Thailand

Wife confesses to affair with father in law after her husband’s body was found in Songkhla province forest

Wife confesses to affair with father in law after her husband’s body was found in Songkhla province forest

May 24, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

41-year-old man from Phatthalung province owned up to murdering his son on April 30th after a quarrel turned violent over his affair with his son’s… Read More ›

Growing concern and frustration among a large number of expats cut off from their families in Thailand

Growing concern and frustration among a large number of expats cut off from their families in Thailand

May 24, 2020

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

Fears are growing that inward access to Thailand may be restricted for some time even beyond the already extended passenger flight ban until July 1st.… Read More ›

Former minister pleads not guilty to chilling abduction and murder of judge’s older brother in fraud case

Former minister pleads not guilty to chilling abduction and murder of judge’s older brother in fraud case

May 23, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

On Friday, a former minister and four codefendants pleaded not guilty while one of those charged owned up before the law to the appalling crime.… Read More ›

Thai Airways and its workers face an uncertain future as it prepares to fly into bankruptcy protection in June

Thai Airways and its workers face an uncertain future as it prepares to fly into bankruptcy protection in June

May 22, 2020

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

As Thai Airways readies itself to file for bankruptcy with mandarins at the Ministry of Transport now firmly in control, many questions remain. Not least,… Read More ›

Minister reports encouraging news as national vaccine goes forward to the next stage in trials on monkeys

Minister reports encouraging news as national vaccine goes forward to the next stage in trials on monkeys

May 21, 2020

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Tests on mice showed a high level of antibodies as the modern vaccine prototype developed by Thai scientists and medical experts moves forward to be… Read More ›

Gambling debts the motive for the armed robbery on Monday in Chiang Rai, main suspect charged in court

Gambling debts the motive for the armed robbery on Monday in Chiang Rai, main suspect charged in court

May 21, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

34-year-old Sittichok Muangma was arrested on Tuesday for the armed robbery heist on Monday morning outside the Bangkok Bank branch in Chiang Saen when he… Read More ›

86-year-old man rescued by a compatriot from a small room where he was fed on rice and water

86-year-old man rescued by a compatriot from a small room where he was fed on rice and water

May 20, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

86-year-old ex-soldier Ron from Brighton rescued by a UK expat living in Thailand Declan Theodore after losing contact with his family at home. Mr Theodore… Read More ›

Nigerians living in limbo at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok after flights shut down in late March

Nigerians living in limbo at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok after flights shut down in late March

May 19, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Three Nigerians are living at Bangkok’s International Suvarnabhumi Airport in a no man’s land. It’s a situation similar to the 2004 Tom Hanks movie The… Read More ›

Thai Airways to file for bankruptcy in survival and restructuring plan which could still see jobs lost as it unfolds

Thai Airways to file for bankruptcy in survival and restructuring plan which could still see jobs lost as it unfolds

May 19, 2020

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

State airline is to use the bankruptcy procedures as part of a rehabilitation plan being considered by the Thai government. The cabinet made the critical… Read More ›

Chiang Rai police track 2 member snatch gang who stole over ฿1 million from co-op employee fetching cash

Chiang Rai police track 2 member snatch gang who stole over ฿1 million from co-op employee fetching cash

May 18, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Chiang Saen police have turned to CCTV footage and patrols to find the two men who staged an armed robbery outside a bank in northern… Read More ›

Parents believe the murderer of their little girl this week in Mukdahan was a local to their rural village area

Parents believe the murderer of their little girl this week in Mukdahan was a local to their rural village area

May 18, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

40-year-old mother revealed that both and her husband believe that the killer must have known the locality as police disclose that 5 people have already… Read More ›

Thailand stuck in a ‘vicious cycle’ which will lead to further military coups says leading academic 

Thailand stuck in a ‘vicious cycle’ which will lead to further military coups says leading academic 

May 17, 2020

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

Thailand’s Redshirt protests in 2010 will be in focus this week as the Progressive Movement launch their documentary ‘The Look of Silence’ from Indonesia. Academics… Read More ›

Industry boss urges Thailand to join alternative Pacific trade pact and plan for a long recovery from virus debacle

Industry boss urges Thailand to join alternative Pacific trade pact and plan for a long recovery from virus debacle

May 17, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Vice president of the Federation of Thai Industries says Thailand should join the 11 member CPTPP pact and bolster its trade access as a priority… Read More ›

Thailand extends ban on inbound flights until July 1st at the earliest – blow to foreigners and tourism

Thailand extends ban on inbound flights until July 1st at the earliest – blow to foreigners and tourism

May 16, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Saturday’s announcement by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand means no inbound passenger flights to the kingdom until July 1st. The move will be another… Read More ›

Gangster murders older man over illicit sexual relationship with his wife while held in prison on charges

Gangster murders older man over illicit sexual relationship with his wife while held in prison on charges

May 16, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

32-year-old Sunathorn Saenphakdi, with criminal connections, gunned down and murdered 41-year-old Suthat Watthana over his suspicions that the older man had a sexual affair with… Read More ›

Thai workers left facing mass unemployment as Chiang Mai hotel staff protest ฿10m wage arrears

Thai workers left facing mass unemployment as Chiang Mai hotel staff protest ฿10m wage arrears

May 15, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The luxury Dhara Dhevi Resort Hotel in Chiang Mai, one of the most expensive hotels in the province, closed this month leaving up to 200… Read More ›

Western man who stole food rescued by a police officer who paid his bill after he was nabbed at Bangkok store

Western man who stole food rescued by a police officer who paid his bill after he was nabbed at Bangkok store

May 15, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The intervention of a considerate, off duty police officer saved a western foreigner the nightmarish scenario of being arrested and legally prosecuted for theft in… Read More ›

Risk must be taken to open up Thailand and its tourism industry without delay says richest man

Risk must be taken to open up Thailand and its tourism industry without delay says richest man

May 14, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thailand’s richest man, Dhanin Chearavanont, has warned that the Thai economy won’t survive a prolonged virus crisis. He has called for tourism to be opened… Read More ›

US actor and Thai son struggling to survive virus ordeal in India as they wait to fly home to life in Thailand

US actor and Thai son struggling to survive virus ordeal in India as they wait to fly home to life in Thailand

May 13, 2020

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

Geoffrey Giuliano is a well-known movie actor and writer of books on legendary figures in the music industry. He is 66 years old and stranded… Read More ›

Political conflict beamed back into public focus as the kingdom struggles to find its economic legs during crisis

Political conflict beamed back into public focus as the kingdom struggles to find its economic legs during crisis

May 13, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Progressive Movement led by ex Future Forward leaders unveiled as the orchestrator behind Sunday’s political messages laser projected onto buildings in Bangkok raising the spectre… Read More ›