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Australian officials made the error which plunged Bahraini footballer into a legal and jail nightmare

Australian officials made the error which plunged Bahraini footballer into a legal and jail nightmare

February 6, 2019

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

The appearance of Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi, shackled before a Thai court this week, caused quite an outburst of ill will towards Thailand and Thai… Read More ›

Google gearing up to help Thai voters get the best election outcome for news and media political coverage

Google gearing up to help Thai voters get the best election outcome for news and media political coverage

February 5, 2019

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

In a week that saw Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announce record profits and investment, Thailand’s political parties are finalizing candidates for the March 24th General… Read More ›

Raids on online gambling websites by ‘Big Joke’ highlights the scale of Thailand’s illegal gambling market

Raids on online gambling websites by ‘Big Joke’ highlights the scale of Thailand’s illegal gambling market

February 4, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s most popular cop led a raid personally last week on an illegal gambling website operating from a Bangkok apartment. It was one of four … Read More ›

Thailand’s fight against recreational drugs is escalating and deadly even as medical cannabis is legalised here

Thailand’s fight against recreational drugs is escalating and deadly even as medical cannabis is legalised here

February 3, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

At the end of last year, as legalized cannabis for medical use was passed by Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly, there was talk of a more… Read More ›

PM rules out odd, even car limitations in Bangkok for now as metro smog control zone declared to curb problem

PM rules out odd, even car limitations in Bangkok for now as metro smog control zone declared to curb problem

February 2, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Thai government and Bangkok’s Metropolitan Authority have been busy combating the ongoing smog problem impacting the city in the last few weeks. This has… Read More ›

Thailand’s Council of Engineers calls of crane site regulation after fatal crash kills 5 workers on condo site

Thailand’s Council of Engineers calls of crane site regulation after fatal crash kills 5 workers on condo site

February 1, 2019

Economy, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

A rising number of accidents on Thai building sites involving construction cranes, particularly in Bangkok where there is an ongoing condominium constriction boom, has prompted… Read More ›

Scandal over illegal imported Porsche cars still rumbles on for Thai owners as DSI files report suggesting probe

Scandal over illegal imported Porsche cars still rumbles on for Thai owners as DSI files report suggesting probe

January 31, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Thailand’s wealthy elite drive a huge market for luxury super cars. Bangkok is home to many Rolls Royces, Bentleys, Lamborghinis and Ferraris. Cars that, frankly,… Read More ›

Distraught UK family praise 17 year old, eldest of 5 brothers – latest motorbike casuality in Thailand

Distraught UK family praise 17 year old, eldest of 5 brothers – latest motorbike casuality in Thailand

January 30, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The latest death of a young 17 year old UK teenager on Thailand’s roads whose ‘life was ahead of him’ means it is time for… Read More ›

This week may see PM’s political future emerge as parties finalise lists for Thailand’s March election

This week may see PM’s political future emerge as parties finalise lists for Thailand’s March election

January 29, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The Thai political process is now gearing up quite quickly with the Thai General Election date now formally set for the first time. Next week… Read More ›

Canadian arrested at the border but a lifeline for foreigners seeking marriage and retirement visas

Canadian arrested at the border but a lifeline for foreigners seeking marriage and retirement visas

January 28, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

New move is meant to assist genuine foreigners who have, in the past, relied on certification from their national embassies which has been withdrawn by… Read More ›

Apology to Israeli ambassador as Thai girl and singer wears shirt with a Nazi German flag – uproar

Apology to Israeli ambassador as Thai girl and singer wears shirt with a Nazi German flag – uproar

January 27, 2019

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

The hugely popular Thai band posted shots of a rehearsal on Friday night at Bangkok’s Impact Arena at Muang Thong Thani for a televised show to go… Read More ›

Drug lords using an Australian gang to ship concealed drugs to Australia and Canada – more arrests promised

Drug lords using an Australian gang to ship concealed drugs to Australia and Canada – more arrests promised

January 26, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

A press conference held last weekend heard presentations from Thai and Australian officials involved in the ongoing war against drugs and the fight against drug… Read More ›

Thailand’s economy impacted by the whims of the US President as much as its political future in 2019

Thailand’s economy impacted by the whims of the US President as much as its political future in 2019

January 25, 2019

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand, like the rest of the world, has entered 2019 with raised concerns as prospects for the world economy darken. The strength of the Thai… Read More ›

UK man watched his ceiling as a downpour of money spelled his downfall and jailing in Thailand

UK man watched his ceiling as a downpour of money spelled his downfall and jailing in Thailand

January 24, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

Jimmy Kelly’s story is broadcast this week on National Geographic’s hit  TV show Banged Up Abroad. It shows how things can go badly wrong for… Read More ›

Thai man, 50 stone, rescued after medical crisis that left him trapped within his seaside home

Thai man, 50 stone, rescued after medical crisis that left him trapped within his seaside home

January 23, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Young 26 year old Thai man was found by rescuers trapped inside his wooden seafront home on a light mattress. At the scene, medical personnel… Read More ›

Thai family killer who said he was a business man now also faces serious fraud charges over loan from priest

Thai family killer who said he was a business man now also faces serious fraud charges over loan from priest

January 22, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The killing in Thailand’s Uttaradit province by a Thai man, angry at his estranged wife’s family, has caused heightened feelings among surviving family members who… Read More ›

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