Thailand

Crazed Valentines Day businessman shooter found dead on Monday from underlying chronic health condition

Crazed Valentines Day businessman shooter found dead on Monday from underlying chronic health condition

April 13, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

48-year-old Ekachai Jaruksin was said to have been driven to his violent outburst on Valentines Day by drug use and the stress of a failed… Read More ›

Different strain of virus caused the outbreak in Bangkok which plunged Thailand into a state of emergency

Different strain of virus caused the outbreak in Bangkok which plunged Thailand into a state of emergency

April 13, 2020

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Top Thai doctors are studying different virus strains to fully understand the disease as the government considers how to bring the country out of the… Read More ›

Stranded Russians offered free food in Phuket as Aeroflot begins to airlift over 21,000 stranded home to safety

Stranded Russians offered free food in Phuket as Aeroflot begins to airlift over 21,000 stranded home to safety

April 12, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Free food in Phuket for stranded Russians as Aeroflot begins airlifts in Thailand from Phuket where there are 8,000 alone registered on the holiday island.… Read More ›

Government begins looking at borrowing options to fund huge ฿1.9 trillion economy rescue package

Government begins looking at borrowing options to fund huge ฿1.9 trillion economy rescue package

April 12, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The Thai government’s efforts to raise a further ฿1 trillion in borrowing to fund its economic stimulus package is being closely watched by analysts. One… Read More ›

Germans arrested for defying local authorities in Chiang Mai and removing Covid 19 checkpoint

Germans arrested for defying local authorities in Chiang Mai and removing Covid 19 checkpoint

April 11, 2020

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

The foolhardy and provocative action by up to 20 German nationals in removing a legal checkpoint, a measure to contain the Covid 19 virus in… Read More ›

City area popular with foreigners to be targeted by new lockdown measures in Pattaya from Tuesday

City area popular with foreigners to be targeted by new lockdown measures in Pattaya from Tuesday

April 11, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The new plans will see the inner Pattaya area which is home to many foreigners, become the focus of checkpoints and lockdown measures for at… Read More ›

Myanmar pair granted bail as CSD police probe the nature of ฿16.5 million in smuggled bags of cash

Myanmar pair granted bail as CSD police probe the nature of ฿16.5 million in smuggled bags of cash

April 10, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The 29-year-old businessman from Myanmar and his 24-year-old companion were arrested carrying the ฿16.5 million in cash contained in two plastic bags. It followed the… Read More ›

Challenge of defeating both a health and economic emergency a big ask for Thailand’s government in crisis mode

Challenge of defeating both a health and economic emergency a big ask for Thailand’s government in crisis mode

April 10, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Putting Thailand back on track economically after the Covid 19 virus emergency may be a far more difficult job than overcoming the health threat. Even… Read More ›

Only 7% of applicants for informal sector financial supports have received the green light for payouts

Only 7% of applicants for informal sector financial supports have received the green light for payouts

April 9, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Only a small minority of applications for the monthly support payments during the virus emergency have been approved from a large range of informal workers… Read More ›

Chanthaburi police investigating reports of foreigners spitting when denied entry to a convenience store

Chanthaburi police investigating reports of foreigners spitting when denied entry to a convenience store

April 9, 2020

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Police scour CCTV footage for evidence of the spitting incident said to involve a number of foreigners in Chanthaburi on Tuesday outside a convenience store.… Read More ›

PM signs order granting visa extensions to all valid visa holders until April 30th to cull queues

PM signs order granting visa extensions to all valid visa holders until April 30th to cull queues

April 9, 2020

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The order also granted a waiver for 90-day reporting for visitors extending all deadlines until April 30th at the earliest. The immigration chief says this… Read More ›

Thailand and US aim for a new more ‘proactive’ trading relationship as ambassador meets Prayuth

Thailand and US aim for a new more ‘proactive’ trading relationship as ambassador meets Prayuth

April 8, 2020

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

Today’s meeting between the PM and American Ambassador say Thai sources could lead to a more ‘proactive’ trading relationship. General Prayuth revealed that he had… Read More ›

Popular Phuket based Facebook page attacks foreigners and tourists in Thailand as virus tensions mount

Popular Phuket based Facebook page attacks foreigners and tourists in Thailand as virus tensions mount

April 8, 2020

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Spotlight Thailand, a hugely popular Facebook page with nearly 600,000 followers overnight attacked foreigners as ‘shit tourism’ and called for them to ‘get out’ of… Read More ›

Progress in the fight against the Covid 19 enemy but medical expert says it will still take more time

Progress in the fight against the Covid 19 enemy but medical expert says it will still take more time

April 8, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Lower new cases of infection and hospitalisation mean Thailand is winning the war against the Covid 19 virus but it’s too soon to think of… Read More ›

Award-winning abbot shot after violating the curfew on Tuesday morning in Surat Thani province

Award-winning abbot shot after violating the curfew on Tuesday morning in Surat Thani province

April 7, 2020

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Local headman says he killed the abbot of the local monastery and environmentalist in self-defence after he was arrested for violating the 10 pm to… Read More ›

Hotel run by foreigners raided in Ko Samui and over 20 arrested as they attempted to flee police at the scene

Hotel run by foreigners raided in Ko Samui and over 20 arrested as they attempted to flee police at the scene

April 7, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Two foreign co-owners of a hostelry raided in Koh Samui on Sunday are to be charged by police. The island was closed from Tuesday to… Read More ›

Surprise Covid 19 diagnosis and death of Hungarian patient leads to 100 medics being placed in quarantine

Surprise Covid 19 diagnosis and death of Hungarian patient leads to 100 medics being placed in quarantine

April 6, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

A Hungarian man at a Phuket Hospital with a weakness in his limbs following a traffic accident was operated on before his links with the… Read More ›

Swiss man left gasping in Pattaya fire, life saved by an alert neighbour as his condo is ravaged by the blaze

Swiss man left gasping in Pattaya fire, life saved by an alert neighbour as his condo is ravaged by the blaze

April 6, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Firefighters and police seek to interview the Swiss man about the blaze at his condo in Pattaya at 7.30 am this morning. He is currently… Read More ›

Elderly UK businessman kills himself in central Bangkok by jumping from flyover onto busy road last Saturday

Elderly UK businessman kills himself in central Bangkok by jumping from flyover onto busy road last Saturday

April 6, 2020

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Saturday’s suicide of the businessman followed that of a 26-year-old English teacher in Bangkok who threw himself from his apartment balcony on the 25th of… Read More ›

Virus may be partially airborne and Minister right in face mask fracas according to new US research

Virus may be partially airborne and Minister right in face mask fracas according to new US research

April 5, 2020

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

World Health Organisation has consistently described reports of airborne transmission of the virus as ‘fake news’ but recent research in the US and a letter… Read More ›