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Policeman on the run after gunning down 32 year old at a music bar in southern Trang province

Policeman on the run after gunning down 32 year old at a music bar in southern Trang province

October 25, 2022

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

The perpetrator, known as ‘Sergeant Bird’ is a member of the Trang Special Operations Unit or SWAT team in Trang and is understood to have… Read More ›

Thailand feels the pinch of lower tourism earnings as second ex-minister queries economic data

Thailand feels the pinch of lower tourism earnings as second ex-minister queries economic data

October 24, 2022

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

Former Deputy Minister of Labour warns that a continuation of the current trend with twin deficits would be bad news for the kingdom. Thailand’s Foreign… Read More ›

Fears for Russian tourist, a top business executive, gone missing from Naithon Beach in Phuket

Fears for Russian tourist, a top business executive, gone missing from Naithon Beach in Phuket

October 23, 2022

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Police have not ruled out that the woman may have been attacked for her personal belongings but it is also feared she may have had… Read More ›

MP seeks probe into Thursday’s NBTC decision not to block the $7.5 billion DTAC True merger

MP seeks probe into Thursday’s NBTC decision not to block the $7.5 billion DTAC True merger

October 22, 2022

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

The decision on Thursday by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) not to block the huge merger between two key players in the Thai… Read More ›

Police chief vows swift action against Provincial Police chief suspected of assisting drug gangs in Narathiwat

Police chief vows swift action against Provincial Police chief suspected of assisting drug gangs in Narathiwat

October 21, 2022

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

General Damrongsak Kittiprapaton, on Thursday, removed the police chief in the southern province under Section 63 of the new National Police Act. The allegations against… Read More ›

Truss resigns as UK Prime Minister, the shortest-lived and most disastrous tenure in office ever

Truss resigns as UK Prime Minister, the shortest-lived and most disastrous tenure in office ever

October 20, 2022

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

Her replacement is expected to be unveiled in a week. Former chancellor Rishi Sunak is thought to be a key contender as is Penny Mordaunt… Read More ›

Travel to Thailand rebounding despite inflation and higher fares, now nearly 2 million a month

Travel to Thailand rebounding despite inflation and higher fares, now nearly 2 million a month

October 20, 2022

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

An 80% rise in energy costs in the United Kingdom and similar rises in Europe with inflation at a 40-year high may well be good… Read More ›

Manhunt: Renegade drug dealing soldier has broken out of a military prison in Lampang province

Manhunt: Renegade drug dealing soldier has broken out of a military prison in Lampang province

October 19, 2022

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

The soldier has a history of illegal activity, being arrested on October 6th last year and was the subject of a military arrest warrant when… Read More ›

French tourists held in Ko Samui cells after vicious assault left Thai man needing emergency brain surgery

French tourists held in Ko Samui cells after vicious assault left Thai man needing emergency brain surgery

October 18, 2022

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

It is not clear how this case will proceed as the victim is not yet out of danger and still unconscious while the two French… Read More ›

Drugs showdown in the works bound to prompt memories of decisive 2003 crackdown by Thaksin government

Drugs showdown in the works bound to prompt memories of decisive 2003 crackdown by Thaksin government

October 17, 2022

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

The current campaign as well as being a response to Nong Bua Lamphu also comes after demands from other provinces around the country including Krabi… Read More ›

Pheu Thai looking at property developer tycoon Srettha for PM role after next General Election

Pheu Thai looking at property developer tycoon Srettha for PM role after next General Election

October 16, 2022

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

The speculation about who may lead a Pheu Thai government comes with the party doing well in opinion polls and after it unveiled a radical… Read More ›

Chinese President Xi Jinping may be the star attraction at Thailand’s APEC summit next month with Putin

Chinese President Xi Jinping may be the star attraction at Thailand’s APEC summit next month with Putin

October 13, 2022

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

It is understood that Thailand’s leadership is disappointed that US President Joe Biden will not attend the summit in Bangkok due to the planned wedding… Read More ›

CNN reporters leave Thailand after being cleared of trespass but fined for illegally working on a tourist visa

CNN reporters leave Thailand after being cleared of trespass but fined for illegally working on a tourist visa

October 10, 2022

Crime, Culture, Foreigners, Living, Media, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Tensions and feelings are running high over the kingdom’s worst mass massacre. A senior police officer was summarily removed from his post on Monday after… Read More ›

King and Queen support bereaved families of victims of the country’s worst mass murder in on Thursday

King and Queen support bereaved families of victims of the country’s worst mass murder in on Thursday

October 8, 2022

Crime, Culture, Foreigners, Living, Media, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

King spoke movingly to parents of the bereaved gathered on Friday night on the first floor of Nong Bua Lamphu Hospital, the day after Thailand’s… Read More ›

Warning to central bank to preserve Thai foreign exchange reserves for a brewing 2023 economic storm 

Warning to central bank to preserve Thai foreign exchange reserves for a brewing 2023 economic storm 

October 6, 2022

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

Many analysts believe that there is a strong geopolitical impetus in the current policy being pursued by the Federal Reserve in Washington DC which may… Read More ›

China moves to censor top western banks as its economy tanks before Communist Party summit

China moves to censor top western banks as its economy tanks before Communist Party summit

October 4, 2022

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

For Thailand, the downturn in China has direct implications in terms of economic growth and also the value of the Thai baht which, in the… Read More ›

New police chief is installed to lead the kingdom’s battle against crime, begins with illegal guns online

New police chief is installed to lead the kingdom’s battle against crime, begins with illegal guns online

October 1, 2022

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

Touching ceremony at Royal Thai Police headquarters sees power transferred from one police chief to the next. General Damrongsak Kittiprapat takes up the role as… Read More ›

Intimidated Russian couple ask Royal Thai police to join Thailand’s Witness Protection Programme in Ko Samui

Intimidated Russian couple ask Royal Thai police to join Thailand’s Witness Protection Programme in Ko Samui

September 29, 2022

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

Ongoing investigation in Ko Samui but the arrested suspect brought from Chonburi is reported to be tight-lipped and unwilling to give police further information. The… Read More ›

Russian mafia gang extort young Russian couple out of $50k at a local coffee shop on Ko Samui

Russian mafia gang extort young Russian couple out of $50k at a local coffee shop on Ko Samui

September 28, 2022

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

Mysterious exploits of a six-member gang including Russians, Kazakh nationals and a German have been tracked by police since Monday when the disturbing case was… Read More ›

Opposition parties lose majority support since June although Paetongtarn Shinawatra still leads

Opposition parties lose majority support since June although Paetongtarn Shinawatra still leads

September 25, 2022

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

In the last week, there have been several disturbing references by senior political figures on the government side to the possibility of further extra-constitutional outcomes… Read More ›