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Former Democrat boss gets bail on three charges including one of rape before a court in Bangkok

Former Democrat boss gets bail on three charges including one of rape before a court in Bangkok

April 17, 2022

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

As a fifth complaint emerged on Saturday before the Metropolitan Police Bureau deputy chief Police Major General Trairong Phewpan, on Sunday, emphasised that women making… Read More ›

Rapper charged for his part in a ping pong bomb attack on the Bangkok home of the PM last Sunday

Rapper charged for his part in a ping pong bomb attack on the Bangkok home of the PM last Sunday

April 15, 2022

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

Police at Bangkok’s Ta Rua Police Station in a follow-up search of Thanayut Na Ayudhaya’s home in Klong Toey unearthed explosives. The 20-year-old critically acclaimed… Read More ›

Even with high infection levels, top officials are saying that incoming tourism will see a takeoff from now

Even with high infection levels, top officials are saying that incoming tourism will see a takeoff from now

April 13, 2022

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Indications that the kingdom will drop entry restrictions after the Songkran holidays come to an end. The news is coming with an encouraging take off… Read More ›

US sanctions on Russia part of a ‘profound’ geopolitical shift to Asia as many US firms leave China

US sanctions on Russia part of a ‘profound’ geopolitical shift to Asia as many US firms leave China

April 11, 2022

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

US President Biden’s key policy adviser for the Indo Pacific on the National Security Council has told an Asia Pacific summit organised by a Washington… Read More ›

Fears growing that Covid may yet derail plans to reopen fully to foreign tourism from July 1st next

Fears growing that Covid may yet derail plans to reopen fully to foreign tourism from July 1st next

April 8, 2022

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The news comes with rising foreign tourist arrivals from April reportedly up by 66% this week as the requirement for a pre-departure test and a… Read More ›

Corrupt policeman refused arrest insisting that he was innocent of abduction and extortion claims

Corrupt policeman refused arrest insisting that he was innocent of abduction and extortion claims

April 5, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

This latest case has seen two police officers held in detention by the Phra Khanong Criminal Court until April 13th next and comes after public… Read More ›

High flying American nabbed by police days before ฿3 million swindle complaint was due to lapse

High flying American nabbed by police days before ฿3 million swindle complaint was due to lapse

April 2, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police swooped on Matthew Christensen after he had just returned from a trip to Ko Samui. The American is understood to be well known in… Read More ›

Channel 5 TV rumpus shows Thailand feels the heat in an altered world after the Ukrainian war raised divisions

Channel 5 TV rumpus shows Thailand feels the heat in an altered world after the Ukrainian war raised divisions

March 31, 2022

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

The Ukraine war and the unprecedented resolve of western countries to sanction Russia even while sacrificing their individual economic interests, make it crystal clear that… Read More ›

Legal pot does not appear to be working for Anutin’s Bhumjaithai Party in latest opinion poll

Legal pot does not appear to be working for Anutin’s Bhumjaithai Party in latest opinion poll

March 28, 2022

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

The drive to legalise pot or marijuana pursued by the Bhumjaithai Party may, in time, prove popular with Thai people as a source of income… Read More ›

Banks downgraded as the Thai economy faces a liquidity crisis caused by war and tourism barriers

Banks downgraded as the Thai economy faces a liquidity crisis caused by war and tourism barriers

March 24, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s economy remains highly dependent on both exports and foreign tourism with the current storm again highlighting this factor. The loss of foreign tourism income… Read More ›

New Shinawatra may lead the next quest for power as Pheu Thai Party aims for 14 million members

New Shinawatra may lead the next quest for power as Pheu Thai Party aims for 14 million members

March 22, 2022

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Rally last Sunday saw chief whip and Maha Sarakham MP Sutin Klangsaeng lament that the Thai economy had gone from an Asian Tiger under Thaksin… Read More ›

Thai and Cambodian police reveal that young woman’s ‘organ harvesting’ claims were a lie

Thai and Cambodian police reveal that young woman’s ‘organ harvesting’ claims were a lie

March 19, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Despite the debunking of the grotesque and sensational claims made by the young Thai woman by senior Thai and Cambodian police officers, there remains the… Read More ›

Family of Swiss woman murdered in Phuket thank officials after 28-year-old killer is sentenced to life in prison

Family of Swiss woman murdered in Phuket thank officials after 28-year-old killer is sentenced to life in prison

March 17, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The court found that 28 year old Teerawat Thothip intended to murder 57-year-old Nicole Sauvain-Weisskopf after first attempting to rape the foreign tourist on August… Read More ›

Ex boyfriend kills Thai woman’s son in rampage accusing her of seeking a new or foreign lover in his place

Ex boyfriend kills Thai woman’s son in rampage accusing her of seeking a new or foreign lover in his place

March 14, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Spurned man had left an hour before after imploring his estranged girlfriend, who was previously married to a foreigner outside Thailand, to resume their relationship.… Read More ›

Thai woman’s claims that she was targeted for organ harvesting being probed in Cambodia by police

Thai woman’s claims that she was targeted for organ harvesting being probed in Cambodia by police

March 12, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Top cop ‘Big Joke’ appeared to support the woman’s story on Wednesday when he revealed that police in Thailand had intercepted a message from what… Read More ›

Oil still boss as Thailand’s economy faces a return to 1970s stagflation over the ongoing Ukraine war

Oil still boss as Thailand’s economy faces a return to 1970s stagflation over the ongoing Ukraine war

March 9, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

On Tuesday, following a tense cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister pleaded with the public to cut back on the use of cars and air conditioning.… Read More ›

Australian sporting hero died from natural causes on the first day of his luxury holiday on Ko Samui

Australian sporting hero died from natural causes on the first day of his luxury holiday on Ko Samui

March 7, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

On Saturday, the Superintendent of Bo Phut Police Station on Ko Samui, Police Colonel Yuttana Sirisombat, confirmed that routine enquiries into the death of the… Read More ›

‘Call the police’ says Big Joke after meeting 64-year-old Khon Kaen widow, a loan sharks victim

‘Call the police’ says Big Joke after meeting 64-year-old Khon Kaen widow, a loan sharks victim

March 6, 2022

Crime, Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Widow and street seller who could not feed her family turned to illegal lenders and was charged 30% interest per month. She called the police… Read More ›

Thailand votes on the right side of history in UN deploring Russian military action in Ukraine 

Thailand votes on the right side of history in UN deploring Russian military action in Ukraine 

March 3, 2022

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The vote came after heightened diplomatic representations by western ambassadors this week to the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bangkok and what is reported… Read More ›

Frenchman’s rescue in Chiang Mai highlights Thailand as a caring alternative to nursing homes

Frenchman’s rescue in Chiang Mai highlights Thailand as a caring alternative to nursing homes

February 28, 2022

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A UK man who moved to Thailand when his wife was first diagnosed with oncoming Alzheimer’s, speaks positively about the kingdom which still offers a… Read More ›