Thailand

Police chief reveals massive fraud on We Travel Together scheme centred on a Chaiyaphum resort

Police chief reveals massive fraud on We Travel Together scheme centred on a Chaiyaphum resort

January 28, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

Police hold a press conference at the Royal Thai Police Headquarters in Bangkok where a top Crime Suppression Division officer revealed over ฿120 million in… Read More ›

Thailand’s vaccination programme will not be complete until the end of 2022 says Health Minister Anutin

Thailand’s vaccination programme will not be complete until the end of 2022 says Health Minister Anutin

January 27, 2021

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

A Super Poll survey in recent days shows the public firmly behind the government and in stout agreement with the legal action being taken against… Read More ›

Myanmar illegal migrants to be returned home this week after detention centre protest in Ranong

Myanmar illegal migrants to be returned home this week after detention centre protest in Ranong

January 27, 2021

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Thailand is also moving to regularise the status of thousands of illegal migrant workers after the Covid-19 outbreak in Samut Sakhon exposed the danger of… Read More ›

Cabinet eases the burden on struggling firms as tourism sector warns another million jobs will go

Cabinet eases the burden on struggling firms as tourism sector warns another million jobs will go

January 27, 2021

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Cabinet decision this week on reduced social security fund contributions for firms in Thailand for February and March. It falls far short of the wish… Read More ›

Fact – only 6,556 visitors arrived in Thailand last month compared to 3.95 million in December 2019

Fact – only 6,556 visitors arrived in Thailand last month compared to 3.95 million in December 2019

January 26, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

Government battling on all fronts to tame the latest virus wave while the loss of foreign tourism income has begun to bite even harder as… Read More ›

DSI arrests: Women warned of sex trafficking snare – massage job offers abroad from prostitution ‘brokers’

DSI arrests: Women warned of sex trafficking snare – massage job offers abroad from prostitution ‘brokers’

January 26, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

A top police official at the DSI has implored anyone who knows of such job offers abroad involving ‘Thai massage’ to be suspicious and to… Read More ›

‘Lupus Taiwan’ drug fiend and K Nompong mixer arrested by police squad including the Police Chief

‘Lupus Taiwan’ drug fiend and K Nompong mixer arrested by police squad including the Police Chief

January 25, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

Since January 13th, at least 600 drug dealers have been arrested in a nationwide crackdown with large amounts of drugs seized in raids. A drug… Read More ›

Thailand is winning its second battle against Covid-19 but an economic end is out of sight amid uncertainty

Thailand is winning its second battle against Covid-19 but an economic end is out of sight amid uncertainty

January 25, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Interprovincial travel is still restricted across the country and 14 days quarantine is required for visitors from 5 highly infected provinces, namely Samut Sakhon, Rayong,… Read More ›

Young man arrested for selling macaque monkeys, captured from the wild, online in Chiang Mai

Young man arrested for selling macaque monkeys, captured from the wild, online in Chiang Mai

January 25, 2021

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Accused told investigating officers from Phrao district who raided his home and found two monkeys in a cage ready to be passed on for cash… Read More ›

US Ambassador resigns as Biden Presidency starts with growing tensions with China over Taiwan

US Ambassador resigns as Biden Presidency starts with growing tensions with China over Taiwan

January 24, 2021

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Taiwan may emerge as a significant issue over the coming months and years as aggressive military moves this week over the island have confirmed fears… Read More ›

Desperate foreign tourism business concerns are clinging to straws as they try to survive the crisis

Desperate foreign tourism business concerns are clinging to straws as they try to survive the crisis

January 24, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

Most senior officials and economists agree that vaccination programmes bringing about a return to health security is the only answer for Thailand’s tourism industry. Yet,… Read More ›

Government MP and committee Chairman to have his status reviewed by the Constitutional Court

Government MP and committee Chairman to have his status reviewed by the Constitutional Court

January 24, 2021

Crime, Politics, Thailand:

A similar move was made by the court in June last year in respect of influential Deputy Agriculture Minister Thamanat Prompow but no decision has… Read More ›

Danish man arrested, facing charges after Pattaya drug dealing sting at local hospital coffee shop

Danish man arrested, facing charges after Pattaya drug dealing sting at local hospital coffee shop

January 23, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

51-year-old Mr John Finn whose real name is Oersted Meyer Jensen was identified by police after the arrest. They have confirmed he is being charged… Read More ›

Thai bank bucks the trend as most report sharp drops in profit and a cautious outlook for 2021

Thai bank bucks the trend as most report sharp drops in profit and a cautious outlook for 2021

January 23, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

It was a rather sombre picture as Thai banks, in reports to the Stock Exchange of Thailand, reported an overall 23% drop in profits for… Read More ›

Rocky days for Thai media and ad industry as virus ravages budgets and spends with economic uncertainty

Rocky days for Thai media and ad industry as virus ravages budgets and spends with economic uncertainty

January 22, 2021

Economy, Living, Media, Thailand:

Crisis for the Thai media and ad industry existed long before the virus emerged in Wuhan as spending on media in Thailand fell inexorably from… Read More ›

Nigerian drug dealer betrayed in Phuket as local police receive tip-off that led them to his arrest

Nigerian drug dealer betrayed in Phuket as local police receive tip-off that led them to his arrest

January 22, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

26-year-old Davidsmith Chinazaekpere Ejiogo is facing legal prosecution for possession of drugs with intent to sell after being taken to Patong police station. Police in… Read More ›

US and Thai agencies forge closer ties as cabinet tackles corruption within the Royal Thai Police national ranks

US and Thai agencies forge closer ties as cabinet tackles corruption within the Royal Thai Police national ranks

January 22, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

Increasingly, the key focus of both US and Thai police agencies is the threat from the expanding cryptocurrency industry and cybercrime. A meeting this week… Read More ›

Samut Sakhon Governor in a ‘critical’ condition after developing a lung infection from Covid-19 virus

Samut Sakhon Governor in a ‘critical’ condition after developing a lung infection from Covid-19 virus

January 21, 2021

Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The 58-year-old governor has been on a ventilator for over a month and was diagnosed with Covid-19 on December 28th at Siriraj Hospital where he… Read More ›

1.5 million more in poverty as World Bank warns of political unrest and sluggish vaccination rollout

1.5 million more in poverty as World Bank warns of political unrest and sluggish vaccination rollout

January 21, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

Figures on poverty levels show an increase of 41% on those living under the breadline in Thailand by the end of 2020 with the vast… Read More ›

Thanathorn facing serious Lèse-majesté charges after Facebook broadcast on vaccination strategy

Thanathorn facing serious Lèse-majesté charges after Facebook broadcast on vaccination strategy

January 20, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Thai government and the Director of the National Vaccine Institute have hailed the AstraZeneca vaccine as the right one for Thailand and see the… Read More ›