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Chemical pesticide ban will have a severe economic impact on Thailand say US officials who asked for delay

Chemical pesticide ban will have a severe economic impact on Thailand say US officials who asked for delay

October 25, 2019

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A series of letters have emerged detailing a vigorous and comprehensive campaign by the US Department of Agriculture and embassy officials to alert the Thai… Read More ›

Another passenger van crash leaves seven dead, four seriously injured on Thailand’s chaotic roads

Another passenger van crash leaves seven dead, four seriously injured on Thailand’s chaotic roads

October 25, 2019

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The accident occurred in Ubon Ratchathani province on Wednesday morning and saw a passenger van lose control and swerve onto the path of a heavy… Read More ›

TV actress apologises for her wrongful bribery accusation against a Thai traffic police officer 

TV actress apologises for her wrongful bribery accusation against a Thai traffic police officer 

October 25, 2019

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The high profile controversy has once again raised the issue of illegally imported luxury cars as the car was handed over for police inspection on… Read More ›

Man’s love quest on the roads of Thailand to fulfil his promise to his deceased wife and soulmate

Man’s love quest on the roads of Thailand to fulfil his promise to his deceased wife and soulmate

October 24, 2019

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3 years ago Sakchai Suphanthamat’s wife passed away suddenly after being bitten by a dog. After her passing, he found his life so empty that… Read More ›

Italian living with Thai wife on Koh Phangan arrested for dealing after drugs found in the post

Italian living with Thai wife on Koh Phangan arrested for dealing after drugs found in the post

October 24, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Police found nearly 16 grams of methamphetamine powder in an almond container while the package posted from the Netherlands contained noodles and 500 ecstasy tablets.… Read More ›

Thai Airways in peril – boss tells executives there is ‘not much time’ to save the airline from closure 

Thai Airways in peril – boss tells executives there is ‘not much time’ to save the airline from closure 

October 23, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The airline has confirmed it is reviewing every aspect of its operations including all routes as it scrambles to stem unsustainable losses with a viability… Read More ›

GPS policing to be studied for all cars and motorbikes in Thailand to curb road accidents, deaths and carnage

GPS policing to be studied for all cars and motorbikes in Thailand to curb road accidents, deaths and carnage

October 23, 2019

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Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob has ordered a study into the proposed plan and acknowledges that a law will be required to protect driver’s rights if… Read More ›

German man wanted for fraud denies dumping 77-year-old woman’s body in a Chonburi canal 

German man wanted for fraud denies dumping 77-year-old woman’s body in a Chonburi canal 

October 22, 2019

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Included in the 12 arrests warrants awaiting the German man in his home country are charges of credit card fraud and financial deception of the… Read More ›

Army chief’s dramatic volte-face on appearing before a House committee on Monday in transit 

Army chief’s dramatic volte-face on appearing before a House committee on Monday in transit 

October 22, 2019

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There was concerned speculation among opposition politicians over the weekend that the passionate army leader may emerge as a successor to General Prayut when his… Read More ›

Thai man guns down Italian for stealing away his younger mistress on Sunday in Khon Kaen

Thai man guns down Italian for stealing away his younger mistress on Sunday in Khon Kaen

October 21, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The Thai man started to gather information on his mistress with whom he had a 12-month affair after losing contact with her following reports he… Read More ›

Online scammers are an organised crime group in Thailand working with international hackers

Online scammers are an organised crime group in Thailand working with international hackers

October 21, 2019

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Last week, a large deputation representing 7,000 people visited the Justice Ministry in Bangkok over a ฿400 million loss suffered by customers of a number… Read More ›

Drunken man killed by his wife in Northern Thailand after a heated row following a party at home

Drunken man killed by his wife in Northern Thailand after a heated row following a party at home

October 20, 2019

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Thai wife told Phrae police that her husband was regularly violent when drunk and had produced the knife to threaten her. She grabbed it off… Read More ›

Banks report strong profits in the 3rd quarter pointing to a healthy underlying economy and bank sector

Banks report strong profits in the 3rd quarter pointing to a healthy underlying economy and bank sector

October 20, 2019

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The data from the banks and commentary back up the statement of the Bank of Thailand boss this month who said that despite the economic… Read More ›

Death of Pattaya’s police chief from a sudden heart attack on Friday en route to Bangkok for meeting

Death of Pattaya’s police chief from a sudden heart attack on Friday en route to Bangkok for meeting

October 19, 2019

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Colonel Atinan hailed from Lopburi province and had only taken up the post on September 2nd following the removal of the previous chief after a… Read More ›

MP transferred to Bang Kwang prison and placed on death row as court orders him to resign his seat

MP transferred to Bang Kwang prison and placed on death row as court orders him to resign his seat

October 19, 2019

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The conviction and death sentence imposed on a 52-year old Pheu Thai MP has not only shocked the Thai political establishment and his own party… Read More ›

Farmers pesticide ban may have repercussions for PM either way ahead of the crunch decision

Farmers pesticide ban may have repercussions for PM either way ahead of the crunch decision

October 19, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A policy research expert from the Thailand Development Research Institute has said that government policy should be made on sound economic and scientific grounds, not… Read More ›

Billionaire groom in Bangkok prison on cheque fraud charge after his arrest on Thursday night

Billionaire groom in Bangkok prison on cheque fraud charge after his arrest on Thursday night

October 18, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The man’s lawyers today told reporters outside the court that his client was suffering from diabetes and was very anxious about his business affairs which… Read More ›

Thanthorn confident of victory in Constitutional Court case brought by Election Commission

Thanthorn confident of victory in Constitutional Court case brought by Election Commission

October 18, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The case has sparked wider debate in Thailand about the stringency of the new electoral laws. On one hand, many activists view the current approach… Read More ›

Westerner arrested for bank exchange robbery in Sukhumvit area of Bangkok on Wednesday

Westerner arrested for bank exchange robbery in Sukhumvit area of Bangkok on Wednesday

October 17, 2019

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It is not the first such incident. In  2006, a German man held up the Siam Commercial Bank in Pattaya while in 2013 an American… Read More ›

Couple facing the death penalty after Wednesday’s huge money laundering bust by police near Bangkok

Couple facing the death penalty after Wednesday’s huge money laundering bust by police near Bangkok

October 17, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

One man, an uncle of the principal in the money laundering operation had ฿5.5 million in cash stuffed into a washing machine when police arrived… Read More ›