Thailand

Thailand steps up efforts to bring the Shinawatras to justice with moves against former prime ministers

Thailand steps up efforts to bring the Shinawatras to justice with moves against former prime ministers

August 10, 2018

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

Recent moves against the two former prime ministers are thought unlikely to be successful It is reported that Thai officials are sanguine about their efforts… Read More ›

Capital punishment is back in Thailand. Cold blooded murderers and drug traffickers are in a spot

Capital punishment is back in Thailand. Cold blooded murderers and drug traffickers are in a spot

August 8, 2018

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Media, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Murder conviction and death-sentence upheld for Spanish national whose callous and cruel crime shocked Thailand in 2016 After a long absence, the death penalty has… Read More ›

Drink driving in Thailand can have the severest of consequences

Drink driving in Thailand can have the severest of consequences

August 4, 2018

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Forget the tall tales of easygoing Thai police and backhanders – drink driving in Thailand is a big No, No for all foreigners as Thailand… Read More ›

Thai PM’s European trip underlined western acceptance of Thailand’s new order and a brighter future

Thai PM’s European trip underlined western acceptance of Thailand’s new order and a brighter future

July 31, 2018

Economy, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Success of Thai PM’s trip to the UK and France drew ire of activist groups but it is now clear that we are living in… Read More ›

Spate of relationship murders between lovers prompts support for the death penalty in Thailand

Spate of relationship murders between lovers prompts support for the death penalty in Thailand

July 28, 2018

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Some of the crimes prompt concern over mental health issues while reveal a disturbing level of callousness as love turns sour between men and women… Read More ›

Gay and LGBT people in Thailand on the verge of same sex partnership era

Gay and LGBT people in Thailand on the verge of same sex partnership era

July 24, 2018

Culture, Foreigners, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

LGBT face discrimination and bias in Thailand but it has become Asia’s most progressive countries for gay rights despite a contradictory culture Thailand has long… Read More ›

Elections to be held in Thailand next year and stability is likely to be maintained

Elections to be held in Thailand next year and stability is likely to be maintained

July 22, 2018

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s new constitution and political landscape has changed utterly since the last election in 2011 A General Election in Thailand will not be held until… Read More ›

State – owned media company in Thailand announces a shift towards digital media and online activity

State – owned media company in Thailand announces a shift towards digital media and online activity

July 19, 2018

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

Innovative Thai state broadcaster moving into the digital age as TV ad revenue plummets as younger audiences move online One of Thailand leading media operators… Read More ›

German man who overstayed his visa by nine years arrested by Thai police

German man who overstayed his visa by nine years arrested by Thai police

July 14, 2018

Crime, Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

British man found himself detained this year after recovering from a coma following an accident on his way to the airport to leave Thailand This… Read More ›

Australian man jailed for sexually abusing Thai children shows the depravity that authorities must tackle

Australian man jailed for sexually abusing Thai children shows the depravity that authorities must tackle

July 12, 2018

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand has been a playground for sex perverts and paedophiles but all that is changing as Thai police work closely with foreign services using big… Read More ›

Foreigners in Thailand should find out more about Thailand 4.0 and be part of the change that is coming

Foreigners in Thailand should find out more about Thailand 4.0 and be part of the change that is coming

July 11, 2018

Culture, Economy, Foreigners, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Thailand 4.0 is no government PR gimmick or propaganda exercise – it is an honest plan that could transform Thailand The Thai government plans to… Read More ›

World cup brought home Thailand’s chronic gambling issue

World cup brought home Thailand’s chronic gambling issue

July 7, 2018

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

Gambling in Thailand can be the road to hell for many Thai people who have an acute propensity for risk as Thai police cracked down… Read More ›

Some Thai people lose patience as China sends 1 million tourists per month to visit Thailand

Some Thai people lose patience as China sends 1 million tourists per month to visit Thailand

July 3, 2018

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Media, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The Chinese tourist boom poses a challenge to Thai travel and tourist interests as well as the Thai public Thailand has become an irresistible magnet… Read More ›

Former protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban returns to the political arena in Thailand

Former protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban returns to the political arena in Thailand

June 25, 2018

Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

New political party formed on a policy platform similar to now defunct PDRC movement Suthep Thaugsuban, ex-leader of the former People’s Democratic Reform Committee, has… Read More ›

Foreigners dealing or even using drugs in Thailand are ill advised

Foreigners dealing or even using drugs in Thailand are ill advised

June 23, 2018

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

In the last few decades too many foreigners have found themselves in perilous straits on the wrong side of Thai law over illicit drugs Thailand’s… Read More ›

Thai Government warns about fake news online as political discourse picks up before elections

Thai Government warns about fake news online as political discourse picks up before elections

June 21, 2018

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

Tough laws concerning online speech and commentary should be noted by foreigners as Thailand resumes political discourse Thailand’s authorities have warn the public that it… Read More ›

Foreigners snared in sex industry crack down as Thai police promise that wrong doers will be detected

Foreigners snared in sex industry crack down as Thai police promise that wrong doers will be detected

June 18, 2018

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

One foreigner (American) arrested in Thailand for human trafficking while another (Swiss) arrested for possession of child pornography as part of sex industry crackdown Please… Read More ›

Watch out for deadly snakes in Thailand – they’re not your friend

Watch out for deadly snakes in Thailand – they’re not your friend

June 16, 2018

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

While an expert claims that foreigners or visitors to Thailand should not fear snakes, it is sensible to be cautious – there are some horror… Read More ›

Thai Female Minister declares the end of sex tourism as Thailand too moves towards girl power

Thai Female Minister declares the end of sex tourism as Thailand too moves towards girl power

June 12, 2018

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai sex tourism recently involved UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in controversy when he acknowledged it was popular with UK men Probably one of world’s… Read More ›

Thailand to build real time database to track foreigners

Thailand to build real time database to track foreigners

June 9, 2018

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

More crime in Thailand is being linked to foreign gangs attracted to the country’s lifestyle and economic opportunities Thailand is gearing up efforts to monitor… Read More ›