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Huge ‘unofficial’ victory for Bhumjaithai in Senate election with new poll showing only 2.2% support

Huge ‘unofficial’ victory for Bhumjaithai in Senate election with new poll showing only 2.2% support

July 1, 2024

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A national opinion poll reveals the Move Forward Party still climbing in support with Pheu Thai falling. In the meantime, the Bhumjaithai Party, with only… Read More ›

Teacher with everything to live for took his own life. Missing car was found in Chiang Mai on Friday night

Teacher with everything to live for took his own life. Missing car was found in Chiang Mai on Friday night

June 29, 2024

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A 43-year-old deputy school director in Lamphun, northern Thailand, was found dead on Friday night after being missing for over 12 days. Teacher Bank, or… Read More ›

Second Trump Presidency threatens further damage to the baht, the economy and Thai money markets

Second Trump Presidency threatens further damage to the baht, the economy and Thai money markets

June 28, 2024

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

Former US President Donald Trump’s potential return to the Oval Office threatens further damage to the baht, Thai economy, and money markets. It raises concerns… Read More ›

US serviceman’s son’s search for his Dad’s Thai girlfriend from 1968-1971 comes to an abrupt halt

US serviceman’s son’s search for his Dad’s Thai girlfriend from 1968-1971 comes to an abrupt halt

June 27, 2024

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A poignant tale of an elderly US serviceman and his Thai girlfriend from the Vietnam War era went viral before the serviceman’s son halted the… Read More ›

Thailand is now making progress in attracting more foreign direct investment to boost the economy

Thailand is now making progress in attracting more foreign direct investment to boost the economy

June 26, 2024

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s foreign investment rises. New government boosts FDI by 58% in five months. Japan leads with $1.1 billion, but job creation is down by 33%.… Read More ›

Russian woman chases Phuket purse-snatching thief on a motorbike for 30 minutes on Sunday night

Russian woman chases Phuket purse-snatching thief on a motorbike for 30 minutes on Sunday night

June 25, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Alisa Makarenko pursued a purse snatcher through Phuket town, capturing the thrilling chase on video. Police are confident of catching the culprit using CCTV footage.… Read More ›

Harman, an advanced US electronics supplier to car makers invests ฿2.8 billion in new Chonburi plant

Harman, an advanced US electronics supplier to car makers invests ฿2.8 billion in new Chonburi plant

June 24, 2024

Economy, Living, Personal, PR News, Thai World, Thailand:

Harman, a US-based electronics supplier to car makers and a subsidiary of Samsung, invests ฿2.8 billion in a new factory in Chonburi’s Eastern Economic Corridor… Read More ›

PM Srettha defends plan to let foreigners buy more condos and to extend lease terms up to 99 years

PM Srettha defends plan to let foreigners buy more condos and to extend lease terms up to 99 years

June 23, 2024

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

PM defends foreign condo ownership change and extended lease terms as public opposition makes itself felt. Government aims to extend foreign ownership from 49% to… Read More ›

Zero-dollar tour cancer strangling Thailand’s tourism economy and poisoning its reputation abroad

Zero-dollar tour cancer strangling Thailand’s tourism economy and poisoning its reputation abroad

June 22, 2024

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

Zero-dollar tours are crippling Thailand’s tourism recovery. Up to 50% of Chinese tour group arrivals could be victims of these extortion rackets, spreading negative views… Read More ›

Dark web Xanax counterfeiting gang managed from Thailand smashed in the UK with 10 people convicted

Dark web Xanax counterfeiting gang managed from Thailand smashed in the UK with 10 people convicted

June 21, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police smash international drug gang: £4 million laundered, Xanax pills sold worldwide. Brian Pitts and Katie Barlow ran the operation from a luxury Thai residence… Read More ›

Case against oil smuggler may be a pup. AG official questions whether the boat arrests were legal at sea this week

Case against oil smuggler may be a pup. AG official questions whether the boat arrests were legal at sea this week

June 20, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

After arresting three escaped oil smuggling vessels, concerns rise over collusion and corruption. With no oil found, just crew, dogs, and puppies, AG official warns… Read More ›

Fate of top cops including Big Tor and Big Joke to become clearer after Wissanu’s 11 am statement

Fate of top cops including Big Tor and Big Joke to become clearer after Wissanu’s 11 am statement

June 19, 2024

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

On Thursday, the fate of sidelined Police Chief General Torsak Sukwimol (Big Tor) and General Surachate Hakparn (Big Joke) may be decided. It comes amid… Read More ›

Constitutional Court update: Senate race gets the all clear while PM and Move Forward must wait til July

Constitutional Court update: Senate race gets the all clear while PM and Move Forward must wait til July

June 18, 2024

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Thailand’s Constitutional Court delays decision on PM’s fate and Move Forward Party dissolution until at least July, while giving the green light for Senate elections… Read More ›

3 more swimmer’s lives lost to dangerous currents and shifting winds off the West coast of Phuket 

3 more swimmer’s lives lost to dangerous currents and shifting winds off the West coast of Phuket 

June 17, 2024

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Three more lives were claimed by Phuket’s dangerous west coast seas: Russian, American, and Thai victims ignored warnings or were swept away. Red flags and… Read More ›

Calls for a wider probe into oil smuggler Joe Pattani, the owner of the pirate boats that escaped last week

Calls for a wider probe into oil smuggler Joe Pattani, the owner of the pirate boats that escaped last week

June 16, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Marine police have located three pirate oil smuggling vessels that escaped from Sattahip Marine Police Pier last week. The spotlight is now on smuggling kingpin… Read More ›

Pattaya fears massive oil slick may be linked to escaped pirate vessels with 330,000 litres of fuel aboard

Pattaya fears massive oil slick may be linked to escaped pirate vessels with 330,000 litres of fuel aboard

June 15, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Three pirate oil smuggling vessels, owned by southern pirate chief Joe Pattani, vanished with 330,000 litres of oil, potentially causing an oil slick off Pattaya.… Read More ›

Former Scottish football star jailed for sexual abuse of a girl in Chonburi after his 2023 arrest in Edinburgh

Former Scottish football star jailed for sexual abuse of a girl in Chonburi after his 2023 arrest in Edinburgh

June 14, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Judge John McCormick told Ian Heddle on Tuesday his status had changed after his guilty pleas to the court. Consequently, he was remanded in prison… Read More ›

Thailand’s EV car vision buckles as World markets and canny drivers at home take stock of what is on offer

Thailand’s EV car vision buckles as World markets and canny drivers at home take stock of what is on offer

June 13, 2024

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

Thailand’s ambitious EV industry plan faces challenges as Western markets and local consumers show tepid interest. May EV sales dropped 1.5% year-on-year, as traditional car… Read More ›

Police swoop after undercover officer exposes underage sex activities linked to High-School students in Bangkok

Police swoop after undercover officer exposes underage sex activities linked to High-School students in Bangkok

June 12, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Two suspects, a middle-aged man and a woman, were arrested on Tuesday night. It came as police units closed down an underage sex den in… Read More ›

Anguish felt worldwide as thousands of animals and other species perish in Chatuchak centre blaze 

Anguish felt worldwide as thousands of animals and other species perish in Chatuchak centre blaze 

June 11, 2024

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A fire at the controversial Bangkok wildlife market early Tuesday has caused global sorrow. Thousands of species, including dogs, cats, birds and monkeys, perished. City… Read More ›