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Thailand hit by online fraud schemes with billions lost by savers looking for a quick buck

Thailand hit by online fraud schemes with billions lost by savers looking for a quick buck

November 10, 2019

Crime, Economy, Media, Thailand:

As policemen in Udon Thani worked overtime on Saturday to interview victims of the ‘Mae Manee’ fraud in which 4,000 people are estimated to have… Read More ›

Thai owned pirate movie website closed down by DSI police one of the biggest in the world 

Thai owned pirate movie website closed down by DSI police one of the biggest in the world 

November 8, 2019

Crime, Economy, Media, Thailand:

Owner of the website which has been online since 2014 and generating ฿5 million a month in advertising revenue is a Thai national living abroad… Read More ›

Internet health threat to people in Thailand and one which society must now prepare for

Internet health threat to people in Thailand and one which society must now prepare for

November 5, 2019

Culture, Economy, Media, Thailand:

47 million Thai people are now regular internet users in Thailand with an average usage of 5 hours and 13 minutes every day. This has… Read More ›

TV actress apologises for her wrongful bribery accusation against a Thai traffic police officer 

TV actress apologises for her wrongful bribery accusation against a Thai traffic police officer 

October 25, 2019

Living, Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The high profile controversy has once again raised the issue of illegally imported luxury cars as the car was handed over for police inspection on… Read More ›

Online scammers are an organised crime group in Thailand working with international hackers

Online scammers are an organised crime group in Thailand working with international hackers

October 21, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

Last week, a large deputation representing 7,000 people visited the Justice Ministry in Bangkok over a ฿400 million loss suffered by customers of a number… Read More ›

Fake news centre ready as rights activists push for the toning down of the Computer Crime Act

Fake news centre ready as rights activists push for the toning down of the Computer Crime Act

October 14, 2019

Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The fake new centre as outlined by the minister last Friday sounds eminently practical and benign. Free speech and human rights activist are dubious. The… Read More ›

Army Chief draws a line on opposition moves to alter the 2017 constitution in a passionate speech

Army Chief draws a line on opposition moves to alter the 2017 constitution in a passionate speech

October 12, 2019

Foreigners, Media, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

It would be a mistake for the opposition parties and even academics to simply dismiss the army leader’s comments as archaic and irrelevant. His comments… Read More ›

US man found innocent after 13 months in Klong Prem prison held by immigration at airport

US man found innocent after 13 months in Klong Prem prison held by immigration at airport

October 5, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

It is expected that US man Derrick Keller will be deported and fly home to the US on Monday following his 13 month ordeal in… Read More ›

Mr Bin and the Prime Minister working together to bring relief as authorities battle flooding

Mr Bin and the Prime Minister working together to bring relief as authorities battle flooding

September 21, 2019

Living, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Rain to continue as the navy assists in rescue efforts on Koh Chang. Prime minister and cabinet ministers this week visited Ubon Ratchathani to give… Read More ›

UK Instagram star spends 24 hours in a Thai airport holding cell, thinks it’s the Bangkok Hilton

UK Instagram star spends 24 hours in a Thai airport holding cell, thinks it’s the Bangkok Hilton

September 19, 2019

Foreigners, Media, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The model was welcomed home at Heathrow Airport by her family on Wednesday to celebrate her birthday with balloons and a sign describing her as… Read More ›

Elon Musk in court bid to have the case against him filed by UK man Vern Unsworth thrown out

Elon Musk in court bid to have the case against him filed by UK man Vern Unsworth thrown out

September 17, 2019

Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

Sad and bizarre animus between two men who are rightly admired as heroes by many people around the world but the objective truth is that… Read More ›

TV show to raise cash for flood victims following Thai actor’s inspiring and hearty example to all

TV show to raise cash for flood victims following Thai actor’s inspiring and hearty example to all

September 17, 2019

Culture, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Actor Bin Bunluerit brought his cash to villages in need and handed it out on the spot. He chipped in ฿1 million to a fund… Read More ›

Minister in Australian newspaper exposé claims the story was written in Thailand and is false

Minister in Australian newspaper exposé claims the story was written in Thailand and is false

September 10, 2019

Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Minister revealed that he told the Sydney Morning Herald journalist Michael Ruffles over the weekend after he received three emails from him, that the story… Read More ›

Digital Economy Ministry working to have Thai fake news centre up and running by November 1st

Digital Economy Ministry working to have Thai fake news centre up and running by November 1st

September 8, 2019

Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Four key news coverage areas have been identified for monitoring which are natural events or disasters, reports on the economy, reports on harmful consumer products… Read More ›

Prosecutors to tell Thanathorn on October 1st if he faces criminal proceedings over Facebook show

Prosecutors to tell Thanathorn on October 1st if he faces criminal proceedings over Facebook show

September 3, 2019

Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Article 14 of Thailand’s very wide-ranging Computer Crime Act makes it an offence to import any false information into a computer system such as a… Read More ›

Thaksin cleared in ‘Big Boss’ Krung Thai Bank loan scandal which has so far seen 19 people jailed

Thaksin cleared in ‘Big Boss’ Krung Thai Bank loan scandal which has so far seen 19 people jailed

August 31, 2019

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

The scandal has embroiled the former prime minister’s son Mr Panthongtae Shinawatra or ‘Oak’ who has denied receiving any benefit from the loans and strenuously… Read More ›

Mickey and Minnie Mouse promote the Land of Smiles as the duo portray the joy of Thai culture

Mickey and Minnie Mouse promote the Land of Smiles as the duo portray the joy of Thai culture

August 27, 2019

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

Mickey and Minnie Mouse highlight what’s so great about Thailand in a campaign and collection kicking off this month. Walt Disney Thailand is to launch… Read More ›

Fake news centre to be operational in Thailand in months as government seeks to combat the threat

Fake news centre to be operational in Thailand in months as government seeks to combat the threat

August 27, 2019

Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The news comes as the Director-General of Thailand’s Revenue Department confirmed that an online value-added tax will be in place during 2020 with a law… Read More ›

Nation media group outlines new digital strategy as Thailand’s traditional media slumps in new era

Nation media group outlines new digital strategy as Thailand’s traditional media slumps in new era

August 15, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

By the end of August, 7 of Thailand’s former array of 22 TV channels in the digital spectrum will have gone dark. The Secretary-General of… Read More ›

Thai drug dealers go high tech with online social media accounts the key mode of distribution

Thai drug dealers go high tech with online social media accounts the key mode of distribution

August 13, 2019

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

In July, Thai police chiefs issued stern warnings to logistics and transport companies in Thailand on their role and responsibilities in combating this new and… Read More ›