Thai World

Political quake brewing over nightclub Chinese donor which could see ruling party dissolved

Political quake brewing over nightclub Chinese donor which could see ruling party dissolved

October 28, 2022

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

Police enquiries into the financing of the highly unusual and illegal nightclub that began on Wednesday had been focusing on the owner and financial backer… Read More ›

Minister received body of Russian tourist recovered at sea on Wednesday off Phuket

Minister received body of Russian tourist recovered at sea on Wednesday off Phuket

October 27, 2022

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

52-year-old Ms Elena Rusradchenko had been missing for 6 days. Officials earlier this week declared her lost at sea after an exhaustive search off Naithon… Read More ›

Deputy Prime Minister Jurin reports higher than expected exports in September but a trade deficit

Deputy Prime Minister Jurin reports higher than expected exports in September but a trade deficit

October 26, 2022

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

Speaking on Monday, the minister reaffirmed his party’s opposition to the government’s marijuana bill. The deputy prime minister said the liberal availability of cannabis was… Read More ›

Finance Ministry unveils green bonds as it seeks ฿900 billion for investment over four years

Finance Ministry unveils green bonds as it seeks ฿900 billion for investment over four years

October 25, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Kingdom’s finances appear to be sound with a projected debt-to-GDP ratio in 2023 of 60.4% which is extremely prudent by international standards. The fact that… Read More ›

Political activist and tycoon Thanathorn attacked by crazed man at National Book Fair in Bangkok

Political activist and tycoon Thanathorn attacked by crazed man at National Book Fair in Bangkok

October 24, 2022

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

Attack on the Progressive Movement leader by a crazed and eccentric businessman comes before a General Election is due to be called in Thailand in… Read More ›

Prayut hails economic progress by his government but his path to reelection next summer is still unclear

Prayut hails economic progress by his government but his path to reelection next summer is still unclear

October 23, 2022

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

Political experts and commentators have been talking up the prospects of the Bhumjaithai Party as a ‘neutral’ actor on the receiving end of defections with… Read More ›

Campaign to save Thailand’s last gorilla at high-rise zoo enclosure knocked on the head by owners

Campaign to save Thailand’s last gorilla at high-rise zoo enclosure knocked on the head by owners

October 22, 2022

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The owner of the gorilla, the Pata Pinklao Department Store, on Saturday, rejected the suggestion that Bua Noi was for sale or that there had… Read More ›

Passengers to finally get refunds from high-flying Thai Airways still facing financial turbulence 

Passengers to finally get refunds from high-flying Thai Airways still facing financial turbulence 

October 21, 2022

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

It appears that the airline, kept alive by cargo freight income and the protection of the court through the pandemic emergency, has made substantial progress… Read More ›

Truss resigns as UK Prime Minister, the shortest-lived and most disastrous tenure in office ever

Truss resigns as UK Prime Minister, the shortest-lived and most disastrous tenure in office ever

October 20, 2022

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

Her replacement is expected to be unveiled in a week. Former chancellor Rishi Sunak is thought to be a key contender as is Penny Mordaunt… Read More ›

New Zealand Drug lord arrested and whisked out of Thailand to face racketeering charges in the US

New Zealand Drug lord arrested and whisked out of Thailand to face racketeering charges in the US

October 20, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police believe that the New Zealand man had become aware that a warrant for his arrest had landed in Thailand, and in recent times, had… Read More ›

Amazon becomes a key investor in Thailand as cloud computer firm AWS sets up shop in Bangkok

Amazon becomes a key investor in Thailand as cloud computer firm AWS sets up shop in Bangkok

October 19, 2022

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

There is no doubt that the US firm’s investment in Thailand through a new subsidiary firm is good news which will see Thailand become a… Read More ›

Bad news from Beijing with Xi’s rise, the prospect of war and a divided world have greatly grown

Bad news from Beijing with Xi’s rise, the prospect of war and a divided world have greatly grown

October 18, 2022

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Xi Jinping has presided since 2013 over a period of declining growth rates and the emergence of several great crises which have completely undermined confidence… Read More ›

Somkid: scrap submarines budget and spend less on flagship projects to boost grassroots economy

Somkid: scrap submarines budget and spend less on flagship projects to boost grassroots economy

October 17, 2022

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

On Monday, the Prime Minister’s Office welcomed last week’s report from the International Monetary Fund on the Thai economy which confirmed projected growth of 2.8%… Read More ›

Police probe cause of death of Russian whose skeletal body was found in a forest on Ko Phangan by a dog

Police probe cause of death of Russian whose skeletal body was found in a forest on Ko Phangan by a dog

October 16, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

30-year-old escaped from the local Ko Phangan Hospital on September 14th after he attended there as an outpatient seeking treatment for depression. A missing person… Read More ›

Mother of murdered woman at the hands of a suspected serial killer calls for the death penalty to be meted out

Mother of murdered woman at the hands of a suspected serial killer calls for the death penalty to be meted out

October 15, 2022

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

A heavily armed police unit, acting on a police tip-off, moved in to arrest a murder suspect on foot of a court warrant on Wednesday… Read More ›

Former minister questions export growth data as Bank of Thailand plans to rein in consumer loans

Former minister questions export growth data as Bank of Thailand plans to rein in consumer loans

October 12, 2022

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

Plans announced by the Bank of Thailand to issue guidance to financial institutions in the opening quarter of 2023 on reining in excessive consumer lending… Read More ›

Possible Pheu Thai PM Paetongtarn Shinawatra promises a new society where everyone is secure

Possible Pheu Thai PM Paetongtarn Shinawatra promises a new society where everyone is secure

October 9, 2022

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

Policy platform presentation on Sunday and the latest opinion poll in the northeast comes as the nation is still preoccupied with the tragic aftermath of… Read More ›

Slaughter of innocents by ex policeman driven by drugs in Nong Bua Lamphu shocks Thailand 

Slaughter of innocents by ex policeman driven by drugs in Nong Bua Lamphu shocks Thailand 

October 7, 2022

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

Background to this case raises serious questions which are bound to grow louder as horrendous details of the carnage emerge including the plight of two… Read More ›

35-year-old man murdered and dismembered his lover after she wanted out of their secret liaison

35-year-old man murdered and dismembered his lover after she wanted out of their secret liaison

October 3, 2022

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

Maid at the upmarket condominium complex where the murder took place last Wednesday, foiled the killer’s plan to conceal the body of his murdered 30-year-old… Read More ›

Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha reinstated by the Thai Constitutional Court in a majority verdict

Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha reinstated by the Thai Constitutional Court in a majority verdict

September 30, 2022

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The court took the middle course of three options with dates ranging from 2022 to 2027. The verdict means that Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha… Read More ›