Thailand

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 ›

Thai households struggling with a growing debt burden with ฿13 trillion in debt owed to banks

Thai households struggling with a growing debt burden with ฿13 trillion in debt owed to banks

September 3, 2019

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Even during the former period of stronger economic growth, many economists presciently warned that the high level of household debt was a lag factor on… Read More ›

Prosecutors to tell Thanathorn on October 1st if he faces criminal proceedings over Facebook show

Prosecutors to tell Thanathorn on October 1st if he faces criminal proceedings over Facebook show

September 3, 2019

Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Article 14 of Thailand’s very wide-ranging Computer Crime Act makes it an offence to import any false information into a computer system such as a… Read More ›

Norwegian killer Bullman hunted by police in Phuket, failed to turn up in court and disappeared

Norwegian killer Bullman hunted by police in Phuket, failed to turn up in court and disappeared

September 3, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

A Thai lawyer told Phuket Provincial Court that her client didn’t feel safe attending the court hearing and asked for an extension of bail. It… Read More ›

Education Minister issues new rules to crack down on sexy mini skirts and deadly inter-school rivalry

Education Minister issues new rules to crack down on sexy mini skirts and deadly inter-school rivalry

September 2, 2019

Culture, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Minister used his powers under the Child Protection Act 2003 to tighten up and add to regulations that had not been amended since 2005. There… Read More ›

Star defrocked as a monk and arrested in ฿13 million credit card fraud linked to Udon Thani hotel

Star defrocked as a monk and arrested in ฿13 million credit card fraud linked to Udon Thani hotel

September 2, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The fraud investigation has been pursued by the Economic Crime Suppression Division of the Royal Thai Police after credit cards issuers smelled a rat when… Read More ›

Tourism minister predicts a record year but says he wants western visitors back in Thailand

Tourism minister predicts a record year but says he wants western visitors back in Thailand

September 2, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Tourism Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn has also suggested that he may resubmit his proposals to the cabinet on visa exemptions for visitors from India and China… Read More ›

Thai court issues warrants for two southern insurgents linked to ฿85 million gold heist in Songkhla

Thai court issues warrants for two southern insurgents linked to ฿85 million gold heist in Songkhla

September 1, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The mastermind and leader of the gold heist is thought by police to be 39-year old Jae-arong Heng who is already understood to have crossed… Read More ›

Parliament to debate PM’s oath-taking question which is also referred to the Constitutional Court

Parliament to debate PM’s oath-taking question which is also referred to the Constitutional Court

September 1, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam suggests that the debate should be held behind closed doors due to sensitive issues that may arise as MPs plan… Read More ›

Norwegian killer accepts he’s going to Thai prison after violent killing of UK man at Phuket hotel

Norwegian killer accepts he’s going to Thai prison after violent killing of UK man at Phuket hotel

August 31, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Norwegian is walking the streets of Phuket alone every day as he awaits his trial for causing the death of the 34-year-old UK father and… Read More ›

Unit suggests that TM30 reporting be scrapped to make doing business in Thailand easier as Chambers weigh in

Unit suggests that TM30 reporting be scrapped to make doing business in Thailand easier as Chambers weigh in

August 31, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Personal, Thailand:

The TM30 reporting for foreigners living in Thailand is reported to be causing severe problems for long term expats in Thailand since March 25th this… Read More ›

Thaksin cleared in ‘Big Boss’ Krung Thai Bank loan scandal which has so far seen 19 people jailed

Thaksin cleared in ‘Big Boss’ Krung Thai Bank loan scandal which has so far seen 19 people jailed

August 31, 2019

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

The scandal has embroiled the former prime minister’s son Mr Panthongtae Shinawatra or ‘Oak’ who has denied receiving any benefit from the loans and strenuously… Read More ›

Chinese boss murdered by migrant restaurant staff in Bangkok after complaining of noise

Chinese boss murdered by migrant restaurant staff in Bangkok after complaining of noise

August 30, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Chen Yi Hai had been living in accommodation over the restaurant since August 20th and was due to assume control on September 1st. He is… Read More ›

GM laying off workers at its plant at Rayong but company says it remains committed to Thailand

GM laying off workers at its plant at Rayong but company says it remains committed to Thailand

August 30, 2019

Economy, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

General Motors has its Southeast Asian headquarters in Bangkok. It ascribes the cost-cutting move to a need for efficiency in its operations in Thailand going… Read More ›

Thai police in Nakhon Ratchasima raid farm with marijuana crop growing at its heart on Tuesday

Thai police in Nakhon Ratchasima raid farm with marijuana crop growing at its heart on Tuesday

August 30, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The growing and possession of cannabis is still strictly illegal in Thailand except under a controlled government programme for medical cannabis which is now in… Read More ›

Convictions of Burmese Koh Tao murderers and death sentences upheld by Thai Supreme Court

Convictions of Burmese Koh Tao murderers and death sentences upheld by Thai Supreme Court

August 29, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Official translator at Nonthaburi Provincial Court says that the pair were sad and worried after hearing the verdict handed down today. Their legal team has… Read More ›

Man guns down school bully 53 years after they last attended their alma mater in Ang Thong

Man guns down school bully 53 years after they last attended their alma mater in Ang Thong

August 29, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Funeral of Suthat Kosayamat on Tuesday heard that he was a ‘kind and caring’ man but to his angry former classmate on Saturday, Thanapat Anakesri,… Read More ›