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One of the biggest drug dealers in the South flees home as Thai police and army move against him

One of the biggest drug dealers in the South flees home as Thai police and army move against him

July 25, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

On Tuesday, July 23rd a combined army and police task force raided up to 17 locations in Narathiwat province to arrest a local politician, 58-year-old… Read More ›

Businessman sets up his own arrest posing as one of Thailand’s most senior police officers at airport

Businessman sets up his own arrest posing as one of Thailand’s most senior police officers at airport

July 24, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Police revealed on Wednesday that they have seized up to ฿9 million in cash and discovered a range of firearms from pistols to rifles as… Read More ›

Thailand’s small businesses and farmers are facing a crisis. The bankers are the ones that know

Thailand’s small businesses and farmers are facing a crisis. The bankers are the ones that know

July 23, 2019

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

There is a far bigger issue than just dealing with the current perfect storm of negative economic influences on small businesses and those struggling to… Read More ›

Road rage biker drove an ignition key into the victim’s head. Doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about

Road rage biker drove an ignition key into the victim’s head. Doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about

July 23, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police in Nonthaburi on Monday confirmed that charges have been filed against a local hospital porter for causing grievous bodily harm following last Tuesday’s violent… Read More ›

Exports to China in June down a whopping 15% as Thailand’s output to the United States also falls 

Exports to China in June down a whopping 15% as Thailand’s output to the United States also falls 

July 22, 2019

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s export markets have been hit by a perfect storm including a sudden shift away from conventional automobiles in western countries and even Asia. This… Read More ›

Thai economy still growing, country in robust shape to navigate any choppy waters ahead: IMF

Thai economy still growing, country in robust shape to navigate any choppy waters ahead: IMF

July 21, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

New Transport Minister, Saksayam Chidchob, has announced new second terminals for airports in Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai. He also moved to have contracts signed… Read More ›

Leading banks report steady profits as Thanachart Bank reaches out to show the Thai way forward

Leading banks report steady profits as Thanachart Bank reaches out to show the Thai way forward

July 20, 2019

Culture, Economy, Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Thailand’s banks lead the way forward: Combined profits for banks reporting this week saw a 3.62% rise in profits in the first half with an… Read More ›

New Education minister and his deputies face a digital test as Thailand needs more bright minds 

New Education minister and his deputies face a digital test as Thailand needs more bright minds 

July 19, 2019

Culture, Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The new minister will be the 22nd since 2000 with an average term of less than a year. A key issue that reflects the stasis… Read More ›

Husband and wife arrested in Chiang Mai for fraud over crazy car finance offer that went horribly wrong 

Husband and wife arrested in Chiang Mai for fraud over crazy car finance offer that went horribly wrong 

July 18, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

54-year-old Chayaphol Dokmai-ngam and his 39-year-old wife Suthicha Suphan had fled Uthai Thani for Chiang Mai after their well-known business collapsed. They were tracked down… Read More ›

Government to introduce new economic stimulus package to boost Thai economy in emerging downturn

Government to introduce new economic stimulus package to boost Thai economy in emerging downturn

July 18, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The senior economics minister and deputy PM has rebuffed claims that the new government finds itself in a tight funding situation to support government spending… Read More ›

Thai women dead as a riverside pavilion with over 20 people in it slid into a murky river and sunk

Thai women dead as a riverside pavilion with over 20 people in it slid into a murky river and sunk

July 17, 2019

Culture, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The tragedy occurred in Samut Songkhram province, an old, historic and small province southwest of Bangkok on the gulf. It was a holiday in Thailand… Read More ›

Loud noises spark the demise of a senior police officer from Lampang who came to Bangkok for a loan

Loud noises spark the demise of a senior police officer from Lampang who came to Bangkok for a loan

July 15, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police officer involved in Friday’s drama was being treated in Chiang Mai for depression and is now being investigated by police authorities there. Separately on… Read More ›

Bangkok’s BTS stations in emergency engineering probe following concrete slab fall last week

Bangkok’s BTS stations in emergency engineering probe following concrete slab fall last week

July 15, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Nearly 100 engineers and 16 cranes were involved in the three-day process which finishes up on Monday. On Friday, a leading Thai engineer warned that… Read More ›

Redshirt leader calls on supporters to be patient as he predicts the new government will be short-lived

Redshirt leader calls on supporters to be patient as he predicts the new government will be short-lived

July 12, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The redshirt leader and former MP, Jatuporn Promphan, was jailed for defamation of ex-premier Abhisit Vejjajiva in 2017. He struck a pragmatic and responsible tone… Read More ›

New Thai cabinet attains royal approval as military rule is dismantled in Thailand by orders

New Thai cabinet attains royal approval as military rule is dismantled in Thailand by orders

July 11, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Civil rights groups are pointing to the retention of some provisions allowing for individuals to be detained for 7 days by security forces for questioning… Read More ›

Online porn star is in serious legal trouble as Thai police link her to car fraud and gambling as well

Online porn star is in serious legal trouble as Thai police link her to car fraud and gambling as well

July 10, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Porn star Nong Am was arrested by Thai police at her home in the Charoen area of Bangkok on Friday. The 32-year-old is reported to… Read More ›

World Bank fears political problems in Thailand as it still eyes 3.5% growth for 2019 in latest bulletin

World Bank fears political problems in Thailand as it still eyes 3.5% growth for 2019 in latest bulletin

July 9, 2019

Economy, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Thai government’s public expenditure programme will have a significant bearing on the economy this year says the World Bank. The Secretary-General for Thailand’s Eastern Economic… Read More ›

Nigerian and Thai wife arrested by police after online romance fraud costs woman ฿1.5 million

Nigerian and Thai wife arrested by police after online romance fraud costs woman ฿1.5 million

July 8, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai woman transferred the money in the hope of gaining access to ฿15 million in an approved loan from the World Bank arranged by a… Read More ›

Mother cradled daughter’s head after crocodiles ate her as family crocodile farm is to be sold, father takes blame

Mother cradled daughter’s head after crocodiles ate her as family crocodile farm is to be sold, father takes blame

July 5, 2019

Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Rom Roath, a 35-year-old crocodile farmer arrived home on Sunday to his wife and two infant children at the family farm in Siem Reap. He… Read More ›

New Thai cabinet finalised as government set for July launch, PM to retain old hands at the helm

New Thai cabinet finalised as government set for July launch, PM to retain old hands at the helm

July 4, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Legal expert and government insider Wissanu Krea-ngam this week refused to comment on how long the new government would last but compared it to an… Read More ›