Thailand

Canadian at a Ko Samui hospital with a chronic migraine, told 2 hours later he had a malignant brain tumour

Canadian at a Ko Samui hospital with a chronic migraine, told 2 hours later he had a malignant brain tumour

December 10, 2019

Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

Family and friends rally to transport Alex and Jennifer Witmer home after an air ambulance costing $265,000 was held off with last-minute questions raised by… Read More ›

Black-hearted son murders his police officer father who berated him for being a waster over internet gaming

Black-hearted son murders his police officer father who berated him for being a waster over internet gaming

December 9, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Patricide in Surat Thani: Son is being detained at the Surat Thani juvenile centre where he is being interviewed by specialists and police officers after… Read More ›

Irishman viciously attacked by Go-Go bar by a 10 man gang on his first night in Pattaya over dispute 

Irishman viciously attacked by Go-Go bar by a 10 man gang on his first night in Pattaya over dispute 

December 9, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

Police in Pattaya are appealing to tourists to make contact with police in the event of a dispute or disagreement in any bar or entertainment… Read More ›

Government already in fire fighting mode yet it retains its core support according to the latest NIDA poll

Government already in fire fighting mode yet it retains its core support according to the latest NIDA poll

December 9, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

The most negative number in the opinion poll published this Sunday is that over 61% of the public feel Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha is… Read More ›

Search off Phuket for missing Polish man and Thai woman who went missing while kayaking off the coast 

Search off Phuket for missing Polish man and Thai woman who went missing while kayaking off the coast 

December 8, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The alarm was raised on Saturday evening after only three kayaks out of four returned. The 27-year-old Polish man had phoned his friends to say… Read More ›

Murder of a Bangkok prostitute shows how Thailand must deal with violence against women

Murder of a Bangkok prostitute shows how Thailand must deal with violence against women

December 7, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

This week’s survey saw Thailand emerge as one of the world’s most dangerous countries based primarily on violence meted out to women by intimate partners… Read More ›

Vern Unsworth loses the legal case against Musk in LA, considering proceedings in the UK and Thailand

Vern Unsworth loses the legal case against Musk in LA, considering proceedings in the UK and Thailand

December 7, 2019

Foreigners, Media, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Friday’s decision was down to one thing. The jury of college-educated Californians simply not feel that Mr Unsworth’s reputation had been damaged. And whether we… Read More ›

Evil drugs trade in Songkhla sees Thai woman burned alive by her family for 300 grams of ice missing in village

Evil drugs trade in Songkhla sees Thai woman burned alive by her family for 300 grams of ice missing in village

December 6, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

On Thursday evening police in the southern province of Songkhla applied to the provincial court for the arrest of four relatives including a husband and… Read More ›

Richest man in Thailand calls for less time spent at school and a Thai education revolution for a new era

Richest man in Thailand calls for less time spent at school and a Thai education revolution for a new era

December 6, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The Chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group Dhanin Chearavanont made his radical thinking on education public at the World Education Forum in Paris this week. The… Read More ›

American tourist attacked by restaurant staff in a violent affray on Karon beach in Phuket over comment

American tourist attacked by restaurant staff in a violent affray on Karon beach in Phuket over comment

December 5, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Personal, Thailand:

The Chief of Police in Karon on Thursday confirmed the incident and that four people were arrested and fined for physical assault including the American… Read More ›

Bullman still on the run now to be charged by Thai police with murder after crime case review in Phuket

Bullman still on the run now to be charged by Thai police with murder after crime case review in Phuket

December 4, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

It has been revealed that 34-year-old Bandhna Kaur Bajaj travelled to Phuket secretly in September to assist investigating Thai police in a review and reenactment… Read More ›

Prime Minister not concerned at plans for a street protest as Thanathorn issues a warning

Prime Minister not concerned at plans for a street protest as Thanathorn issues a warning

December 4, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

The Future Forward leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit on Monday night met former Thai Prime Minister Anand Panyarachun after he made his speech at the Foreign Correspondents… Read More ›

Disabled German robbed by stealth in Pattaya by a thief that he took to be a kind hearted woman offering a hand

Disabled German robbed by stealth in Pattaya by a thief that he took to be a kind hearted woman offering a hand

December 3, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

German with waking impairment told police that the woman gave him a hearty hug after helping him on his way to a restaurant. He only… Read More ›

Visitors warned of the deadly danger of working in Thailand without a proper visa and valid work permit 

Visitors warned of the deadly danger of working in Thailand without a proper visa and valid work permit 

December 3, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Personal, Thailand:

The Thai Immigration Bureau is right now in the middle of another crackdown. This means near-daily stories of foreigners being detained and caught up in… Read More ›

PM’s speech may signal a tougher line in dealing with the Thai baht now thwarting growth of the economy

PM’s speech may signal a tougher line in dealing with the Thai baht now thwarting growth of the economy

December 2, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The chief strategist of Krungthai Bank Jittipol Puksamatanan believes that Thailand’s massive $222 billion in foreign reserves is what is driving the appreciation of the… Read More ›

Woman killed after being flung from a car that lost control after friends had a heated row while driving

Woman killed after being flung from a car that lost control after friends had a heated row while driving

December 2, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Initially, 40-year-old Chalita Sutthitongtae told police she had fallen asleep at the wheel but on Monday Thai police revealed that the younger Thai woman who… Read More ›

Songkhla teacher killed his ex-girlfriend in a murderous rage after she spurned his love in car meeting

Songkhla teacher killed his ex-girlfriend in a murderous rage after she spurned his love in car meeting

December 1, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Violent rage of ex-boyfriend left the young 29-year-old teacher with stab wounds to her face and torso. Her killer, a 26-year-old man also a teacher,… Read More ›

Parents call for the execution of man who murdered two young teachers at their Rayong home for a motorbike

Parents call for the execution of man who murdered two young teachers at their Rayong home for a motorbike

November 30, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

It is being reported that the young teaching couple made a complaint to police in Rayong recently after receiving threats from a football betting concern… Read More ›

Thailand and Hong Kong plot closer economic ties and free trade pact as the city is mired in political crisis 

Thailand and Hong Kong plot closer economic ties and free trade pact as the city is mired in political crisis 

November 30, 2019

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand is to use Hong Kong as a gateway to China’s Greater Bay area while Hong Kong will use Thailand as a gateway to the… Read More ›

Pattaya police arrest 6 people in major drugs raid on a house linked to Aussie crime gang network

Pattaya police arrest 6 people in major drugs raid on a house linked to Aussie crime gang network

November 29, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Australian bikie gangs increasingly involved in the international drug trade business using Thailand as a base to supply drugs to Australia and worldwide from southern… Read More ›