jail time after killing endangered fish on an island excursion near Ko Phi Phi 

Dutch tourist arrested and facing jail time after killing endangered fish on an island excursion near Ko Phi Phi 

August 17, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

The latest arrest of a foreign tourist for breaching Thailand’s strict laws on the conservation of natural resources follows a string of incidents since 2017.… Read More ›

US party flies into Taiwan further inflaming already raised tensions with China over the island 

US party flies into Taiwan further inflaming already raised tensions with China over the island 

August 15, 2022

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Dr Kurt Campbell, the key Biden administration advisor concerning Asia Pacific affairs, over the weekend, confirmed that the United States will conduct drills in waters… Read More ›

Father forced to kill his 37-year-old son in self-defence in yet another drug-related tragedy in Udon Thani

Father forced to kill his 37-year-old son in self-defence in yet another drug-related tragedy in Udon Thani

August 14, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

57-year-old father used an illegal gas gun to fire two shots at his son in the early hours of Saturday morning after being ambushed by… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand tailors rate rise of 0.25% to avoid killing off badly needed economic growth this year

Bank of Thailand tailors rate rise of 0.25% to avoid killing off badly needed economic growth this year

August 11, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Bank of Thailand’s modest rate rise will not stymie current economic growth and momentum which is moving upwards. The last rate rise still leaves levels… Read More ›

Wife defends venue boss as Pattaya court grants him bail on charges including negligent homicide

Wife defends venue boss as Pattaya court grants him bail on charges including negligent homicide

August 9, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Owner of the gutted and soon-to-be demolished entertainment venue in Sattahip, Pattaya promises to make amends to families of those who died and were injured… Read More ›

First monkeypox case in a woman as fears grow that its stigma may be its most dangerous aspect in Thailand

First monkeypox case in a woman as fears grow that its stigma may be its most dangerous aspect in Thailand

August 8, 2022

Crime, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Leading social development expert says that the current discussion about the source of monkeypox infections is leading to both homophobic and xenophobic discourse as the… Read More ›

No circuit breaker at death trap nightlife spot in Sattahip, Chonburi as 15 people die in horror blaze 

No circuit breaker at death trap nightlife spot in Sattahip, Chonburi as 15 people die in horror blaze 

August 7, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Top engineer says Thailand does not yet seem to have learned lessons from the Santika nightclub fire in Bangkok in 2009 which killed 66 people… Read More ›

China asserts sovereignty over Taiwan with fears of an attack by 2024 and a blockade of the island

China asserts sovereignty over Taiwan with fears of an attack by 2024 and a blockade of the island

August 5, 2022

Living, Politics, Thailand:

China’s diplomatic efforts are now countered by a larger diplomatic presence in the region on behalf of the United States and Japan as Foreign Minister… Read More ›

Girlfriend of German tourist infected with monkeypox tests negative in Phuket for the virus infection

Girlfriend of German tourist infected with monkeypox tests negative in Phuket for the virus infection

August 4, 2022

Living, Thailand:

Authorities in Phuket this week confirmed that the 25-year-old German man who is believed to have picked up the infection abroad is neither homosexual nor… Read More ›

Second case of monkeypox in Bangkok identified in a 47-year-old who had sex with foreign men

Second case of monkeypox in Bangkok identified in a 47-year-old who had sex with foreign men

July 28, 2022

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

City’s public health services and officials are monitoring all public health facilities to identify possible new cases and track the activities of those who may… Read More ›

Thai Belgian man’s body found in Chiang Mai river on Sunday after horror water rafting incident

Thai Belgian man’s body found in Chiang Mai river on Sunday after horror water rafting incident

July 24, 2022

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

30-year-old Nicolas Hinckxt, a computer programmer, who worked in Belgium and was of Thai Belgian descent with a Thai mother, was in the country on… Read More ›

Mysterious African monkeypox sufferer arrested after illegally crossing the border into Cambodia

Mysterious African monkeypox sufferer arrested after illegally crossing the border into Cambodia

July 23, 2022

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

Monkeypox patient captured in Cambodia: African Osmond Chihazirim Nzerem identified a Chiang Mai language school as linked with his stay in Thailand on arrival last… Read More ›

Central bank reassurances as ex-minister raises loan quality with China’s economy in trouble 

Central bank reassurances as ex-minister raises loan quality with China’s economy in trouble 

July 15, 2022

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

Top Thai bank official Dr Daranee Saeju this week assured reporters that Thailand’s strong financial position made it impervious to speculation and was quite unlike… Read More ›

Norwegian rescued by police and medics after being found stabbed within his Pattaya hotel room

Norwegian rescued by police and medics after being found stabbed within his Pattaya hotel room

June 30, 2022

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

Reports suggest that the wound was either self-inflicted or an accident. A small packet of dried marijuana leaves and a lighter found by police at… Read More ›

Good news from airports as arrivals help offset damage from inflation and supply chain blocks caused by war

Good news from airports as arrivals help offset damage from inflation and supply chain blocks caused by war

June 29, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Kasikorn Research Centre predicts that there is enough capital in the financial system to meet short-term debt repayments, imports for 3 months and demand for… Read More ›

Fears for the baht as it hits a 15-year low and Thai economic performance in the medium term with chronic ills

Fears for the baht as it hits a 15-year low and Thai economic performance in the medium term with chronic ills

June 26, 2022

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

While the kingdom maintains a strong external financial situation and prudent fiscal management to support its economy, the growing impact of chronic problems such as… Read More ›

Man dragged 14-year old into a blackmail scheme leading her to take her own life as the only way out

Man dragged 14-year old into a blackmail scheme leading her to take her own life as the only way out

June 24, 2022

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

More charges are due to be brought against the 27-year-old call centre worker after evidence of at least 10 other underage victims was found on… Read More ›

Warnings as fears grow over recreational cannabis use as Thai man is left impotent by self-harm act

Warnings as fears grow over recreational cannabis use as Thai man is left impotent by self-harm act

June 23, 2022

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

Original plans to deregulate cannabis, this year, were for it to be made freely available only for medical use and products with a strictly limited… Read More ›

World inflation crisis may lead Bank of Thailand to act before August and raise interest rates more sharply

World inflation crisis may lead Bank of Thailand to act before August and raise interest rates more sharply

June 19, 2022

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

Rapidly changing world financial environment where cash is king and looking like it is going to be more expensive as interest rates are set to… Read More ›