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Southeast Asia’s biggest online retailer Lazada landed in hot water in Thailand over Tik Tok video ad skit

Southeast Asia’s biggest online retailer Lazada landed in hot water in Thailand over Tik Tok video ad skit

May 9, 2022

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

Tik Tok video featuring a transgender influencer joking with a disabled person in a wheelchair sparks fury across Thailand from royalists who claim the skit… Read More ›

Bank props up a slipping baht while Thai unions strongly pursue ฿492 minimum daily wage claim

Bank props up a slipping baht while Thai unions strongly pursue ฿492 minimum daily wage claim

May 8, 2022

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

The slow return of the foreign tourism industry and rising living costs were among the reasons given by JP Morgan as it downgraded its investor… Read More ›

Murder-suicide plot as couple die, one injured in Bangkok shooting involving two French nationals 

Murder-suicide plot as couple die, one injured in Bangkok shooting involving two French nationals 

May 6, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Stunned employees rushed to the scene of the three-storey commercial premises near Sukhumvit after they heard the two French men arguing furiously and then heard… Read More ›

Thailand Pass linked to Emergency Decree as Anutin wants priority for Thais ahead of foreign tourists

Thailand Pass linked to Emergency Decree as Anutin wants priority for Thais ahead of foreign tourists

May 5, 2022

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Growth in foreign tourist arrivals since Sunday, May 1st has been impressive with a 63% spike in numbers arriving at Thailand’s main Suvarnabhumi Airport and… Read More ›

Phuket murder hit suspect dies in Canadian plane crash days after being declared ‘most wanted’ by police

Phuket murder hit suspect dies in Canadian plane crash days after being declared ‘most wanted’ by police

May 4, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

From the moment the two hitmen stepped back onto Canadian soil last February after the murder of crime figure Jimmy Sandhu, their fortunes began to… Read More ›

Thailand and Japan announce defence pact on visit by Japanese PM to Bangkok ahead of US summit

Thailand and Japan announce defence pact on visit by Japanese PM to Bangkok ahead of US summit

May 3, 2022

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

Western powers are moving to counter China’s expansionism in the region with the Quad pact in 2017 and the AUKUS military alliance between the United… Read More ›

Shark attack leaves 8-year-old with leg wound in Phuket but beaches declared safe by marine expert

Shark attack leaves 8-year-old with leg wound in Phuket but beaches declared safe by marine expert

May 2, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The attack comes as Thai authorities are battling to prop up the shark numbers off the kingdom’s coasts with a falling population and birth rate.… Read More ›

Cash is still king in Thailand with a cashless society not on the cards anytime soon says study

Cash is still king in Thailand with a cashless society not on the cards anytime soon says study

May 1, 2022

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

It had been thought that with high smartphone penetration among the population and the widespread use of digital apps for payments during the pandemic, a… Read More ›

Thai wife’s plot to kill 63-year-old Dane bicyclist on April 21st uncovered by Nakhon Sawan police

Thai wife’s plot to kill 63-year-old Dane bicyclist on April 21st uncovered by Nakhon Sawan police

April 30, 2022

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

Disturbing story from Nakhon Sawan in the lower part of northern Thailand where a 24-year-old agreed with his aunt to kill a 60-year-old foreigner on… Read More ›

Both sides of the political divide agree a General Election will be called before the end of 2022

Both sides of the political divide agree a General Election will be called before the end of 2022

April 29, 2022

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

The key question that may determine the outcome of the election will be the voting system used with the fate of two bills being progressed… Read More ›

Proposal to scrap Thailand Pass from June 1st as Thailand seeks tourism-driven economic growth 

Proposal to scrap Thailand Pass from June 1st as Thailand seeks tourism-driven economic growth 

April 28, 2022

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The economy is very much depending on a stronger performance this year by the foreign tourism industry. The proposal to scrap the Thailand Pass regime… Read More ›

Anutin may agree to abolish Thailand Pass but wants all foreign tourists to have booster shots for easy access

Anutin may agree to abolish Thailand Pass but wants all foreign tourists to have booster shots for easy access

April 27, 2022

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

Calls for a wider reopening are coming at a time when Thai political parties are gearing up for a General Election likely to be called… Read More ›

Thailand Pass stalling visitors who wish to travel after May 1st as industry wants the app scrapped

Thailand Pass stalling visitors who wish to travel after May 1st as industry wants the app scrapped

April 26, 2022

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

More foreign tourists are part of the answer for Thailand’s still challenged economy. Figures released by the government show falling unemployment in line with rising… Read More ›

Policeman jailed, sacked from the force over death of young doctor at a zebra crossing in Bangkok

Policeman jailed, sacked from the force over death of young doctor at a zebra crossing in Bangkok

April 25, 2022

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

Police Corporal Norawich Buadok was charged with reckless driving causing death in February after public outcry over the incident. The court heard, on Monday, that… Read More ›

Pheu Thai calls for a landslide win but a crisis is a rising prospect if new voting laws flounder in parliament

Pheu Thai calls for a landslide win but a crisis is a rising prospect if new voting laws flounder in parliament

April 24, 2022

Culture, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Failure to pass two laws amending the country’s voting process is not only a possibility but also very much fraught with danger, one that is… Read More ›

Good economic news, test now is how to emerge from stagflation with large price shock looming as inflation rises

Good economic news, test now is how to emerge from stagflation with large price shock looming as inflation rises

April 23, 2022

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

All to play for as the economy looks set to achieve significant growth this year. The key variable is the price of oil which has… Read More ›

Test and Go scrapped, a giant step by officials that removes testing for incoming air passengers to Thailand

Test and Go scrapped, a giant step by officials that removes testing for incoming air passengers to Thailand

April 22, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Unvaccinated travellers still face 5 days quarantine, a prior negative test and an RT-PCR test on Day 4 or 5 but on Friday, the decision… Read More ›

Elite Thai police units arrest Ukrainian tax evaders living in Phuket after raiding their luxury villa

Elite Thai police units arrest Ukrainian tax evaders living in Phuket after raiding their luxury villa

April 21, 2022

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The operation on Tuesday was launched by units of the Crime Suppression Division (CSD), Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) and the Hanuman task force in liaison… Read More ›

US ASEAN summit as ‘dangerous directions’ now emerging in Asia as China’s regional power rises

US ASEAN summit as ‘dangerous directions’ now emerging in Asia as China’s regional power rises

April 20, 2022

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The summit is being seen as a chance by the United States to reset its relationship with ASEAN and its member states but the bloc… Read More ›

Decision time on plans to ease further restrictions on foreign tourists with strong conflicting views at this time

Decision time on plans to ease further restrictions on foreign tourists with strong conflicting views at this time

April 18, 2022

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

Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul on Monday was more cautious when he confirmed that the government was moving towards endemic status but stressed that… Read More ›