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Torture death of drug suspect in Nakhon Sawan raises long-held suspicions on police corruption

Torture death of drug suspect in Nakhon Sawan raises long-held suspicions on police corruption

August 26, 2021

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

High profile and wealthy former Police Colonel Thitisan Utthanaphon is on the run as the police zero in on his wealth after a shocking video… Read More ›

Revenue Department officials including a former Director-general stay behind bars, jailed for life

Revenue Department officials including a former Director-general stay behind bars, jailed for life

August 23, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Moves over the weekend to release the men before they had lodged an appeal against the verdict and sentence handed down last week, backfired as… Read More ›

Grenade attack on police in Din Daeng leaves 7 officers wounded as up to 8 youths are arrested in police charge

Grenade attack on police in Din Daeng leaves 7 officers wounded as up to 8 youths are arrested in police charge

August 21, 2021

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Signal by the police commissioner of a softer tone on Saturday was accompanied by the removal of a container barricade which has been the focus… Read More ›

Ad spends predicted to dive by 2.7% in 2021 driven by extended virus-induced economic disruption

Ad spends predicted to dive by 2.7% in 2021 driven by extended virus-induced economic disruption

August 18, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Online media stands out in 2021 as it is projected to make a 14% gain together with in-store promotion as advertising executives adopt new strategies… Read More ›

Nattawut may face sedition charges as successful ‘big honk’ rally later gave way to running clashes

Nattawut may face sedition charges as successful ‘big honk’ rally later gave way to running clashes

August 15, 2021

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Clashes between police riot control squads and young activists well into the evening and past curfew followed an emotional appeal by Sunday’s rally leader, Mr… Read More ›

Military asked to help quell protests as mob, targeting PM’s home, burn out small roadside police office

Military asked to help quell protests as mob, targeting PM’s home, burn out small roadside police office

August 12, 2021

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Top brass in the armed forces consider how to assist police operations in Bangkok as protest activity becomes more militant and aggressive. The news comes… Read More ›

Murder of Swiss tourist on Phuket raises the disturbing question of tourist safety in Thailand

Murder of Swiss tourist on Phuket raises the disturbing question of tourist safety in Thailand

August 9, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Government is committed to keeping the Phuket Sandbox scheme open despite the brutal murder of a 57-year-old Swiss civil servant this week. The Minister of… Read More ›

Man arrested by police in Phuket. Officials recruit locals to make the island safe for foreign tourists

Man arrested by police in Phuket. Officials recruit locals to make the island safe for foreign tourists

August 7, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police commissioner took control of the investigation as elite police teams moved into Phuket to join an expanded police operation. The Swiss tourist, who arrived… Read More ›

New expat vaccine site as Pfizer doses are to be made available to at-risk foreigners from US aid flown in

New expat vaccine site as Pfizer doses are to be made available to at-risk foreigners from US aid flown in

August 3, 2021

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

US diplomat promises further aid for Thailand as it struggles to fight off the vicious Delta variant of COVID-19 and ramp up its vaccination drive,… Read More ›

Phuket and Ko Samui pilot tourism reopenings feel the strain as infection numbers rise on holiday islands

Phuket and Ko Samui pilot tourism reopenings feel the strain as infection numbers rise on holiday islands

July 31, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The collapse of Thailand’s foreign tourism industry since April 2020 has seen Thailand, a country already experiencing a lower than normal growth level, become the… Read More ›

Anutin promises 10 million doses per month from August as virus wave still rises across Thailand at record levels

Anutin promises 10 million doses per month from August as virus wave still rises across Thailand at record levels

July 28, 2021

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With Bangkok and 12 other provinces now in lockdown and record numbers of daily cases still being reported, the Thai PM on Wednesday was marshaling… Read More ›

Gold medalist pays solemn respect to her father as she makes her triumphant return to Thailand

Gold medalist pays solemn respect to her father as she makes her triumphant return to Thailand

July 26, 2021

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Gold medal win last Saturday has given some encouragement to many ordinary Thais who feel deeply the sense of helplessness that pervades the kingdom… Read More ›

Over 75 expats urged to get a free COVID-19 jab from Monday as Pattaya man gives a thumbs up

Over 75 expats urged to get a free COVID-19 jab from Monday as Pattaya man gives a thumbs up

July 24, 2021

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The advancing Delta strain in Thailand means it is make your mind up time for many foreigners living here who, up to now, felt protected… Read More ›

PM says Thailand will reopen fully to foreign tourism as infections and deaths continue to rise daily

PM says Thailand will reopen fully to foreign tourism as infections and deaths continue to rise daily

July 22, 2021

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

General Prayut asked top CEOs to work with the government and try to avoid conflict at this time. He said cooperation between all parties was… Read More ›

Big joke and top officials shore up the Sandbox tourist initiative on Phuket which begins to shows promise

Big joke and top officials shore up the Sandbox tourist initiative on Phuket which begins to shows promise

July 20, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Thai government increasingly sees the Phuket initiative as critical to the country’s economic objectives. Last weekend, a high powered delegation, including former Immigration Bureau… Read More ›

Violent clashes in Bangkok as protesters targeted Prime Minister Prayut over the rising virus crisis

Violent clashes in Bangkok as protesters targeted Prime Minister Prayut over the rising virus crisis

July 19, 2021

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The protest was called off after 6.30 pm after violent clashes with police lines as protesters burned effigies of Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha and… Read More ›

Police chief orders officers to oversee and boost morale on Bangkok’s nightly curfew checkpoints

Police chief orders officers to oversee and boost morale on Bangkok’s nightly curfew checkpoints

July 17, 2021

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An online picture posted of an armed officer on the first night of curfew checkpoints near Pakkred in Nonthaburi caused online commentary and appears to… Read More ›

5 tourists land on Ko Samui as the numbers linked to Thailand’s reopening simply fail to impress

5 tourists land on Ko Samui as the numbers linked to Thailand’s reopening simply fail to impress

July 15, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Current numbers, trends and feedback from international travellers do not augur well for a recovery of Thailand’s foreign tourism industry in the last quarter of… Read More ›

Economic fears rising as Thailand faces a bigger crisis than 1997 with rising job losses and debt

Economic fears rising as Thailand faces a bigger crisis than 1997 with rising job losses and debt

July 13, 2021

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

Any growth at all now for 2021 is questionable as the head of the Public Debt Management Office suggests the government may be able to… Read More ›

Tensions within government as COVID-19 crisis grows darker with public confidence in free fall

Tensions within government as COVID-19 crisis grows darker with public confidence in free fall

July 11, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A key player has emerged at the heart of government at the centre of its struggle to survive during the COVID-19 emergency. Controversial but reputedly… Read More ›