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Political maelstrom may be unleashed in June with potential crises brewing and coming to a climax

Political maelstrom may be unleashed in June with potential crises brewing and coming to a climax

June 7, 2024

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Political instability looms in Thailand. Senate elections face turmoil, PM’s future in jeopardy, top party dissolution imminent, and Thaksin’s potential re-jailing. June could plunge the… Read More ›

Hollywood blockbuster Jurassic World 4 with $265 million budget begins filming in Thailand next week

Hollywood blockbuster Jurassic World 4 with $265 million budget begins filming in Thailand next week

June 6, 2024

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Filming will start next week in Trang, Krabi, and Phang-nga. Directed by Gareth Edwards, this instalment promises breathtaking scenes at Ko Kradan’s Sunset Beach. The… Read More ›

Thai taxman now plans to tax foreigners on all  income whether it is remitted to the kingdom or not under global tax rule

Thai taxman now plans to tax foreigners on all  income whether it is remitted to the kingdom or not under global tax rule

June 5, 2024

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Thailand’s Revenue Department plans to tax all foreign residents on income earned globally, effective 2025. This move, aligned with OECD goals, aims to widen the… Read More ›

Lack of coherence in government policy is the root cause of Thailand’s massive economic problems

Lack of coherence in government policy is the root cause of Thailand’s massive economic problems

June 4, 2024

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Thailand’s economic decline is linked to impractical and ill-conceived policies and implementation. The latest is the BRICS gamble. Despite 1,700 factory closures in 2023, no… Read More ›

Sex fiend taken down by elite Bangkok police squad. Subjected his stepdaughter to six years of abuse

Sex fiend taken down by elite Bangkok police squad. Subjected his stepdaughter to six years of abuse

June 3, 2024

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12-year-old girl escaped her ordeal after becoming weakened and consequently being hospitalised due to one particular attack. It began in Tak province when she was… Read More ›

Cannabis slammed by top medical leaders and academics at Ministry of Public Health civil forum

Cannabis slammed by top medical leaders and academics at Ministry of Public Health civil forum

June 2, 2024

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Cannabis slammed by top medical leaders at a Ministry of Public Health forum. Costs for mental health treatment soared from ฿3.2 to ฿20 billion. Medical… Read More ›

Darkly sinister murder suspect arrested by police on Friday after a nationwide manhunt over 5 days

Darkly sinister murder suspect arrested by police on Friday after a nationwide manhunt over 5 days

June 1, 2024

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Sinister murder suspect Mr Phurinat, 28, was arrested on Friday morning after a 5-day manhunt. Identified by CCTV, he allegedly butchered 54-year-old Mr Paisan Thong-on… Read More ›

Wissanu is back in government service as the aura of political instability returned to Thailand this week

Wissanu is back in government service as the aura of political instability returned to Thailand this week

May 31, 2024

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Political turmoil and tensions resurface in Thailand. Ex-PM Thaksin faces a June 18th indictment amid doubts about his prospects for bail. In the meantime, Prime… Read More ›

Visa liberalisation measures unveiled with a DTV visa for living and working online in Thailand legally

Visa liberalisation measures unveiled with a DTV visa for living and working online in Thailand legally

May 30, 2024

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Thailand’s cabinet announced new visa measures, including the Destination Thailand Visa (DTV), allowing digital nomads to live and work in Thailand for up to 180… Read More ›

Thailand finds itself downgraded by the World Economic Forum’s Tourism index in its latest wide ranging report

Thailand finds itself downgraded by the World Economic Forum’s Tourism index in its latest wide ranging report

May 29, 2024

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Thailand’s tourism industry has taken a hit, falling behind Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia in the latest World Economic Forum report. Industry leaders demand urgent action… Read More ›

Some Expat foreign residents face a base tax bill of up to ฿71k a year and must file a return by March 2025

Some Expat foreign residents face a base tax bill of up to ฿71k a year and must file a return by March 2025

May 28, 2024

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Foreigners in Thailand must file income tax returns for 2024 by March 2025. The new regime could mean a minimum of ฿71,000 tax for some… Read More ›

Thailand flies the flag for the LGTBQ community in a divided and darkening world for many gay people

Thailand flies the flag for the LGTBQ community in a divided and darkening world for many gay people

May 27, 2024

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Thailand’s government under PM Srettha Thavisin champions LGBTQ rights with plans to host the international World Pride event in 2030. As global attitudes darken, including… Read More ›

Luxury Porsche EV car worth ฿10 million self-ignites and is destroyed in minutes at a central Bangkok dealership

Luxury Porsche EV car worth ฿10 million self-ignites and is destroyed in minutes at a central Bangkok dealership

May 25, 2024

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Luxury Porsche EV worth ฿10 million spontaneously ignites and is destroyed in central Bangkok. Firefighters controlled the blaze which erupted after it overheated. The incident… Read More ›

Disturbing questions that must be confronted over Thailand’s reeling economy are China and EV cars

Disturbing questions that must be confronted over Thailand’s reeling economy are China and EV cars

May 24, 2024

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Thailand’s manufacturing base is weakening, and competitiveness is plummeting. Key issues like the EV car gamble and economic integration with China should be dominating Monday’s… Read More ›

PM survives Constitutional Court’s call in a close run thing raising real questions over his future

PM survives Constitutional Court’s call in a close run thing raising real questions over his future

May 23, 2024

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PM Srettha Thavisin narrowly survived a Constitutional Court order to stand down but now faces a court decision over appointing a minister jailed for bribery.… Read More ›

Fears for a Thai woman gone missing in Switzerland with a US man who has a dubious history with women

Fears for a Thai woman gone missing in Switzerland with a US man who has a dubious history with women

May 22, 2024

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Concern for a Thai Woman missing in Switzerland with an American boyfriend with a sinister past. Nantiwa ‘Noon’ Saejiw vanished after moving to Switzerland. She… Read More ›

Second passenger on Singapore Airlines flight dies in hospital after Tuesday’s emergency landing incident

Second passenger on Singapore Airlines flight dies in hospital after Tuesday’s emergency landing incident

May 21, 2024

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A second passenger has died following the emergency landing of a Singapore Airlines flight in Bangkok on Tuesday. Aircraft appears to have suffered serious turbulence… Read More ›

First-quarter GDP growth surprises analysts based on higher tourism and consumer spending growth

First-quarter GDP growth surprises analysts based on higher tourism and consumer spending growth

May 20, 2024

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Thailand’s top economic agency surprises analysts with higher-than-expected quarter-one GDP growth driven by a 24.8% rise in tourism and a 6.9% spike in consumer spending.… Read More ›

PM Srettha Thavisin could be temporarily toppled from power on Thursday by the Constitutional Court

PM Srettha Thavisin could be temporarily toppled from power on Thursday by the Constitutional Court

May 19, 2024

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PM Srettha Thavisin faces temporarily being ousted. Thai Constitutional Court to decide on Thursday. Returning from his European trip, a petition from the caretaker Senate… Read More ›

Thailand reverses course on 2023 submarine decision and will now proceed with a Chinese-made engine

Thailand reverses course on 2023 submarine decision and will now proceed with a Chinese-made engine

May 18, 2024

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Thailand backs down on cancellation of the submarine contract, a cabinet decision made in 2023. Now, it agrees to proceed with the Chinese engine after… Read More ›