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Staff heard 4 to 5 shouts before alarm was raised in Ko Tao island death of billionaire industrialist and his wife

Staff heard 4 to 5 shouts before alarm was raised in Ko Tao island death of billionaire industrialist and his wife

June 9, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

34-year-old son Ratish Sachathamakul went kayaking while his parents later emerged from their bedroom looking for the pool area. When the younger man returned, he… Read More ›

Army in the South on guard against the South African variant as border security is tightened up against virus

Army in the South on guard against the South African variant as border security is tightened up against virus

June 9, 2021

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More helicopter flights over key districts in southern Songkhla province and patrol boats near Satun as military tightens control of Thailand’s southern border with Malaysia… Read More ›

Anutin: General Election may be called by the PM within the next 12 months after cabinet advice

Anutin: General Election may be called by the PM within the next 12 months after cabinet advice

June 9, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The government also scored notable victories in the parliamentary sphere last week with the passage of the budget bill, the appointment of Minister of Finance,… Read More ›

Jab site for expats as country’s second vaccination phase begins driven by locally produced AstraZeneca doses

Jab site for expats as country’s second vaccination phase begins driven by locally produced AstraZeneca doses

June 8, 2021

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AstraZeneca gamble by the government appeared to be paying off this week as the UK Swedish firm confirmed that the kingdom now has a sustainable… Read More ›

Top brass in Bangkok order a deeper probe into deaths of a business tycoon and his wife on Ko Tao

Top brass in Bangkok order a deeper probe into deaths of a business tycoon and his wife on Ko Tao

June 8, 2021

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Police seized 5 bottles of beer for examination as well as CCTV equipment from the luxury hotel to be reviewed by experts after being told… Read More ›

Supreme Court Chief sets up panel to investigate bribery claims linked to ฿11 billion tax appeal by Toyota

Supreme Court Chief sets up panel to investigate bribery claims linked to ฿11 billion tax appeal by Toyota

June 7, 2021

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Allegations of corruption relating to the tax case have been looked into by two leading US law firms and are being investigated by federal prosecutors.… Read More ›

Tragic deaths of Thai Indian tycoon and his wife after checking into luxurious Ko Tao island resort

Tragic deaths of Thai Indian tycoon and his wife after checking into luxurious Ko Tao island resort

June 6, 2021

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Police surmised that the couple died after one got into trouble and the other rushed into the pool to assist. A preliminary medical examination showed… Read More ›

IMF urges government to loosen nation’s purse strings as finances tighten with the tax take down

IMF urges government to loosen nation’s purse strings as finances tighten with the tax take down

June 5, 2021

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Washington based monetary policy institute warns the Covid-19 virus is still the master of the economic situation as the human suffering in Thailand takes its… Read More ›

PM gives final nod to Phuket’s July 1st reopening as doubts this week had risen on the island haven

PM gives final nod to Phuket’s July 1st reopening as doubts this week had risen on the island haven

June 5, 2021

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Top tourist industry leaders this week came out to raise the alarm claiming the government had not made the position on reopening the holiday island… Read More ›

Budget bill passed but not before Bhumjaithai Party MPs call for a walkout from the government

Budget bill passed but not before Bhumjaithai Party MPs call for a walkout from the government

June 4, 2021

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The partisan rhetoric and criticism of the government were heightened and ratcheted up further this week with reports from social media suggesting former Prime Minister… Read More ›

Nong Chompoo’s uncle arrested as a suspect in her murder by police and sent to Mukdahan for prosecution 

Nong Chompoo’s uncle arrested as a suspect in her murder by police and sent to Mukdahan for prosecution 

June 3, 2021

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Tragic and sad case has become controversial in Thailand due to the media coverage of the story where the prime suspect, arrested on Wednesday, Mr… Read More ›

Phuket has herd immunity, now it will also have international flight connectivity from July 1st

Phuket has herd immunity, now it will also have international flight connectivity from July 1st

June 2, 2021

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Flights from London, Dubai and Doha as well as key cities in Europe and Asia which will see direct flights to Phuket from July 1st… Read More ›

Door open to expats for vaccine appointments, they simply have to push says top official

Door open to expats for vaccine appointments, they simply have to push says top official

June 1, 2021

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The Moderna vaccine and a package being promoted by the Private Hospital Association is emerging as a favoured option among the expat community while many… Read More ›

Remains of Ukrainian ambassador to Thailand who died on Ko Lipe on Sunday sent to Bangkok

Remains of Ukrainian ambassador to Thailand who died on Ko Lipe on Sunday sent to Bangkok

May 31, 2021

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Kiev’s ambassador to Thailand was highly critical of Russian foreign policy and the disastrous effects of the Kremlin’s actions towards Ukraine including the economic loss… Read More ›

Police defend Pattaya search warrant raid which saw two officers shot with Chinese man arrested and charged

Police defend Pattaya search warrant raid which saw two officers shot with Chinese man arrested and charged

May 30, 2021

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Chinese media, this week, has been covering the story of 35-year-old Mr Zhang Yang also known as ‘Leo’ portraying the actions of the Thai police… Read More ›

Failure to pass the ฿500 billion borrowing decree could lead to the dissolution of parliament

Failure to pass the ฿500 billion borrowing decree could lead to the dissolution of parliament

May 30, 2021

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Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam has taken issue with the legal strategy of a former finance minister who has filed legal proceedings with the Administrative… Read More ›

UK man who cut up a Thai go-go dancer gets short shrift from a European court and faces justice

UK man who cut up a Thai go-go dancer gets short shrift from a European court and faces justice

May 29, 2021

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The body of 31-year-old Laxami Manochat or ‘Pook’ from Sisaket in Thailand was found by horrified police in a suitcase taken from the Mae Klong… Read More ›

Thai Princess steps into the vaccination drive as there is positive news from officials in Phuket

Thai Princess steps into the vaccination drive as there is positive news from officials in Phuket

May 28, 2021

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Pattaya, on Wednesday, confirmed that it is also pushing ahead with reopening to vaccinated foreigners without quarantine although the Pattaya scheme appears to have several… Read More ›

Baht to strengthen later in the year even after July as foreign tourists will return says top bank economist

Baht to strengthen later in the year even after July as foreign tourists will return says top bank economist

May 27, 2021

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Despite the return of growth in Thailand’s export sector with encouraging news this week reported for April, the country has run on a negative current… Read More ›

Nigerian and his wife led romance scam gang that generated ฿200 million in 50 accounts since 2020

Nigerian and his wife led romance scam gang that generated ฿200 million in 50 accounts since 2020

May 26, 2021

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Woman who lost ฿1 million after commencing an online relationship last year on Instagram and LINE with someone she thought was a US businessman in… Read More ›