Thailand

Economy continues to spiral downwards as the baht breaks the ฿30 barrier in the other direction

Economy continues to spiral downwards as the baht breaks the ฿30 barrier in the other direction

December 31, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The malaise in Thailand’s export and manufacturing sector is beginning to feed more and more into employment levels with a series of factory closures before… Read More ›

Man arrested for the killing of 27-year-old birthday boy while assisting a damsel in distress on the roadway

Man arrested for the killing of 27-year-old birthday boy while assisting a damsel in distress on the roadway

December 30, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

24-year-old local man arrested by police in Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat on Monday at 1 pm on a court warrant for killing… Read More ›

Rice price spike but drought conditions to recede – security concern for the Mekong river

Rice price spike but drought conditions to recede – security concern for the Mekong river

December 30, 2019

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

Last year at the height of the drought crisis, the Thai government reached out to Beijing and called in the Chinese ambassador to discuss conditions… Read More ›

Public support swings behind Thanathorn and Future Forward as the political party faces dissolution

Public support swings behind Thanathorn and Future Forward as the political party faces dissolution

December 29, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Thanathorn sent a message of thanks to all supporters of the party in 2019 in a Facebook message on Saturday. It talks of a struggle… Read More ›

Kiwi Olympic medalist arrested by immigration and deported for working without a work permit

Kiwi Olympic medalist arrested by immigration and deported for working without a work permit

December 29, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The story of 37-year-old Marc Ryan shows clearly that foreigners are dealing with a system which must be complied with to the letter of the… Read More ›

Senior police in Thong Lor removed from duty and facing charges after extortion of arrested French man

Senior police in Thong Lor removed from duty and facing charges after extortion of arrested French man

December 29, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

French man paid ฿245,000 to the girlfriend of a Thai Indian friend at his apartment after being released from custody in October to have charges… Read More ›

Chinese domination of Thailand’s e-commerce sector to grow further with the Eastern Economic Corridor

Chinese domination of Thailand’s e-commerce sector to grow further with the Eastern Economic Corridor

December 28, 2019

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand appears to have lost out in the race to find its own Jack Ma or e-commerce market leader in a market increasingly dominated by… Read More ›

Assets of brothel bosses sequestered by Thai court which deemed them illicit proceeds of vice and crime

Assets of brothel bosses sequestered by Thai court which deemed them illicit proceeds of vice and crime

December 27, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Over 4 men were sentenced to prison terms in excess of 16 years in August 2018, seven months after the raid. An investigation into the… Read More ›

Police officer charged with attempted murder after shooting a businessman guarding his mother at an ATM

Police officer charged with attempted murder after shooting a businessman guarding his mother at an ATM

December 27, 2019

Crime, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Early morning confrontation began when the policeman on a motorbike accosted the 73-year-old woman while she was conducting ATM transactions in front of a bank… Read More ›

Two Americans detained at Suvarnabhumi Airport weeks apart with a single bullet in their luggage

Two Americans detained at Suvarnabhumi Airport weeks apart with a single bullet in their luggage

December 26, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

Both men have expressed shock at being detained and claimed no knowledge of guns or ammunition. One is still in Thailand awaiting a court hearing… Read More ›

Output down by over 7% as the government opens social security to older self-employed Thais

Output down by over 7% as the government opens social security to older self-employed Thais

December 26, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

In spite of lowering factory output, exports and depressed public sentiment, the Thai state’s revenue for October and November grew by 4.6%, well ahead of… Read More ›

Police raid on Saraburi factory on Christmas Eve saw owner and henchman arrested for murder

Police raid on Saraburi factory on Christmas Eve saw owner and henchman arrested for murder

December 25, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Klinkaysorn Wongsing’s white Nissan Pulsar car emerged from the water on the 9th of December. It brought to light a murder which police now believe… Read More ›

Frenchman who founded mission to rescue abused dogs reported to Buriram police by disgruntled staff

Frenchman who founded mission to rescue abused dogs reported to Buriram police by disgruntled staff

December 25, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

Thai staff at a dog shelter have rebelled at the unorthodox methods of the French founder, 50-year-old Michael Chour. These include forcing them into dog… Read More ›

Survey says that 10% of Thai bank accounts have 93% of funds with 19% having less than ฿500

Survey says that 10% of Thai bank accounts have 93% of funds with 19% having less than ฿500

December 24, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

It comes as the Bank of Thailand Governor points to ‘disappointing’ prospects for 2020 as the bank reduced its forecast for this year and next.… Read More ›

Pattaya bar girl jumps to her death after heated row with her foreign boyfriend on her birthday

Pattaya bar girl jumps to her death after heated row with her foreign boyfriend on her birthday

December 23, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police were called to a bar where the woman, her boyfriend and family members had visited after a celebratory birthday meal. The young woman appeared… Read More ›

Thanathorn to faces protest charges brought by police and is warned against falling into a trap

Thanathorn to faces protest charges brought by police and is warned against falling into a trap

December 23, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

It comes as Thailand appears to be descending again into another round of street protest and agitation. Former protest leaders are warning Mr Thanathorn that… Read More ›

Johnson triumph watched avidly in Thailand on Friday as vote is good news for the kingdom

Johnson triumph watched avidly in Thailand on Friday as vote is good news for the kingdom

December 13, 2019

Foreigners, Media, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Results bearing the news of the historic win were watched avidly by UK expats living in Thailand and worldwide and the wider foreign expat community… Read More ›

Canadian couple free to travel home from Thailand after insurance firm Allianz confirms full coverage

Canadian couple free to travel home from Thailand after insurance firm Allianz confirms full coverage

December 13, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Medical coverage from the 30-year-old Canadian man had been queried after his medical records showed he reported to the hospital with flu-like symptoms 1 month… Read More ›

Election Commission goes to court to have Future Forward disbanded for illegal funding over ฿200 in loans

Election Commission goes to court to have Future Forward disbanded for illegal funding over ฿200 in loans

December 13, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The new blow for Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is not unexpected by nonetheless brings the blunt prospect of removing Mr Thanathorn, his key associates and his new… Read More ›

Russian tourist is bitten on Phuket’s Monkey Hill prompting a review by police of security for visitors

Russian tourist is bitten on Phuket’s Monkey Hill prompting a review by police of security for visitors

December 12, 2019

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Commander of tourist police says he has been told that there are incidents of monkey bites on Toah Sae Hill on a daily basis but… Read More ›