Thailand

Thai man’s bad fortune after winning ฿6 million on the lottery last year ends in police handcuffs in Sisaket

Thai man’s bad fortune after winning ฿6 million on the lottery last year ends in police handcuffs in Sisaket

January 19, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Man won the ฿6 million grand prize in June 2019 and returned home to live with his 56-year-old mother. She told police this week that… Read More ›

Bangkok murder pond searched as police may have arrested an evil serial killer just like his father in 1983

Bangkok murder pond searched as police may have arrested an evil serial killer just like his father in 1983

January 19, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Witnesses came forward this week after the man was arrested following the discovery of skeletal remains under a metal container. They told police that the… Read More ›

Future Forward leader predicts inter-generational strife if the new political party is dissolved by law this Tuesday

Future Forward leader predicts inter-generational strife if the new political party is dissolved by law this Tuesday

January 18, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Political science experts are more nuanced about the implications for Thai politics if the new party meets its demise at the hands of Thailand’s Constitutional… Read More ›

Kuwaiti suspected of raping a Danish woman in Phuket arrested by police in Bangkok on Friday on warrant

Kuwaiti suspected of raping a Danish woman in Phuket arrested by police in Bangkok on Friday on warrant

January 18, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Suspect checked into Bangkok hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 5 on Tuesday evening and was collared by the police on Thursday. On Friday, General Ittipol Ittisarnronnachai,… Read More ›

82-year-old French man killed in Phuket when his motorbike was crushed by an out of control ATV

82-year-old French man killed in Phuket when his motorbike was crushed by an out of control ATV

January 17, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

French man died a Chalong Hospital from what doctors say were severe head injuries. He never regained consciousness after the forceful collision with the ATV… Read More ›

All quiet in Lopburi as fears grow that the gold shop killer may have slipped the police arrest net – media blamed

All quiet in Lopburi as fears grow that the gold shop killer may have slipped the police arrest net – media blamed

January 17, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police are reported to have widened their surveillance of CCTV footage into other provinces this week as a reported meeting between the Thai army chief… Read More ›

German man bitten by a bull shark while taking early morning swim near the seashore in Phuket

German man bitten by a bull shark while taking early morning swim near the seashore in Phuket

January 17, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The key point about sharks in Thai waters is that there are no great white species. These are the killer sharks that have caused panic… Read More ›

Dutchman Johan Van Laarhoven just freed from prison after serving 6 out a 100-year sentence under treaty

Dutchman Johan Van Laarhoven just freed from prison after serving 6 out a 100-year sentence under treaty

January 17, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

In August last year, the Supreme Court reduced an Appeal Court 75-year sentence to 50 years but upheld the conviction for money laundering on the… Read More ›

Inequality has been rising in Thailand since 2015 as the kingdom becomes officially an aged society in 2021

Inequality has been rising in Thailand since 2015 as the kingdom becomes officially an aged society in 2021

January 16, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

By 2100, Thailand’s population will have dropped by over 32% to 46 million with an increasingly aged society. In the short term, there are also… Read More ›

UK man faces jail and deportation after his arrest in a Pattaya police sting for selling fake watches

UK man faces jail and deportation after his arrest in a Pattaya police sting for selling fake watches

January 16, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

43-year-old Mark Peter Dorey was arrested after he accepted ฿123,500 from an undercover police agent for 12 fake watches. He told police after his arrest… Read More ›

Future Forward Party push law to open up beer production in Thailand in a bottom-up economic approach

Future Forward Party push law to open up beer production in Thailand in a bottom-up economic approach

January 15, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The Progressive Breweries and Distilleries Act was published by the radical new party in Thai politics this Tuesday by leader  Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. It is the… Read More ›

Taiwanese man admits to murdering his 33-year-old wife and throwing her body into the sea in a travel bag

Taiwanese man admits to murdering his 33-year-old wife and throwing her body into the sea in a travel bag

January 15, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Couple arrived in Thailand when Ms Liew Lili was already 6 months pregnant. The man has admitted the murder to the police. He confessed to… Read More ›

UK bully attacks Thai man on the MRT in Bangkok for knocking over his iPhone despite an apology

UK bully attacks Thai man on the MRT in Bangkok for knocking over his iPhone despite an apology

January 14, 2020

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The tense scenes and standoff which caused passengers to run off came to an end when the smaller Thai national in short pants exited the… Read More ›

Lucky escape for UK tourists heading for Pattaya as passenger van’s tyre explodes on inbound highway today

Lucky escape for UK tourists heading for Pattaya as passenger van’s tyre explodes on inbound highway today

January 14, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Three of the UK men were critically injured in the crash after the 53-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle when it hit an island… Read More ›

Finance minister says government top economic priority is reform which requires large inward investment

Finance minister says government top economic priority is reform which requires large inward investment

January 13, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The minister emphasised that any measures taken to curb the value of the Thai baht will be part of a package and will not interfere… Read More ›

Garage owner killed by hitmen paid by a friend who felt he was having an illicit affair with his wife

Garage owner killed by hitmen paid by a friend who felt he was having an illicit affair with his wife

January 13, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Attack took place at the businessman’s home just before midnight on December 18th last. His daughter told police that she heard dogs barking 30 minutes… Read More ›

Electricity price freeze requested by Deputy PM to help Thai households cope with the slower economy

Electricity price freeze requested by Deputy PM to help Thai households cope with the slower economy

January 12, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The kingdom’s Electricity Generating Authority is one of the country’s success stories providing power to businesses and homes at an economical cost while maintaining a… Read More ›

Mum’s heartbreak after 2 year old’s murder as police now know the identity of the cruel and evil killer

Mum’s heartbreak after 2 year old’s murder as police now know the identity of the cruel and evil killer

January 12, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

This week, Wilaiwan Wongyu could only express how much she and her husband loved 2-year-old Panuwich and now look forward to being with him again… Read More ›

Political rallies in Bangkok pass off peacefully as moderate crowds turn out for rival events early on Sunday

Political rallies in Bangkok pass off peacefully as moderate crowds turn out for rival events early on Sunday

January 12, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Police closely monitored the anti-government rally with checkpoints to ensure that there were no provocative posters or placards. They estimated the crowd at just under… Read More ›

Big Joke shooting controversy linked to the new ฿2.1 billion biometrics immigration system contract 

Big Joke shooting controversy linked to the new ฿2.1 billion biometrics immigration system contract 

January 11, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

Biometric system has emerged as the reason for a reported breakdown in the relationship between Big Joke and the National Police Chief General Chakthip Chaijinda… Read More ›