Thailand

Pattaya’s Canadian hellraiser tells police he has ‘suicidal tendencies’ as he taunts officers in cuffs

Pattaya’s Canadian hellraiser tells police he has ‘suicidal tendencies’ as he taunts officers in cuffs

August 4, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

45-year-old Candian highlights the lack of psychiatric care for foreigners in Thailand who at times lose their mental capacity and become a danger to themselves… Read More ›

Bizarre coincidence as schoolboys cause Friday’s Bangkok bomb that put workers in hospital

Bizarre coincidence as schoolboys cause Friday’s Bangkok bomb that put workers in hospital

August 4, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The series of fires that preceded the bombs on Friday may pose serious questions for security chiefs in Thailand as it has emerged that they… Read More ›

Arrested: Woman in Singburi using fake online profile to pose as the daughter of Thai Army boss

Arrested: Woman in Singburi using fake online profile to pose as the daughter of Thai Army boss

August 3, 2019

Crime, Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

26-year-old Wanida Thongtum was detained by Crime Suppression Division officers on Friday at a resort in Singburi province. The woman created a spurious closed LINE… Read More ›

Two Muslim men questioned as security officials link Friday’s bombing to southern insurgency

Two Muslim men questioned as security officials link Friday’s bombing to southern insurgency

August 3, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Bombs on Friday were not designed to kill and maim civilians but rather to cause panic and disruption. A top police officer who investigated the… Read More ›

US Secretary of State in Bangkok heralds closer ties with ASEAN bloc – good news for Thailand 

US Secretary of State in Bangkok heralds closer ties with ASEAN bloc – good news for Thailand 

August 2, 2019

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

Statement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on China’s upriver dams on the Mekong River on Thursday and an assurance that the United States… Read More ›

Bombs and fires set off in Bangkok designed to cause early morning terror in the Thai capital

Bombs and fires set off in Bangkok designed to cause early morning terror in the Thai capital

August 2, 2019

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

Bangkok is hosting a high profile ASEAN summit of foreign ministers at this time attended US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Police last night arrested… Read More ›

Young mother and father arrested by police in Pak Kret after new born baby found on July 23rd at condo complex

Young mother and father arrested by police in Pak Kret after new born baby found on July 23rd at condo complex

August 1, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Thai police had days earlier taken the 18-year-old Thai woman named as Ms Orm to a local hospital where DNA samples were obtained which matched… Read More ›

Thailand’s new move to boost the birth rate and fight the negative impact of an ageing population 

Thailand’s new move to boost the birth rate and fight the negative impact of an ageing population 

August 1, 2019

Culture, Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The prospects for Thailand if the birth rate continues to decline, are grim. The population, now growing, could fall to 62 million in thirty years.… Read More ›

UK Home Office arrest UK man’s Thai wife after he fell ill and could not return to Thailand with her

UK Home Office arrest UK man’s Thai wife after he fell ill and could not return to Thailand with her

July 31, 2019

Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The UK man and his wife have been supported by north London Labour MP Tulip Siddiq and shadow home secretary Diane Abbot. The couple have… Read More ›

Young relative of Pheu Thai figure kills himself in Bangkok after a car quarrel with his girlfriend

Young relative of Pheu Thai figure kills himself in Bangkok after a car quarrel with his girlfriend

July 30, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The young man’s 31-year-old Thai girlfriend, Ms Praipana, was horrified when he jumped on to the road below after getting out of his Mazda car.… Read More ›

PM’s first day at the Defence Ministry as he also takes on police roles. Submarines to go-ahead 

PM’s first day at the Defence Ministry as he also takes on police roles. Submarines to go-ahead 

July 30, 2019

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

Thai PM was visiting the Ministry of Defence compound on Tuesday for the first time. He took time to pay homage to a number of… Read More ›

Chonburi rented rooms building subsides leaving tenants homeless – no residents injured on site 

Chonburi rented rooms building subsides leaving tenants homeless – no residents injured on site 

July 30, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

One young woman awoke from her sleep at 2 pm to loud cash noises with a rain of debris and dust from her ceiling. Initially,… Read More ›

Thai expats launch website to campaign for easier immigration reporting rules for visa holders

Thai expats launch website to campaign for easier immigration reporting rules for visa holders

July 29, 2019

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

Some foreigners and expats have been critical of the move fearing a backlash from authorities. A UK man in Bangkok said: ‘I wouldn’t put my… Read More ›

Thailand united in wishing the King a Happy Birthday with events in Bangkok and all provinces

Thailand united in wishing the King a Happy Birthday with events in Bangkok and all provinces

July 28, 2019

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s post office ThaialandPost released a stamp on Sunday, July 28th to celebrate His Majesty’s birthday and is available at all post offices and online.… Read More ›

Moody’s – debt is 98.5% denominated in Thai baht as two views of the economy are at odds 

Moody’s – debt is 98.5% denominated in Thai baht as two views of the economy are at odds 

July 28, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Employment levels have fallen for nine months in a row and growth of 3 to 3.6% this year is dependent on a government-led economic stimulus… Read More ›

17 year old loses his life in Bangkok after chasing a ฿400 debt driving his motorbike on Friday night

17 year old loses his life in Bangkok after chasing a ฿400 debt driving his motorbike on Friday night

July 27, 2019

Crime, Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The student was stabbed 3 times and left beside his blood-stained Honda motorbike. Later, a 20-year-old student was attacked by a group of 10 motorcyclists… Read More ›

Nanny in court charged with assault of 2-year-old boy who doctors in Samut Prakan say is brain dead

Nanny in court charged with assault of 2-year-old boy who doctors in Samut Prakan say is brain dead

July 27, 2019

Crime, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

34-year-old Mayuree Tuangkesorn was arrested on Thursday by police investigating the case after the boy’s mother filed a complaint on Monday. She admitted to biting… Read More ›

Debate sees opposition hit the government on lack of economic detail and plans for more taxes

Debate sees opposition hit the government on lack of economic detail and plans for more taxes

July 26, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Opposition and Pheu Thai leader Sompong Amornwiwat raised questions about a government minister accusing him of being linked with illegal drugs and murder. It was… Read More ›

One of the biggest drug dealers in the South flees home as Thai police and army move against him

One of the biggest drug dealers in the South flees home as Thai police and army move against him

July 25, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

On Tuesday, July 23rd a combined army and police task force raided up to 17 locations in Narathiwat province to arrest a local politician, 58-year-old… Read More ›

Microsoft accepts charges of corrupt payments in Thailand as it makes a deal with US investigators

Microsoft accepts charges of corrupt payments in Thailand as it makes a deal with US investigators

July 25, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

A leader of an anti-corruption group says that Thailand’s anti-corruption watchdog was unaware of the case when he contacted officials this week. Mana Nimitmongkol is… Read More ›