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21-year-old Thai man about to join the army in Songkhla stabbed to death by an ex-friend

21-year-old Thai man about to join the army in Songkhla stabbed to death by an ex-friend

September 29, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

55-year-old mother told investigating police that her son had applied to join the army as part of the draft and was due to report on… Read More ›

13 students from Isan killed in early morning horror pickup truck crash in Samut Prakan on a main street

13 students from Isan killed in early morning horror pickup truck crash in Samut Prakan on a main street

September 29, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Police are anxious to interview the driver who survived the crash but is seriously injured in hospital. An eye witness suggests that the vehicle suddenly… Read More ›

Indebted teachers thrown a lifeline as a Bangkok court rules they must have 30% of their salary

Indebted teachers thrown a lifeline as a Bangkok court rules they must have 30% of their salary

September 28, 2019

Economy, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Teachers like other officials who work for the Thai state are effectively prohibited from availing of the country’s sophisticated bankruptcy laws as it means automatic… Read More ›

Thanathorn’s US lobbying firm probed following protests last week in New York against the PM

Thanathorn’s US lobbying firm probed following protests last week in New York against the PM

September 28, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Contract between the US lobbying firm APCO Worldwide and Thanathorn is for $10,000 per month and runs until the end of the year allowing the… Read More ›

Man commits crime in Chonburi to be sent ‘home’ to prison in Pattaya, prefers life on the inside

Man commits crime in Chonburi to be sent ‘home’ to prison in Pattaya, prefers life on the inside

September 27, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The incident follows a similar story in Sisaket on August 20th when a 41-year-old Thai man had himself arrested by holding up a heavily surveilled… Read More ›

Prime Minister in New York predicts that Thailand will be a first-world economy in 17 years or by 2036

Prime Minister in New York predicts that Thailand will be a first-world economy in 17 years or by 2036

September 27, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Reports from the Bank of Thailand’s Monetary policy committee on Wednesday this week indicated that Thailand’s tourism sector in 2019 is in decline while the… Read More ›

Another Pretty says she woke up naked at the Nonthaburi party venue where Lunlabelle died 

Another Pretty says she woke up naked at the Nonthaburi party venue where Lunlabelle died 

September 27, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Nonthaburi police sought and obtained warrants for the arrest of the owner of the party house and five other individuals that police believe may be… Read More ›

Male model arrested again by Thai police and charged in relation to ‘pretty’ woman death

Male model arrested again by Thai police and charged in relation to ‘pretty’ woman death

September 25, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The autopsy report this week from Chulalongkorn Hospital was a bombshell in more ways than one. The young woman had died in the afternoon or… Read More ›

Thaksin’s son faces money-laundering ruling relating to ‘suspicious’ ฿10 million payment

Thaksin’s son faces money-laundering ruling relating to ‘suspicious’ ฿10 million payment

September 25, 2019

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Case centres on a ฿10 million payment made by cheque from Mr Krisdathanon of the Krisda Mahanakorn Plc to 39-year-old Mr Shinawatara which has been… Read More ›

Pheu Thai MP sentenced to death for the murder of a man he believed had an affair with his wife in Khon Kaen

Pheu Thai MP sentenced to death for the murder of a man he believed had an affair with his wife in Khon Kaen

September 24, 2019

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

In 2017, two policeman and three other men were sentenced to death for the murder of the provincial official but four of them had their… Read More ›

Thailand may resume EU free trade talks as Commerce Ministry organises public hearings

Thailand may resume EU free trade talks as Commerce Ministry organises public hearings

September 24, 2019

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

Last Friday, over $1 billion in investment projects were announced by the Board of Trade as Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak indicated that the European… Read More ›

Male model off the hook after autopsy report finds young woman ‘pretty’ died of alcohol poisoning

Male model off the hook after autopsy report finds young woman ‘pretty’ died of alcohol poisoning

September 23, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Following his release by police on Thursday last after intense questioning, the 24-year-old man predicted that the forensic tests in the case would absolve him… Read More ›

Police chief warns any officials linked to arrested Koh Samui drugs boss will face punishment as probe moves on

Police chief warns any officials linked to arrested Koh Samui drugs boss will face punishment as probe moves on

September 23, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Drug dealer known as the ‘boss’ believed to have run the most extensive drug network on Koh Samui was a former convict who spent 9… Read More ›

Thai PM gets warm welcome from expats in New York as he visits to speak to the UN this week

Thai PM gets warm welcome from expats in New York as he visits to speak to the UN this week

September 23, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Prime Minister is accompanied on the trip by Foreign Affairs Minister Don Pramudwinai and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa. The visit coincides with weeks of… Read More ›

Mr Bin and the Prime Minister working together to bring relief as authorities battle flooding

Mr Bin and the Prime Minister working together to bring relief as authorities battle flooding

September 21, 2019

Living, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Rain to continue as the navy assists in rescue efforts on Koh Chang. Prime minister and cabinet ministers this week visited Ubon Ratchathani to give… Read More ›

Police looking at date rape theory in the probe into the death of 25-year-old Thai woman found in Thonburi

Police looking at date rape theory in the probe into the death of 25-year-old Thai woman found in Thonburi

September 20, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police sources suggest that pills and liquids have been found at the condominium owned by the 24-year-old prime suspect in the case, Rachadech Wongthabutr. A… Read More ›

Mystery death of ‘pretty’ hostess who died of a heart attack but who may have also been raped

Mystery death of ‘pretty’ hostess who died of a heart attack but who may have also been raped

September 19, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Doctors have told police that 25-year-old Thitima Noraphanpiphat died for a sudden and acute heart attack. She was seen to be getting on very well… Read More ›

Thai PM floats suggestion of moving capital away from Bangkok to ease chronic city congestion

Thai PM floats suggestion of moving capital away from Bangkok to ease chronic city congestion

September 19, 2019

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

Last year government sources heralded Bangkok as the ‘Geneva of Asia’ with a new law making it easier to recognise international bodies diplomatically. The suggestion… Read More ›

Opposition frustrated as oath swearing debate fizzled – PM did not personally address the matter

Opposition frustrated as oath swearing debate fizzled – PM did not personally address the matter

September 18, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Opposition MPs claimed that the failure to recite the full oath may raise questions about the legitimacy of government but in truth, the wind had… Read More ›

Thai woman’s flight with passenger’s airline ticket money comes crashing down last Saturday in police visit

Thai woman’s flight with passenger’s airline ticket money comes crashing down last Saturday in police visit

September 17, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

39-year-old Prayong Sri had been hiding at a relative’s home in Samut Prakan City when police came to finally take her away and begin the… Read More ›