Thailand

Sex, drugs and alcohol as Chiang Rai party-goers arrested in the midst of the growing virus emergency

Sex, drugs and alcohol as Chiang Rai party-goers arrested in the midst of the growing virus emergency

March 29, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

CHIANG RAI: Police are investigating the source of nearly ฿237,000 found in cash at the scene and the large quantities of illegal drugs found. Police… Read More ›

Scramble to register online for state money as banks close over the weekend to defeat the virus

Scramble to register online for state money as banks close over the weekend to defeat the virus

March 28, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

BANGKOK: The Immigration Bureau opened new offices in Muang Thong Thani on the outskirts of Bangkok, this week, to cater to more foreigners seeking extensions… Read More ›

Fast turnaround at Bangkok Bank as armed robber walks out with ฿400,000 in Friday afternoon heist

Fast turnaround at Bangkok Bank as armed robber walks out with ฿400,000 in Friday afternoon heist

March 28, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

RATCHABURI: The holdup happened in the Mueang district of Ratchaburi in Central Thailand, west of Bangkok. The robber escaped in a waiting getaway car. He… Read More ›

Still a chance to avoid a curfew or lockdown if the public stays at home over the coming 7 days to quell virus

Still a chance to avoid a curfew or lockdown if the public stays at home over the coming 7 days to quell virus

March 28, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The figures for infections are expected to skyrocket between now and April 15th even in the best-case scenario but the government is hoping to… Read More ›

Armed Pattaya police patrolling the resort city in force with fears of a spike in crime over virus shutdown

Armed Pattaya police patrolling the resort city in force with fears of a spike in crime over virus shutdown

March 27, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

PATTAYA: Staff at risky locations being advised to note the appearance of culprits and getaway details to assist the police. The police chief has ordered… Read More ›

No limit on borrowing as Somkid plots the biggest stimulus package yet to address the virus crisis

No limit on borrowing as Somkid plots the biggest stimulus package yet to address the virus crisis

March 27, 2020

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

BANGKOK: Deputy Prime Minister Somkid, however, did warn that the Thai economy needs to get back to work as soon as possible. He said the… Read More ›

Minister of Public Health Anutin in another mishap as he appeared to criticise health workers in Thailand

Minister of Public Health Anutin in another mishap as he appeared to criticise health workers in Thailand

March 27, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The 53-year-old is no stranger to politics and high office having first served as an advisor to Thailand’s Foreign Affairs Minister Prachuap Chaiyasan from… Read More ›

Woman files false rape complaint against a local trader in Chonburi to get a free virus infection test

Woman files false rape complaint against a local trader in Chonburi to get a free virus infection test

March 26, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

CHONBURI: The 50-year-old woman withdrew the complaint immediately and admitted to officers that the accused man’s version of events was, in fact, the truth. She… Read More ›

24-hour curfew in the works as the government puts curbs on national travel with checkpoints on roads

24-hour curfew in the works as the government puts curbs on national travel with checkpoints on roads

March 26, 2020

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

BANGKOK: Checkpoints have been set up on the roads around Bangkok and throughout the country, while ticket sales for national bus routes have been suspended… Read More ›

Emergency centre led by the Prime Minister takes power on Thursday to fight the Covid 19 virus in Thailand

Emergency centre led by the Prime Minister takes power on Thursday to fight the Covid 19 virus in Thailand

March 25, 2020

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

BANGKOK: There will now only be one source of information and orders coming from the government beginning on Thursday. This will be through an Emergency… Read More ›

Minor Group boss calls on Prayuth to take decisive action to lock down Thailand and protect people’s lives

Minor Group boss calls on Prayuth to take decisive action to lock down Thailand and protect people’s lives

March 25, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The Chairman of Minor Group appealed to the Thai leadership as he announced the closure of 6 hotels in the capital. He advised the… Read More ›

Authorities ready to control movement and lockdown as public is urged not to leave Bangkok right now

Authorities ready to control movement and lockdown as public is urged not to leave Bangkok right now

March 24, 2020

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

BANGKOK: A new fiscal stimulus package was also announced today as well as a state of emergency decree under a 2005 law. The financial package… Read More ›

Top Thai doctors warn Thai people of an Italian type catastrophe here without strong deterrent action

Top Thai doctors warn Thai people of an Italian type catastrophe here without strong deterrent action

March 23, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

BANGKOK: Worldwide, the mortality rate based on those detected with the virus has risen in one month from 3.41% to 4.47% as defined by the… Read More ›

New Team Thailand to the rescue as ex-minister says infections can be controlled in weeks with public help

New Team Thailand to the rescue as ex-minister says infections can be controlled in weeks with public help

March 23, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

BANGKOK: New ‘Team Thailand’ revealed as leading lights in Thai medicine who met with the Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul on Saturday. It comes… Read More ›

Economist warns economy needs ‘blanket’ fiscal support and a ‘big problem’ if the virus effect persists 

Economist warns economy needs ‘blanket’ fiscal support and a ‘big problem’ if the virus effect persists 

March 22, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

BANGKOK: Bangkok Bank’s chief economist warned that ‘liquidity in the global market is like air’ as he highlighted that liquidity is tightening. He said governments,… Read More ›

UK Ambassador warns that links with home may be disrupted for many months as Thailand closes its borders

UK Ambassador warns that links with home may be disrupted for many months as Thailand closes its borders

March 21, 2020

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

BANGKOK: Suvarnabhumi Airport on Thursday saw its lowest level of passengers since it opened. There were less than 10,000 arrivals on over 190 flights, some… Read More ›

Two Thai women arrested by police for opening a bar to foreigners in Pattaya as law gets tough on boozing

Two Thai women arrested by police for opening a bar to foreigners in Pattaya as law gets tough on boozing

March 21, 2020

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

PATTAYA: Police patrolling the Nong Prue sub-district of Banglamung in Pattaya on Thursday afternoon were surprised to find one bar open and up to 30… Read More ›

Officials find a visa solution for up to 500,000 foreigners riding out the coronavirus crisis here in Thailand

Officials find a visa solution for up to 500,000 foreigners riding out the coronavirus crisis here in Thailand

March 20, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

PHUKET: Foreigners with a visa overstay or an expiring visa are encouraged to obtain a letter from their embassy and visit their local immigration office.… Read More ›

Mounting protest over new airline rules for flights to Thailand amid calls for an urgent lockdown

Mounting protest over new airline rules for flights to Thailand amid calls for an urgent lockdown

March 20, 2020

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

BANGKOK: Thai nationals in the UK and European countries are having difficulty obtaining the medical certification stipulated by the Civil Aviation Authority for flights to… Read More ›

New travel orders will make flying to Thailand very onerous for all passengers from Sunday onwards

New travel orders will make flying to Thailand very onerous for all passengers from Sunday onwards

March 19, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

BANGKOK: The number of infections since last week has been rising with daily records as Thai PM consulted on Thursday with leading medical experts. It… Read More ›