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Woman linked to potential mass murder plot to claim insurance payouts from poisoned victims

Woman linked to potential mass murder plot to claim insurance payouts from poisoned victims

October 13, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A 63-year-old woman hired a 48-year-old hitman to slaughter her estranged 58-year-old husband on October 5th for a fee of ฿40,000. She told police she… Read More ›

18 dead in bus rail crash in Chachoengsao province early on Sunday morning with over 40 injured

18 dead in bus rail crash in Chachoengsao province early on Sunday morning with over 40 injured

October 11, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

There are reports that the driver, who died at the scene, had gotten lost and also that there was loud music playing within the bus… Read More ›

Thailand’s end game against the Covid 19 disaster goes into effect with an early vaccination programme

Thailand’s end game against the Covid 19 disaster goes into effect with an early vaccination programme

October 10, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Nakorn Premsri, the Director of the National Vaccine Institute has warned that Thailand, because of its successful exclusion of the virus, could be in a… Read More ›

American teacher learns his lesson following his spiteful campaign against a Ko Chang hotel resort

American teacher learns his lesson following his spiteful campaign against a Ko Chang hotel resort

October 9, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Wesley Barnes, at the conclusion of this week’s summit meeting with the hotel, has made it clear that he will not be issuing any further… Read More ›

Ministry of Energy officials arrested for eliciting a bribe from a local oil firm seeking a status change

Ministry of Energy officials arrested for eliciting a bribe from a local oil firm seeking a status change

October 8, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Mr Thapanaphong, an engineer employed by the business safety division within the Ministry of Energy proposed a ฿50,000 bribe at a meeting arranged at a… Read More ›

Dead UK man found in Nakhon Ratchasima named as 62-year-old Terence Cockrill from Norwich

Dead UK man found in Nakhon Ratchasima named as 62-year-old Terence Cockrill from Norwich

October 5, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

British man was found by police clutching a strap from his girlfriend’s handbag about a mile from the petrol station where they had stopped on… Read More ›

Interpol Red Notice for ‘Boss’ Vorayuth as Police authorities in Bangkok seek to bring him to trial

Interpol Red Notice for ‘Boss’ Vorayuth as Police authorities in Bangkok seek to bring him to trial

October 5, 2020

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Red Notice is not an international arrest warrant but a tool to track the fugitive which can be followed up with his arrest and extradition… Read More ›

Probe into death of UK man in Nakhon Ratchasima after his body was found 1 km from trip petrol stop

Probe into death of UK man in Nakhon Ratchasima after his body was found 1 km from trip petrol stop

October 2, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

His girlfriend, who had lived with him previously in the United Kingdom, told police after he went missing on Tuesday, that he appeared to have… Read More ›

Meeting between Ko Chang hotel and US guest arrested for defamation set to happen next week to resolve case

Meeting between Ko Chang hotel and US guest arrested for defamation set to happen next week to resolve case

October 2, 2020

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

American who spent two nights in prison following his arrest for allegedly defaming a Thai hotel on international travel review websites in what he later… Read More ›

Thailand’s new foreign tourism is limited despite the Special Tourist Visa and new Chinese arrivals

Thailand’s new foreign tourism is limited despite the Special Tourist Visa and new Chinese arrivals

October 1, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Very little progress in reopening Thailand to tourism despite the fanfare surrounding new initiatives. As Thailand extended its State of Emergency this week until October… Read More ›

Visa amnesty to be retrospectively extended to October 31st says top Immigration Bureau officer

Visa amnesty to be retrospectively extended to October 31st says top Immigration Bureau officer

September 28, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The news comes as it is estimated that thousands of foreigners departed Thailand last week to comply with the deadline. It is being reported that… Read More ›

Glimmer of hope for the ailing Thai economy as exports and business registrations decline slows

Glimmer of hope for the ailing Thai economy as exports and business registrations decline slows

September 27, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

New ฿100 billion stimulus package will not require extra borrowing as the government still maintains a prudent fiscal approach with a growing emphasis on restarting… Read More ›

PM calls for global unity in the face of the virus in marked contrast to US President Trump’s speech at the UN

PM calls for global unity in the face of the virus in marked contrast to US President Trump’s speech at the UN

September 26, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

On Friday, the Thai Prime Minister gave his full backing to the United Nations and the multilateral framework of cooperation between countries as the way… Read More ›

Government reviewing prostitution laws, public consultations expected in 2021 amid reform calls from workers

Government reviewing prostitution laws, public consultations expected in 2021 amid reform calls from workers

September 25, 2020

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

The UN in 2014 estimated that there were over 123,000 prostitutes in Thailand although sex workers say the figure is at least twice that with… Read More ›

Central, Robinson department stores in expansion mode showing 2020 economy is not all bad news

Central, Robinson department stores in expansion mode showing 2020 economy is not all bad news

September 24, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

New winning strategy combining online and retail platforms unveiled by the Central and Robinson department store chain which is to accelerate expansion in Thailand despite… Read More ›

Time up for some long-stay business owners as immigration warns of arrests after Saturday’s deadline

Time up for some long-stay business owners as immigration warns of arrests after Saturday’s deadline

September 22, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Particular problems associated with long-stay Non-Immigrant B visa holders under the present extraordinary conditions are being identified as the closure of the kingdom’s borders has… Read More ›

Criminal charges likely against student leaders as mysterious ‘People’s Party’ plaque goes missing

Criminal charges likely against student leaders as mysterious ‘People’s Party’ plaque goes missing

September 22, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Mystery holy man turned up on Monday and dug up newly laid cement where the plaque has been inserted to place roses, photographs of the… Read More ›

Woman executed at the temple by her police officer lover in early-morning point-blank range gun slaying horror

Woman executed at the temple by her police officer lover in early-morning point-blank range gun slaying horror

September 22, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Clinical murder of a 39-year-old woman at the entrance to a temple in the Bang Khae district of Bangkok was triggered by killer’s stress after… Read More ›

Fear and confusion in Thailand’s tourism industry as near-bankrupt hotels decline foreign tourists

Fear and confusion in Thailand’s tourism industry as near-bankrupt hotels decline foreign tourists

September 21, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Several initiatives including the ‘Phuket Model’ and only last week, a 9-month long-stay visa for foreign tourists, have been announced but nothing is yet finalised.… Read More ›

Students submit a reform petition to the Privy Council, call for a General Strike in Thailand on October 14th

Students submit a reform petition to the Privy Council, call for a General Strike in Thailand on October 14th

September 21, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Students are now facing the threat of further prosecution as they call on the public to show solidarity with the cause by personal actions between… Read More ›