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Thai military want seats in unelected Senate as controlled debate on new charter steps up

Thai military want seats in unelected Senate as controlled debate on new charter steps up

March 24, 2016

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As a controlled debate plays out in Thailand over proposals by a committee set up the military junta for a new constitution or charter for… Read More ›

Tough Thai Immigration law comes into force in March 2016 with blacklist provisions

Tough Thai Immigration law comes into force in March 2016 with blacklist provisions

February 16, 2016

Crime, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Thailand’s new laws clamping down on abuse of the immigration system and blacklisting foreigners who overstay their visa comes into force in March. This  follows… Read More ›

Thai government in extensive campaign to save Thailand’s fisheries and seafood exports

Thai government in extensive campaign to save Thailand’s fisheries and seafood exports

February 14, 2016

Economy, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Thai government has vowed to wipe out human rights abuses within its seafood and fisheries industry and a robust campaign is already showing results.… Read More ›

Thai authorities in balancing act as strained relationship with US seems to improve

Thai authorities in balancing act as strained relationship with US seems to improve

February 12, 2016

Economy, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

This week saw Thailand hosting the Cobra Gold military exercises in conjunction with the United States and with the participation of five other countries Singapore,… Read More ›

Thailand is a safe bet as tourism takes off with Bangkok No. 1 in Asia

Thailand is a safe bet as tourism takes off with Bangkok No. 1 in Asia

February 9, 2016

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Thailand has received a strong vote of confidence from tourists all over the world who are flocking to the Kingdom in spite of a barrage… Read More ›

Thailand tightens screening of foreign English teachers following paedophile arrest

Thailand tightens screening of foreign English teachers following paedophile arrest

February 7, 2016

Crime, Thailand:

The Thai government has ordered more rigorous screening of the background to westerners entering Thailand as teachers in the wake of  recent scandals. It has… Read More ›

US ambassador and Japanese investors encourage Thailand to join TPP trade bloc

US ambassador and Japanese investors encourage Thailand to join TPP trade bloc

February 6, 2016

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

As trade minister from eleven countries gathered in Auckland this week to officially sign the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in Auckland, it remains unclear… Read More ›

Household debt levels a weight on Thai economy

Household debt levels a weight on Thai economy

September 16, 2015

Thailand:

A new survey on household debt in Thailand raises questions about the impact of the situation on an economy that already faces external headwinds. Recent… Read More ›

Burmese accused says he ‘simply’ went for a swim at 2am at murder trial on Koh Samui

Burmese accused says he ‘simply’ went for a swim at 2am at murder trial on Koh Samui

September 14, 2015

Thailand:

The defence in the Koh Tao murder trial being held in Koh Samui has raised the issue of torture in dramatic testimony given by one… Read More ›

Royal Thai police make breakthrough in Bangkok bomb probe as police identify ringleader

Royal Thai police make breakthrough in Bangkok bomb probe as police identify ringleader

September 13, 2015

More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

The Royal Thai Police in Bangkok have now identified the key actor and ‘mastermind’ of the August 17th bombing in central Bangkok at the Erawan… Read More ›

Thai PM announces economic boost as Thailand’s economy faces headwinds

Thai PM announces economic boost as Thailand’s economy faces headwinds

September 12, 2015

Politics, Thailand:

As the Thai Prime Minister launches a new economic initiative, a lower valued Thai baht offers some foreigners living in Thailand with a boost in… Read More ›

Rejection of draft constitution means extended military rule in Thailand

Rejection of draft constitution means extended military rule in Thailand

September 12, 2015

Politics, Thailand:

Thailand’s journey back to democracy looks like it has been delayed as both sides of the political divide agreed that a proposed draft constitution should… Read More ›

British man lucky to survive fall into 3 metre manhole in Bangkok

British man lucky to survive fall into 3 metre manhole in Bangkok

September 12, 2015

More News from Thailand, Thailand:

A British man told rescuers this week that he would file a legal complaint against local authorities in Bangkok for neglecting to cover a sewer… Read More ›

Meteor in the Sky over Thailand panics remote villages

Meteor in the Sky over Thailand panics remote villages

September 12, 2015

Thailand:

People in Thailand were stunned this week to see what appeared to be a ball of fire in the sky over Northern Bangkok. The sight… Read More ›

Clever Thai woman helps Thai police make human trafficking breakthrough

Clever Thai woman helps Thai police make human trafficking breakthrough

August 6, 2015

Thailand:

Thai police today arrested five people involved in the prostitution gang which trafficked young women to China in a case which is seen as a… Read More ›

Thailand strengthens copyright laws to meet challenges of internet age

Thailand strengthens copyright laws to meet challenges of internet age

August 2, 2015

Living, Thailand:

The new Thai copyright law comes into force in Thailand in August 4th 2015 and may have implications for those online using social networkling sites… Read More ›

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