Thailand

Thai girlfriend arrested for organising execution of ex boyfriend who slandered her reputation

Thai girlfriend arrested for organising execution of ex boyfriend who slandered her reputation

April 4, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Thai police arrested the 23 year old woman, Kusuma Thongjinda, after contacting her through her university last week. Investigators believe she colluded to have her… Read More ›

Maybe time for westerners to listen carefully to Thailand’s army leader and conservative Thai voices

Maybe time for westerners to listen carefully to Thailand’s army leader and conservative Thai voices

April 4, 2019

Politics, Thailand:

To many westerners the Thai army is perceived as an anti democratic force that has a history of initiating coups against democratically elected governments in… Read More ›

Thai man arrested for selling sex pills and toys on the LINE social media app after police raided his home this week

Thai man arrested for selling sex pills and toys on the LINE social media app after police raided his home this week

April 3, 2019

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

Arrest and seizure of ฿ 1 million in sex toys for men and women as well as 2,000 sex pills comes just over a week… Read More ›

Surprise sedition charge against Future Forward leader appears on Wednesday over 2015 protest

Surprise sedition charge against Future Forward leader appears on Wednesday over 2015 protest

April 3, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Future Forward Party leader handed another legal headache when he returned home to find a sedition charge awaiting him. The young political leader must now… Read More ›

German in Chiang Mai assaulted over bar bill shows danger of some karaoke bars to foreigners

German in Chiang Mai assaulted over bar bill shows danger of some karaoke bars to foreigners

April 2, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Karaoke bars sound to some foreigners visiting Thailand like a good compromise between indulging in Thailand’s sex of sale industry or listening to moral scruples… Read More ›

Thaksin, Thailand’s ex premier, has previous honours removed by the military and monarchy within days

Thaksin, Thailand’s ex premier, has previous honours removed by the military and monarchy within days

April 1, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thaksin’s honours were removed by royal command last weekend in statement in the Royal Gazette which alluded to his flight from Thailand, breaking bail conditions… Read More ›

UK police detectives intensify probe into Thai woman’s 2004 murder and make public appeal for information

UK police detectives intensify probe into Thai woman’s 2004 murder and make public appeal for information

March 31, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

As UK police intensify their investigation into the Thai woman’s murder in 2004, there are reports of UK detectives interviewing past acquaintances and work colleagues… Read More ›

Fingerprints being sent to Canada – African murder suspect is Nigerian and not South African as reported

Fingerprints being sent to Canada – African murder suspect is Nigerian and not South African as reported

March 30, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

It has now emerged that the killer of a Thai woman at a Bangkok hotel last Sunday was a Nigerian who has been identified as… Read More ›

Thai emergency rescuers cry as they meet 3 year old boy in Nakhon Ratchasima bus accident site

Thai emergency rescuers cry as they meet 3 year old boy in Nakhon Ratchasima bus accident site

March 29, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Three people were killed in the bus crash which occurred in slippery road conditions. The bus driver was among the dead. The priority of rescuers… Read More ›

Long road still for UK man jailed in Thailand for 50 years in 2015 but family support is inspirational

Long road still for UK man jailed in Thailand for 50 years in 2015 but family support is inspirational

March 28, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The Thai Examiner covers many stories of foreigners dealing drugs in Thailand and the harsh punishment regularly meted out by Thai authorities. This can include… Read More ›

Thai baht is the key reason for the continued faltering of Thailand’s exports and cross border trade

Thai baht is the key reason for the continued faltering of Thailand’s exports and cross border trade

March 27, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Figures for trade for the first two months of 2019 show a continuation of a trend that began in 2018. Thailand’s exports are declining. One… Read More ›

Thailand’s northern provinces face chronic smog pollution and a health threat caused by farming fires

Thailand’s northern provinces face chronic smog pollution and a health threat caused by farming fires

March 26, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

The dramatic photo of a young Thai woman bleeding from the nose and mouth was published by a daily newspaper in Thailand this month to… Read More ›

Activist slams Air Asia ad campaign in Australia that she claimed promoted Thai sex tourism at Aussie blokes

Activist slams Air Asia ad campaign in Australia that she claimed promoted Thai sex tourism at Aussie blokes

March 25, 2019

Media, Thailand:

The Air Asia bus advertisement had not received any complaints since it was launched on February 18th in the capital city of Queensland but a… Read More ›

Thai police on the trail of South African man who is believed to have beaten a Thai woman to death

Thai police on the trail of South African man who is believed to have beaten a Thai woman to death

March 25, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai police have revealed the identity and passport of the South Africa man who they suspect may be responsible for the brutal murder of a… Read More ›

Thailand’s election result: Prayuth will return as Prime Minister with big turnout and new political landscape

Thailand’s election result: Prayuth will return as Prime Minister with big turnout and new political landscape

March 24, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Prime Minister, Prayut Chan ocha, looks set to retain the premiership when the new parliament meets at the end of May or early June… Read More ›

Thai police raid a sex for sale hotel in Loei province staffed by Laotian women working as prostitutes

Thai police raid a sex for sale hotel in Loei province staffed by Laotian women working as prostitutes

March 23, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

Thai authorities took 10 Laotian women into custody when they were found working at a restaurant in Loei province which fronted for an elaborate brothel… Read More ›

Thai princess attends lavish wedding event hosted ex Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra in Hong Kong

Thai princess attends lavish wedding event hosted ex Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra in Hong Kong

March 23, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A wedding reception for the youngest daughter of Thaksin Shinawatra and her commercial airline husband gave us another glimpse of the influence that the ex… Read More ›

Thai woman fends off perverted attacker who emerged from under her bed naked and with a 6 inch knife

Thai woman fends off perverted attacker who emerged from under her bed naked and with a 6 inch knife

March 22, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Thai police in Loei this week arrested a 40 year old sex fiend. The 40 year old man named only as ‘Manop’ broke into a… Read More ›

Legal sex toys and 24 hour adult entertainment venues are key questions for Thai society

Legal sex toys and 24 hour adult entertainment venues are key questions for Thai society

March 21, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A colorful political party is canvassing enthusiastically throughout Thailand on a platform of liberalising the sale of sex toys and allowing adult entertainment venues to… Read More ›

Fake news becomes an issue in the Thai election as polling day nears with old battle lines emerging

Fake news becomes an issue in the Thai election as polling day nears with old battle lines emerging

March 20, 2019

Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Election commission shows off its election war room to combat fake news on social media as poll approaches. Thai TV program airs fake audio clip… Read More ›