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Large protest turnout in Bangkok on Wednesday pushed for the PM to go with a 3-day ultimatum delivered

Large protest turnout in Bangkok on Wednesday pushed for the PM to go with a 3-day ultimatum delivered

October 22, 2020

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Protesters in Bangkok on Wednesday night appeared more confident and to have momentum as they confronted police at key points throughout the city. Earlier in… Read More ›

Chinese wave incoming as Tourism Minister Phiphat again changes tack to save the industry from utter ruin

Chinese wave incoming as Tourism Minister Phiphat again changes tack to save the industry from utter ruin

October 19, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

New plan is to recreate Thailand as a playground for Chinese visitors followed later by other Asian tourists beginning in 2021. The news is not… Read More ›

Prime Minister’s position has been weakened by protests as progressive leader says he must go to allow talks 

Prime Minister’s position has been weakened by protests as progressive leader says he must go to allow talks 

October 19, 2020

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Moves are underway to bring this crisis back to parliament after government MPs appear to have misjudged the public’s mood on September 24th last when… Read More ›

Protester charged with harming the Queen’s liberty claims innocence after his arrest on Friday in Bangkok

Protester charged with harming the Queen’s liberty claims innocence after his arrest on Friday in Bangkok

October 18, 2020

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

The incident underscores the dangerous and disturbing position that Thailand now finds itself in, where the monarchy, long-held above the political fray, is being drawn… Read More ›

Protests on the streets creating political tensions as PM warns the public only the country will lose

Protests on the streets creating political tensions as PM warns the public only the country will lose

October 17, 2020

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Advice to the current Prime Minister Prayuth Chan ocha from his predecessor from 2014, Yingluck Shinawatra on Saturday, will not have been welcomed and indicates… Read More ›

Another fatal crash as express train smashes car off the tracks in Phetchaburi – woman killed

Another fatal crash as express train smashes car off the tracks in Phetchaburi – woman killed

October 17, 2020

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

The tragedy comes just days after 18 people died in Chachoengsao province which was followed by a promise to improve security at rail crossings nationwide… Read More ›

Press conference given by activist and Progressive Movement leader checked by abrupt police visit

Press conference given by activist and Progressive Movement leader checked by abrupt police visit

October 16, 2020

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, formerly the Secretary-General of the disbanded Future Forward Party, was visible on Wednesday night, some hours ahead of the government crackdown early on… Read More ›

Water cannon used to fend off Bangkok protesters as police uphold the strict new emergency laws

Water cannon used to fend off Bangkok protesters as police uphold the strict new emergency laws

October 16, 2020

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

Standoff between police and more aggressive protesters near Pathumwan intersection in Bangkok after both sides sprayed each other with coloured substances. Shopping centres and landmark… Read More ›

Revived protest ends in Bangkok as severe state of emergency is declared and protest leaders promptly arrested

Revived protest ends in Bangkok as severe state of emergency is declared and protest leaders promptly arrested

October 15, 2020

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Senior police officers fired after Wednesday’s debacle with reports that an operation centre led by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan will be established to restore… Read More ›

Rally’s march on Government House surprises officials with a larger turnout and police in retreat

Rally’s march on Government House surprises officials with a larger turnout and police in retreat

October 14, 2020

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The crowd on Wednesday swelled in the late afternoon as the march gained momentum and security forces were consistently forced to retreat before what was… Read More ›

Thai King and Queen surprise crowd outside the Grand Palace on Tuesday with warm personal greetings

Thai King and Queen surprise crowd outside the Grand Palace on Tuesday with warm personal greetings

October 14, 2020

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The 13th of October is the 4th anniversary of the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great. A solemn ceremony took place at 7.41 pm… Read More ›

Police arrest 21 protesters in Bangkok attempting to block the road to be used for planned Royal motorcade

Police arrest 21 protesters in Bangkok attempting to block the road to be used for planned Royal motorcade

October 13, 2020

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

Human rights lawyer Arnon Nampa has called on the public to attend the rally tomorrow after 6 pm. On Monday, it was reported by military… Read More ›

Woman linked to potential mass murder plot to claim insurance payouts from poisoned victims

Woman linked to potential mass murder plot to claim insurance payouts from poisoned victims

October 13, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A 63-year-old woman hired a 48-year-old hitman to slaughter her estranged 58-year-old husband on October 5th for a fee of ฿40,000. She told police she… Read More ›

18 dead in bus rail crash in Chachoengsao province early on Sunday morning with over 40 injured

18 dead in bus rail crash in Chachoengsao province early on Sunday morning with over 40 injured

October 11, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

There are reports that the driver, who died at the scene, had gotten lost and also that there was loud music playing within the bus… Read More ›

Thailand’s end game against the Covid 19 disaster goes into effect with an early vaccination programme

Thailand’s end game against the Covid 19 disaster goes into effect with an early vaccination programme

October 10, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Nakorn Premsri, the Director of the National Vaccine Institute has warned that Thailand, because of its successful exclusion of the virus, could be in a… Read More ›

American teacher learns his lesson following his spiteful campaign against a Ko Chang hotel resort

American teacher learns his lesson following his spiteful campaign against a Ko Chang hotel resort

October 9, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Wesley Barnes, at the conclusion of this week’s summit meeting with the hotel, has made it clear that he will not be issuing any further… Read More ›

Death of American in Chiang Mai being looked at by police after fall from his seventh-floor condo

Death of American in Chiang Mai being looked at by police after fall from his seventh-floor condo

October 9, 2020

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

Police Lieutenant Chakri Singhal named the man on Wednesday as Jerry Harris Bunker who has been married to a 33-year-old Thai woman from Chiang Mai… Read More ›

Human rights of westerners tied to Thailand being trampled by popular virus measures taken worldwide

Human rights of westerners tied to Thailand being trampled by popular virus measures taken worldwide

October 6, 2020

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

This crisis, far from petering out, seems to be entering a renewed stage of life with increasing economic consequences and human suffering. While the public… Read More ›

Special Tourist Visa a fiasco as boss warns of at least 1 million jobs lost without mass tourism being reopened

Special Tourist Visa a fiasco as boss warns of at least 1 million jobs lost without mass tourism being reopened

October 5, 2020

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

It comes as, over the weekend, it became clear that a new local insurance package must also be purchased by visa applicants in addition to… Read More ›

Publicity gambit to unearth new evidence leading to the arrest of the suspect in Nong Chompoo case

Publicity gambit to unearth new evidence leading to the arrest of the suspect in Nong Chompoo case

October 4, 2020

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

Mysterious death case in Mukdahan province that deeply disturbed the Thai public in May this year still being pursued by investigators as new National Police… Read More ›