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Peaceful anti-government protest led by ‘Free Youth’ movement breaks out in central Bangkok on Saturday

Peaceful anti-government protest led by ‘Free Youth’ movement breaks out in central Bangkok on Saturday

July 19, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The protest started at around 5 pm on Saturday and took over the base around the Democracy Monument in the centre of Bangkok. The organisers… Read More ›

Doors closed to a European diplomat who came from the airport to a Bangkok condo building after flight

Doors closed to a European diplomat who came from the airport to a Bangkok condo building after flight

July 17, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Standoff in Khlong Toei as police were called at 8 pm after a European Union diplomat insisted on access. The incident drew clarification today from… Read More ›

Screw tightens for foreign tourists as visa expiry date of July 31st beckons with even fewer options to stay 

Screw tightens for foreign tourists as visa expiry date of July 31st beckons with even fewer options to stay 

July 16, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

For US citizens who need to leave Thailand by July 31st and cannot afford a flight, the embassy is offering a ‘repatriation loan’ facility to… Read More ›

Thailand may have to live with the virus but can recover in two years says outgoing central bank chief

Thailand may have to live with the virus but can recover in two years says outgoing central bank chief

July 15, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Outgoing Bank of Thailand boss, Veerathai Santiprabhob, says economic recovery may mean having to live with up to 30 infections per day as the government… Read More ›

Mystery Egyptian military flight revealed as exposing Thailand to the Covid 19 virus in Rayong province

Mystery Egyptian military flight revealed as exposing Thailand to the Covid 19 virus in Rayong province

July 14, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A 43-year-old Egyptian soldier was only tested on Saturday having flown from Rayong’s UTapao Airport on Friday to Chengdu in China and back again. The… Read More ›

Somkid ready to bow out of government as September cabinet reshuffle seems to be on the cards

Somkid ready to bow out of government as September cabinet reshuffle seems to be on the cards

July 12, 2020

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

Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha has revealed that he has already approached some economists to take up a role in his new government but that… Read More ›

Elderly man murders wife in Nakhon Ratchasima after she denied him money for alcohol and cheap kicks

Elderly man murders wife in Nakhon Ratchasima after she denied him money for alcohol and cheap kicks

July 11, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

63-year-old Amnuay Boonsong, originally from Surin province, was arrested on Friday night in the centre of Nakhon Ratchasima. He admitted to carrying out the appallingly… Read More ›

Mini cabinet meets to focus on efforts to boost Thailand’s decimated post virus economy – May’s exports fell

Mini cabinet meets to focus on efforts to boost Thailand’s decimated post virus economy – May’s exports fell

July 10, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The move comes as Thailand’s economic leadership resumes regular meetings with dismal numbers emerging from the country’s industrial and export sector for May. Thailand’s exports,… Read More ›

Senior Thai officials and medical elite warn that Covid 19 remains a threat even with borders closed to travellers

Senior Thai officials and medical elite warn that Covid 19 remains a threat even with borders closed to travellers

July 9, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Covid 19 centre has warned of complacency among the Thai public following the publication of an opinion poll this week which showed two-thirds of… Read More ›

Mysterious death of Australian man found on Saturday in Pattaya ruled as suicide, case closed by local police

Mysterious death of Australian man found on Saturday in Pattaya ruled as suicide, case closed by local police

July 8, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Maid at the Pattaya condominium remembered Mr Andrew Tomlinson as a quiet man who had lived there for 3 years without incident. His death, revealed… Read More ›

UK PM’s partner targets monkey coconut trade as animal rights group gets Thai products removed in shops

UK PM’s partner targets monkey coconut trade as animal rights group gets Thai products removed in shops

July 6, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Boris Johnson’s partner applauds UK retailers for their ban on products using monkey labour linked with Thailand’s coconut farmers. Leading UK retailers turn their back… Read More ›

Drunk soldier who overturned pickup guns down a diligent policeman trying to rescue him in a stupor

Drunk soldier who overturned pickup guns down a diligent policeman trying to rescue him in a stupor

July 5, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The tragedy played out in the early hours of Friday morning leaving a popular police volunteer dead, a young man facing a murder charge and… Read More ›

Prosecutors urge police to track down location of Red Bull heir to allow for extradition proceedings against him

Prosecutors urge police to track down location of Red Bull heir to allow for extradition proceedings against him

July 2, 2020

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The heir to a family fortune estimated in billions of dollars underpinned by the world-famous Red Bull drink, Vorayuth ‘Boss’ Yoovidhya, is somewhere out there… Read More ›

Lawyer tells senior CSD police that his hands are clean in relation to any alleged prison escape plot by Banyin

Lawyer tells senior CSD police that his hands are clean in relation to any alleged prison escape plot by Banyin

June 30, 2020

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Korn Kanthieng met the police and answered questions for nearly five hours on Tuesday. They are investigating the alleged plot linked to former Deputy Commerce… Read More ›

Election of a new ruling party leader, shifts focus now to the future of the economics czar Somkid and his team

Election of a new ruling party leader, shifts focus now to the future of the economics czar Somkid and his team

June 28, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The election last Saturday in Muang Thong Thani, just outside Bangkok, of Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan as the leader of the ruling Palang Pracharat… Read More ›

Supreme Court, in a final decision, confirms reduced jail sentences for five 2007 UDD Redshirt riot leaders 

Supreme Court, in a final decision, confirms reduced jail sentences for five 2007 UDD Redshirt riot leaders 

June 27, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Lawyer for the five men sentenced ask that they be handed down suspended sentences at Friday’s hearing but the Supreme Court found the nature of… Read More ›

Committee advises the government to extend the State of Emergency in Thailand to the end of July for safety

Committee advises the government to extend the State of Emergency in Thailand to the end of July for safety

June 26, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The move is seen as important to the oversight of the reopening of Thai schools and ongoing quarantine efforts for incoming passengers entering the kingdom.… Read More ›

Only 2,000 foreigners have yet registered to be reunited with love ones as tourism to also reopen

Only 2,000 foreigners have yet registered to be reunited with love ones as tourism to also reopen

June 24, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Confusion and sporadic information from the network of Royal Thai Embassies worldwide sees only a small number of foreign spouses apply to come home to… Read More ›

Police probing murder-suicide theory after the bodies of two lesbian lovers were found at Pattaya hotel resort

Police probing murder-suicide theory after the bodies of two lesbian lovers were found at Pattaya hotel resort

June 23, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The family of the younger woman, 24-year-old Ratree Sriwiboon, believe she was murdered by her jealous older lover after a row developed online with others… Read More ›

Former minister, at the centre of jailbreak reports, appears in court in Bangkok under tight security

Former minister, at the centre of jailbreak reports, appears in court in Bangkok under tight security

June 22, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police Lieutenant Colonel Banyin Tangpakorn is now facing at least two murder charges and prosecution for a range of other offences linked with the kidnap… Read More ›