Thailand

Frenchman held in Bangkok for extorting money from foreigners in Pattaya claiming police links

Frenchman held in Bangkok for extorting money from foreigners in Pattaya claiming police links

February 4, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Big Joke or Deputy National Police Chief General Surachate Hakparn urged foreign residents and tourists in Thailand not to be afraid to report anyone claiming… Read More ›

Debate on legalising e-cigs in Thailand as danger to foreign tourists is made very plain this week

Debate on legalising e-cigs in Thailand as danger to foreign tourists is made very plain this week

February 3, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Recent assurance from Minister of Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn that foreign tourists cannot be arrested for using vaping devices is at odds with what… Read More ›

Burmese in Thailand take to the streets in support of the country’s democratic unity government

Burmese in Thailand take to the streets in support of the country’s democratic unity government

February 2, 2023

Thailand:

Military junta and its reviled Tatmadaw forces are losing ground in Myanmar while resorting to warfare from the air to keep their hold on power… Read More ›

Extortion of tourists over e-cigarettes sees police teams probing cases in Bangkok and Pattaya

Extortion of tourists over e-cigarettes sees police teams probing cases in Bangkok and Pattaya

February 2, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Crisis in the Royal Thai Police over the extortion of tourists is growing as a new case comes to light in Pattaya while one of… Read More ›

Former ministers rejoin the Palang Pracharat Party but there is no new economics czar Somkid

Former ministers rejoin the Palang Pracharat Party but there is no new economics czar Somkid

January 31, 2023

Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Ruling Palang Pracharat Party unveils the return of founding members and ex-ministers as General Prawit seeks to bolster it in the polls as it loses… Read More ›

Police admit bribe was paid by Taiwanese actress in Bangkok but say she should have been arrested

Police admit bribe was paid by Taiwanese actress in Bangkok but say she should have been arrested

January 30, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Commander of the Metropolitan Police Bureau Police Lieutenant General Thiti Saengsawang issued an apology to the Thai public for the failure of officers to uphold… Read More ›

Swede dies in motorbike crash after 5 days in Thailand seeking to marry his 27-year-old fiancé from Roiet

Swede dies in motorbike crash after 5 days in Thailand seeking to marry his 27-year-old fiancé from Roiet

January 29, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Police at Suvarnabhumi Police Station in Roiet are investigating the death of the Swedish man but this is just a matter of routine. It appears… Read More ›

Ung Ing says Prawit is better liked than PM Prayut with reports of the return of key ex-ministers

Ung Ing says Prawit is better liked than PM Prayut with reports of the return of key ex-ministers

January 28, 2023

Politics, Thailand:

Monday will see a return of the former economic team, including three key ministers under General Prayut, to front-line politics and the ranks of the… Read More ›

Taxi man adamant Taiwanese star in extortion case was loud and drunk on the night concerned in Bangkok

Taxi man adamant Taiwanese star in extortion case was loud and drunk on the night concerned in Bangkok

January 28, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Media, Thailand:

Police continue to investigate the incident as a direct conflict appears to have developed between the version of events of the Taiwanese actress and serving… Read More ›

Confidence and trust in Thailand damaged by Chinese VIP tourist services advertised online

Confidence and trust in Thailand damaged by Chinese VIP tourist services advertised online

January 26, 2023

Crime, Culture, Economy, Media, Politics, Thailand:

Problem facing Thai authorities relates to the new online world where discreet services can be advertised cheaply and effectively while the activities of Chinese tourists… Read More ›

FTI boss warns Thailand faces a more dangerous geopolitical world with potential Asian flashpoints

FTI boss warns Thailand faces a more dangerous geopolitical world with potential Asian flashpoints

January 25, 2023

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Thailand finds itself, at this time, in a part of the world where geopolitical tensions are rising and are already adversely affecting its economy since… Read More ›

UK diver’s death on Ko Tao resurrects myth which is harmful to efforts to promote Thailand abroad

UK diver’s death on Ko Tao resurrects myth which is harmful to efforts to promote Thailand abroad

January 24, 2023

Crime, Culture, Economy, Living, Thailand:

A long history of unfortunate deaths on a small island with a tightly knit community and a comparatively huge number of annual visitors may not… Read More ›

Whip hand with Pheu Thai to secure power in this year’s General Election despite Senate’s waning power

Whip hand with Pheu Thai to secure power in this year’s General Election despite Senate’s waning power

January 23, 2023

Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

A strong political performance is still required from the Pheu Thai Party but if it manages to secure over 200 seats in the next General… Read More ›

Fiery death of 11 in LNG-powered passenger van travelling at speed just before it crashed in flames

Fiery death of 11 in LNG-powered passenger van travelling at speed just before it crashed in flames

January 22, 2023

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Authorities in Nakhon Ratchasima are carrying out autopsies on the remains of 11 people including two children burned to death in a horrific accident on… Read More ›

Viral Chinese video says VIP arrival with a police escort can be bought when holidaying in Thailand

Viral Chinese video says VIP arrival with a police escort can be bought when holidaying in Thailand

January 21, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

This latest scandal comes with a growing web of investigations linked with ‘grey’ Chinese capital and corruption which has seen thousands of Chinese visitors in… Read More ›

Charges brought against Chinese mafia kingpin as Chuwit warns witnesses are put under pressure

Charges brought against Chinese mafia kingpin as Chuwit warns witnesses are put under pressure

January 21, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Whistleblower extraordinaire Mr Chuwit Kamolvisit is worried that the Chinese mafia in Thailand may exert its corrupt influence to unravel the complex and massive case… Read More ›

Siam Commercial Bank says it plans to open one of the first virtual banks in Thailand due in 2025

Siam Commercial Bank says it plans to open one of the first virtual banks in Thailand due in 2025

January 20, 2023

Economy, Living, Thailand:

New virtual banking services are expected to offer cheaper and more inclusive banking products to customers who are currently not catered for by the existing… Read More ›

Call for flexible visas to boost the economy as exports, output and business confidence falters

Call for flexible visas to boost the economy as exports, output and business confidence falters

January 19, 2023

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Downturn in exports and manufacturing is filtering into the wider economy while the recovery of the foreign tourism industry is still a slow and ongoing… Read More ›

Justice is meted out for ‘pretty’ woman who died in 2019 after a plot to get her drunk went wrong

Justice is meted out for ‘pretty’ woman who died in 2019 after a plot to get her drunk went wrong

January 19, 2023

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Male model must now serve eight years in prison while the host of the party in Nonthaburi and his girlfriend must serve 5 years and… Read More ›

DSI chief removed from his post as scandal over a raid on a former diplomatic residence grows

DSI chief removed from his post as scandal over a raid on a former diplomatic residence grows

January 18, 2023

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

Minister of Justice Somsak Thepsutin is believed to have acted after the position of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) chief Mr Traiyarit Temahiwong became… Read More ›