Thailand

7 young men accused of raping a schoolgirl in Northeastern Thailand behind bars as police investigate

7 young men accused of raping a schoolgirl in Northeastern Thailand behind bars as police investigate

January 11, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Some of the suspects are juveniles and were held by Thai police pending a medical report. One Thai wife defends her husband who is accused… Read More ›

Foreigners and tourists lodge a huge number of complaints to police relating to Thai taxi cabs

Foreigners and tourists lodge a huge number of complaints to police relating to Thai taxi cabs

January 10, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s tourist police release a report showing over 12,600 complaints were received. The biggest problems is taxi drivers refusing fares which is illegal under Thai… Read More ›

Prison guard gets life for attempted murder as Thai top brass crack down on prison corruption and ill discipline

Prison guard gets life for attempted murder as Thai top brass crack down on prison corruption and ill discipline

January 10, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

A Thai prison officer has been jailed for life for attempted murder and others dismissed for failure to comply with a new strict code of… Read More ›

Police arrest an American Thai international school teacher after raid on Bangkok cannabis factory

Police arrest an American Thai international school teacher after raid on Bangkok cannabis factory

January 9, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Raid is the second in five weeks on a commercial cannabis factory. Thailand has recently legalised cannabis for medical use but strictly under the control… Read More ›

Being a doctor is the top choice for Thai children as a digital revolution and new future dawns for workers

Being a doctor is the top choice for Thai children as a digital revolution and new future dawns for workers

January 8, 2019

Culture, Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A huge survey carried out by the Thai office of the giant worldwide temp and recruitment firm, Adecco, has revealed that young Thai minds are preparing… Read More ›

Thai man massacred his Thai wife’s family and his own children because he felt unwelcome at party

Thai man massacred his Thai wife’s family and his own children because he felt unwelcome at party

January 8, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The bizarre and tragic massacre on what should have been a celebratory occasion shows an underlying problem in Thailand where men resort to lethal violence… Read More ›

Thai workers need a 2019 raise but most importantly a successful election outcome and stability

Thai workers need a 2019 raise but most importantly a successful election outcome and stability

January 7, 2019

Economy, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Thai workers need a wage hike as many work overtime or hold two jobs to care for their families. The flexibility of the Thai workforce… Read More ›

Election commission has not set election date – it awaits royal decree from the Thai government to act

Election commission has not set election date – it awaits royal decree from the Thai government to act

January 6, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A date for the general election has not yet been set under Thailand’s strict constitutional laws. The election commission must set the date within days… Read More ›

Thai Muslim political party calls for improved ties with Saudi Arabia damaged by 1989 jewel theft

Thai Muslim political party calls for improved ties with Saudi Arabia damaged by 1989 jewel theft

January 5, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

New Thai political party for Muslims wants to forge closer links between Thailand and the Islamic world. Veteran politician and leader Pichet Sathirachawala, wants to see… Read More ›

Thailand jails more women than any other country in the world over pink yaba pills and ongoing drug arrests

Thailand jails more women than any other country in the world over pink yaba pills and ongoing drug arrests

January 4, 2019

Crime, Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The speed at which Thailand’s prisons are becoming more and more overcrowded and the alarming increase in the incarceration rate of Thai women is pushing… Read More ›

Election date due shortly but postponement expected as Democrat Party rejects Pheu Thai coalition offer

Election date due shortly but postponement expected as Democrat Party rejects Pheu Thai coalition offer

January 3, 2019

Politics, Thailand:

Democrat Party leader suggested that any coalition deal would need a broad consensus as he rejected an approach from the former, governing Pheu Thai Party.… Read More ›

Thai man burns down his family home: Thailand’s drugs problem is still a very real threat to society

Thai man burns down his family home: Thailand’s drugs problem is still a very real threat to society

January 2, 2019

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The effects of illegal drugs, including addiction, mental aberration and psychosis are real and cannot be ignored even though the some drugs such as cannabis,… Read More ›

Thailand’s Monarch wishes Nation a Happy New Year as coronation is announced for May with a parade

Thailand’s Monarch wishes Nation a Happy New Year as coronation is announced for May with a parade

January 2, 2019

Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The coronation date has been announced in Thailand for the new Thai monarch, King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who assumed the throne in October 2016 with the… Read More ›

Thailand’s political parties talking a coalition deal with reports of a short poll postponement due to logistics

Thailand’s political parties talking a coalition deal with reports of a short poll postponement due to logistics

January 1, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The official date for the general election is set to be announced within days with talk of a short postponement to allow political party logos… Read More ›

Lift scare in Bangkok for end of season party goers highlights the danger of overloaded elevators

Lift scare in Bangkok for end of season party goers highlights the danger of overloaded elevators

December 31, 2018

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Nine young Thai adults had a dreadful experience this weekend when what should have been an end of year celebration turned into a more than… Read More ›

Diamond heist thief was a failed Chanthaburi businessman with a chronic gambling habit and debts

Diamond heist thief was a failed Chanthaburi businessman with a chronic gambling habit and debts

December 30, 2018

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Man was a respected jeweler and figure in the diamond trading business until he lost his business to a chronic gambling habit and love of… Read More ›

Record year for Thai tourism but not so good for Thailand’s bar girls and luxury hotels as market has changed

Record year for Thai tourism but not so good for Thailand’s bar girls and luxury hotels as market has changed

December 29, 2018

Culture, Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Reports of empty go go bars and bored, Thai bar girls improvising Christmas parties, while tourist numbers are at an all time high, shows things… Read More ›

Thai police arrest army Lieutenant in Buriram province for Christmas Eve armed bank robbery of ฿1 million

Thai police arrest army Lieutenant in Buriram province for Christmas Eve armed bank robbery of ฿1 million

December 28, 2018

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

This week saw a number of bizarre crimes in Thailand including an armed robbery on a Krungthai Bank branch in Buriram province, carried out by… Read More ›

Thailand and Bangkok market for condos adjusting to a slackening of demand – prices still ticking up

Thailand and Bangkok market for condos adjusting to a slackening of demand – prices still ticking up

December 27, 2018

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Developers of condominiums in Bangkok are adjusting their sights to the higher end of the market and more niche offerings as sales rates and price… Read More ›

Thailand’s PM under fire from former cabinet colleague as he steers the country towards a critical election

Thailand’s PM under fire from former cabinet colleague as he steers the country towards a critical election

December 26, 2018

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The strongest criticism yet directed at the Thai Prime Minister as he is reported to be calculating a move into politics. The extraordinary strict new… Read More ›