Thailand

Baht again being targeted by big money piling even more misery on an already crippled economy

Baht again being targeted by big money piling even more misery on an already crippled economy

June 1, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

Spike in the Thai baht has caused Bank of Thailand, Deputy Governor Mathee Supapongse to warn that the central bank will take action. He indicated… Read More ›

US is a better friend for Thailand than China says US ambassador as tensions grow between the 2 powers

US is a better friend for Thailand than China says US ambassador as tensions grow between the 2 powers

May 31, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

US ambassador Michael DeSombre raised concerns about China’s actions on the Mekong river and failure to control the flow of drug precursor substances for illicit… Read More ›

Thailand’s economy has become dependent on government expenditure to stay above water

Thailand’s economy has become dependent on government expenditure to stay above water

May 30, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

Figures show exports are down sharply with tourism halted and Thai household expenditure off by 15.1% for the first four months. The Bank of Thailand’s… Read More ›

Access to Thailand opening up. It will be cautious, quite expensive with tight regulation and ministry controls

Access to Thailand opening up. It will be cautious, quite expensive with tight regulation and ministry controls

May 29, 2020

Living, Thailand:

Good news from the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday for foreigners outside Thailand allowing work permit holders to enter immediately but subject to approval… Read More ›

Thai security chief suggests a full reopening of the kingdom to international flights from July 1st

Thai security chief suggests a full reopening of the kingdom to international flights from July 1st

May 28, 2020

Culture, Living, Thailand:

Shock announcement that international flights will fully reopen on July 1st will be welcome and good news to many foreigners with links to Thailand. Many… Read More ›

UK wife abuser arrested by Immigration Bureau police in Bangkok for attempted murder

UK wife abuser arrested by Immigration Bureau police in Bangkok for attempted murder

May 28, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

46-year old David Mitchell threw his 56-year-old wife off an 8th-floor balcony in Rayong and shockingly, appears to have fled the province after his initial… Read More ›

Thai Airways files for bankruptcy and gets court protection here as heavyweights are brought on board

Thai Airways files for bankruptcy and gets court protection here as heavyweights are brought on board

May 27, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

Thai Airways files for bankruptcy at the Central bankruptcy court in Bangkok as 4 new heavyweight directors take their seats on the board. The firm… Read More ›

Ex UK soldier flies home following rescue by a compatriot after being abused by his Thai partner’s family

Ex UK soldier flies home following rescue by a compatriot after being abused by his Thai partner’s family

May 26, 2020

Living, Thailand:

86 year old UK man only identified as Ron flew home to Britain last Sunday on an Eva Air flight. The elderly man was tearful… Read More ›

New normal for foreigners seeking access to Thailand even after flights resume if virus persists as a factor

New normal for foreigners seeking access to Thailand even after flights resume if virus persists as a factor

May 25, 2020

Economy, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Deputy Immigration Bureau Commander explains the legal and official situation for foreigners currently seeking access to Thailand. While asking for patience and cooperation at this… Read More ›

Wife confesses to affair with father in law after her husband’s body was found in Songkhla province forest

Wife confesses to affair with father in law after her husband’s body was found in Songkhla province forest

May 24, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

41-year-old man from Phatthalung province owned up to murdering his son on April 30th after a quarrel turned violent over his affair with his son’s… Read More ›

Growing concern and frustration among a large number of expats cut off from their families in Thailand

Growing concern and frustration among a large number of expats cut off from their families in Thailand

May 24, 2020

Culture, Living, Thailand:

Fears are growing that inward access to Thailand may be restricted for some time even beyond the already extended passenger flight ban until July 1st.… Read More ›

Former minister pleads not guilty to chilling abduction and murder of judge’s older brother in fraud case

Former minister pleads not guilty to chilling abduction and murder of judge’s older brother in fraud case

May 23, 2020

Crime, Politics, Thailand:

On Friday, a former minister and four codefendants pleaded not guilty while one of those charged owned up before the law to the appalling crime.… Read More ›

Thai Airways and its workers face an uncertain future as it prepares to fly into bankruptcy protection in June

Thai Airways and its workers face an uncertain future as it prepares to fly into bankruptcy protection in June

May 22, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

As Thai Airways readies itself to file for bankruptcy with mandarins at the Ministry of Transport now firmly in control, many questions remain. Not least,… Read More ›

Minister reports encouraging news as national vaccine goes forward to the next stage in trials on monkeys

Minister reports encouraging news as national vaccine goes forward to the next stage in trials on monkeys

May 21, 2020

Living, Politics, Thailand:

Tests on mice showed a high level of antibodies as the modern vaccine prototype developed by Thai scientists and medical experts moves forward to be… Read More ›

Gambling debts the motive for the armed robbery on Monday in Chiang Rai, main suspect charged in court

Gambling debts the motive for the armed robbery on Monday in Chiang Rai, main suspect charged in court

May 21, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

34-year-old Sittichok Muangma was arrested on Tuesday for the armed robbery heist on Monday morning outside the Bangkok Bank branch in Chiang Saen when he… Read More ›

86-year-old man rescued by a compatriot from a small room where he was fed on rice and water

86-year-old man rescued by a compatriot from a small room where he was fed on rice and water

May 20, 2020

Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

86-year-old ex-soldier Ron from Brighton rescued by a UK expat living in Thailand Declan Theodore after losing contact with his family at home. Mr Theodore… Read More ›

Nigerians living in limbo at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok after flights shut down in late March

Nigerians living in limbo at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok after flights shut down in late March

May 19, 2020

Living, Thailand:

Three Nigerians are living at Bangkok’s International Suvarnabhumi Airport in a no man’s land. It’s a situation similar to the 2004 Tom Hanks movie The… Read More ›

Thai Airways to file for bankruptcy in survival and restructuring plan which could still see jobs lost as it unfolds

Thai Airways to file for bankruptcy in survival and restructuring plan which could still see jobs lost as it unfolds

May 19, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

State airline is to use the bankruptcy procedures as part of a rehabilitation plan being considered by the Thai government. The cabinet made the critical… Read More ›

Chiang Rai police track 2 member snatch gang who stole over ฿1 million from co-op employee fetching cash

Chiang Rai police track 2 member snatch gang who stole over ฿1 million from co-op employee fetching cash

May 18, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

Chiang Saen police have turned to CCTV footage and patrols to find the two men who staged an armed robbery outside a bank in northern… Read More ›

Parents believe the murderer of their little girl this week in Mukdahan was a local to their rural village area

Parents believe the murderer of their little girl this week in Mukdahan was a local to their rural village area

May 18, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

40-year-old mother revealed that both and her husband believe that the killer must have known the locality as police disclose that 5 people have already… Read More ›