Thailand

Top Thai drug suppression czar says notorious Asia Pacific drug syndicate could be about to fall after seizure

Top Thai drug suppression czar says notorious Asia Pacific drug syndicate could be about to fall after seizure

May 25, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Australian Federal Police have been targeting the Chinese drugs empire with triad links for decades. Together with other police agencies and the UN agency responsible… Read More ›

On the 2014 coup anniversary, amid crisis, it is still likely Prayut will be reelected PM in 2023 as things stand

On the 2014 coup anniversary, amid crisis, it is still likely Prayut will be reelected PM in 2023 as things stand

May 24, 2021

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Stinging criticism from former Pheu Thai strategist Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan and ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will be aired by the media but it is the… Read More ›

Phuket still to reopen by July 1st but key economic agency predicts a 99% wipeout in tourist arrivals

Phuket still to reopen by July 1st but key economic agency predicts a 99% wipeout in tourist arrivals

May 23, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s goal of developing its domestic tourism market is only helped by its foreign tourism industry and is ultimately dependent on overall economic development and… Read More ›

Foreigners can register at local hospitals and medical facilities for a vaccine from June 7th

Foreigners can register at local hospitals and medical facilities for a vaccine from June 7th

May 22, 2021

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

The government is mobilising to speed up the vaccination drive with reports of a rising level of infection among the general population and workers. A… Read More ›

Norway and Thailand work together as the kingdom seeks a Free Trade deal with EFTA regional bloc

Norway and Thailand work together as the kingdom seeks a Free Trade deal with EFTA regional bloc

May 21, 2021

PR News, Thailand:

Norway is one of Thailand’s closest friends in Europe since the relationship was opened up when King Chulalongkorn visited the Scandinavian kingdom in 1907. Today,… Read More ›

Chinese man linked to organised crime arrested at luxury Pattaya mansion after shooting policemen 

Chinese man linked to organised crime arrested at luxury Pattaya mansion after shooting policemen 

May 21, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Miraflores House, on 1 rai of land, had a Rolls Royce, Porsche and Mercedes Benz parked in bays when a police force linked with Provincial… Read More ›

Economic picture continues to darken as cabinet approves new ฿700 billion loan to plug the gap of higher deficits

Economic picture continues to darken as cabinet approves new ฿700 billion loan to plug the gap of higher deficits

May 20, 2021

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

Baht has lost 4.8% since mid-December 2020 as the country has shown a current account negative balance since November 2020. Figures released on Monday show… Read More ›

Senior police officer arrested and charged linked with the illegal abduction of a Taiwanese man

Senior police officer arrested and charged linked with the illegal abduction of a Taiwanese man

May 19, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The senior officer was not named by Metropolitan Police Bureau Chief Police Lieutenant General Pakkapong Pongpetra but he confirmed that he held the rank of… Read More ›

Expats to get vaccine app as Buriram threatens jail for anyone not complying with jab rollout mission

Expats to get vaccine app as Buriram threatens jail for anyone not complying with jab rollout mission

May 18, 2021

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

Thailand experiences the largest day of infections so far as the government announces it is preparing a vaccination programme with contact facilities and communications for… Read More ›

Iconic 70s Bangkok comes to life again as the dark story of The Serpent wows world Netflix audiences

Iconic 70s Bangkok comes to life again as the dark story of The Serpent wows world Netflix audiences

May 18, 2021

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

77-year-old serial killer is still alive, jailed in Nepal serving two life sentences, he cannot be prosecuted in Thailand for at least 14 cold-blooded murders.… Read More ›

Two Americans arrested over kidnapping linked with failed gloves deal and loss of ฿93 million

Two Americans arrested over kidnapping linked with failed gloves deal and loss of ฿93 million

May 17, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Details of the kidnapping of a Taiwanese man and extortion attempt on March 28th were given by the police on Saturday at a press conference.… Read More ›

PM denies Thai Airways will be rehabilitated as a state enterprise with new funding at this point

PM denies Thai Airways will be rehabilitated as a state enterprise with new funding at this point

May 16, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The PM however has left the door open for future developments by saying that the government will let the rehabilitation process play out and will… Read More ›

39-year-old man in court charged with raping two women, remanded in custody until May 24th next 

39-year-old man in court charged with raping two women, remanded in custody until May 24th next 

May 14, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Police are interviewing at least five other women and further charges are expected against the serial rapist who is the subject of complaints from up… Read More ›

Thailand facing a credit crunch as 3rd virus wave craters the kingdom’s economic recovery plans

Thailand facing a credit crunch as 3rd virus wave craters the kingdom’s economic recovery plans

May 14, 2021

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

Liquidity in the banking system decreased by 70% from May 2020 to March 2021 with the latest figures from the first quarter of this year… Read More ›

Battle of Bangkok against the Covid-19 virus with record deaths and still rising hospitalisations

Battle of Bangkok against the Covid-19 virus with record deaths and still rising hospitalisations

May 13, 2021

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Finnish national dies in the latest virus wave. Over the weekend, the government, in an effort coordinated by the Prime Minister and his office, deployed… Read More ›

Government making it easier for expats to access vaccine rollout including private sector option

Government making it easier for expats to access vaccine rollout including private sector option

May 12, 2021

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Foreigners will have access to the free public vaccine programme in the government’s effort to vaccinate 70% of the population by the end of 2021.… Read More ›

Trade pact with Hong Kong as Thailand negotiates both Chinese and new western trade relationships

Trade pact with Hong Kong as Thailand negotiates both Chinese and new western trade relationships

May 12, 2021

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

The development, over the weekend, to postpone the decision on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) must be looked at both from… Read More ›

Police in Bangkok and Pattaya hunt down sexual monster who terrorised, raped scores of women with impunity

Police in Bangkok and Pattaya hunt down sexual monster who terrorised, raped scores of women with impunity

May 11, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police are hunting down the serial rapist who uses a knife and drugs to intimidate and control his victims after luring them on ‘pretty’ assignments… Read More ›

Colourful Bangkok former sex industry tycoon Chuwit told to quit sniping by an aide to the PM 

Colourful Bangkok former sex industry tycoon Chuwit told to quit sniping by an aide to the PM 

May 10, 2021

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

In April, the ever-controversial Chuwit Kamolvisit revealed he had published a report on Thailand’s prostitution industry for his Thammasat University thesis 10 years ago and… Read More ›

Thailand still plans to attract foreign tourists in the last quarter of 2021 targeting 4 million visitors

Thailand still plans to attract foreign tourists in the last quarter of 2021 targeting 4 million visitors

May 9, 2021

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

New visitor charge for all incoming travellers from 2022 will be ฿300 but will provide for automatic insurance cover for foreign tourists in Thailand, something… Read More ›