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Soaring baht as the Thai economic spirit rises with one of the world’s lowest levels of inflation

Soaring baht as the Thai economic spirit rises with one of the world’s lowest levels of inflation

November 12, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Definitive US inflation data showing lower inflation figures interpreted by the markets this time as meaning the Federal Reserve might be more inclined to reduce… Read More ›

Chinese businessman in the heart of Bangkok with a fake Chinese Embassy car and police escort arrested

Chinese businessman in the heart of Bangkok with a fake Chinese Embassy car and police escort arrested

November 10, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Bizarre discovery by police securing the city centre of Bangkok for the forthcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit comes as police continue to track down… Read More ›

Thais in Malaysia face charges in joint police force action against cross-border human trafficking

Thais in Malaysia face charges in joint police force action against cross-border human trafficking

November 8, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Arrest of the three Thai nationals in Malaysia and their deportation to Thailand sends a strong signal to any cross-border traffickers thinking of targeting young… Read More ›

Warning to all dog owners in Thailand after a recent pit bull attack and other serious incidents

Warning to all dog owners in Thailand after a recent pit bull attack and other serious incidents

November 6, 2022

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

Thai law imposes duties on the owners of dogs to keep them under restraint at all times. There is growing concern about the spike in… Read More ›

4 am Nightlife closing time pushed again by minister as TAT unveils deal to boost US tourists and flights

4 am Nightlife closing time pushed again by minister as TAT unveils deal to boost US tourists and flights

November 4, 2022

Culture, Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Pilot study on the Bangla Road in Phuket carried out by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports shows that 2 am to 3 am is… Read More ›

Flight connectivity dogs tourism recovery as Immigration Bureau warns travellers of delays

Flight connectivity dogs tourism recovery as Immigration Bureau warns travellers of delays

November 2, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

An Immigration Bureau spokesman on Wednesday warned of longer waiting periods at arrivals with large numbers and tighter screening in advance of the Asia-Pacific Economic… Read More ›

Uncertain politics ahead as PM reported to be planning to dissolve the House of Representatives

Uncertain politics ahead as PM reported to be planning to dissolve the House of Representatives

October 31, 2022

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Political expert says Prayut should have resigned as Prime Minister on August 24th and bowed out with dignity as his future path to power in… Read More ›

Probe at the Commerce Ministry’s Department of Trade into official’s collusion with scam operators

Probe at the Commerce Ministry’s Department of Trade into official’s collusion with scam operators

October 30, 2022

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

Chiang Mai-based doctor, in July, lost ฿6.9 million after speaking with what she thought was a senior officer with the Department of Special Investigation (DSI)… Read More ›

Political quake brewing over nightclub Chinese donor which could see ruling party dissolved

Political quake brewing over nightclub Chinese donor which could see ruling party dissolved

October 28, 2022

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

Police enquiries into the financing of the highly unusual and illegal nightclub that began on Wednesday had been focusing on the owner and financial backer… Read More ›

Minister received body of Russian tourist recovered at sea on Wednesday off Phuket

Minister received body of Russian tourist recovered at sea on Wednesday off Phuket

October 27, 2022

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

52-year-old Ms Elena Rusradchenko had been missing for 6 days. Officials earlier this week declared her lost at sea after an exhaustive search off Naithon… Read More ›

Deputy Prime Minister Jurin reports higher than expected exports in September but a trade deficit

Deputy Prime Minister Jurin reports higher than expected exports in September but a trade deficit

October 26, 2022

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

Speaking on Monday, the minister reaffirmed his party’s opposition to the government’s marijuana bill. The deputy prime minister said the liberal availability of cannabis was… Read More ›

Finance Ministry unveils green bonds as it seeks ฿900 billion for investment over four years

Finance Ministry unveils green bonds as it seeks ฿900 billion for investment over four years

October 25, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Kingdom’s finances appear to be sound with a projected debt-to-GDP ratio in 2023 of 60.4% which is extremely prudent by international standards. The fact that… Read More ›

Political activist and tycoon Thanathorn attacked by crazed man at National Book Fair in Bangkok

Political activist and tycoon Thanathorn attacked by crazed man at National Book Fair in Bangkok

October 24, 2022

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

Attack on the Progressive Movement leader by a crazed and eccentric businessman comes before a General Election is due to be called in Thailand in… Read More ›

Prayut hails economic progress by his government but his path to reelection next summer is still unclear

Prayut hails economic progress by his government but his path to reelection next summer is still unclear

October 23, 2022

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

Political experts and commentators have been talking up the prospects of the Bhumjaithai Party as a ‘neutral’ actor on the receiving end of defections with… Read More ›

Campaign to save Thailand’s last gorilla at high-rise zoo enclosure knocked on the head by owners

Campaign to save Thailand’s last gorilla at high-rise zoo enclosure knocked on the head by owners

October 22, 2022

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The owner of the gorilla, the Pata Pinklao Department Store, on Saturday, rejected the suggestion that Bua Noi was for sale or that there had… Read More ›

Passengers to finally get refunds from high-flying Thai Airways still facing financial turbulence 

Passengers to finally get refunds from high-flying Thai Airways still facing financial turbulence 

October 21, 2022

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

It appears that the airline, kept alive by cargo freight income and the protection of the court through the pandemic emergency, has made substantial progress… Read More ›

New Zealand Drug lord arrested and whisked out of Thailand to face racketeering charges in the US

New Zealand Drug lord arrested and whisked out of Thailand to face racketeering charges in the US

October 20, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police believe that the New Zealand man had become aware that a warrant for his arrest had landed in Thailand, and in recent times, had… Read More ›

Amazon becomes a key investor in Thailand as cloud computer firm AWS sets up shop in Bangkok

Amazon becomes a key investor in Thailand as cloud computer firm AWS sets up shop in Bangkok

October 19, 2022

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

There is no doubt that the US firm’s investment in Thailand through a new subsidiary firm is good news which will see Thailand become a… Read More ›

Bad news from Beijing with Xi’s rise, the prospect of war and a divided world have greatly grown

Bad news from Beijing with Xi’s rise, the prospect of war and a divided world have greatly grown

October 18, 2022

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Xi Jinping has presided since 2013 over a period of declining growth rates and the emergence of several great crises which have completely undermined confidence… Read More ›

Somkid: scrap submarines budget and spend less on flagship projects to boost grassroots economy

Somkid: scrap submarines budget and spend less on flagship projects to boost grassroots economy

October 17, 2022

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

On Monday, the Prime Minister’s Office welcomed last week’s report from the International Monetary Fund on the Thai economy which confirmed projected growth of 2.8%… Read More ›