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Drugs showdown in the works bound to prompt memories of decisive 2003 crackdown by Thaksin government

Drugs showdown in the works bound to prompt memories of decisive 2003 crackdown by Thaksin government

October 17, 2022

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

The current campaign as well as being a response to Nong Bua Lamphu also comes after demands from other provinces around the country including Krabi… Read More ›

Police probe cause of death of Russian whose skeletal body was found in a forest on Ko Phangan by a dog

Police probe cause of death of Russian whose skeletal body was found in a forest on Ko Phangan by a dog

October 16, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

30-year-old escaped from the local Ko Phangan Hospital on September 14th after he attended there as an outpatient seeking treatment for depression. A missing person… Read More ›

Pheu Thai looking at property developer tycoon Srettha for PM role after next General Election

Pheu Thai looking at property developer tycoon Srettha for PM role after next General Election

October 16, 2022

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

The speculation about who may lead a Pheu Thai government comes with the party doing well in opinion polls and after it unveiled a radical… Read More ›

Mother of murdered woman at the hands of a suspected serial killer calls for the death penalty to be meted out

Mother of murdered woman at the hands of a suspected serial killer calls for the death penalty to be meted out

October 15, 2022

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

A heavily armed police unit, acting on a police tip-off, moved in to arrest a murder suspect on foot of a court warrant on Wednesday… Read More ›

Chinese President Xi Jinping may be the star attraction at Thailand’s APEC summit next month with Putin

Chinese President Xi Jinping may be the star attraction at Thailand’s APEC summit next month with Putin

October 13, 2022

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

It is understood that Thailand’s leadership is disappointed that US President Joe Biden will not attend the summit in Bangkok due to the planned wedding… Read More ›

Former minister questions export growth data as Bank of Thailand plans to rein in consumer loans

Former minister questions export growth data as Bank of Thailand plans to rein in consumer loans

October 12, 2022

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

Plans announced by the Bank of Thailand to issue guidance to financial institutions in the opening quarter of 2023 on reining in excessive consumer lending… Read More ›

CNN reporters leave Thailand after being cleared of trespass but fined for illegally working on a tourist visa

CNN reporters leave Thailand after being cleared of trespass but fined for illegally working on a tourist visa

October 10, 2022

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

Tensions and feelings are running high over the kingdom’s worst mass massacre. A senior police officer was summarily removed from his post on Monday after… Read More ›

Possible Pheu Thai PM Paetongtarn Shinawatra promises a new society where everyone is secure

Possible Pheu Thai PM Paetongtarn Shinawatra promises a new society where everyone is secure

October 9, 2022

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

Policy platform presentation on Sunday and the latest opinion poll in the northeast comes as the nation is still preoccupied with the tragic aftermath of… Read More ›

King and Queen support bereaved families of victims of the country’s worst mass murder in on Thursday

King and Queen support bereaved families of victims of the country’s worst mass murder in on Thursday

October 8, 2022

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

King spoke movingly to parents of the bereaved gathered on Friday night on the first floor of Nong Bua Lamphu Hospital, the day after Thailand’s… Read More ›

Slaughter of innocents by ex policeman driven by drugs in Nong Bua Lamphu shocks Thailand 

Slaughter of innocents by ex policeman driven by drugs in Nong Bua Lamphu shocks Thailand 

October 7, 2022

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

Background to this case raises serious questions which are bound to grow louder as horrendous details of the carnage emerge including the plight of two… Read More ›

Warning to central bank to preserve Thai foreign exchange reserves for a brewing 2023 economic storm 

Warning to central bank to preserve Thai foreign exchange reserves for a brewing 2023 economic storm 

October 6, 2022

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

Many analysts believe that there is a strong geopolitical impetus in the current policy being pursued by the Federal Reserve in Washington DC which may… Read More ›

Radio very much alive in Thailand says Prime Minister’s Office as Prayut calls for use of transistor sets

Radio very much alive in Thailand says Prime Minister’s Office as Prayut calls for use of transistor sets

October 5, 2022

Culture, Living, Media, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Comments by the PM on Monday sparked a debate on whether listening to radio in Thailand on transistor sets is a thing of the past.… Read More ›

35-year-old man murdered and dismembered his lover after she wanted out of their secret liaison

35-year-old man murdered and dismembered his lover after she wanted out of their secret liaison

October 3, 2022

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

Maid at the upmarket condominium complex where the murder took place last Wednesday, foiled the killer’s plan to conceal the body of his murdered 30-year-old… Read More ›

Intimidated Russian couple ask Royal Thai police to join Thailand’s Witness Protection Programme in Ko Samui

Intimidated Russian couple ask Royal Thai police to join Thailand’s Witness Protection Programme in Ko Samui

September 29, 2022

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

Ongoing investigation in Ko Samui but the arrested suspect brought from Chonburi is reported to be tight-lipped and unwilling to give police further information. The… Read More ›

Baht slide continues as Bank of Thailand sticks to its dovish and soft approach to interest rates

Baht slide continues as Bank of Thailand sticks to its dovish and soft approach to interest rates

September 28, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Bank of Thailand sticks to its guns and holds off on higher rate rises to protect the country’s economic recovery pushing the baht into a… Read More ›

Russian mafia gang extort young Russian couple out of $50k at a local coffee shop on Ko Samui

Russian mafia gang extort young Russian couple out of $50k at a local coffee shop on Ko Samui

September 28, 2022

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

Mysterious exploits of a six-member gang including Russians, Kazakh nationals and a German have been tracked by police since Monday when the disturbing case was… Read More ›

Choppy waters for the economy as central bank tries to cling to its benign interest rate policy

Choppy waters for the economy as central bank tries to cling to its benign interest rate policy

September 26, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

All eyes will be on the Bank of Thailand’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting on Wednesday when it will be under pressure to go beyond a… Read More ›

Opposition parties lose majority support since June although Paetongtarn Shinawatra still leads

Opposition parties lose majority support since June although Paetongtarn Shinawatra still leads

September 25, 2022

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

In the last week, there have been several disturbing references by senior political figures on the government side to the possibility of further extra-constitutional outcomes… Read More ›

Prawit stuns the cabinet demanding a ฿35 to the dollar rate and action from the Finance Minister to stop the slide

Prawit stuns the cabinet demanding a ฿35 to the dollar rate and action from the Finance Minister to stop the slide

September 21, 2022

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

Baht’s depreciation is now being driven by a wider difference between interest rates in the United States and Thailand which had gone beyond a critical… Read More ›

Thailand turns to Russia as foreign tourist revenue is projected to be only 21% of 2019 record figure

Thailand turns to Russia as foreign tourist revenue is projected to be only 21% of 2019 record figure

September 20, 2022

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

Plans to fly in Russian tourists via charter flights come as European countries have begun to block citizens of the Russian Federation due to the… Read More ›