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Samut Sakhon flare-up spreads to other provinces but will be brought under control say top officials

Samut Sakhon flare-up spreads to other provinces but will be brought under control say top officials

December 21, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The outbreak at the shrimp market in Samut Sakhon has shone the spotlight on migrant labour in Thailand where over 90% of those working in… Read More ›

Covid 19 outbreak in Samut Sakhon sees province placed under lockdown measures by provincial officials

Covid 19 outbreak in Samut Sakhon sees province placed under lockdown measures by provincial officials

December 20, 2020

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The outbreak in Samut Sakhon is the most serious development since the coronavirus crisis began in Thailand. Officials are now scrambling to contain the disease… Read More ›

Top officials urge speedy end to Ko Pha Ngan expat’s appeal to stay in Thailand after dive video outrage

Top officials urge speedy end to Ko Pha Ngan expat’s appeal to stay in Thailand after dive video outrage

December 19, 2020

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The other diver, Hungarian, Attila Ott, has already been deported from Thailand after both men were arrested and later transferred to the Immigration Detention Centre… Read More ›

Plan to allow high tech and skilled foreigners to live and work in Thailand for up to four years

Plan to allow high tech and skilled foreigners to live and work in Thailand for up to four years

December 18, 2020

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

Expanded Smart Visa scheme is aimed at business executives, entrepreneurs, investors and even senior educators in academia who can bring added skills and know-how to… Read More ›

Evil, crazed druggie dishes out death to innocent young women in Udon Thani with his opened flick knife 

Evil, crazed druggie dishes out death to innocent young women in Udon Thani with his opened flick knife 

December 6, 2020

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Police have charged the 31-year-old man, who later claimed remorse and could not explain his actions at the central police station in downtown Udon Thani,… Read More ›

Luxury party hotel in Myanmar’s Shan State is the epicentre of Thailand’s current Covid 19 outbreak

Luxury party hotel in Myanmar’s Shan State is the epicentre of Thailand’s current Covid 19 outbreak

December 5, 2020

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The wild west on Thailand’s border: The latest diagnosis of the virus, announced on Friday, is a nightclub DJ who worked at the discotheque attached… Read More ›

US Senate body including a Thai Senator accuses authorities of using violence against protesters 

US Senate body including a Thai Senator accuses authorities of using violence against protesters 

December 4, 2020

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

US Thai Senator, Tammy Duckworth, was among three senators who called on the Thai government on Thursday to heed the voice of street protesters. The… Read More ›

Free Covid-19 vaccine from May 2021 for public patients in Thailand as ‘action plan’ is rolled out by ministry

Free Covid-19 vaccine from May 2021 for public patients in Thailand as ‘action plan’ is rolled out by ministry

December 4, 2020

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‘Action plan’ being undertaken by the Department of Disease Control at the Ministry of Public Health includes a refrigeration network, a separate programme to test… Read More ›

Finance Minister says economy must pivot away from tourism with a switch to S-Curve industries

Finance Minister says economy must pivot away from tourism with a switch to S-Curve industries

December 3, 2020

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New Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith appeared, this week, to signal that the government was intent on moving the emphasis of the kingdoms’ economy away from… Read More ›

Minister Anutin attacks infected Thai women whose actions set back plans to reopen the kingdom’s borders

Minister Anutin attacks infected Thai women whose actions set back plans to reopen the kingdom’s borders

December 2, 2020

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Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said that the women who tested positive for the Covid-19 virus this week in the northern provinces do not deserve… Read More ›

Myanmar border on alert after shock local Covid positive test on Friday is linked to local smuggling trade

Myanmar border on alert after shock local Covid positive test on Friday is linked to local smuggling trade

November 30, 2020

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The Head of the Immigration Bureau, Lieutenant General Sompong Chingduan, has issued a call for immediate action on the border as, so far, over 320… Read More ›

Covid-19 end in sight as PM announces vaccine contract with giant UK Swedish firm AstraZeneca

Covid-19 end in sight as PM announces vaccine contract with giant UK Swedish firm AstraZeneca

November 26, 2020

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The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction that Thailand has been able to protect its population and public health service from the Covid-19 threat and publicly linked… Read More ›

Protest leader ‘Penguin’ warns of the ‘smell’ of a coup and urges followers to take to the streets if it happens

Protest leader ‘Penguin’ warns of the ‘smell’ of a coup and urges followers to take to the streets if it happens

November 23, 2020

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The dangerous clashes seen last week and the fizzling out of reconciliation efforts in parliament to bring the two sides together have left the kingdom… Read More ›

Use of cocaine and cannabis is still highly illegal in Thailand with very serious legal consequences

Use of cocaine and cannabis is still highly illegal in Thailand with very serious legal consequences

November 22, 2020

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Thailand has, for over two years, pursued a liberalisation programme to make medical extracts of cannabis available to those in need and is now further… Read More ›

Anon calls for officials in government to defect as PM vows a hardline stance against all lawbreakers

Anon calls for officials in government to defect as PM vows a hardline stance against all lawbreakers

November 21, 2020

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Charges brought against high school students 15-year-old Benamaporn ‘Ploy’ Nivas, and 17-year-old Lopnaphat ‘Min’ Wangsit highlight that this is an intergenerational struggle in Thailand between… Read More ›

Thai ministers set out ambitious agenda to make the kingdom the dominant digital player in ASEAN

Thai ministers set out ambitious agenda to make the kingdom the dominant digital player in ASEAN

November 12, 2020

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Another seminar, later in the week, heard a more down to earth assessment as Thai entrepreneur, Amarit Charoenphan, bemoaned the closure of the kingdom to… Read More ›

Prayut condemns attack on Russian in Pattaya by irate protest leader after heckling at small rally turned sour

Prayut condemns attack on Russian in Pattaya by irate protest leader after heckling at small rally turned sour

November 12, 2020

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On a broader note, the premier again appealed to all sides to participate in parliamentary efforts to find a way out of the current political… Read More ›

Tourism industry totters on the brink as tourists from the UK, the USA and Europe can now apply on conditions

Tourism industry totters on the brink as tourists from the UK, the USA and Europe can now apply on conditions

November 11, 2020

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

Countries in South America and the Indo Pacific region are, right now, hoovering up Thailand’s regular tourists with another contingent having already decided to stay… Read More ›

Russian man assaulted by protest leader at Pattaya rally leaving his 10-year-old daughter hysterical

Russian man assaulted by protest leader at Pattaya rally leaving his 10-year-old daughter hysterical

November 9, 2020

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

The dangerous incident is yet another warning to foreigners to stay clear of all political protest activity in Thailand during what is an escalating and… Read More ›

Top international school in Phuket in hot water after two UK teachers were arrested for working illegally there

Top international school in Phuket in hot water after two UK teachers were arrested for working illegally there

November 9, 2020

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Officials are warning employers in Thailand following the case. The school authorities could be facing up to ฿2 million in fines and up to 10… Read More ›