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Economic danger signals as PM pushes expansionary goals. Fears of a credit rating downgrade this year

Economic danger signals as PM pushes expansionary goals. Fears of a credit rating downgrade this year

February 29, 2024

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Thailand is at risk of a credit downgrade due to populist economic policies and a rising tide of debt. Economic stability may be threatened as… Read More ›

Ex-officials and civilians face an array of serious criminal charges over Red Bull heir scandal says Attorney General

Ex-officials and civilians face an array of serious criminal charges over Red Bull heir scandal says Attorney General

February 27, 2024

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

Former and present officials as well as civilians face serious charges in the Vorayuth ‘Boss’ Yoovidhya scandal. Allegations of cover-up and corruption resurface after 7… Read More ›

Austrian DJ cut down on Ko Phangan. Police arrest a Moroccan national who confesses to the killing

Austrian DJ cut down on Ko Phangan. Police arrest a Moroccan national who confesses to the killing

February 25, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A Moroccan man confesses to the brutal murder of an Austrian DJ on the paradise island of Ko Phangan. Police are pursuing murder charges after… Read More ›

Underworld surrogacy trade exposed, man arrested for smuggling semen from Thailand into Laos

Underworld surrogacy trade exposed, man arrested for smuggling semen from Thailand into Laos

February 24, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai surrogacy smuggling bust: Man nabbed for transporting frozen semen into Laos. Arrest shines a light on an underground surrogacy trade that is also linked… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand holding strong against quite a strident push by the PM for more populist economics as debt levels rise

Bank of Thailand holding strong against quite a strident push by the PM for more populist economics as debt levels rise

February 22, 2024

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

Bank of Thailand holds firm against the PM’s relentless campaign and stinging criticism. Tension escalates as the government puts further pressure on for interest rate… Read More ›

Hun Sen visit to Thaksin in Bangkok signals that the ex-premier may not be retiring from politics as suggested

Hun Sen visit to Thaksin in Bangkok signals that the ex-premier may not be retiring from politics as suggested

February 21, 2024

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Hun Sen’s surprise visit to Thaksin Shinawatra in Bangkok raises questions about Thaksin’s political future. The Cambodian leader’s arrival is sure to spark rumours about… Read More ›

By 2074, Thailand’s population will fall to 30 million people even based on the current birth rate which is still falling

By 2074, Thailand’s population will fall to 30 million people even based on the current birth rate which is still falling

February 19, 2024

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

Thailand’s population is set to plummet. Crisis looms as birth rate drops. Senior minister calls for urgent action as the population is predicted to more… Read More ›

Banker calls for government to rein in Thailand’s persistently large black economy amid economic malaise

Banker calls for government to rein in Thailand’s persistently large black economy amid economic malaise

February 17, 2024

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai Bankers Association President, Phayong Sriwanich, calls for urgent measures to tackle Thailand’s vast informal economy, accounting for nearly half of GDP. Highlighting its detrimental… Read More ›

PM wakes up to threat of cheap Chinese goods dumped on Thailand driven by misguided economic policies

PM wakes up to threat of cheap Chinese goods dumped on Thailand driven by misguided economic policies

February 16, 2024

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai PM raises the alarm over Chinese product onslaught: Trade deficit balloons, economic future growth and well being is at risk. The government is urged… Read More ›

Thaksin on the verge of returning home to his family after early prison release has now been approved

Thaksin on the verge of returning home to his family after early prison release has now been approved

February 14, 2024

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

Thaksin’s homecoming is imminent amidst growing tumult over royal motorcades. Threats of further protests over his time in prison and early release also loom large.… Read More ›

Russian arrested in Pattaya on Interpol Red notice and warrant for drug-related offences at home on tip-off

Russian arrested in Pattaya on Interpol Red notice and warrant for drug-related offences at home on tip-off

February 12, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Russian fugitive nabbed in Pattaya after 10 years on the run for drug offences. ‘Mr Mikail’ was arrested on an Interpol Red Notice. The public… Read More ›

Violent clashes between royalists and activists in central Bangkok lead to injuries and concern

Violent clashes between royalists and activists in central Bangkok lead to injuries and concern

February 10, 2024

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Violent clashes at Siam BTS Station raises alarm as royalists and activists faced off. A 20-minute brawl ensued near Siam Paragon Shopping Centre. Activists’ survey… Read More ›

Property market glut sees minister’s call for supports in the face of the central bank’s ongoing credit crunch

Property market glut sees minister’s call for supports in the face of the central bank’s ongoing credit crunch

February 9, 2024

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

Finance Ministry urges support for homebuyers amid Bank of Thailand’s credit crunch. Deputy Minister Krisada calls for coordinated fiscal-monetary policy to tackle challenges. It comes… Read More ›

Deranged Canadian opened out airplane passenger door as it readied for takeoff at Chiang Mai International Airport

Deranged Canadian opened out airplane passenger door as it readied for takeoff at Chiang Mai International Airport

February 8, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Canadian’s shocking action halts takeoff. Chaos at Chiang Mai Airport as a crazed passenger managed to open the plane door during takeoff. Arrested and charged… Read More ›

Thailand in crisis as population declined by over 500k over the last four years according to the latest data

Thailand in crisis as population declined by over 500k over the last four years according to the latest data

February 7, 2024

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

Thailand in Crisis: Population plummets by 500k in 4 Years. Economic growth stagnates as the ageing crisis looms. Social Security fund faces bankruptcy. Urgent government… Read More ›

Prime Minister Srettha still doggedly pushing his less than popular and legally perilous Digital Wallet plan

Prime Minister Srettha still doggedly pushing his less than popular and legally perilous Digital Wallet plan

February 6, 2024

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

PM Srettha Thavisin presses on doggedly with his increasingly contentious Digital Wallet scheme. The plan faces public indifference, warnings of legal peril for ministers involved… Read More ›

Agriculture Minister tells reporters he refuses to speak about one key suspect in expanding extortion probe

Agriculture Minister tells reporters he refuses to speak about one key suspect in expanding extortion probe

February 5, 2024

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Ministry of Agriculture faces turmoil as Minister Thamanat vows silence on key suspect. Fire at ministry sparks controversy; police rule out foul play. Spokeswoman defends… Read More ›

Two UK teachers arrested in Chiang Mai and Pathum Thani for sexually abusing underage students in Thailand

Two UK teachers arrested in Chiang Mai and Pathum Thani for sexually abusing underage students in Thailand

February 4, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Arrests highlight the uncomfortable pattern of misbehaviour of a small proportion of Western travellers to Thailand. However, in the past, the kingdom is known to… Read More ›

Massive extortion network within the government itself now probed by police after Srisuwan’s arrest

Massive extortion network within the government itself now probed by police after Srisuwan’s arrest

February 2, 2024

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

Last week’s arrest of Srisuwan Janya appeared to be an earthquake. However, as police dig their teeth into a widening and terrifying trail of corruption… Read More ›

Thailand and China work at closer quarters tackling illicit drugs. Justice Minister visits Beijing for talks

Thailand and China work at closer quarters tackling illicit drugs. Justice Minister visits Beijing for talks

February 2, 2024

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Justice Minister Thawee Sodsong led a delegation to Beijing, intensifying efforts against transnational crime. Thailand and China to work together to tackle the drug menace.… Read More ›