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Saraburi school official under fire for pompous sent off ceremony with prostrating students before him 

Saraburi school official under fire for pompous sent off ceremony with prostrating students before him 

November 19, 2019

Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A senior advisor to the Thai deputy education minister and a former school pupil was scathing about the online photos seen from the event and… Read More ›

Media study highlights Thailand’s changing media landscape as younger folk move online and are less loyal

Media study highlights Thailand’s changing media landscape as younger folk move online and are less loyal

November 18, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Media, Personal, Thailand:

Study’s conclusions also highlight Thailand’s demographic challenge as the older market of baby boomers punch above their weight due to extended lifespans and the impact… Read More ›

Conflicting messages on the Thai economy as two opinion polls paint different pictures of what is going on

Conflicting messages on the Thai economy as two opinion polls paint different pictures of what is going on

November 17, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The problem is not that the Thai government is trying to ‘spin’ the story but that there are genuinely two different ways of looking at… Read More ›

Thai wife with cancer decides to take her handsome husband with her in a desperate act of murder-suicide

Thai wife with cancer decides to take her handsome husband with her in a desperate act of murder-suicide

November 14, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police are still carrying out a detailed forensic examination and keeping an open mind but when they entered the bedroom early on Thursday morning the… Read More ›

Wine taster leaves supermarket with a bill for 8 bottles of wine before making his choice

Wine taster leaves supermarket with a bill for 8 bottles of wine before making his choice

November 14, 2019

Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai man’s leisurely wine tasting session goes viral and makes international media after he uncapped and tasted nine bottles on a visit to a local… Read More ›

Dire warnings from farm experts on trade, output and the food chain as ban set to kick in

Dire warnings from farm experts on trade, output and the food chain as ban set to kick in

November 13, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Rice exporters support the ban and see it as a shift towards Thailand becoming an organic source of world agricultural produce in an evolving market.… Read More ›

Fears for Thai consumers gaining access to European alcoholic drinks in free trade pact

Fears for Thai consumers gaining access to European alcoholic drinks in free trade pact

November 11, 2019

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand is pressing ahead with new trade deals and opportunities despite the challenging world economic environment and the see-saw speculation on US Chinese trade negotiations.… Read More ›

An American nutcase in Thailand insults locals, harasses a local restaurant in Chiang Mai

An American nutcase in Thailand insults locals, harasses a local restaurant in Chiang Mai

November 11, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

46-year-old American has been intimidating a Thai woman at her place of business in Chiang Mai even after being arrested and charged by police after… Read More ›

Thailand hit by online fraud schemes with billions lost by savers looking for a quick buck

Thailand hit by online fraud schemes with billions lost by savers looking for a quick buck

November 10, 2019

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

As policemen in Udon Thani worked overtime on Saturday to interview victims of the ‘Mae Manee’ fraud in which 4,000 people are estimated to have… Read More ›

Former Thai district leader guns down three generations in a dispute over a ฿13 million debt

Former Thai district leader guns down three generations in a dispute over a ฿13 million debt

November 9, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

An appalling crime in Chumphon province on the southern coast shows again the deadly nature of debt in Thailand as an elderly man commits mass… Read More ›

American Bart Allen Helmus kept alive with an artificial respirator at Sa Kaeo’s Crown Prince hospital

American Bart Allen Helmus kept alive with an artificial respirator at Sa Kaeo’s Crown Prince hospital

November 8, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

The two prison escapees are both being treated in the intensive care under guard at Sa Kaeo’s Crown Prince Hospital. It comes as the third… Read More ›

70-year-old German man attacked in Phuket in a home invasion by two men with long knives

70-year-old German man attacked in Phuket in a home invasion by two men with long knives

November 8, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

His 50-year-old Thai wife arrived home just in the nick of time as the men had tied the German man to a chair with black… Read More ›

Thai owned pirate movie website closed down by DSI police one of the biggest in the world 

Thai owned pirate movie website closed down by DSI police one of the biggest in the world 

November 8, 2019

Crime, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Owner of the website which has been online since 2014 and generating ฿5 million a month in advertising revenue is a Thai national living abroad. … Read More ›

American inmate in a coma after shooting himself when police surrounded him and his Thai wife

American inmate in a coma after shooting himself when police surrounded him and his Thai wife

November 7, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

It is clear that Bart Allen Helmus who when originally arrested by police last July in Pattaya was found with a gun and 200 bullets,… Read More ›

American escapee tried to kill his wife as police net closed on them in Sa Kaeo province

American escapee tried to kill his wife as police net closed on them in Sa Kaeo province

November 6, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

The three inmates who made a daring escape from the Pattaya Provincial Court cells on Monday were back in custody with 48 hours on Wednesday… Read More ›

Internet health threat to people in Thailand and one which society must now prepare for

Internet health threat to people in Thailand and one which society must now prepare for

November 5, 2019

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

47 million Thai people are now regular Internet users in Thailand with an average usage of 5 hours and 13 minutes every day. This has… Read More ›

UN Secretary-General warns of a fractured world at the ASEAN summit over US-China split

UN Secretary-General warns of a fractured world at the ASEAN summit over US-China split

November 3, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

Philippines President urged ASEAN leaders not to choose sides between the US and China and to steer an independent course. He spoke of the rise… Read More ›

Inquest into death of Brit who died following a sucker punch outside a Pattaya Go Go bar

Inquest into death of Brit who died following a sucker punch outside a Pattaya Go Go bar

November 3, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

The 50-year old widow of Mike Jones-Mathias told reporters that she could not believe that her husband, the owner of a cafe in Cardiff, would… Read More ›

The murderer walks police officers through his monstrous crime that has outraged Thailand

The murderer walks police officers through his monstrous crime that has outraged Thailand

November 3, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Withun Sitabut has been charged with the murder and torture of 58-year-old Wanne Jiracharoenying, a crime for which the death sentence is mandatory. The woman… Read More ›

Biggest free trade pact in the world being readied for launch at the ASEAN summit on Monday

Biggest free trade pact in the world being readied for launch at the ASEAN summit on Monday

November 2, 2019

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

At a sideline meeting this weekend, the Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad was in no doubt that the ASEAN bloc was now being targeted… Read More ›