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Mother abandons newborn baby as she felt she could not care for little boy on husband’s income

Mother abandons newborn baby as she felt she could not care for little boy on husband’s income

June 9, 2019

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Woman’s husband works away from home to find employment. His salary as a driver is just over ฿10,000 per month. The infant’s mother, after bringing… Read More ›

Wait of South African drug mule to go free coming to an end as story exposes an evil underworld

Wait of South African drug mule to go free coming to an end as story exposes an evil underworld

June 7, 2019

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The help and support given freely for years by Henk Vanstaen to South African women abused as drug mules and abandoned in Bangkok’s Lard Lao… Read More ›

Thai loan shark jailed on perjury charges after suit against borrower brings about her downfall

Thai loan shark jailed on perjury charges after suit against borrower brings about her downfall

June 6, 2019

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The Thai woman, who took out the loan from Supitcha Apichatphokhin, attempted to pay the loan back in full, nearly ten years ago but the… Read More ›

Thai smartphone users ditching Chinese firm Huawei as US China trade war opens up in tech arena

Thai smartphone users ditching Chinese firm Huawei as US China trade war opens up in tech arena

June 4, 2019

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There has been a drop in sales not only for Huawei as sales of smartphones in Thailand are now expected to decline by 4% this… Read More ›

UK man fights for his life in a northern Thai town after being targeted trying to intervene in a fight

UK man fights for his life in a northern Thai town after being targeted trying to intervene in a fight

June 2, 2019

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At first glance, the CCTV footage from the incident looks like fair game but when you look closer you can see the UK man is… Read More ›

Murder of ex cop focuses the light on his love life even though police have cleared his 5 wives as suspects

Murder of ex cop focuses the light on his love life even though police have cleared his 5 wives as suspects

June 1, 2019

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Thai police investigating the murder of a retired policeman in Nakhon Pathom on Friday believe his murder may have been linked to his money lending… Read More ›

Criminal flyer exposed by new Thai police facial scanner on Friday and arrested with $500,000 in cash

Criminal flyer exposed by new Thai police facial scanner on Friday and arrested with $500,000 in cash

May 25, 2019

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New biometric facial scanning and fingerprint technology rolled out across Thailand at 170 different locations at a cost of ฿2.1 billion. The technology is developed… Read More ›

Thai police seek extended detention for gay sex party duo as they probe the death of a teenager in G string

Thai police seek extended detention for gay sex party duo as they probe the death of a teenager in G string

May 22, 2019

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Thai police on Monday, nearly two days after the incident, reported that the evidence of both men appeared to be confused or contradictory. This prompted… Read More ›

Thailand’s high tech eastern corridor faces a shortage of skilled technology workers in the next five years

Thailand’s high tech eastern corridor faces a shortage of skilled technology workers in the next five years

May 21, 2019

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The Chairman of the Human Resource Development Centre for the Thai government’s flagship project has called for more Thai students to pursue vocational training as… Read More ›

Ping Pong the 6 year old dog who saved a Thai baby buried alive last week is a media sensation

Ping Pong the 6 year old dog who saved a Thai baby buried alive last week is a media sensation

May 20, 2019

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Thai police have revealed that the 15 year old Thai girl, the mother of the baby, has been charged with attempted murder but is being… Read More ›

Thai woman jailed awaiting sentencing after guilty verdict in sex slavery case in Australia

Thai woman jailed awaiting sentencing after guilty verdict in sex slavery case in Australia

May 18, 2019

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The Thai woman has been found guilty of controlling two other Thai women in conditions of  sex slavery in 2004 and 2005 just after both… Read More ›

PM to be elected Prime Minister under key constitutional provisions by the end of May as new era begins

PM to be elected Prime Minister under key constitutional provisions by the end of May as new era begins

May 15, 2019

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The 2017 Constitution provides for the election of a Prime Minister under Section 159 and Section 272. The charter provides for an exception within 5… Read More ›

Thai government’s new compulsory insurance may only apply to retirement visas for foreigners

Thai government’s new compulsory insurance may only apply to retirement visas for foreigners

May 14, 2019

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It needs clarification but for now, it does look like that this new regulation only applies to retirement visas for foreigners living in Thailand. The… Read More ›

Eight month old baby boy crushed by a truck after his baby walker rolled onto a South Bangkok street

Eight month old baby boy crushed by a truck after his baby walker rolled onto a South Bangkok street

May 12, 2019

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BANGKOK TRAGEDY – Lorry driver told Thai police that he was powerless to avoid the tragedy. Even as he swerved immediately, the child in his… Read More ›

Italians held in Phang Nga since April 17th last as police probe a complaint of illegal fishing within national park

Italians held in Phang Nga since April 17th last as police probe a complaint of illegal fishing within national park

May 10, 2019

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A senior police officer in Kuraburi spoke to the media this week. He confirmed that the men, together with the speed boat crew and a… Read More ›

Thai central bank boss introduces new ‘debt clinic’ as he urges action on kingdom’s high household debt

Thai central bank boss introduces new ‘debt clinic’ as he urges action on kingdom’s high household debt

May 9, 2019

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This is the second such program after the first in 2017 which saw 37,000 borrowers participate. The results were mixed. This new expanded program includes… Read More ›

Thailand is the world’s No 1 for use of social media and mobile payments to power new economy moving online

Thailand is the world’s No 1 for use of social media and mobile payments to power new economy moving online

May 7, 2019

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The Price Waterhouse Coopers survey shows Southeast Asia is the world’s most dynamic region when it comes to end users as consumers of social media… Read More ›

Friday evening horror smash in southern Thailand wipes out family riding pillion on a motorbike

Friday evening horror smash in southern Thailand wipes out family riding pillion on a motorbike

May 6, 2019

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Thai police are actively searching for the driver of the car involved in the horrific accident. The driver walked away from a blue Honda Jazz… Read More ›

Plan pushed to reopen busy rail link from Thailand to Malaysia closed 41 years ago to boost trade connectivity

Plan pushed to reopen busy rail link from Thailand to Malaysia closed 41 years ago to boost trade connectivity

May 5, 2019

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The Sungai Kolok to Tumpat rail link commenced in 1954  and connected Thailand’s Narathiwat province to the Malaysian state of Kelantan. It was closed in… Read More ›

Thai woman may have succumbed to a bite delivered by giant centipede as doctors perform an autopsy

Thai woman may have succumbed to a bite delivered by giant centipede as doctors perform an autopsy

April 30, 2019

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54 year old Thai woman was treated in hospital on Saturday and given an injection as well as medication. Complaining of severe pain and swelling,… Read More ›