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Senior Uthai Thani police officer arrested on Bangkok bound bus with 200,000 meths pills

Senior Uthai Thani police officer arrested on Bangkok bound bus with 200,000 meths pills

September 13, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Corrupting influence of the drugs has permeated through Thai society and is responsible for 87% of the women incarcerated in Thai prisons. The shocking discovery… Read More ›

Western tourists win praise for tending to soldier as visitor numbers to Thailand are on the up

Western tourists win praise for tending to soldier as visitor numbers to Thailand are on the up

September 12, 2019

Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Amidst a recovery in tourism prospects, plans for a tourist levy next year which may have covered expenditure on amenities and automatic insurance for visitors… Read More ›

Changes to TM30, an easier visa and work permit system approved by Thai cabinet yesterday for foreign workers

Changes to TM30, an easier visa and work permit system approved by Thai cabinet yesterday for foreign workers

September 11, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

It’s all about the economy as ministers seek to attract more investment and jobs by making things easier. Light at the end of the tunnel… Read More ›

Businessman murders wife, commits suicide in Bangkok over trade downturn and money issues

Businessman murders wife, commits suicide in Bangkok over trade downturn and money issues

September 11, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

39-year-old wife was found face down holding a plastic bag of clothes by police who were dispatched to the premises. She had been shot in… Read More ›

Minister in Australian newspaper exposé claims the story was written in Thailand and is false

Minister in Australian newspaper exposé claims the story was written in Thailand and is false

September 10, 2019

Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Minister revealed that he told the Sydney Morning Herald journalist Michael Ruffles over the weekend after he received three emails from him, that the story… Read More ›

Thailand’s health service the sixth best in the world according to new world healthcare index

Thailand’s health service the sixth best in the world according to new world healthcare index

September 10, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand scored very highly on infrastructure and the competitive cost of medical services which has made the kingdom a growing centre for medical tourism. A… Read More ›

Party over for 45 year old composed armed robber who took ฿4 million in Bangkok gold shop raid

Party over for 45 year old composed armed robber who took ฿4 million in Bangkok gold shop raid

September 10, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police have confirmed that the final tally of the robbery of the Aurora gold shop in Thonburi, Bangkok last Thursday was just over ฿4 million… Read More ›

Shock as Minister reported in an Aussie newspaper as a convicted and jailed drug trafficker down under

Shock as Minister reported in an Aussie newspaper as a convicted and jailed drug trafficker down under

September 10, 2019

Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Minister under fire but still fighting – On Monday night the Minister was adamant that the reports were ‘old news’ drummed by his enemies and… Read More ›

Thai man in debt turned to armed bank robbery as a way out. Tearful wife says he was a ‘good’ man

Thai man in debt turned to armed bank robbery as a way out. Tearful wife says he was a ‘good’ man

September 7, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Husband and father entered the bank with no disguise and paused for a few seconds before bounding on to the teller counter. Foiled when he… Read More ›

Drugs leave Thai prisons chronically overcrowded with 87% of female prisoners jailed for meths

Drugs leave Thai prisons chronically overcrowded with 87% of female prisoners jailed for meths

September 7, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Seminar hears a call for a more rehabilitative criminal justice system where petty offences are not even brought to court. Thailand has one of the… Read More ›

Chiang Rai woman’s downfall when fake US dollar purchaser revealed himself as a local police boss

Chiang Rai woman’s downfall when fake US dollar purchaser revealed himself as a local police boss

September 6, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

54-year-old Thai woman met the undercover policeman at a local station and showed off her product and even showed part of the counterfeiting process. Then… Read More ›

Gold shop in Thonburi, Bangkok robbed by man at gunpoint – ฿3 million taken as well as ฿40k cash

Gold shop in Thonburi, Bangkok robbed by man at gunpoint – ฿3 million taken as well as ฿40k cash

September 6, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Man fled on a Honda Click motorbike heading for Taling Chan as Thai police in Bang Phlat scour CCTV to identify and track him down.… Read More ›

Business heads call on the government to curb the ever rising baht as a key economic objective

Business heads call on the government to curb the ever rising baht as a key economic objective

September 6, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The President of the Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking has said that the export contraction has fed into Thailand’s domestic economy in private… Read More ›

Bangkok Immigration boss indicates easier TM30 reporting as an option, asks for understanding

Bangkok Immigration boss indicates easier TM30 reporting as an option, asks for understanding

September 5, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s expat community has grown exponentially in recent decades and Bangkok has become the World’s City – for Thailand’s immigration police it means they find… Read More ›

Man arrested in ฿500 million cryptocurrency fraud in Bangkok. Scam targeted Asian countries

Man arrested in ฿500 million cryptocurrency fraud in Bangkok. Scam targeted Asian countries

September 5, 2019

Crime, Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Cryptocurrency trading and investing have emerged as a growing and legitimate industry in Thailand with tight government regulation. However, it still appears to be a… Read More ›

Thai Ministry of Health brings in tiered pricing for medical services to foreigners and tourists

Thai Ministry of Health brings in tiered pricing for medical services to foreigners and tourists

September 4, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

New regulation may be a step forward for foreigners visiting and living in Thailand as medical services will now be costed and reported to the… Read More ›

77 Chinese tourists arrested by police in 24 hours for scams, online rackets in Bangkok and Pattaya

77 Chinese tourists arrested by police in 24 hours for scams, online rackets in Bangkok and Pattaya

September 4, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

A total of 500 smartphones were seized by Thai police in the two raids in Bangkok and Pattaya. Both operations were reporting to kingpin bosses… Read More ›

Thai households struggling with a growing debt burden with ฿13 trillion in debt owed to banks

Thai households struggling with a growing debt burden with ฿13 trillion in debt owed to banks

September 3, 2019

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Even during the former period of stronger economic growth, many economists presciently warned that the high level of household debt was a lag factor on… Read More ›

Prosecutors to tell Thanathorn on October 1st if he faces criminal proceedings over Facebook show

Prosecutors to tell Thanathorn on October 1st if he faces criminal proceedings over Facebook show

September 3, 2019

Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Article 14 of Thailand’s very wide-ranging Computer Crime Act makes it an offence to import any false information into a computer system such as a… Read More ›

Norwegian killer Bullman hunted by police in Phuket, failed to turn up in court and disappeared

Norwegian killer Bullman hunted by police in Phuket, failed to turn up in court and disappeared

September 3, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

A Thai lawyer told Phuket Provincial Court that her client didn’t feel safe attending the court hearing and asked for an extension of bail. It… Read More ›