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35-year-old husband lashes out with a knife after finding his wife in bed with another man on New Year’s Eve

35-year-old husband lashes out with a knife after finding his wife in bed with another man on New Year’s Eve

January 1, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police arrested the husband, hours later, at a filling station in Narathiwat province and have charged him with attempted murder after his wife and her… Read More ›

Man arrested for the killing of 27-year-old birthday boy while assisting a damsel in distress on the roadway

Man arrested for the killing of 27-year-old birthday boy while assisting a damsel in distress on the roadway

December 30, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

24-year-old local man arrested by police in Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat on Monday at 1 pm on a court warrant for killing… Read More ›

Senior police in Thong Lor removed from duty and facing charges after extortion of arrested French man

Senior police in Thong Lor removed from duty and facing charges after extortion of arrested French man

December 29, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

French man paid ฿245,000 to the girlfriend of a Thai Indian friend at his apartment after being released from custody in October to have charges… Read More ›

Chinese domination of Thailand’s e-commerce sector to grow further with the Eastern Economic Corridor

Chinese domination of Thailand’s e-commerce sector to grow further with the Eastern Economic Corridor

December 28, 2019

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand appears to have lost out in the race to find its own Jack Ma or e-commerce market leader in a market increasingly dominated by… Read More ›

Assets of brothel bosses sequestered by Thai court which deemed them illicit proceeds of vice and crime

Assets of brothel bosses sequestered by Thai court which deemed them illicit proceeds of vice and crime

December 27, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Over 4 men were sentenced to prison terms in excess of 16 years in August 2018, seven months after the raid. An investigation into the… Read More ›

Police officer charged with attempted murder after shooting a businessman guarding his mother at an ATM

Police officer charged with attempted murder after shooting a businessman guarding his mother at an ATM

December 27, 2019

Crime, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Early morning confrontation began when the policeman on a motorbike accosted the 73-year-old woman while she was conducting ATM transactions in front of a bank… Read More ›

Two Americans detained at Suvarnabhumi Airport weeks apart with a single bullet in their luggage

Two Americans detained at Suvarnabhumi Airport weeks apart with a single bullet in their luggage

December 26, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

Both men have expressed shock at being detained and claimed no knowledge of guns or ammunition. One is still in Thailand awaiting a court hearing… Read More ›

Output down by over 7% as the government opens social security to older self-employed Thais

Output down by over 7% as the government opens social security to older self-employed Thais

December 26, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

In spite of lowering factory output, exports and depressed public sentiment, the Thai state’s revenue for October and November grew by 4.6%, well ahead of… Read More ›

Frenchman who founded mission to rescue abused dogs reported to Buriram police by disgruntled staff

Frenchman who founded mission to rescue abused dogs reported to Buriram police by disgruntled staff

December 25, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

Thai staff at a dog shelter have rebelled at the unorthodox methods of the French founder, 50-year-old Michael Chour. These include forcing them into dog… Read More ›

Pattaya bar girl jumps to her death after heated row with her foreign boyfriend on her birthday

Pattaya bar girl jumps to her death after heated row with her foreign boyfriend on her birthday

December 23, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police were called to a bar where the woman, her boyfriend and family members had visited after a celebratory birthday meal. The young woman appeared… Read More ›

Johnson triumph watched avidly in Thailand on Friday as vote is good news for the kingdom

Johnson triumph watched avidly in Thailand on Friday as vote is good news for the kingdom

December 13, 2019

Foreigners, Media, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Results bearing the news of the historic win were watched avidly by UK expats living in Thailand and worldwide and the wider foreign expat community… Read More ›

Canadian couple free to travel home from Thailand after insurance firm Allianz confirms full coverage

Canadian couple free to travel home from Thailand after insurance firm Allianz confirms full coverage

December 13, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Medical coverage from the 30-year-old Canadian man had been queried after his medical records showed he reported to the hospital with flu-like symptoms 1 month… Read More ›

Election Commission goes to court to have Future Forward disbanded for illegal funding over ฿200 in loans

Election Commission goes to court to have Future Forward disbanded for illegal funding over ฿200 in loans

December 13, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The new blow for Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is not unexpected by nonetheless brings the blunt prospect of removing Mr Thanathorn, his key associates and his new… Read More ›

Canadian at a Ko Samui hospital with a chronic migraine, told 2 hours later he had a malignant brain tumour

Canadian at a Ko Samui hospital with a chronic migraine, told 2 hours later he had a malignant brain tumour

December 10, 2019

Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

Family and friends rally to transport Alex and Jennifer Witmer home after an air ambulance costing $265,000 was held off with last-minute questions raised by… Read More ›

Black-hearted son murders his police officer father who berated him for being a waster over internet gaming

Black-hearted son murders his police officer father who berated him for being a waster over internet gaming

December 9, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Patricide in Surat Thani: Son is being detained at the Surat Thani juvenile centre where he is being interviewed by specialists and police officers after… Read More ›

Irishman viciously attacked by Go-Go bar by a 10 man gang on his first night in Pattaya over dispute 

Irishman viciously attacked by Go-Go bar by a 10 man gang on his first night in Pattaya over dispute 

December 9, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

Police in Pattaya are appealing to tourists to make contact with police in the event of a dispute or disagreement in any bar or entertainment… Read More ›

Search off Phuket for missing Polish man and Thai woman who went missing while kayaking off the coast 

Search off Phuket for missing Polish man and Thai woman who went missing while kayaking off the coast 

December 8, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The alarm was raised on Saturday evening after only three kayaks out of four returned. The 27-year-old Polish man had phoned his friends to say… Read More ›

Murder of a Bangkok prostitute shows how Thailand must deal with violence against women

Murder of a Bangkok prostitute shows how Thailand must deal with violence against women

December 7, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

This week’s survey saw Thailand emerge as one of the world’s most dangerous countries based primarily on violence meted out to women by intimate partners… Read More ›

Evil drugs trade in Songkhla sees Thai woman burned alive by her family for 300 grams of ice missing in village

Evil drugs trade in Songkhla sees Thai woman burned alive by her family for 300 grams of ice missing in village

December 6, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

On Thursday evening police in the southern province of Songkhla applied to the provincial court for the arrest of four relatives including a husband and… Read More ›

Richest man in Thailand calls for less time spent at school and a Thai education revolution for a new era

Richest man in Thailand calls for less time spent at school and a Thai education revolution for a new era

December 6, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The Chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group Dhanin Chearavanont made his radical thinking on education public at the World Education Forum in Paris this week. The… Read More ›