Thailand

Thailand’s new democracy cannot claim victory as old strifes open up against a weak government

Thailand’s new democracy cannot claim victory as old strifes open up against a weak government

June 18, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

New cabinet, once it is sworn in, will replace the National Council for Peace and Order which has been in power since 2014. It is… Read More ›

‘They stayed in Thailand and never left’ – Italian fraudster lived in Pattaya after escape from Thai prison

‘They stayed in Thailand and never left’ – Italian fraudster lived in Pattaya after escape from Thai prison

June 17, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

A security expert has revealed that 58 year old Francesco Galdelli and his wife, 45 year old Vanya Goffi, were a highly regarded couple in… Read More ›

Thai woman in Chiang Rai shot in the head by spurned ex lover after online jealousy erupts

Thai woman in Chiang Rai shot in the head by spurned ex lover after online jealousy erupts

June 17, 2019

Crime, Culture, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

27 year old Sawitree Phromwong had ended her relationship with 31 year old Ek Udom, a convicted criminal who had just served one year from… Read More ›

UK rapist and crack cocaine drug dealer to be sentenced on July 8th after his release from a Thai prison

UK rapist and crack cocaine drug dealer to be sentenced on July 8th after his release from a Thai prison

June 16, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The tragic death of a young Thai woman, 26 year old Wannipa Chanhuaton, at the hands of the UK man formerly convicted of rape and… Read More ›

Violent street battle breaks out in Bangkok between rival motorcycle taxi gangs: two dead

Violent street battle breaks out in Bangkok between rival motorcycle taxi gangs: two dead

June 16, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Bangkok’s motorcycle taxis have been involved in a number of violent incidents with rival technology driven competitor taxi services in recent years. They have also… Read More ›

Wiley UK man gets off by meeting the Thai woman he stole from and offering a tearful apology

Wiley UK man gets off by meeting the Thai woman he stole from and offering a tearful apology

June 15, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s legal code is very clear. Under Section 334, it is a crime punishable by up to 3 years imprisonment to ‘take away’ the property… Read More ›

Highway robber arrested and charged on Ko Samui led double life as hotel employee on the island

Highway robber arrested and charged on Ko Samui led double life as hotel employee on the island

June 14, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thai man on a motorbike stopped a German Thai couple on the road from Lamai beach in the east of Ko Samui to Mae Nam… Read More ›

Thailand faces an economic test as change becomes a reality in cars, farming and business

Thailand faces an economic test as change becomes a reality in cars, farming and business

June 13, 2019

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Is Thailand ready for the ride: The arrival of new technology and the global scramble to secure trade means that Thailand can no longer count… Read More ›

Despicable western foreigner sought by Pattaya police after the theft of ฿2,000 from a Thai woman

Despicable western foreigner sought by Pattaya police after the theft of ฿2,000 from a Thai woman

June 12, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Overweight, elderly foreigner can be seen spotting the woman’s cash. He moves toward it while she is still at the counter. He places a sandaled… Read More ›

Fate of key ministries will be the opening indicator on how the new Thai government proceeds from here

Fate of key ministries will be the opening indicator on how the new Thai government proceeds from here

June 11, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Some within the Democrat and Bhumjaitai parties seem to have forgotten that this new parliament is operating under a very different constitutional dispensation. A difficult… Read More ›

Police called to deal with gecko trespass incident in Bueng Kan. Suspect arrested, later released

Police called to deal with gecko trespass incident in Bueng Kan. Suspect arrested, later released

June 11, 2019

Crime, Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A humorous story from northern Thailand highlights the varied role of the Royal Thai police across the nation. For once, it is a story that… Read More ›

Porn web preying on Thai women in Bangkok. Arrest of the fiend at the heart of the blackmail and deceit

Porn web preying on Thai women in Bangkok. Arrest of the fiend at the heart of the blackmail and deceit

June 10, 2019

Crime, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The fact that two of the victims of the criminal enterprise are under 18 has opened up the Thai man arrested this week to a… Read More ›

Mother abandons newborn baby as she felt she could not care for little boy on husband’s income

Mother abandons newborn baby as she felt she could not care for little boy on husband’s income

June 9, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Woman’s husband works away from home to find employment. His salary as a driver is just over ฿10,000 per month. The infant’s mother, after bringing… Read More ›

American graffiti couple tracked down in Pattaya and arrested Wednesday night. To be Deported

American graffiti couple tracked down in Pattaya and arrested Wednesday night. To be Deported

June 8, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

28 year old Sell Tornberg and his American companion, 24 year old Nicola Gollan, were in a sober mood this week following their shock arrest… Read More ›

Wait of South African drug mule to go free coming to an end as story exposes an evil underworld

Wait of South African drug mule to go free coming to an end as story exposes an evil underworld

June 7, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The help and support given freely for years by Henk Vanstaen to South African women abused as drug mules and abandoned in Bangkok’s Lard Lao… Read More ›

Thai loan shark jailed on perjury charges after suit against borrower brings about her downfall

Thai loan shark jailed on perjury charges after suit against borrower brings about her downfall

June 6, 2019

Crime, Economy, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The Thai woman, who took out the loan from Supitcha Apichatphokhin, attempted to pay the loan back in full, nearly ten years ago but the… Read More ›

Prayut wins vote to be Thailand’s Prime Minister in marathon 12 hour session of parliament in Bangkok

Prayut wins vote to be Thailand’s Prime Minister in marathon 12 hour session of parliament in Bangkok

June 5, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The 29th Thai Prime Minister now moves on to form his second government which will face a very different political environment to the last one… Read More ›

Thai smartphone users ditching Chinese firm Huawei as US China trade war opens up in tech arena

Thai smartphone users ditching Chinese firm Huawei as US China trade war opens up in tech arena

June 4, 2019

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

There has been a drop in sales not only for Huawei as sales of smartphones in Thailand are now expected to decline by 4% this… Read More ›

Thailand celebrates the birthday and life this June of Queen Suthida – an inspiring story for all

Thailand celebrates the birthday and life this June of Queen Suthida – an inspiring story for all

June 3, 2019

Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The new Thai Queen graduated from Assumption University in Bangkok in 2000. After working for a number of airlines including Thai Airways, she joined the… Read More ›

UK man fights for his life in a northern Thai town after being targeted trying to intervene in a fight

UK man fights for his life in a northern Thai town after being targeted trying to intervene in a fight

June 2, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

At first glance, the CCTV footage from the incident looks like fair game but when you look closer you can see the UK man is… Read More ›