Thailand

Loud noises spark the demise of a senior police officer from Lampang who came to Bangkok for a loan

Loud noises spark the demise of a senior police officer from Lampang who came to Bangkok for a loan

July 15, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police officer involved in Friday’s drama was being treated in Chiang Mai for depression and is now being investigated by police authorities there. Separately on… Read More ›

Bangkok’s BTS stations in emergency engineering probe following concrete slab fall last week

Bangkok’s BTS stations in emergency engineering probe following concrete slab fall last week

July 15, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Nearly 100 engineers and 16 cranes were involved in the three-day process which finishes up on Monday. On Friday, a leading Thai engineer warned that… Read More ›

All eyes on the Thai baht’s value this week as the Bank of Thailand acts against speculation in the currency

All eyes on the Thai baht’s value this week as the Bank of Thailand acts against speculation in the currency

July 14, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Left unchecked with the probability at this stage of some interest rate cut the United States, the strength of the Thai baht will only grow.… Read More ›

UK Thai TV star faces legal battle to get custody of her baby daughter after midday snatch in Phuket

UK Thai TV star faces legal battle to get custody of her baby daughter after midday snatch in Phuket

July 14, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

UK tabloids have been reporting the story of the baby’s abduction in Phuket as Thai police investigate a complaint filed by her mother. On Friday,… Read More ›

American man and Thai wife arrested for selling ‘ice’ in Pattaya after police swooped on Bang Lamung condo

American man and Thai wife arrested for selling ‘ice’ in Pattaya after police swooped on Bang Lamung condo

July 13, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

39-year-old Bart Allen Helmus and his Thai wife, 30-year-old Sirinapa Wisetrit were arrested after they sold 10 grams of crystal ‘ice’ to undercover police. The… Read More ›

Thailand’s tourism industry finds itself in stormy weather as a falloff in visitors spooks trade

Thailand’s tourism industry finds itself in stormy weather as a falloff in visitors spooks trade

July 13, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The strong baht and emerging competition from Cambodia and particularly Vietnam are key factors. However, some leading tourism figures also put the blame on political… Read More ›

Redshirt leader calls on supporters to be patient as he predicts the new government will be short-lived

Redshirt leader calls on supporters to be patient as he predicts the new government will be short-lived

July 12, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The redshirt leader and former MP, Jatuporn Promphan, was jailed for defamation of ex-premier Abhisit Vejjajiva in 2017. He struck a pragmatic and responsible tone… Read More ›

Thai man sentenced to death for the Ko Si Chang murder of German woman Miriam Beelte in April

Thai man sentenced to death for the Ko Si Chang murder of German woman Miriam Beelte in April

July 12, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The Thai court found that it could not mitigate the sentence imposed on the Ronnakorn Romruen who worked cleaning the local beaches. It said that… Read More ›

Begpacking is shameless behaviour that is outlawed in Thailand and poisons goodwill between cultures

Begpacking is shameless behaviour that is outlawed in Thailand and poisons goodwill between cultures

July 11, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The sort of tourists and visitors that Thailand could do without. Cheap, ignorant and entitled begpackers from wealthy western countries are increasingly targeting Thailand as… Read More ›

New Thai cabinet attains royal approval as military rule is dismantled in Thailand by orders

New Thai cabinet attains royal approval as military rule is dismantled in Thailand by orders

July 11, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Civil rights groups are pointing to the retention of some provisions allowing for individuals to be detained for 7 days by security forces for questioning… Read More ›

Online porn star is in serious legal trouble as Thai police link her to car fraud and gambling as well

Online porn star is in serious legal trouble as Thai police link her to car fraud and gambling as well

July 10, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Porn star Nong Am was arrested by Thai police at her home in the Charoen area of Bangkok on Friday. The 32-year-old is reported to… Read More ›

World Bank fears political problems in Thailand as it still eyes 3.5% growth for 2019 in latest bulletin

World Bank fears political problems in Thailand as it still eyes 3.5% growth for 2019 in latest bulletin

July 9, 2019

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

Thai government’s public expenditure programme will have a significant bearing on the economy this year says the World Bank. The Secretary-General for Thailand’s Eastern Economic… Read More ›

Nigerian and Thai wife arrested by police after online romance fraud costs woman ฿1.5 million

Nigerian and Thai wife arrested by police after online romance fraud costs woman ฿1.5 million

July 8, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai woman transferred the money in the hope of gaining access to ฿15 million in an approved loan from the World Bank arranged by a… Read More ›

Wife and mother from Northern Ireland flies to Thailand after tragic death of her husband

Wife and mother from Northern Ireland flies to Thailand after tragic death of her husband

July 7, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Urgent calls for more information on the danger of riptides on Phuket beaches: Some locals in Phuket have criticised the lack of lifeguards and the… Read More ›

German and Swede nabbed in raids by Thai police as authorities call time on paradise for fraudsters

German and Swede nabbed in raids by Thai police as authorities call time on paradise for fraudsters

July 6, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Swedish man who came to Thailand with ฿50 million knew it was the end when he saw the handcuffs. This week, it was the same… Read More ›

Senior bank figure suggests an interest rate cut in Thailand can not be ruled out to tackle economy

Senior bank figure suggests an interest rate cut in Thailand can not be ruled out to tackle economy

July 5, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The underlying financial good health of Thailand’s currency and a continued flight of capital into the country will pose a growing dilemma for the soon… Read More ›

Mother cradled daughter’s head after crocodiles ate her as family crocodile farm is to be sold, father takes blame

Mother cradled daughter’s head after crocodiles ate her as family crocodile farm is to be sold, father takes blame

July 5, 2019

Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Rom Roath, a 35-year-old crocodile farmer arrived home on Sunday to his wife and two infant children at the family farm in Siem Reap. He… Read More ›

New Thai cabinet finalised as government set for July launch, PM to retain old hands at the helm

New Thai cabinet finalised as government set for July launch, PM to retain old hands at the helm

July 4, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Legal expert and government insider Wissanu Krea-ngam this week refused to comment on how long the new government would last but compared it to an… Read More ›

TV interest in German man on the run led to him being exposed in June as Thai police pulled his file

TV interest in German man on the run led to him being exposed in June as Thai police pulled his file

July 3, 2019

Crime, Culture, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

German man Maximilian Fernsebner was only arrested after two days hiding in a local creek where he used a straw to submerge himself in water… Read More ›

Filming of Fast and Furious movie begins in Krabi in what will be a big boost to the local economy

Filming of Fast and Furious movie begins in Krabi in what will be a big boost to the local economy

July 3, 2019

Culture, Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Hollywood movie stars Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez released a short video clip after the first day’s filming was completed. Both celebrated the long-lived franchise,… Read More ›