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Industry boss urges Thailand to join alternative Pacific trade pact and plan for a long recovery from virus debacle

Industry boss urges Thailand to join alternative Pacific trade pact and plan for a long recovery from virus debacle

May 17, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Vice president of the Federation of Thai Industries says Thailand should join the 11 member CPTPP pact and bolster its trade access as a priority… Read More ›

Gangster murders older man over illicit sexual relationship with his wife while held in prison on charges

Gangster murders older man over illicit sexual relationship with his wife while held in prison on charges

May 16, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

32-year-old Sunathorn Saenphakdi, with criminal connections, gunned down and murdered 41-year-old Suthat Watthana over his suspicions that the older man had a sexual affair with… Read More ›

Thai workers left facing mass unemployment as Chiang Mai hotel staff protest ฿10m wage arrears

Thai workers left facing mass unemployment as Chiang Mai hotel staff protest ฿10m wage arrears

May 15, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The luxury Dhara Dhevi Resort Hotel in Chiang Mai, one of the most expensive hotels in the province, closed this month leaving up to 200… Read More ›

Western man who stole food rescued by a police officer who paid his bill after he was nabbed at Bangkok store

Western man who stole food rescued by a police officer who paid his bill after he was nabbed at Bangkok store

May 15, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The intervention of a considerate, off duty police officer saved a western foreigner the nightmarish scenario of being arrested and legally prosecuted for theft in… Read More ›

US actor and Thai son struggling to survive virus ordeal in India as they wait to fly home to life in Thailand

US actor and Thai son struggling to survive virus ordeal in India as they wait to fly home to life in Thailand

May 13, 2020

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

Geoffrey Giuliano is a well-known movie actor and writer of books on legendary figures in the music industry. He is 66 years old and stranded… Read More ›

Fraud gang boss arrested on visit to temple for eliciting payments on fake ministry projects all over Thailand

Fraud gang boss arrested on visit to temple for eliciting payments on fake ministry projects all over Thailand

May 11, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Businessmen throughout Thailand paid millions in communications fees to land government construction projects pitched by the fraud gang which were fake. They were later told… Read More ›

Killer Spaniard surprised naked Chilean man at his home on Ko Phangan and knifed him to death

Killer Spaniard surprised naked Chilean man at his home on Ko Phangan and knifed him to death

May 10, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

41-year-old Chilean man Rennie Patricio Goodmen Barahona was murdered by a deranged 34-year-old Spaniard, Carlos Alkanis Morales, early on Saturday morning after he was awoken… Read More ›

26-year-old partner advertised his ex-wife by her real name on Facebook with erotic photographs as a hooker

26-year-old partner advertised his ex-wife by her real name on Facebook with erotic photographs as a hooker

May 9, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police in Chumphon obtained an arrest warrant against the ex-partner who solicited a Thai woman for prostitution online as revenge. He later told investigating police… Read More ›

PM thanks Thai entrepreneurs as he aims for a safe return to a confident future free of the coronavirus threat

PM thanks Thai entrepreneurs as he aims for a safe return to a confident future free of the coronavirus threat

May 8, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan ocha indicated a May 17th second stage easing of virus lockdown measures as he looked forward to the return of business… Read More ›

Police probe mental health of suspected murderer who killed his wife and stepson in Maha Sarakham

Police probe mental health of suspected murderer who killed his wife and stepson in Maha Sarakham

May 8, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police reveal that 31-year-old restaurant owner Udomsak Thepparat, who murdered his wife in Maha Sarakham, had been receiving psychiatric treatment as they investigated yesterday’s double… Read More ›

New taxi cab as Air Force delivers safety bulkhead barrier solution to protect drivers and passengers

New taxi cab as Air Force delivers safety bulkhead barrier solution to protect drivers and passengers

May 7, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

New look for the inside of Thai taxi cabs as the Air Force delivers new bulkhead partitions to top taxi fleets in Bangkok. See-through dividers… Read More ›

Ambulance expels female patient on a stretcher on to busy Bangkok street while speeding to hospital in traffic

Ambulance expels female patient on a stretcher on to busy Bangkok street while speeding to hospital in traffic

May 7, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A patient in an ambulance was expelled from the vehicle into oncoming traffic on a busy Bangkok street on Tuesday. Video of the incident has… Read More ›

Prachinburi police launch murder investigation as German teacher found stabbed in bed at his home

Prachinburi police launch murder investigation as German teacher found stabbed in bed at his home

May 6, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Murder victim, 59-year-old Klaus Wilhelm, had asked his 49-year-old Thai wife to collect ฿40,000 for him on Tuesday. She found him stabbed in his bed… Read More ›

‘New normal’ life and economy could be here for 9 months warns Thai Prime Minister on Tuesday at briefing

‘New normal’ life and economy could be here for 9 months warns Thai Prime Minister on Tuesday at briefing

May 6, 2020

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

Life in Thailand reopens to a ‘new normal’ existence with the effects of the virus expected to be with the kingdom for 6 to 9… Read More ›

Yaba Yaba Don’t. Another murder in Phatthalung province this week linked to the evil drug now rife

Yaba Yaba Don’t. Another murder in Phatthalung province this week linked to the evil drug now rife

May 3, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Evil drug Yaba behind two murders this week in Pattaya City and Phatthalung province where a father, driven to despair, killed his drug-crazed son after… Read More ›

Pattaya police release grainy CCTV of UK man picking up the woman he later brutally murdered at home

Pattaya police release grainy CCTV of UK man picking up the woman he later brutally murdered at home

May 2, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

46-year old Neil Henry Elliot is facing a murder charge and possible death penalty. The grainy CCTV footage of Pattaya’s red-light area appears to show… Read More ›

Government to control rollback of lockdown measures to reopen all businesses from May until July

Government to control rollback of lockdown measures to reopen all businesses from May until July

April 30, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

May 3rd sees the first of four steps which will see all business premises including bars and entertainment venues reopened in Thailand before the start… Read More ›

Some shops and outlets to reopen in Bangkok but measures to be reimposed if infection rate rises

Some shops and outlets to reopen in Bangkok but measures to be reimposed if infection rate rises

April 29, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Shops begin to reopen in Thailand tentatively and to a new order. Top government doctor says the infection rate has slowed from 2.2 to 0.7… Read More ›

Lockdown accelerates the media shift in Thailand to online news and entertainment consumption at home

Lockdown accelerates the media shift in Thailand to online news and entertainment consumption at home

April 28, 2020

Economy, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The first quarter has seen a 10% drop in TV advertising in Thailand as online news and entertainment advertising shot up by 12%. The virus… Read More ›

Emergency decree extended by Thai government but politics behind the scenes abuzz with PPP party heave

Emergency decree extended by Thai government but politics behind the scenes abuzz with PPP party heave

April 28, 2020

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The extension of Thailand’s emergency decree and a ban on all inbound passenger flights does not mean that lockdown restrictions may not be eased selectively… Read More ›