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Suspect arrested linked to Yala outrage as top brass face up to a new threat in the South

Suspect arrested linked to Yala outrage as top brass face up to a new threat in the South

November 9, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Some security sources have identified a shadowy separatist revolutionary group with a paramilitary arm known the Barusi Revolusi Nasional as the force behind a new… Read More ›

American Bart Allen Helmus kept alive with an artificial respirator at Sa Kaeo’s Crown Prince hospital

American Bart Allen Helmus kept alive with an artificial respirator at Sa Kaeo’s Crown Prince hospital

November 8, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

The two prison escapees are both being treated in the intensive care under guard at Sa Kaeo’s Crown Prince Hospital. It comes as the third… Read More ›

70-year-old German man attacked in Phuket in a home invasion by two men with long knives

70-year-old German man attacked in Phuket in a home invasion by two men with long knives

November 8, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

His 50-year-old Thai wife arrived home just in the nick of time as the men had tied the German man to a chair with black… Read More ›

Thai owned pirate movie website closed down by DSI police one of the biggest in the world 

Thai owned pirate movie website closed down by DSI police one of the biggest in the world 

November 8, 2019

Crime, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Owner of the website which has been online since 2014 and generating ฿5 million a month in advertising revenue is a Thai national living abroad. … Read More ›

Efforts by Bank of Thailand to rein in the Thai baht as it hovers near ฿30 to the dollar in recent days

Efforts by Bank of Thailand to rein in the Thai baht as it hovers near ฿30 to the dollar in recent days

November 7, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Business leaders accept that Thailand has two problems, one being the high value of the Thai baht and the other being the disruption to world… Read More ›

American inmate in a coma after shooting himself when police surrounded him and his Thai wife

American inmate in a coma after shooting himself when police surrounded him and his Thai wife

November 7, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

It is clear that Bart Allen Helmus who when originally arrested by police last July in Pattaya was found with a gun and 200 bullets,… Read More ›

Cambodian opposition will be denied entry into Thailand as it seeks to topple Hun Sen

Cambodian opposition will be denied entry into Thailand as it seeks to topple Hun Sen

November 6, 2019

More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

Key Cambodian leaders have said that they will return to Cambodia on November 9th via Thailand in recent days. Sam Rainsy, the founder of the… Read More ›

American escapee tried to kill his wife as police net closed on them in Sa Kaeo province

American escapee tried to kill his wife as police net closed on them in Sa Kaeo province

November 6, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

The three inmates who made a daring escape from the Pattaya Provincial Court cells on Monday were back in custody with 48 hours on Wednesday… Read More ›

17-year-old Thai girl electrocuted by her smartphone in Chaiyaphum province last Friday

17-year-old Thai girl electrocuted by her smartphone in Chaiyaphum province last Friday

November 6, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

Police investigators, however, suspect an old and repaired electric extension cable unit may have ‘leaked’ current which reached the girl’s iron bed but are keeping… Read More ›

RCEP deal agreed as India opts out – busy Bangkok ASEAN summit concludes on a low key

RCEP deal agreed as India opts out – busy Bangkok ASEAN summit concludes on a low key

November 5, 2019

Economy, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

The decisive move by Indian PM Narendra Modi to withdraw India from the RCEP trade pact now clears the way for it to be signed… Read More ›

American drug gangster escapes from custody in Pattaya with Thai wife in armed prison break

American drug gangster escapes from custody in Pattaya with Thai wife in armed prison break

November 5, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The three shackled prisoners two men and women ran from the prison holding centre armed with a gun to a waiting Izuzu truck with no… Read More ›

Internet health threat to people in Thailand and one which society must now prepare for

Internet health threat to people in Thailand and one which society must now prepare for

November 5, 2019

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

47 million Thai people are now regular Internet users in Thailand with an average usage of 5 hours and 13 minutes every day. This has… Read More ›

UK man arrested on drugs charges by CSD police in Pattaya claims ex Thai wife set him up 

UK man arrested on drugs charges by CSD police in Pattaya claims ex Thai wife set him up 

November 4, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

A 36-year-old UK man was arrested on Sunday for supplying drugs to tourists on the island of Ko Pha Ngan. He was stopped by police… Read More ›

UN Secretary-General warns of a fractured world at the ASEAN summit over US-China split

UN Secretary-General warns of a fractured world at the ASEAN summit over US-China split

November 3, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

Philippines President urged ASEAN leaders not to choose sides between the US and China and to steer an independent course. He spoke of the rise… Read More ›

Inquest into death of Brit who died following a sucker punch outside a Pattaya Go Go bar

Inquest into death of Brit who died following a sucker punch outside a Pattaya Go Go bar

November 3, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

The 50-year old widow of Mike Jones-Mathias told reporters that she could not believe that her husband, the owner of a cafe in Cardiff, would… Read More ›

The murderer walks police officers through his monstrous crime that has outraged Thailand

The murderer walks police officers through his monstrous crime that has outraged Thailand

November 3, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Withun Sitabut has been charged with the murder and torture of 58-year-old Wanne Jiracharoenying, a crime for which the death sentence is mandatory. The woman… Read More ›

Biggest free trade pact in the world being readied for launch at the ASEAN summit on Monday

Biggest free trade pact in the world being readied for launch at the ASEAN summit on Monday

November 2, 2019

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

At a sideline meeting this weekend, the Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad was in no doubt that the ASEAN bloc was now being targeted… Read More ›

Norwegian dies from smoke inhalation after fire erupts at 16th story Pattaya condo building

Norwegian dies from smoke inhalation after fire erupts at 16th story Pattaya condo building

November 2, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Firefighters initially had difficulty accessing the building with ladders to fight the fire but later deployed hoses and chemical extinguishers to bring the conflagration control.… Read More ›

Crazed criminal and rapist terrorises foreign nationals on Ko Samui to feed his drug habit 

Crazed criminal and rapist terrorises foreign nationals on Ko Samui to feed his drug habit 

November 1, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

On Thursday morning, after the criminal had fled Ko Samui, police from Bo Phut police station cornered the Thai man at a girlfriend’s apartment. He… Read More ›

‘Real’ farmers reject ministry’s ‘organic’ vision as they seek injunctive relief in court

‘Real’ farmers reject ministry’s ‘organic’ vision as they seek injunctive relief in court

November 1, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Former senior Ministry of Agriculture official gives evidence to the court to support the injunction and suggests that farmers may later be forced to take… Read More ›