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Cabinet reshuffle sees Pheu Thai tighten ship as it readies to drive the economy and digital wallet at full steam

Cabinet reshuffle sees Pheu Thai tighten ship as it readies to drive the economy and digital wallet at full steam

April 29, 2024

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

Pheu Thai tightens ship in cabinet reshuffle for economic drive and digital wallet scheme. Top changes include a new Finance Minister and shift in key… Read More ›

Sultan of Brunei and Prince fly into Bangkok for cooperation talks with the Thai government

Sultan of Brunei and Prince fly into Bangkok for cooperation talks with the Thai government

April 28, 2024

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Sultan of Brunei and Prince Abdual Mateen in Bangkok for Government talks. Historic visit coincides with the 40th diplomatic anniversary. Trade, investment, and tourism top… Read More ›

Thaksin family TV channel set to switch off by the end of May. Shock news came in a media post on Friday

Thaksin family TV channel set to switch off by the end of May. Shock news came in a media post on Friday

April 27, 2024

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

Thaksin family TV Channel shutting down by the end of May. Voice TV, a prominent Thai online broadcaster, is to suspend operations citing media saturation… Read More ›

Sales of EV cars fell in Thailand in February and March 2024 challenging the kingdom’s vision as a green hub

Sales of EV cars fell in Thailand in February and March 2024 challenging the kingdom’s vision as a green hub

April 26, 2024

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

Thailand’s EV dream may just be turning sour. Sales plunged in February and March 2024, challenging the government’s vision. Market shifts worldwide are raising concern… Read More ›

Thaksin’s real influence hinted at with a lunchtime meeting at his daughter’s central Bangkok hotel in Ploenchit

Thaksin’s real influence hinted at with a lunchtime meeting at his daughter’s central Bangkok hotel in Ploenchit

April 26, 2024

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Thaksin’s secret hotel summit fuels cabinet speculation. PM Srettha Thavisin and Deputy PM Phumtham Wechayachai met the former Premier amidst growing expectations of a reshuffle.… Read More ›

Big Joke storms Royal Thai Police headquarters insisting that he is still the right man for the top job

Big Joke storms Royal Thai Police headquarters insisting that he is still the right man for the top job

April 25, 2024

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

Big Joke fights back as he returns to police HQ. The top cop insisted he was the right man for the top job in October.… Read More ›

Baht falls even after the Bank of Thailand’s intervention. It has lost 8.8% of its value in 2024 so far

Baht falls even after the Bank of Thailand’s intervention. It has lost 8.8% of its value in 2024 so far

April 25, 2024

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

Thai baht tumbles despite intervention. Economic policy clash threatens confidence and stability. The baht breaks the ฿37 barrier against the US dollar despite the Bank… Read More ›

Junta retakes Myawadee as it redeploys forces while rebels there have staged a ‘tactical’ retreat for now

Junta retakes Myawadee as it redeploys forces while rebels there have staged a ‘tactical’ retreat for now

April 24, 2024

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Myawaddy reportedly retaken by the junta as rebels staged a ‘tactical’ retreat. Karen forces vow to counterattack and destroy the redeployed junta forces in the… Read More ›

Big Joke drops case against the PM as his nameplate and photo have been removed at Royal Thai Police HQ

Big Joke drops case against the PM as his nameplate and photo have been removed at Royal Thai Police HQ

April 24, 2024

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

Big Joke drops case against PM. His nameplate and photo were removed at Royal Thai Police HQ. The National Anti-Corruption Commission, however, confirms an ongoing… Read More ›

Call for junta law on recycling factories to be rescinded as questions are raised over massive Rayong fire

Call for junta law on recycling factories to be rescinded as questions are raised over massive Rayong fire

April 23, 2024

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Rayong fire sparks urgent call to rescind 2016 junta law on planning. A top environmentalist demands more accountability and government action. Public unease is rising… Read More ›

Big Joke lodges a malfeasance complaint with anti-corruption agency against PM Srettha Thavisin after losing job

Big Joke lodges a malfeasance complaint with anti-corruption agency against PM Srettha Thavisin after losing job

April 22, 2024

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

Former top cop General Surachate lodges a malfeasance complaint against the PM with the anti-corruption agency. He alleges unfair treatment and vows to fight. Tension… Read More ›

Big cabinet reshuffle talks confirmed by the PM after Songkran visit to Thonburi to meet Thaksin at home

Big cabinet reshuffle talks confirmed by the PM after Songkran visit to Thonburi to meet Thaksin at home

April 16, 2024

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Major cabinet reshuffle talks confirmed by PM Srettha Thavisin after a Songkran visit to former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in Thonburi. Several ministers, including the… Read More ›

Tyrant of Nay Pyi Taw’s days are numbered as Karen soldiers burn the hated Myanmar flag in Myawaddy

Tyrant of Nay Pyi Taw’s days are numbered as Karen soldiers burn the hated Myanmar flag in Myawaddy

April 15, 2024

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Junta regime on the brink. Karen soldiers lower and burn the Myanmar flag in Myawaddy, dealing a major blow to General Min Aung Hlaing, the… Read More ›

Central bank holds interest rates. Economy will grow 2.6% in 2024 as Srettha pushes home ownership

Central bank holds interest rates. Economy will grow 2.6% in 2024 as Srettha pushes home ownership

April 13, 2024

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

Bank of Thailand holds interest rates at 2.5%. It projects 2.6% growth in 2024 with the economy gaining momentum. However, the Monetary Policy Committee again… Read More ›

Lethal Cadmium linked to a shift in dangerous e-waste recycling from China to Thailand since 2017

Lethal Cadmium linked to a shift in dangerous e-waste recycling from China to Thailand since 2017

April 10, 2024

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

Thailand’s toxicity crisis is linked to the shift of e-waste processors to the kingdom. Cadmium scare shocks Thailand with health fears for workers in Samut… Read More ›

Central bank rate call a minor issue compared to the surge in fiscal spending and deficit planned in 2025

Central bank rate call a minor issue compared to the surge in fiscal spending and deficit planned in 2025

April 9, 2024

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

Economic turmoil in the offing with Srettha Thavisin’s plan for a fiscal spending surge amid discord with the central bank and uneasy capital markets. As… Read More ›

Crumbling Burmese junta sends a plane to Tak to rescue retreating soldiers. They failed to show up as rebels advance

Crumbling Burmese junta sends a plane to Tak to rescue retreating soldiers. They failed to show up as rebels advance

April 8, 2024

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Myanmar junta sends a rescue plane to Tak but fails as soldiers don’t arrive. Signs of the regime’s collapse evident as rebels gain ground. Move… Read More ›

Big Joke urged to resign by pundit Jatuporn Prompan after arrest warrant and guilty finding by PM’s panel

Big Joke urged to resign by pundit Jatuporn Prompan after arrest warrant and guilty finding by PM’s panel

April 6, 2024

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

Big Joke urged to resign amid scandal that has enveloped him. Pundit Jatuporn Prompan advises a career shift after preliminary guilty finding by the PM’s… Read More ›

Deputy PM Anutin urges Phuket officials to get tough with foreign offenders. Time to be less considerate

Deputy PM Anutin urges Phuket officials to get tough with foreign offenders. Time to be less considerate

April 4, 2024

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

Minister of the Interior Anutin expresses fury at foreign misconduct in Phuket. Calls for firmness and less leniency. The senior government minister calls for a… Read More ›

Cannabis law emerges as a big political threat to the coalition judging by what happened in 2022 revolt

Cannabis law emerges as a big political threat to the coalition judging by what happened in 2022 revolt

April 3, 2024

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

Coalition rift appears over draft cannabis law. PM’s scathing remarks on cannabis and the industry surrounding it have sparked tension. Prime Minister’s position on cannabis… Read More ›