Politics

Ex-officials and civilians face an array of serious criminal charges over Red Bull heir scandal

Ex-officials and civilians face an array of serious criminal charges over Red Bull heir scandal

February 27, 2024

Crime, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Former and present officials as well as civilians face serious charges in the Vorayuth ‘Boss’ Yoovidhya scandal. Allegations of cover-up and corruption resurface after 7… Read More ›

Father warns lives of activists including his daughter are in peril as extreme hunger strike continues

Father warns lives of activists including his daughter are in peril as extreme hunger strike continues

February 26, 2024

Crime, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Father’s desperate plea for daughter’s life amid ongoing hunger strike. Court denies bail for Tantawan and Natthanon despite deteriorating health. Tensions rise as case fuels… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand holding strong against quite a strident push by the PM for more populist economics as debt levels rise

Bank of Thailand holding strong against quite a strident push by the PM for more populist economics as debt levels rise

February 22, 2024

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Bank of Thailand holds firm against the PM’s relentless campaign and stinging criticism. Tension escalates as the government puts further pressure on for interest rate… Read More ›

Hun Sen visit to Thaksin in Bangkok signals that the ex-premier may not be retiring from politics as suggested

Hun Sen visit to Thaksin in Bangkok signals that the ex-premier may not be retiring from politics as suggested

February 21, 2024

Politics, Thailand:

Hun Sen’s surprise visit to Thaksin Shinawatra in Bangkok raises questions about Thaksin’s political future. The Cambodian leader’s arrival is sure to spark rumours about… Read More ›

Full steam ahead on LGBTQ rights in Thailand, new gender identity law ordered by the PM at cabinet

Full steam ahead on LGBTQ rights in Thailand, new gender identity law ordered by the PM at cabinet

February 20, 2024

Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

PM orders Gender recognition law. LGBTQ rights advancing rapidly in Thailand. The first Southeast Asian nation to legalise same-sex marriage expected alongside recognition of alternative… Read More ›

By 2074, Thailand’s population will fall to 30 million people even based on the current birth rate which is still falling

By 2074, Thailand’s population will fall to 30 million people even based on the current birth rate which is still falling

February 19, 2024

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Thailand’s population is set to plummet. Crisis looms as birth rate drops. Senior minister calls for urgent action as the population is predicted to more… Read More ›

Ex-PM Thaksin finally returns home to his residence in Bangkok after 17 years away, released on parole

Ex-PM Thaksin finally returns home to his residence in Bangkok after 17 years away, released on parole

February 18, 2024

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Thaksin Shinawatra ignites parole controversy as ex-PM returns home after 17 Years. Cheers and questions surround the former Thai leader’s homecoming. What’s next for Thailand’s… 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, Politics, 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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Thaksin hit with a bombshell as police pursue lèse-majesté criminal charge against him from 2016

Thaksin hit with a bombshell as police pursue lèse-majesté criminal charge against him from 2016

February 6, 2024

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Former PM Thaksin Shinawatra, set for parole on Feb 18, faces a shock lèse-majesté charge from 2016. OAG deliberates as uncertainty again shrouds Thaksin’s legal… 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 ›

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 ›

Move Forward faces dissolution after Constitutional Court rules it tried to subvert the monarchy

Move Forward faces dissolution after Constitutional Court rules it tried to subvert the monarchy

January 31, 2024

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Move Forward Party faces dissolution as the Constitutional Court deems the attempt to amend Article 112 of the Criminal Code a threat to the Monarchy.… 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 ›

Move Forward MP has defamation case dismissed as court rules her comments were honest criticism

Move Forward MP has defamation case dismissed as court rules her comments were honest criticism

January 29, 2024

Foreigners, Living, Media, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Move Forward Party’s Rakchanok Srinok triumphs over defamation suit. Bangkok court deems her comments honest criticism against media figures Anchalee Phairirak and Kanok Rattawongsakul. The… Read More ›