Thailand

Businessman bailed after spooking a nervous public in Bangkok on Friday with live gunfire to relieve his stress

Businessman bailed after spooking a nervous public in Bangkok on Friday with live gunfire to relieve his stress

February 16, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand is still deeply unsettled and shocked by the massacre in Korat last weekend. On Valentine’s Day, a businessman whose trade has slumped and whose… Read More ›

UK teacher trying to raise cash to avoid jail in Thailand after a motorbike accident in Uttaradit

UK teacher trying to raise cash to avoid jail in Thailand after a motorbike accident in Uttaradit

February 15, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

54-year Clive Everall went to the funeral of the deceased man and hugged family members. Told by police that it was an accident and that… Read More ›

Norwegian claims he’s not guilty of murder and vows not to return to Thailand to face revised charges

Norwegian claims he’s not guilty of murder and vows not to return to Thailand to face revised charges

February 15, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

54-year-old Roger Bullman became emotional when he discussed the plight of the son of the UK man he killed in a violent struggle as well… Read More ›

Thai man maddened by drink and love burns down his home and is taken away by police laughing

Thai man maddened by drink and love burns down his home and is taken away by police laughing

February 14, 2020

Crime, Culture, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

Jenro Deena was maddened by the effects of alcohol and the refusal of his 19-year-old girlfriend Supaporn Nunil to return home this week from her… Read More ›

Tourism minister gets real about tourism – arrivals down by 50%, pushes late night opening hours

Tourism minister gets real about tourism – arrivals down by 50%, pushes late night opening hours

February 14, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The comments for Minster Phiphat come as the world has been shocked with higher numbers of deaths and infections emerging from China. The coronavirus has… Read More ›

Bombshell from China as deaths and infections surge linked with a lack of test kits in ravaged Hubei province 

Bombshell from China as deaths and infections surge linked with a lack of test kits in ravaged Hubei province 

February 13, 2020

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

Experts in China interpret the news as a sign that the Chinese leadership is drawing a line under the panic and confusion in the battle… Read More ›

Pattaya police probe death of a western man in his 50s found at sea with an 8 kg rock tied to his neck

Pattaya police probe death of a western man in his 50s found at sea with an 8 kg rock tied to his neck

February 13, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The gruesome discovery as made off Ko Lan which lies 7.5 km offshore from Pattaya and is a popular excursion spot for visitors with its… Read More ›

UK man deported from Thailand tested in the UK for the coronavirus after collapsing in Oxfordshire prison

UK man deported from Thailand tested in the UK for the coronavirus after collapsing in Oxfordshire prison

February 12, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thailand’s Director-General of the Corrections Department Naras Savestanan is adamant that the UK man was deported from Thailand in a healthy condition on January 27th… Read More ›

Thailand awaits Chinese recovery as oil shoots up amid hopes that the crisis may be over by April this year

Thailand awaits Chinese recovery as oil shoots up amid hopes that the crisis may be over by April this year

February 12, 2020

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

Ship at sea: On Wednesday, the Thai Marine Department said it had not been approached by the US ship Westerdam to dock in Thailand following… Read More ›

Army chief offers changes and an apology after Saturday’s murderous rage by a rogue soldier over a deal 

Army chief offers changes and an apology after Saturday’s murderous rage by a rogue soldier over a deal 

February 11, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The apology and briefing by the army chief were frank and informative. General Apirat appeared at times to have a strained voice and shed tears… Read More ›

54-year-old woman battered to death by drug-addicted son as neighbours feared to intervene

54-year-old woman battered to death by drug-addicted son as neighbours feared to intervene

February 11, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A 54-year-old woman in Kanchanaburi province found murdered beside her bed at 30 minutes past midnight on Sunday morning had phoned her husband at work… Read More ›

Massacre in Nakhon Ratchasima on Saturday has added to Thailand’s woes and public insecurity 

Massacre in Nakhon Ratchasima on Saturday has added to Thailand’s woes and public insecurity 

February 10, 2020

Crime, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

On Sunday while in Nakhon Ratchasima, the PM accepted that lax military security had been a contributing factor to the extent of the carnage inflicted… Read More ›

Boat smash in Phuket leaves two Russian children, a boy and girl, dead with 22 tourists hospitalised

Boat smash in Phuket leaves two Russian children, a boy and girl, dead with 22 tourists hospitalised

February 10, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

22 people taken to 4 different hospitals in Phuket with 15 treated at the site for minor injuries. Police investigation underway according to the marine… Read More ›

Compensation prioritised for victims of rogue soldier’s deadly attack in Nakhon Ratchasima on Saturday

Compensation prioritised for victims of rogue soldier’s deadly attack in Nakhon Ratchasima on Saturday

February 9, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police and security services have revealed that the initial focus of security operations on Saturday night was the evacuation of the public after the shopping… Read More ›

Parliament to meet on Thursday to reapprove the 2020 budget and send it to the Senate for approval

Parliament to meet on Thursday to reapprove the 2020 budget and send it to the Senate for approval

February 9, 2020

Economy, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

On Friday, the ex-Democrat MP who exposed the proxy voting in the House of Representatives welcomed the court’s decision and also suggested that the MPs… Read More ›

32 year old rogue soldier who attacked Shopping Centre in Korat is killed in ferocious 9 am shootout

32 year old rogue soldier who attacked Shopping Centre in Korat is killed in ferocious 9 am shootout

February 9, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The army killer’s mother was brought to the shopping centre. The woman was seen in tears and as she was being escorted to a car… Read More ›

Crazed Thai soldier kills 20 and takes hostages in Nakhon Ratchasima – horror scenes broadcast on Facebook

Crazed Thai soldier kills 20 and takes hostages in Nakhon Ratchasima – horror scenes broadcast on Facebook

February 8, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, Media, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The Commander of the Second Army Region Lieutenant General Thanya Kriatisarn has confirmed that the rogue soldier, named by police as Sergeant MajorJakapanth Thomma, killed… Read More ›

Health Minister in an outburst against western foreigners as 7 more are infected by the coronavirus

Health Minister in an outburst against western foreigners as 7 more are infected by the coronavirus

February 8, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

In a statement last night, the minister appeared to target one western foreigner who refused his offer of a free face mask and said that… Read More ›

80% of China’s economy remains shutdown as Thai Deputy PM warns of another economic storm

80% of China’s economy remains shutdown as Thai Deputy PM warns of another economic storm

February 7, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The war being fought by Chinese authorities right now is of deep concern to the wider world and particularly Thailand. China is caught between the… Read More ›

Austrian dies in falls from the 12th floor in Phuket. Death of 3 Austrian nationals within 48 hours

Austrian dies in falls from the 12th floor in Phuket. Death of 3 Austrian nationals within 48 hours

February 7, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Austrians Michael Bank De and Hei Delin De, both in their fifties, died instantly on Tuesday when their motorbike hit a pickup head-on while travelling… Read More ›