Thailand

New Air Canada link from Vancouver to Bangkok an aviation first, will boost American arrivals

New Air Canada link from Vancouver to Bangkok an aviation first, will boost American arrivals

December 4, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Direct 13-hour flight from Vancouver to Bangkok is a first for Air Canada and Thailand which is trying to regain its position as a power… Read More ›

Chinese-controlled Thai language schools used by criminal network to obtain visas for associates

Chinese-controlled Thai language schools used by criminal network to obtain visas for associates

December 3, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Already police have confirmed that ฿4 billion in assets have been frozen as a result of the investigation which was sparked by a huge drugs… Read More ›

Even as the baht surges, Thailand faces economic recession in mid-2023 with lower earnings

Even as the baht surges, Thailand faces economic recession in mid-2023 with lower earnings

December 1, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

KKP Research, the research arm of Kiatnakin Phatra Bank in Bangkok is predicting the Thai economy to enter recession in the opening quarter of 2023… Read More ›

Court decision on electoral law is a big boost for Pheu Thai Party as Prayut remains tight-lipped

Court decision on electoral law is a big boost for Pheu Thai Party as Prayut remains tight-lipped

November 30, 2022

Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Wednesday’s court decision sets the stage for a General Election in 2023 which will be fought with a fairer, easier-to-understand and more transparent voting and… Read More ›

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

Crime, Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

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 ›

Foreign tourism is Thailand’s only hope in 2023 as exports dim with hard times seen in key markets

Foreign tourism is Thailand’s only hope in 2023 as exports dim with hard times seen in key markets

November 28, 2022

Economy, Thailand:

The Economic Intelligence Centre (EIC), the research arm of Siam Commercial Bank has forecast growth of 3.4% in 2023 compared to similar projections for 2022.… 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

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

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 ›

Police and drug control agency act to seize assets of Chinese drug kingpin ‘Du Hao’ and his police officer wife

Police and drug control agency act to seize assets of Chinese drug kingpin ‘Du Hao’ and his police officer wife

November 26, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

It was initially reported that the alleged gangster had flown out of Thailand on the same jet seized on Saturday but this theory was overturned… 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

Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

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 ›

Arrest and detention of alleged Chinese crime boss puts political pressure on Palang Pracharat Party

Arrest and detention of alleged Chinese crime boss puts political pressure on Palang Pracharat Party

November 25, 2022

Crime, Culture, Politics, Thailand:

Before the court proceedings, on Wednesday, a frank and open press conference given by General Surachate Hakparn was attended by former Bangkok political and underworld… 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

Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

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 ›

Narathiwat bomb explosion leaves one senior police officer dead. PM demands tighter security

Narathiwat bomb explosion leaves one senior police officer dead. PM demands tighter security

November 22, 2022

Crime, Living, Thailand:

The bomb went off at approximately 12.40 pm on Tuesday opposite a local school in the centre of Narathiwat at a police housing complex. The… 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

Crime, Living, Thailand:

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 ›

Central bank boss worried about General Election political promises and rising geopolitical threats

Central bank boss worried about General Election political promises and rising geopolitical threats

November 20, 2022

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The bank is confident that Thailand’s economy will grow at not less than 3% in 2023 and has projected 3.8%. Meanwhile, a key monetary policy… 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

Culture, Economy, Media, Politics, Thailand:

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 ›

Surat Thani governor promises review after body of missing French tourist is found on a mountain

Surat Thani governor promises review after body of missing French tourist is found on a mountain

November 18, 2022

Living, Thailand:

Rescue officials and police obtained the cooperation of a friend of Mr Tizzlano’s in Krabi who he is believed to have spoken to by mobile… 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

Culture, Economy, Politics, Thailand:

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 ›

Pattani bombs put Thai security agencies on alert as they gear up for APEC Summit in Bangkok 

Pattani bombs put Thai security agencies on alert as they gear up for APEC Summit in Bangkok 

November 16, 2022

Crime, Culture, Media, Politics, Thailand:

Deputy Prime Minister issued a new order to Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) in the South and other agencies to step up already heightened vigilance… 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

Culture, Economy, Living, Thailand:

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 ›

Net set to widen on Chinese money gangs, top police officer warns of powerful financial interests

Net set to widen on Chinese money gangs, top police officer warns of powerful financial interests

November 14, 2022

Crime, Culture, Thailand:

General Surachate Hakparn or ‘Big Joke’ underlined that police do not fear being sued by the criminal gangs but said that they had to approach… Read More ›