Thailand

Russian faces counterfeit charges after gifting toy money to bar staff while also paying in baht

Russian faces counterfeit charges after gifting toy money to bar staff while also paying in baht

October 6, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The wife of the Russian man has described the whole matter as a joke gone wrong to the public at home as she emphasises that… Read More ›

High profile model arrested on fraud charges totalling ฿10 million in Bangkok by CSD police

High profile model arrested on fraud charges totalling ฿10 million in Bangkok by CSD police

October 5, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

35-year-old Sriwipha Wattanawansap leveraged her fame to exploit others according to police. One fraud scheme involved renting two Honda cars that she herself was contracted… Read More ›

Judge attempts suicide in court after trial verdict and a caustic review of criminal justice practice

Judge attempts suicide in court after trial verdict and a caustic review of criminal justice practice

October 5, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The Secretary-General of Future Forward Party, Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, has revealed that the judge had been in contact with him since September voicing his concerns about… Read More ›

US man found innocent after 13 months in Klong Prem prison held by immigration at airport

US man found innocent after 13 months in Klong Prem prison held by immigration at airport

October 5, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

It is expected that US man Derrick Keller will be deported and fly home to the US on Monday following his 13 month ordeal in… Read More ›

Deputy Transport Minister calls talks with Thai Airways, seeks new business plan in 3 months

Deputy Transport Minister calls talks with Thai Airways, seeks new business plan in 3 months

October 4, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Depuy Minister Thaworn Senniam said this week that he feared that Thai Airways may be flying into a ฿10 billion loss this year and… Read More ›

Thai woman caught stealing $4 worth of makeup at 7/11 after husband left her for a prettier lover

Thai woman caught stealing $4 worth of makeup at 7/11 after husband left her for a prettier lover

October 4, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The woman was earlier caught on CCTV at the end of August stealing a bottle of cough medicine which she said were for her two… Read More ›

Gang violence concerns as 8 charged in Chiang Mai with the killing of a new father on Sunday morning

Gang violence concerns as 8 charged in Chiang Mai with the killing of a new father on Sunday morning

October 3, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The incident was the second reported in a week involving gangs. Last week a student in the San Sai Luang area was attacked by local… Read More ›

Thai economy remains sound says Fitch the ratings agency as the baht’s surge may be over for now

Thai economy remains sound says Fitch the ratings agency as the baht’s surge may be over for now

October 3, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The key issue for Thailand’s economy remains US tariffs on Chinese imports as local firm Kasikorn Research predicts a further 2% contraction in exports for… Read More ›

The great big Thai wedding that went all wrong for the bride now talking divorce and facing debt

The great big Thai wedding that went all wrong for the bride now talking divorce and facing debt

October 3, 2019

Culture, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Groom claimed to be a billionaire involved in the aircraft charter business with links to Hong Kong. The young woman met the man on March… Read More ›

Pattaya police break up a drugs network operating in four provinces with a haul worth ฿100 million

Pattaya police break up a drugs network operating in four provinces with a haul worth ฿100 million

October 2, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

At a press conference on Tuesday, the police commander of Provincial Police Region 2 outlined the police operation that led to the arrest of a… Read More ›

Thailand’s Foreign Minister warns of the dangers of rising xenophobic populism in the world

Thailand’s Foreign Minister warns of the dangers of rising xenophobic populism in the world

October 2, 2019

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

The veteran diplomat’s comments were similar to the sentiments of the Foreign Minister from China who last week warned of a global recession if the… Read More ›

UK businessman found dead in staged suicide in Chiang Mai as such events become more usual in Thailand

UK businessman found dead in staged suicide in Chiang Mai as such events become more usual in Thailand

October 2, 2019

Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

57-year-old Michael David Belcher’s death comes as the second such discovery in Chiang Mai just this week. Another foreigner was found at a resort on… Read More ›

Future Forward Party will not be prosecuted over Facebook broadcast last June after AG’s decision

Future Forward Party will not be prosecuted over Facebook broadcast last June after AG’s decision

October 1, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Early last month, lawyers for the opposition leader and two others accused in the case were told that a decision would be announced today. Mr… Read More ›

‘Richest man in Khon Kaen’ keeps police on tiptoes with 7 hour suicide threat with a knife at a church

‘Richest man in Khon Kaen’ keeps police on tiptoes with 7 hour suicide threat with a knife at a church

October 1, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Disturbing and unacceptable actions of a western foreigner in Khon Kaen have left the public and authorities both perplexed and bothered over the last week… Read More ›

13 families mourn loved ones killed in crash – rejected 2016 law may have prevented the horrific tragedy

13 families mourn loved ones killed in crash – rejected 2016 law may have prevented the horrific tragedy

October 1, 2019

Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Accident is prompting calls for a change of attitude towards road safety in Thailand. 12 students on the back of the vehicle never had a… Read More ›

Death of ‘pretty’ Lunlabelle has caused heartbreak for a Thai family and three-year-old little girl

Death of ‘pretty’ Lunlabelle has caused heartbreak for a Thai family and three-year-old little girl

September 30, 2019

Crime, Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thitma Noraphanpiphat’s mother and father as caring grandparents to 3-year-old little Bam Bam, have not told the little Thai girl yet what has become of… Read More ›

Economy not yet in crisis says central bank governor as ministers meet to discuss trade and tourism

Economy not yet in crisis says central bank governor as ministers meet to discuss trade and tourism

September 30, 2019

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand has been hit hard by the fall out from the US-China trade war and its insipid growth rate of 2.8% as projected by the… Read More ›

Academic calls for Thai student held in Egypt to be given urgent assistance, cleared of IS links

Academic calls for Thai student held in Egypt to be given urgent assistance, cleared of IS links

September 30, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Thai student from Yala was taking part in protests last week against the Egyptian president who overthrew the short-lived government of Mohammed Morsi in 2013… Read More ›

Child prostitution gang that ran a sex racket that terrorised children smashed by armed police 

Child prostitution gang that ran a sex racket that terrorised children smashed by armed police 

September 30, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Men were also running a normal prostitution racket on the side exploiting their girlfriends to feed their vile drug habits. A story that shows what… Read More ›

21-year-old Thai man about to join the army in Songkhla stabbed to death by an ex-friend

21-year-old Thai man about to join the army in Songkhla stabbed to death by an ex-friend

September 29, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

55-year-old mother told investigating police that her son had applied to join the army as part of the draft and was due to report on… Read More ›