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Arrangements in place for end of year visit by Pope Francis to Thailand but trip and itinerary yet to be confirmed

Arrangements in place for end of year visit by Pope Francis to Thailand but trip and itinerary yet to be confirmed

August 23, 2019

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The trip is expected to go ahead and will revive memories of the historic papal visit in 1984 when Pope John Paul II visited the… Read More ›

It’s a hard station for Thai police and foreigners should understand better the job they do to keep order

It’s a hard station for Thai police and foreigners should understand better the job they do to keep order

August 22, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The role and value of Thailand’s Royal Thai Police is an immense and valuable one that foreigners should recognise and understand as it underpins everything… Read More ›

Bangkok MP on Phuket mission to investigate controversial local condo project before the courts

Bangkok MP on Phuket mission to investigate controversial local condo project before the courts

August 19, 2019

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A public prosecutor in Phuket has called for fairness for all the parties in the tense dispute and has pointed out that the Supreme Administrative… Read More ›

Pattaya school to investigate reports that 7 year old was beaten on the head with a stick causing swelling

Pattaya school to investigate reports that 7 year old was beaten on the head with a stick causing swelling

August 17, 2019

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Ja Ja’s parents have already filed a police complaint and are understood to be ready to meet the school’s director to discuss the matter. They… Read More ›

Thai wife insane with jealousy sets husband alight in karaoke bar horror show on Thursday night

Thai wife insane with jealousy sets husband alight in karaoke bar horror show on Thursday night

August 16, 2019

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police were called to the scene at 11.30 pm and found the man in severe pain on the ground. His wife surrendered to authorities on… Read More ›

Thai woman threatens to kill toddler on Facebook – says it was a ruse to gain his father’s attention

Thai woman threatens to kill toddler on Facebook – says it was a ruse to gain his father’s attention

August 15, 2019

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The woman explained to police and officials that she had no money to buy milk or diapers for her little boy named as Nong Andrey… Read More ›

Police in Pathum Thani find family dead in a car – thought to be a suicide pact as police find charcoal stove

Police in Pathum Thani find family dead in a car – thought to be a suicide pact as police find charcoal stove

August 14, 2019

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Mother and little girl were found embracing in the back seat of the Toyota car after Thai police managed to unlock the doors. Police in… Read More ›

Patience running out for American in Chiang Mai who vandalised 3 cars but has no money to pay for damages

Patience running out for American in Chiang Mai who vandalised 3 cars but has no money to pay for damages

August 13, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai police and prosecutors are offering 34-year-old Jesse Edward Lee the opportunity to pay compensation to the victims of the crime and avoid criminal prosecution… Read More ›

Poll: Public shaken by bombings as army boss says government targeted, warns of fake news threat 

Poll: Public shaken by bombings as army boss says government targeted, warns of fake news threat 

August 12, 2019

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Army leader tells Reuters that Thailand is still fighting a similar enemy as it did in the 1970s and 1980s when it defeated communist threats.… Read More ›

Aussie rap star taken in by Thai police after raid on his hotel following online posts of party drug use

Aussie rap star taken in by Thai police after raid on his hotel following online posts of party drug use

August 11, 2019

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The Aussie is believed to have been staying in Phuket and published video clips of the raid where he admitted to being afraid as Thai… Read More ›

French man dies on the side of a road from alcohol abuse on Ko Samui island – post mortem ordered

French man dies on the side of a road from alcohol abuse on Ko Samui island – post mortem ordered

August 10, 2019

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The 31-year French man was named by Ko Samui police as Yann Naquin. He was admitted to hospital on August 5th and diagnosed with liver… Read More ›

Luxurious interior contributed to the Lady D fire as police intially suggest the yacht was insured

Luxurious interior contributed to the Lady D fire as police intially suggest the yacht was insured

August 9, 2019

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Public meeting at Phuket Provincial Hall hears Vice Governor call for fireboats as the response to the incident exposed the weaknesses Phuket faces in relation… Read More ›

Fire aboard superyacht in Phuket began in the engine room. Lady D towed out to sea yesterday

Fire aboard superyacht in Phuket began in the engine room. Lady D towed out to sea yesterday

August 8, 2019

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Senior police officer told a local newspaper in Phuket that the 56metre vessel with 7 staterooms and a range of  13,000 nautical miles was full… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand cuts interest rates in a surprise move as ING Bank predicts a second later this year

Bank of Thailand cuts interest rates in a surprise move as ING Bank predicts a second later this year

August 7, 2019

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

Thailand’s export industry has been ravaged by the US-China trade war that is now threatening to provoke an economic setback. The move today could be… Read More ›

Chiang Mai Airport backpack found to contain over ฿13 million in gold. Owner left it behind at check-in desk

Chiang Mai Airport backpack found to contain over ฿13 million in gold. Owner left it behind at check-in desk

August 7, 2019

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Airport officials and police interviewed the owner of the bag when she returned at 1 pm, nearly 5 hours after the bag and its valuable… Read More ›

Fatal passenger van and bus accidents on Tuesday caused by drivers who fell asleep at the wheel in the early hours

Fatal passenger van and bus accidents on Tuesday caused by drivers who fell asleep at the wheel in the early hours

August 7, 2019

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There is a pattern to fatal bus accidents in Thailand, it is this: sleep deprivation and drugs both driven by overworked drivers. On Tuesday morning… Read More ›

Thai woman dies from a female mosquito bite as deaths and infections from dengue spike

Thai woman dies from a female mosquito bite as deaths and infections from dengue spike

August 6, 2019

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Doctors in Si Sa Ket and Ubon Ratchatani took action weeks ago and changed the medication for malaria sufferers after recovery rates dipped below World… Read More ›

Chinese pickpockets staying in hostels as backpacker visitors targeting tourists in Bangkok 

Chinese pickpockets staying in hostels as backpacker visitors targeting tourists in Bangkok 

August 5, 2019

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At the end of July, the tourist police force in Bangkok began a training programme for volunteers to work with existing officers on the streets… Read More ›

Chonburi rented rooms building subsides leaving tenants homeless – no residents injured on site 

Chonburi rented rooms building subsides leaving tenants homeless – no residents injured on site 

July 30, 2019

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One young woman awoke from her sleep at 2 pm to loud cash noises with a rain of debris and dust from her ceiling. Initially,… Read More ›

Thai expats launch website to campaign for easier immigration reporting rules for visa holders

Thai expats launch website to campaign for easier immigration reporting rules for visa holders

July 29, 2019

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Some foreigners and expats have been critical of the move fearing a backlash from authorities. A UK man in Bangkok said: ‘I wouldn’t put my… Read More ›