Thailand

Police swoop on energy-saving device money making racket led by 2 Vietnamese masterminds

Police swoop on energy-saving device money making racket led by 2 Vietnamese masterminds

August 27, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The crooks had set up a Facebook page where the devices were portrayed in fake advertising as a breakthrough in technology being used by Thailand’s… Read More ›

Red Shirt leaders say they will pay ฿30 million judgment handed down last Thursday with respect

Red Shirt leaders say they will pay ฿30 million judgment handed down last Thursday with respect

August 26, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Case taken by the owners of three concerns that were destroyed by a fire that was set off during the 2010 street protests near the… Read More ›

Trump causes jitters in Bangkok as he signals a further deepening of the trade war with China at G7 meeting

Trump causes jitters in Bangkok as he signals a further deepening of the trade war with China at G7 meeting

August 26, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

On Friday the President of the United States raised the possibility of ordering US firms and companies out of China. It has been confirmed that… Read More ›

African man arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport with 1.5 kg of cocaine concealed in his stomach

African man arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport with 1.5 kg of cocaine concealed in his stomach

August 25, 2019

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Police in Thailand and Japan have identified mostly African drug trafficking networks targeting Thailand and Asia. Authorities are warning the public and particularly young women… Read More ›

Disturbing road rage incident sees motorist calmly threatened with a gun for honking his car horn

Disturbing road rage incident sees motorist calmly threatened with a gun for honking his car horn

August 25, 2019

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Thai man who honked his horn at the driver admitted to online viewers on Friday that he had grovelingly apologised to the man who… Read More ›

UK man’s wife says her husband died protecting his family in Phuket:  ‘He will always be our hero’

UK man’s wife says her husband died protecting his family in Phuket:  ‘He will always be our hero’

August 25, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Last Wednesdays 53-year-old Norwegian man Roger Bullman from Oslo told Phuket Tourist police that the UK man had barged into his room with a knife… Read More ›

Dutch Justice Minister flies to Bangkok to discuss the case of Dutchman jailed for 75 yrs

Dutch Justice Minister flies to Bangkok to discuss the case of Dutchman jailed for 75 yrs

August 25, 2019

Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

It is reported that Dutch prosecutors have already agreed to pay €20 million to the Dutch national whose arrest and imprisonment were sparked by a… Read More ›

US Senator is a woman who speaks Thai – Tammy Duckworth visits Thailand to foster American ties

US Senator is a woman who speaks Thai – Tammy Duckworth visits Thailand to foster American ties

August 24, 2019

Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

High profile visit by the first Thai born person to sit in the US Congress comes in the same month as US Secretary of State… Read More ›

Thai man breaks down as he tells Pattaya police he killed his girlfriend because he loved her too much

Thai man breaks down as he tells Pattaya police he killed his girlfriend because he loved her too much

August 24, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Crimes of passion are quite common in Thailand. On Friday, police arrested a 30-year-old man who last Sunday set his 35-year love partner alight after… Read More ›

Economy to decide the fate of Prayut’s government as opposition begins charter push

Economy to decide the fate of Prayut’s government as opposition begins charter push

August 23, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Economic observers suggest that the export contraction has been filtering into the Thai domestic economy as one Bangkok Bank report this week suggests that small… Read More ›

Norwegian claims he was attacked by UK man in his room with a knife as he is charged by police with his death

Norwegian claims he was attacked by UK man in his room with a knife as he is charged by police with his death

August 23, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

34-year-old  UK national Amitpal Singh Bajaj was staying in an adjacent hotel room with his Singaporean wife and young child when the row escalated over… Read More ›

Arrangements in place for end of year visit by Pope Francis to Thailand but trip and itinerary yet to be confirmed

Arrangements in place for end of year visit by Pope Francis to Thailand but trip and itinerary yet to be confirmed

August 23, 2019

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

The trip is expected to go ahead and will revive memories of the historic papal visit in 1984 when Pope John Paul II visited the… Read More ›

Brit to be extradited to the UK to face attempted murder charge after his arrest in Pattaya at a sauna

Brit to be extradited to the UK to face attempted murder charge after his arrest in Pattaya at a sauna

August 22, 2019

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MMA champion from Hampshire surrendered quietly when approached by Thai police officers who had tracked him down. A 43-year-old UK man wanted for the attempted… Read More ›

UK man’s crisis in Thailand after finding himself behind bars when he came to court as a victim

UK man’s crisis in Thailand after finding himself behind bars when he came to court as a victim

August 22, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Luke Thornton has been advised to plead guilty as he is due to go on trial in September with the men who beat him to… Read More ›

It’s a hard station for Thai police and foreigners should understand better the job they do to keep order

It’s a hard station for Thai police and foreigners should understand better the job they do to keep order

August 22, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The role and value of Thailand’s Royal Thai Police is an immense and valuable one that foreigners should recognise and understand as it underpins everything… Read More ›

UK drug dealers living it up in Thailand to be deported back to the UK after arrests in Pattaya

UK drug dealers living it up in Thailand to be deported back to the UK after arrests in Pattaya

August 21, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Plymouth man, Luke Michael Timmins, appeared to own substantial properties and has been linked to money laundering. He told Thai police that he was in… Read More ›

Elderly Finnish man found dead in northern Thai resort in Mae Hong Son on Tuesday morning

Elderly Finnish man found dead in northern Thai resort in Mae Hong Son on Tuesday morning

August 20, 2019

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The man is believed to have been a regular visitor to the area and a valued guest at the same resort. He arrived in Thailand… Read More ›

Thai man goes to prison to grant his girlfriend in Sisaket her heart’s desire – him out of her life

Thai man goes to prison to grant his girlfriend in Sisaket her heart’s desire – him out of her life

August 20, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police arrested the Thai man in the northeastern province of Sisaket before 2 pm on Monday as he attempted to rob a gold shop. Police… Read More ›

Tourism Minister’s plans for later nightlife hours receive a tepid response from Interior colleague

Tourism Minister’s plans for later nightlife hours receive a tepid response from Interior colleague

August 20, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Tourism minister has promised to discuss his plans with cabinet colleagues including the PM and says such a move would boost expenditure by up to… Read More ›

Bangkok MP on Phuket mission to investigate controversial local condo project before the courts

Bangkok MP on Phuket mission to investigate controversial local condo project before the courts

August 19, 2019

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A public prosecutor in Phuket has called for fairness for all the parties in the tense dispute and has pointed out that the Supreme Administrative… Read More ›