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Party leader and popular candidate for PM calls for political unity, presents a plan to defeat the virus

Party leader and popular candidate for PM calls for political unity, presents a plan to defeat the virus

July 25, 2021

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

Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan is an experienced former cabinet minister who was the leading candidate for Prime Minister of the largest Thai political party during the… Read More ›

Over 75 expats urged to get a free COVID-19 jab from Monday as Pattaya man gives a thumbs up

Over 75 expats urged to get a free COVID-19 jab from Monday as Pattaya man gives a thumbs up

July 24, 2021

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The advancing Delta strain in Thailand means it is make your mind up time for many foreigners living here who, up to now, felt protected… Read More ›

State regulatory process linked with Thailand’s vaccination programme’s chronic delays admits top official

State regulatory process linked with Thailand’s vaccination programme’s chronic delays admits top official

July 23, 2021

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

The National Vaccine Security Act 2018, a law passed by the National Legislative Assembly, appears to have been the template for the government’s incoherent vaccine… Read More ›

PM says Thailand will reopen fully to foreign tourism as infections and deaths continue to rise daily

PM says Thailand will reopen fully to foreign tourism as infections and deaths continue to rise daily

July 22, 2021

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

General Prayut asked top CEOs to work with the government and try to avoid conflict at this time. He said cooperation between all parties was… Read More ›

Big joke and top officials shore up the Sandbox tourist initiative on Phuket which begins to shows promise

Big joke and top officials shore up the Sandbox tourist initiative on Phuket which begins to shows promise

July 20, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Thai government increasingly sees the Phuket initiative as critical to the country’s economic objectives. Last weekend, a high powered delegation, including former Immigration Bureau… Read More ›

Violent clashes in Bangkok as protesters targeted Prime Minister Prayut over the rising virus crisis

Violent clashes in Bangkok as protesters targeted Prime Minister Prayut over the rising virus crisis

July 19, 2021

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The protest was called off after 6.30 pm after violent clashes with police lines as protesters burned effigies of Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha and… Read More ›

Police chief orders officers to oversee and boost morale on Bangkok’s nightly curfew checkpoints

Police chief orders officers to oversee and boost morale on Bangkok’s nightly curfew checkpoints

July 17, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

An online picture posted of an armed officer on the first night of curfew checkpoints near Pakkred in Nonthaburi caused online commentary and appears to… Read More ›

5 tourists land on Ko Samui as the numbers linked to Thailand’s reopening simply fail to impress

5 tourists land on Ko Samui as the numbers linked to Thailand’s reopening simply fail to impress

July 15, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Current numbers, trends and feedback from international travellers do not augur well for a recovery of Thailand’s foreign tourism industry in the last quarter of… Read More ›

Vaccine cocktail approved on Monday placed under review causing provincial suspensions of rollout

Vaccine cocktail approved on Monday placed under review causing provincial suspensions of rollout

July 14, 2021

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

Study into side effects ordered by the PM after top doctor already presented his emphatic findings based on a study involving 1,200 patients at King… Read More ›

Economic fears rising as Thailand faces a bigger crisis than 1997 with rising job losses and debt

Economic fears rising as Thailand faces a bigger crisis than 1997 with rising job losses and debt

July 13, 2021

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

Any growth at all now for 2021 is questionable as the head of the Public Debt Management Office suggests the government may be able to… Read More ›

Top tourists soured by red tape, hyper regulation is killing off enthusiasm for the Phuket sandbox among fans

Top tourists soured by red tape, hyper regulation is killing off enthusiasm for the Phuket sandbox among fans

July 12, 2021

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

Two more foreign tourists within the Phuket sandbox test positive while the province has just announced its first Delta virus case as schools close for… Read More ›

Premature 28-week baby is the latest COVID-19 victim after being delivered by caesarean section on Saturday

Premature 28-week baby is the latest COVID-19 victim after being delivered by caesarean section on Saturday

July 11, 2021

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

A 28-year-old woman, the mother of the infant, who arrived in Phrae from Pathum Thani on Thursday, survived the operation after doctors had to pierce… Read More ›

Top official – fully vaccinated people must wear double face masks against more infectious Delta virus strain

Top official – fully vaccinated people must wear double face masks against more infectious Delta virus strain

July 7, 2021

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

With a surge in infections being reported on Wednesday, driven by the more infectious Delta variant of Covid-19, Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, the government spokesman has… Read More ›

MP criticises stirred up health official, calls on him to fight the virus instead of being emotional

MP criticises stirred up health official, calls on him to fight the virus instead of being emotional

July 2, 2021

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

Top doctor at Siriraj hospital predicts infections of over 10,000 cases per day as many officials now accept that Thailand finds itself at the mercy… Read More ›

Real estate and property sector in Bangkok left in a state of crisis over suspension of camp site work

Real estate and property sector in Bangkok left in a state of crisis over suspension of camp site work

June 29, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Not only a halt to all work on sites in the capital for 30 days but a credit squeeze by the banks on mid-market borrowers… Read More ›

Calls for all migrant workers to be legalised as army seals off 575 building sites in Bangkok

Calls for all migrant workers to be legalised as army seals off 575 building sites in Bangkok

June 28, 2021

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South African variant was confirmed, on Monday, as having been detected already in Bangkok as the country is now at the start of the 4th… Read More ›

4th wave threatens to collapse the public health system as PM orders trainee doctors to Bangkok

4th wave threatens to collapse the public health system as PM orders trainee doctors to Bangkok

June 25, 2021

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

Thailand could be on the brink of a fourth and even more deadly wave of the virus as a top Thai doctor warns that daily… Read More ›

Phuket reopening getting up holidaymakers noses with no less than 5 Covid-19 tests to be paid for

Phuket reopening getting up holidaymakers noses with no less than 5 Covid-19 tests to be paid for

June 24, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

One hotelier on the island expects that only 20% of hotels are open and with incoming tourists limited to certified hotels, accommodation rates are reported… Read More ›

Change in insurance rules for retirement visas after some over 70s were forced out of Thailand 

Change in insurance rules for retirement visas after some over 70s were forced out of Thailand 

June 20, 2021

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Move towards health insurance for foreigners does not yet cover business, work or marriage visa holders and comes as Thai authorities are looking at health… Read More ›

Engineer gets suspended sentence for killing 17 year old in Chonburi with a gun in a road rage confrontation

Engineer gets suspended sentence for killing 17 year old in Chonburi with a gun in a road rage confrontation

June 19, 2021

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

Defendant in the case, 56-year-old Suthep Phochanasomboon, lost his ฿874k bail bond when he failed to turn up at the Chonburi Provincial Court on May… Read More ›