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Probe into death of UK man in Nakhon Ratchasima after his body was found 1 km from trip petrol stop

Probe into death of UK man in Nakhon Ratchasima after his body was found 1 km from trip petrol stop

October 2, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

His girlfriend, who had lived with him previously in the United Kingdom, told police after he went missing on Tuesday, that he appeared to have… Read More ›

Meeting between Ko Chang hotel and US guest arrested for defamation set to happen next week to resolve case

Meeting between Ko Chang hotel and US guest arrested for defamation set to happen next week to resolve case

October 2, 2020

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

American who spent two nights in prison following his arrest for allegedly defaming a Thai hotel on international travel review websites in what he later… Read More ›

New army chief takes the helm this week amid growing tensions and rising public apathy toward politics 

New army chief takes the helm this week amid growing tensions and rising public apathy toward politics 

September 30, 2020

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

New army leader is understood to have been handpicked by the King and comes from a modest, non-elite background. General Narongphan Jitkaewtae is known for… Read More ›

Visa amnesty to be retrospectively extended to October 31st says top Immigration Bureau officer

Visa amnesty to be retrospectively extended to October 31st says top Immigration Bureau officer

September 28, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The news comes as it is estimated that thousands of foreigners departed Thailand last week to comply with the deadline. It is being reported that… Read More ›

Government reviewing prostitution laws, public consultations expected in 2021 amid reform calls from workers

Government reviewing prostitution laws, public consultations expected in 2021 amid reform calls from workers

September 25, 2020

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

The UN in 2014 estimated that there were over 123,000 prostitutes in Thailand although sex workers say the figure is at least twice that with… Read More ›

Central, Robinson department stores in expansion mode showing 2020 economy is not all bad news

Central, Robinson department stores in expansion mode showing 2020 economy is not all bad news

September 24, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

New winning strategy combining online and retail platforms unveiled by the Central and Robinson department store chain which is to accelerate expansion in Thailand despite… Read More ›

Time up for some long-stay business owners as immigration warns of arrests after Saturday’s deadline

Time up for some long-stay business owners as immigration warns of arrests after Saturday’s deadline

September 22, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Particular problems associated with long-stay Non-Immigrant B visa holders under the present extraordinary conditions are being identified as the closure of the kingdom’s borders has… Read More ›

Western foreigners being blamed by ultra-right for this latest wave of radical student protests in Thailand

Western foreigners being blamed by ultra-right for this latest wave of radical student protests in Thailand

September 19, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Well over 10,000 police officers have been mobilised to control the situation with reserve forces of anti-riot police and military units on standby in case… Read More ›

Closed Thailand giving handouts to millions while Sweden welcomes tourists with falling infections

Closed Thailand giving handouts to millions while Sweden welcomes tourists with falling infections

September 18, 2020

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

The Eurozone area is expected to contract by 7.9% this year as Asia will see its first economic decline since the 1960s. Thailand is emerging… Read More ›

Frenchman’s car stopped in Phuket, charged with the violent hotel rape of a 29 year old UK woman in Patpong

Frenchman’s car stopped in Phuket, charged with the violent hotel rape of a 29 year old UK woman in Patpong

September 16, 2020

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

The 29-year-old UK tourist reported the rape last Friday morning to police in Patong who later obtained a warrant for the arrest of 36-year-old Mr… Read More ›

Raised concerns for the defiant student protest being planned for next Saturday and Sunday

Raised concerns for the defiant student protest being planned for next Saturday and Sunday

September 15, 2020

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The insistence by key student protest leaders in pursuing their August 10th ‘manifesto’ for reform of the monarchy has deeply disturbed authorities. There are genuine… Read More ›

Assistant Attorney General in Red Bull case named as a senior prosecutor to central Bangkok district

Assistant Attorney General in Red Bull case named as a senior prosecutor to central Bangkok district

September 13, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Assistant Attorney General Nate Natsuk defended himself before a range of panels last month. He had already been cleared by a committee set up within… Read More ›

Crunch time for 2.5 million jobs as government dithers on whether to reopen to foreign tourism this year

Crunch time for 2.5 million jobs as government dithers on whether to reopen to foreign tourism this year

September 12, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A UK travel consultancy has revealed that its studies of countries worldwide with large foreign tourist industries have shown that a combination of airport testing… Read More ›

Crime Suppression Police in efforts to curb 22% spike in suicides linked with Covid 19 reality in Thailand

Crime Suppression Police in efforts to curb 22% spike in suicides linked with Covid 19 reality in Thailand

September 11, 2020

Living, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Elite police unit to begin monitoring social media sites looking out for vulnerable people in distress followed by a local police intervention along with public… Read More ›

British family calls on the Foreign Office to intervene to bring tourist stroke victim home to London

British family calls on the Foreign Office to intervene to bring tourist stroke victim home to London

September 6, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

UK ex-marine, Colin Coppard, came to Thailand on his annual holiday. Stranded after April without money and with a severe dental medical emergency, the 50-year-old… Read More ›

Visa amnesty to end with 30-day extensions on application as the focus moves to long-stay visa holders

Visa amnesty to end with 30-day extensions on application as the focus moves to long-stay visa holders

September 6, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Foreign embassies will provide the required letters but only where appropriate according to the UK mission as certain financial facilities are being offered to both… Read More ›

Two Europeans to be deported after frolics under the waves video irks local people in Surat Thani

Two Europeans to be deported after frolics under the waves video irks local people in Surat Thani

September 5, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Just two days after being summoned by police, arrested and charged, the two western men must now face the collapse of their life in Thailand.… Read More ›

Bangkok inmate tests positive for the Covid 19 virus making it the first local case in over 100 days in Thailand

Bangkok inmate tests positive for the Covid 19 virus making it the first local case in over 100 days in Thailand

September 4, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Senior health officials including the Director of the Communicable Disease Department have urged the public to be calm but also vigilant. The man was jailed… Read More ›

Fun-loving foreigners living in Ko Phangan arrested for underwater antics in a protected coastal area

Fun-loving foreigners living in Ko Phangan arrested for underwater antics in a protected coastal area

September 3, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Both foreigners are involved in the tourist industry on the island and were called to task by a local man, a conservationist and fellow diver.… Read More ›

Murder charge against ‘Boss’ Yoravuth should have been weighed after mowing down policeman

Murder charge against ‘Boss’ Yoravuth should have been weighed after mowing down policeman

September 1, 2020

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

Today the investigating panel’s report was discussed by the cabinet and made public with a press conference given by Mr Vicha Mahakhun. The panel chairman… Read More ›