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Army chief’s dramatic volte-face on appearing before a House committee on Monday in transit 

Army chief’s dramatic volte-face on appearing before a House committee on Monday in transit 

October 22, 2019

Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

There was concerned speculation among opposition politicians over the weekend that the passionate army leader may emerge as a successor to General Prayut when his… Read More ›

Thai man guns down Italian for stealing away his younger mistress on Sunday in Khon Kaen

Thai man guns down Italian for stealing away his younger mistress on Sunday in Khon Kaen

October 21, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The Thai man started to gather information on his mistress with whom he had a 12-month affair after losing contact with her following reports he… Read More ›

Online scammers are an organised crime group in Thailand working with international hackers

Online scammers are an organised crime group in Thailand working with international hackers

October 21, 2019

Crime, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Last week, a large deputation representing 7,000 people visited the Justice Ministry in Bangkok over a ฿400 million loss suffered by customers of a number… Read More ›

Drunken man killed by his wife in Northern Thailand after a heated row following a party at home

Drunken man killed by his wife in Northern Thailand after a heated row following a party at home

October 20, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Thai wife told Phrae police that her husband was regularly violent when drunk and had produced the knife to threaten her. She grabbed it off… Read More ›

Banks report strong profits in the 3rd quarter pointing to a healthy underlying economy and bank sector

Banks report strong profits in the 3rd quarter pointing to a healthy underlying economy and bank sector

October 20, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The data from the banks and commentary back up the statement of the Bank of Thailand boss this month who said that despite the economic… Read More ›

Death of Pattaya’s police chief from a sudden heart attack on Friday en route to Bangkok for meeting

Death of Pattaya’s police chief from a sudden heart attack on Friday en route to Bangkok for meeting

October 19, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Colonel Atinan hailed from Lopburi province and had only taken up the post on September 2nd following the removal of the previous chief after a… Read More ›

MP transferred to Bang Kwang prison and placed on death row as court orders him to resign his seat

MP transferred to Bang Kwang prison and placed on death row as court orders him to resign his seat

October 19, 2019

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The conviction and death sentence imposed on a 52-year old Pheu Thai MP has not only shocked the Thai political establishment and his own party… Read More ›

Farmers pesticide ban may have repercussions for PM either way ahead of the crunch decision

Farmers pesticide ban may have repercussions for PM either way ahead of the crunch decision

October 19, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A policy research expert from the Thailand Development Research Institute has said that government policy should be made on sound economic and scientific grounds, not… Read More ›

Billionaire groom in Bangkok prison on cheque fraud charge after his arrest on Thursday night

Billionaire groom in Bangkok prison on cheque fraud charge after his arrest on Thursday night

October 18, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The man’s lawyers today told reporters outside the court that his client was suffering from diabetes and was very anxious about his business affairs which… Read More ›

Thanthorn confident of victory in Constitutional Court case brought by Election Commission

Thanthorn confident of victory in Constitutional Court case brought by Election Commission

October 18, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The case has sparked wider debate in Thailand about the stringency of the new electoral laws. On one hand, many activists view the current approach… Read More ›

Westerner arrested for bank exchange robbery in Sukhumvit area of Bangkok on Wednesday

Westerner arrested for bank exchange robbery in Sukhumvit area of Bangkok on Wednesday

October 17, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

It is not the first such incident. In  2006, a German man held up the Siam Commercial Bank in Pattaya while in 2013 an American… Read More ›

Couple facing the death penalty after Wednesday’s huge money laundering bust by police near Bangkok

Couple facing the death penalty after Wednesday’s huge money laundering bust by police near Bangkok

October 17, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

One man, an uncle of the principal in the money laundering operation had ฿5.5 million in cash stuffed into a washing machine when police arrived… Read More ›

Summit being targeted to announce world’s biggest trade pact with Thailand at the helm

Summit being targeted to announce world’s biggest trade pact with Thailand at the helm

October 17, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Veteran 63-year-old minister is coordinating negotiations between the 16 member states that are party to the huge economic partnership. He is working towards an official… Read More ›

Chiang Rai governor orders raid on a city hotel brothel – six women arrested and facing charges

Chiang Rai governor orders raid on a city hotel brothel – six women arrested and facing charges

October 16, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The raid followed an undercover operation in which a police officer posing as tourist paid ฿1,800 for sex with a woman in an adjoining room.… Read More ›

Bank officer who designed loans so that farmers paid for his lifestyle faces justice 10 years on

Bank officer who designed loans so that farmers paid for his lifestyle faces justice 10 years on

October 16, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Police surprised the man with the bad news at a car park in the Don Muang area of Bangkok this week and took him into… Read More ›

Digital assets wizard with an energy and tech vision that the country needs to make Thailand 4.0 work

Digital assets wizard with an energy and tech vision that the country needs to make Thailand 4.0 work

October 15, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

He has no time for a social life and he spends 7 nights a week speaking with audiences who pay him to hear about the… Read More ›

Udon Thani Thai soldier caught trying to con his girlfriend out of ฿800, faces criminal charges

Udon Thani Thai soldier caught trying to con his girlfriend out of ฿800, faces criminal charges

October 15, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Nong Khai police began an enquiry after it received a copy of a forged road traffic ticket sent by the man on the LINE social… Read More ›

General’s speech’s leaves Thai opposition deflated and facing a question over constitutional change

General’s speech’s leaves Thai opposition deflated and facing a question over constitutional change

October 15, 2019

Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

In his speech, the Army boss also referred to a number of visits by Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong to Thailand and questioned what were… Read More ›

Norwegian man found hanged at a luxury villa in Hua Hin as police probe collects fingerprints

Norwegian man found hanged at a luxury villa in Hua Hin as police probe collects fingerprints

October 14, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

A mobile phone was found at the bottom of the swimming pool while the man in short denim pants had abrasions to his knees thought… Read More ›

Pickup driver arrested after his speed race with a biker led to a car smash and death of a woman

Pickup driver arrested after his speed race with a biker led to a car smash and death of a woman

October 14, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Mother and child from Hmong family also killed on Sunday in Phetchabun province when a pickup lost control on a steep incline and overturned in… Read More ›