Media

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, 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 ›

Police considering action against former Future Forward MP Pannika Wanich over startling claims

Police considering action against former Future Forward MP Pannika Wanich over startling claims

February 24, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The combative Ms Pannika gave a detailed account of her claims which were featured in online videos yesterday circulated on Twitter and Facebook in… Read More ›

Thai minister proposes a central news agency to control news in emergencies and national crises

Thai minister proposes a central news agency to control news in emergencies and national crises

February 19, 2020

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

The suggestion comes as four more people have been arrested in Thailand for spreading fake news under Thailand’s draconian Computer Crime Act and authorities appear… Read More ›

Massacre in Nakhon Ratchasima on Saturday has added to Thailand’s woes and public insecurity 

Massacre in Nakhon Ratchasima on Saturday has added to Thailand’s woes and public insecurity 

February 10, 2020

Crime, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

On Sunday while in Nakhon Ratchasima, the PM accepted that lax military security had been a contributing factor to the extent of the carnage inflicted… Read More ›

Crazed Thai soldier kills 20 and takes hostages in Nakhon Ratchasima – horror scenes broadcast on Facebook

Crazed Thai soldier kills 20 and takes hostages in Nakhon Ratchasima – horror scenes broadcast on Facebook

February 8, 2020

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

The Commander of the Second Army Region Lieutenant General Thanya Kriatisarn has confirmed that the rogue soldier, named by police as Sergeant MajorJakapanth Thomma, killed… Read More ›

Autopsy on Chinese woman at Chiang Mai hotel inconclusive but lung tissue test for virus came back negative

Autopsy on Chinese woman at Chiang Mai hotel inconclusive but lung tissue test for virus came back negative

January 31, 2020

Foreigners, Media, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Staff at the hotel have revealed that the 32-year woman, Lijuan Wang, from Shandong and four friends consumed 5 bottles of whiskey in a late-night… Read More ›

Taxi driver is infected by Chinese tourist as Public Health Minister supports scrapping visa on arrival

Taxi driver is infected by Chinese tourist as Public Health Minister supports scrapping visa on arrival

January 31, 2020

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

Move is opposed by the minister’s fellow Bhumjiathai cabinet colleague, the Minister for Tourism, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn and many tourism industry leaders who argue that tourism… Read More ›

Blind beggar in Nonthaburi exposed as a failed businessman driving an SUV – fined by police at Bang Yai

Blind beggar in Nonthaburi exposed as a failed businessman driving an SUV – fined by police at Bang Yai

January 30, 2020

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

65-year-old Mr Somporn Kueyen, a gambling addict, came clean with police and told them about his failed business ventures that led him to undertake this… Read More ›

Baht has retreated by 4.8% against the US dollar since the deadly coronavirus outbreak took hold

Baht has retreated by 4.8% against the US dollar since the deadly coronavirus outbreak took hold

January 30, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Media, Personal, Thailand:

Thai manufacturing exports began to show some sign of improvement in December even with manufacturing still falling year on year. The budget vote debacle and… Read More ›

Polls show the public becoming more polarised as Deputy PM assures public there is nothing to worry about

Polls show the public becoming more polarised as Deputy PM assures public there is nothing to worry about

January 5, 2020

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

Super Poll’s Noppadol Kannikar while commenting on the latest disturbing findings has criticised the coalition government’s messaging which he concludes is being outdone by Future… Read More ›

Police officer charged with attempted murder after shooting a businessman guarding his mother at an ATM

Police officer charged with attempted murder after shooting a businessman guarding his mother at an ATM

December 27, 2019

Crime, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Early morning confrontation began when the policeman on a motorbike accosted the 73-year-old woman while she was conducting ATM transactions in front of a bank… Read More ›

Johnson triumph watched avidly in Thailand on Friday as vote is good news for the kingdom

Johnson triumph watched avidly in Thailand on Friday as vote is good news for the kingdom

December 13, 2019

Foreigners, Media, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Results bearing the news of the historic win were watched avidly by UK expats living in Thailand and worldwide and the wider foreign expat community… Read More ›

Vern Unsworth loses the legal case against Musk in LA, considering proceedings in the UK and Thailand

Vern Unsworth loses the legal case against Musk in LA, considering proceedings in the UK and Thailand

December 7, 2019

Foreigners, Media, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Friday’s decision was down to one thing. The jury of college-educated Californians simply not feel that Mr Unsworth’s reputation had been damaged. And whether we… Read More ›

Outlook for the Thai economy is bleak and will get bleaker due to its rapidly ageing population – biggest issue

Outlook for the Thai economy is bleak and will get bleaker due to its rapidly ageing population – biggest issue

December 1, 2019

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

Thailand is facing an array of economic challenges that will take radical and strong leadership to even keep at bay in the next twenty years… Read More ›

Media study highlights Thailand’s changing media landscape as younger folk move online and are less loyal

Media study highlights Thailand’s changing media landscape as younger folk move online and are less loyal

November 18, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Media, Personal, Thailand:

Study’s conclusions also highlight Thailand’s demographic challenge as the older market of baby boomers punch above their weight due to extended lifespans and the impact… Read More ›

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, Living, Media, Personal, Thai World, 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, Media, Personal, Thai World, 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

Economy, Living, Media, Personal, Thai World, 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 ›