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Thailand’s closure biting harder as one airline gets ready to cease operations forever and lays off staff

Thailand’s closure biting harder as one airline gets ready to cease operations forever and lays off staff

June 25, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Country’s economy and firms are running out of money and time as one airline, NokScoot, is reported to be on the brink while the Thai… Read More ›

Only 2,000 foreigners have yet registered to be reunited with love ones as tourism to also reopen

Only 2,000 foreigners have yet registered to be reunited with love ones as tourism to also reopen

June 24, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Confusion and sporadic information from the network of Royal Thai Embassies worldwide sees only a small number of foreign spouses apply to come home to… Read More ›

Police probing murder-suicide theory after the bodies of two lesbian lovers were found at Pattaya hotel resort

Police probing murder-suicide theory after the bodies of two lesbian lovers were found at Pattaya hotel resort

June 23, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The family of the younger woman, 24-year-old Ratree Sriwiboon, believe she was murdered by her jealous older lover after a row developed online with others… Read More ›

Bangkok Metropolitan police officer gets bail in court after admitting he killed his pretty wife unintentionally

Bangkok Metropolitan police officer gets bail in court after admitting he killed his pretty wife unintentionally

June 23, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

32-year-old Pim Chadaporn Phu Yam Sai was reported dead from a gunshot wound to the left temple on Saturday. Questions and concerns were raised by… Read More ›

Former minister, at the centre of jailbreak reports, appears in court in Bangkok under tight security

Former minister, at the centre of jailbreak reports, appears in court in Bangkok under tight security

June 22, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police Lieutenant Colonel Banyin Tangpakorn is now facing at least two murder charges and prosecution for a range of other offences linked with the kidnap… Read More ›

Banks ordered to cease dividends and shore up balance sheets on fears of loan quality erosion due to slump

Banks ordered to cease dividends and shore up balance sheets on fears of loan quality erosion due to slump

June 21, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Outgoing Bank of Thailand boss wants banks to halt dividend payments to shareholders, a move that will not go down well on Thailand’s stock market… Read More ›

Hundreds of billions in drug money laundered through gold shops and used to buy oil on exchange markets

Hundreds of billions in drug money laundered through gold shops and used to buy oil on exchange markets

June 20, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Drug money laundering network partly controlled by prison inmates shocks Thai authorities due to the vast sums involved. The networks used drugs money to buy… Read More ›

Foreign spouses can begin applying to go home to Thailand as ministry has released entry criteria this week

Foreign spouses can begin applying to go home to Thailand as ministry has released entry criteria this week

June 19, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The breakthrough last weekend allowing foreigners with spouses and residency to enter the kingdom has been followed up after Wednesday’s consultations with clear criteria now… Read More ›

Aussie thief nabbed by police in Chiang Mai after sunglasses and handbag theft at a local store

Aussie thief nabbed by police in Chiang Mai after sunglasses and handbag theft at a local store

June 19, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A 38-year-old Australian woman named only as Ms Emily Catherine was arrested on Wednesday at a hotel in Chiang Mai. She admits she was the… Read More ›

Mother of woman who murdered her father and cut off his penis says she was sexually abused by the victim

Mother of woman who murdered her father and cut off his penis says she was sexually abused by the victim

June 18, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

52-year-old mother of 29-year-old Boonyada Chanchuang says that her ex-husband was violent with his daughter since she was 10 years old and had sexually abused… Read More ›

Minister has 15 days as the Constitutional Court accepts a petition filed by the house speaker

Minister has 15 days as the Constitutional Court accepts a petition filed by the house speaker

June 18, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Court could remove the Deputy Minister of Agriculture as an MP under Section 98 (10) of the 2017 Constitution if it accepts that he was… Read More ›

Thai Airways probe into its low fare income for 2019 in move overseen by former met police commissioner

Thai Airways probe into its low fare income for 2019 in move overseen by former met police commissioner

June 17, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The clouds are darkening for Thai Airways as it attempts to fly through the storm caused by the Covid 19 pandemic, dwindling cash liquidity and… Read More ›

Crazy ATM suspended as police warn users to return excess cash dispensed in error in Ranong over last weekend

Crazy ATM suspended as police warn users to return excess cash dispensed in error in Ranong over last weekend

June 16, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A Siam Commercial Bank ATM in southern Ranong province began issuing extra cash to those making withdrawals on June 13th. Police have warned that those… Read More ›

Marriage partners of Thai nationals prioritised for entry into Thailand but under strict controls to be announced

Marriage partners of Thai nationals prioritised for entry into Thailand but under strict controls to be announced

June 15, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday agreed to facilitate access to the country for foreigners married to Thai nationals as well as… Read More ›

Key ministries met on Sunday to discuss access by foreigners to the kingdom and a tourism relaunch

Key ministries met on Sunday to discuss access by foreigners to the kingdom and a tourism relaunch

June 15, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Ministers and officials met on Sunday to coordinate further access for foreigners to the kingdom and the relaunching of Thailand’s tourism industry through the use… Read More ›

Only hope for foreigners locked out of Thailand as easing continues with strict government controls on entry

Only hope for foreigners locked out of Thailand as easing continues with strict government controls on entry

June 13, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The pain and anguish being suffered by members of Foreigner Thai families, a larger community than first thought of before this crisis, at being denied… Read More ›

Death of 32-year-old Olga Frolova on Ko Samui either suicide or natural causes – case to be closed by police

Death of 32-year-old Olga Frolova on Ko Samui either suicide or natural causes – case to be closed by police

June 12, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Death of Ukrainian woman on Ko Samui was either from natural causes or suicide says Surat Thani police chief Major General Thakoon Netpukkana. Officers found… Read More ›

Black Sashimi raids see Nigerian drug kingpin using poor Thai women as drug mules, arrested with 10 others

Black Sashimi raids see Nigerian drug kingpin using poor Thai women as drug mules, arrested with 10 others

June 12, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Nigerian drugs gang smashed by Thai police and ฿250 million in illicit cash recovered during a raid on a home in Samut Prakan this week.… Read More ›

Tourism industry could be left on its knees if curbs on inbound foreigners are not relaxed or lifted in time

Tourism industry could be left on its knees if curbs on inbound foreigners are not relaxed or lifted in time

June 11, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Increasing unease at the hit to the Thai economy being caused by the ban on incoming foreign flights as both tourism and industry bodies implore… Read More ›

Top Thai Doctor attacks the WHO over its unclear guidance on face masks and lack of leadership

Top Thai Doctor attacks the WHO over its unclear guidance on face masks and lack of leadership

June 10, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Media, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Top Thai doctor, Dr Manoon Leechawengwongs, has lambasted the World Health Organisation over its guidance to the public in relation to face mask coverings and… Read More ›