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Thai wife’s plot to kill 63-year-old Dane bicyclist on April 21st uncovered by Nakhon Sawan police

Thai wife’s plot to kill 63-year-old Dane bicyclist on April 21st uncovered by Nakhon Sawan police

April 30, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Disturbing story from Nakhon Sawan in the lower part of northern Thailand where a 24-year-old agreed with his aunt to kill a 60-year-old foreigner on… Read More ›

Proposal to scrap Thailand Pass from June 1st as Thailand seeks tourism-driven economic growth 

Proposal to scrap Thailand Pass from June 1st as Thailand seeks tourism-driven economic growth 

April 28, 2022

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The economy is very much depending on a stronger performance this year by the foreign tourism industry. The proposal to scrap the Thailand Pass regime… Read More ›

Thailand Pass stalling visitors who wish to travel after May 1st as industry wants the app scrapped

Thailand Pass stalling visitors who wish to travel after May 1st as industry wants the app scrapped

April 26, 2022

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

More foreign tourists are part of the answer for Thailand’s still challenged economy. Figures released by the government show falling unemployment in line with rising… Read More ›

Pheu Thai calls for a landslide win but a crisis is a rising prospect if new voting laws flounder in parliament

Pheu Thai calls for a landslide win but a crisis is a rising prospect if new voting laws flounder in parliament

April 24, 2022

Culture, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Failure to pass two laws amending the country’s voting process is not only a possibility but also very much fraught with danger, one that is… Read More ›

Test and Go scrapped, a giant step by officials that removes testing for incoming air passengers to Thailand

Test and Go scrapped, a giant step by officials that removes testing for incoming air passengers to Thailand

April 22, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Unvaccinated travellers still face 5 days quarantine, a prior negative test and an RT-PCR test on Day 4 or 5 but on Friday, the decision… Read More ›

US ASEAN summit as ‘dangerous directions’ now emerging in Asia as China’s regional power rises

US ASEAN summit as ‘dangerous directions’ now emerging in Asia as China’s regional power rises

April 20, 2022

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The summit is being seen as a chance by the United States to reset its relationship with ASEAN and its member states but the bloc… Read More ›

Former Democrat boss gets bail on three charges including one of rape before a court in Bangkok

Former Democrat boss gets bail on three charges including one of rape before a court in Bangkok

April 17, 2022

Crime, Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

As a fifth complaint emerged on Saturday before the Metropolitan Police Bureau deputy chief Police Major General Trairong Phewpan, on Sunday, emphasised that women making… Read More ›

Rapper charged for his part in a ping pong bomb attack on the Bangkok home of the PM last Sunday

Rapper charged for his part in a ping pong bomb attack on the Bangkok home of the PM last Sunday

April 15, 2022

Crime, Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Police at Bangkok’s Ta Rua Police Station in a follow-up search of Thanayut Na Ayudhaya’s home in Klong Toey unearthed explosives. The 20-year-old critically acclaimed… Read More ›

Even with high infection levels, top officials are saying that incoming tourism will see a takeoff from now

Even with high infection levels, top officials are saying that incoming tourism will see a takeoff from now

April 13, 2022

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Indications that the kingdom will drop entry restrictions after the Songkran holidays come to an end. The news is coming with an encouraging take off… Read More ›

US sanctions on Russia part of a ‘profound’ geopolitical shift to Asia as many US firms leave China

US sanctions on Russia part of a ‘profound’ geopolitical shift to Asia as many US firms leave China

April 11, 2022

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

US President Biden’s key policy adviser for the Indo Pacific on the National Security Council has told an Asia Pacific summit organised by a Washington… Read More ›

Fears growing that Covid may yet derail plans to reopen fully to foreign tourism from July 1st next

Fears growing that Covid may yet derail plans to reopen fully to foreign tourism from July 1st next

April 8, 2022

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The news comes with rising foreign tourist arrivals from April reportedly up by 66% this week as the requirement for a pre-departure test and a… Read More ›

Corrupt policeman refused arrest insisting that he was innocent of abduction and extortion claims

Corrupt policeman refused arrest insisting that he was innocent of abduction and extortion claims

April 5, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

This latest case has seen two police officers held in detention by the Phra Khanong Criminal Court until April 13th next and comes after public… Read More ›

High flying American nabbed by police days before ฿3 million swindle complaint was due to lapse

High flying American nabbed by police days before ฿3 million swindle complaint was due to lapse

April 2, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police swooped on Matthew Christensen after he had just returned from a trip to Ko Samui. The American is understood to be well known in… Read More ›

Channel 5 TV rumpus shows Thailand feels the heat in an altered world after the Ukrainian war raised divisions

Channel 5 TV rumpus shows Thailand feels the heat in an altered world after the Ukrainian war raised divisions

March 31, 2022

Culture, Living, Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Ukraine war and the unprecedented resolve of western countries to sanction Russia even while sacrificing their individual economic interests, make it crystal clear that… Read More ›

Legal pot does not appear to be working for Anutin’s Bhumjaithai Party in latest opinion poll

Legal pot does not appear to be working for Anutin’s Bhumjaithai Party in latest opinion poll

March 28, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The drive to legalise pot or marijuana pursued by the Bhumjaithai Party may, in time, prove popular with Thai people as a source of income… Read More ›

Banks downgraded as the Thai economy faces a liquidity crisis caused by war and tourism barriers

Banks downgraded as the Thai economy faces a liquidity crisis caused by war and tourism barriers

March 24, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s economy remains highly dependent on both exports and foreign tourism with the current storm again highlighting this factor. The loss of foreign tourism income… Read More ›

New Shinawatra may lead the next quest for power as Pheu Thai Party aims for 14 million members

New Shinawatra may lead the next quest for power as Pheu Thai Party aims for 14 million members

March 22, 2022

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Rally last Sunday saw chief whip and Maha Sarakham MP Sutin Klangsaeng lament that the Thai economy had gone from an Asian Tiger under Thaksin… Read More ›

Thai and Cambodian police reveal that young woman’s ‘organ harvesting’ claims were a lie

Thai and Cambodian police reveal that young woman’s ‘organ harvesting’ claims were a lie

March 19, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Despite the debunking of the grotesque and sensational claims made by the young Thai woman by senior Thai and Cambodian police officers, there remains the… Read More ›

Family of Swiss woman murdered in Phuket thank officials after 28-year-old killer is sentenced to life in prison

Family of Swiss woman murdered in Phuket thank officials after 28-year-old killer is sentenced to life in prison

March 17, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The court found that 28 year old Teerawat Thothip intended to murder 57-year-old Nicole Sauvain-Weisskopf after first attempting to rape the foreign tourist on August… Read More ›

Ex boyfriend kills Thai woman’s son in rampage accusing her of seeking a new or foreign lover in his place

Ex boyfriend kills Thai woman’s son in rampage accusing her of seeking a new or foreign lover in his place

March 14, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Spurned man had left an hour before after imploring his estranged girlfriend, who was previously married to a foreigner outside Thailand, to resume their relationship.… Read More ›