Foreigners

Future Forward leader predicts inter-generational strife if the new political party is dissolved by law this Tuesday

Future Forward leader predicts inter-generational strife if the new political party is dissolved by law this Tuesday

January 18, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Political science experts are more nuanced about the implications for Thai politics if the new party meets its demise at the hands of Thailand’s Constitutional… Read More ›

German man bitten by a bull shark while taking early morning swim near the seashore in Phuket

German man bitten by a bull shark while taking early morning swim near the seashore in Phuket

January 17, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The key point about sharks in Thai waters is that there are no great white species. These are the killer sharks that have caused panic… Read More ›

Dutchman Johan Van Laarhoven just freed from prison after serving 6 out a 100-year sentence under treaty

Dutchman Johan Van Laarhoven just freed from prison after serving 6 out a 100-year sentence under treaty

January 17, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

In August last year, the Supreme Court reduced an Appeal Court 75-year sentence to 50 years but upheld the conviction for money laundering on the… Read More ›

Inequality has been rising in Thailand since 2015 as the kingdom becomes officially an aged society in 2021

Inequality has been rising in Thailand since 2015 as the kingdom becomes officially an aged society in 2021

January 16, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

By 2100, Thailand’s population will have dropped by over 32% to 46 million with an increasingly aged society. In the short term, there are also… Read More ›

UK man faces jail and deportation after his arrest in a Pattaya police sting for selling fake watches

UK man faces jail and deportation after his arrest in a Pattaya police sting for selling fake watches

January 16, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

43-year-old Mark Peter Dorey was arrested after he accepted ฿123,500 from an undercover police agent for 12 fake watches. He told police after his arrest… Read More ›

Future Forward Party push law to open up beer production in Thailand in a bottom-up economic approach

Future Forward Party push law to open up beer production in Thailand in a bottom-up economic approach

January 15, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The Progressive Breweries and Distilleries Act was published by the radical new party in Thai politics this Tuesday by leader  Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. It is the… Read More ›

Taiwanese man admits to murdering his 33-year-old wife and throwing her body into the sea in a travel bag

Taiwanese man admits to murdering his 33-year-old wife and throwing her body into the sea in a travel bag

January 15, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Couple arrived in Thailand when Ms Liew Lili was already 6 months pregnant. The man has admitted the murder to the police. He confessed to… Read More ›

UK bully attacks Thai man on the MRT in Bangkok for knocking over his iPhone despite an apology

UK bully attacks Thai man on the MRT in Bangkok for knocking over his iPhone despite an apology

January 14, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The tense scenes and standoff which caused passengers to run off came to an end when the smaller Thai national in short pants exited the… Read More ›

Lucky escape for UK tourists heading for Pattaya as passenger van’s tyre explodes on inbound highway today

Lucky escape for UK tourists heading for Pattaya as passenger van’s tyre explodes on inbound highway today

January 14, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Three of the UK men were critically injured in the crash after the 53-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle when it hit an island… Read More ›

Finance minister says government top economic priority is reform which requires large inward investment

Finance minister says government top economic priority is reform which requires large inward investment

January 13, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The minister emphasised that any measures taken to curb the value of the Thai baht will be part of a package and will not interfere… Read More ›

Mum’s heartbreak after 2 year old’s murder as police now know the identity of the cruel and evil killer

Mum’s heartbreak after 2 year old’s murder as police now know the identity of the cruel and evil killer

January 12, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

This week, Wilaiwan Wongyu could only express how much she and her husband loved 2-year-old Panuwich and now look forward to being with him again… Read More ›

Big Joke shooting controversy linked to the new ฿2.1 billion biometrics immigration system contract 

Big Joke shooting controversy linked to the new ฿2.1 billion biometrics immigration system contract 

January 11, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

Biometric system has emerged as the reason for a reported breakdown in the relationship between Big Joke and the National Police Chief General Chakthip Chaijinda… Read More ›

Thaksin and Yingluck strike out into the exciting new world of DNA health technology in LA with new product 

Thaksin and Yingluck strike out into the exciting new world of DNA health technology in LA with new product 

January 10, 2020

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

The ex-premiers are co-founders of the UK firm with Professor Chris Toumazon and Dr Maria Karvela. DNA nudge is currently based in Covent Garden in… Read More ›

Australian man facing jail time in Thailand after stealing a drone at a high-end Phuket shopping mall

Australian man facing jail time in Thailand after stealing a drone at a high-end Phuket shopping mall

January 10, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Police also suspect the Aussie to be responsible for the theft of a further ฿100,000 in designer handbags and sunglasses found at his rented home… Read More ›

2-year-old shot dead by gold robber Thursday night as 3 die, 4 injured in mass shooting with silencer gun

2-year-old shot dead by gold robber Thursday night as 3 die, 4 injured in mass shooting with silencer gun

January 10, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

UPDATED: The two staff members including a young Thai woman died at the scene while the young child, a little boy, was removed to hospital… Read More ›

Drug boom with ya ice for sale on Twitter and 24 year old drugs kingpin nabbed with ฿800 million in the bank

Drug boom with ya ice for sale on Twitter and 24 year old drugs kingpin nabbed with ฿800 million in the bank

January 8, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

2020 sees the roaring twenties of the Thai drug industry: Police did not know of drug kingpin 24-year-old ‘Jimmy’ Wongpan before September last year but… Read More ›

Trump to address Americans after Iranian attack on air force base housing US troops last night

Trump to address Americans after Iranian attack on air force base housing US troops last night

January 8, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

In Thailand, the prospect of a conflict between the United States and Iran has raised alarm as the kingdom already has nationals working in the… Read More ›

Russian couple arrested, charged and fined for having sex in public on a Pattaya beach shown on video clip

Russian couple arrested, charged and fined for having sex in public on a Pattaya beach shown on video clip

January 6, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Up to 5 officers were involved in the investigation and arrest of the pair who abjectly apologised at a press conference on Saturday evening in… 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 ›

UK tourist just arrived in Pattaya for 2020 arrested for at least two thefts in five days by police on his trail

UK tourist just arrived in Pattaya for 2020 arrested for at least two thefts in five days by police on his trail

January 4, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

UK man Ben Frost’s 5 days stay in the popular resort city sees him already behind bars at Pattaya Police Station facing two charges. A… Read More ›