Foreigners

US teacher Matthew Hall extradited from Thailand in 2017 pleads guilty before a court in Alabama

US teacher Matthew Hall extradited from Thailand in 2017 pleads guilty before a court in Alabama

August 14, 2019

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

As Thai police moved to arrest and deport another American teacher with a history of sex abuse this week in the northern Thai province of… Read More ›

Patience running out for American in Chiang Mai who vandalised 3 cars but has no money to pay for damages

Patience running out for American in Chiang Mai who vandalised 3 cars but has no money to pay for damages

August 13, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai police and prosecutors are offering 34-year-old Jesse Edward Lee the opportunity to pay compensation to the victims of the crime and avoid criminal prosecution… Read More ›

Serbian President defends Yingluck’s citizenship as Thaksin tells the BBC they have Balkan friends

Serbian President defends Yingluck’s citizenship as Thaksin tells the BBC they have Balkan friends

August 12, 2019

Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Speaking to the BBC about the granting of citizenship by Serbia to his sister, Thailand’s ex-premier from 2001 to 2006 Thaksin Shinawatra, said that the… Read More ›

French man dies on the side of a road from alcohol abuse on Ko Samui island – post mortem ordered

French man dies on the side of a road from alcohol abuse on Ko Samui island – post mortem ordered

August 10, 2019

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The 31-year French man was named by Ko Samui police as Yann Naquin. He was admitted to hospital on August 5th and diagnosed with liver… Read More ›

Luxurious interior contributed to the Lady D fire as police intially suggest the yacht was insured

Luxurious interior contributed to the Lady D fire as police intially suggest the yacht was insured

August 9, 2019

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Public meeting at Phuket Provincial Hall hears Vice Governor call for fireboats as the response to the incident exposed the weaknesses Phuket faces in relation… Read More ›

UK paedo arrested on Wednesday was living in Pattaya with a Thai wife and her daughters – held in custody

UK paedo arrested on Wednesday was living in Pattaya with a Thai wife and her daughters – held in custody

August 8, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

On Wednesday as Thai police officers arrived at the UK man’s home in the Bang Lamung area of Pattaya he happily showed them his PC… Read More ›

Fire aboard superyacht in Phuket began in the engine room. Lady D towed out to sea yesterday

Fire aboard superyacht in Phuket began in the engine room. Lady D towed out to sea yesterday

August 8, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Senior police officer told a local newspaper in Phuket that the 56metre vessel with 7 staterooms and a range of  13,000 nautical miles was full… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand cuts interest rates in a surprise move as ING Bank predicts a second later this year

Bank of Thailand cuts interest rates in a surprise move as ING Bank predicts a second later this year

August 7, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s export industry has been ravaged by the US-China trade war that is now threatening to provoke an economic setback. The move today could be… Read More ›

Senior Thai minister calls for weaker baht and a target value of ฿32 against the dollar at Bangkok forum meeting

Senior Thai minister calls for weaker baht and a target value of ฿32 against the dollar at Bangkok forum meeting

August 5, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Media, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Moodys upgrade of the Thai government’s ratings and that of Thai banks last month underlines the country’s strong fundamentals which before July’s central bank… Read More ›

Chinese pickpockets staying in hostels as backpacker visitors targeting tourists in Bangkok 

Chinese pickpockets staying in hostels as backpacker visitors targeting tourists in Bangkok 

August 5, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

At the end of July, the tourist police force in Bangkok began a training programme for volunteers to work with existing officers on the streets… Read More ›

Pattaya’s Canadian hellraiser tells police he has ‘suicidal tendencies’ as he taunts officers in cuffs

Pattaya’s Canadian hellraiser tells police he has ‘suicidal tendencies’ as he taunts officers in cuffs

August 4, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

45-year-old Candian highlights the lack of psychiatric care for foreigners in Thailand who at times lose their mental capacity and become a danger to themselves… Read More ›

Two Muslim men questioned as security officials link Friday’s bombing to southern insurgency

Two Muslim men questioned as security officials link Friday’s bombing to southern insurgency

August 3, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Bombs on Friday were not designed to kill and maim civilians but rather to cause panic and disruption. A top police officer who investigated the… Read More ›

US Secretary of State in Bangkok heralds closer ties with ASEAN bloc – good news for Thailand 

US Secretary of State in Bangkok heralds closer ties with ASEAN bloc – good news for Thailand 

August 2, 2019

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

Statement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on China’s upriver dams on the Mekong River on Thursday and an assurance that the United States… Read More ›

UK Home Office arrest UK man’s Thai wife after he fell ill and could not return to Thailand with her

UK Home Office arrest UK man’s Thai wife after he fell ill and could not return to Thailand with her

July 31, 2019

Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The UK man and his wife have been supported by north London Labour MP Tulip Siddiq and shadow home secretary Diane Abbot. The couple have… Read More ›

Thai expats launch website to campaign for easier immigration reporting rules for visa holders

Thai expats launch website to campaign for easier immigration reporting rules for visa holders

July 29, 2019

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

Some foreigners and expats have been critical of the move fearing a backlash from authorities. A UK man in Bangkok said: ‘I wouldn’t put my… Read More ›

Moody’s – debt is 98.5% denominated in Thai baht as two views of the economy are at odds 

Moody’s – debt is 98.5% denominated in Thai baht as two views of the economy are at odds 

July 28, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Employment levels have fallen for nine months in a row and growth of 3 to 3.6% this year is dependent on a government-led economic stimulus… Read More ›

Microsoft accepts charges of corrupt payments in Thailand as it makes a deal with US investigators

Microsoft accepts charges of corrupt payments in Thailand as it makes a deal with US investigators

July 25, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

A leader of an anti-corruption group says that Thailand’s anti-corruption watchdog was unaware of the case when he contacted officials this week. Mana Nimitmongkol is… Read More ›

Canadian and Thai girlfriend die instantly as high powered motorbike jettisons them into a bollard

Canadian and Thai girlfriend die instantly as high powered motorbike jettisons them into a bollard

July 24, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The World Bank and Bloomberg last year reported, following an in-depth study by experts, that Thailand risks losing 22% of it future GDP if it… Read More ›

50-year-old Dutchman suffering from cancer files complaint against Hua Hin hospital over fees

50-year-old Dutchman suffering from cancer files complaint against Hua Hin hospital over fees

July 22, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

April survey by the Thai Ministry of Commerce showed that many private Thai hospitals were overcharging by between 30% and 300% on a range of… Read More ›

Chinese woman seeks death penalty for husband who tried to murder her in Thailand by pushing her off a cliff

Chinese woman seeks death penalty for husband who tried to murder her in Thailand by pushing her off a cliff

July 21, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The motive for the attempted murder was the ฿78 million ($2.5 million) fortune belonging to the 32-year-old woman in China. It has emerged that she… Read More ›