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Thailand seeks less rancour as it counts down to its first election under the new Constitution

Thailand seeks less rancour as it counts down to its first election under the new Constitution

November 7, 2018

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Last month Panthongtae Shinawatra, the son of the exiled former Thai Prime Minister faced money laundering charges. The case was politicised by former supporters of… Read More ›

Groom jailed for life for murdering his fiancé days before the couple’s wedding – a tragic love triangle

Groom jailed for life for murdering his fiancé days before the couple’s wedding – a tragic love triangle

November 2, 2018

Crime, Culture, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Man and girlfriend jailed for life after he murdered his fiancé days before their wedding in December last year A 26 year-old Thai man has… Read More ›

Fortune teller jailed in Thailand for financial fraud – case highlights influence of mystics

Fortune teller jailed in Thailand for financial fraud – case highlights influence of mystics

October 31, 2018

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

Former mystic abused her position of trust and fame to launch a scam that deceived up to 1,000 Thai people – the case highlights the… Read More ›

7 Eleven expands business in Thailand, with the economy looking up, it embraces change

7 Eleven expands business in Thailand, with the economy looking up, it embraces change

October 28, 2018

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The 7 Eleven store network in Thailand is not only reflecting the consumer boom in Thailand but also at the forefront of new developments in… Read More ›

Thai Police officer in Magic Skin case suspended pending a bribery investigation after claims emerged

Thai Police officer in Magic Skin case suspended pending a bribery investigation after claims emerged

October 26, 2018

Crime, Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Corruption no longer acceptable in Thailand and the Thai police is setting an example with zero tolerance corrupt police officers A Thai police officer was… Read More ›

Thai consumers and Ford both may actually have won in last month’s landmark ruling by a Thai court

Thai consumers and Ford both may actually have won in last month’s landmark ruling by a Thai court

October 19, 2018

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

Thailand’s first consumer class action against Ford was a historic win for consumers, Thailand’s auto industry, the Thai legal system and Ford itself The South… Read More ›

Thai economy in good shape even with the odd mishap and the impact the US China trade war

Thai economy in good shape even with the odd mishap and the impact the US China trade war

October 18, 2018

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

Although there are indications that the 3rd quarter has seen optimistic forecast lowered, the Thai economy is sound and poised for steady progress barring a… Read More ›

Thai PM may yet change the culture in Thailand and last month emerged as a JPop fan of Japanese band AKB48

Thai PM may yet change the culture in Thailand and last month emerged as a JPop fan of Japanese band AKB48

October 9, 2018

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

Thailand, like much of Asia is looking East with shared tastes in new popular music and TV soaps. The Thai PM recently drew attention to… Read More ›

The pervasive problem of debt in Thailand and the struggle to survive for those hit by bad fortune

The pervasive problem of debt in Thailand and the struggle to survive for those hit by bad fortune

October 8, 2018

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

The heart breaking stories of some good people in Thailand who either through bad fortune or bad life choices end up living a very Thai… Read More ›

Teachers in Thailand held to a high standard as shocking cases of misconduct with students emerge

Teachers in Thailand held to a high standard as shocking cases of misconduct with students emerge

October 5, 2018

Crime, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

In January LINE messages received by a female shocked teachers and officials at a school in Nakhon Ratchasima when it was found out that they… Read More ›

Tourism booming in Thailand. Soon a $100bn income stream to protect as Asian visitors grow

Tourism booming in Thailand. Soon a $100bn income stream to protect as Asian visitors grow

October 3, 2018

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

Some foreigners particularly westerner express scepticism about the continued spiral in Thai tourist numbers – we looked and found and it is even a greater… Read More ›

Disabled Thai woman killed by a young gambler for her gold necklace in a chilling crime that shocked locals

Disabled Thai woman killed by a young gambler for her gold necklace in a chilling crime that shocked locals

September 27, 2018

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Young Thai man from respectable background carried out appalling murder driven by the need to repay a gambling debt A young man from what has… Read More ›

Prayuth indicates an interest in political office – favourite as Thailand’s next Prime Minister

Prayuth indicates an interest in political office – favourite as Thailand’s next Prime Minister

September 24, 2018

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

Pheu Thai and Thaksin Shinawatra are also actively preparing for the 2019 election with plans to energise its electoral base with a popular policy platform… Read More ›

Vern Unsworth sues Elon Musk in Los Angeles court while UK proceedings are also pending and being prepared

Vern Unsworth sues Elon Musk in Los Angeles court while UK proceedings are also pending and being prepared

September 23, 2018

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

Musk sued by UK hero Vern Unsworth – the spat raises the question of a mistaken prejudice and stereotype held by some against foreigners living… Read More ›

Mr Goldshell – the Thai hero turtle brings joy and hope to a small Thai village while another village calls police over ghost

Mr Goldshell – the Thai hero turtle brings joy and hope to a small Thai village while another village calls police over ghost

September 18, 2018

Culture, Living, Media, Personal, Thai World:

Thailand is a country where ghosts and legends do battle for people’s minds with the biggest inspiration of all – the lottery win In a… Read More ›

Former jet set monk jailed for over a century in Thailand after trial on financial charges

Former jet set monk jailed for over a century in Thailand after trial on financial charges

September 11, 2018

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

Extraordinary story of former Thai monk who exploited the goodwill Thai people for a luxury lifestyle A former Thai monk was jailed last month for… Read More ›

New picture of Thailand’s democratic future emerging with February 24th 2019 election date tipped

New picture of Thailand’s democratic future emerging with February 24th 2019 election date tipped

September 7, 2018

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

Thailand may be ready for a new democratic future commencing next year as election talk mounts and political parties gear up to do battle for… Read More ›

New Party, new era in Thai politics about to commence with eyes on next year’s election

New Party, new era in Thai politics about to commence with eyes on next year’s election

September 3, 2018

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

New political parties and a political flux as Thailand’s new political landscape is in the making under the watchful eye of the junta Gender equality… Read More ›

A politically incorrect economic success: Thailand is home to some of the world’s richest people

A politically incorrect economic success: Thailand is home to some of the world’s richest people

August 30, 2018

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

Young Thai woman from Khlong Toei shows the way forward for the chronic poor in Bangkok’s slums. Don’t blame the rich, raise your sights Unknown… Read More ›

Miss Universe is coming back to Thailand, it’s good news, enjoy

Miss Universe is coming back to Thailand, it’s good news, enjoy

August 28, 2018

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

Miss Universe pageant has a special relationship with Thailand and although there will be controversy in the current world media climate, it will be a… Read More ›