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Minister in Australian newspaper exposé claims the story was written in Thailand and is false

Minister in Australian newspaper exposé claims the story was written in Thailand and is false

September 10, 2019

Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Minister revealed that he told the Sydney Morning Herald journalist Michael Ruffles over the weekend after he received three emails from him, that the story… Read More ›

Thailand’s health service the sixth best in the world according to new world healthcare index

Thailand’s health service the sixth best in the world according to new world healthcare index

September 10, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand scored very highly on infrastructure and the competitive cost of medical services which has made the kingdom a growing centre for medical tourism. A… Read More ›

Party over for 45 year old composed armed robber who took ฿4 million in Bangkok gold shop raid

Party over for 45 year old composed armed robber who took ฿4 million in Bangkok gold shop raid

September 10, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police have confirmed that the final tally of the robbery of the Aurora gold shop in Thonburi, Bangkok last Thursday was just over ฿4 million… Read More ›

Shock as Minister reported in an Aussie newspaper as a convicted and jailed drug trafficker down under

Shock as Minister reported in an Aussie newspaper as a convicted and jailed drug trafficker down under

September 10, 2019

Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Minister under fire but still fighting – On Monday night the Minister was adamant that the reports were ‘old news’ drummed by his enemies and… Read More ›

Thailand embraces the world of cryptocurrency as bond market to move into the blockchain era

Thailand embraces the world of cryptocurrency as bond market to move into the blockchain era

September 9, 2019

Economy, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Thailand’s Bank of Thailand has already announced that it is developing its own blockchain environment and cryptocurrency to be used in interbank settlements in a… Read More ›

Rogue son fakes kidnapping in northern Thailand but loving parents simply want him at home

Rogue son fakes kidnapping in northern Thailand but loving parents simply want him at home

September 9, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The 27-year-old son had given up his job as a teacher to take a shot at becoming a singing star but didn’t make the cut.… Read More ›

Sukhumvit ID and urine sample stops as police hunt criminal tourists in the World’s favourite city

Sukhumvit ID and urine sample stops as police hunt criminal tourists in the World’s favourite city

September 8, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The Metropolitan Police Commissioner was on the scene with 200 police officers in what was described as a security sweep in advance of a key… Read More ›

Digital Economy Ministry working to have Thai fake news centre up and running by November 1st

Digital Economy Ministry working to have Thai fake news centre up and running by November 1st

September 8, 2019

Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Four key news coverage areas have been identified for monitoring which are natural events or disasters, reports on the economy, reports on harmful consumer products… Read More ›

South Korean woman’s banknote pics led to Thai baggage handler being caught red-handed by police

South Korean woman’s banknote pics led to Thai baggage handler being caught red-handed by police

September 7, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

South Korean woman used her smartphone to take photos of her wallet and each of the twenty ฿1,000 banknotes before she placed them inside her… Read More ›

Thai man in debt turned to armed bank robbery as a way out. Tearful wife says he was a ‘good’ man

Thai man in debt turned to armed bank robbery as a way out. Tearful wife says he was a ‘good’ man

September 7, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Husband and father entered the bank with no disguise and paused for a few seconds before bounding on to the teller counter. Foiled when he… Read More ›

Drugs leave Thai prisons chronically overcrowded with 87% of female prisoners jailed for meths

Drugs leave Thai prisons chronically overcrowded with 87% of female prisoners jailed for meths

September 7, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Seminar hears a call for a more rehabilitative criminal justice system where petty offences are not even brought to court. Thailand has one of the… Read More ›

Chiang Rai woman’s downfall when fake US dollar purchaser revealed himself as a local police boss

Chiang Rai woman’s downfall when fake US dollar purchaser revealed himself as a local police boss

September 6, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

54-year-old Thai woman met the undercover policeman at a local station and showed off her product and even showed part of the counterfeiting process. Then… Read More ›

Maldives minister dashes to the airport over Air Asia Bangkok flight as plane’s engine caught fire

Maldives minister dashes to the airport over Air Asia Bangkok flight as plane’s engine caught fire

September 6, 2019

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Panic inside Maldives Bangkok flight: A Kiwi couple were sitting right beside the engine that exploded. As passenger panic on the plane grew, the New… Read More ›

Gold shop in Thonburi, Bangkok robbed by man at gunpoint – ฿3 million taken as well as ฿40k cash

Gold shop in Thonburi, Bangkok robbed by man at gunpoint – ฿3 million taken as well as ฿40k cash

September 6, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Man fled on a Honda Click motorbike heading for Taling Chan as Thai police in Bang Phlat scour CCTV to identify and track him down.… Read More ›

Business heads call on the government to curb the ever rising baht as a key economic objective

Business heads call on the government to curb the ever rising baht as a key economic objective

September 6, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The President of the Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking has said that the export contraction has fed into Thailand’s domestic economy in private… Read More ›

Bangkok Immigration boss indicates easier TM30 reporting as an option, asks for understanding

Bangkok Immigration boss indicates easier TM30 reporting as an option, asks for understanding

September 5, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s expat community has grown exponentially in recent decades and Bangkok has become the World’s City – for Thailand’s immigration police it means they find… Read More ›

Man arrested in ฿500 million cryptocurrency fraud in Bangkok. Scam targeted Asian countries

Man arrested in ฿500 million cryptocurrency fraud in Bangkok. Scam targeted Asian countries

September 5, 2019

Crime, Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Cryptocurrency trading and investing have emerged as a growing and legitimate industry in Thailand with tight government regulation. However, it still appears to be a… Read More ›

Thai Ministry of Health brings in tiered pricing for medical services to foreigners and tourists

Thai Ministry of Health brings in tiered pricing for medical services to foreigners and tourists

September 4, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

New regulation may be a step forward for foreigners visiting and living in Thailand as medical services will now be costed and reported to the… Read More ›

77 Chinese tourists arrested by police in 24 hours for scams, online rackets in Bangkok and Pattaya

77 Chinese tourists arrested by police in 24 hours for scams, online rackets in Bangkok and Pattaya

September 4, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

A total of 500 smartphones were seized by Thai police in the two raids in Bangkok and Pattaya. Both operations were reporting to kingpin bosses… Read More ›

Database tech catches man days before statute of limitations expired on death penalty murder case

Database tech catches man days before statute of limitations expired on death penalty murder case

September 4, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Foreigners also targeted by new police high tech. Finnish man gets a nasty shock as he flew home through Suvarnabhumi Airport on August 22nd after… Read More ›