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Staff heard 4 to 5 shouts before alarm was raised in Ko Tao island death of billionaire industrialist and his wife

Staff heard 4 to 5 shouts before alarm was raised in Ko Tao island death of billionaire industrialist and his wife

June 9, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

34-year-old son Ratish Sachathamakul went kayaking while his parents later emerged from their bedroom looking for the pool area. When the younger man returned, he… Read More ›

Anutin: General Election may be called by the PM within the next 12 months after cabinet advice

Anutin: General Election may be called by the PM within the next 12 months after cabinet advice

June 9, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The government also scored notable victories in the parliamentary sphere last week with the passage of the budget bill, the appointment of Minister of Finance,… Read More ›

Top brass in Bangkok order a deeper probe into deaths of a business tycoon and his wife on Ko Tao

Top brass in Bangkok order a deeper probe into deaths of a business tycoon and his wife on Ko Tao

June 8, 2021

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Police seized 5 bottles of beer for examination as well as CCTV equipment from the luxury hotel to be reviewed by experts after being told… Read More ›

Tragic deaths of Thai Indian tycoon and his wife after checking into luxurious Ko Tao island resort

Tragic deaths of Thai Indian tycoon and his wife after checking into luxurious Ko Tao island resort

June 6, 2021

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police surmised that the couple died after one got into trouble and the other rushed into the pool to assist. A preliminary medical examination showed… Read More ›

PM gives final nod to Phuket’s July 1st reopening as doubts this week had risen on the island haven

PM gives final nod to Phuket’s July 1st reopening as doubts this week had risen on the island haven

June 5, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Top tourist industry leaders this week came out to raise the alarm claiming the government had not made the position on reopening the holiday island… Read More ›

Nong Chompoo’s uncle arrested as a suspect in her murder by police and sent to Mukdahan for prosecution 

Nong Chompoo’s uncle arrested as a suspect in her murder by police and sent to Mukdahan for prosecution 

June 3, 2021

Crime, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Tragic and sad case has become controversial in Thailand due to the media coverage of the story where the prime suspect, arrested on Wednesday, Mr… Read More ›

Door open to expats for vaccine appointments, they simply have to push says top official

Door open to expats for vaccine appointments, they simply have to push says top official

June 1, 2021

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Moderna vaccine and a package being promoted by the Private Hospital Association is emerging as a favoured option among the expat community while many… Read More ›

Police defend Pattaya search warrant raid which saw two officers shot with Chinese man arrested and charged

Police defend Pattaya search warrant raid which saw two officers shot with Chinese man arrested and charged

May 30, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Chinese media, this week, has been covering the story of 35-year-old Mr Zhang Yang also known as ‘Leo’ portraying the actions of the Thai police… Read More ›

UK man who cut up a Thai go-go dancer gets short shrift from a European court and faces justice

UK man who cut up a Thai go-go dancer gets short shrift from a European court and faces justice

May 29, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The body of 31-year-old Laxami Manochat or ‘Pook’ from Sisaket in Thailand was found by horrified police in a suitcase taken from the Mae Klong… Read More ›

Baht to strengthen later in the year even after July as foreign tourists will return says top bank economist

Baht to strengthen later in the year even after July as foreign tourists will return says top bank economist

May 27, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Despite the return of growth in Thailand’s export sector with encouraging news this week reported for April, the country has run on a negative current… Read More ›

Top Thai drug suppression czar says notorious Asia Pacific drug syndicate could be about to fall after seizure

Top Thai drug suppression czar says notorious Asia Pacific drug syndicate could be about to fall after seizure

May 25, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Australian Federal Police have been targeting the Chinese drugs empire with triad links for decades. Together with other police agencies and the UN agency responsible… Read More ›

Phuket still to reopen by July 1st but key economic agency predicts a 99% wipeout in tourist arrivals

Phuket still to reopen by July 1st but key economic agency predicts a 99% wipeout in tourist arrivals

May 23, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s goal of developing its domestic tourism market is only helped by its foreign tourism industry and is ultimately dependent on overall economic development and… Read More ›

Chinese man linked to organised crime arrested at luxury Pattaya mansion after shooting policemen 

Chinese man linked to organised crime arrested at luxury Pattaya mansion after shooting policemen 

May 21, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Miraflores House, on 1 rai of land, had a Rolls Royce, Porsche and Mercedes Benz parked in bays when a police force linked with Provincial… Read More ›

Senior police officer arrested and charged linked with the illegal abduction of a Taiwanese man

Senior police officer arrested and charged linked with the illegal abduction of a Taiwanese man

May 19, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The senior officer was not named by Metropolitan Police Bureau Chief Police Lieutenant General Pakkapong Pongpetra but he confirmed that he held the rank of… Read More ›

Iconic 70s Bangkok comes to life again as the dark story of The Serpent wows world Netflix audiences

Iconic 70s Bangkok comes to life again as the dark story of The Serpent wows world Netflix audiences

May 18, 2021

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

77-year-old serial killer is still alive, jailed in Nepal serving two life sentences, he cannot be prosecuted in Thailand for at least 14 cold-blooded murders.… Read More ›

PM denies Thai Airways will be rehabilitated as a state enterprise with new funding at this point

PM denies Thai Airways will be rehabilitated as a state enterprise with new funding at this point

May 16, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The PM however has left the door open for future developments by saying that the government will let the rehabilitation process play out and will… Read More ›

Thailand facing a credit crunch as 3rd virus wave craters the kingdom’s economic recovery plans

Thailand facing a credit crunch as 3rd virus wave craters the kingdom’s economic recovery plans

May 14, 2021

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

Liquidity in the banking system decreased by 70% from May 2020 to March 2021 with the latest figures from the first quarter of this year… Read More ›

Government making it easier for expats to access vaccine rollout including private sector option

Government making it easier for expats to access vaccine rollout including private sector option

May 12, 2021

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Foreigners will have access to the free public vaccine programme in the government’s effort to vaccinate 70% of the population by the end of 2021.… Read More ›

Police in Bangkok and Pattaya hunt down sexual monster who terrorised, raped scores of women with impunity

Police in Bangkok and Pattaya hunt down sexual monster who terrorised, raped scores of women with impunity

May 11, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police are hunting down the serial rapist who uses a knife and drugs to intimidate and control his victims after luring them on ‘pretty’ assignments… Read More ›

Economy’s financial position is sound says central bank boss but Thailand is dealing with a crisis

Economy’s financial position is sound says central bank boss but Thailand is dealing with a crisis

May 8, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The current rocky economic road could be longer than at first thought as prospects for 2021 have begun to evaporate while the government continues to… Read More ›