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Pheu Thai calls for a landslide win but a crisis is a rising prospect if new voting laws flounder in parliament

Pheu Thai calls for a landslide win but a crisis is a rising prospect if new voting laws flounder in parliament

April 24, 2022

Culture, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Failure to pass two laws amending the country’s voting process is not only a possibility but also very much fraught with danger, one that is… Read More ›

Good economic news, test now is how to emerge from stagflation with large price shock looming as inflation rises

Good economic news, test now is how to emerge from stagflation with large price shock looming as inflation rises

April 23, 2022

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All to play for as the economy looks set to achieve significant growth this year. The key variable is the price of oil which has… Read More ›

Elite Thai police units arrest Ukrainian tax evaders living in Phuket after raiding their luxury villa

Elite Thai police units arrest Ukrainian tax evaders living in Phuket after raiding their luxury villa

April 21, 2022

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The operation on Tuesday was launched by units of the Crime Suppression Division (CSD), Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) and the Hanuman task force in liaison… Read More ›

Decision time on plans to ease further restrictions on foreign tourists with strong conflicting views at this time

Decision time on plans to ease further restrictions on foreign tourists with strong conflicting views at this time

April 18, 2022

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Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul on Monday was more cautious when he confirmed that the government was moving towards endemic status but stressed that… Read More ›

Thai Me too moment as top party leader to face sex charges as women come forward with reports

Thai Me too moment as top party leader to face sex charges as women come forward with reports

April 16, 2022

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

On Friday, one 30-year-old woman, Hathairat ‘Ann’ Thanakitamnuay or Anna Vidhyaphum, the wife of former Democrat Party turned street protester and political activist, Tanat Thanakitamnuay… Read More ›

Minister proposes that vaccinated tourists fly in without notice from May 1st to boost the economy

Minister proposes that vaccinated tourists fly in without notice from May 1st to boost the economy

April 14, 2022

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Thailand’s foreign tourism industry is not expected to make a full recovery until 2026 according to Bank of Thailand Governor Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput as the Asia… Read More ›

Defiant Thanathorn vows to prove his innocence after being charged with Lèse-majesté offence in Bangkok 

Defiant Thanathorn vows to prove his innocence after being charged with Lèse-majesté offence in Bangkok 

April 12, 2022

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

The latest charges against Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, a key political activist and opponent of the government, have been anticipated for some time ever since the Prime… Read More ›

Teenage love plot sees 53-year-old woman knifed to death near Bangkok by her daughter’s young lover

Teenage love plot sees 53-year-old woman knifed to death near Bangkok by her daughter’s young lover

April 9, 2022

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Horrible twist of the knife as teenage girl orchestrated the brutal and cruel murder of her own mother, all because of teenage love. Police in… Read More ›

Stalled Chinese submarine shines light on Rolls Royce firm supplying engines to China’s military

Stalled Chinese submarine shines light on Rolls Royce firm supplying engines to China’s military

April 7, 2022

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

The spotlight on Thailand’s submarine deal with China is also linked to the altered geopolitical environment after the Russian invasion of Ukraine with heightened sensitivity… Read More ›

Poll supports retention of the one ballot election process which would torpedo Pheu Thai landslide hopes

Poll supports retention of the one ballot election process which would torpedo Pheu Thai landslide hopes

April 4, 2022

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

The developments over the last week including a key committee vote in parliament on March 28th not to allow synchronised numbering for parties and candidates… Read More ›

Prolonged Ukraine war to see Thai inflation at 6.3%, a stalled economy and a possible downgrade

Prolonged Ukraine war to see Thai inflation at 6.3%, a stalled economy and a possible downgrade

April 2, 2022

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Vice President at Siam Commercial Bank Yanyong Thaicharoen shared an economic assessment from the bank’s Economic Intelligence Centre this week. He predicted growth this year… Read More ›

Thai planners prepare to let the baht ‘swing’ in a move to boost growth via tourism and exports at this time

Thai planners prepare to let the baht ‘swing’ in a move to boost growth via tourism and exports at this time

March 29, 2022

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Top university boss predicts that, technically, Thailand has already entered into a period of 1970s stagflation as he lowered the economic growth projection for the… Read More ›

Minister says Thailand Pass could be gone by June 1st, but suggests the retention of a test on arrival

Minister says Thailand Pass could be gone by June 1st, but suggests the retention of a test on arrival

March 26, 2022

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Comments by Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports on Thursday to industry representatives of the Association of Thai Travel Agents, while appearing to be positive… Read More ›

Travel sector calls for endemic status, scrapping of Thailand Pass and full normality on entry to the country

Travel sector calls for endemic status, scrapping of Thailand Pass and full normality on entry to the country

March 23, 2022

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Industry leaders from the Federation of Thai Industries to the Thai Chamber of Commerce have urged the government to expedite the plan to declare the… Read More ›

Advertising income from foreign internet firms boosts Thailand’s coffers as oil prices recede

Advertising income from foreign internet firms boosts Thailand’s coffers as oil prices recede

March 20, 2022

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

Electricity prices to rise to ฿4 a unit from May as government plans a new series of supports for families in its effort to raise… Read More ›

General Election could be called by the PM before the end of May according to political insiders

General Election could be called by the PM before the end of May according to political insiders

March 19, 2022

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MP and New Democratic Party leader, Suritan Pichan, predicts that General Prayut will dissolve the House of Representatives before it reconvenes on May 22nd next… Read More ›

A second war raging in Myanmar unlike anything seen since World War Two with over 12,000 dead

A second war raging in Myanmar unlike anything seen since World War Two with over 12,000 dead

March 16, 2022

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

On Tuesday, the Information and Investment ministries in Nay Pyi Taw put forward a cross border trading scheme for use by Thai firms using the… Read More ›

Police charges against top cop’s Porsche driving son at the centre of fatal Bangkok car accident

Police charges against top cop’s Porsche driving son at the centre of fatal Bangkok car accident

March 13, 2022

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29-year-old Mr Pornmet Songmetta reportedly works with the family firm Absolute Clean Energy, a Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) listed electricity distribution firm which operates… Read More ›

Thai tourism emphasises its neutrality in the Ukraine war, calls for a review of payment systems

Thai tourism emphasises its neutrality in the Ukraine war, calls for a review of payment systems

March 11, 2022

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The rising emergency and disruption to prospects for tourism come amid plummeting consumer and business confidence as the overall Thai economy has been hit with… Read More ›

Rights activist’s concern as the trial of Ferrari Joe begins in Bangkok for killing of a smalltime drugs suspect

Rights activist’s concern as the trial of Ferrari Joe begins in Bangkok for killing of a smalltime drugs suspect

March 8, 2022

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The trial comes as a new law, strengthening legal protections against torture and human rights abuses against people held in custody with more transparency provisions,… Read More ›