Thailand

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, 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 ›

Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha reinstated by the Thai Constitutional Court in a majority verdict

Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha reinstated by the Thai Constitutional Court in a majority verdict

September 30, 2022

Culture, Politics, Thailand:

The court took the middle course of three options with dates ranging from 2022 to 2027. The verdict means that Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha… 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, Living, 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 ›

Baht slide continues as Bank of Thailand sticks to its dovish and soft approach to interest rates

Baht slide continues as Bank of Thailand sticks to its dovish and soft approach to interest rates

September 28, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Bank of Thailand sticks to its guns and holds off on higher rate rises to protect the country’s economic recovery pushing the baht into a… 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, Living, 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 ›

Choppy waters for the economy as central bank tries to cling to its benign interest rate policy

Choppy waters for the economy as central bank tries to cling to its benign interest rate policy

September 26, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

All eyes will be on the Bank of Thailand’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting on Wednesday when it will be under pressure to go beyond a… 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, Living, 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 ›

Shock police probe into drug dealing and money laundering linked with Myanmar to strain ties

Shock police probe into drug dealing and money laundering linked with Myanmar to strain ties

September 24, 2022

Crime, Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The arrest of Dr Tun Min Latt who is at the heart of a vast conglomerate with extensive links to Myanmar’s ruling junta on suspicion… Read More ›

Thailand to scrap all emergency provisions as it seeks to boost a very fragile economic recovery

Thailand to scrap all emergency provisions as it seeks to boost a very fragile economic recovery

September 22, 2022

Culture, Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Move to scrap the Emergency Decree and the last of the entry criteria for incoming travellers is coming at a time when the full extent… Read More ›

Prawit stuns the cabinet demanding a ฿35 to the dollar rate and action from the Finance Minister to stop the slide

Prawit stuns the cabinet demanding a ฿35 to the dollar rate and action from the Finance Minister to stop the slide

September 21, 2022

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Baht’s depreciation is now being driven by a wider difference between interest rates in the United States and Thailand which had gone beyond a critical… Read More ›

Thailand turns to Russia as foreign tourist revenue is projected to be only 21% of 2019 record figure

Thailand turns to Russia as foreign tourist revenue is projected to be only 21% of 2019 record figure

September 20, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Plans to fly in Russian tourists via charter flights come as European countries have begun to block citizens of the Russian Federation due to the… Read More ›

Freak death of Kyrgyz woman in Pattaya linked to Chinese gang who forced her into prostitution

Freak death of Kyrgyz woman in Pattaya linked to Chinese gang who forced her into prostitution

September 19, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

The story of Anara Seitaleva shines a light on the shady world of transnational human trafficking linked with Thailand’s sex industry. It also raises questions… Read More ›

Drugs to be an election issue as Anutin digs in insisting that attitudes must change on cannabis

Drugs to be an election issue as Anutin digs in insisting that attitudes must change on cannabis

September 18, 2022

Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Clash of outlook and culture over Cannabis will now define the Bhumjaithai Party in the months running up to a General Election in Thailand. Aside… Read More ›

Former PM Thaksin slams modest minimum wage hike of 5%, calls for ฿800 a day rate over 2 terms

Former PM Thaksin slams modest minimum wage hike of 5%, calls for ฿800 a day rate over 2 terms

September 16, 2022

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Slow and fragile recovery is being seen which is driven by boosted consumer confidence in Thailand despite inflation and an effective haircut in real wages.… Read More ›

Democrat MPs challenge cannabis free for all linking it with a highly damaging drug culture

Democrat MPs challenge cannabis free for all linking it with a highly damaging drug culture

September 15, 2022

Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Wednesday’s ultimatum by Democrat Party MPs to the government and the Bhumjaithai Party attempts to call a halt to a rolling process which has led… Read More ›

Murder and rape suspected in Rayong after body of a 19-year-old woman was found in a local pond

Murder and rape suspected in Rayong after body of a 19-year-old woman was found in a local pond

September 13, 2022

Crime, Culture, Thailand:

Hours after the murder investigation commenced on Tuesday morning when the body was removed from the scene for an autopsy and the husband of the… Read More ›

Myanmar’s junta crumbles along with Russia’s war in Ukraine as US progresses in the Indo Pacific

Myanmar’s junta crumbles along with Russia’s war in Ukraine as US progresses in the Indo Pacific

September 12, 2022

Economy, Media, Thailand:

Russia’s attempts to pivot to Asia were greeted politely and initially with interest up to this point by nervous Southeast Asian countries anxious for another… Read More ›

Krabi residents urge General Prawit to crack down on drugs as national poll gives him a thumbs down

Krabi residents urge General Prawit to crack down on drugs as national poll gives him a thumbs down

September 12, 2022

Crime, Living, Politics, Thailand:

National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) opinion poll on Sunday shows that more than 63% of people are not satisfied with the acting PM’s performance… Read More ›

Airline boss pleads with government to delay the Thailand Tourism Fee (TTF) due later this year

Airline boss pleads with government to delay the Thailand Tourism Fee (TTF) due later this year

September 10, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Key consideration now according to Tony Fernandes is the momentum of growing numbers which generates income for the economy including taxes for the government. Mr… Read More ›

King Charles III to be acclaimed as the World comes to terms with the loss of Queen Elizabeth II

King Charles III to be acclaimed as the World comes to terms with the loss of Queen Elizabeth II

September 9, 2022

Culture, Living, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Change of era: for 90% of the world’s population there has never been any other Queen of England, a key figure in news events and… Read More ›