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American 19-year-old to be interviewed by Phuket police over sexual abuse of horses at local stables

American 19-year-old to be interviewed by Phuket police over sexual abuse of horses at local stables

March 15, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

American 19, caught abusing horses in Phuket. Thalang Police to grill suspect after disturbing allegations & CCTV evidence. Appointment made with father’s consent. Cruelty or… Read More ›

Shell from cannon fired from one naval frigate into another as they docked at Sattahip Naval base on Thursday

Shell from cannon fired from one naval frigate into another as they docked at Sattahip Naval base on Thursday

March 14, 2024

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

HTMS Khirirat was struck by artillery fire from HTMS Chonburi, injuring 13 sailors. The incident at Sattahip Naval Base has already triggered an urgent investigation… Read More ›

Russian murdered in Phuket at a residence converted into a cannabis factory. Main suspect just flew out

Russian murdered in Phuket at a residence converted into a cannabis factory. Main suspect just flew out

March 13, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Russian tourist murdered in Phuket cannabis factory. Prime suspect flees as chilling details emerge of a 41-year-old Russian man who was found dead. The main… Read More ›

It’s all over for Move Forward, Thailand’s largest political party, after the Election Commission’s latest move

It’s all over for Move Forward, Thailand’s largest political party, after the Election Commission’s latest move

March 13, 2024

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

Thailand’s Election Commission moves to dissolve the country’s largest political party, Move Forward, over lèse-majesté law advocacy. The party vows to fight back as it… Read More ›

PM and Macron discuss visa-free access for Thai nationals in the European Union’s Schengen zone

PM and Macron discuss visa-free access for Thai nationals in the European Union’s Schengen zone

March 12, 2024

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

Prime Minister Settha Thavisin’s Paris tête-à-tête with French President Emmanuel Macron heralds a push for visa-free Schengen access for Thai passport holders. Amid trade and… Read More ›

Threat from contaminated fruit and vegetables from China part of a wider problem facing the kingdom

Threat from contaminated fruit and vegetables from China part of a wider problem facing the kingdom

March 11, 2024

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

Contaminated Chinese imports threaten Thai markets. Shift from China to India ahead. The Thai retail and manufacturing sector is under pressure from tainted imports. Government… Read More ›

Illegal American-run daycare centre for foreign children on Ko Phangan raided. 8 people arrested by Immigration Police 

Illegal American-run daycare centre for foreign children on Ko Phangan raided. 8 people arrested by Immigration Police 

March 10, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

American woman arrested at illegal Ko Phangan daycare centre or crèche. 8 detained as latest Immigration Bureau crackdown targets foreign business violators across Thailand. An… Read More ›

Swiss man Uli Fehr’s hellish Thai nightmare as he is detained and branded as a threat to society

Swiss man Uli Fehr’s hellish Thai nightmare as he is detained and branded as a threat to society

March 9, 2024

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

Swiss man’s nightmare continues: Uli Fehr’s visa revoked, detained by authorities, branded a threat to society. Amidst legal battles, Fehr’s business is being scrutinised. Public… Read More ›

Economic agency boss raises concern about runaway online media content in Thailand and fake news

Economic agency boss raises concern about runaway online media content in Thailand and fake news

March 8, 2024

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

Thai Economic Council raises the question of social media regulation amidst a fake news surge. In particular, online influencers face scrutiny as concern grows over… Read More ›

Another even more serious assault by a Swiss man on a frail Thai woman as Uli Fehr has his visa revoked 

Another even more serious assault by a Swiss man on a frail Thai woman as Uli Fehr has his visa revoked 

March 7, 2024

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

Thai Woman brutally assaulted by another Swiss man at a Trang supermarket on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the notorious Swiss man in Phuket, Uli Fehr aka ‘Mr… Read More ›

British Airways announces its return to Bangkok in a new thrice-week service from Gatwick London to Bangkok

British Airways announces its return to Bangkok in a new thrice-week service from Gatwick London to Bangkok

March 6, 2024

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

British Airways to resume Bangkok flights from late October. Gatwick to Suvarnabhumi Airport thrice weekly. A boost for Thai aviation hub plans. Flyers expect to… Read More ›

Huge street battle in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit area between Thai and Filipino transsexuals being probed

Huge street battle in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit area between Thai and Filipino transsexuals being probed

March 5, 2024

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

Authorities probe violent clashes in Sukhumvit. Filipino trans workers under scrutiny. Concerns over visa abuses and organised crime. Tourism Minister reassures that the impact will… Read More ›

Surrogacy services to be opened up to foreigners in a volte-face on a 2015 junta law which outlawed it entirely

Surrogacy services to be opened up to foreigners in a volte-face on a 2015 junta law which outlawed it entirely

March 4, 2024

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

Surrogacy regime to be thawed in Thailand as the Pheu Thai-led government greenlights foreign couples to access surrogacy services in the kingdom. The shift from… Read More ›

Public anger boils over in Sunday protests in Phuket against Swiss man Mr Uli and private beaches

Public anger boils over in Sunday protests in Phuket against Swiss man Mr Uli and private beaches

March 3, 2024

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

Fury of Phuket locals against Swiss man Uli Fehr who allegedly assaulted a 26-year-old female doctor on the night of Makha Bucha Day. Activists also… Read More ›

Thailand faces an uphill struggle to become the aviation hub it once was before the pandemic era

Thailand faces an uphill struggle to become the aviation hub it once was before the pandemic era

March 2, 2024

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Aviation Hub Dream. An ambitious plan for 150 million arrivals or is this pie in the sky? Certainly, PM Srettha’s bold vision faces critical… Read More ›

Swiss man’s seaside paradise turns sour as Phuket police press assault charges after doctor’s complaint

Swiss man’s seaside paradise turns sour as Phuket police press assault charges after doctor’s complaint

March 1, 2024

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

Swiss expat Uli Fehr’s assault on Thai doctor Thandao Chandam on Makha Bucha Day incites public outrage in Phuket. The expat now faces a police… Read More ›

German woman jumps from motosai bike in chronic sexual assault by driver travelling to her hotel in Phuket

German woman jumps from motosai bike in chronic sexual assault by driver travelling to her hotel in Phuket

February 28, 2024

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

German tourist sexually assaulted by a Phuket motorcycle taxi driver in the early hours of Monday morning. The victim jumped to safety. Perpetrator arrested by… Read More ›

Ex-officials and civilians face an array of serious criminal charges over Red Bull heir scandal says Attorney General

Ex-officials and civilians face an array of serious criminal charges over Red Bull heir scandal says Attorney General

February 27, 2024

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

Former and present officials as well as civilians face serious charges in the Vorayuth ‘Boss’ Yoovidhya scandal. Allegations of cover-up and corruption resurface after 7… Read More ›

Father warns lives of activists including his daughter are in peril as extreme hunger strike continues

Father warns lives of activists including his daughter are in peril as extreme hunger strike continues

February 26, 2024

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

Father’s desperate plea for daughter’s life amid ongoing hunger strike. Court denies bail for Tantawan and Natthanon despite deteriorating health. Tensions rise as case fuels… Read More ›

Austrian DJ cut down on Ko Phangan. Police arrest a Moroccan national who confesses to the killing

Austrian DJ cut down on Ko Phangan. Police arrest a Moroccan national who confesses to the killing

February 25, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A Moroccan man confesses to the brutal murder of an Austrian DJ on the paradise island of Ko Phangan. Police are pursuing murder charges after… Read More ›