Foreigners

Russian man barrels his way into a Pattaya Seven-Eleven store smashing the glass door to pieces

Russian man barrels his way into a Pattaya Seven-Eleven store smashing the glass door to pieces

January 16, 2023

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

A Russian man went wild in the heart of Pattaya on Monday morning when he took over a Seven-Eleven convenience store near Walking Street causing… Read More ›

Fraud suspect nabbed by police in Phuket linked to $100 million fraud centred on Jersey, US deli shop

Fraud suspect nabbed by police in Phuket linked to $100 million fraud centred on Jersey, US deli shop

January 14, 2023

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The search for the third accused in the New Jersey fraud scheme ended in Phuket where 54-year-old Peter Coker junior was taken into custody on… Read More ›

Thai economy up against it in 2023 despite the hype and hoopla over Chinese tourists returning

Thai economy up against it in 2023 despite the hype and hoopla over Chinese tourists returning

January 13, 2023

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

Thailand is an export-led economy operating in an increasingly unpredictable and uncertain world. In 2023, it finds itself relying on a foreign tourism industry which… Read More ›

Police promise full charges to be filed against reckless Bentley driver over multicar expressway smash-up

Police promise full charges to be filed against reckless Bentley driver over multicar expressway smash-up

January 10, 2023

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

Driver, with a woman in tow, fled the scene in a taxi. Onlookers took video clips and photos of the escape which showed a bottle… Read More ›

Covid chaos descends again on Thailand’s foreign tourism sector amid cancellations and complaints

Covid chaos descends again on Thailand’s foreign tourism sector amid cancellations and complaints

January 8, 2023

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

Travel agents in France have been forced to cancel contracts because of the sudden introduction of entry restrictions which have led operators to declare a… Read More ›

Pattaya police hunt down the killer of a UK man who had just returned to Thailand from Britain the day before 

Pattaya police hunt down the killer of a UK man who had just returned to Thailand from Britain the day before 

January 6, 2023

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

UK expat and murder victim was on his way home after picking up groceries at a local shop when he was gunned down by an… Read More ›

Prayut to make his move for a third term but is the battle for power already lost to Pheu Thai?

Prayut to make his move for a third term but is the battle for power already lost to Pheu Thai?

January 4, 2023

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

There are signs that a seismic change is about to begin unfolding next Monday 9th January in Thai politics when Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha,… Read More ›

Economic chiefs promise a brighter 2023 for Thai people despite the more gloomy world outlook for the year

Economic chiefs promise a brighter 2023 for Thai people despite the more gloomy world outlook for the year

January 2, 2023

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

The foreign tourism industry will be the key driver of economic growth with more money in people’s pockets in 2023 says Bank of Thailand Governor… Read More ›

Fears for Aung San Suu Kyi who faces 33 years in a Myanmar prison held under primitive conditions

Fears for Aung San Suu Kyi who faces 33 years in a Myanmar prison held under primitive conditions

December 31, 2022

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The latest conviction of the popular Burmese figurehead and head of the National Unity Government (NUG) which is fighting a civil war engulfing 61% of… Read More ›

PM orders ‘full force’ help for Thai nationals and families linked to the Poipet casino disaster in Cambodia 

PM orders ‘full force’ help for Thai nationals and families linked to the Poipet casino disaster in Cambodia 

December 29, 2022

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

Fire which destroyed the Grand Diamond casino in the Cambodian city of Poipet has left over 100 people seriously injured and at least 21 dead… Read More ›

PM and Ung Ing to do battle in 2023 for the top job with public debt and the economy as key issues

PM and Ung Ing to do battle in 2023 for the top job with public debt and the economy as key issues

December 27, 2022

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

Public debt and the management of the economy will be the key battleground for this General Election as it is clear the alternative to the… Read More ›

Police officer, wife of Du Hao kingpin and niece of former police chief arrested and grilled by prosecutors

Police officer, wife of Du Hao kingpin and niece of former police chief arrested and grilled by prosecutors

December 25, 2022

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

The scale and depth of this corruption scandal keeps growing with Saturday’s arrest of the niece of a former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of… Read More ›

Australian travelling with family arrested for illegal gun possession boarding a Ko Samui flight

Australian travelling with family arrested for illegal gun possession boarding a Ko Samui flight

December 23, 2022

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

 Police in Ko Samui said on Wednesday that they did not think the gun was purchased to commit a crime in Thailand nor had the… Read More ›

22 still missing as naval chiefs plan refloat of the Sukhothai which capsized and sunk on Sunday

22 still missing as naval chiefs plan refloat of the Sukhothai which capsized and sunk on Sunday

December 21, 2022

Culture, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

35-year-old, US-built vessel lying capsized at a depth of 40 metres. A submersible vehicle launched on Wednesday aimed to tell naval chiefs the extent of… Read More ›

Chinese gangs approaching expectant Thai fathers in private hospitals seeking identity transfers

Chinese gangs approaching expectant Thai fathers in private hospitals seeking identity transfers

December 19, 2022

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

The Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) moved last Thursday to seize the entire business of a luxury hotel in Samut Prakan run by a company in… Read More ›

King and Queen visit Princess Bajrakitiyabha at a Bangkok hospital after she took ill on Wednesday

King and Queen visit Princess Bajrakitiyabha at a Bangkok hospital after she took ill on Wednesday

December 16, 2022

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

Well wishes have come from around the country as temples invite the public to pray and leading political figures come forward to pay their respects… Read More ›

Chinese mafia case taken over by police chief with top officers assigned to different key roles on the probe

Chinese mafia case taken over by police chief with top officers assigned to different key roles on the probe

December 14, 2022

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

Last week, the chief whistleblower, in this case, veteran former politician Mr Chuwit Kamolvisit who Minister of Justice Somsak Thepsutin has highly praised, expressed unease… Read More ›

Top Immigration Bureau officers investigated by high-level panel over Chinese corruption claims

Top Immigration Bureau officers investigated by high-level panel over Chinese corruption claims

December 11, 2022

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

Minister Somsak Thepsutin praises former massage parlour boss and politician Chuwit Kamolvisit for his work in pursuing corruption concerning this unfolding case. Mr Chuwit has… Read More ›

War erupts over Pheu Thai’s ฿600 minimum wage plan with the economy as the key election issue

War erupts over Pheu Thai’s ฿600 minimum wage plan with the economy as the key election issue

December 9, 2022

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

An academic with Srinakharinwirot University (SWU) welcomed the proposal in broad terms as beneficial to newly graduated students taking up employment but expressed his concern… Read More ›

Luxury hotel in Samut Prakan is legit says woman linked with Du Hao’s sprawling business empire

Luxury hotel in Samut Prakan is legit says woman linked with Du Hao’s sprawling business empire

December 7, 2022

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

A former senior policeman working as an advisor to the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) tenders his resignation. The move is thought to… Read More ›