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Army in the South on guard against the South African variant as border security is tightened up against virus

Army in the South on guard against the South African variant as border security is tightened up against virus

June 9, 2021

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

More helicopter flights over key districts in southern Songkhla province and patrol boats near Satun as military tightens control of Thailand’s southern border with Malaysia… Read More ›

Jab site for expats as country’s second vaccination phase begins driven by locally produced AstraZeneca doses

Jab site for expats as country’s second vaccination phase begins driven by locally produced AstraZeneca doses

June 8, 2021

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

AstraZeneca gamble by the government appeared to be paying off this week as the UK Swedish firm confirmed that the kingdom now has a sustainable… Read More ›

Supreme Court Chief sets up panel to investigate bribery claims linked to ฿11 billion tax appeal by Toyota

Supreme Court Chief sets up panel to investigate bribery claims linked to ฿11 billion tax appeal by Toyota

June 7, 2021

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Allegations of corruption relating to the tax case have been looked into by two leading US law firms and are being investigated by federal prosecutors.… Read More ›

IMF urges government to loosen nation’s purse strings as finances tighten with the tax take down

IMF urges government to loosen nation’s purse strings as finances tighten with the tax take down

June 5, 2021

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

Washington based monetary policy institute warns the Covid-19 virus is still the master of the economic situation as the human suffering in Thailand takes its… Read More ›

Budget bill passed but not before Bhumjaithai Party MPs call for a walkout from the government

Budget bill passed but not before Bhumjaithai Party MPs call for a walkout from the government

June 4, 2021

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

The partisan rhetoric and criticism of the government were heightened and ratcheted up further this week with reports from social media suggesting former Prime Minister… Read More ›

Phuket has herd immunity, now it will also have international flight connectivity from July 1st

Phuket has herd immunity, now it will also have international flight connectivity from July 1st

June 2, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Flights from London, Dubai and Doha as well as key cities in Europe and Asia which will see direct flights to Phuket from July 1st… Read More ›

Remains of Ukrainian ambassador to Thailand who died on Ko Lipe on Sunday sent to Bangkok

Remains of Ukrainian ambassador to Thailand who died on Ko Lipe on Sunday sent to Bangkok

May 31, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Kiev’s ambassador to Thailand was highly critical of Russian foreign policy and the disastrous effects of the Kremlin’s actions towards Ukraine including the economic loss… Read More ›

Failure to pass the ฿500 billion borrowing decree could lead to the dissolution of parliament

Failure to pass the ฿500 billion borrowing decree could lead to the dissolution of parliament

May 30, 2021

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

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam has taken issue with the legal strategy of a former finance minister who has filed legal proceedings with the Administrative… Read More ›

Thai Princess steps into the vaccination drive as there is positive news from officials in Phuket

Thai Princess steps into the vaccination drive as there is positive news from officials in Phuket

May 28, 2021

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

Pattaya, on Wednesday, confirmed that it is also pushing ahead with reopening to vaccinated foreigners without quarantine although the Pattaya scheme appears to have several… Read More ›

Nigerian and his wife led romance scam gang that generated ฿200 million in 50 accounts since 2020

Nigerian and his wife led romance scam gang that generated ฿200 million in 50 accounts since 2020

May 26, 2021

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Woman who lost ฿1 million after commencing an online relationship last year on Instagram and LINE with someone she thought was a US businessman in… Read More ›

On the 2014 coup anniversary, amid crisis, it is still likely Prayut will be reelected PM in 2023 as things stand

On the 2014 coup anniversary, amid crisis, it is still likely Prayut will be reelected PM in 2023 as things stand

May 24, 2021

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Stinging criticism from former Pheu Thai strategist Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan and ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will be aired by the media but it is the… Read More ›

Foreigners can register at local hospitals and medical facilities for a vaccine from June 7th

Foreigners can register at local hospitals and medical facilities for a vaccine from June 7th

May 22, 2021

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

The government is mobilising to speed up the vaccination drive with reports of a rising level of infection among the general population and workers. A… Read More ›

Economic picture continues to darken as cabinet approves new ฿700 billion loan to plug the gap of higher deficits

Economic picture continues to darken as cabinet approves new ฿700 billion loan to plug the gap of higher deficits

May 20, 2021

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

Baht has lost 4.8% since mid-December 2020 as the country has shown a current account negative balance since November 2020. Figures released on Monday show… Read More ›

Expats to get vaccine app as Buriram threatens jail for anyone not complying with jab rollout mission

Expats to get vaccine app as Buriram threatens jail for anyone not complying with jab rollout mission

May 18, 2021

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

Thailand experiences the largest day of infections so far as the government announces it is preparing a vaccination programme with contact facilities and communications for… Read More ›

Two Americans arrested over kidnapping linked with failed gloves deal and loss of ฿93 million

Two Americans arrested over kidnapping linked with failed gloves deal and loss of ฿93 million

May 17, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Details of the kidnapping of a Taiwanese man and extortion attempt on March 28th were given by the police on Saturday at a press conference.… Read More ›

39-year-old man in court charged with raping two women, remanded in custody until May 24th next 

39-year-old man in court charged with raping two women, remanded in custody until May 24th next 

May 14, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Police are interviewing at least five other women and further charges are expected against the serial rapist who is the subject of complaints from up… Read More ›

Battle of Bangkok against the Covid-19 virus with record deaths and still rising hospitalisations

Battle of Bangkok against the Covid-19 virus with record deaths and still rising hospitalisations

May 13, 2021

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Finnish national dies in the latest virus wave. Over the weekend, the government, in an effort coordinated by the Prime Minister and his office, deployed… Read More ›

Trade pact with Hong Kong as Thailand negotiates both Chinese and new western trade relationships

Trade pact with Hong Kong as Thailand negotiates both Chinese and new western trade relationships

May 12, 2021

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

The development, over the weekend, to postpone the decision on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) must be looked at both from… Read More ›

Colourful Bangkok former sex industry tycoon Chuwit told to quit sniping by an aide to the PM 

Colourful Bangkok former sex industry tycoon Chuwit told to quit sniping by an aide to the PM 

May 10, 2021

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

In April, the ever-controversial Chuwit Kamolvisit revealed he had published a report on Thailand’s prostitution industry for his Thammasat University thesis 10 years ago and… Read More ›

Thailand still plans to attract foreign tourists in the last quarter of 2021 targeting 4 million visitors

Thailand still plans to attract foreign tourists in the last quarter of 2021 targeting 4 million visitors

May 9, 2021

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

New visitor charge for all incoming travellers from 2022 will be ฿300 but will provide for automatic insurance cover for foreign tourists in Thailand, something… Read More ›