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Entry for privileged groups tightened up as flack swirls over Egyptian military’s flying visit to Rayong

Entry for privileged groups tightened up as flack swirls over Egyptian military’s flying visit to Rayong

July 14, 2020

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

Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) gave details surrounding the visit by 31 military personnel to Rayong onboard an Egyptian… Read More ›

Mystery Egyptian military flight revealed as exposing Thailand to the Covid 19 virus in Rayong province

Mystery Egyptian military flight revealed as exposing Thailand to the Covid 19 virus in Rayong province

July 14, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A 43-year-old Egyptian soldier was only tested on Saturday having flown from Rayong’s UTapao Airport on Friday to Chengdu in China and back again. The… Read More ›

Stranded foreigners must get embassy letter, new visa or leave Thailand to avoid arrest by police

Stranded foreigners must get embassy letter, new visa or leave Thailand to avoid arrest by police

July 13, 2020

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The tough stance is expected to follow if an amnesty for short-term visa holders is not extended beyond July 31st as indicated. The move coincides… Read More ›

Somkid ready to bow out of government as September cabinet reshuffle seems to be on the cards

Somkid ready to bow out of government as September cabinet reshuffle seems to be on the cards

July 12, 2020

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

Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha has revealed that he has already approached some economists to take up a role in his new government but that… Read More ›

Elderly man murders wife in Nakhon Ratchasima after she denied him money for alcohol and cheap kicks

Elderly man murders wife in Nakhon Ratchasima after she denied him money for alcohol and cheap kicks

July 11, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

63-year-old Amnuay Boonsong, originally from Surin province, was arrested on Friday night in the centre of Nakhon Ratchasima. He admitted to carrying out the appallingly… Read More ›

Plans to relaunch tourism from China thrown out as conflicting reports emerge of a new swine flu virus threat

Plans to relaunch tourism from China thrown out as conflicting reports emerge of a new swine flu virus threat

July 10, 2020

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

G4 was highlighted earlier this month by a team of Chinese disease control experts and derives from the 2009 Swine flu or H1N1 virus. The… Read More ›

Mini cabinet meets to focus on efforts to boost Thailand’s decimated post virus economy – May’s exports fell

Mini cabinet meets to focus on efforts to boost Thailand’s decimated post virus economy – May’s exports fell

July 10, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The move comes as Thailand’s economic leadership resumes regular meetings with dismal numbers emerging from the country’s industrial and export sector for May. Thailand’s exports,… Read More ›

Senior Thai officials and medical elite warn that Covid 19 remains a threat even with borders closed to travellers

Senior Thai officials and medical elite warn that Covid 19 remains a threat even with borders closed to travellers

July 9, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Covid 19 centre has warned of complacency among the Thai public following the publication of an opinion poll this week which showed two-thirds of… Read More ›

Agony for stranded western foreigners as ‘Fast-track’ Chinese charter flight jets in from Shanghai

Agony for stranded western foreigners as ‘Fast-track’ Chinese charter flight jets in from Shanghai

July 9, 2020

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

Recent Thai government regulations have granted ‘fast-track’ entry to Asian business people without quarantine extending to parties of up to 10 people. The arrival of… Read More ›

Mysterious death of Australian man found on Saturday in Pattaya ruled as suicide, case closed by local police

Mysterious death of Australian man found on Saturday in Pattaya ruled as suicide, case closed by local police

July 8, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Maid at the Pattaya condominium remembered Mr Andrew Tomlinson as a quiet man who had lived there for 3 years without incident. His death, revealed… Read More ›

Thai economy has until October to rebound or bad debts will begin to weigh heavily on the banks

Thai economy has until October to rebound or bad debts will begin to weigh heavily on the banks

July 7, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Grim prediction and outlook for Thailand’s economy, battered even before the Covid 19 emergency by changing world trends and trade tensions, but now, to quote… Read More ›

Russian woman arrested for suspected filicide in Pattaya after surviving 3rd-floor condo jump

Russian woman arrested for suspected filicide in Pattaya after surviving 3rd-floor condo jump

July 6, 2020

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Landlord told police that the 33-year-old Russian woman, named as Anna Efimova, arrived last Saturday evening and was alone with her infant girl. The woman… Read More ›

UK PM’s partner targets monkey coconut trade as animal rights group gets Thai products removed in shops

UK PM’s partner targets monkey coconut trade as animal rights group gets Thai products removed in shops

July 6, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Boris Johnson’s partner applauds UK retailers for their ban on products using monkey labour linked with Thailand’s coconut farmers. Leading UK retailers turn their back… Read More ›

Drunk soldier who overturned pickup guns down a diligent policeman trying to rescue him in a stupor

Drunk soldier who overturned pickup guns down a diligent policeman trying to rescue him in a stupor

July 5, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The tragedy played out in the early hours of Friday morning leaving a popular police volunteer dead, a young man facing a murder charge and… Read More ›

Thailand is red-lighted in the UK for quarantine purposes alongside Brazil, China and the US, inexplicable move

Thailand is red-lighted in the UK for quarantine purposes alongside Brazil, China and the US, inexplicable move

July 4, 2020

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Travellers from Thailand must quarantine for 14 days when entering the UK. Clarification late on Friday night is disappointing news for Thai authorities as the… Read More ›

Move to prevent a tourism wipeout as minister pushes 3 phase plan especially targeting Chinese tourists

Move to prevent a tourism wipeout as minister pushes 3 phase plan especially targeting Chinese tourists

July 3, 2020

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The Tourism Minister envisages the return of tourism under tightly controlled conditions in August with access only to popular tourist hotspots for bookings made through… Read More ›

Prosecutors urge police to track down location of Red Bull heir to allow for extradition proceedings against him

Prosecutors urge police to track down location of Red Bull heir to allow for extradition proceedings against him

July 2, 2020

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The heir to a family fortune estimated in billions of dollars underpinned by the world-famous Red Bull drink, Vorayuth ‘Boss’ Yoovidhya, is somewhere out there… Read More ›

Buriram judge brokers justice for Danish man and his Thai wife after abrupt relationship breakdown

Buriram judge brokers justice for Danish man and his Thai wife after abrupt relationship breakdown

July 1, 2020

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The case before the court was not decided but the judge indicated that their relationship was one of marriage and therefore suggested that assets, excluding… Read More ›

Lawyer tells senior CSD police that his hands are clean in relation to any alleged prison escape plot by Banyin

Lawyer tells senior CSD police that his hands are clean in relation to any alleged prison escape plot by Banyin

June 30, 2020

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Korn Kanthieng met the police and answered questions for nearly five hours on Tuesday. They are investigating the alleged plot linked to former Deputy Commerce… Read More ›

IATA calls on countries like Thailand to think again over quarantine schemes and travel curbs costing jobs

IATA calls on countries like Thailand to think again over quarantine schemes and travel curbs costing jobs

June 30, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The airline industry body representing over 290 airlines calls for a global standard and response to kickstart international travel between countries as Thailand faces a… Read More ›