Thailand

Drug trafficking case dismissed against Burmese tycoon and son-in-law of Senator Upakit in Bangkok

Drug trafficking case dismissed against Burmese tycoon and son-in-law of Senator Upakit in Bangkok

January 30, 2024

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

Bangkok’s Criminal Court stuns as the case against Myanmar mogul, Dr Tun Min Latt, and Senator Upakit’s son-in-law collapses. The ruling cited insufficient evidence after… Read More ›

Dark news as Swiss husband confesses to a brutal murder. Thai Wife found with a card in her mouth – Jack of Hearts

Dark news as Swiss husband confesses to a brutal murder. Thai Wife found with a card in her mouth – Jack of Hearts

January 30, 2024

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

A day of horrifying revelations, as 53-year-old Swiss husband, Mr Roland confessed to strangling his Thai wife, Orathai Posee-ngarm. The woman inherited ฿13 million in… Read More ›

German man quickly arrested by Phuket police after brazenly stealing ฿86,000 from a small hotel in the early hours

German man quickly arrested by Phuket police after brazenly stealing ฿86,000 from a small hotel in the early hours

January 29, 2024

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Brazen Phuket hotel thief nabbed at brunch: German national arrested after late-night theft. Phuket police swiftly apprehended 22-year-old Mohamed Yassine Zariouh, after he shamelessly stole… Read More ›

Move Forward MP has defamation case dismissed as court rules her comments were honest criticism

Move Forward MP has defamation case dismissed as court rules her comments were honest criticism

January 29, 2024

Foreigners, Living, Media, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Move Forward Party’s Rakchanok Srinok triumphs over defamation suit. Bangkok court deems her comments honest criticism against media figures Anchalee Phairirak and Kanok Rattawongsakul. The… Read More ›

Swiss man waits at home for his missing Thai wife as local police search a nearby lake for her body as mood darkens

Swiss man waits at home for his missing Thai wife as local police search a nearby lake for her body as mood darkens

January 29, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Missing Wife Drama Unfolds: Swiss man awaits his wife’s return amid lake search by police. Thai wife’s gambling habit and debts fuel the mystery. Tensions… Read More ›

Big Joke says police and Thailand vindicated after German trip where sex abuser recanted his story

Big Joke says police and Thailand vindicated after German trip where sex abuser recanted his story

January 28, 2024

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

Police investigation finds that the Deutsche Welles TV exposé on Pattaya underage sex arrests was unethical. No substance was found in the claims made in… Read More ›

Pattaya goes viral worldwide with images showing a lion cub in a Bentley car cruising the city’s streets

Pattaya goes viral worldwide with images showing a lion cub in a Bentley car cruising the city’s streets

January 27, 2024

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

Pattaya’s viral sensation: A lion cub chauffeured in a Bentley shocks the world. A Sri Lankan’s joyride leads to charges, revealing illegal possession. A luxury… Read More ›

Political shock. Activist Srisuwan arrested in police swoop, plainclothes officers at Government House

Political shock. Activist Srisuwan arrested in police swoop, plainclothes officers at Government House

January 26, 2024

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

Arrests linked to an extortion plot against a senior civil servant plunges Thai politics into turmoil, exposing connections to UTN candidates. The scandal promises aftershocks… Read More ›

Police officer jailed when he appeared before a Bangkok court after a fatal shooting on Wednesday

Police officer jailed when he appeared before a Bangkok court after a fatal shooting on Wednesday

January 26, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The accused, not on official duty, accompanied a friend to retrieve a phone. Confronted by the victim, a professional motorbike rider, the situation escalated. Despite… Read More ›

Positive January tourism data with the kingdom on target to welcome 3.17 million foreign visitors

Positive January tourism data with the kingdom on target to welcome 3.17 million foreign visitors

January 25, 2024

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

Visa-free regime boosts Chinese interest and sentiment, while caution arises given last year’s pattern. Russian tourists with 90-day stays contribute to the robust influx, generating… Read More ›

Srettha plans a visa-free hub by asking the European Union for a mutual visa waiver similar to China

Srettha plans a visa-free hub by asking the European Union for a mutual visa waiver similar to China

January 25, 2024

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

Prime Minister Srettha envisions Thailand as a World aviation hub. On Wednesday, he spoke of a reciprocal visa exemption deal with the European Union. The… Read More ›

Pita lives to fight another day. Next week, the court decides the future of the Move Forward Party

Pita lives to fight another day. Next week, the court decides the future of the Move Forward Party

January 25, 2024

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

Pita wins the case amid uncertainty. The Move Forward Party’s fate still hangs in the balance. In a landmark ruling, the Constitutional Court cleared Pita… Read More ›

It’s not an economic crisis, it’s a quagmire of structural problems that cannot be fixed overnight 

It’s not an economic crisis, it’s a quagmire of structural problems that cannot be fixed overnight 

January 24, 2024

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

On Tuesday, Bank of Thailand Governor Sethaput rejected the term ‘crisis’ despite slower growth. However, the clash with PM Srettha deepened as, on Wednesday, Mr… Read More ›

Questions about the viability of Srettha’s land bridge arise despite Monday’s euphoric briefings in Ranong

Questions about the viability of Srettha’s land bridge arise despite Monday’s euphoric briefings in Ranong

January 23, 2024

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

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin returned from the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2024 energised by ambitious plans for Thailand’s future. In particular, he appears focused on… Read More ›

Big Joke expresses disgust over the Sa Kaeo police case. A stunning discovery of foul injustice in play

Big Joke expresses disgust over the Sa Kaeo police case. A stunning discovery of foul injustice in play

January 22, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s most popular police officer, General Surachate Hakparn, widely known as Big Joke, expressed dismay over the Sa Kaeo police scandal. The case unfolded after… Read More ›

29-year-old turned down position as an MP and resigned from Bhumjaithai Party in a striking move

29-year-old turned down position as an MP and resigned from Bhumjaithai Party in a striking move

January 21, 2024

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

In a stunning act, 29-year-old actress and singer, Chontida Asavahame, rejects an MP seat and leaves the Bhumjaithai Party. The daughter of a powerful political… Read More ›

57-year-old local political player mercilessly gunned down after a funeral in Nakhon Si Thammarat

57-year-old local political player mercilessly gunned down after a funeral in Nakhon Si Thammarat

January 20, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Political power play or something more personal? In another chilling murder, a prominent local political figure, Mr Suriyan Anuphak, was ruthlessly gunned down in Nakhon… Read More ›

Central bank: the corporate bond market is sound but the economy needs long-term structural reform

Central bank: the corporate bond market is sound but the economy needs long-term structural reform

January 20, 2024

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

Bank of Thailand: The corporate bond market is strong. However, the economy needs a long-term overhaul. Rollover risks of corporate bonds downplayed. With global factors… Read More ›

Split-second decision saved mother’s life at Suphan Buri fireworks plant which claimed 23 lives mid-week 

Split-second decision saved mother’s life at Suphan Buri fireworks plant which claimed 23 lives mid-week 

January 19, 2024

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

In the wake of a catastrophic fireworks explosion that claimed 23 lives in Suphan Buri, one woman’s fortunate escape highlights the pressing need for industrial… Read More ›

Experts say Sakon Nakhon killer is sane but a severe personality disorder drove his utterly evil actions 

Experts say Sakon Nakhon killer is sane but a severe personality disorder drove his utterly evil actions 

January 19, 2024

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

In a chilling incident that rocked Sakon Nakhon, a 35-year-old, dubbed ‘John Ark Iron,’ drowned his father and autistic sister in specially crafted steel coffins.… Read More ›