Thailand

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

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

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

More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

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 ›

Thai Economic team fights back with ฿370 billion stimulus aimed at achieving 3% growth this year

Thai Economic team fights back with ฿370 billion stimulus aimed at achieving 3% growth this year

August 19, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

As some economists talk of recession, the new government economic cabinet is hoping to launch a counter-attack on the prevailing trend in the economy this… Read More ›

Foreign Minister comes out strongly against visa waiver proposals for China and India at cabinet

Foreign Minister comes out strongly against visa waiver proposals for China and India at cabinet

August 19, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Proposals to be considered by the Thai cabinet on Tuesday. Minister draws attention to the problems of the Thai Embassy in New Delhi dealing with… Read More ›

Gold company director in Bangkok arrested by police on Saturday over ฿100 million in losses

Gold company director in Bangkok arrested by police on Saturday over ฿100 million in losses

August 19, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Dr Ae or Chanut Srisang was transferred to the custody of Khon Kaen police who are investigating a series of complaints against him from several… Read More ›

Aussie biker gang boss on bail turned away from Thailand by immigration as he arrived on holidays

Aussie biker gang boss on bail turned away from Thailand by immigration as he arrived on holidays

August 18, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Australia criminal linked to murders and famous for his refusal to speak or assist the police. He is the boss of the Comancheros bikers gang,… Read More ›

Horror passenger van smash in Sa Kaew claims 11 lives after another driver falls asleep at the wheel

Horror passenger van smash in Sa Kaew claims 11 lives after another driver falls asleep at the wheel

August 18, 2019

Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police suspect that the passenger van veered onto the other lane on the motorway hitting the large lorry head-on creating a devastating impact. Thai police… Read More ›

Pattaya school to investigate reports that 7 year old was beaten on the head with a stick causing swelling

Pattaya school to investigate reports that 7 year old was beaten on the head with a stick causing swelling

August 17, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Ja Ja’s parents have already filed a police complaint and are understood to be ready to meet the school’s director to discuss the matter. They… Read More ›

Thai police offer reward to fellow officers in Laos for the arrest of two gold shop armed robbers

Thai police offer reward to fellow officers in Laos for the arrest of two gold shop armed robbers

August 17, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Authorities are satisfied that the men are hiding across Thailand’s borders and will be attempting to sell some of the nearly ฿9 million in gold… Read More ›