Thailand

Virus endgame for Thailand in sight as herd immunity is credited for falling UK infection rates

Virus endgame for Thailand in sight as herd immunity is credited for falling UK infection rates

September 27, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The news from the UK comes as officials in Bangkok and Washington coordinate to allow 1 million free Pfizer doses to be flown into the… Read More ›

Public apathy towards politics as government hinges on the bond between two ex-army generals

Public apathy towards politics as government hinges on the bond between two ex-army generals

September 26, 2021

Politics, Thailand:

The latest opinion poll again shows the public are switched off politics with nearly one third expressing no preference for any leader with General Prayut… Read More ›

Thai volunteer soldier in Songkhla guns down his wife and mother in law with M16 in a jealous rage 

Thai volunteer soldier in Songkhla guns down his wife and mother in law with M16 in a jealous rage 

September 25, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

Car overturned near a local temple as the 47-year-old Ranger volunteer made his escape from the scene of a double murder. He is still on… Read More ›

Canadians highlight the confusion, expense and hurdles facing tourists visiting Thailand right now

Canadians highlight the confusion, expense and hurdles facing tourists visiting Thailand right now

September 24, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

On Monday night in Phuket, local police launched a crackdown on bars selling alcohol in Patong, a resort on the western side of the island… Read More ›

Older Thai people switching off the internet as adults score consistently higher than OECD norms

Older Thai people switching off the internet as adults score consistently higher than OECD norms

September 23, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

The survey showed that 71% of Thai teenagers aged between 15 and 16 years of age experienced anxiety at the thought of being denied internet… Read More ›

Government borrows more to bring the economy through an extended Covid 19 crisis with GDP flat

Government borrows more to bring the economy through an extended Covid 19 crisis with GDP flat

September 22, 2021

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

In the aftermath of the announcement to borrow more and further fiscal stimulus approved by the cabinet on Tuesday, Kasikorn Research Centre has pointed out… Read More ›

Drug trafficking convictions linked with Pattaya Hells Angels Biker plot quashed by Supreme Court

Drug trafficking convictions linked with Pattaya Hells Angels Biker plot quashed by Supreme Court

September 20, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

Luke Joshua Cook was arrested by police at Suvarnabhumi Airport in December 2017 with his Thai wife Kanyarat Wechapitak with whom he ran a small… Read More ›

New money for residency scheme may go live in January 2022 says government spokeswoman

New money for residency scheme may go live in January 2022 says government spokeswoman

September 19, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

There is concern the new scheme could be used as a vehicle by wealthy Chinese investors to snap up hotel and tourism industry businesses and… Read More ›

Dysfunction hits reopening of Thailand to tourism as Health Minister dismisses October 1st date

Dysfunction hits reopening of Thailand to tourism as Health Minister dismisses October 1st date

September 18, 2021

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Talk of lifting the alcohol ban on Phuket is scrapped as the island faces an escalating COVID-19 outbreak and is pursuing a third booster vaccine… Read More ›

PM battles hard to stabilise the government, now fatally weakened within and without parliament

PM battles hard to stabilise the government, now fatally weakened within and without parliament

September 17, 2021

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The latest broadside is a court order directing the National Anti-Corruption Commission to disclose a summary of its findings of an investigation into Deputy Prime… Read More ›

Bangkok reopening delayed as figures for fully vaccinated must nearly double by October 15th to go ahead

Bangkok reopening delayed as figures for fully vaccinated must nearly double by October 15th to go ahead

September 16, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

Thailand’s reopening to foreign tourism amid a continued COVID-19 outbreak is sending a signal that the government is determined to push forward on a pledge… Read More ›

New plan for the Thai economy could see an elite foreign visa scheme generate up to 6% of GDP

New plan for the Thai economy could see an elite foreign visa scheme generate up to 6% of GDP

September 15, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

The new scheme, if successful, will see Thailand charting a more innovative course to economic development which diverges from conventional thinking. The country already has… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand boss hints at a digital baht which may help revive the virus ravaged cash economy

Bank of Thailand boss hints at a digital baht which may help revive the virus ravaged cash economy

September 13, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

New digital currency will be secure but it will need to be traceable to prevent fraud while offering its users far more security. The ‘new… Read More ›

Thai PM in call for deeper ties and partnership between ASEAN bloc and China in a post-Covid era

Thai PM in call for deeper ties and partnership between ASEAN bloc and China in a post-Covid era

September 12, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

Thai premier heralds a further decade of deeper cooperation between China and the 10 member ASEAN bloc based on combating a common public health threat… Read More ›

Police probe ‘child sacrifice’ claim in case of an abducted 23-month-old little girl from a Chiang Mai village

Police probe ‘child sacrifice’ claim in case of an abducted 23-month-old little girl from a Chiang Mai village

September 11, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

The bizarre case of Nong Gina has echoes of the tragic story of little Nong Chompoo whose body was found on a mountainside in Mukdahan… Read More ›

Warning from Pattaya hotel industry boss of a Chinese takeover, loss of income to the wider Thai economy

Warning from Pattaya hotel industry boss of a Chinese takeover, loss of income to the wider Thai economy

September 11, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

The Minister of Tourism and Sports, Mr Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, last week talked of a nationwide reopening to foreign tourists without quarantine based on the kingdom… Read More ›

PM moves against cabal within Palang Pracharat behind failed heave against him – Thamanat out

PM moves against cabal within Palang Pracharat behind failed heave against him – Thamanat out

September 10, 2021

Politics, Thailand:

The aftermath of last week’s political drama may have only just begun playing out as the removal of the junior minister confirms reports that a… Read More ›

New emergency law planned as official says half the people in Bangkok may have contracted COVID

New emergency law planned as official says half the people in Bangkok may have contracted COVID

September 9, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The Thai Council of State is currently reviewing a draft public health emergency law which will come to parliament in November to replace the Emergency… Read More ›

Thailand to halt Sinovac use after October as Foreign Minister cites damage to Thai Chinese ties

Thailand to halt Sinovac use after October as Foreign Minister cites damage to Thai Chinese ties

September 7, 2021

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Deputy Director at the Department of Disease Control says Sinovac will not be ordered when stocks run out after October but said the vaccine, because… Read More ›

New normal tourism may see foreign and local tourists segregated at Pattaya tourist attractions

New normal tourism may see foreign and local tourists segregated at Pattaya tourist attractions

September 6, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

Figures from Phuket show an average spend of ฿57,949 for each visitor but nearly 50% of this went on certified accommodation and medical bills. The… Read More ›