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GPS policing to be studied for all cars and motorbikes in Thailand to curb road accidents, deaths and carnage

GPS policing to be studied for all cars and motorbikes in Thailand to curb road accidents, deaths and carnage

October 23, 2019

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob has ordered a study into the proposed plan and acknowledges that a law will be required to protect driver’s rights if… Read More ›

Thai man guns down Italian for stealing away his younger mistress on Sunday in Khon Kaen

Thai man guns down Italian for stealing away his younger mistress on Sunday in Khon Kaen

October 21, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The Thai man started to gather information on his mistress with whom he had a 12-month affair after losing contact with her following reports he… Read More ›

Online scammers are an organised crime group in Thailand working with international hackers

Online scammers are an organised crime group in Thailand working with international hackers

October 21, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

Last week, a large deputation representing 7,000 people visited the Justice Ministry in Bangkok over a ฿400 million loss suffered by customers of a number… Read More ›

Banks report strong profits in the 3rd quarter pointing to a healthy underlying economy and bank sector

Banks report strong profits in the 3rd quarter pointing to a healthy underlying economy and bank sector

October 20, 2019

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The data from the banks and commentary back up the statement of the Bank of Thailand boss this month who said that despite the economic… Read More ›

MP transferred to Bang Kwang prison and placed on death row as court orders him to resign his seat

MP transferred to Bang Kwang prison and placed on death row as court orders him to resign his seat

October 19, 2019

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The conviction and death sentence imposed on a 52-year old Pheu Thai MP has not only shocked the Thai political establishment and his own party… Read More ›

Farmers pesticide ban may have repercussions for PM either way ahead of the crunch decision

Farmers pesticide ban may have repercussions for PM either way ahead of the crunch decision

October 19, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A policy research expert from the Thailand Development Research Institute has said that government policy should be made on sound economic and scientific grounds, not… Read More ›

Billionaire groom in Bangkok prison on cheque fraud charge after his arrest on Thursday night

Billionaire groom in Bangkok prison on cheque fraud charge after his arrest on Thursday night

October 18, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The man’s lawyers today told reporters outside the court that his client was suffering from diabetes and was very anxious about his business affairs which… Read More ›

Thanthorn confident of victory in Constitutional Court case brought by Election Commission

Thanthorn confident of victory in Constitutional Court case brought by Election Commission

October 18, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The case has sparked wider debate in Thailand about the stringency of the new electoral laws. On one hand, many activists view the current approach… Read More ›

Couple facing the death penalty after Wednesday’s huge money laundering bust by police near Bangkok

Couple facing the death penalty after Wednesday’s huge money laundering bust by police near Bangkok

October 17, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

One man, an uncle of the principal in the money laundering operation had ฿5.5 million in cash stuffed into a washing machine when police arrived… Read More ›

Summit being targeted to announce world’s biggest trade pact with Thailand at the helm

Summit being targeted to announce world’s biggest trade pact with Thailand at the helm

October 17, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Veteran 63-year-old minister is coordinating negotiations between the 16 member states that are party to the huge economic partnership. He is working towards an official… Read More ›

Chiang Rai governor orders raid on a city hotel brothel – six women arrested and facing charges

Chiang Rai governor orders raid on a city hotel brothel – six women arrested and facing charges

October 16, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The raid followed an undercover operation in which a police officer posing as tourist paid ฿1,800 for sex with a woman in an adjoining room.… Read More ›

Digital assets wizard with an energy and tech vision that the country needs to make Thailand 4.0 work

Digital assets wizard with an energy and tech vision that the country needs to make Thailand 4.0 work

October 15, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

He has no time for a social life and he spends 7 nights a week speaking with audiences who pay him to hear about the… Read More ›

General’s speech’s leaves Thai opposition deflated and facing a question over constitutional change

General’s speech’s leaves Thai opposition deflated and facing a question over constitutional change

October 15, 2019

Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

In his speech, the Army boss also referred to a number of visits by Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong to Thailand and questioned what were… Read More ›

Norwegian man found hanged at a luxury villa in Hua Hin as police probe collects fingerprints

Norwegian man found hanged at a luxury villa in Hua Hin as police probe collects fingerprints

October 14, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

A mobile phone was found at the bottom of the swimming pool while the man in short denim pants had abrasions to his knees thought… Read More ›

Pickup driver arrested after his speed race with a biker led to a car smash and death of a woman

Pickup driver arrested after his speed race with a biker led to a car smash and death of a woman

October 14, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Mother and child from Hmong family also killed on Sunday in Phetchabun province when a pickup lost control on a steep incline and overturned in… Read More ›

Fake news centre ready as rights activists push for the toning down of the Computer Crime Act

Fake news centre ready as rights activists push for the toning down of the Computer Crime Act

October 14, 2019

Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The fake new centre as outlined by the minister last Friday sounds eminently practical and benign. Free speech and human rights activist are dubious. The… Read More ›

Drug dealers now using ambulances to ferry and deliver drugs across the kingdom to avoid police

Drug dealers now using ambulances to ferry and deliver drugs across the kingdom to avoid police

October 13, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World:

On Thursday, Thai police announced the arrest of a 30-year-old drug trafficker believed to be working with a gang in the Bang Bua Thong area… Read More ›

Army Chief draws a line on opposition moves to alter the 2017 constitution in a passionate speech

Army Chief draws a line on opposition moves to alter the 2017 constitution in a passionate speech

October 12, 2019

Foreigners, Media, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

It would be a mistake for the opposition parties and even academics to simply dismiss the army leader’s comments as archaic and irrelevant. His comments… Read More ›

New app for expats in Thailand to be called ‘OSS Foreigner’ – Immigration reporting to be quick and easy

New app for expats in Thailand to be called ‘OSS Foreigner’ – Immigration reporting to be quick and easy

October 12, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Kobsak Pootrakool said on Wednesday that foreigners can use the app for all immigration reporting. Simply keying in data and uploading a selfie will be… Read More ›

Thailand economic prospects are dimming fast even as global agencies talk about its strength

Thailand economic prospects are dimming fast even as global agencies talk about its strength

October 11, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

Growth rates slashed again as Thailand looks unlikely to hit 3% growth this year while its neighbouring economies are growing at figures in excess of… Read More ›