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70 arrested near Government House in Bangkok as police move clears protest site in place for 2 weeks

70 arrested near Government House in Bangkok as police move clears protest site in place for 2 weeks

March 28, 2021

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A significant number involved in the protest outside Government House, which was dispersed on Sunday morning, were part of a march from Nakhon Ratchasima to… Read More ›

Provincial agency boss arrested in Mukdahan after trying to extort ฿2 million from a businessman

Provincial agency boss arrested in Mukdahan after trying to extort ฿2 million from a businessman

March 27, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Director of the Pongsawan Wood Industry Co. which owned ฿600 million of seized wood ordered to be returned to it by the Supreme Court,… Read More ›

Gambling Godfather arrested in Rayong linked with the murder of a moto-taxi driver in Pattaya

Gambling Godfather arrested in Rayong linked with the murder of a moto-taxi driver in Pattaya

March 25, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Friday’s police operations assisted by the elite Hanuman unit of the Crime Suppression Division (CSD), seized the property empire and assets of gambling kingpin, Somchai… Read More ›

Woman publicly stripped, beaten to a gruesome death in front of onlookers over sexual jealousy on Sunday last

Woman publicly stripped, beaten to a gruesome death in front of onlookers over sexual jealousy on Sunday last

March 24, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Three murders, two women and a man, at different ends of the country, tell us about a society where many lives are destroyed by either… Read More ›

Crowdfunding effort for alleged Dutch fraudster to bail him out of jail and fight fraud charges in court

Crowdfunding effort for alleged Dutch fraudster to bail him out of jail and fight fraud charges in court

March 23, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The mother of 37-year-old Wesley Halbach’s two-year-old daughter told an online appeal that he was the ‘victim of a big set up’ brought about because… Read More ›

Hatred of Asian Americans driven by prejudical anger is real and a threat to US Thai communities living in fear

Hatred of Asian Americans driven by prejudical anger is real and a threat to US Thai communities living in fear

March 21, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Tragedy strikes again among the Asian American community in the United States as activist groups report a surge in racial aggression and acts towards the… Read More ›

Centre for Covid-19  announces ‘bubble and seal’ measures after October 1st with quarantine lifted

Centre for Covid-19 announces ‘bubble and seal’ measures after October 1st with quarantine lifted

March 19, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The latest news is bound to exasperate potential tourists thinking of visiting Thailand after October 1st as Friday’s announcement has created more confusion than clarity… Read More ›

Threat to Thailand from the encroaching dragon of the North as Chinese factories in Myanmar burn

Threat to Thailand from the encroaching dragon of the North as Chinese factories in Myanmar burn

March 18, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The news comes after last Sunday’s execution by Myanmar’s Tatmadaw or military forces of a shop steward at a Chinese owned factory who was demonstrating… Read More ›

PM signals a policy change to allow broader and easier private sector access to Covid-19 vaccines

PM signals a policy change to allow broader and easier private sector access to Covid-19 vaccines

March 17, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Full steam ahead with vaccination drive: Thai government leader heralds a renewed impetus to lead the kingdom out of the morass of the Covid-19 emergency… Read More ›

PM leads the way as Thailand aims to return to normal by pushing forward its vaccine drive using AstraZeneca

PM leads the way as Thailand aims to return to normal by pushing forward its vaccine drive using AstraZeneca

March 16, 2021

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

An exchange between the Minister of Public Health and the Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit on social media shows that the focus has now shifted… Read More ›

‘Miss you’ tourism video goes live this week to woo back long lost foreign tourists to the kingdom

‘Miss you’ tourism video goes live this week to woo back long lost foreign tourists to the kingdom

March 14, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The video appears to herald a change in mood and approach from the government which has begun to emphasise efforts to save the foreign tourism… Read More ›

Under pressure Thai PM apologises to the media over spraying incident but then scolds them again over footage

Under pressure Thai PM apologises to the media over spraying incident but then scolds them again over footage

March 13, 2021

Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The unique position of the Thai Prime Minister who, while elected by parliament as PM is neither an MP nor the leader of a political… Read More ›

Top docs say vaccine jabs are safe after Thai PM’s jab is cancelled for the second time in two weeks

Top docs say vaccine jabs are safe after Thai PM’s jab is cancelled for the second time in two weeks

March 12, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The withdrawal of the Thai Prime Minister from Friday’s vaccine jab event planned for the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute has made news around the world… Read More ›

Phuket could be open again to mass foreign tourism by July 1st says Tourism Minister Phiphat

Phuket could be open again to mass foreign tourism by July 1st says Tourism Minister Phiphat

March 11, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Minister of Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn has said it will take 900,000 doses to vaccinate 70% of the population of Phuket to allow foreign… Read More ›

18-year-old high school senior year student charged with murder of 19-year-old girlfriend in Phitsanulok

18-year-old high school senior year student charged with murder of 19-year-old girlfriend in Phitsanulok

March 10, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Young man, living with his grandparents and from a broken family, flew into a rage when he discovered his older girlfriend had begun dating other… Read More ›

Guards leader faces 7 years in jail after being charged with ‘illegal association’ and refused bail

Guards leader faces 7 years in jail after being charged with ‘illegal association’ and refused bail

March 8, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police commandos surprised the We Volunteer (WeVo) leader and his guards as they met at a 5th-floor car park within a shopping centre in the… Read More ›

Aggressive WeVo ‘guard’ protest force smashed by police on Saturday with the leader to be charged

Aggressive WeVo ‘guard’ protest force smashed by police on Saturday with the leader to be charged

March 7, 2021

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We Volunteer (WeVo) leader to appear in court on Monday to face charges with at least 17 other members of the group also held by… Read More ›

Minister urged not to be afraid to borrow in 2021 as fears grow for a quick foreign tourism revival

Minister urged not to be afraid to borrow in 2021 as fears grow for a quick foreign tourism revival

March 7, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Finance Minister said on Wednesday that 2.8% growth, itself dependent on a return of foreign tourists in large numbers in 2021, was not adequate… Read More ›

Fears as protesters gather in Bangkok calling for democratic reform and the release of prisoners denied bail

Fears as protesters gather in Bangkok calling for democratic reform and the release of prisoners denied bail

March 6, 2021

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Four protest leaders have been jailed since February 9th when they were refused bail on sedition and lèse-majesté charges. They are the focus of an… Read More ›

Horrific death of truck driver at Sri Racha port crushed by 32-ton container being investigated

Horrific death of truck driver at Sri Racha port crushed by 32-ton container being investigated

March 5, 2021

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The investigation into the death of 32-year-old Athikan Khamdaeng is focusing on whether the crane operator or the hoist system itself was at fault. Thousands… Read More ›