Thailand

Visa amnesty to end with 30-day extensions on application as the focus moves to long-stay visa holders

Visa amnesty to end with 30-day extensions on application as the focus moves to long-stay visa holders

September 6, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Foreign embassies will provide the required letters but only where appropriate according to the UK mission as certain financial facilities are being offered to both… Read More ›

Two Europeans to be deported after frolics under the waves video irks local people in Surat Thani

Two Europeans to be deported after frolics under the waves video irks local people in Surat Thani

September 5, 2020

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Just two days after being summoned by police, arrested and charged, the two western men must now face the collapse of their life in Thailand.… Read More ›

Defiant protest leaders opt for jail over freedom before the court in Bangkok to rally public support

Defiant protest leaders opt for jail over freedom before the court in Bangkok to rally public support

September 4, 2020

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Police at Samran Rat police station had rearrested the two key protest leaders, 35-year-old Mr Arnon Nampa and 24-year-old Panupong Jadnok for breach of their… Read More ›

Bangkok inmate tests positive for the Covid 19 virus making it the first local case in over 100 days in Thailand

Bangkok inmate tests positive for the Covid 19 virus making it the first local case in over 100 days in Thailand

September 4, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Senior health officials including the Director of the Communicable Disease Department have urged the public to be calm but also vigilant. The man was jailed… Read More ›

Fun-loving foreigners living in Ko Phangan arrested for underwater antics in a protected coastal area

Fun-loving foreigners living in Ko Phangan arrested for underwater antics in a protected coastal area

September 3, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Both foreigners are involved in the tourist industry on the island and were called to task by a local man, a conservationist and fellow diver.… Read More ›

Shock resignation of Minister of Finance a sign of more politics being demanded in government

Shock resignation of Minister of Finance a sign of more politics being demanded in government

September 2, 2020

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

The official reason for the resignation of the former Kasikorn Bank President,who was only appointed on August 6th and sworn in on August 12th, was… Read More ›

Murder charge against ‘Boss’ Yoravuth should have been weighed after mowing down policeman

Murder charge against ‘Boss’ Yoravuth should have been weighed after mowing down policeman

September 1, 2020

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

Today the investigating panel’s report was discussed by the cabinet and made public with a press conference given by Mr Vicha Mahakhun. The panel chairman… Read More ›

Red Bull scandal exposed as cabinet to discuss shocking details unearthed by inquiry panel before publication

Red Bull scandal exposed as cabinet to discuss shocking details unearthed by inquiry panel before publication

September 1, 2020

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Over the weekend, the Chairman of the panel told the press that no one person could have been responsible for the coordinated effort to have… Read More ›

Thai army strengthens security along the Burmese border to defend against super infectious strain of Covid 19

Thai army strengthens security along the Burmese border to defend against super infectious strain of Covid 19

September 1, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Checkpoints with the kingdom’s western neighbour, except for Kanchanaburi province, remain open for now but provincial authorities have been ordered by the Interior Ministry in… Read More ›

Thai Airways Airbus deal for US routes and rampant corruption to be reported to parliament by minister

Thai Airways Airbus deal for US routes and rampant corruption to be reported to parliament by minister

August 31, 2020

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

As Thai Airways awaits a ruling from the Bankruptcy Court on its proposed restructuring plan which was doggedly opposed by some creditors, the extent of… Read More ›

Tourists able to stay in Thailand for up to nine months under planned new ‘Longstay’ entry visa being proposed

Tourists able to stay in Thailand for up to nine months under planned new ‘Longstay’ entry visa being proposed

August 31, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Research conducted in Phuket has shown that European visitors to the paradise island spend more. Last year, they accounted for 17% of passengers but were… Read More ›

Protest leader torches legal notice to desist in front of a senior police chief at Samut Prakan rally on Sunday

Protest leader torches legal notice to desist in front of a senior police chief at Samut Prakan rally on Sunday

August 31, 2020

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Sunday also saw a conservative protest in Bangkok in support of the monarchy where a key leader pointed to politicians as the source of the… Read More ›

Economy to contract by 10% as Bank of Thailand helps home borrowers facing stifled incomes save interest

Economy to contract by 10% as Bank of Thailand helps home borrowers facing stifled incomes save interest

August 30, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

As the government pushes ahead urgently to reopen Thailand’s foreign tourism sector, the economy is also facing headwinds both domestically with economic consumption yet to… Read More ›

Australian and New Zealand tourists first to return to Phuket in the coming few weeks as a pilot run

Australian and New Zealand tourists first to return to Phuket in the coming few weeks as a pilot run

August 30, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thai Minister of Tourism and Sports, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, has given assurances that the reopening of Thailand to foreign tourism is going ahead. He revealed that… Read More ›

Explosive report on the Red Bull scandal exposing ‘corruption’ due at the Prime Minister’s office

Explosive report on the Red Bull scandal exposing ‘corruption’ due at the Prime Minister’s office

August 30, 2020

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

It is now clear from several panels and committees of investigation that the mishandling of the criminal case against Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya or… Read More ›

Phuket breakthrough on foreign tourism walked back on Friday by government spokeswoman

Phuket breakthrough on foreign tourism walked back on Friday by government spokeswoman

August 29, 2020

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This is despite what appeared to be support for the proposal from Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha when asked about it by reporters in Rayong… Read More ›

65-year-old man in Bangkok commits suicide over his mortgage arrears already paid off by his son

65-year-old man in Bangkok commits suicide over his mortgage arrears already paid off by his son

August 29, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The body of the 65-year-old man who suffered from diabetes was pulled from the Chao Phraya River on Thursday in what appears to be a… Read More ›

Death sentence imposed on school boss who murdered a 2-year-old boy in a gold shop robbery in January

Death sentence imposed on school boss who murdered a 2-year-old boy in a gold shop robbery in January

August 28, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The callous and egregious nature of the crime committed at the Robinsons Shopping Centre in Lopburi last January deeply shocked the public not only in… Read More ›

Broader opening of Thailand to tourists may be on but only with robust health controls says PM

Broader opening of Thailand to tourists may be on but only with robust health controls says PM

August 27, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha explains that the move to allow foreign tourists back was designed to benefit local people who work in tourism concerns… Read More ›

Facebook threatens legal action as minister forces it to block access to online anti-royalist content

Facebook threatens legal action as minister forces it to block access to online anti-royalist content

August 25, 2020

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

The spat between the government and the mighty internet giant is coming at a time of increasing political tension between the ministry and a more… Read More ›