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Thai woman brutally murdered by 18 year old who ambushed her on an Ayutthaya road seeking sex

Thai woman brutally murdered by 18 year old who ambushed her on an Ayutthaya road seeking sex

August 14, 2021

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Construction site worker hid behind a mound near the road and saw the married woman returning from work on Monday the 26th of July riding… Read More ›

Redshirt leader calls for a peaceful rally with car horns blaring for removal of the Prime Minister

Redshirt leader calls for a peaceful rally with car horns blaring for removal of the Prime Minister

August 13, 2021

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Former cabinet minister and redshirt activist, Nattawut Saikuar, says Sunday’s rally in which car horns will blare during the national anthem calling for Prime Minister… Read More ›

Military asked to help quell protests as mob, targeting PM’s home, burn out small roadside police office

Military asked to help quell protests as mob, targeting PM’s home, burn out small roadside police office

August 12, 2021

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Top brass in the armed forces consider how to assist police operations in Bangkok as protest activity becomes more militant and aggressive. The news comes… Read More ›

Foreigners in Thailand have nearly ฿600 billion in the bank as inequality and poverty rise alarmingly

Foreigners in Thailand have nearly ฿600 billion in the bank as inequality and poverty rise alarmingly

August 11, 2021

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

Figures published this week show a strong financial system but a deeply dysfunctional economy plagued by growing inequality. Thailand’s economic problems date back to well… Read More ›

Murder of Swiss tourist on Phuket raises the disturbing question of tourist safety in Thailand

Murder of Swiss tourist on Phuket raises the disturbing question of tourist safety in Thailand

August 9, 2021

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Government is committed to keeping the Phuket Sandbox scheme open despite the brutal murder of a 57-year-old Swiss civil servant this week. The Minister of… Read More ›

Accused tells press he murdered the Swiss tourist last week in Phuket and stole ฿300 for drugs and orange juice

Accused tells press he murdered the Swiss tourist last week in Phuket and stole ฿300 for drugs and orange juice

August 8, 2021

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A sad story indeed: Death of the ‘innocent’ Swiss woman revealed as a senseless yet brutal murder at the hands of a man in the… Read More ›

Man arrested by police in Phuket. Officials recruit locals to make the island safe for foreign tourists

Man arrested by police in Phuket. Officials recruit locals to make the island safe for foreign tourists

August 7, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police commissioner took control of the investigation as elite police teams moved into Phuket to join an expanded police operation. The Swiss tourist, who arrived… Read More ›

Rising prospect of GDP contraction for 2021 may see government breach the legal public debt limit

Rising prospect of GDP contraction for 2021 may see government breach the legal public debt limit

August 4, 2021

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

The Thai government is facing ever more dismal economic prospects as an export sector leader warns of calamity if firms continue to lose hundreds of… Read More ›

New expat vaccine site as Pfizer doses are to be made available to at-risk foreigners from US aid flown in

New expat vaccine site as Pfizer doses are to be made available to at-risk foreigners from US aid flown in

August 3, 2021

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

US diplomat promises further aid for Thailand as it struggles to fight off the vicious Delta variant of COVID-19 and ramp up its vaccination drive,… Read More ›

Police: truthful reporting not a target as a state official is arrested over false online coup reports in Chachoengsao 

Police: truthful reporting not a target as a state official is arrested over false online coup reports in Chachoengsao 

August 2, 2021

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The legal provision approved last week has sparked protests from the media and has damaged further Thailand’s reputation abroad, where the provisions are seen as… Read More ›

Phuket and Ko Samui pilot tourism reopenings feel the strain as infection numbers rise on holiday islands

Phuket and Ko Samui pilot tourism reopenings feel the strain as infection numbers rise on holiday islands

July 31, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The collapse of Thailand’s foreign tourism industry since April 2020 has seen Thailand, a country already experiencing a lower than normal growth level, become the… Read More ›

Western nations and Japan come to Thailand’s assistance as the COVID-19 emergency escalates

Western nations and Japan come to Thailand’s assistance as the COVID-19 emergency escalates

July 29, 2021

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

A further 1 million vaccine doses from the United States, as well as 1.1 million antigen test kits and ventilators donated by Switzerland, announced in… Read More ›

Anutin promises 10 million doses per month from August as virus wave still rises across Thailand at record levels

Anutin promises 10 million doses per month from August as virus wave still rises across Thailand at record levels

July 28, 2021

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

With Bangkok and 12 other provinces now in lockdown and record numbers of daily cases still being reported, the Thai PM on Wednesday was marshaling… Read More ›

A dead mother beside her children and a taxi driver who slept, show us a nation riven by an extended crisis

A dead mother beside her children and a taxi driver who slept, show us a nation riven by an extended crisis

July 27, 2021

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

Shocking stories from the streets, a rented room, taxi and even a temple tell us about a crisis and suffering that is more stark and… Read More ›

Gold medalist pays solemn respect to her father as she makes her triumphant return to Thailand

Gold medalist pays solemn respect to her father as she makes her triumphant return to Thailand

July 26, 2021

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Gold medal win last Saturday has given some encouragement to many ordinary Thais who feel deeply the sense of helplessness that pervades the kingdom… Read More ›

Party leader and popular candidate for PM calls for political unity, presents a plan to defeat the virus

Party leader and popular candidate for PM calls for political unity, presents a plan to defeat the virus

July 25, 2021

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

Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan is an experienced former cabinet minister who was the leading candidate for Prime Minister of the largest Thai political party during the… Read More ›

Over 75 expats urged to get a free COVID-19 jab from Monday as Pattaya man gives a thumbs up

Over 75 expats urged to get a free COVID-19 jab from Monday as Pattaya man gives a thumbs up

July 24, 2021

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The advancing Delta strain in Thailand means it is make your mind up time for many foreigners living here who, up to now, felt protected… Read More ›

State regulatory process linked with Thailand’s vaccination programme’s chronic delays admits top official

State regulatory process linked with Thailand’s vaccination programme’s chronic delays admits top official

July 23, 2021

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

The National Vaccine Security Act 2018, a law passed by the National Legislative Assembly, appears to have been the template for the government’s incoherent vaccine… Read More ›

PM says Thailand will reopen fully to foreign tourism as infections and deaths continue to rise daily

PM says Thailand will reopen fully to foreign tourism as infections and deaths continue to rise daily

July 22, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

General Prayut asked top CEOs to work with the government and try to avoid conflict at this time. He said cooperation between all parties was… Read More ›

Death penalty for crazed school director who murdered a 2-year-old boy upheld by court

Death penalty for crazed school director who murdered a 2-year-old boy upheld by court

July 21, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The events of Thursday the 9th January 2020 at 8.40 pm at the Robinson Department Store in Lopburi shocked Thai people throughout the kingdom. A… Read More ›