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Unprecedented crisis for the Royal Thai Police as Srettha baulks despite lawyer’s damning claims of corruption

Unprecedented crisis for the Royal Thai Police as Srettha baulks despite lawyer’s damning claims of corruption

March 29, 2024

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

Terrifying police corruption scandal unveiled. Lawyer’s shocking claims rock Thailand. Well-known lawyer Sittra Biabungkerd has alleged rampant corruption within the Royal Thai Police, implicating high-ranking… Read More ›

Police in Bangkok’s Lat Krabang work to identify remains found with a United Nations driver’s licence

Police in Bangkok’s Lat Krabang work to identify remains found with a United Nations driver’s licence

March 27, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A mysterious skeleton found. Active investigation is underway. Police in Bangkok’s Lat Krabang investigate skeletal remains discovered with a Nigerian driver’s licence. Suspected foul play… Read More ›

Giant Italian-Thai behemoth fights for survival and to pay wages as fears rise about the wider economy

Giant Italian-Thai behemoth fights for survival and to pay wages as fears rise about the wider economy

March 25, 2024

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai Construction behemoth Italian-Thai Development Plc (ITD) fights for survival amid a growing financial crisis. Intense negotiations are ongoing. Worker wages in limbo. Government and… Read More ›

Bangkok police still targeting Big Joke over BNK Master website case. Arrest warrant considered

Bangkok police still targeting Big Joke over BNK Master website case. Arrest warrant considered

March 23, 2024

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

‘BIG JOKE’ SAGA CONTINUES TO UNFOLD: Arrest warrant request to the courts considered by Bangkok-based police as they continue to target him over the BNK… Read More ›

Visa-free access to the UK in new roadmap pact signed in Bangkok on flying visit by Cameron

Visa-free access to the UK in new roadmap pact signed in Bangkok on flying visit by Cameron

March 21, 2024

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

VISA WAIVER FOR THAIS GOING TO THE UK | One of the goals of the UK-Thai Strategic Partnership agreement signed with UK Foreign Secretary Lord… Read More ›

New Finance Minister expected in April as economic malaise deepens with downgrades in GDP growth

New Finance Minister expected in April as economic malaise deepens with downgrades in GDP growth

March 19, 2024

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

New Finance Minister expected amidst GDP downgrades | Economic malaise deepens as new finance minister anticipated in April. Amidst ballooning private sector debt and structural… Read More ›

New Zealand men face serious charges after a violent attack on a police officer in Phuket on Saturday

New Zealand men face serious charges after a violent attack on a police officer in Phuket on Saturday

March 17, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

New Zealand men in hot water after violent attack on Phuket policeman. Two New Zealand tourists face charges after assaulting a Phuket traffic officer. Their… Read More ›

American 19-year-old to be interviewed by Phuket police over sexual abuse of horses at local stables

American 19-year-old to be interviewed by Phuket police over sexual abuse of horses at local stables

March 15, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

American 19, caught abusing horses in Phuket. Thalang Police to grill suspect after disturbing allegations & CCTV evidence. Appointment made with father’s consent. Cruelty or… Read More ›

Russian murdered in Phuket at a residence converted into a cannabis factory. Main suspect just flew out

Russian murdered in Phuket at a residence converted into a cannabis factory. Main suspect just flew out

March 13, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Russian tourist murdered in Phuket cannabis factory. Prime suspect flees as chilling details emerge of a 41-year-old Russian man who was found dead. The main… Read More ›

PM and Macron discuss visa-free access for Thai nationals in the European Union’s Schengen zone

PM and Macron discuss visa-free access for Thai nationals in the European Union’s Schengen zone

March 12, 2024

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

Prime Minister Settha Thavisin’s Paris tête-à-tête with French President Emmanuel Macron heralds a push for visa-free Schengen access for Thai passport holders. Amid trade and… Read More ›

Illegal American-run daycare centre for foreign children on Ko Phangan raided. 8 people arrested by Immigration Police 

Illegal American-run daycare centre for foreign children on Ko Phangan raided. 8 people arrested by Immigration Police 

March 10, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

American woman arrested at illegal Ko Phangan daycare centre or crèche. 8 detained as latest Immigration Bureau crackdown targets foreign business violators across Thailand. An… Read More ›

Economic agency boss raises concern about runaway online media content in Thailand and fake news

Economic agency boss raises concern about runaway online media content in Thailand and fake news

March 8, 2024

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

Thai Economic Council raises the question of social media regulation amidst a fake news surge. In particular, online influencers face scrutiny as concern grows over… Read More ›

British Airways announces its return to Bangkok in a new thrice-week service from Gatwick London to Bangkok

British Airways announces its return to Bangkok in a new thrice-week service from Gatwick London to Bangkok

March 6, 2024

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

British Airways to resume Bangkok flights from late October. Gatwick to Suvarnabhumi Airport thrice weekly. A boost for Thai aviation hub plans. Flyers expect to… Read More ›

Surrogacy services to be opened up to foreigners in a volte-face on a 2015 junta law which outlawed it entirely

Surrogacy services to be opened up to foreigners in a volte-face on a 2015 junta law which outlawed it entirely

March 4, 2024

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

Surrogacy regime to be thawed in Thailand as the Pheu Thai-led government greenlights foreign couples to access surrogacy services in the kingdom. The shift from… Read More ›

Thailand faces an uphill struggle to become the aviation hub it once was before the pandemic era

Thailand faces an uphill struggle to become the aviation hub it once was before the pandemic era

March 2, 2024

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Aviation Hub Dream. An ambitious plan for 150 million arrivals or is this pie in the sky? Certainly, PM Srettha’s bold vision faces critical… Read More ›

Economic danger signals as PM pushes expansionary goals. Fears of a credit rating downgrade this year

Economic danger signals as PM pushes expansionary goals. Fears of a credit rating downgrade this year

February 29, 2024

More News from Thailand, Personal, Thai World:

Thailand is at risk of a credit downgrade due to populist economic policies and a rising tide of debt. Economic stability may be threatened as… Read More ›

Ex-officials and civilians face an array of serious criminal charges over Red Bull heir scandal says Attorney General

Ex-officials and civilians face an array of serious criminal charges over Red Bull heir scandal says Attorney General

February 27, 2024

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

Former and present officials as well as civilians face serious charges in the Vorayuth ‘Boss’ Yoovidhya scandal. Allegations of cover-up and corruption resurface after 7… Read More ›

Austrian DJ cut down on Ko Phangan. Police arrest a Moroccan national who confesses to the killing

Austrian DJ cut down on Ko Phangan. Police arrest a Moroccan national who confesses to the killing

February 25, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A Moroccan man confesses to the brutal murder of an Austrian DJ on the paradise island of Ko Phangan. Police are pursuing murder charges after… Read More ›

Underworld surrogacy trade exposed, man arrested for smuggling semen from Thailand into Laos

Underworld surrogacy trade exposed, man arrested for smuggling semen from Thailand into Laos

February 24, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai surrogacy smuggling bust: Man nabbed for transporting frozen semen into Laos. Arrest shines a light on an underground surrogacy trade that is also linked… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand holding strong against quite a strident push by the PM for more populist economics as debt levels rise

Bank of Thailand holding strong against quite a strident push by the PM for more populist economics as debt levels rise

February 22, 2024

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

Bank of Thailand holds firm against the PM’s relentless campaign and stinging criticism. Tension escalates as the government puts further pressure on for interest rate… Read More ›