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Driver dies, three young Danish tourists seriously injured in van accident enroute to Pai Full Moon party

Driver dies, three young Danish tourists seriously injured in van accident enroute to Pai Full Moon party

February 10, 2024

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Tragic accident in northern Thailand as van carrying Danish tourists crashes en route to Pai party. Driver killed, three seriously hurt. Concerns mount over road… Read More ›

Real danger averted in Maha Sarakham as love-sick man spurned by his wife takes hostages at school

Real danger averted in Maha Sarakham as love-sick man spurned by his wife takes hostages at school

February 9, 2024

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Maha Sarakham police officers lauded for diffusing a tense school hostage situation. A gunman, distraught over marital woes, held hostages but surrendered without harm. Police… Read More ›

Deadly danger of motorbikes in Thailand, 2 dead in 1 day while an Australian’s dreams are smashed

Deadly danger of motorbikes in Thailand, 2 dead in 1 day while an Australian’s dreams are smashed

February 8, 2024

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The danger posed by motorbikes in Thailand sees dreams crushed and lives lost every day. The situation is also an economic issue. Young Australian man… 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

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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 ›

Police arrest shocked UK man on Bangkok street. Nabbed for underage sex with a child prostitute

Police arrest shocked UK man on Bangkok street. Nabbed for underage sex with a child prostitute

February 5, 2024

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35-year-old UK national faces serious criminal charges after paying for allegedly sex with a minor. Decision taken by police to pursue people who avail of… Read More ›

Elephant pants should be a Thai success story. Instead, it is a story of economic policy failure as manufacturing slips 

Elephant pants should be a Thai success story. Instead, it is a story of economic policy failure as manufacturing slips 

February 4, 2024

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Thailand’s economic struggles take centre stage as the global success of elephant pants reveals a harsh truth – over 70% are manufactured in China. The… Read More ›

Hard-boiled Russians arrested for violent extortion deny charges. Tell police they are just normal tourists

Hard-boiled Russians arrested for violent extortion deny charges. Tell police they are just normal tourists

February 3, 2024

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Five Russian tourists arrested for allegedly abducting a Belarusian couple, extorting ฿31 million in cryptocurrency. The victims narrate a harrowing ordeal, recounting threats and violence.… Read More ›

Central Bank warns interest rates are a short-term tool. Lower borrowing rates can also have adverse consequences

Central Bank warns interest rates are a short-term tool. Lower borrowing rates can also have adverse consequences

February 2, 2024

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

Bank of Thailand cautions against interest rate cuts, highlighting short-term gains with potential long-term pitfalls. Senior Director Sakkapop Panyanukul emphasises winners and losers in the… Read More ›

Four foreigners charged after stage managed kidnap to extort funds for their lengthy holidays in Thailand

Four foreigners charged after stage managed kidnap to extort funds for their lengthy holidays in Thailand

February 1, 2024

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Bizarre Pattaya kidnap hoax collapses. UK tourist’s deception unravels with elite and heavily armed Hanuman commandos. Ian Day was arrested with accomplices at an illegal… 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

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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 ›

Dark news as Swiss husband confesses to a brutal murder. Thai Wife found with a card in her mouth – Jack of Hearts

Dark news as Swiss husband confesses to a brutal murder. Thai Wife found with a card in her mouth – Jack of Hearts

January 30, 2024

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A day of horrifying revelations, as 53-year-old Swiss husband, Mr Roland confessed to strangling his Thai wife, Orathai Posee-ngarm. The woman inherited ฿13 million in… 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

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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 ›

Big Joke says police and Thailand vindicated after German trip where sex abuser recanted his story

Big Joke says police and Thailand vindicated after German trip where sex abuser recanted his story

January 28, 2024

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Police investigation finds that the Deutsche Welles TV exposé on Pattaya underage sex arrests was unethical. No substance was found in the claims made in… Read More ›

Political shock. Activist Srisuwan arrested in police swoop, plainclothes officers at Government House

Political shock. Activist Srisuwan arrested in police swoop, plainclothes officers at Government House

January 26, 2024

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

Arrests linked to an extortion plot against a senior civil servant plunges Thai politics into turmoil, exposing connections to UTN candidates. The scandal promises aftershocks… Read More ›

Positive January tourism data with the kingdom on target to welcome 3.17 million foreign visitors

Positive January tourism data with the kingdom on target to welcome 3.17 million foreign visitors

January 25, 2024

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Visa-free regime boosts Chinese interest and sentiment, while caution arises given last year’s pattern. Russian tourists with 90-day stays contribute to the robust influx, generating… Read More ›

Pita lives to fight another day. Next week, the court decides the future of the Move Forward Party

Pita lives to fight another day. Next week, the court decides the future of the Move Forward Party

January 25, 2024

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Pita wins the case amid uncertainty. The Move Forward Party’s fate still hangs in the balance. In a landmark ruling, the Constitutional Court cleared Pita… Read More ›

Questions about the viability of Srettha’s land bridge arise despite Monday’s euphoric briefings in Ranong

Questions about the viability of Srettha’s land bridge arise despite Monday’s euphoric briefings in Ranong

January 23, 2024

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

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin returned from the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2024 energised by ambitious plans for Thailand’s future. In particular, he appears focused on… Read More ›

29-year-old turned down position as an MP and resigned from Bhumjaithai Party in a striking move

29-year-old turned down position as an MP and resigned from Bhumjaithai Party in a striking move

January 21, 2024

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

In a stunning act, 29-year-old actress and singer, Chontida Asavahame, rejects an MP seat and leaves the Bhumjaithai Party. The daughter of a powerful political… Read More ›

Central bank: the corporate bond market is sound but the economy needs long-term structural reform

Central bank: the corporate bond market is sound but the economy needs long-term structural reform

January 20, 2024

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

Bank of Thailand: The corporate bond market is strong. However, the economy needs a long-term overhaul. Rollover risks of corporate bonds downplayed. With global factors… Read More ›

Experts say Sakon Nakhon killer is sane but a severe personality disorder drove his utterly evil actions 

Experts say Sakon Nakhon killer is sane but a severe personality disorder drove his utterly evil actions 

January 19, 2024

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In a chilling incident that rocked Sakon Nakhon, a 35-year-old, dubbed ‘John Ark Iron,’ drowned his father and autistic sister in specially crafted steel coffins.… Read More ›