Thailand

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

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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 ›

Chaos as senior officials deny easing and postponement the chemical ban announced by the Industry Minister

Chaos as senior officials deny easing and postponement the chemical ban announced by the Industry Minister

November 28, 2019

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Extraordinary press conference saw senior officials of the Thai government deny the briefing given to the media yesterday by the Minister of Industry Suriya Juangroongruangkit… Read More ›

74-year-old UK man dies in another Pattaya motorcycle smash on a busy highway this Wednesday

74-year-old UK man dies in another Pattaya motorcycle smash on a busy highway this Wednesday

November 28, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A Thai government official driving a white car heading for Sattahip told police that his car was unable to stop as the UK motorcyclist cut… Read More ›

Shock parliamentary defeat exposes the weakness of the coalition already riven with tensions and factions

Shock parliamentary defeat exposes the weakness of the coalition already riven with tensions and factions

November 27, 2019

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MPs walked out after the Speaker Chuan Leekpai called for a recount of votes following the surprising government defeat vote by 234 votes to 230… Read More ›

Chemical ban delay to cause a government crisis as shock move rebuts Bhumjaithai ministers

Chemical ban delay to cause a government crisis as shock move rebuts Bhumjaithai ministers

November 27, 2019

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

The ban had been driven fiercely by junior agriculture minister Mananya Thaiset for whom today’s decision will be seen as a setback. The move also… Read More ›

Pattaya’s Russian tourists targeted by motorcycle snatch gang as the city’s hotels struggle with lower occupancy

Pattaya’s Russian tourists targeted by motorcycle snatch gang as the city’s hotels struggle with lower occupancy

November 27, 2019

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At a reception on Tuesday attended by the Governor of the Thailand Tourism Authority in Pattaya, a recycling initiative was launched by a Thai company… Read More ›

Father in law brutally executes his son and law over a 3-year grudge in Nakhon Si Thammarat province

Father in law brutally executes his son and law over a 3-year grudge in Nakhon Si Thammarat province

November 26, 2019

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A two-year-old little Thai girl saw her grandfather kill her father in a violent attack when he came to her grandparents to bring his family… Read More ›

Minister gears up Thai education sector to meet the demands of foreign investors, job creators into the future

Minister gears up Thai education sector to meet the demands of foreign investors, job creators into the future

November 26, 2019

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Thailand’s flagship industrial project will require a lift in educational standards if it is to attract the best firms worldwide to succeed. Minister has also… Read More ›

Thaksin’s son off the hook on money laundering charges connected with Krung Thai Bank loan scandal

Thaksin’s son off the hook on money laundering charges connected with Krung Thai Bank loan scandal

November 25, 2019

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Judges found that the monies given to Mr Panthongtae Shiniwatra were advanced as part of a new business venture that never got off the ground.… Read More ›

Online child abuse is being exploited as a business opportunity by some Thai porn barons with networks

Online child abuse is being exploited as a business opportunity by some Thai porn barons with networks

November 25, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai investors had purchased the platform as a group set up in Russia and hosted on the popular Russian social network VK. The man arrested… Read More ›

UK ram raider rammed back home to serve seven and a half years in prison after hiding out in sunny Thailand

UK ram raider rammed back home to serve seven and a half years in prison after hiding out in sunny Thailand

November 24, 2019

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Dangerous British criminal living in Thailand for 18 months had committed 4 ram raids by driving powerful cars into buildings and burglarising them. His last… Read More ›

Six students cut out of passenger van smash after driver is killed on the road to Bangkok in the early hours

Six students cut out of passenger van smash after driver is killed on the road to Bangkok in the early hours

November 24, 2019

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48-year-old lorry driver Lorry Somthin Wilawan told police that he initially thought some steel rods had fallen from his vehicle and got out to see… Read More ›

Criminal case opened into death of seven foreign workers in Phuket building collapse on Thursday

Criminal case opened into death of seven foreign workers in Phuket building collapse on Thursday

November 23, 2019

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The investigation officer into the disaster Major Wuttichai Thongkaew reported that it appeared the earth subsided on the new ‘spread footing’ type foundation system. Local… Read More ›

Court ruling on Thanathorn shares opens other MPs to scrutiny and possible electoral law legal action

Court ruling on Thanathorn shares opens other MPs to scrutiny and possible electoral law legal action

November 23, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Meanwhile, activists continue the relentless campaign against Mr Thanathorn and the radical Future Forward Party. The firebrand young leader is also facing further probes by… Read More ›

German tourist dies following rescue from the local beach in Phuket after being hit by a boat’s propeller

German tourist dies following rescue from the local beach in Phuket after being hit by a boat’s propeller

November 22, 2019

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The Deputy Superintendent of Police at Kamala station revealed that the German man was swimming outside the designated swimming area of the beach when tragedy… Read More ›

Despite an export contraction, Thailand’s 2019 trade surplus grew as ministers look at prospects for 2020 

Despite an export contraction, Thailand’s 2019 trade surplus grew as ministers look at prospects for 2020 

November 22, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Trade friction and world economic instability likely to continue under the present US administration. Thailand still aims for 3% export growth in 2020 and economic… Read More ›

Pope meets the PM, calls for an end to the abuse and exploitation of women and children in the sex industry

Pope meets the PM, calls for an end to the abuse and exploitation of women and children in the sex industry

November 22, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Pope Francis called for the ‘uprooting’ of the evils of human trafficking, the sex industry and slave labour in Thailand as well as other countries.… Read More ›