Thailand

Prayut to meet the people as former minister lashes out at the current government’s ‘multi crisis’ economy

Prayut to meet the people as former minister lashes out at the current government’s ‘multi crisis’ economy

March 5, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

BANGKOK: General Prayut has appointed a senior advisor and Puttipong Punnakanta, the Minister of Digital Economy and Society, to assist him in getting his message… Read More ›

Police arrest an armed husband in Ayutthaya on his way to deal violently with his wife’s illicit affair at work

Police arrest an armed husband in Ayutthaya on his way to deal violently with his wife’s illicit affair at work

March 4, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

AYUTTHAYA: The lucky interception by police in Ayutthaya of a married man on his way to avenge his honour may have saved lives. It came… Read More ›

Strong indications that Thailand will introduce high-risk zones and mandatory quarantine orders

Strong indications that Thailand will introduce high-risk zones and mandatory quarantine orders

March 4, 2020

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

BANGKOK: There is no time to lose as migrant Thai workers from South Korea pack their bags and begin returning home through Thai airports. The… Read More ›

Nightmare tale of 45-year-old Udon Thani man who killed his drunk wife last Saturday night with a wood plank

Nightmare tale of 45-year-old Udon Thani man who killed his drunk wife last Saturday night with a wood plank

March 3, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

It is a nightmare tale complete with a ghost. The headman of the community has told the media that he believes the spirit of the… Read More ›

American rescued by police and park officials at Phuket beach beauty spot after getting lost in beach side forest

American rescued by police and park officials at Phuket beach beauty spot after getting lost in beach side forest

March 3, 2020

Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

PHUKET: 48-year old David Mitchell refused an invitation to a local hospital after receiving first aid but thanked those who had rescued him from his… Read More ›

Pheu Thai MP calls on Prime Minister to resign as index shows a collapse in business confidence to a 9 year low

Pheu Thai MP calls on Prime Minister to resign as index shows a collapse in business confidence to a 9 year low

March 3, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The Prime Minister had a busy day on Monday with unconfirmed press reports hinted that a big announcement was in the offing. On Sunday,… Read More ›

Investigation into the death of a 35-year-old man from the virus as foreign passengers detained

Investigation into the death of a 35-year-old man from the virus as foreign passengers detained

March 2, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

BANGKOK: Both the PM Prayut Chan ocha and Minister of Public Health, Anutin Charnverakul, emphasised plans to integrate the response to the virus threat and… Read More ›

Four Chinese men arrested after hideous murder of a Chinese tourist and his wife last Monday night

Four Chinese men arrested after hideous murder of a Chinese tourist and his wife last Monday night

March 2, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

KAMPHAENG PHET: The breakthrough for police was in tracking down where the couple had stayed in Pattaya and the location for the assault on the… Read More ›

Government adopts a carrot and stick approach to student protests with the first coronavirus death in Thailand

Government adopts a carrot and stick approach to student protests with the first coronavirus death in Thailand

March 1, 2020

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

BANGKOK: Efforts by public health ministry officials to persuade student activists to call off the rallies to help fight the Convid 19 virus spread in… Read More ›

Surin teacher facing more severe punishment after being found selling underage girls for sex at karaoke bar

Surin teacher facing more severe punishment after being found selling underage girls for sex at karaoke bar

February 29, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

SURIN: 19 sex workers were taken into custody following the raids on three sex for sale karaoke beer bar establishments on Highway 226 in the… Read More ›

MBK centre in Bangkok and other shopping centres offer rent reductions as trade nosedives

MBK centre in Bangkok and other shopping centres offer rent reductions as trade nosedives

February 29, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

BANGKOK: Traders in the Pratunam area of Bangkok famous with foreigners and even small Thai retailers seeking wholesale bargains are reporting catastrophic trading conditions linked… Read More ›

US man and Hungarian charged – the good life paid for by porn comes to a halt in Krabi as police knock on door

US man and Hungarian charged – the good life paid for by porn comes to a halt in Krabi as police knock on door

February 28, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

KRABI: Hotel staff became suspicious of the two guests because of the extended periods the love birds spent in their room and decided to check… Read More ›

Another gun attack in a shopping mall but no fatalities as security guard arrested the young attacker 

Another gun attack in a shopping mall but no fatalities as security guard arrested the young attacker 

February 27, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

NONTHABURI: It is understood that today’s attack was linked to the man’s relationship with a former girlfriend who he is reported to have attacked also… Read More ›

70-year-old sailboat captain rescued at sea by the Thai navy off Phuket after engine failure 40 miles offshore

70-year-old sailboat captain rescued at sea by the Thai navy off Phuket after engine failure 40 miles offshore

February 27, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

PHUKET: Michael Turner told the press on Tuesday, after warmly thanking Vice Admiral Choengchai Chomchoengpaet of the Royal Thai Navy, that his first order of… Read More ›

Police monitoring a network of rolling pro-democracy flash mobs in schools and universities this week

Police monitoring a network of rolling pro-democracy flash mobs in schools and universities this week

February 27, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

BANGKOK: On Wednesday afternoon, students from schools and universities came together to protest for changes to the Thai constitution to allow for greater democracy following… Read More ›

Ministry officials scramble to undo the damage of potential virus super spreader who lied to doctors

Ministry officials scramble to undo the damage of potential virus super spreader who lied to doctors

February 26, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

BANGKOK: The Minister expressed his disapproval at the actions of a 65-year-old grandfather who lied to officials at a Bangkok medical centre on Sunday when… Read More ›

78-year-old UK man and his elderly Thai wife involved in early hours bloody knife tussle at Pattaya home

78-year-old UK man and his elderly Thai wife involved in early hours bloody knife tussle at Pattaya home

February 26, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

PATTAYA: Police are investigating the incident which saw them arrive at an apartment to find bloody scenes throughout. Officers took both marriage partners into custody.… Read More ›

Threat of recession looms on the impact of the Covid 19 virus even without a 3rd stage outbreak

Threat of recession looms on the impact of the Covid 19 virus even without a 3rd stage outbreak

February 25, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

BANGKOK: The news this week that exports had moved up by 3.35% before the outbreak of the coronavirus in China is positive. All now hinges… Read More ›

Popular UK soccer coach battles for his life in hospital after developing severe pneumonia in Pattaya

Popular UK soccer coach battles for his life in hospital after developing severe pneumonia in Pattaya

February 25, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

PATTAYA: Mark McKeown is the head coach with Planet Football in Pattaya where he has been involved in coaching and teaching football to underprivileged children… Read More ›

20 injured in train collision in Ratchaburi province between freight and passenger train on Monday

20 injured in train collision in Ratchaburi province between freight and passenger train on Monday

February 25, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

RATCHABURI: A director of the State Railway of Thailand confirmed that three employees of the railway firm were among the injured in the accident which… Read More ›