Thai World

Rough justice meted out by former senior Thai policeman at a provincial court as 3 die in shooting

Rough justice meted out by former senior Thai policeman at a provincial court as 3 die in shooting

November 12, 2019

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The bizarre and shocking mass killing brings the number of security incidents in the last 6 weeks linked with Thai court buildings to 3. Urgent… Read More ›

Fears for consumers with zero tariff alcoholic drinks in future European free trade deal scenario

Fears for consumers with zero tariff alcoholic drinks in future European free trade deal scenario

November 11, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand is pressing ahead with new trade deals and opportunities despite the challenging world economic environment and the see-saw speculation on US Chinese trade negotiations.… Read More ›

An American nutcase in Thailand insults locals, harasses a local restaurant in Chiang Mai

An American nutcase in Thailand insults locals, harasses a local restaurant in Chiang Mai

November 11, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

46-year-old American has been intimidating a Thai woman at her place of business in Chiang Mai even after being arrested and charged by police for… Read More ›

Thailand hit by online fraud schemes with billions lost by savers looking for a quick buck

Thailand hit by online fraud schemes with billions lost by savers looking for a quick buck

November 10, 2019

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

As policemen in Udon Thani worked overtime on Saturday to interview victims of the ‘Mae Manee’ fraud in which 4,000 people are estimated to have… Read More ›

Westerner may face 7 years in prison for yanking open aircraft door as it taxied for takeoff

Westerner may face 7 years in prison for yanking open aircraft door as it taxied for takeoff

November 10, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The incident occurred on Wednesday and the young man who looked to be in his twenties had to be controlled by security personnel and forcibly… Read More ›

Former Thai district leader guns down three generations in a dispute over a ฿13 million debt

Former Thai district leader guns down three generations in a dispute over a ฿13 million debt

November 9, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

An appalling crime in Chumphon province on the southern coast shows again the deadly nature of debt in Thailand as an elderly man commits mass… Read More ›

Suspect arrested linked to Yala outrage as top brass face up to a new threat in the South

Suspect arrested linked to Yala outrage as top brass face up to a new threat in the South

November 9, 2019

Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Some security sources have identified a shadowy separatist revolutionary group with a paramilitary arm known as the Barusi Revolusi Nasional as the force behind a… Read More ›

American Bart Allen Helmus kept alive with an artificial respirator at Sa Kaeo hospital – concern for his wife

American Bart Allen Helmus kept alive with an artificial respirator at Sa Kaeo hospital – concern for his wife

November 8, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The two prison escapees are both being treated in the intensive care under guard at Sa Kaeo’s Crown Prince Hospital. It comes as the third… Read More ›

70-year-old German man attacked in Phuket home invasion by two men with long knives

70-year-old German man attacked in Phuket home invasion by two men with long knives

November 8, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

His 50-year-old Thai wife arrived home just in the nick of time as the attackers had tied the German man to a chair with black… Read More ›

Efforts by Bank of Thailand to rein in the Thai baht as it hovers near ฿30 to the dollar with relaxed outflow rules

Efforts by Bank of Thailand to rein in the Thai baht as it hovers near ฿30 to the dollar with relaxed outflow rules

November 7, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Business leaders accept that Thailand has two problems, one being the high value of the Thai baht and the other being the disruption to world… Read More ›

American escapee tried to kill his wife as police net closed on them in Sa Kaeo province as manhunt ended

American escapee tried to kill his wife as police net closed on them in Sa Kaeo province as manhunt ended

November 6, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The three inmates who made a daring escape from the Pattaya Provincial Court cells on Monday were back in custody after 48 hours on Wednesday… Read More ›

American drug gangster escapes from custody in Pattaya with Thai wife in armed prison break

American drug gangster escapes from custody in Pattaya with Thai wife in armed prison break

November 5, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The three shackled prisoners, two men and a woman, ran from the court holding centre armed with a gun to a waiting Izuzu vehicle with… Read More ›

Internet health threat to people in Thailand and one which society must now prepare for

Internet health threat to people in Thailand and one which society must now prepare for

November 5, 2019

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

47 million Thai people are now regular internet users in Thailand with an average usage of 5 hours and 13 minutes every day. This has… Read More ›

UN Secretary-General warns of a fractured world at the ASEAN summit over US-China rift

UN Secretary-General warns of a fractured world at the ASEAN summit over US-China rift

November 3, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Philippines President urged ASEAN leader not to choose sides between the US and China but to steer an independent course. He spoke of the rise… Read More ›

Inquest into death of Brit who died following a sucker punch outside a Pattaya Go Go bar

Inquest into death of Brit who died following a sucker punch outside a Pattaya Go Go bar

November 3, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The 50-year old widow of Mike Jones-Mathias told reporters that she could not believe that her husband, the owner of a café in Cardiff, would… Read More ›

Thai murderer walks police officers through his monstrous crime that has outraged Thailand

Thai murderer walks police officers through his monstrous crime that has outraged Thailand

November 3, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Withun Sitabut has been charged with the murder and torture of 58-year-old Wanne Jiracharoenying, a crime for which the death sentence is mandatory. The woman… Read More ›

Biggest free trade pact in the world being readied for launch at the ASEAN summit on Monday

Biggest free trade pact in the world being readied for launch at the ASEAN summit on Monday

November 2, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

At a sideline meeting this weekend, the Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad was in no doubt that the ASEAN bloc was now being targeted… Read More ›

‘Real’ farmers reject ministry’s ‘organic’ vision as they seek injunctive relief in court from ban

‘Real’ farmers reject ministry’s ‘organic’ vision as they seek injunctive relief in court from ban

November 1, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Former senior Ministry of Agriculture official gives evidence to the court to support the injunction and suggests that farmers may later be forced to take… Read More ›

Evil fridge murder suspect hunted down by police in Nakhon Sawan and brought into custody

Evil fridge murder suspect hunted down by police in Nakhon Sawan and brought into custody

November 1, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police on Wednesday detained a girlfriend of 39 years Withun Sitabut with whom he went on a romantic excursion to Ko Samet spending money freely… Read More ›

US coming to the ASEAN summit to talk business and trade as India delays news of a historic pact 

US coming to the ASEAN summit to talk business and trade as India delays news of a historic pact 

October 31, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s commerce minister had been reported as upbeat and hopeful for a historic breakthrough being announced at the summit on the launch of the Regional… Read More ›