Foreigners

Thaksin’s son off the hook on money laundering charges connected with KTB loan scandal

Thaksin’s son off the hook on money laundering charges connected with KTB loan scandal

November 25, 2019

Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Judge’s found that the monies given to Mr Panthongtae Shinawatra were advanced as part of a new business venture that never got off the ground.… Read More ›

Ram raider rammed back home to serve seven and a half years in prison after hiding out here

Ram raider rammed back home to serve seven and a half years in prison after hiding out here

November 24, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Dangerous British criminal living in Thailand for 18 months with a visa had committed 4 ram raids by driving powerful cars into buildings and burglarising… Read More ›

Court ruling on Thanathorn shares opens other MPs to scrutiny and possible legal action

Court ruling on Thanathorn shares opens other MPs to scrutiny and possible legal action

November 23, 2019

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Meanwhile, activists continue the relentless campaign against Mr Thanathorn and the radical Future Forward Party. The firebrand young leader is also facing further probes by… Read More ›

German tourist dies after rescue from the local beach in Phuket after being hit by a boat propeller

German tourist dies after rescue from the local beach in Phuket after being hit by a boat propeller

November 22, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The Deputy Superintendent of Police at Kamala station revealed that the German man was swimming outside the designated swimming area of the beach when tragedy… Read More ›

Despite an export contraction, Thailand’s 2019 trade surplus grows as ministers look at 2020 

Despite an export contraction, Thailand’s 2019 trade surplus grows as ministers look at 2020 

November 22, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

With the current trade friction and world economic instability likely to continue under the present US administration, Thailand still aims for 3% export growth in… Read More ›

Pope meets the PM, calls for an end to the abuse and exploitation of women and children in the sex trade

Pope meets the PM, calls for an end to the abuse and exploitation of women and children in the sex trade

November 22, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

Pope Francis called for the ‘uprooting’ of the evils of human trafficking, the sex industry and slave labour in Thailand and other countries. He called… Read More ›

Crackdown on illegal foreigners sees American teacher arrested in class and Russian at lunch

Crackdown on illegal foreigners sees American teacher arrested in class and Russian at lunch

November 21, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Begpacker couple of ‘hippy’ Greek man and Chinese man also arrested in Chiang Mai sitting on the pavement as police check the rolls of Chiang… Read More ›

Pope Francis arrives in Thailand amid more trenchant criticism from western conservatives 

Pope Francis arrives in Thailand amid more trenchant criticism from western conservatives 

November 20, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Pope will pray at the tomb of the Thai martyr of the Catholic church Nicholas Bunkerd Kitbamrung who was imprisoned by Thai authorities in 1941… Read More ›

Deputy PM Somkid warns that public speculation on the economy could undermine confidence

Deputy PM Somkid warns that public speculation on the economy could undermine confidence

November 19, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s economics boss quoted a respected thinker and former Thai prime minister from the 1970s Kukrit Pramoj who observed that too much talk or commentary… Read More ›

Media study highlights Thailand’s changing media landscape as younger folk move online

Media study highlights Thailand’s changing media landscape as younger folk move online

November 18, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

Study’s conclusions also highlight Thailand’s demographic challenge as the older market of baby boomers punch above their weight due to extended lifespans and the impact… Read More ›

Gold snatched from Russian woman’s neck in Pattaya by motorcycle thief on Sunday night

Gold snatched from Russian woman’s neck in Pattaya by motorcycle thief on Sunday night

November 18, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The young Russian woman had stopped on the sidewalk to tend to her 3-year-old daughter when the raider struck. A Russian tourist in Pattaya has… Read More ›

UK man claims FBI investigating the death of 41-year-old American held at immigration jail

UK man claims FBI investigating the death of 41-year-old American held at immigration jail

November 18, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

UK man recounts the harrowing and sad end of the university-educated US man who was only held at the facility for 4 days. He claims… Read More ›

Conflicting messages on the Thai economy as two opinion polls paint different pictures in one day

Conflicting messages on the Thai economy as two opinion polls paint different pictures in one day

November 17, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The problem is not that the Thai government is trying to ‘spin’ the story but that there are genuinely two different ways of looking at… Read More ›

Frenchman ignored official warnings and a cordon as he died taking a selfie at treacherous Ko Samui waterfall

Frenchman ignored official warnings and a cordon as he died taking a selfie at treacherous Ko Samui waterfall

November 17, 2019

Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The death is the second in four months at the popular waterfall and for a similar reason after 26 years Spaniard David Rocamundi Conesa from… Read More ›

American drug dealing fugitive is declared dead at Sa Kaeo hospital 8 days after shooting

American drug dealing fugitive is declared dead at Sa Kaeo hospital 8 days after shooting

November 16, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

39-year-old American fugitive Bart Allen Helmus was finally declared dead last week, 8 days after shooting himself in the head with a handgun rather than… Read More ›

American arrested by police task force in Chiang Mai on a warrant related to public indecency

American arrested by police task force in Chiang Mai on a warrant related to public indecency

November 16, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Conflicting reports surround the arrest and interrogation of an American man on Thursday as he caught a bus out of Chiang Mai. He was detained… Read More ›

Thai government to use blockchain technology in VAT refund scheme for visiting foreign tourists

Thai government to use blockchain technology in VAT refund scheme for visiting foreign tourists

November 16, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Complete revamp of the VAT refund scheme will see it now available at 8 international airports and the ceiling raised to ฿30,000. From the end… Read More ›

Thai wife with cancer decides to take handsome husband with her in a murder-suicide act

Thai wife with cancer decides to take handsome husband with her in a murder-suicide act

November 14, 2019

Crime, Culture, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Police are still carrying out a detailed forensic examination and keeping an open mind but when they entered the bedroom early on Thursday morning, the… Read More ›

Fears for consumers with zero tariff alcoholic drinks in future European free trade deal scenario

Fears for consumers with zero tariff alcoholic drinks in future European free trade deal scenario

November 11, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand is pressing ahead with new trade deals and opportunities despite the challenging world economic environment and the see-saw speculation on US Chinese trade negotiations.… Read More ›

An American nutcase in Thailand insults locals, harasses a local restaurant in Chiang Mai

An American nutcase in Thailand insults locals, harasses a local restaurant in Chiang Mai

November 11, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

46-year-old American has been intimidating a Thai woman at her place of business in Chiang Mai even after being arrested and charged by police for… Read More ›