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Online child abuse is being exploited as a business opportunity by budding Thai porn barons

Online child abuse is being exploited as a business opportunity by budding Thai porn barons

November 25, 2019

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Thai investors had purchased the platform as a group set up in Russia and hosted on the popular Russian social network VK. The man arrested… Read More ›

Ram raider rammed back home to serve seven and a half years in prison after hiding out here

Ram raider rammed back home to serve seven and a half years in prison after hiding out here

November 24, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Dangerous British criminal living in Thailand for 18 months with a visa had committed 4 ram raids by driving powerful cars into buildings and burglarising… Read More ›

Six students cut out of passenger van smash after driver is killed on the road to Bangkok early Saturday

Six students cut out of passenger van smash after driver is killed on the road to Bangkok early Saturday

November 24, 2019

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48-year lorry driver Somthin Wilawan driver told police that he initially thought some steel rods had fallen from his vehicle and got out to discover… Read More ›

Criminal case opened into death of 7 workers in horrific Phuket building collapse on Thursday

Criminal case opened into death of 7 workers in horrific Phuket building collapse on Thursday

November 23, 2019

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The police investigation officer into the disaster Major Wuttichai Thongkaew reported that it appeared that the earth had subsided on the new ‘spread footing’ type… Read More ›

German tourist dies after rescue from the local beach in Phuket after being hit by a boat propeller

German tourist dies after rescue from the local beach in Phuket after being hit by a boat propeller

November 22, 2019

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The Deputy Superintendent of Police at Kamala station revealed that the German man was swimming outside the designated swimming area of the beach when tragedy… Read More ›

The painful tragedy of a 13-year-old Muslim girl who killed herself last Friday in Bangkok

The painful tragedy of a 13-year-old Muslim girl who killed herself last Friday in Bangkok

November 20, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

A devastating and heartbreaking tragedy for a Muslim mother in Bangkok who realised too late that her daughter was depressed, suffering and a danger to… Read More ›

Thai government to use blockchain technology in VAT refund scheme for visiting foreign tourists

Thai government to use blockchain technology in VAT refund scheme for visiting foreign tourists

November 16, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Complete revamp of the VAT refund scheme will see it now available at 8 international airports and the ceiling raised to ฿30,000. From the end… Read More ›

Police on the trail of ฿5 million taken from a Thai man’s bank account through forgery 

Police on the trail of ฿5 million taken from a Thai man’s bank account through forgery 

November 15, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Since learning of the calamity on Wednesday and reporting it to his bank and the police, the 61-year-old man named as Hieraem Ekkaphat, has had… Read More ›

Thai owned pirate movie website closed down by DSI police one of the biggest in the world 

Thai owned pirate movie website closed down by DSI police one of the biggest in the world 

November 8, 2019

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

Owner of the website which has been online since 2014 and generating ฿5 million a month in advertising revenue is a Thai national living abroad… Read More ›

American inmate in a coma after shooting himself when police surrounded him and his wife

American inmate in a coma after shooting himself when police surrounded him and his wife

November 7, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Bart Allen Helmus who when originally arrested by police last July in Pattaya was found with a gun and 200 bullets, had no intention of… Read More ›

Cambodian opposition will be denied entry into Thailand as it seeks to topple Hun Sen

Cambodian opposition will be denied entry into Thailand as it seeks to topple Hun Sen

November 6, 2019

Economy, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Key Cambodian leaders have said that they will return to Cambodia on November 9th via Thailand in recent days. Sam Rainsy, the founder of the… Read More ›

17-year-old Thai girl electrocuted by her smartphone in Chaiyaphum province last Friday

17-year-old Thai girl electrocuted by her smartphone in Chaiyaphum province last Friday

November 6, 2019

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Police investigators, however, suspect an old and repaired electric extension cable unit many had ‘leaked’ current which reached the girl’s iron bed but is keeping… Read More ›

RCEP deal agreed with India opting out, busy Bangkok ASEAN summit concludes on a low key

RCEP deal agreed with India opting out, busy Bangkok ASEAN summit concludes on a low key

November 5, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Then decisive move by Indian PM Narendra Modi to withdraw from the RCEP trade pact now clears the way for it to be signed probably… Read More ›

UK man arrested on drugs charges by CSD police in Pattaya claims ex Thai wife set him up 

UK man arrested on drugs charges by CSD police in Pattaya claims ex Thai wife set him up 

November 4, 2019

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Separately, 36-year-old Matthew Beresford, another UK man, was arrested on Sunday for supplying drugs to tourists on the island of Ko Pha Ngan. He was… Read More ›

Norwegian dies from smoke inhalation after fire erupts at 16th story Pattaya condo building

Norwegian dies from smoke inhalation after fire erupts at 16th story Pattaya condo building

November 2, 2019

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Firefighters initially had difficulty accessing the building with ladders to fight the fire but later deployed hoses and chemical extinguishers to bring the conflagration control.… Read More ›

Crazed criminal and rapist who terrorised foreign nationals on Ko Samui to feed his drug habit arrested

Crazed criminal and rapist who terrorised foreign nationals on Ko Samui to feed his drug habit arrested

November 1, 2019

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On Thursday morning, after the criminal had fled Ko Samui, police from Bo Phut police station cornered the Thai man at a girlfriend’s apartment. He… Read More ›

Chinese credit card scammer arrested in Lumpini by Thai police after complaints from banks

Chinese credit card scammer arrested in Lumpini by Thai police after complaints from banks

October 28, 2019

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Police raided the apartment of Feng Yi Sheng and found 60 counterfeit cards, 32 of which contained data from real credit cards belonging to third… Read More ›

Dutch national identified from CCTV using police biometric system after Ko Tao theft and arrested

Dutch national identified from CCTV using police biometric system after Ko Tao theft and arrested

October 27, 2019

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Police discovered that Dutchman had travelled back from Ko Tao to his Ko Samui home after the theft on October 4th. On October 8th, the… Read More ›

Two Thai women come back from the dead this month, one just minutes before her cremation

Two Thai women come back from the dead this month, one just minutes before her cremation

October 26, 2019

Culture, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

82-year-old woman Loen Chunchue told her family she was in an old city with monks and angels and did not want to return home before… Read More ›

Chemical pesticide ban will have a severe economic impact on Thailand say US officials who asked for delay

Chemical pesticide ban will have a severe economic impact on Thailand say US officials who asked for delay

October 25, 2019

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

A series of letters have emerged detailing a vigorous and comprehensive campaign by the US Department of Agriculture and embassy officials to alert the Thai… Read More ›