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By-election polls amid a weak economy and rising food prices may mean a 2023 General Election

By-election polls amid a weak economy and rising food prices may mean a 2023 General Election

January 14, 2022

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

The contest between the Democrat Party, Thailand’s oldest and the relatively new Palang Pracharat Party in the southern provinces of Chumphon and Songkhla, both working… Read More ›

Pandemic drawing to a close, senior public health official says growing Omicron strain is harmless

Pandemic drawing to a close, senior public health official says growing Omicron strain is harmless

January 11, 2022

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

The speed at which Omicron is spreading as well as its more benign clinical outcomes could be the game-changer that brings an end to this… Read More ›

Top official describes the popular ‘Test and Go’ entry as a loophole exposing Thailand to Omicron

Top official describes the popular ‘Test and Go’ entry as a loophole exposing Thailand to Omicron

January 8, 2022

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

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Friday did not go as far as public health officials had demanded by banning alcohol sales nationwide.… Read More ›

Air force seeks eight F35 fighter jets at a time when Thailand’s defence budget finds itself at a low ebb

Air force seeks eight F35 fighter jets at a time when Thailand’s defence budget finds itself at a low ebb

January 4, 2022

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

Thailand’s military defence expenditure has not been above the NATO recommended level of 2% of GDP since 1997, the year of the Asian Financial Crisis.… Read More ›

Crazed married man who murdered 23-year-old woman on Christmas Day was high on illicit drugs

Crazed married man who murdered 23-year-old woman on Christmas Day was high on illicit drugs

December 31, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Accused man charged with the intentional killing of 23-year-old Inthuron Korhan remanded in custody as the court is presented with an array of charges including… Read More ›

Father brings monk to a murder scene in Samut Prakan after his 23-year-old died in rape attack

Father brings monk to a murder scene in Samut Prakan after his 23-year-old died in rape attack

December 29, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

On Tuesday morning residents on the seventh floor of a Samut Prakan condominium building where a young woman lost her life last Saturday evening with… Read More ›

Thailand’s economy awaits the fallout from the Omicron surge as projections for 2022 take a dive

Thailand’s economy awaits the fallout from the Omicron surge as projections for 2022 take a dive

December 24, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Bank of Thailand suggests only minimal growth this year with a reduced 3.4% growth rate in 2022. Currently, there are fears that Omicron may impede… Read More ›

Minister suggests that ‘Test and Go’ now paused entry regime may be restarted in the New Year

Minister suggests that ‘Test and Go’ now paused entry regime may be restarted in the New Year

December 21, 2021

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

Mixed signals from Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul and the Director of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) General Supoj Malaniyom on Tuesday… Read More ›

Inflationary fears for Thailand more muted than in the United States but planners should prepare 

Inflationary fears for Thailand more muted than in the United States but planners should prepare 

December 19, 2021

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

The World Bank warns that chronic levels of household debt and a failure to contain a flare-up from Omicron could see Thailand’s economy go backwards… Read More ›

Thai woman in New York appeals for tip offs to police on a mugger who sexually assaulted her on subway

Thai woman in New York appeals for tip offs to police on a mugger who sexually assaulted her on subway

December 16, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

A lawyer for Ms Jirajariyawetch said his client was left traumatised by the incident which occurred in the early hours of November 22nd last and… Read More ›

Do or Die mission for ex-husband in Ayutthaya who gunned his spurning ex-wife down lying on a hammock

Do or Die mission for ex-husband in Ayutthaya who gunned his spurning ex-wife down lying on a hammock

December 13, 2021

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

35-year-old husband went to the family home of his ex-wife to either make up with her or commit murder. When 32-year-old Jarupan Insutha again insisted… Read More ›

A cautious recovery in 2022 says Bank of Thailand boss but PM strikes a mildy more optimistic note

A cautious recovery in 2022 says Bank of Thailand boss but PM strikes a mildy more optimistic note

December 11, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Baht is predicted to fall due to tightening monetary policy in the United States to ward off inflation. A key economic forecasting unit in Bangkok… Read More ›

Thaksin affirms loyalty to the monarchy amid new efforts to limit discourse and Amnesty probe

Thaksin affirms loyalty to the monarchy amid new efforts to limit discourse and Amnesty probe

December 8, 2021

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

There is increasing tension about public commentary in Thailand with a Royal Thai Police investigation announced last week into international human rights group Amnesty International.… Read More ›

China could be an economic time bomb sitting on Thailand’s doorstep as Evergrande collapse nears

China could be an economic time bomb sitting on Thailand’s doorstep as Evergrande collapse nears

December 4, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

As Thailand and the world battle the COVID-19 virus with Omicron knocking on the door, the bigger threat economically for us all may again be… Read More ›

With Omicron hovering, firms already suffering a cash flow crunch with the economy again in peril

With Omicron hovering, firms already suffering a cash flow crunch with the economy again in peril

December 1, 2021

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

A senior official with the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) has warned that the loss of small and medium-sized firms by even… Read More ›

French expat government critic deported after being denied entry into Thailand via Phuket on Saturday

French expat government critic deported after being denied entry into Thailand via Phuket on Saturday

November 28, 2021

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

Last year he was told by the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok that his visa was already cancelled and he was to be deported. He has… Read More ›

Prachin Buri trans woman murdered by angry married family man after refusing to end their love affair

Prachin Buri trans woman murdered by angry married family man after refusing to end their love affair

November 25, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Police have already obtained a confession to the murder but have asked the local hospital to be more definite on how the young trans woman… Read More ›

Nightlife to reopen on a certified basis as officials try to balance public health and the economy

Nightlife to reopen on a certified basis as officials try to balance public health and the economy

November 22, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

As Thailand’s reopening numbers are reassessed, a massive 94% of our readers see the kingdom’s tourism industry as synonymous with nightlife while figures from November… Read More ›

Police chief to expedite the removal of ‘Ferrari Joe’ as capital murder charges are due to be filed in court

Police chief to expedite the removal of ‘Ferrari Joe’ as capital murder charges are due to be filed in court

November 18, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Charges expected to be filed at the Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases against Police Colonel Thitisan Utthanaphon or ‘Ferrari Joe’ and six… Read More ›

Thailand Pass is being upgraded but passenger stress stories continue with cancellation threats

Thailand Pass is being upgraded but passenger stress stories continue with cancellation threats

November 15, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thai World:

A UK man with a wife who was seeking to visit her terminally ill mother found the Thailand Pass application extremely stressful this week as… Read More ›