Thailand

13 students from Isan killed in early morning horror pickup truck crash in Samut Prakan on a main street

13 students from Isan killed in early morning horror pickup truck crash in Samut Prakan on a main street

September 29, 2019

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Police are anxious to interview the driver who survived the crash but is seriously injured in hospital. An eye witness suggests that the vehicle suddenly… Read More ›

Indebted teachers thrown a lifeline as a Bangkok court rules they must have 30% of their salary

Indebted teachers thrown a lifeline as a Bangkok court rules they must have 30% of their salary

September 28, 2019

Economy, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Teachers like other officials who work for the Thai state are effectively prohibited from availing of the country’s sophisticated bankruptcy laws as it means automatic… Read More ›

Thanathorn’s US lobbying firm probed following protests last week in New York against the PM

Thanathorn’s US lobbying firm probed following protests last week in New York against the PM

September 28, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Contract between the US lobbying firm APCO Worldwide and Thanathorn is for $10,000 per month and runs until the end of the year allowing the… Read More ›

Canadian the latest foreigner killed in a motorbike accident in Thailand early on Friday in Pattaya

Canadian the latest foreigner killed in a motorbike accident in Thailand early on Friday in Pattaya

September 28, 2019

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Scores of people die every day on Thailand’s roads and even more are injured through road traffic accidents involving motorbikes. On Tuesday in Bangkok, a… Read More ›

Man commits crime in Chonburi to be sent ‘home’ to prison in Pattaya, prefers life on the inside

Man commits crime in Chonburi to be sent ‘home’ to prison in Pattaya, prefers life on the inside

September 27, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The incident follows a similar story in Sisaket on August 20th when a 41-year-old Thai man had himself arrested by holding up a heavily surveilled… Read More ›

Prime Minister in New York predicts that Thailand will be a first-world economy in 17 years or by 2036

Prime Minister in New York predicts that Thailand will be a first-world economy in 17 years or by 2036

September 27, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Reports from the Bank of Thailand’s Monetary policy committee on Wednesday this week indicated that Thailand’s tourism sector in 2019 is in decline while the… Read More ›

Another Pretty says she woke up naked at the Nonthaburi party venue where Lunlabelle died 

Another Pretty says she woke up naked at the Nonthaburi party venue where Lunlabelle died 

September 27, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Nonthaburi police sought and obtained warrants for the arrest of the owner of the party house and five other individuals that police believe may be… Read More ›

US President agrees to visit Thailand for the 35th ASEAN Summit later this year in Bangkok from October 31st

US President agrees to visit Thailand for the 35th ASEAN Summit later this year in Bangkok from October 31st

September 26, 2019

Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Speculation about the visit comes as there is an acceptance of the growing importance of the ASEAN bloc of nations as a pivotal force in… Read More ›

Finn kidnaps stepdaughter in Khon Kaen for the noblest of reasons – police say no further action

Finn kidnaps stepdaughter in Khon Kaen for the noblest of reasons – police say no further action

September 26, 2019

Crime, Culture, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Police in Immigration Bureau Division 4 briefed the media on the matter on Wednesday. Major General Nattawat Karndee explained that the police had become involved… Read More ›

Tourists to Thailand will be required to have a valid licence to ride a motorbike under new order

Tourists to Thailand will be required to have a valid licence to ride a motorbike under new order

September 25, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The death last year of 17-year-old Anthony Ryan from the UK, the eldest of five sons from Bradford, stands out but scarcely a week goes… Read More ›

Male model arrested again by Thai police and charged in relation to ‘pretty’ woman death

Male model arrested again by Thai police and charged in relation to ‘pretty’ woman death

September 25, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The autopsy report this week from Chulalongkorn Hospital was a bombshell in more ways than one. The young woman had died in the afternoon or… Read More ›

Thaksin’s son faces money-laundering ruling relating to ‘suspicious’ ฿10 million payment

Thaksin’s son faces money-laundering ruling relating to ‘suspicious’ ฿10 million payment

September 25, 2019

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Case centres on a ฿10 million payment made by cheque from Mr Krisdathanon of the Krisda Mahanakorn Plc to 39-year-old Mr Shinawatara which has been… Read More ›

Pheu Thai MP sentenced to death for the murder of a man he believed had an affair with his wife in Khon Kaen

Pheu Thai MP sentenced to death for the murder of a man he believed had an affair with his wife in Khon Kaen

September 24, 2019

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

In 2017, two policeman and three other men were sentenced to death for the murder of the provincial official but four of them had their… Read More ›

Thailand may resume EU free trade talks as Commerce Ministry organises public hearings

Thailand may resume EU free trade talks as Commerce Ministry organises public hearings

September 24, 2019

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

Last Friday, over $1 billion in investment projects were announced by the Board of Trade as Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak indicated that the European… Read More ›

Male model off the hook after autopsy report finds young woman ‘pretty’ died of alcohol poisoning

Male model off the hook after autopsy report finds young woman ‘pretty’ died of alcohol poisoning

September 23, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Following his release by police on Thursday last after intense questioning, the 24-year-old man predicted that the forensic tests in the case would absolve him… Read More ›

Police chief warns any officials linked to arrested Koh Samui drugs boss will face punishment as probe moves on

Police chief warns any officials linked to arrested Koh Samui drugs boss will face punishment as probe moves on

September 23, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Drug dealer known as the ‘boss’ believed to have run the most extensive drug network on Koh Samui was a former convict who spent 9… Read More ›

Thai PM gets warm welcome from expats in New York as he visits to speak to the UN this week

Thai PM gets warm welcome from expats in New York as he visits to speak to the UN this week

September 23, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Prime Minister is accompanied on the trip by Foreign Affairs Minister Don Pramudwinai and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa. The visit coincides with weeks of… Read More ›

51-year-old Russian found dead at home in Koh Samui. Drug paraphernalia, brown liquid found

51-year-old Russian found dead at home in Koh Samui. Drug paraphernalia, brown liquid found

September 22, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Man had lived in the house for 10 years and was well-liked by locals who never had any issues with him. Police found one of… Read More ›

Stimulus to target people at the margins as bank shares hit a nine-year low with fading income

Stimulus to target people at the margins as bank shares hit a nine-year low with fading income

September 22, 2019

Economy, Thailand:

Stimulus package required to preserve financial stability at grassroots level reveals top Ministry of Finance official as personal debt problem combines with darker economic conditions… Read More ›

Exemptions on T28 reporting for visas linked to foreigners working in Thailand in effect now

Exemptions on T28 reporting for visas linked to foreigners working in Thailand in effect now

September 22, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Progress is being made on the burdensome T28 and T30 regulations as key government aide Kobsak Pootrakool appears to have taken up the issue. The… Read More ›