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Wiley UK man gets off by meeting the Thai woman he stole from and offering a tearful apology

Wiley UK man gets off by meeting the Thai woman he stole from and offering a tearful apology

June 15, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s legal code is very clear. Under Section 334, it is a crime punishable by up to 3 years imprisonment to ‘take away’ the property… Read More ›

Thailand faces an economic test as change becomes a reality in cars, farming and business

Thailand faces an economic test as change becomes a reality in cars, farming and business

June 13, 2019

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Is Thailand ready for the ride: The arrival of new technology and the global scramble to secure trade means that Thailand can no longer count… Read More ›

Despicable western foreigner sought by Pattaya police after the theft of ฿2,000 from a Thai woman

Despicable western foreigner sought by Pattaya police after the theft of ฿2,000 from a Thai woman

June 12, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Overweight, elderly foreigner can be seen spotting the woman’s cash. He moves toward it while she is still at the counter. He places a sandaled… Read More ›

Fate of key ministries will be the opening indicator on how the new Thai government proceeds from here

Fate of key ministries will be the opening indicator on how the new Thai government proceeds from here

June 11, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Some within the Democrat and Bhumjaitai parties seem to have forgotten that this new parliament is operating under a very different constitutional dispensation. A difficult… Read More ›

Police called to deal with gecko trespass incident in Bueng Kan. Suspect arrested, later released

Police called to deal with gecko trespass incident in Bueng Kan. Suspect arrested, later released

June 11, 2019

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

A humorous story from northern Thailand highlights the varied role of the Royal Thai police across the nation. For once, it is a story that… Read More ›

Porn web preying on Thai women in Bangkok. Arrest of the fiend at the heart of the blackmail and deceit

Porn web preying on Thai women in Bangkok. Arrest of the fiend at the heart of the blackmail and deceit

June 10, 2019

Crime, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The fact that two of the victims of the criminal enterprise are under 18 has opened up the Thai man arrested this week to a… Read More ›

American graffiti couple tracked down in Pattaya and arrested Wednesday night. To be Deported

American graffiti couple tracked down in Pattaya and arrested Wednesday night. To be Deported

June 8, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

28 year old Sell Tornberg and his American companion, 24 year old Nicola Gollan, were in a sober mood this week following their shock arrest… Read More ›

Prayut wins vote to be Thailand’s Prime Minister in marathon 12 hour session of parliament in Bangkok

Prayut wins vote to be Thailand’s Prime Minister in marathon 12 hour session of parliament in Bangkok

June 5, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The 29th Thai Prime Minister now moves on to form his second government which will face a very different political environment to the last one… Read More ›

Thailand celebrates the birthday and life this June of Queen Suthida – an inspiring story for all

Thailand celebrates the birthday and life this June of Queen Suthida – an inspiring story for all

June 3, 2019

Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The new Thai Queen graduated from Assumption University in Bangkok in 2000. After working for a number of airlines including Thai Airways, she joined the… Read More ›

Thailand could introduce tourist tax or levy next year as expert group begins to examine plans

Thailand could introduce tourist tax or levy next year as expert group begins to examine plans

May 30, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Japan this year introduced a tourist or ‘Sayonara’ tax of ¥1,000 in January or $9 or ฿300 approximately payable on leaving the country. This does… Read More ›

Family to visit Buddhist shrine as little Thai girl miraculously escapes playing with a cobra snake

Family to visit Buddhist shrine as little Thai girl miraculously escapes playing with a cobra snake

May 29, 2019

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

In January 2018, a little Thai girl died in her bed after being bitten by a deadly cobra snake in her sleep. On Thursday last,… Read More ›

Charges imminent against Thai celebrities and stars linked with the Magic Skin fake products

Charges imminent against Thai celebrities and stars linked with the Magic Skin fake products

May 28, 2019

Crime, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Last year up to 60 well known and popular celebrities gave evidence to the Thai police in the ongoing investigation into a range of fake… Read More ›

Thai man brutally murders the man who took his wife as his own in a country that lives off passion

Thai man brutally murders the man who took his wife as his own in a country that lives off passion

May 27, 2019

Crime, Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The news over the weekend of a Thai man killing the man who stole away his Thai wife is a common one. Nearly all foreigners… Read More ›

Thai parliament in session as Thailand begins a new political era with a surprise for Pheu Thai

Thai parliament in session as Thailand begins a new political era with a surprise for Pheu Thai

May 26, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

It is reported that the vote on Thailand’s next Prime Minister will take place in the next week as the  existing government supporting parties look… Read More ›

US China trade war may have some silver lining or upside for Thailand if firms can be agile and adjust

US China trade war may have some silver lining or upside for Thailand if firms can be agile and adjust

May 25, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The US China trade war appears to be here to stay and has huge ramifications for Thailand. There were signs this week that global companies… Read More ›

Pattaya plagued by foreign thieves preying on Thai locals and tourists as French man is arrested for theft

Pattaya plagued by foreign thieves preying on Thai locals and tourists as French man is arrested for theft

May 24, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Pattaya’s fun lovin criminals: Tourists and expats in Pattaya on guard against low life thieves, many of them foreigners, targeting the city’s booming tourist trade,… Read More ›

Economic threats the biggest challenge now for Prayut as he seeks to form new Thai government

Economic threats the biggest challenge now for Prayut as he seeks to form new Thai government

May 23, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

As the new Thai parliament opens, figure out this week show Thailand’s exports declined in the first quarter by up to 2% and the rate… Read More ›

Scotsman known as ‘Big Daddy’ escapes Thailand before arrest warrant issued for human trafficking

Scotsman known as ‘Big Daddy’ escapes Thailand before arrest warrant issued for human trafficking

May 21, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Evidence of a Tanzanian woman to a Bangkok court last month led to an arrest warrant being issued against a Scotsman who left Thailand last… Read More ›

Thai wife murders her younger husband and buries him 3 metres underground in her orchard

Thai wife murders her younger husband and buries him 3 metres underground in her orchard

May 19, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The 50 year Thai wife assisted police last Tuesday including Deputy National Police Chief General Weerachai Songmetta, recover the body of the local politician, her… Read More ›

Nation newspaper to cease print edition from end of June after 48 years as it focuses on online news

Nation newspaper to cease print edition from end of June after 48 years as it focuses on online news

May 17, 2019

Economy, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Nation newspaper has always been a favorite of many foreigners who visit Thailand regularly and those who live in the kingdom. Its clean broadsheet… Read More ›