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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 ›

Poll: Public shaken by bombings as army boss says government targeted, warns of fake news threat 

Poll: Public shaken by bombings as army boss says government targeted, warns of fake news threat 

August 12, 2019

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

Army leader tells Reuters that Thailand is still fighting a similar enemy as it did in the 1970s and 1980s when it defeated communist threats.… Read More ›

Senior Thai minister calls for weaker baht and a target value of ฿32 against the dollar at Bangkok forum meeting

Senior Thai minister calls for weaker baht and a target value of ฿32 against the dollar at Bangkok forum meeting

August 5, 2019

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

The Moodys upgrade of the Thai government’s ratings and that of Thai banks last month underlines the country’s strong fundamentals which before July’s central bank… Read More ›

Arrested: Woman in Singburi using fake online profile to pose as the daughter of Thai Army boss

Arrested: Woman in Singburi using fake online profile to pose as the daughter of Thai Army boss

August 3, 2019

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

26-year-old Wanida Thongtum was detained by Crime Suppression Division officers on Friday at a resort in Singburi province. The woman created a spurious closed LINE… Read More ›

Bombs and fires set off in Bangkok designed to cause early morning terror in the Thai capital

Bombs and fires set off in Bangkok designed to cause early morning terror in the Thai capital

August 2, 2019

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

Bangkok is hosting a high profile ASEAN summit of foreign ministers at this time attended US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Police last night arrested… Read More ›

Microsoft accepts charges of corrupt payments in Thailand as it makes a deal with US investigators

Microsoft accepts charges of corrupt payments in Thailand as it makes a deal with US investigators

July 25, 2019

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

A leader of an anti-corruption group says that Thailand’s anti-corruption watchdog was unaware of the case when he contacted officials this week. Mana Nimitmongkol is… Read More ›

Leading banks report steady profits as Thanachart Bank reaches out to show the Thai way forward

Leading banks report steady profits as Thanachart Bank reaches out to show the Thai way forward

July 20, 2019

Culture, Economy, Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Thailand’s banks lead the way forward: Combined profits for banks reporting this week saw a 3.62% rise in profits in the first half with an… Read More ›

PM urges ministers to ‘create a sense of unity’ in the country as Thai King swears in new cabinet

PM urges ministers to ‘create a sense of unity’ in the country as Thai King swears in new cabinet

July 16, 2019

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

Thai King urged the new cabinet to work for the good of the people and the country. Prior to the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu… Read More ›

UK Thai TV star faces legal battle to get custody of her baby daughter after midday snatch in Phuket

UK Thai TV star faces legal battle to get custody of her baby daughter after midday snatch in Phuket

July 14, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

UK tabloids have been reporting the story of the baby’s abduction in Phuket as Thai police investigate a complaint filed by her mother. On Friday,… Read More ›

Mother cradled daughter’s head after crocodiles ate her as family crocodile farm is to be sold, father takes blame

Mother cradled daughter’s head after crocodiles ate her as family crocodile farm is to be sold, father takes blame

July 5, 2019

Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Rom Roath, a 35-year-old crocodile farmer arrived home on Sunday to his wife and two infant children at the family farm in Siem Reap. He… Read More ›

TV interest in German man on the run led to him being exposed in June as Thai police pulled his file

TV interest in German man on the run led to him being exposed in June as Thai police pulled his file

July 3, 2019

Crime, Culture, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

German man Maximilian Fernsebner was only arrested after two days hiding in a local creek where he used a straw to submerge himself in water… Read More ›

Good weekend’s work by Thai PM at Osaka G20 meeting in Japan. Thailand keeps pushing trade pact

Good weekend’s work by Thai PM at Osaka G20 meeting in Japan. Thailand keeps pushing trade pact

June 30, 2019

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

European Union this Sunday signed a free trade deal with Vietnam: Prospect of an EU trade deal with Thailand is some way off and would… Read More ›

Elite doctors at Siriraj reveal that the ‘mystery’ illness that killed a Thai TV star was a rare but lethal form of TB

Elite doctors at Siriraj reveal that the ‘mystery’ illness that killed a Thai TV star was a rare but lethal form of TB

June 29, 2019

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

Doctors found some colored tissue in the star’s nasal cavity. This led them to conduct tests which tested positive for a rare form of TB… Read More ›

Calls to legalise prostitution in Thailand after Pattaya sex raid on Walking Street this week

Calls to legalise prostitution in Thailand after Pattaya sex raid on Walking Street this week

June 28, 2019

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

This month, a Thammasat University law lecturer called for Thailand to legalise and regulate the sex industry. It follows an informative seminar and forum in… Read More ›

Chinese man in Bangkok with a plastic bag of cash to buy a condo in Pattaya. Leaves money in a taxi

Chinese man in Bangkok with a plastic bag of cash to buy a condo in Pattaya. Leaves money in a taxi

June 24, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

The Chinese man received extraordinary support from a staff member at the hotel in Bangkok where he stayed with his partner. This initiative and the… Read More ›