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In 2023, Thailand shifted away from cash just as Sweden’s central bank asked to see it protected in legislation

In 2023, Thailand shifted away from cash just as Sweden’s central bank asked to see it protected in legislation

April 5, 2024

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

Thai cash usage plummets as Sweden turns around and seeks cash protection. Thailand embraces digital payments as cash transactions drop to 66%, signalling a shift… Read More ›

Cannabis law emerges as a big political threat to the coalition judging by what happened in 2022 revolt

Cannabis law emerges as a big political threat to the coalition judging by what happened in 2022 revolt

April 3, 2024

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

Coalition rift appears over draft cannabis law. PM’s scathing remarks on cannabis and the industry surrounding it have sparked tension. Prime Minister’s position on cannabis… Read More ›

Sad story of failed love between an elderly Austrian and his Thai wife aired publicly in Pattaya dispute

Sad story of failed love between an elderly Austrian and his Thai wife aired publicly in Pattaya dispute

April 2, 2024

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

Pattaya’s very public love fallout. Austrian and his Thai wife’s marital discord exposed. Elderly couple’s clash amidst abuse allegations, tempered by a police brokered legal… Read More ›

Police warn travellers arriving at Bangkok’s airports of a fast-track immigration clearance scam offer

Police warn travellers arriving at Bangkok’s airports of a fast-track immigration clearance scam offer

April 1, 2024

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

Bangkok airports scam alert issued by the Immigration Bureau. Beware of fast-track promises, they are a fraud. Immigration busts fake VIP offers. No fast lane… Read More ›

Police chief withdraws defamation case to allow a full and open probe by investigators into his affairs

Police chief withdraws defamation case to allow a full and open probe by investigators into his affairs

March 30, 2024

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

Thai Police Chief withdraws lawsuit amid corruption claims. General Torsak Sukwimol’s bold move allows a fully open police probe into his affairs. Lawyer Tum’s allegations… Read More ›

Rabid Russian assaults police team in Phuket after going berserk at a city centre hotel on Tuesday

Rabid Russian assaults police team in Phuket after going berserk at a city centre hotel on Tuesday

March 29, 2024

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

Rabid Russian rampage in Phuket. Tourist tasered by police after hotel havoc. A drunken Russian tourist, Mr Aleksandr Tolstov, triggered chaos in Phuket, assaulting multiple… Read More ›

Same-sex marriage law passed by lower house. Next comes a law to legalise prostitution in Thailand

Same-sex marriage law passed by lower house. Next comes a law to legalise prostitution in Thailand

March 28, 2024

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

House of Representatives passes a Gay Marriage law. Legislators next will tackle legalising Prostitution. Historic strides in human rights anticipated as PM Srettha’s government leads… Read More ›

Phuket tourism boss concerned that the ‘feelings’ of locals on the island may be provoked by foreigners 

Phuket tourism boss concerned that the ‘feelings’ of locals on the island may be provoked by foreigners 

March 26, 2024

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

Phuket tourism boss is concerned. Crackdown on foreigners nationwide launched by the Minister of Labour Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn as local outrage grows. Assaults and illegal businesses… Read More ›

Horror greets responders after shocking high-speed motorbike crash on Phuket road leaves three dead

Horror greets responders after shocking high-speed motorbike crash on Phuket road leaves three dead

March 24, 2024

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

A shocking high-speed motorcycle collision in Rawai, Phuket, claims three lives, leaving a young Thai woman fighting for survival. Gruesome scenes greeted responders as the… Read More ›

Srettha dismisses speculation of a plot to defeat the budget and replace him as the Prime Minister in a heave

Srettha dismisses speculation of a plot to defeat the budget and replace him as the Prime Minister in a heave

March 22, 2024

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

SRETTHA DENIES PARLIAMENTARY COUP RUMOURS: Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin dismisses rumours of a budget defeat plot and coup to replace him. It comes amid… Read More ›

Big Joke survives an alleged effort to discredit him. PM appoints temporary police chief and enquiry panel

Big Joke survives an alleged effort to discredit him. PM appoints temporary police chief and enquiry panel

March 20, 2024

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

PM APPOINTS TEMPORARY POLICE CHIEF | Prime Minister intervenes after revelations of massive police corruption. General Surachate Hakparn and Police Chief General Torsak Sukwimol were… Read More ›

Big Joke’s police career on the brink as police chief threatens to suspend the high profile top cop from job

Big Joke’s police career on the brink as police chief threatens to suspend the high profile top cop from job

March 18, 2024

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

BIG JOKE ON THE BRINK AS TOP COP FACES SUSPENSION | Deputy Police Chief General Surachate Hakparn, aka ‘Big Joke,’ fights a potential career-ending crisis… Read More ›

Thaksin’s visit to Chiang Mai lays down a marker. The ex-PM is still a compelling political force in Thailand

Thaksin’s visit to Chiang Mai lays down a marker. The ex-PM is still a compelling political force in Thailand

March 16, 2024

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

Thaksin’s Chiang Mai return: Political marker laid down by Ex-PM. Thaksin’s visit to Chiang Mai signals his enduring political clout. Amidst tears and cheers, he… Read More ›

Shell from cannon fired from one naval frigate into another as they docked at Sattahip Naval base on Thursday

Shell from cannon fired from one naval frigate into another as they docked at Sattahip Naval base on Thursday

March 14, 2024

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

HTMS Khirirat was struck by artillery fire from HTMS Chonburi, injuring 13 sailors. The incident at Sattahip Naval Base has already triggered an urgent investigation… Read More ›

It’s all over for Move Forward, Thailand’s largest political party, after the Election Commission’s latest move

It’s all over for Move Forward, Thailand’s largest political party, after the Election Commission’s latest move

March 13, 2024

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

Thailand’s Election Commission moves to dissolve the country’s largest political party, Move Forward, over lèse-majesté law advocacy. The party vows to fight back as it… Read More ›

Threat from contaminated fruit and vegetables from China part of a wider problem facing the kingdom

Threat from contaminated fruit and vegetables from China part of a wider problem facing the kingdom

March 11, 2024

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

Contaminated Chinese imports threaten Thai markets. Shift from China to India ahead. The Thai retail and manufacturing sector is under pressure from tainted imports. Government… Read More ›

Swiss man Uli Fehr’s hellish Thai nightmare as he is detained and branded as a threat to society

Swiss man Uli Fehr’s hellish Thai nightmare as he is detained and branded as a threat to society

March 9, 2024

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

Swiss man’s nightmare continues: Uli Fehr’s visa revoked, detained by authorities, branded a threat to society. Amidst legal battles, Fehr’s business is being scrutinised. Public… Read More ›

Another even more serious assault by a Swiss man on a frail Thai woman as Uli Fehr has his visa revoked 

Another even more serious assault by a Swiss man on a frail Thai woman as Uli Fehr has his visa revoked 

March 7, 2024

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

Thai Woman brutally assaulted by another Swiss man at a Trang supermarket on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the notorious Swiss man in Phuket, Uli Fehr aka ‘Mr… Read More ›

Huge street battle in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit area between Thai and Filipino transsexuals being probed

Huge street battle in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit area between Thai and Filipino transsexuals being probed

March 5, 2024

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

Authorities probe violent clashes in Sukhumvit. Filipino trans workers under scrutiny. Concerns over visa abuses and organised crime. Tourism Minister reassures that the impact will… Read More ›

Public anger boils over in Sunday protests in Phuket against Swiss man Mr Uli and private beaches

Public anger boils over in Sunday protests in Phuket against Swiss man Mr Uli and private beaches

March 3, 2024

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

Fury of Phuket locals against Swiss man Uli Fehr who allegedly assaulted a 26-year-old female doctor on the night of Makha Bucha Day. Activists also… Read More ›