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Exasperated PM loses patience with press corps over ‘distorted’ online speculation of a coup amid tensions

Exasperated PM loses patience with press corps over ‘distorted’ online speculation of a coup amid tensions

September 11, 2020

Economy, Media, Politics, Thailand:

The last two coups in Thailand in 2006 and 2014 damaged the country economically as they caused Thailand to be isolated and lose valuable ground… 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, 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 ›

Facebook threatens legal action as minister forces it to block access to online anti-royalist content

Facebook threatens legal action as minister forces it to block access to online anti-royalist content

August 25, 2020

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

The spat between the government and the mighty internet giant is coming at a time of increasing political tension between the ministry and a more… Read More ›

Arrest warrant out for former Thai-Dutch TV star, now facing 33 years in prison for illegal drug trafficking

Arrest warrant out for former Thai-Dutch TV star, now facing 33 years in prison for illegal drug trafficking

August 22, 2020

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

Amelia ‘Amy’ Jacobs flew out of Suvarnabhumi Airport last August after being released a year before from prison having been held for 11 months. Her… Read More ›

Minister warns Facebook of possible legal action including Computer Crime Act criminal charges

Minister warns Facebook of possible legal action including Computer Crime Act criminal charges

August 11, 2020

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

New intensity in efforts to monitor and control illegal and dangerous content online coming as minister warns of the dangers of division, hatred and possible… Read More ›

Facebook under investigation over translation blunder as minister criticises the social network

Facebook under investigation over translation blunder as minister criticises the social network

July 31, 2020

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

Minister for Digital Economy and Society, Buddhipongse Punnakanta, criticised Facebook this week for offering ‘little cooperation’ to Thai authorities in removing material requested under current… Read More ›

Two Immigration Bureau officers in Nonthaburi suspended after video appears to show bribe request

Two Immigration Bureau officers in Nonthaburi suspended after video appears to show bribe request

July 26, 2020

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

Details were given by Colonel Kissana Phathanacharoe of the Royal Thai Police who confirmed that a full probe is now underway into the incident. The… Read More ›

Foreigners arriving in Thailand in now increasing numbers targeted by a fake news campaign online

Foreigners arriving in Thailand in now increasing numbers targeted by a fake news campaign online

July 22, 2020

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

The deepening economic effect of this crisis is leaving behind a ravaged tourism industry in hotspots such as Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket. Swathes of the… Read More ›

Public virus fear: Poll shows that 95% of people want foreigners barred from entering Thailand at this time

Public virus fear: Poll shows that 95% of people want foreigners barred from entering Thailand at this time

July 19, 2020

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

The shocking poll number comes as one of Thailand’s leading health practitioners, Dr Prasit Watanapa of Siriraj University, has called for the government to tighten… Read More ›

Somkid ready to bow out of government as September cabinet reshuffle seems to be on the cards

Somkid ready to bow out of government as September cabinet reshuffle seems to be on the cards

July 12, 2020

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

Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha has revealed that he has already approached some economists to take up a role in his new government but that… Read More ›

Top Thai Doctor attacks the WHO over its unclear guidance on face masks and lack of leadership

Top Thai Doctor attacks the WHO over its unclear guidance on face masks and lack of leadership

June 10, 2020

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

Top Thai doctor, Dr Manoon Leechawengwongs, has lambasted the World Health Organisation over its guidance to the public in relation to face mask coverings and… Read More ›

Thailand stuck in a ‘vicious cycle’ which will lead to further military coups says leading academic 

Thailand stuck in a ‘vicious cycle’ which will lead to further military coups says leading academic 

May 17, 2020

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

Thailand’s Redshirt protests in 2010 will be in focus this week as the Progressive Movement launch their documentary ‘The Look of Silence’ from Indonesia. Academics… Read More ›

US actor and Thai son struggling to survive virus ordeal in India as they wait to fly home to life in Thailand

US actor and Thai son struggling to survive virus ordeal in India as they wait to fly home to life in Thailand

May 13, 2020

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

Geoffrey Giuliano is a well-known movie actor and writer of books on legendary figures in the music industry. He is 66 years old and stranded… Read More ›

Lockdown accelerates the media shift in Thailand to online news and entertainment consumption at home

Lockdown accelerates the media shift in Thailand to online news and entertainment consumption at home

April 28, 2020

Economy, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The first quarter has seen a 10% drop in TV advertising in Thailand as online news and entertainment advertising shot up by 12%. The virus… Read More ›

Government moves to clarify that it is not seeking cash from the kingdom’s richest business leaders in overture

Government moves to clarify that it is not seeking cash from the kingdom’s richest business leaders in overture

April 19, 2020

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

Government officials deny that invitations to Thailand’s top 20 tycoons to play their part in effecting the country’s economic recovery is a ‘begging’ exercise. They… Read More ›

Trump’s WHO decision and strident criticism of a cover-up just another big headache for Thailand right now

Trump’s WHO decision and strident criticism of a cover-up just another big headache for Thailand right now

April 16, 2020

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

Trump’s WHO call will present Thai authorities with another problem as they still face the virus challenge and tricky efforts to restart and preserve the… Read More ›

Popular Phuket based Facebook page attacks foreigners and tourists in Thailand as virus tensions mount

Popular Phuket based Facebook page attacks foreigners and tourists in Thailand as virus tensions mount

April 8, 2020

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

Spotlight Thailand, a hugely popular Facebook page with nearly 600,000 followers overnight attacked foreigners as ‘shit tourism’ and called for them to ‘get out’ of… Read More ›

Fake news a low priority for the public during this unprecedented emergency says Suan Dusit poll

Fake news a low priority for the public during this unprecedented emergency says Suan Dusit poll

March 30, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The news comes in a week in which Thailand’s Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Buddhipongse Punnakanta, made contact with Twitter and Facebook over… Read More ›

Minister of Public Health Anutin in another mishap as he appeared to criticise health workers in Thailand

Minister of Public Health Anutin in another mishap as he appeared to criticise health workers in Thailand

March 27, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The 53-year-old is no stranger to politics and high office having first served as an advisor to Thailand’s Foreign Affairs Minister Prachuap Chaiyasan from… Read More ›

Emergency centre led by the Prime Minister takes power on Thursday to fight the Covid 19 virus in Thailand

Emergency centre led by the Prime Minister takes power on Thursday to fight the Covid 19 virus in Thailand

March 25, 2020

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

BANGKOK: There will now only be one source of information and orders coming from the government beginning on Thursday. This will be through an Emergency… Read More ›