Thailand

Calls for a wider probe into oil smuggler Joe Pattani, the owner of the pirate boats that escaped last week

Calls for a wider probe into oil smuggler Joe Pattani, the owner of the pirate boats that escaped last week

June 16, 2024

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Marine police have located three pirate oil smuggling vessels that escaped from Sattahip Marine Police Pier last week. The spotlight is now on smuggling kingpin… Read More ›

Tourist authority offers help to FTI  tourists left stranded in Thailand after tour firm collapse in Germany

Tourist authority offers help to FTI  tourists left stranded in Thailand after tour firm collapse in Germany

June 16, 2024

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Thai hotels and tourism firms were shocked by the June 3rd collapse of German travel giant FTI, responsible for 100,000 bookings last year. Amid reports… Read More ›

Pattaya fears massive oil slick may be linked to escaped pirate vessels with 330,000 litres of fuel aboard

Pattaya fears massive oil slick may be linked to escaped pirate vessels with 330,000 litres of fuel aboard

June 15, 2024

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Three pirate oil smuggling vessels, owned by southern pirate chief Joe Pattani, vanished with 330,000 litres of oil, potentially causing an oil slick off Pattaya.… Read More ›

Maris at BRICS Summit in Russia insists unaligned Thailand is friends with all despite 1954 US pact

Maris at BRICS Summit in Russia insists unaligned Thailand is friends with all despite 1954 US pact

June 15, 2024

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Thai Foreign Minister Maris Sangiampongsa at a BRICS Summit in Russia this week insisted Thailand remains unaligned despite applying to join BRICS alongside Russia and… Read More ›

Former Scottish football star jailed for sexual abuse of a girl in Chonburi after his 2023 arrest in Edinburgh

Former Scottish football star jailed for sexual abuse of a girl in Chonburi after his 2023 arrest in Edinburgh

June 14, 2024

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Judge John McCormick told Ian Heddle on Tuesday his status had changed after his guilty pleas to the court. Consequently, he was remanded in prison… Read More ›

Crackdown on pet outlets as Bangkok Governor warns any new Chatuchak centre must meet standards

Crackdown on pet outlets as Bangkok Governor warns any new Chatuchak centre must meet standards

June 14, 2024

Living, Thailand:

Governor Sittipunt mandates strict standards for any new Chatuchak pet centre after a fire kills 5,000 animals. With a July 15 deadline, city officials intensify… Read More ›

Thailand’s EV car vision buckles as World markets and canny drivers at home take stock of what is on offer

Thailand’s EV car vision buckles as World markets and canny drivers at home take stock of what is on offer

June 13, 2024

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Thailand’s ambitious EV industry plan faces challenges as Western markets and local consumers show tepid interest. May EV sales dropped 1.5% year-on-year, as traditional car… Read More ›

Thailand’s political crisis rolls onto June 18th with the Constitutional Court ready to make Senate call on legal problems

Thailand’s political crisis rolls onto June 18th with the Constitutional Court ready to make Senate call on legal problems

June 13, 2024

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Constitutional Court to review evidence on PM’s tenure, Move Forward Party’s fate on June 18th. A  vote is scheduled on acknowledged Senate election issues. Former… Read More ›

Police swoop after undercover officer exposes underage sex activities linked to High-School students in Bangkok

Police swoop after undercover officer exposes underage sex activities linked to High-School students in Bangkok

June 12, 2024

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Two suspects, a middle-aged man and a woman, were arrested on Tuesday night. It came as police units closed down an underage sex den in… Read More ›

PM Srettha blames stock market fall on politics but the trend is linked to fundamental economic decline

PM Srettha blames stock market fall on politics but the trend is linked to fundamental economic decline

June 12, 2024

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

PM Srettha points to political instability for a 16% stock market plunge. Analysts say Thailand’s faltering economy, declining manufacturing and lack of foreign investment are… Read More ›

Anguish felt worldwide as thousands of animals and other species perish in Chatuchak centre blaze 

Anguish felt worldwide as thousands of animals and other species perish in Chatuchak centre blaze 

June 11, 2024

Living, Thailand:

A fire at the controversial Bangkok wildlife market early Tuesday has caused global sorrow. Thousands of species, including dogs, cats, birds and monkeys, perished. City… Read More ›

Romeo caught smartly by Phetchaburi police for road murder while romancing another woman at dinner

Romeo caught smartly by Phetchaburi police for road murder while romancing another woman at dinner

June 11, 2024

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Thai police swiftly arrested Anuwat Pimmat, 21, for murder, body concealment and theft after he strangled Benjarat Choeijan, 21, during a quarrel on a road… Read More ›

Government targets failing manufacturing base with a carbon tax on output to fight climate change crisis

Government targets failing manufacturing base with a carbon tax on output to fight climate change crisis

June 10, 2024

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Thailand’s manufacturing base is crumbling due to rising costs, loss of competitiveness and technological changes. This week, the government announced a carbon tax on industrial… Read More ›

American drowned when swept out to sea at Nai Harn Beach in Phuket while swimming with his family

American drowned when swept out to sea at Nai Harn Beach in Phuket while swimming with his family

June 10, 2024

Living, Thailand:

Fears rise as 49-year-old James Everett DuBois, swept out to sea on Sunday, is presumed drowned after a frantic three-hour search by divers and rescuers… Read More ›

How to buy Property in Thailand. Expert guidance on doing it right from a team of top legal practitioners

How to buy Property in Thailand. Expert guidance on doing it right from a team of top legal practitioners

June 10, 2024

Economy, Living, PR News, Thailand:

A quick step-by-step guide into the dos and don’ts of property ownership in Thailand for foreigners prepared by your friends at Siam Legal so you… Read More ›

Move Forward draws fire from Royalist leader for claiming there is no legal case for its dissolution which is expected

Move Forward draws fire from Royalist leader for claiming there is no legal case for its dissolution which is expected

June 9, 2024

Living, Politics, Thailand:

The Move Forward Party’s Pita Limjaroenrat defies the Constitutional Court and sparks Royalist fury. Claims no legal basis for the party’s dissolution. Election Commission blasted… Read More ›

Myanmar Junta meltdown threatens to end Bangkok’s condominium sales boom as Kyat currency fails

Myanmar Junta meltdown threatens to end Bangkok’s condominium sales boom as Kyat currency fails

June 9, 2024

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Myanmar’s junta faces financial collapse with the kyat plummeting. Remittances are halved while hyperinflation surges. Junta crackdown targets funds flowing to Bangkok’s hot condo market,… Read More ›

Free-to-air Euro 2024 on Thai TVs set to boost the country’s economy and foreign tourism efforts

Free-to-air Euro 2024 on Thai TVs set to boost the country’s economy and foreign tourism efforts

June 8, 2024

Economy, Living, Media, Thailand:

Thailand’s private sector and government promise free-to-air coverage of the Euro 2024 tournament. This move, driven by football’s growing popularity, aims to benefit bars, hostelries… Read More ›

Bangkok police searching for a Chinese tourist who was the subject of a ฿25 million ransom demand

Bangkok police searching for a Chinese tourist who was the subject of a ฿25 million ransom demand

June 8, 2024

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Bangkok police urgently search for Ms Lu Xinlei , 27 after her father in Shanghai received a shocking ฿25 million ransom demand for her safe… Read More ›

Murder accused was before the courts in May on rape charges. His latest victim was a prosecution witness

Murder accused was before the courts in May on rape charges. His latest victim was a prosecution witness

June 7, 2024

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Harrowing and disturbing case of the brutal murder of a beautiful 18-year-old university student by her boyfriend. However, it appears that the couple were both… Read More ›