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New Immigration Bureau boss signals new orders so police can easily track down foreign suspects in Thailand

New Immigration Bureau boss signals new orders so police can easily track down foreign suspects in Thailand

October 10, 2021

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

The newly installed immigration police chief wants to create a climate of fear against foreign criminals who are waiting for the opportunity to use Thailand… Read More ›

Policeman gunned down in Din Daeng as Chief voices increased concern about organised street violence

Policeman gunned down in Din Daeng as Chief voices increased concern about organised street violence

October 7, 2021

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

Police chief has instructed Bangkok police commanders to increasingly prosecute the gangs involved on the basis of illegal association as attacks against police property and… Read More ›

Goal is to live with COVID as an endemic disease as Dr Yong urges everyone to get their vaccine shots

Goal is to live with COVID as an endemic disease as Dr Yong urges everyone to get their vaccine shots

October 6, 2021

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Thailand orders 200,000 courses of a breakthrough drug to treat COVID-19 developed by scientists at US pharma giant Merck. The new treatment, taken in pill… Read More ›

American tourist faces a Khon Kaen court on assault, rape charges after his arrest in Bangkok on Saturday

American tourist faces a Khon Kaen court on assault, rape charges after his arrest in Bangkok on Saturday

October 2, 2021

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

Robert Andrew, high on speed pills and crystal methamphetamine, was riding a motorbike without number plates and attempted to molest a young girl at a… Read More ›

Dutchman’s tenacious fight over tiered healthcare costs firmly rejected by a Thai provincial court

Dutchman’s tenacious fight over tiered healthcare costs firmly rejected by a Thai provincial court

October 1, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s public health system is a combination of public and private hospitals and the Ministry of Public Health has been moving towards reform and regulation… Read More ›

Brit to be deported as Immigration Bureau boss ordered to get tough with dangerous foreigners in the kingdom

Brit to be deported as Immigration Bureau boss ordered to get tough with dangerous foreigners in the kingdom

September 29, 2021

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

Police are still reported to be investigating the activities of 34-year-old Benjamin Robert Simpson even after his arrest in Hua Hin this week based on… Read More ›

Virus endgame for Thailand in sight as herd immunity is credited for falling UK infection rates

Virus endgame for Thailand in sight as herd immunity is credited for falling UK infection rates

September 27, 2021

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

The news from the UK comes as officials in Bangkok and Washington coordinate to allow 1 million free Pfizer doses to be flown into the… Read More ›

Older Thai people switching off the internet as adults score consistently higher than OECD norms

Older Thai people switching off the internet as adults score consistently higher than OECD norms

September 23, 2021

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

The survey showed that 71% of Thai teenagers aged between 15 and 16 years of age experienced anxiety at the thought of being denied internet… Read More ›

New money for residency scheme may go live in January 2022 says government spokeswoman

New money for residency scheme may go live in January 2022 says government spokeswoman

September 19, 2021

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

There is concern the new scheme could be used as a vehicle by wealthy Chinese investors to snap up hotel and tourism industry businesses and… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand boss hints at a digital baht which may help revive the virus ravaged cash economy

Bank of Thailand boss hints at a digital baht which may help revive the virus ravaged cash economy

September 13, 2021

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

New digital currency will be secure but it will need to be traceable to prevent fraud while offering its users far more security. The ‘new… Read More ›

Warning from Pattaya hotel industry boss of a Chinese takeover, loss of income to the wider Thai economy

Warning from Pattaya hotel industry boss of a Chinese takeover, loss of income to the wider Thai economy

September 11, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Minister of Tourism and Sports, Mr Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, last week talked of a nationwide reopening to foreign tourists without quarantine based on the kingdom… Read More ›

New emergency law planned as official says half the people in Bangkok may have contracted COVID

New emergency law planned as official says half the people in Bangkok may have contracted COVID

September 9, 2021

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

The Thai Council of State is currently reviewing a draft public health emergency law which will come to parliament in November to replace the Emergency… Read More ›

Thailand to halt Sinovac use after October as Foreign Minister cites damage to Thai Chinese ties

Thailand to halt Sinovac use after October as Foreign Minister cites damage to Thai Chinese ties

September 7, 2021

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Deputy Director at the Department of Disease Control says Sinovac will not be ordered when stocks run out after October but said the vaccine, because… Read More ›

Drug party racket busted on Ko Samui with 47 year old Russian arrested in Immigration Bureau raid on home

Drug party racket busted on Ko Samui with 47 year old Russian arrested in Immigration Bureau raid on home

September 3, 2021

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

Russian told arresting police that he was supplied with a wide range of drugs by another Russian national. Police seized a large and wide-ranging quantity… Read More ›

‘Ferrari Jo’ arrested by police, accuses the media of slandering him, says it made him feel suicidal on the run

‘Ferrari Jo’ arrested by police, accuses the media of slandering him, says it made him feel suicidal on the run

August 27, 2021

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

The case of ‘Ferrari Jo’ or former Police Colonel Thitisan Utthanaphon has already thrown some curves as lawyers begin to plan a defence for the… Read More ›

Officials switch to prioritising economic recovery as CCSA expected to agree a new Covid approach

Officials switch to prioritising economic recovery as CCSA expected to agree a new Covid approach

August 25, 2021

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

The baht rallied by 1% on Tuesday along with the stock exchange after it became clear that the Thai government is intent on reopening the… Read More ›

Prime Minister calls for unity as he promises the kingdom is set to make a sustainable recovery from the crisis

Prime Minister calls for unity as he promises the kingdom is set to make a sustainable recovery from the crisis

August 22, 2021

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

A Suan Dusit economic opinion poll on Sunday appears to show a more resilient population with 32.31% of people saying they could survive for between… Read More ›

Bigger crisis than 1997 as taxis give up and central bank urges up to ฿1 trillion more in public debt

Bigger crisis than 1997 as taxis give up and central bank urges up to ฿1 trillion more in public debt

August 17, 2021

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

The economy continues to be impacted by extended lockdown measures and trillions of baht lost through the effective closure of the foreign tourism industry. Amid… Read More ›

Redshirt leader calls for a peaceful rally with car horns blaring for removal of the Prime Minister

Redshirt leader calls for a peaceful rally with car horns blaring for removal of the Prime Minister

August 13, 2021

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

Former cabinet minister and redshirt activist, Nattawut Saikuar, says Sunday’s rally in which car horns will blare during the national anthem calling for Prime Minister… Read More ›

Military asked to help quell protests as mob, targeting PM’s home, burn out small roadside police office

Military asked to help quell protests as mob, targeting PM’s home, burn out small roadside police office

August 12, 2021

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Top brass in the armed forces consider how to assist police operations in Bangkok as protest activity becomes more militant and aggressive. The news comes… Read More ›