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Former Stark Chairman lands in Bangkok to face the music with nearly ฿15 billion in fraud losses

Former Stark Chairman lands in Bangkok to face the music with nearly ฿15 billion in fraud losses

June 23, 2024

Crime, Economy, Living, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Chanin Yensudjai, nabbed in Dubai and deported, faces charges for the Stark Corporation scandal that rocked the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). Authorities are ready… Read More ›

Former Scottish football star jailed for sexual abuse of a girl in Chonburi after his 2023 arrest in Edinburgh

Former Scottish football star jailed for sexual abuse of a girl in Chonburi after his 2023 arrest in Edinburgh

June 14, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Judge John McCormick told Ian Heddle on Tuesday his status had changed after his guilty pleas to the court. Consequently, he was remanded in prison… Read More ›

Thailand’s EV car vision buckles as World markets and canny drivers at home take stock of what is on offer

Thailand’s EV car vision buckles as World markets and canny drivers at home take stock of what is on offer

June 13, 2024

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

Thailand’s ambitious EV industry plan faces challenges as Western markets and local consumers show tepid interest. May EV sales dropped 1.5% year-on-year, as traditional car… Read More ›

Police swoop after undercover officer exposes underage sex activities linked to High-School students in Bangkok

Police swoop after undercover officer exposes underage sex activities linked to High-School students in Bangkok

June 12, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Two suspects, a middle-aged man and a woman, were arrested on Tuesday night. It came as police units closed down an underage sex den in… Read More ›

Anguish felt worldwide as thousands of animals and other species perish in Chatuchak centre blaze 

Anguish felt worldwide as thousands of animals and other species perish in Chatuchak centre blaze 

June 11, 2024

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A fire at the controversial Bangkok wildlife market early Tuesday has caused global sorrow. Thousands of species, including dogs, cats, birds and monkeys, perished. City… Read More ›

Government targets failing manufacturing base with a carbon tax on output to fight climate change crisis

Government targets failing manufacturing base with a carbon tax on output to fight climate change crisis

June 10, 2024

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s manufacturing base is crumbling due to rising costs, loss of competitiveness and technological changes. This week, the government announced a carbon tax on industrial… Read More ›

Move Forward draws fire from Royalist leader for claiming there is no legal case for its dissolution which is expected

Move Forward draws fire from Royalist leader for claiming there is no legal case for its dissolution which is expected

June 9, 2024

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Move Forward Party’s Pita Limjaroenrat defies the Constitutional Court and sparks Royalist fury. Claims no legal basis for the party’s dissolution. Election Commission blasted… Read More ›

Free-to-air Euro 2024 on Thai TVs set to boost the country’s economy and foreign tourism efforts

Free-to-air Euro 2024 on Thai TVs set to boost the country’s economy and foreign tourism efforts

June 8, 2024

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

Thailand’s private sector and government promise free-to-air coverage of the Euro 2024 tournament. This move, driven by football’s growing popularity, aims to benefit bars, hostelries… Read More ›

Murder accused was before the courts in May on rape charges. His latest victim was a prosecution witness

Murder accused was before the courts in May on rape charges. His latest victim was a prosecution witness

June 7, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Harrowing and disturbing case of the brutal murder of a beautiful 18-year-old university student by her boyfriend. However, it appears that the couple were both… Read More ›

Wanted Australian linked to the drug trade nabbed by Immigration Bureau in Pattaya for deportation

Wanted Australian linked to the drug trade nabbed by Immigration Bureau in Pattaya for deportation

June 6, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Wanted Australian gangster Jonathan Grey, linked to drug trafficking, was arrested in Pattaya by Immigration Bureau officers. Deemed a ‘threat to society,’ his visa was… Read More ›

DTV live and work Visa to be launched at the end of June says PM’s office. Reports suggest some bureaucratic delay

DTV live and work Visa to be launched at the end of June says PM’s office. Reports suggest some bureaucratic delay

June 5, 2024

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

Government House confirms the new Destination Thailand Visa (DTV) will be available by the end of June, despite speculation of delays. This visa allows foreigners… Read More ›

Sia Pang lands in a private jet. Nakhon Si Thammarat becomes a fortress as he returns to southern prison

Sia Pang lands in a private jet. Nakhon Si Thammarat becomes a fortress as he returns to southern prison

June 4, 2024

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

Return of Sia Pang to Nakhon Si Thammarat. He was captured in Bali last week. Previously, there was controversy over his conviction and the chaos… Read More ›

UK expat facing charges after unprovoked assault on a 67-year-old estate manager in Nonthaburi on Friday

UK expat facing charges after unprovoked assault on a 67-year-old estate manager in Nonthaburi on Friday

June 3, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

UK expat faces charges after unprovoked assault on a 67-year-old estate manager in Nonthaburi. Police finalise evidence for court summons. The victim filed a prior… Read More ›

Thai Defence Minister speaks of a ‘golden land’ seeking to act only for peace in the Indo-Pacific

Thai Defence Minister speaks of a ‘golden land’ seeking to act only for peace in the Indo-Pacific

June 2, 2024

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Defence Minister emphasised the importance of maritime security and cooperation for peace at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. Amid rising US-China tensions, he warned… Read More ›

Budding Thai tourism entrepreneur to be deported after being arrested for working without a permit

Budding Thai tourism entrepreneur to be deported after being arrested for working without a permit

June 1, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai police, on Thursday, arrested a 25-year-old UK national, Mr Jabran Elahi, in Ko Phangan for leading a tour without a work permit. The tour,… Read More ›

Massive CIB-led Phuket crackdown sweeps away vast Russian business network with ฿1.5 billion seized

Massive CIB-led Phuket crackdown sweeps away vast Russian business network with ฿1.5 billion seized

May 31, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai Police acting on the PM’s orders, launched a major crackdown in Phuket, arresting 98 foreigners and 37 Thais. The unprecedented action, ‘Operation Nominee Sweep,’… Read More ›

Former World Champion British boxer flees cocaine charge. Police think he has flown out to sunny Thailand

Former World Champion British boxer flees cocaine charge. Police think he has flown out to sunny Thailand

May 30, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Former World Champion boxer flees the UK to avoid a cocaine trial. Police suspect he’s in Thailand. Luke Atkin, 37, dodges court on cocaine charges.… Read More ›

Australian woman’s book gives a hardcore account of her hell-on-earth life while imprisoned in Thailand

Australian woman’s book gives a hardcore account of her hell-on-earth life while imprisoned in Thailand

May 29, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Holly Dean Johns, sentenced to 31 years in the notorious Bangkok Hilton, reveals her harrowing survival in her 2024 book. From drug addiction to brutal… Read More ›

Belgian’s attempt to cover up the murder of a compatriot foiled by Region 4 police in Bueng Kan

Belgian’s attempt to cover up the murder of a compatriot foiled by Region 4 police in Bueng Kan

May 28, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Belgian murder suspect Mr Steve is caught in Bueng Kan while disposing of his victim’s vehicle. Police found he was burning the 49-year-old Belgian victim’s… Read More ›

Two tourists horrifically beaten on Pattaya’s Soi 6 within the city’s red light district on Sunday afternoon

Two tourists horrifically beaten on Pattaya’s Soi 6 within the city’s red light district on Sunday afternoon

May 27, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Two foreign tourists were horrifically beaten by security guards on Pattaya’s Soi 6, within the city’s red light district, on Sunday. The viral video of… Read More ›