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UK man arrested on a Sisaket road for 75-day visa overstay faces Bangkok jail and eventual deportation

UK man arrested on a Sisaket road for 75-day visa overstay faces Bangkok jail and eventual deportation

December 7, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

30-year-old Michael McLaughlin at first denied any knowledge of breaking the law but later changed his story by admitting he was hiding in Sisaket because… Read More ›

Plan to knock rabies out in Thailand with an army of 8,600 ‘livestock volunteers’ across the kingdom

Plan to knock rabies out in Thailand with an army of 8,600 ‘livestock volunteers’ across the kingdom

December 5, 2022

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Deadly disease reared up in 2018 due to a shortage of vaccines from 2016 and an explosion of the disease among the country’s population of… Read More ›

Chinese-controlled Thai language schools used by criminal network to obtain visas for associates

Chinese-controlled Thai language schools used by criminal network to obtain visas for associates

December 3, 2022

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

Already police have confirmed that ฿4 billion in assets have been frozen as a result of the investigation which was sparked by a huge drugs… Read More ›

Court decision on electoral law is a big boost for Pheu Thai Party as Prayut remains tight-lipped

Court decision on electoral law is a big boost for Pheu Thai Party as Prayut remains tight-lipped

November 30, 2022

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

Wednesday’s court decision sets the stage for a General Election in 2023 which will be fought with a fairer, easier-to-understand and more transparent voting and… Read More ›

Foreign tourism is Thailand’s only hope in 2023 as exports dim with hard times seen in key markets

Foreign tourism is Thailand’s only hope in 2023 as exports dim with hard times seen in key markets

November 28, 2022

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Economic Intelligence Centre (EIC), the research arm of Siam Commercial Bank has forecast growth of 3.4% in 2023 compared to similar projections for 2022.… Read More ›

Police and drug control agency act to seize assets of Chinese drug kingpin ‘Du Hao’ and his police officer wife

Police and drug control agency act to seize assets of Chinese drug kingpin ‘Du Hao’ and his police officer wife

November 26, 2022

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

It was initially reported that the alleged gangster had flown out of Thailand on the same jet seized on Saturday but this theory was overturned… Read More ›

Arrest and detention of alleged Chinese crime boss puts political pressure on Palang Pracharat Party

Arrest and detention of alleged Chinese crime boss puts political pressure on Palang Pracharat Party

November 25, 2022

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

Before the court proceedings, on Wednesday, a frank and open press conference given by General Surachate Hakparn was attended by former Bangkok political and underworld… Read More ›

Narathiwat bomb explosion leaves one senior police officer dead. PM demands tighter security

Narathiwat bomb explosion leaves one senior police officer dead. PM demands tighter security

November 22, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The bomb went off at approximately 12.40 pm on Tuesday opposite a local school in the centre of Narathiwat at a police housing complex. The… Read More ›

Central bank boss worried about General Election political promises and rising geopolitical threats

Central bank boss worried about General Election political promises and rising geopolitical threats

November 20, 2022

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

The bank is confident that Thailand’s economy will grow at not less than 3% in 2023 and has projected 3.8%. Meanwhile, a key monetary policy… Read More ›

Surat Thani governor promises review after body of missing French tourist is found on a mountain

Surat Thani governor promises review after body of missing French tourist is found on a mountain

November 18, 2022

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Rescue officials and police obtained the cooperation of a friend of Mr Tizzlano’s in Krabi who he is believed to have spoken to by mobile… Read More ›

Pattani bombs put Thai security agencies on alert as they gear up for APEC Summit in Bangkok 

Pattani bombs put Thai security agencies on alert as they gear up for APEC Summit in Bangkok 

November 16, 2022

Crime, Culture, Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Deputy Prime Minister issued a new order to Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) in the South and other agencies to step up already heightened vigilance… Read More ›

Net set to widen on Chinese money gangs, top police officer warns of powerful financial interests

Net set to widen on Chinese money gangs, top police officer warns of powerful financial interests

November 14, 2022

Crime, Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

General Surachate Hakparn or ‘Big Joke’ underlined that police do not fear being sued by the criminal gangs but said that they had to approach… Read More ›

Soaring baht as the Thai economic spirit rises with one of the world’s lowest levels of inflation

Soaring baht as the Thai economic spirit rises with one of the world’s lowest levels of inflation

November 12, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Definitive US inflation data showing lower inflation figures interpreted by the markets this time as meaning the Federal Reserve might be more inclined to reduce… Read More ›

Chinese businessman in the heart of Bangkok with a fake Chinese Embassy car and police escort arrested

Chinese businessman in the heart of Bangkok with a fake Chinese Embassy car and police escort arrested

November 10, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Bizarre discovery by police securing the city centre of Bangkok for the forthcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit comes as police continue to track down… Read More ›

Thais in Malaysia face charges in joint police force action against cross-border human trafficking

Thais in Malaysia face charges in joint police force action against cross-border human trafficking

November 8, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Arrest of the three Thai nationals in Malaysia and their deportation to Thailand sends a strong signal to any cross-border traffickers thinking of targeting young… Read More ›

Warning to all dog owners in Thailand after a recent pit bull attack and other serious incidents

Warning to all dog owners in Thailand after a recent pit bull attack and other serious incidents

November 6, 2022

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Thai law imposes duties on the owners of dogs to keep them under restraint at all times. There is growing concern about the spike in… Read More ›

4 am Nightlife closing time pushed again by minister as TAT unveils deal to boost US tourists and flights

4 am Nightlife closing time pushed again by minister as TAT unveils deal to boost US tourists and flights

November 4, 2022

Culture, Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Pilot study on the Bangla Road in Phuket carried out by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports shows that 2 am to 3 am is… Read More ›

Flight connectivity dogs tourism recovery as Immigration Bureau warns travellers of delays

Flight connectivity dogs tourism recovery as Immigration Bureau warns travellers of delays

November 2, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

An Immigration Bureau spokesman on Wednesday warned of longer waiting periods at arrivals with large numbers and tighter screening in advance of the Asia-Pacific Economic… Read More ›

Uncertain politics ahead as PM reported to be planning to dissolve the House of Representatives

Uncertain politics ahead as PM reported to be planning to dissolve the House of Representatives

October 31, 2022

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Political expert says Prayut should have resigned as Prime Minister on August 24th and bowed out with dignity as his future path to power in… Read More ›

Probe at the Commerce Ministry’s Department of Trade into official’s collusion with scam operators

Probe at the Commerce Ministry’s Department of Trade into official’s collusion with scam operators

October 30, 2022

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

Chiang Mai-based doctor, in July, lost ฿6.9 million after speaking with what she thought was a senior officer with the Department of Special Investigation (DSI)… Read More ›