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Chinese eyewear counterfeiter posed as Buddhist studies student to get a visa to live in Thailand in Buriram 

Chinese eyewear counterfeiter posed as Buddhist studies student to get a visa to live in Thailand in Buriram 

January 26, 2021

Crime, Thai World:

The order to transfer Police Major Jakkrapong Phermkamlang, the officer deemed responsible for the failure, was made by Police Lieutenant General Sompong Chingduang on Tuesday… Read More ›

Thanathorn facing serious Lèse-majesté charges after Facebook broadcast on vaccination strategy

Thanathorn facing serious Lèse-majesté charges after Facebook broadcast on vaccination strategy

January 20, 2021

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

The Thai government and the Director of the National Vaccine Institute have hailed the AstraZeneca vaccine as the right one for Thailand and see the… Read More ›

Police have arrested the colourfully dressed gold shop robber who rode off with ฿1.9 million jewelry haul

Police have arrested the colourfully dressed gold shop robber who rode off with ฿1.9 million jewelry haul

January 20, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Initially, the staff at the Yaowarat Bangkok gold shop refused the armed robber’s demands that they hand over the gold forcing him to climb over… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand official says reopening to foreign tourism vital to kingdom’s 2021 economic hopes

Bank of Thailand official says reopening to foreign tourism vital to kingdom’s 2021 economic hopes

January 19, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

On Tuesday, the cabinet was presented with a ฿210 billion free cash payments scheme aimed at 31 million Thais. This came in addition to smaller… Read More ›

PM puts brakes on the vaccination rollout with warning that caution is the kingdom’s watchword

PM puts brakes on the vaccination rollout with warning that caution is the kingdom’s watchword

January 18, 2021

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

On Saturday, the Norwegian Medicine Agency confirmed that up to 29 people had died after being administered with the Pfizer BionNTech mRNA vaccine in the… Read More ›

Bomb device explodes on Saturday evening after broken up pro-democracy protest in Bangkok

Bomb device explodes on Saturday evening after broken up pro-democracy protest in Bangkok

January 17, 2021

Foreigners, Living, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The protest on Saturday began when a group called ‘Free Guard’ assembled at Victory Monument with three blank 112-metre banners and called upon members of… Read More ›

BCG economic and social blueprint over the next 5 years unveiled, promises more money for less

BCG economic and social blueprint over the next 5 years unveiled, promises more money for less

January 16, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

New economic strategy appears to be more ‘green’ and talks about combating ‘overpopulation’ which suggests a policy change from the first junta government led by… Read More ›

Royal Thai Police Sergeant Major arrested on Ko Samui, charged with the rape of female detainee

Royal Thai Police Sergeant Major arrested on Ko Samui, charged with the rape of female detainee

January 16, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Bail for the Ko Samui police officer accused of rape set at ฿400,000, officer already released by the court. While the policeman was arrested, charged… Read More ›

Top virologist Dr Yong defends the use of the Sinovac vaccine to protect frontline medical staff at high risk 

Top virologist Dr Yong defends the use of the Sinovac vaccine to protect frontline medical staff at high risk 

January 15, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The CoronaVac vaccine will be rolled out in Thailand in late February in the first step of the government’s three-step vaccination programme starting with front… Read More ›

Angry and disillusioned tourism operators in Pattaya call on the governor to close down hotels

Angry and disillusioned tourism operators in Pattaya call on the governor to close down hotels

January 13, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Industry leaders now convinced that it will be 2022 before any prospect of recovery emerges and are asking the government to step up with support… Read More ›

National police chief cracks down on drug cocktail that killed six people in Bangkok with one arrest in Sai Mai

National police chief cracks down on drug cocktail that killed six people in Bangkok with one arrest in Sai Mai

January 13, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A senior police doctor in Bangkok has explained that the use of ketamine, a powerful anaesthetic in powder form with other narcotic substances, produces a… Read More ›

Criminal probe launched in Bangkok after six drug users were found dead after suffering acute cardiac issues

Criminal probe launched in Bangkok after six drug users were found dead after suffering acute cardiac issues

January 12, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The deaths are being linked to a drug cocktail popular among younger drug users and teenagers which mixes ketamine, methamphetamine, heroin and sleeping pills. Officers… Read More ›

Pheu Thai presses the government on Chinese vaccine as PM hails the kingdom as a medical hub

Pheu Thai presses the government on Chinese vaccine as PM hails the kingdom as a medical hub

January 11, 2021

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

The Chinese vaccine has been confirmed by trials in Brazil as 78% effective and its partnering institution in the South American country is pressing ahead… Read More ›

Gamblers and hosts at illegal gambling dens are being jailed as massive crackdown proceeds apace

Gamblers and hosts at illegal gambling dens are being jailed as massive crackdown proceeds apace

January 9, 2021

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

Latest gambling bust on a casino located at a high-end condominium resort in Pattaya on Saturday morning. It comes as the government is about to… Read More ›

Executive with Thai Air Asia shareholder firm warns that the virus downturn has wreaked havoc

Executive with Thai Air Asia shareholder firm warns that the virus downturn has wreaked havoc

January 8, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Chairman of the Thai arm of the joint venture local airline, Thai Air Asia, Tassapon Bijleveld, says that, this time around, flyers are not… Read More ›

Ministers told to fund new utility bill supports as government moves to ease Covid-19 virus surge hardship

Ministers told to fund new utility bill supports as government moves to ease Covid-19 virus surge hardship

January 6, 2021

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

Exporters warn the government that logistics needed for shipping in Eastern provinces must be maintained up and running as they report an upside in demand… Read More ›

Sadistic murderer ‘Ice Metal Casket’ sentenced for rape of a woman at gunpoint in latest conviction

Sadistic murderer ‘Ice Metal Casket’ sentenced for rape of a woman at gunpoint in latest conviction

January 5, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

41-year-old Apichai Ongwisit, an heir to a property empire who lived in a mansion, had a father who is also believed to have murdered a… Read More ›

Ministry asks Covid-19 unit to halt travel from the UK over new ‘Kent’ strain found among a family

Ministry asks Covid-19 unit to halt travel from the UK over new ‘Kent’ strain found among a family

January 5, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Sources are pointing out that no decision has yet been taken on the request and that certificates of entry continue to be issued to UK… Read More ›

Just when things couldn’t get worse, Covid 19 does it again as hoteliers face an even greater crisis in 2021

Just when things couldn’t get worse, Covid 19 does it again as hoteliers face an even greater crisis in 2021

January 3, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Danucha Pichayanan, the Secretary-General of the Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) has said unemployment caused by the collapse of the tourism sector combined with… Read More ›

Thailand mobilising towards faster vaccinations as the Covid virus pandemic reaches new heights

Thailand mobilising towards faster vaccinations as the Covid virus pandemic reaches new heights

January 2, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has ordered the preparation of regulations to allow for the swift approval of a consignment of 2 million vaccine… Read More ›