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Big tech US website Tripadvisor stings struggling Thai hotels and resorts after acting in bad faith

Big tech US website Tripadvisor stings struggling Thai hotels and resorts after acting in bad faith

November 14, 2020

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Actions of US tech giant are questionable and have left a family business struggling with a tsunami of negative and vituperative commentary after it was… Read More ›

Thanathorn’s Progressive Movement’s play in the local elections facing sharp opposition

Thanathorn’s Progressive Movement’s play in the local elections facing sharp opposition

November 13, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A Royalist mob, this week, in Nakhon Si Thammarat, surrounded a hotel where he was reported as staying and attacked a car with tinted glass… Read More ›

Thai ministers set out ambitious agenda to make the kingdom the dominant digital player in ASEAN

Thai ministers set out ambitious agenda to make the kingdom the dominant digital player in ASEAN

November 12, 2020

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Another seminar, later in the week, heard a more down to earth assessment as Thai entrepreneur, Amarit Charoenphan, bemoaned the closure of the kingdom to… Read More ›

Prayut condemns attack on Russian in Pattaya by irate protest leader after heckling at small rally turned sour

Prayut condemns attack on Russian in Pattaya by irate protest leader after heckling at small rally turned sour

November 12, 2020

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On a broader note, the premier again appealed to all sides to participate in parliamentary efforts to find a way out of the current political… Read More ›

Tourism industry totters on the brink as tourists from the UK, the USA and Europe can now apply on conditions

Tourism industry totters on the brink as tourists from the UK, the USA and Europe can now apply on conditions

November 11, 2020

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

Countries in South America and the Indo Pacific region are, right now, hoovering up Thailand’s regular tourists with another contingent having already decided to stay… Read More ›

Experts see a brighter day under a Biden/ Harris US administration as PM pens congratulations

Experts see a brighter day under a Biden/ Harris US administration as PM pens congratulations

November 10, 2020

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

Top Thai economist predicts that Senator Kamala Horris will become the first female US president while government officials are preparing for a reopening and flourishing… Read More ›

Russian man assaulted by protest leader at Pattaya rally leaving his 10-year-old daughter hysterical

Russian man assaulted by protest leader at Pattaya rally leaving his 10-year-old daughter hysterical

November 9, 2020

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The dangerous incident is yet another warning to foreigners to stay clear of all political protest activity in Thailand during what is an escalating and… Read More ›

Top international school in Phuket in hot water after two UK teachers were arrested for working illegally there

Top international school in Phuket in hot water after two UK teachers were arrested for working illegally there

November 9, 2020

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Officials are warning employers in Thailand following the case. The school authorities could be facing up to ฿2 million in fines and up to 10… Read More ›

Kindergarten teacher gets jail for beating and assaulting children at her class in Nonthaburi in September

Kindergarten teacher gets jail for beating and assaulting children at her class in Nonthaburi in September

November 7, 2020

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A further hearing is scheduled for December where parents of the children are seeking up to ฿5 million in compensation claims against the school whose… Read More ›

Thai minister defends ban on world adult site Pornhub as move sparks nationwide protests against the move

Thai minister defends ban on world adult site Pornhub as move sparks nationwide protests against the move

November 7, 2020

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The move, this week, drew some praise even from anti-government activists but has alienated a large and probably silent contingent of the kingdom’s population, both… Read More ›

US heading into a constitutional crisis with baht surging against the dollar and worried expats as events unfold

US heading into a constitutional crisis with baht surging against the dollar and worried expats as events unfold

November 6, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Trump now seems resigned to a legal fight and has declared the election, which he appeared to be winning on Tuesday night, as ‘rigged’ through… Read More ›

French man’s deportation shock is a wake-up call to all foreigners in Thailand using social media

French man’s deportation shock is a wake-up call to all foreigners in Thailand using social media

November 5, 2020

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In 2019, 47-year-old Yan Eric Marchal was visited by plainclothes police after he released a video on Facebook parodying a song linked to the National… Read More ›

Mounting pressure on the Prime Minister as reconciliation proposal pushed by House Speaker

Mounting pressure on the Prime Minister as reconciliation proposal pushed by House Speaker

November 4, 2020

Politics, Thailand:

Many of those involved with the current political process and standoff are suffering from fatigue not only at the insuperable obstacles and differences between the… Read More ›

25-year-old American killed during police siege after Pattaya crime spree with a stolen Glock 9mm handgun

25-year-old American killed during police siege after Pattaya crime spree with a stolen Glock 9mm handgun

November 3, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police have identified the man as Michael Giavasse. The incident began on Monday evening when he stole a 9mm Glock handgun from the Pattaya Shooting… Read More ›

Pornhub is shuttered in Thailand as Ministry blocks access online to its 10th largest market in the world

Pornhub is shuttered in Thailand as Ministry blocks access online to its 10th largest market in the world

November 2, 2020

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The move follows a new policy directive issued to the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society last week by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan and… Read More ›

Shock poll shows the Thai public is suspicious of third parties behind the kingdom’s current political unrest

Shock poll shows the Thai public is suspicious of third parties behind the kingdom’s current political unrest

November 2, 2020

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Dr Noppadol Kannikar of the firm Super Poll, in his commentary on the findings of a survey of public opinion in Thailand from the 20th… Read More ›

King tells western TV crews that he loves all Thai people equally and the kingdom is the land of compromise

King tells western TV crews that he loves all Thai people equally and the kingdom is the land of compromise

November 2, 2020

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The King and Queen received a rousing reception from well-wishers and followers on Sunday in Bangkok. The atmosphere prompted some revealing comments from the King… Read More ›

US move against Thailand on trade is a warning as Thai exports to America boomed in September by over 19%

US move against Thailand on trade is a warning as Thai exports to America boomed in September by over 19%

November 1, 2020

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The decision, which came out of the blue this week after 12 years of talks, will impact Thai exports such as mango and pineapple making… Read More ›

Sean Connery, the sexiest man alive, who played James Bond, has passed away at 90 years of age in Bahamas

Sean Connery, the sexiest man alive, who played James Bond, has passed away at 90 years of age in Bahamas

November 1, 2020

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Remembered as the greatest Scotsman ever, Connery revealed that his decades of success were never planned when he was growing up in working-class Edinburgh. He… Read More ›

Protest leader blacked out after illegal attempt to rearrest him on Friday night in Bangkok failed after fracas

Protest leader blacked out after illegal attempt to rearrest him on Friday night in Bangkok failed after fracas

October 31, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Police in Pathum Wan reported to be preparing to rearrest Panusaya ‘Rung’ Sithijirawattanakul after she was admitted to the Praram 9 Hospital early on Saturday… Read More ›