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Key Twitter account linked with supporting the monarchy shut by the tech firm over violations

Key Twitter account linked with supporting the monarchy shut by the tech firm over violations

December 1, 2020

Culture, Economy, Media, Politics, Thailand:

Protest leader Parit Chiwarak or ‘Penguin’ has contrasted online activities in support of the student-led movement to those engaged in by a closed down account… Read More ›

Tripadvisor American who smeared a local hotel was already a convicted criminal jailed in the United States

Tripadvisor American who smeared a local hotel was already a convicted criminal jailed in the United States

November 16, 2020

Crime, Media, Thailand:

It is important to note that the hotel only reluctantly brought legal action against Barnes who, by his own admission, was not just leaving a… Read More ›

Big tech US website Tripadvisor stings struggling Thai hotels and resorts after acting in bad faith

Big tech US website Tripadvisor stings struggling Thai hotels and resorts after acting in bad faith

November 14, 2020

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

Actions of US tech giant are questionable and have left a family business struggling with a tsunami of negative and vituperative commentary after it was… Read More ›

Thai minister defends ban on world adult site Pornhub as move sparks nationwide protests against the move

Thai minister defends ban on world adult site Pornhub as move sparks nationwide protests against the move

November 7, 2020

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

The move, this week, drew some praise even from anti-government activists but has alienated a large and probably silent contingent of the kingdom’s population, both… Read More ›

Pornhub is shuttered in Thailand as Ministry blocks access online to its 10th largest market in the world

Pornhub is shuttered in Thailand as Ministry blocks access online to its 10th largest market in the world

November 2, 2020

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

The move follows a new policy directive issued to the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society last week by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan and… Read More ›

Shock poll shows the Thai public is suspicious of third parties behind the kingdom’s current political unrest

Shock poll shows the Thai public is suspicious of third parties behind the kingdom’s current political unrest

November 2, 2020

Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Dr Noppadol Kannikar of the firm Super Poll, in his commentary on the findings of a survey of public opinion in Thailand from the 20th… Read More ›

King tells western TV crews that he loves all Thai people equally and the kingdom is the land of compromise

King tells western TV crews that he loves all Thai people equally and the kingdom is the land of compromise

November 2, 2020

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

The King and Queen received a rousing reception from well-wishers and followers on Sunday in Bangkok. The atmosphere prompted some revealing comments from the King… Read More ›

Voice TV ordered shut by a Thai court as action against media outlets proceeds despite assurances

Voice TV ordered shut by a Thai court as action against media outlets proceeds despite assurances

October 20, 2020

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

Top government officials appeared reticent on Tuesday about closing down media outlets as efforts to resolve the political crisis on the streets have begun and… Read More ›

Army denies links to suspended network of fake accounts online removed by Twitter and Facebook

Army denies links to suspended network of fake accounts online removed by Twitter and Facebook

October 11, 2020

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

Top army officer, Lieutenant General Santipong Thammapiya, says Twitter and Facebook have failed to do their homework by linking it to an orchestrated propaganda network… Read More ›

Publicity gambit to unearth new evidence leading to the arrest of the suspect in Nong Chompoo case

Publicity gambit to unearth new evidence leading to the arrest of the suspect in Nong Chompoo case

October 4, 2020

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

Mysterious death case in Mukdahan province that deeply disturbed the Thai public in May this year still being pursued by investigators as new National Police… Read More ›

Meeting between Ko Chang hotel and US guest arrested for defamation set to happen next week to resolve case

Meeting between Ko Chang hotel and US guest arrested for defamation set to happen next week to resolve case

October 2, 2020

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

American who spent two nights in prison following his arrest for allegedly defaming a Thai hotel on international travel review websites in what he later… Read More ›

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, Foreigners, Media, More News from Thailand, 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, Personal, Thai World, 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 ›