Thailand

Nanny in court charged with assault of 2-year-old boy who doctors in Samut Prakan say is brain dead

Nanny in court charged with assault of 2-year-old boy who doctors in Samut Prakan say is brain dead

July 27, 2019

Crime, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

34-year-old Mayuree Tuangkesorn was arrested on Thursday by police investigating the case after the boy’s mother filed a complaint on Monday. She admitted to biting… Read More ›

Debate sees opposition hit the government on lack of economic detail and plans for more taxes

Debate sees opposition hit the government on lack of economic detail and plans for more taxes

July 26, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Opposition and Pheu Thai leader Sompong Amornwiwat raised questions about a government minister accusing him of being linked with illegal drugs and murder. It was… Read More ›

One of the biggest drug dealers in the South flees home as Thai police and army move against him

One of the biggest drug dealers in the South flees home as Thai police and army move against him

July 25, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

On Tuesday, July 23rd a combined army and police task force raided up to 17 locations in Narathiwat province to arrest a local politician, 58-year-old… Read More ›

Microsoft accepts charges of corrupt payments in Thailand as it makes a deal with US investigators

Microsoft accepts charges of corrupt payments in Thailand as it makes a deal with US investigators

July 25, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

A leader of an anti-corruption group says that Thailand’s anti-corruption watchdog was unaware of the case when he contacted officials this week. Mana Nimitmongkol is… Read More ›

Businessman sets up his own arrest posing as one of Thailand’s most senior police officers at airport

Businessman sets up his own arrest posing as one of Thailand’s most senior police officers at airport

July 24, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Police revealed on Wednesday that they have seized up to ฿9 million in cash and discovered a range of firearms from pistols to rifles as… Read More ›

Canadian and Thai girlfriend die instantly as high powered motorbike jettisons them into a bollard

Canadian and Thai girlfriend die instantly as high powered motorbike jettisons them into a bollard

July 24, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The World Bank and Bloomberg last year reported, following an in-depth study by experts, that Thailand risks losing 22% of it future GDP if it… Read More ›

Thailand’s small businesses and farmers are facing a crisis. The bankers are the ones that know

Thailand’s small businesses and farmers are facing a crisis. The bankers are the ones that know

July 23, 2019

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

There is a far bigger issue than just dealing with the current perfect storm of negative economic influences on small businesses and those struggling to… Read More ›

Road rage biker drove an ignition key into the victim’s head. Doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about

Road rage biker drove an ignition key into the victim’s head. Doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about

July 23, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police in Nonthaburi on Monday confirmed that charges have been filed against a local hospital porter for causing grievous bodily harm following last Tuesday’s violent… Read More ›

Exports to China in June down a whopping 15% as Thailand’s output to the United States also falls 

Exports to China in June down a whopping 15% as Thailand’s output to the United States also falls 

July 22, 2019

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s export markets have been hit by a perfect storm including a sudden shift away from conventional automobiles in western countries and even Asia. This… Read More ›

50-year-old Dutchman suffering from cancer files complaint against Hua Hin hospital over fees

50-year-old Dutchman suffering from cancer files complaint against Hua Hin hospital over fees

July 22, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

April survey by the Thai Ministry of Commerce showed that many private Thai hospitals were overcharging by between 30% and 300% on a range of… Read More ›

Thai economy still growing, country in robust shape to navigate any choppy waters ahead: IMF

Thai economy still growing, country in robust shape to navigate any choppy waters ahead: IMF

July 21, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

New Transport Minister, Saksayam Chidchob, has announced new second terminals for airports in Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai. He also moved to have contracts signed… Read More ›

Chinese woman seeks death penalty for husband who tried to murder her in Thailand by pushing her off a cliff

Chinese woman seeks death penalty for husband who tried to murder her in Thailand by pushing her off a cliff

July 21, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The motive for the attempted murder was the ฿78 million ($2.5 million) fortune belonging to the 32-year-old woman in China. It has emerged that she… Read More ›

Leading banks report steady profits as Thanachart Bank reaches out to show the Thai way forward

Leading banks report steady profits as Thanachart Bank reaches out to show the Thai way forward

July 20, 2019

Culture, Economy, Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Thailand’s banks lead the way forward: Combined profits for banks reporting this week saw a 3.62% rise in profits in the first half with an… Read More ›

UK man faces deportation or jail for violent night trespass after cruel attack on elderly dog in Phuket

UK man faces deportation or jail for violent night trespass after cruel attack on elderly dog in Phuket

July 20, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Merciless Mervyn was recognised by many people in Phuket who watched the video of his twisted antics. They identified the attacker as a UK expat… Read More ›

Highly dangerous Irish offender arrested by Thai Immigration police in Bangkok on Soi 58

Highly dangerous Irish offender arrested by Thai Immigration police in Bangkok on Soi 58

July 19, 2019

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Turley caused political controversy in Northern Ireland when local politicians questioned why the violent and highly dangerous offender was granted compassionate leave from prison after… Read More ›

New Education minister and his deputies face a digital test as Thailand needs more bright minds 

New Education minister and his deputies face a digital test as Thailand needs more bright minds 

July 19, 2019

Culture, Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The new minister will be the 22nd since 2000 with an average term of less than a year. A key issue that reflects the stasis… Read More ›

Husband and wife arrested in Chiang Mai for fraud over crazy car finance offer that went horribly wrong 

Husband and wife arrested in Chiang Mai for fraud over crazy car finance offer that went horribly wrong 

July 18, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

54-year-old Chayaphol Dokmai-ngam and his 39-year-old wife Suthicha Suphan had fled Uthai Thani for Chiang Mai after their well-known business collapsed. They were tracked down… Read More ›

Government to introduce new economic stimulus package to boost Thai economy in emerging downturn

Government to introduce new economic stimulus package to boost Thai economy in emerging downturn

July 18, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The senior economics minister and deputy PM has rebuffed claims that the new government finds itself in a tight funding situation to support government spending… Read More ›

Thai women dead as a riverside pavilion with over 20 people in it slid into a murky river and sunk

Thai women dead as a riverside pavilion with over 20 people in it slid into a murky river and sunk

July 17, 2019

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

The tragedy occurred in Samut Songkhram province, an old, historic and small province southwest of Bangkok on the gulf. It was a holiday in Thailand… Read More ›

Battlefield friends help UK man and wife escape medical bill of £12k in Thailand. Now safely home

Battlefield friends help UK man and wife escape medical bill of £12k in Thailand. Now safely home

July 17, 2019

Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Stories like this are damaging Thailand and have almost become a stereotype. Yet some foreigners fail to heed the repeated warnings of the dangers of… Read More ›