Foreigners

Turkish Romeo tries to coerce a Thai woman by stealing her phone and uploading her naughty photos

Turkish Romeo tries to coerce a Thai woman by stealing her phone and uploading her naughty photos

July 1, 2024

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

Turkish Romeo steals ex’s phone and posts her naughty pics online. A regular visitor to Thailand, Mr Amir, was nabbed after his Thai girlfriend rejected… Read More ›

Woman dies in massive fireball caused by Yala explosion in Bannang Sata near busy police living quarters

Woman dies in massive fireball caused by Yala explosion in Bannang Sata near busy police living quarters

June 30, 2024

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

Massive fire bomb kills a woman in Yala’s Bannang Sata. Explosion near police quarters injures 18. Area sealed off for investigation. Insurgent attack suspected amidst… Read More ›

Crackdown on drugs sees 41% more arrests since October as Thursday saw a massive nationwide blitz 

Crackdown on drugs sees 41% more arrests since October as Thursday saw a massive nationwide blitz 

June 29, 2024

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

Nationwide blitz on 2,523 locations leads to 132 arrests as PM Srettha Thavisin spearheads the fight against drug networks. Despite his efforts, drug prices remain… Read More ›

Minister links higher inflation with increased growth. Calls a target policy hike saying 1% is ‘too low’

Minister links higher inflation with increased growth. Calls a target policy hike saying 1% is ‘too low’

June 27, 2024

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

The government and the Bank of Thailand remain at odds. Top bank officials claim the economy is on track for quality growth. However, Deputy Finance… Read More ›

Big Joke gets the boot backdated to April 18th. Now he must legally fight the order to sack him in the Administrative Court 

Big Joke gets the boot backdated to April 18th. Now he must legally fight the order to sack him in the Administrative Court 

June 26, 2024

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

Big Joke booted out. Police Commission Votes 12-0 to oust Surachate Hakparn from government service. Backdated order to April 18th. Defiant Surachate, aka Big Joke, … Read More ›

Assange lands in Bangkok as he spirits home to freedom and an end to his legal woes with the US

Assange lands in Bangkok as he spirits home to freedom and an end to his legal woes with the US

June 25, 2024

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

Julian Assange lands in Bangkok en route to US territory to finalise a legal fight, then home to Australia. He will soon reunite with his… Read More ›

Former Phuket expat media salesman can expect to die in a UK prison if convicted of abuse charges

Former Phuket expat media salesman can expect to die in a UK prison if convicted of abuse charges

June 24, 2024

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

Former Phuket media salesman, known locally as Peter Smith, faces 29 counts of sexual abuse after his arrest at Heathrow Airport, London. At 80 and… Read More ›

EV charging station fire badly damages Bangkok port for rapidly expanding electric motorcycle taxi firm

EV charging station fire badly damages Bangkok port for rapidly expanding electric motorcycle taxi firm

June 24, 2024

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Blaze destroys Bangkok EV station. Police probe fire at Winnonie motorbike charging hub. No injuries, but extensive damage feared. Station part of expanding eco-friendly taxi… Read More ›

Former Stark Chairman lands in Bangkok to face the music with nearly ฿15 billion in fraud losses

Former Stark Chairman lands in Bangkok to face the music with nearly ฿15 billion in fraud losses

June 23, 2024

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

Chanin Yensudjai, nabbed in Dubai and deported, faces charges for the Stark Corporation scandal that rocked the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). Authorities are ready… Read More ›

Vicious, random murder of a Belgian by a German in Hua Hin flew under the radar. Disturbing case

Vicious, random murder of a Belgian by a German in Hua Hin flew under the radar. Disturbing case

June 22, 2024

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

A Belgian tourist senselessly attacked by a German in Hua Hin died in Leuven this week. Disturbing questions arise as Thai police investigate the vicious… Read More ›

Regional peace threatened. Shocking conflict between Chinese and Filipino forces at sea on Monday 

Regional peace threatened. Shocking conflict between Chinese and Filipino forces at sea on Monday 

June 21, 2024

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

A violent clash between Chinese and Philippine forces at the Second Thomas Shoal leaves 8 Filipinos injured. US and Philippines brace for potential war as… Read More ›

Big Tor was reinstated but Big Joke’s fate is not yet decided. Massive internal police conflict confirmed

Big Tor was reinstated but Big Joke’s fate is not yet decided. Massive internal police conflict confirmed

June 20, 2024

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

Big Tor is reinstated but Big Joke’s fate is still uncertain. Massive internal police conflict confirmed by government legal advisor Wissanu Krea-ngam. Report supports claims… Read More ›

Good news even as top banks lower 2024 GDP outlook. Thailand ranks ahead of UK in competitiveness

Good news even as top banks lower 2024 GDP outlook. Thailand ranks ahead of UK in competitiveness

June 19, 2024

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

Good news for Thailand as S&P retains BBB+ rating despite lower GDP outlook and ฿500 billion Digital Wallet plan. Kingdom jumps ahead of the UK… Read More ›

Thaksin granted bail of ฿500,000 by the Criminal Court. Due back on August 19th to review evidence and hear witnesses

Thaksin granted bail of ฿500,000 by the Criminal Court. Due back on August 19th to review evidence and hear witnesses

June 18, 2024

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

Former PM Thaksin Shinawatra granted ฿500,000 bail on lèse-majesté and computer crime charges. Court date is set for August 19th to examine evidence in the… Read More ›

Thai government urged to act to preserve the country’s auto industry which is fighting for survival

Thai government urged to act to preserve the country’s auto industry which is fighting for survival

June 17, 2024

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

The Thai government faces urgent demands to support the critical ICE car manufacturing sector amid an influx of unsold Chinese EVs. Over 10,000 cars clog… Read More ›

Tourist authority offers help to FTI  tourists left stranded in Thailand after tour firm collapse in Germany

Tourist authority offers help to FTI  tourists left stranded in Thailand after tour firm collapse in Germany

June 16, 2024

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

Thai hotels and tourism firms were shocked by the June 3rd collapse of German travel giant FTI, responsible for 100,000 bookings last year. Amid reports… Read More ›

Maris at BRICS Summit in Russia insists unaligned Thailand is friends with all despite 1954 US pact

Maris at BRICS Summit in Russia insists unaligned Thailand is friends with all despite 1954 US pact

June 15, 2024

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

Thai Foreign Minister Maris Sangiampongsa at a BRICS Summit in Russia this week insisted Thailand remains unaligned despite applying to join BRICS alongside Russia and… Read More ›

Crackdown on pet outlets as Bangkok Governor warns any new Chatuchak centre must meet standards

Crackdown on pet outlets as Bangkok Governor warns any new Chatuchak centre must meet standards

June 14, 2024

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Governor Sittipunt mandates strict standards for any new Chatuchak pet centre after a fire kills 5,000 animals. With a July 15 deadline, city officials intensify… Read More ›

Thailand’s political crisis rolls onto June 18th with the Constitutional Court ready to make Senate call on legal problems

Thailand’s political crisis rolls onto June 18th with the Constitutional Court ready to make Senate call on legal problems

June 13, 2024

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

Constitutional Court to review evidence on PM’s tenure, Move Forward Party’s fate on June 18th. A  vote is scheduled on acknowledged Senate election issues. Former… Read More ›

PM Srettha blames stock market fall on politics but the trend is linked to fundamental economic decline

PM Srettha blames stock market fall on politics but the trend is linked to fundamental economic decline

June 12, 2024

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

PM Srettha points to political instability for a 16% stock market plunge. Analysts say Thailand’s faltering economy, declining manufacturing and lack of foreign investment are… Read More ›