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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 ›

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 ›