Thailand

Thailand’s sex industry crackdown sees westerners rounded up at hotel orgy in Pattaya – brothel raided

Thailand’s sex industry crackdown sees westerners rounded up at hotel orgy in Pattaya – brothel raided

September 29, 2018

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There appears to no limits to the serious effort to suppress the formerly rampant sex for sale culture in Thailand including arrests of officials and… Read More ›

Disabled Thai woman killed by a young gambler for her gold necklace in a chilling crime that shocked locals

Disabled Thai woman killed by a young gambler for her gold necklace in a chilling crime that shocked locals

September 27, 2018

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Young Thai man from respectable background carried out appalling murder driven by the need to repay a gambling debt A young man from what has… Read More ›

Prayuth indicates an interest in political office – favourite as Thailand’s next Prime Minister

Prayuth indicates an interest in political office – favourite as Thailand’s next Prime Minister

September 24, 2018

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Pheu Thai and Thaksin Shinawatra are also actively preparing for the 2019 election with plans to energise its electoral base with a popular policy platform… Read More ›

Vern Unsworth sues Elon Musk in Los Angeles court while UK proceedings are also pending and being prepared

Vern Unsworth sues Elon Musk in Los Angeles court while UK proceedings are also pending and being prepared

September 23, 2018

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

Musk sued by UK hero Vern Unsworth – the spat raises the question of a mistaken prejudice and stereotype held by some against foreigners living… Read More ›

Thai femme fatale raises the question of safety for westerners who bring strangers to hotel rooms in Thailand

Thai femme fatale raises the question of safety for westerners who bring strangers to hotel rooms in Thailand

September 20, 2018

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

There are many dangers in Thailand but record tourist numbers show that many westerners love ‘free’ and independent minded Thailand in spite of everything and… Read More ›

Koh Tao claims by UK teenager questioned by Thai police – arrest warrants indicated for some media

Koh Tao claims by UK teenager questioned by Thai police – arrest warrants indicated for some media

September 16, 2018

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Sensational claims by UK’s Sun tabloid are challenged as Thai police take a criminal action against media outlets and online posters over the damage caused… Read More ›

Death sentence for the ‘Iceman’ drug lord in Thailand highlights new zeal by Thai authorities

Death sentence for the ‘Iceman’ drug lord in Thailand highlights new zeal by Thai authorities

September 13, 2018

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

Thailand sending strong message to international drug gangs that use the country to transport deadly drugs to international markets The notorious Malaysian drug smuggler dubbed… Read More ›

Former jet set monk jailed for over a century in Thailand after trial on financial charges

Former jet set monk jailed for over a century in Thailand after trial on financial charges

September 11, 2018

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The extraordinary story of former Thai monk who exploited the goodwill Thai people for a luxury lifestyle. A former Thai monk was jailed last month… Read More ›

Thailand’s road accident rate still a red light – many factors driving the carnage with no easy fix

Thailand’s road accident rate still a red light – many factors driving the carnage with no easy fix

September 10, 2018

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

 Thai PM orders tough new road traffic penalties, which could have caused undue hardship for working Thais, to be held off. Thailand’s Prime Minister has… Read More ›

New picture of Thailand’s democratic future emerging with February 24th 2019 election date tipped

New picture of Thailand’s democratic future emerging with February 24th 2019 election date tipped

September 7, 2018

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Thailand may be ready for a new democratic future commencing next year as election talk mounts and political parties gear up to do battle for… Read More ›

Failure of Chinese company in Koh Samui puts spotlight on foreign owned companies. Local Thai nominee shareholders arrested

Failure of Chinese company in Koh Samui puts spotlight on foreign owned companies. Local Thai nominee shareholders arrested

September 5, 2018

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Police investigation into tourist company owned by a Chinese woman using Thai nominees highlights the danger of the practice for everyone concerned A company that… Read More ›

New Party, new era in Thai politics about to commence with eyes on next year’s election

New Party, new era in Thai politics about to commence with eyes on next year’s election

September 3, 2018

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New political parties and a political flux as Thailand’s new political landscape is in the making under the watchful eye of the junta Gender equality… Read More ›

A politically incorrect economic success: Thailand is home to some of the world’s richest people

A politically incorrect economic success: Thailand is home to some of the world’s richest people

August 30, 2018

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Young Thai woman from Khlong Toei shows the way forward for the chronic poor in Bangkok’s slums. Don’t blame the rich, raise your sights Unknown… Read More ›

Miss Universe is coming back to Thailand, it’s good news, enjoy

Miss Universe is coming back to Thailand, it’s good news, enjoy

August 28, 2018

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

Miss Universe pageant has a special relationship with Thailand and although there will be controversy in the current world media climate, it will be a… Read More ›

A Thai woman driven to suicide by a Facebook photo

A Thai woman driven to suicide by a Facebook photo

August 26, 2018

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Tragic story of a 22 year old wife, daughter and sister shows Facebook was a factor in her death when it was used as a… Read More ›

Bright economic outlook for Thailand but the debt nightmare for poorer Thai people must be tackled

Bright economic outlook for Thailand but the debt nightmare for poorer Thai people must be tackled

August 20, 2018

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

Thailand’s economy is make progress, consumer confidence is rising but inequality masks hardship among poorer Thais and rural communities Thailand has so far defied the… Read More ›

Thai teens are luring their peers into prostitution through social networks in a new internet trend

Thai teens are luring their peers into prostitution through social networks in a new internet trend

August 18, 2018

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New trend will feed into debate on the internet in Thailand and it may well become a worldwide trend as Thailand has become an advanced… Read More ›

Thai beaches are relatively safe from shark attacks when compared with other coastal regions such as Florida

Thai beaches are relatively safe from shark attacks when compared with other coastal regions such as Florida

August 14, 2018

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The figures are clear, shark populations in Thailand are actually in decline and they are mostly non-threatening species but high visitor numbers and aberrations have… Read More ›

More Nigerians busted by Thai police for targeting vulnerable Thai women seeking love online

More Nigerians busted by Thai police for targeting vulnerable Thai women seeking love online

August 12, 2018

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Facebook is the new target for online romance scams in Thailand by Nigerian fraudsters who are increasingly found to have been assisted by Thai women… Read More ›

Thailand steps up efforts to bring the Shinawatras to justice with moves against former prime ministers

Thailand steps up efforts to bring the Shinawatras to justice with moves against former prime ministers

August 10, 2018

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Recent moves against the two former prime ministers are thought unlikely to be successful It is reported that Thai officials are sanguine about their efforts… Read More ›