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Prayut’s sadness at Seoul Halloween horror as similar party is to go ahead in Bangkok on Monday

Prayut’s sadness at Seoul Halloween horror as similar party is to go ahead in Bangkok on Monday

October 30, 2022

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Organisers of the Khao San Road Halloween Party are still going ahead on Monday night with the annual spectacular which in the past year has… Read More ›

Probe at the Commerce Ministry’s Department of Trade into official’s collusion with scam operators

Probe at the Commerce Ministry’s Department of Trade into official’s collusion with scam operators

October 30, 2022

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

Chiang Mai-based doctor, in July, lost ฿6.9 million after speaking with what she thought was a senior officer with the Department of Special Investigation (DSI)… Read More ›

Political quake brewing over nightclub Chinese donor which could see ruling party dissolved

Political quake brewing over nightclub Chinese donor which could see ruling party dissolved

October 28, 2022

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

Police enquiries into the financing of the highly unusual and illegal nightclub that began on Wednesday had been focusing on the owner and financial backer… Read More ›

Thai Economy to grow

Full steam ahead: Thailand’s economy on course for steady GDP growth in 2023 despite headwinds

October 28, 2022

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

The prospects for growth in 2023 will be driven primarily by foreign tourism with over 21 million tourists expected to arrive. The real problem that… Read More ›

Minister received body of Russian tourist recovered at sea on Wednesday off Phuket

Minister received body of Russian tourist recovered at sea on Wednesday off Phuket

October 27, 2022

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

52-year-old Ms Elena Rusradchenko had been missing for 6 days. Officials earlier this week declared her lost at sea after an exhaustive search off Naithon… Read More ›

Chinese links to nightlife underworld and police collusion being investigated in drugs crackdown

Chinese links to nightlife underworld and police collusion being investigated in drugs crackdown

October 27, 2022

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

Police seized ฿1.3 million in cash from two safes while they failed to open four others at a completely unlicensed Chinese-run high-end nightlife complex in… Read More ›

Deputy Prime Minister Jurin reports higher than expected exports in September but a trade deficit

Deputy Prime Minister Jurin reports higher than expected exports in September but a trade deficit

October 26, 2022

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

Speaking on Monday, the minister reaffirmed his party’s opposition to the government’s marijuana bill. The deputy prime minister said the liberal availability of cannabis was… Read More ›

Finance Ministry unveils green bonds as it seeks ฿900 billion for investment over four years

Finance Ministry unveils green bonds as it seeks ฿900 billion for investment over four years

October 25, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Kingdom’s finances appear to be sound with a projected debt-to-GDP ratio in 2023 of 60.4% which is extremely prudent by international standards. The fact that… Read More ›

Policeman on the run after gunning down 32 year old at a music bar in southern Trang province

Policeman on the run after gunning down 32 year old at a music bar in southern Trang province

October 25, 2022

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

The perpetrator, known as ‘Sergeant Bird’ is a member of the Trang Special Operations Unit or SWAT team in Trang and is understood to have… Read More ›

Political activist and tycoon Thanathorn attacked by crazed man at National Book Fair in Bangkok

Political activist and tycoon Thanathorn attacked by crazed man at National Book Fair in Bangkok

October 24, 2022

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

Attack on the Progressive Movement leader by a crazed and eccentric businessman comes before a General Election is due to be called in Thailand in… Read More ›

Prayut hails economic progress by his government but his path to reelection next summer is still unclear

Prayut hails economic progress by his government but his path to reelection next summer is still unclear

October 23, 2022

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

Political experts and commentators have been talking up the prospects of the Bhumjaithai Party as a ‘neutral’ actor on the receiving end of defections with… Read More ›

Fears for Russian tourist, a top business executive, gone missing from Naithon Beach in Phuket

Fears for Russian tourist, a top business executive, gone missing from Naithon Beach in Phuket

October 23, 2022

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Police have not ruled out that the woman may have been attacked for her personal belongings but it is also feared she may have had… Read More ›

Campaign to save Thailand’s last gorilla at high-rise zoo enclosure knocked on the head by owners

Campaign to save Thailand’s last gorilla at high-rise zoo enclosure knocked on the head by owners

October 22, 2022

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The owner of the gorilla, the Pata Pinklao Department Store, on Saturday, rejected the suggestion that Bua Noi was for sale or that there had… Read More ›

MP seeks probe into Thursday’s NBTC decision not to block the $7.5 billion DTAC True merger

MP seeks probe into Thursday’s NBTC decision not to block the $7.5 billion DTAC True merger

October 22, 2022

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

The decision on Thursday by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) not to block the huge merger between two key players in the Thai… Read More ›

Police chief vows swift action against Provincial Police chief suspected of assisting drug gangs in Narathiwat

Police chief vows swift action against Provincial Police chief suspected of assisting drug gangs in Narathiwat

October 21, 2022

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

General Damrongsak Kittiprapaton, on Thursday, removed the police chief in the southern province under Section 63 of the new National Police Act. The allegations against… Read More ›

Passengers to finally get refunds from high-flying Thai Airways still facing financial turbulence 

Passengers to finally get refunds from high-flying Thai Airways still facing financial turbulence 

October 21, 2022

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

It appears that the airline, kept alive by cargo freight income and the protection of the court through the pandemic emergency, has made substantial progress… Read More ›

Truss resigns as UK Prime Minister, the shortest-lived and most disastrous tenure in office ever

Truss resigns as UK Prime Minister, the shortest-lived and most disastrous tenure in office ever

October 20, 2022

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

Her replacement is expected to be unveiled in a week. Former chancellor Rishi Sunak is thought to be a key contender as is Penny Mordaunt… Read More ›

Manhunt: Renegade drug dealing soldier has broken out of a military prison in Lampang province

Manhunt: Renegade drug dealing soldier has broken out of a military prison in Lampang province

October 19, 2022

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

The soldier has a history of illegal activity, being arrested on October 6th last year and was the subject of a military arrest warrant when… Read More ›

French tourists held in Ko Samui cells after vicious assault left Thai man needing emergency brain surgery

French tourists held in Ko Samui cells after vicious assault left Thai man needing emergency brain surgery

October 18, 2022

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

It is not clear how this case will proceed as the victim is not yet out of danger and still unconscious while the two French… Read More ›

Somkid: scrap submarines budget and spend less on flagship projects to boost grassroots economy

Somkid: scrap submarines budget and spend less on flagship projects to boost grassroots economy

October 17, 2022

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

On Monday, the Prime Minister’s Office welcomed last week’s report from the International Monetary Fund on the Thai economy which confirmed projected growth of 2.8%… Read More ›