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Chinese links to nightlife underworld and police collusion being investigated in drugs crackdown

Chinese links to nightlife underworld and police collusion being investigated in drugs crackdown

October 27, 2022

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

Police seized ฿1.3 million in cash from two safes while they failed to open four others at a completely unlicensed Chinese-run high-end nightlife complex in… Read More ›

Deputy Prime Minister Jurin reports higher than expected exports in September but a trade deficit

Deputy Prime Minister Jurin reports higher than expected exports in September but a trade deficit

October 26, 2022

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Speaking on Monday, the minister reaffirmed his party’s opposition to the government’s marijuana bill. The deputy prime minister said the liberal availability of cannabis was… Read More ›

Cabinet approves land rights for rich foreigners as Thailand ramps up inward investment in 2022

Cabinet approves land rights for rich foreigners as Thailand ramps up inward investment in 2022

October 26, 2022

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha upbeat about the kingdom’s prospects as inward investment from foreign firms for the first 9 months showed a 57% improvement… Read More ›

Finance Ministry unveils green bonds as it seeks ฿900 billion for investment over four years

Finance Ministry unveils green bonds as it seeks ฿900 billion for investment over four years

October 25, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Kingdom’s finances appear to be sound with a projected debt-to-GDP ratio in 2023 of 60.4% which is extremely prudent by international standards. The fact that… Read More ›

Policeman on the run after gunning down 32 year old at a music bar in southern Trang province

Policeman on the run after gunning down 32 year old at a music bar in southern Trang province

October 25, 2022

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The perpetrator, known as ‘Sergeant Bird’ is a member of the Trang Special Operations Unit or SWAT team in Trang and is understood to have… Read More ›

Political activist and tycoon Thanathorn attacked by crazed man at National Book Fair in Bangkok

Political activist and tycoon Thanathorn attacked by crazed man at National Book Fair in Bangkok

October 24, 2022

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

Attack on the Progressive Movement leader by a crazed and eccentric businessman comes before a General Election is due to be called in Thailand in… Read More ›

Thailand feels the pinch of lower tourism earnings as second ex-minister queries economic data

Thailand feels the pinch of lower tourism earnings as second ex-minister queries economic data

October 24, 2022

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

Former Deputy Minister of Labour warns that a continuation of the current trend with twin deficits would be bad news for the kingdom. Thailand’s Foreign… Read More ›

Prayut hails economic progress by his government but his path to reelection next summer is still unclear

Prayut hails economic progress by his government but his path to reelection next summer is still unclear

October 23, 2022

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Political experts and commentators have been talking up the prospects of the Bhumjaithai Party as a ‘neutral’ actor on the receiving end of defections with… Read More ›

Fears for Russian tourist, a top business executive, gone missing from Naithon Beach in Phuket

Fears for Russian tourist, a top business executive, gone missing from Naithon Beach in Phuket

October 23, 2022

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Police have not ruled out that the woman may have been attacked for her personal belongings but it is also feared she may have had… Read More ›

Campaign to save Thailand’s last gorilla at high-rise zoo enclosure knocked on the head by owners

Campaign to save Thailand’s last gorilla at high-rise zoo enclosure knocked on the head by owners

October 22, 2022

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The owner of the gorilla, the Pata Pinklao Department Store, on Saturday, rejected the suggestion that Bua Noi was for sale or that there had… Read More ›

MP seeks probe into Thursday’s NBTC decision not to block the $7.5 billion DTAC True merger

MP seeks probe into Thursday’s NBTC decision not to block the $7.5 billion DTAC True merger

October 22, 2022

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

The decision on Thursday by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) not to block the huge merger between two key players in the Thai… Read More ›

Police chief vows swift action against Provincial Police chief suspected of assisting drug gangs in Narathiwat

Police chief vows swift action against Provincial Police chief suspected of assisting drug gangs in Narathiwat

October 21, 2022

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General Damrongsak Kittiprapaton, on Thursday, removed the police chief in the southern province under Section 63 of the new National Police Act. The allegations against… Read More ›

Passengers to finally get refunds from high-flying Thai Airways still facing financial turbulence 

Passengers to finally get refunds from high-flying Thai Airways still facing financial turbulence 

October 21, 2022

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

It appears that the airline, kept alive by cargo freight income and the protection of the court through the pandemic emergency, has made substantial progress… Read More ›

New Zealand Drug lord arrested and whisked out of Thailand to face racketeering charges in the US

New Zealand Drug lord arrested and whisked out of Thailand to face racketeering charges in the US

October 20, 2022

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Police believe that the New Zealand man had become aware that a warrant for his arrest had landed in Thailand, and in recent times, had… Read More ›

Travel to Thailand rebounding despite inflation and higher fares, now nearly 2 million a month

Travel to Thailand rebounding despite inflation and higher fares, now nearly 2 million a month

October 20, 2022

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

An 80% rise in energy costs in the United Kingdom and similar rises in Europe with inflation at a 40-year high may well be good… Read More ›

Amazon becomes a key investor in Thailand as cloud computer firm AWS sets up shop in Bangkok

Amazon becomes a key investor in Thailand as cloud computer firm AWS sets up shop in Bangkok

October 19, 2022

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There is no doubt that the US firm’s investment in Thailand through a new subsidiary firm is good news which will see Thailand become a… Read More ›

Manhunt: Renegade drug dealing soldier has broken out of a military prison in Lampang province

Manhunt: Renegade drug dealing soldier has broken out of a military prison in Lampang province

October 19, 2022

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The soldier has a history of illegal activity, being arrested on October 6th last year and was the subject of a military arrest warrant when… Read More ›

Bad news from Beijing with Xi’s rise, the prospect of war and a divided world have greatly grown

Bad news from Beijing with Xi’s rise, the prospect of war and a divided world have greatly grown

October 18, 2022

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Xi Jinping has presided since 2013 over a period of declining growth rates and the emergence of several great crises which have completely undermined confidence… Read More ›

French tourists held in Ko Samui cells after vicious assault left Thai man needing emergency brain surgery

French tourists held in Ko Samui cells after vicious assault left Thai man needing emergency brain surgery

October 18, 2022

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It is not clear how this case will proceed as the victim is not yet out of danger and still unconscious while the two French… Read More ›

Somkid: scrap submarines budget and spend less on flagship projects to boost grassroots economy

Somkid: scrap submarines budget and spend less on flagship projects to boost grassroots economy

October 17, 2022

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

On Monday, the Prime Minister’s Office welcomed last week’s report from the International Monetary Fund on the Thai economy which confirmed projected growth of 2.8%… Read More ›