Thailand

Big Joke heads to India to train as a monk after requesting leave of absence until February 9th

Big Joke heads to India to train as a monk after requesting leave of absence until February 9th

January 29, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

Moves by the Prime Minister on Friday interpreted as diffusing tensions at the top of the Royal Thai Police which was distracting from its core… Read More ›

Police arrest a motorcycle driver for murdering his next door neighbour with a loaned car on Saturday

Police arrest a motorcycle driver for murdering his next door neighbour with a loaned car on Saturday

January 28, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

Killer told police that the man’s gestures towards him including eye flashes and throwing water in his direction caused him to descend into a level… Read More ›

Elderly Hungarian arrested at Suvarnabhumi for a visa overstay offence found dead in a holding cell

Elderly Hungarian arrested at Suvarnabhumi for a visa overstay offence found dead in a holding cell

January 27, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

Investigating panel set up to investigate the incident at the airport. 60-year-old  Laszlo Balogh was found on Sunday morning having been dead for 8 hours.… Read More ›

Minister denies the government is prioritising tourism over safety tackling the Chinese corona virus

Minister denies the government is prioritising tourism over safety tackling the Chinese corona virus

January 27, 2020

Living, Politics, Thailand:

It comes as the number of deaths in China has gone past 80 with 2,744 confirmed cases. However international experts continue to be sceptical about… Read More ›

Big Joke reprimanded and deputy national police chief removed on the Prime Minister’s orders this week

Big Joke reprimanded and deputy national police chief removed on the Prime Minister’s orders this week

January 26, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

Tensions at the top of the Royal Thai Police linked to the removal last year of Immigration Bureau Chief Lieutenant General Surachate Hapkarn also known… Read More ›

Government says virus under control in Thailand but the infection rate in China is worrying medical experts

Government says virus under control in Thailand but the infection rate in China is worrying medical experts

January 26, 2020

Living, Thailand:

Thai government to decide on screening of passengers from other Chinese provinces after Hubei and Wuhan flights were all grounded. For now, Thai authorities are… Read More ›

Paranoid Swiss man died in Pattaya home fire on Thursday from prolonged smoke inhalation

Paranoid Swiss man died in Pattaya home fire on Thursday from prolonged smoke inhalation

January 26, 2020

Living, Thailand:

It is believed that the elderly man started the fire himself by leaving a gas cooker and stove on for a long period of time.… Read More ›

Retired engineer swindled out of ฿239 million by conmen who claimed to be well known, high ranking officials

Retired engineer swindled out of ฿239 million by conmen who claimed to be well known, high ranking officials

January 25, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

Five people including three men and two women were arrested ranging in ages from 24 to 59 years old. Crime Suppression Division officers presented evidence… Read More ›

Prime Minister and Budget director issue strong warning about the legally stalled 2020 budget

Prime Minister and Budget director issue strong warning about the legally stalled 2020 budget

January 24, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The Speaker of the House of Representatives sent the legal issue arising out of MPs facilitating each other on votes by using colleague’s voting cards… Read More ›

Master of lies and death, the gold shop killer’s life, actions and motives probed by police as wife flees

Master of lies and death, the gold shop killer’s life, actions and motives probed by police as wife flees

January 24, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

Police allowed the killer to be questioned briefly by the media this week by audio link. They listened as he apologised and attempted to explain… Read More ›

Decisive action ordered by Krabi governor after pack of dogs attack 7-year-old American boy on a beach

Decisive action ordered by Krabi governor after pack of dogs attack 7-year-old American boy on a beach

January 24, 2020

Living, Thailand:

A 5-year-old boy from Finland was hospitalised in a similar attack last February at a time when a number of dogs in Krabi tested positive… Read More ›

Vital ฿3.2 trillion spending bill could be sunk after former Democrat MP raises valid legal concerns 

Vital ฿3.2 trillion spending bill could be sunk after former Democrat MP raises valid legal concerns 

January 23, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has expressed concern at the development but says officials are ready to respond to keep the economy primed in this… Read More ›

Lopburi child killer is a primary school director who murdered 3 people this month just for kicks

Lopburi child killer is a primary school director who murdered 3 people this month just for kicks

January 22, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

Police officers including National Police Chief Chakthip Chaijinda were clapped and cheered by the public today as they announced not only the arrest but the… Read More ›

Young woman killed in a moment as pickup driver opens his door on a quiet Chonburi road last Friday

Young woman killed in a moment as pickup driver opens his door on a quiet Chonburi road last Friday

January 22, 2020

Living, Thailand:

A pickup truck travelling on the same Chonburi road at dusk that evening could not have stopped as the 31-year motorcycle rider fell in its… Read More ›

UK man survives vicious flu infection after emergency 5-hour surgery on his lungs at a top Bangkok hospital

UK man survives vicious flu infection after emergency 5-hour surgery on his lungs at a top Bangkok hospital

January 22, 2020

Living, Thailand:

Threat to the 32-year Manchester man brought his mother and father to Thailand when his medical condition continued to worsen after contracting a flu virus… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand relaxes property lending rules as ministers move to boost bank liquidity for firms

Bank of Thailand relaxes property lending rules as ministers move to boost bank liquidity for firms

January 21, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

Given the external factors and the relatively small size of the Thai economy, the government and economic chiefs are doing what it has to do… Read More ›

Future Forward celebrate judgment but a bigger test awaits before the court over Thanathorn loans case

Future Forward celebrate judgment but a bigger test awaits before the court over Thanathorn loans case

January 21, 2020

Politics, Thailand:

Case taken up by the court over ฿192 million in loans from Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit calls for the party’s dissolution as provided for under the Political… Read More ›

Low hanging cable on a public road swipes two female tourists from a motorbike in Kanchanaburi

Low hanging cable on a public road swipes two female tourists from a motorbike in Kanchanaburi

January 20, 2020

Living, Thailand:

The Two women from Spain and Argentina were taken to a local hospital for treatment and were fully conscious but shocked after they were swept… Read More ›

Thai health officials vigilant as they brace for Chinese New Year tourists as new virus spreads rapidly in China

Thai health officials vigilant as they brace for Chinese New Year tourists as new virus spreads rapidly in China

January 20, 2020

Living, Thailand:

Professor Neil Ferguson of Imperial College London and the MRC Centre of Global Infectious Disease Analysis has warned that the outbreak in China is probably… Read More ›

Thai King urges soldiers and police to be united and sacrifice in their commitment to serving the country

Thai King urges soldiers and police to be united and sacrifice in their commitment to serving the country

January 19, 2020

Culture, Thailand:

Ceremony and parade held at the Thai Army Cavalry Centre in Saraburi this Saturday. The first such occasion since the King’s coronation in May. The… Read More ›