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Retired engineer swindled out of ฿239 million by conmen who claimed to be well known, high ranking officials

Retired engineer swindled out of ฿239 million by conmen who claimed to be well known, high ranking officials

January 25, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Five people including three men and two women were arrested ranging in ages from 24 to 59 years old. Crime Suppression Division officers presented evidence… Read More ›

Vital ฿3.2 trillion spending bill could be sunk after former Democrat MP raises valid legal concerns 

Vital ฿3.2 trillion spending bill could be sunk after former Democrat MP raises valid legal concerns 

January 23, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has expressed concern at the development but says officials are ready to respond to keep the economy primed in this… Read More ›

UK man survives vicious flu infection after emergency 5-hour surgery on his lungs at a top Bangkok hospital

UK man survives vicious flu infection after emergency 5-hour surgery on his lungs at a top Bangkok hospital

January 22, 2020

Foreigners, Living, Personal, Thailand:

Threat to the 32-year Manchester man brought his mother and father to Thailand when his medical condition continued to worsen after contracting a flu virus… Read More ›

Thai man’s bad fortune after winning ฿6 million on the lottery last year ends in police handcuffs in Sisaket

Thai man’s bad fortune after winning ฿6 million on the lottery last year ends in police handcuffs in Sisaket

January 19, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Man won the ฿6 million grand prize in June 2019 and returned home to live with his 56-year-old mother. She told police this week that… Read More ›

Bangkok murder pond searched as police may have arrested an evil serial killer just like his father in 1983

Bangkok murder pond searched as police may have arrested an evil serial killer just like his father in 1983

January 19, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Witnesses came forward this week after the man was arrested following the discovery of skeletal remains under a metal container. They told police that the… Read More ›

Kuwaiti suspected of raping a Danish woman in Phuket arrested by police in Bangkok on Friday on warrant

Kuwaiti suspected of raping a Danish woman in Phuket arrested by police in Bangkok on Friday on warrant

January 18, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Suspect checked into Bangkok hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 5 on Tuesday evening and was collared by the police on Thursday. On Friday, General Ittipol Ittisarnronnachai,… Read More ›

82-year-old French man killed in Phuket when his motorbike was crushed by an out of control ATV

82-year-old French man killed in Phuket when his motorbike was crushed by an out of control ATV

January 17, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

French man died a Chalong Hospital from what doctors say were severe head injuries. He never regained consciousness after the forceful collision with the ATV… Read More ›

All quiet in Lopburi as fears grow that the gold shop killer may have slipped the police arrest net – media blamed

All quiet in Lopburi as fears grow that the gold shop killer may have slipped the police arrest net – media blamed

January 17, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police are reported to have widened their surveillance of CCTV footage into other provinces this week as a reported meeting between the Thai army chief… Read More ›

Future Forward Party push law to open up beer production in Thailand in a bottom-up economic approach

Future Forward Party push law to open up beer production in Thailand in a bottom-up economic approach

January 15, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The Progressive Breweries and Distilleries Act was published by the radical new party in Thai politics this Tuesday by leader  Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. It is the… Read More ›

Garage owner killed by hitmen paid by a friend who felt he was having an illicit affair with his wife

Garage owner killed by hitmen paid by a friend who felt he was having an illicit affair with his wife

January 13, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Attack took place at the businessman’s home just before midnight on December 18th last. His daughter told police that she heard dogs barking 30 minutes… Read More ›

Electricity price freeze requested by Deputy PM to help Thai households cope with the slower economy

Electricity price freeze requested by Deputy PM to help Thai households cope with the slower economy

January 12, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The kingdom’s Electricity Generating Authority is one of the country’s success stories providing power to businesses and homes at an economical cost while maintaining a… Read More ›

Political rallies in Bangkok pass off peacefully as moderate crowds turn out for rival events early on Sunday

Political rallies in Bangkok pass off peacefully as moderate crowds turn out for rival events early on Sunday

January 12, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Police closely monitored the anti-government rally with checkpoints to ensure that there were no provocative posters or placards. They estimated the crowd at just under… Read More ›

Big Joke shooting controversy linked to the new ฿2.1 billion biometrics immigration system contract 

Big Joke shooting controversy linked to the new ฿2.1 billion biometrics immigration system contract 

January 11, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

Biometric system has emerged as the reason for a reported breakdown in the relationship between Big Joke and the National Police Chief General Chakthip Chaijinda… Read More ›

Battle against the bully baht to save the Thai economy from further economic slowdown in 2020

Battle against the bully baht to save the Thai economy from further economic slowdown in 2020

January 9, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Deputy Secretary-General at the Office of the Prime Minister Kobsak Pootrakool this week highlighted the ‘worrying’ situation that the Thai economy finds itself in… Read More ›

Drug boom with ya ice for sale on Twitter and 24 year old drugs kingpin nabbed with ฿800 million in the bank

Drug boom with ya ice for sale on Twitter and 24 year old drugs kingpin nabbed with ฿800 million in the bank

January 8, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

2020 sees the roaring twenties of the Thai drug industry: Police did not know of drug kingpin 24-year-old ‘Jimmy’ Wongpan before September last year but… Read More ›

Police top brass leading a thorough investigation into gun attack on former top cop Big Joke’s car 

Police top brass leading a thorough investigation into gun attack on former top cop Big Joke’s car 

January 7, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan is awaiting a police report on the incident before forming an opinion on what happened. The former boss of the immigration… Read More ›

Bizarre and macabre tragedy in Udon Thani as deranged man murders his wife and daughters over college debt

Bizarre and macabre tragedy in Udon Thani as deranged man murders his wife and daughters over college debt

January 7, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The long letter left for police written with attractive penmanship but showing signs of anxiety and the appalling actions of the man suggest that financial… Read More ›

Thai prison nightmare helped American copywriter Jesse Moskel put his life on a firm path

Thai prison nightmare helped American copywriter Jesse Moskel put his life on a firm path

January 6, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

An American, a convicted drug trafficker, traces his redemption and good fortune to a decision one day to be the happiest person in the prison.… Read More ›

Thai man guns down love rival and flees the scene leaving ex-girlfriend behind as a witness to murder

Thai man guns down love rival and flees the scene leaving ex-girlfriend behind as a witness to murder

January 4, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand has one of the highest incidences of gun murder in the world with millions of guns in circulation and many jealous hearts ready to… Read More ›

Thai Justice Minister promises to push legal measure for the castration of rapists with public support

Thai Justice Minister promises to push legal measure for the castration of rapists with public support

January 3, 2020

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Officials at the Justice Ministry are urgently reviewing the detention of up to 100 highly dangerous inmates being held in Thailand’s overcrowded prisons who may… Read More ›