Thailand

Pragmatic economic policy aims to keep things ticking over until exports and tourism reawaken in 2021

Pragmatic economic policy aims to keep things ticking over until exports and tourism reawaken in 2021

August 24, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

New Deputy Prime Minister with oversight of the economy has also signalled a rethink on the sort of industry Thailand is seeking for the Eastern… Read More ›

Police witness in Red Bull case had talks about witness protection with department at the Ministry of Justice

Police witness in Red Bull case had talks about witness protection with department at the Ministry of Justice

August 24, 2020

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Thailand’s Minister of Justice Somsak Thepsutin has given an assurance that protection for any witness connected with the Red Bull case is available from his… Read More ›

American man’s home in Phetchabun found to be illegal after complaints from locals prompts probe

American man’s home in Phetchabun found to be illegal after complaints from locals prompts probe

August 23, 2020

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Nightmare day for American man living in Phetchabun province. Resort type house had been built on two land plots awarded following a cabinet resolution in… Read More ›

Arrest warrant out for former Thai-Dutch TV star, now facing 33 years in prison for illegal drug trafficking

Arrest warrant out for former Thai-Dutch TV star, now facing 33 years in prison for illegal drug trafficking

August 22, 2020

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Amelia ‘Amy’ Jacobs flew out of Suvarnabhumi Airport last August after being released a year before from prison having been held for 11 months. Her… Read More ›

Tourism is coming back to Phuket with a wave of visitors expected from October in a surprising move

Tourism is coming back to Phuket with a wave of visitors expected from October in a surprising move

August 22, 2020

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The breakthrough may turn Phuket from a ghost town into a boomtown in October as many foreigners from around the world waiting outside Thailand’s closed… Read More ›

Prayut says students being bullied into protests as more of the movement’s leaders face charges

Prayut says students being bullied into protests as more of the movement’s leaders face charges

August 21, 2020

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Protest leaders may be buoyed by the excitement of the moment, the large numbers seen at recent rallies and even the moral support they are… Read More ›

Man visiting from Laos had TB, not Covid 19 as Udon Thani governor confirms no trace of Covid 19 virus

Man visiting from Laos had TB, not Covid 19 as Udon Thani governor confirms no trace of Covid 19 virus

August 20, 2020

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31-year old daughter Ms Dido, her mother and the owner of the rustic house where the couple from Laos stayed, have been interviewed by local… Read More ›

Mom charged with putting her 4-year-old son in a coma after the boy soiled his bed on Mother’s Day

Mom charged with putting her 4-year-old son in a coma after the boy soiled his bed on Mother’s Day

August 20, 2020

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Police are seeking further information from Bhumibol Hospital in the Sai Mai area of Bangkok on the boy’s injuries after detaining his mother and her… Read More ›

Austrian dies in Phuket motorbike smash after passenger van collision – alcohol tests ordered in police probe

Austrian dies in Phuket motorbike smash after passenger van collision – alcohol tests ordered in police probe

August 19, 2020

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Police Captain Channarong Pakrongkeua of Karon Police Station has ordered medical tests on the body of the Austrian man who died and the passenger van… Read More ›

Moneylender charged with ordering the death of woman in southern Thailand at a cost of ฿2,500

Moneylender charged with ordering the death of woman in southern Thailand at a cost of ฿2,500

August 19, 2020

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Woman who worked in the seafood industry was murdered on August 7th last by a 27-year-old local hitman from Buriram province who carried out the… Read More ›

Business, economic experts call for less emphasis on tourism and exports with higher taxation levels at home

Business, economic experts call for less emphasis on tourism and exports with higher taxation levels at home

August 19, 2020

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha, in an appeal for unity in the face of economic adversity last week, highlighted as a key reason for the… Read More ›

Shares slump as Bangkok court sets two hearing dates to consider Thai Airways restructuring plan in full

Shares slump as Bangkok court sets two hearing dates to consider Thai Airways restructuring plan in full

August 18, 2020

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On Friday 14th August, the firm’s auditors, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Jaiyos, declined to sign off on the airline’s accounts to June 30th citing concerns about… Read More ›

Over 12,000 turn up on Sunday to call for political change, leaders set September response deadline

Over 12,000 turn up on Sunday to call for political change, leaders set September response deadline

August 17, 2020

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Speakers on the stage referred to a ‘People’s Liberation Council’ and vowed not to surrender activists to police who are reportedly the subject of arrest… Read More ›

Myanmar men who murdered two UK backpackers on Ko Tao have their death sentences commuted to life

Myanmar men who murdered two UK backpackers on Ko Tao have their death sentences commuted to life

August 17, 2020

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Confusion developed over the weekend when some media reported that both Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo had been pardoned. This drew a clarification from a… Read More ›

Hard-up air conditioning repairman arrested for murder of wife and mother in Nakhon Ratchasima

Hard-up air conditioning repairman arrested for murder of wife and mother in Nakhon Ratchasima

August 16, 2020

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Police arrested the man within 48 hours of the grim discovery on Tuesday afternoon when a teacher returned a 6-year-old girl from school to the… Read More ›

Top doc wants a halt to all foreigners entering Thailand again warning of a 2nd virus breakout due to the influx

Top doc wants a halt to all foreigners entering Thailand again warning of a 2nd virus breakout due to the influx

August 15, 2020

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New Economic Centre established this week and plans to be put forward by the Minister of Public Health to build a vaccine factory show Thailand… Read More ›

Prosecutor appears before House committee as Chairman worries for safety of expert witness in the case

Prosecutor appears before House committee as Chairman worries for safety of expert witness in the case

August 14, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police panel report has identified severe failings in the police handling of the case. This eventually led, through omission, delay or confusion, to the evidence… Read More ›

Official says tourists will have to wait until at least after February 2021 to return to Thailand normally

Official says tourists will have to wait until at least after February 2021 to return to Thailand normally

August 13, 2020

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On Wednesday, the Director-General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand also told the media the ban on incoming flights and access to Thailand was… Read More ›

New ministers take the reins in a formal audience with King Rama X & Queen Suthida at Dusit Palace

New ministers take the reins in a formal audience with King Rama X & Queen Suthida at Dusit Palace

August 13, 2020

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Ceremony on Wednesday took place at the Dusit Palace in Bangkok. Seven ministers took their oaths of office before the King and Queen. Thailand’s new… Read More ›

Murdered woman may have died in an amorous liaison at her home in Nakhon Ratchasima, girl at school

Murdered woman may have died in an amorous liaison at her home in Nakhon Ratchasima, girl at school

August 13, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The woman was the mother of a 6-year-old daughter who was at school while the little girl’s parent lost her life in her bedroom. Police… Read More ›