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Banker calls for government to rein in Thailand’s persistently large black economy amid economic malaise

Banker calls for government to rein in Thailand’s persistently large black economy amid economic malaise

February 17, 2024

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai Bankers Association President, Phayong Sriwanich, calls for urgent measures to tackle Thailand’s vast informal economy, accounting for nearly half of GDP. Highlighting its detrimental… Read More ›

PM wakes up to threat of cheap Chinese goods dumped on Thailand driven by misguided economic policies

PM wakes up to threat of cheap Chinese goods dumped on Thailand driven by misguided economic policies

February 16, 2024

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai PM raises the alarm over Chinese product onslaught: Trade deficit balloons, economic future growth and well being is at risk. The government is urged… Read More ›

Thaksin on the verge of returning home to his family after early prison release has now been approved

Thaksin on the verge of returning home to his family after early prison release has now been approved

February 14, 2024

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

Thaksin’s homecoming is imminent amidst growing tumult over royal motorcades. Threats of further protests over his time in prison and early release also loom large.… Read More ›

Russian arrested in Pattaya on Interpol Red notice and warrant for drug-related offences at home on tip-off

Russian arrested in Pattaya on Interpol Red notice and warrant for drug-related offences at home on tip-off

February 12, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Russian fugitive nabbed in Pattaya after 10 years on the run for drug offences. ‘Mr Mikail’ was arrested on an Interpol Red Notice. The public… Read More ›

Violent clashes between royalists and activists in central Bangkok lead to injuries and concern

Violent clashes between royalists and activists in central Bangkok lead to injuries and concern

February 10, 2024

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

Violent clashes at Siam BTS Station raises alarm as royalists and activists faced off. A 20-minute brawl ensued near Siam Paragon Shopping Centre. Activists’ survey… Read More ›

Property market glut sees minister’s call for supports in the face of the central bank’s ongoing credit crunch

Property market glut sees minister’s call for supports in the face of the central bank’s ongoing credit crunch

February 9, 2024

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

Finance Ministry urges support for homebuyers amid Bank of Thailand’s credit crunch. Deputy Minister Krisada calls for coordinated fiscal-monetary policy to tackle challenges. It comes… Read More ›

Deranged Canadian opened out airplane passenger door as it readied for takeoff at Chiang Mai International Airport

Deranged Canadian opened out airplane passenger door as it readied for takeoff at Chiang Mai International Airport

February 8, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Canadian’s shocking action halts takeoff. Chaos at Chiang Mai Airport as a crazed passenger managed to open the plane door during takeoff. Arrested and charged… Read More ›

Thailand in crisis as population declined by over 500k over the last four years according to the latest data

Thailand in crisis as population declined by over 500k over the last four years according to the latest data

February 7, 2024

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

Thailand in Crisis: Population plummets by 500k in 4 Years. Economic growth stagnates as the ageing crisis looms. Social Security fund faces bankruptcy. Urgent government… Read More ›

Prime Minister Srettha still doggedly pushing his less than popular and legally perilous Digital Wallet plan

Prime Minister Srettha still doggedly pushing his less than popular and legally perilous Digital Wallet plan

February 6, 2024

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

PM Srettha Thavisin presses on doggedly with his increasingly contentious Digital Wallet scheme. The plan faces public indifference, warnings of legal peril for ministers involved… Read More ›

Agriculture Minister tells reporters he refuses to speak about one key suspect in expanding extortion probe

Agriculture Minister tells reporters he refuses to speak about one key suspect in expanding extortion probe

February 5, 2024

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

Ministry of Agriculture faces turmoil as Minister Thamanat vows silence on key suspect. Fire at ministry sparks controversy; police rule out foul play. Spokeswoman defends… Read More ›

Two UK teachers arrested in Chiang Mai and Pathum Thani for sexually abusing underage students in Thailand

Two UK teachers arrested in Chiang Mai and Pathum Thani for sexually abusing underage students in Thailand

February 4, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Arrests highlight the uncomfortable pattern of misbehaviour of a small proportion of Western travellers to Thailand. However, in the past, the kingdom is known to… Read More ›

Massive extortion network within the government itself now probed by police after Srisuwan’s arrest

Massive extortion network within the government itself now probed by police after Srisuwan’s arrest

February 2, 2024

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

Last week’s arrest of Srisuwan Janya appeared to be an earthquake. However, as police dig their teeth into a widening and terrifying trail of corruption… Read More ›

Thailand and China work at closer quarters tackling illicit drugs. Justice Minister visits Beijing for talks

Thailand and China work at closer quarters tackling illicit drugs. Justice Minister visits Beijing for talks

February 2, 2024

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Justice Minister Thawee Sodsong led a delegation to Beijing, intensifying efforts against transnational crime. Thailand and China to work together to tackle the drug menace.… Read More ›

Government steps up campaign targeting the Bank of Thailand on interest rates citing an economic ‘crisis’

Government steps up campaign targeting the Bank of Thailand on interest rates citing an economic ‘crisis’

January 31, 2024

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

Populist rhetoric rises as officials criticise the central bank’s monetary policy. The Government is pressuring the Bank of Thailand to cut rates, but its Governor… Read More ›

Drug trafficking case dismissed against Burmese tycoon and son-in-law of Senator Upakit in Bangkok

Drug trafficking case dismissed against Burmese tycoon and son-in-law of Senator Upakit in Bangkok

January 30, 2024

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

Bangkok’s Criminal Court stuns as the case against Myanmar mogul, Dr Tun Min Latt, and Senator Upakit’s son-in-law collapses. The ruling cited insufficient evidence after… Read More ›

German man quickly arrested by Phuket police after brazenly stealing ฿86,000 from a small hotel in the early hours

German man quickly arrested by Phuket police after brazenly stealing ฿86,000 from a small hotel in the early hours

January 29, 2024

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Brazen Phuket hotel thief nabbed at brunch: German national arrested after late-night theft. Phuket police swiftly apprehended 22-year-old Mohamed Yassine Zariouh, after he shamelessly stole… Read More ›

Swiss man waits at home for his missing Thai wife as local police search a nearby lake for her body as mood darkens

Swiss man waits at home for his missing Thai wife as local police search a nearby lake for her body as mood darkens

January 29, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Missing Wife Drama Unfolds: Swiss man awaits his wife’s return amid lake search by police. Thai wife’s gambling habit and debts fuel the mystery. Tensions… Read More ›

Pattaya goes viral worldwide with images showing a lion cub in a Bentley car cruising the city’s streets

Pattaya goes viral worldwide with images showing a lion cub in a Bentley car cruising the city’s streets

January 27, 2024

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

Pattaya’s viral sensation: A lion cub chauffeured in a Bentley shocks the world. A Sri Lankan’s joyride leads to charges, revealing illegal possession. A luxury… Read More ›

Police officer jailed when he appeared before a Bangkok court after a fatal shooting on Wednesday

Police officer jailed when he appeared before a Bangkok court after a fatal shooting on Wednesday

January 26, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The accused, not on official duty, accompanied a friend to retrieve a phone. Confronted by the victim, a professional motorbike rider, the situation escalated. Despite… Read More ›

Srettha plans a visa-free hub by asking the European Union for a mutual visa waiver similar to China

Srettha plans a visa-free hub by asking the European Union for a mutual visa waiver similar to China

January 25, 2024

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

Prime Minister Srettha envisions Thailand as a World aviation hub. On Wednesday, he spoke of a reciprocal visa exemption deal with the European Union. The… Read More ›