Thailand

US teacher Matthew Hall extradited from Thailand in 2017 pleads guilty before a court in Alabama

US teacher Matthew Hall extradited from Thailand in 2017 pleads guilty before a court in Alabama

August 14, 2019

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

As Thai police moved to arrest and deport another American teacher with a history of sex abuse this week in the northern Thai province of… Read More ›

Patience running out for American in Chiang Mai who vandalised 3 cars but has no money to pay for damages

Patience running out for American in Chiang Mai who vandalised 3 cars but has no money to pay for damages

August 13, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai police and prosecutors are offering 34-year-old Jesse Edward Lee the opportunity to pay compensation to the victims of the crime and avoid criminal prosecution… Read More ›

Thai drug dealers go high tech with online social media accounts the key mode of distribution

Thai drug dealers go high tech with online social media accounts the key mode of distribution

August 13, 2019

Crime, Economy, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

In July, Thai police chiefs issued stern warnings to logistics and transport companies in Thailand on their role and responsibilities in combating this new and… Read More ›

Serbian President defends Yingluck’s citizenship as Thaksin tells the BBC they have Balkan friends

Serbian President defends Yingluck’s citizenship as Thaksin tells the BBC they have Balkan friends

August 12, 2019

Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Speaking to the BBC about the granting of citizenship by Serbia to his sister, Thailand’s ex-premier from 2001 to 2006 Thaksin Shinawatra, said that the… Read More ›

Poll: Public shaken by bombings as army boss says government targeted, warns of fake news threat 

Poll: Public shaken by bombings as army boss says government targeted, warns of fake news threat 

August 12, 2019

Living, Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Army leader tells Reuters that Thailand is still fighting a similar enemy as it did in the 1970s and 1980s when it defeated communist threats.… Read More ›

Aussie rap star taken in by Thai police after raid on his hotel following online posts of party drug use

Aussie rap star taken in by Thai police after raid on his hotel following online posts of party drug use

August 11, 2019

Culture, Living, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

The Aussie is believed to have been staying in Phuket and published video clips of the raid where he admitted to being afraid as Thai… Read More ›

25-year-old Thai woman in plot to murder her mother outlined by police in Bangkok last Friday

25-year-old Thai woman in plot to murder her mother outlined by police in Bangkok last Friday

August 11, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Young woman’s husband was jailed in April for possession of drugs. She confessed to police that she had hired two hitmen to kill her mother… Read More ›

French man dies on the side of a road from alcohol abuse on Ko Samui island – post mortem ordered

French man dies on the side of a road from alcohol abuse on Ko Samui island – post mortem ordered

August 10, 2019

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The 31-year French man was named by Ko Samui police as Yann Naquin. He was admitted to hospital on August 5th and diagnosed with liver… Read More ›

Economic stimulus ready for cabinet as Thailand braves a credit squeeze and reeling economy

Economic stimulus ready for cabinet as Thailand braves a credit squeeze and reeling economy

August 10, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Devaluation of the Chinese Yuan last weekend opened up a new set of challenges for Thailand and may have cemented the surprise interest rate cut… Read More ›

Luxurious interior contributed to the Lady D fire as police intially suggest the yacht was insured

Luxurious interior contributed to the Lady D fire as police intially suggest the yacht was insured

August 9, 2019

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Public meeting at Phuket Provincial Hall hears Vice Governor call for fireboats as the response to the incident exposed the weaknesses Phuket faces in relation… Read More ›

22-year-old Satun man arrested in Korat after attempting to rob two diamond rings for true love 

22-year-old Satun man arrested in Korat after attempting to rob two diamond rings for true love 

August 9, 2019

Crime, Culture, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The young man’s fantasy came crashing down as he ran headlong into a shopping mall door and was pounced upon by security officers. A senior… Read More ›

UK paedo arrested on Wednesday was living in Pattaya with a Thai wife and her daughters – held in custody

UK paedo arrested on Wednesday was living in Pattaya with a Thai wife and her daughters – held in custody

August 8, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

On Wednesday as Thai police officers arrived at the UK man’s home in the Bang Lamung area of Pattaya he happily showed them his PC… Read More ›

Fire aboard superyacht in Phuket began in the engine room. Lady D towed out to sea yesterday

Fire aboard superyacht in Phuket began in the engine room. Lady D towed out to sea yesterday

August 8, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Senior police officer told a local newspaper in Phuket that the 56metre vessel with 7 staterooms and a range of  13,000 nautical miles was full… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand cuts interest rates in a surprise move as ING Bank predicts a second later this year

Bank of Thailand cuts interest rates in a surprise move as ING Bank predicts a second later this year

August 7, 2019

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

Thailand’s export industry has been ravaged by the US-China trade war that is now threatening to provoke an economic setback. The move today could be… Read More ›

Chiang Mai Airport backpack found to contain over ฿13 million in gold. Owner left it behind at check-in desk

Chiang Mai Airport backpack found to contain over ฿13 million in gold. Owner left it behind at check-in desk

August 7, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Airport officials and police interviewed the owner of the bag when she returned at 1 pm, nearly 5 hours after the bag and its valuable… Read More ›

Fatal passenger van and bus accidents on Tuesday caused by drivers who fell asleep at the wheel in the early hours

Fatal passenger van and bus accidents on Tuesday caused by drivers who fell asleep at the wheel in the early hours

August 7, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

There is a pattern to fatal bus accidents in Thailand, it is this: sleep deprivation and drugs both driven by overworked drivers. On Tuesday morning… Read More ›

Rapid progress being made on Bangkok bomb probe with 9 suspects already being held by police

Rapid progress being made on Bangkok bomb probe with 9 suspects already being held by police

August 6, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Police have identified a house used by the attackers in Pathum Thani and have questioned taxi drivers who ferried some of the bombers to and… Read More ›

Thai woman dies from a female mosquito bite as deaths and infections from dengue spike

Thai woman dies from a female mosquito bite as deaths and infections from dengue spike

August 6, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Doctors in Si Sa Ket and Ubon Ratchatani took action weeks ago and changed the medication for malaria sufferers after recovery rates dipped below World… Read More ›

Senior Thai minister calls for weaker baht and a target value of ฿32 against the dollar at Bangkok forum meeting

Senior Thai minister calls for weaker baht and a target value of ฿32 against the dollar at Bangkok forum meeting

August 5, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Media, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Moodys upgrade of the Thai government’s ratings and that of Thai banks last month underlines the country’s strong fundamentals which before July’s central bank… Read More ›

Chinese pickpockets staying in hostels as backpacker visitors targeting tourists in Bangkok 

Chinese pickpockets staying in hostels as backpacker visitors targeting tourists in Bangkok 

August 5, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

At the end of July, the tourist police force in Bangkok began a training programme for volunteers to work with existing officers on the streets… Read More ›