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Summit being targeted to announce world’s biggest trade pact with Thailand at the helm

Summit being targeted to announce world’s biggest trade pact with Thailand at the helm

October 17, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Veteran 63-year-old minister is coordinating negotiations between the 16 member states that are party to the huge economic partnership. He is working towards an official… Read More ›

Chiang Rai governor orders raid on a city hotel brothel – six women arrested and facing charges

Chiang Rai governor orders raid on a city hotel brothel – six women arrested and facing charges

October 16, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The raid followed an undercover operation in which a police officer posing as tourist paid ฿1,800 for sex with a woman in an adjoining room.… Read More ›

Bank officer who designed loans so that farmers paid for his lifestyle faces justice 10 years on

Bank officer who designed loans so that farmers paid for his lifestyle faces justice 10 years on

October 16, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Police surprised the man with the bad news at a car park in the Don Muang area of Bangkok this week and took him into… Read More ›

Digital assets wizard with an energy and tech vision that the country needs to make Thailand 4.0 work

Digital assets wizard with an energy and tech vision that the country needs to make Thailand 4.0 work

October 15, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

He has no time for a social life and he spends 7 nights a week speaking with audiences who pay him to hear about the… Read More ›

Udon Thani Thai soldier caught trying to con his girlfriend out of ฿800, faces criminal charges

Udon Thani Thai soldier caught trying to con his girlfriend out of ฿800, faces criminal charges

October 15, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Nong Khai police began an enquiry after it received a copy of a forged road traffic ticket sent by the man on the LINE social… Read More ›

General’s speech’s leaves Thai opposition deflated and facing a question over constitutional change

General’s speech’s leaves Thai opposition deflated and facing a question over constitutional change

October 15, 2019

Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

In his speech, the Army boss also referred to a number of visits by Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong to Thailand and questioned what were… Read More ›

Norwegian man found hanged at a luxury villa in Hua Hin as police probe collects fingerprints

Norwegian man found hanged at a luxury villa in Hua Hin as police probe collects fingerprints

October 14, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

A mobile phone was found at the bottom of the swimming pool while the man in short denim pants had abrasions to his knees thought… Read More ›

Pickup driver arrested after his speed race with a biker led to a car smash and death of a woman

Pickup driver arrested after his speed race with a biker led to a car smash and death of a woman

October 14, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Mother and child from Hmong family also killed on Sunday in Phetchabun province when a pickup lost control on a steep incline and overturned in… Read More ›

Fake news centre ready as rights activists push for the toning down of the Computer Crime Act

Fake news centre ready as rights activists push for the toning down of the Computer Crime Act

October 14, 2019

Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The fake new centre as outlined by the minister last Friday sounds eminently practical and benign. Free speech and human rights activist are dubious. The… Read More ›

Widow blames a Thai hospital for failing to diagnose her husband’s fatal heart condition

Widow blames a Thai hospital for failing to diagnose her husband’s fatal heart condition

October 13, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The 45-year-old electrical engineer died from coronary heart disease failure. He attended at his hospital hours earlier but was sent home by doctors who said… Read More ›

Army Chief draws a line on opposition moves to alter the 2017 constitution in a passionate speech

Army Chief draws a line on opposition moves to alter the 2017 constitution in a passionate speech

October 12, 2019

Foreigners, Media, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

It would be a mistake for the opposition parties and even academics to simply dismiss the army leader’s comments as archaic and irrelevant. His comments… Read More ›

New app for expats in Thailand to be called ‘OSS Foreigner’ – Immigration reporting to be quick and easy

New app for expats in Thailand to be called ‘OSS Foreigner’ – Immigration reporting to be quick and easy

October 12, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Kobsak Pootrakool said on Wednesday that foreigners can use the app for all immigration reporting. Simply keying in data and uploading a selfie will be… Read More ›

Thailand economic prospects are dimming fast even as global agencies talk about its strength

Thailand economic prospects are dimming fast even as global agencies talk about its strength

October 11, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

Growth rates slashed again as Thailand looks unlikely to hit 3% growth this year while its neighbouring economies are growing at figures in excess of… Read More ›

ATM robber arrested by police after his break-in attempts left him empty-handed except for cuffs

ATM robber arrested by police after his break-in attempts left him empty-handed except for cuffs

October 11, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

No money was taken from the cash dispenser machines. Police consulted with the banks before pressing attempted burglary charges against the 36-year-old local man arrested… Read More ›

Deputy Public Health Minister leaves expats confused with ‘over 50s’ visa insurance press comments

Deputy Public Health Minister leaves expats confused with ‘over 50s’ visa insurance press comments

October 10, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The minister’s comments suggested that the insurance requirement for non-immigrant visas was being extended now to include all foreigners over 50 whereas previously it was… Read More ›

Thailand’s tax collectors facing falling income are readying to pounce on the internet next year

Thailand’s tax collectors facing falling income are readying to pounce on the internet next year

October 9, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana talked about a ‘widening’ of the tax base in August. In reality, it appears to amount to a raid on the… Read More ›

Police near closing the ฿9 million gold robbery case in Khon Kaen as the last suspect returns

Police near closing the ฿9 million gold robbery case in Khon Kaen as the last suspect returns

October 8, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

In August, senior police officers from Provincial Police Region 4 offered a reward to their counterparts in Laos to apprehend the two fugitives who escaped… Read More ›

3 of Thailand’s brightest students killed in a passenger van accident in Lampang province

3 of Thailand’s brightest students killed in a passenger van accident in Lampang province

October 8, 2019

Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The accident happened in the same area of the northern province where two Myanmar men were killed after a passenger van lost control and plunged… Read More ›

Opposition will not put the ฿3.3 trillion 2020 budget bill in danger but plans to scrutinise it

Opposition will not put the ฿3.3 trillion 2020 budget bill in danger but plans to scrutinise it

October 8, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Signal from the Pheu Thai leader on Monday follows a strong warning from the Prime Minister on Thursday that the rejection of the budget would… Read More ›

Money for Beer – Woman’s 4-year easy money Facebook ride brought down by scrupulous friend

Money for Beer – Woman’s 4-year easy money Facebook ride brought down by scrupulous friend

October 7, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

People all over Thailand regularly sent 23-year-old Ms Jiraporn money online for iPhone offers that were bogus. She was arrested by police in the Sai… Read More ›