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Legal pot does not appear to be working for Anutin’s Bhumjaithai Party in latest opinion poll

Legal pot does not appear to be working for Anutin’s Bhumjaithai Party in latest opinion poll

March 28, 2022

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

The drive to legalise pot or marijuana pursued by the Bhumjaithai Party may, in time, prove popular with Thai people as a source of income… Read More ›

Banks downgraded as the Thai economy faces a liquidity crisis caused by war and tourism barriers

Banks downgraded as the Thai economy faces a liquidity crisis caused by war and tourism barriers

March 24, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s economy remains highly dependent on both exports and foreign tourism with the current storm again highlighting this factor. The loss of foreign tourism income… Read More ›

Advertising income from foreign internet firms boosts Thailand’s coffers as oil prices recede

Advertising income from foreign internet firms boosts Thailand’s coffers as oil prices recede

March 20, 2022

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

Electricity prices to rise to ฿4 a unit from May as government plans a new series of supports for families in its effort to raise… Read More ›

Family of Swiss woman murdered in Phuket thank officials after 28-year-old killer is sentenced to life in prison

Family of Swiss woman murdered in Phuket thank officials after 28-year-old killer is sentenced to life in prison

March 17, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The court found that 28 year old Teerawat Thothip intended to murder 57-year-old Nicole Sauvain-Weisskopf after first attempting to rape the foreign tourist on August… Read More ›

Ex boyfriend kills Thai woman’s son in rampage accusing her of seeking a new or foreign lover in his place

Ex boyfriend kills Thai woman’s son in rampage accusing her of seeking a new or foreign lover in his place

March 14, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Spurned man had left an hour before after imploring his estranged girlfriend, who was previously married to a foreigner outside Thailand, to resume their relationship.… Read More ›

Oil still boss as Thailand’s economy faces a return to 1970s stagflation over the ongoing Ukraine war

Oil still boss as Thailand’s economy faces a return to 1970s stagflation over the ongoing Ukraine war

March 9, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

On Tuesday, following a tense cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister pleaded with the public to cut back on the use of cars and air conditioning.… Read More ›

Australian sporting hero died from natural causes on the first day of his luxury holiday on Ko Samui

Australian sporting hero died from natural causes on the first day of his luxury holiday on Ko Samui

March 7, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

On Saturday, the Superintendent of Bo Phut Police Station on Ko Samui, Police Colonel Yuttana Sirisombat, confirmed that routine enquiries into the death of the… Read More ›

Frenchman’s rescue in Chiang Mai highlights Thailand as a caring alternative to nursing homes

Frenchman’s rescue in Chiang Mai highlights Thailand as a caring alternative to nursing homes

February 28, 2022

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A UK man who moved to Thailand when his wife was first diagnosed with oncoming Alzheimer’s, speaks positively about the kingdom which still offers a… Read More ›

World lives in fear – UK Minister says Putin may not be in his ‘right mind’ as Thursday’s invasion goes awry

World lives in fear – UK Minister says Putin may not be in his ‘right mind’ as Thursday’s invasion goes awry

February 26, 2022

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Arguably one of the most dangerous moments in the world since the end of World War II and one which will undoubtedly have repercussions for… Read More ›

Minister signals a move to resurrect a national internet gateway and stronger online controls

Minister signals a move to resurrect a national internet gateway and stronger online controls

February 22, 2022

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

The move is coming at a time when support for the government has hit a low ebb with a poll published last weekend showing that… Read More ›

South Korean hotelier found dead in Kanchanaburi complained of adverse reaction to vaccine dose

South Korean hotelier found dead in Kanchanaburi complained of adverse reaction to vaccine dose

February 21, 2022

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Complaints filed with the Emergency Health Hazard and Disease Control Division of the Department of Disease Control at the Ministry of Public Health allege 2,081… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand intervenes with PayPal snared in yet another regulatory tangle in the kingdom

Bank of Thailand intervenes with PayPal snared in yet another regulatory tangle in the kingdom

February 12, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The popular payment platform is in crisis mode in Thailand as it scrambles to meet demanding regulatory requirements and pursue a relaunch of its service… Read More ›

German TV star asked police not to publicise her ordeal as she took flight hours after her beach attack ordeal

German TV star asked police not to publicise her ordeal as she took flight hours after her beach attack ordeal

February 11, 2022

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

TV star left Thailand within hours of the attack for Dubai to be reunited with her 4-year-old son after the shock of her ordeal. The… Read More ›

Police probe death of a German man after an inferno at his Kanchanaburi home early on Monday morning

Police probe death of a German man after an inferno at his Kanchanaburi home early on Monday morning

February 8, 2022

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

The 63-year-old man had sold his business in Germany before moving to Thailand. Interviewed by police on Monday, his Thai wife revealed his current occupation… Read More ›

Inflation forces expected to recede in 2022 with a final annual figure projected at under 2.5%

Inflation forces expected to recede in 2022 with a final annual figure projected at under 2.5%

February 5, 2022

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

A need to raise interest rates in the United States, coming at a time when Thailand’s economy is short on liquidity with a record level… Read More ›

Police rule out murder or serious crime after US owner of buried BMW is located safe and well 

Police rule out murder or serious crime after US owner of buried BMW is located safe and well 

February 3, 2022

Crime, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Car owned by Phuket based US teacher Michael Dylan Gregory who lived in Thailand until February 2012 was de-registered in 2010 and was the subject… Read More ›

Cannabis remains illegal as ministers push through a law controlling its use by the public after decriminilisation

Cannabis remains illegal as ministers push through a law controlling its use by the public after decriminilisation

January 29, 2022

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

Thailand is now entering into a grey area until growing cannabis at home becomes legal but after this, it will be controlled by a new… Read More ›

Police chief orders mental health evaluation of the main suspect in the brutal slaying of a UK tourist

Police chief orders mental health evaluation of the main suspect in the brutal slaying of a UK tourist

January 25, 2022

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

A senior police officer, on Saturday, Police Colonel Somkiart Chomchai, told reporters that locals close to the situation said that the 22-year-old attacker, with a… Read More ›

British man murdered in Kanchanaburi while drinking beer at a late-night party outside a house

British man murdered in Kanchanaburi while drinking beer at a late-night party outside a house

January 23, 2022

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

Police in Kanchanaburi gave an early morning briefing to the press on the brutal slaying of a 49-year-old British man named as Mr Markus John… Read More ›

Test and Go ready for take off again but this time with added baggage including a second PCR test

Test and Go ready for take off again but this time with added baggage including a second PCR test

January 20, 2022

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

News that Ministry of Public Health officials including Minster Anutin Charnvirakul supported the move to restart ‘Test and Go’ this week sparked speculation in the… Read More ›