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Offenders tagged for up to 10 years after release as young girls are 31% of females abused annually

Offenders tagged for up to 10 years after release as young girls are 31% of females abused annually

November 29, 2022

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New law, championed by Minister of Justice Somsak Thepsutin will come into effect on January 23rd next and is designed to help police deal with… Read More ›

Police investigate after baby boy found discarded in a plastic bag amid a rubbish heap in Pattaya 

Police investigate after baby boy found discarded in a plastic bag amid a rubbish heap in Pattaya 

November 27, 2022

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Police believe that CCTV footage retrieved from the building from where a 17-year-old girl was rescued while bleeding heavily may link her with the abandoned… Read More ›

Constitutional Court voting decision a watershed moment for Thai politics says top Pheu Thai MP and whip

Constitutional Court voting decision a watershed moment for Thai politics says top Pheu Thai MP and whip

November 25, 2022

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The Pheu Thai Party won zero party list seats in the 2019 General Election with 21.9% of the vote, seats that ultimately, due to the… Read More ›

Cannabis revolution targeted as MPs and public confront the Bhumjaithai Party’s populist gambit on pot

Cannabis revolution targeted as MPs and public confront the Bhumjaithai Party’s populist gambit on pot

November 24, 2022

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What MPs have described as a ‘distorted’ marijuana bill which was supposed to control the recreational use of the drug has instead provided a framework… Read More ›

Chuvit claims Chinese gangster billionaire may be still at large in Thailand as is his executive jet

Chuvit claims Chinese gangster billionaire may be still at large in Thailand as is his executive jet

November 21, 2022

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The former candidate for Governor of Bangkok, underworld figure and massage parlour boss has emerged as an unlikely campaigner against huge flows of corrupt money… Read More ›

Thailand looking at new modular US nuclear reactors as a future sustainable power source

Thailand looking at new modular US nuclear reactors as a future sustainable power source

November 19, 2022

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Successful summit was wrapped up by Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha in Bangkok on Saturday as he handed over the baton to the US… Read More ›

President Xi Jinping touches down in Bangkok for APEC Summit hosted by Thailand, PM at the airport

President Xi Jinping touches down in Bangkok for APEC Summit hosted by Thailand, PM at the airport

November 17, 2022

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National Police Commissioner General Damrongsak Kittiprapat has implored the public in Bangkok to assist the police in carrying out the mammoth security operation for the… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand moves against cash and the US dollar in a plan to reduce circulating bank notes in half by 2026

Bank of Thailand moves against cash and the US dollar in a plan to reduce circulating bank notes in half by 2026

November 15, 2022

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The new policy to halve the amount of cash in circulation by 2026 comes as the Bank of Thailand joined four other Southeast Asian central… Read More ›

PM supports stronger ASEAN-US partnership to tackle emerging crises in the region and globally 

PM supports stronger ASEAN-US partnership to tackle emerging crises in the region and globally 

November 13, 2022

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The Thai Prime Minister’s support for the Quad defence initiative between the United States, Japan, India and Australia, seen as a bulwark against China, as… Read More ›

Election laws to be decided by court on November 30th after Prayut plays his best political hand to win power

Election laws to be decided by court on November 30th after Prayut plays his best political hand to win power

November 11, 2022

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Thailand is expected to move faster towards a 2023 General Election after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit ends on the 19th of November next… Read More ›

World Cup all set to be available on free-to-air TV in a vital boost to the foreign tourism industry

World Cup all set to be available on free-to-air TV in a vital boost to the foreign tourism industry

November 9, 2022

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The US dollar has fallen by 3.7% against the baht in the last 3 weeks as the number of foreign tourists entering the country is… Read More ›

Land for foreign high flyers plan to be axed by cabinet as new 10-year visa draws a pretty mild response

Land for foreign high flyers plan to be axed by cabinet as new 10-year visa draws a pretty mild response

November 7, 2022

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Minister of the Interior General Anupong argues that there are other options for foreigners seeking to acquire property in Thailand and that the new 10-year… Read More ›

Emergency Room admissions for cannabis up 566% as parties call for it to again be criminalised

Emergency Room admissions for cannabis up 566% as parties call for it to again be criminalised

November 5, 2022

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Spat between deputy prime ministers Anutin Charnvirakul and Jurin Laksanawisit over the issue as tensions mount. The Democrat Party and the opposition are adamant that… Read More ›

Police unearth huge new threat from Chinese drug cartels with ฿300 million seized in Bangkok

Police unearth huge new threat from Chinese drug cartels with ฿300 million seized in Bangkok

November 3, 2022

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Police on Thursday at the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) headquarters in Bangkok revealed that huge amounts of drug money from Chinese criminal cartels linked… Read More ›

Anger grows over land for foreigners plan as ex-MP says Thais may face a ban in upmarket areas

Anger grows over land for foreigners plan as ex-MP says Thais may face a ban in upmarket areas

November 1, 2022

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Land purchase programme under the new long-term visa is now being backpedalled by the government with Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, on Tuesday, saying it… Read More ›

Prayut’s sadness at Seoul Halloween horror as similar party is to go ahead in Bangkok on Monday

Prayut’s sadness at Seoul Halloween horror as similar party is to go ahead in Bangkok on Monday

October 30, 2022

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Organisers of the Khao San Road Halloween Party are still going ahead on Monday night with the annual spectacular which in the past year has… Read More ›

Pheu Thai opposes land for foreigners as industry leader warns of abuse from Chinese speculators 

Pheu Thai opposes land for foreigners as industry leader warns of abuse from Chinese speculators 

October 29, 2022

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The government has been left reeling as opposition to its property for wealthy foreigners regulation rises with fears of abuses by wealthy Chinese investors as… Read More ›

Thai Economy to grow

Full steam ahead: Thailand’s economy on course for steady GDP growth in 2023 despite headwinds

October 28, 2022

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The prospects for growth in 2023 will be driven primarily by foreign tourism with over 21 million tourists expected to arrive. The real problem that… Read More ›

Chinese links to nightlife underworld and police collusion being investigated in drugs crackdown

Chinese links to nightlife underworld and police collusion being investigated in drugs crackdown

October 27, 2022

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Police seized ฿1.3 million in cash from two safes while they failed to open four others at a completely unlicensed Chinese-run high-end nightlife complex in… Read More ›

Cabinet approves land rights for rich foreigners as Thailand ramps up inward investment in 2022

Cabinet approves land rights for rich foreigners as Thailand ramps up inward investment in 2022

October 26, 2022

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha upbeat about the kingdom’s prospects as inward investment from foreign firms for the first 9 months showed a 57% improvement… Read More ›