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Thailand should move more towards a circular economy as the country faces intractable hurdles

Thailand should move more towards a circular economy as the country faces intractable hurdles

February 25, 2022

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Economic concept advocated this week by the World Bank chief has similarities to the sufficiency economy concept proposed by King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1997 and… Read More ›

Minister signals a move to resurrect a national internet gateway and stronger online controls

Minister signals a move to resurrect a national internet gateway and stronger online controls

February 22, 2022

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

The move is coming at a time when support for the government has hit a low ebb with a poll published last weekend showing that… Read More ›

Doctor and military officer the subject of arrest warrants in an underage sex ring in Surat Thani 

Doctor and military officer the subject of arrest warrants in an underage sex ring in Surat Thani 

February 18, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

One of those arrested is reported to be the son of a Thai politician. The priority being given to the case and high profile presence… Read More ›

Opposition targets Test and Go for spreading the virus as government insists on endemic status 

Opposition targets Test and Go for spreading the virus as government insists on endemic status 

February 15, 2022

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Minister of Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn has also announced the postponement of the foreign tourist levy from April to June although the plans to… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand intervenes with PayPal snared in yet another regulatory tangle in the kingdom

Bank of Thailand intervenes with PayPal snared in yet another regulatory tangle in the kingdom

February 12, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The popular payment platform is in crisis mode in Thailand as it scrambles to meet demanding regulatory requirements and pursue a relaunch of its service… Read More ›

Government is in its death throes as divisions multiply with July likely to be a decisive month for the country

Government is in its death throes as divisions multiply with July likely to be a decisive month for the country

February 9, 2022

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand may not only be facing a General Election in 2022 but also another political crisis if the government does not successfully see the passage… Read More ›

Phuket tourist murder on Friday night was an international gangland hit on a known drug player

Phuket tourist murder on Friday night was an international gangland hit on a known drug player

February 6, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Initial news reports suggested that the Indian gangland figure was a Canadian national. This came about after police in Phuket, early on Saturday morning, discovered… Read More ›

Police rule out murder or serious crime after US owner of buried BMW is located safe and well 

Police rule out murder or serious crime after US owner of buried BMW is located safe and well 

February 3, 2022

Crime, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Car owned by Phuket based US teacher Michael Dylan Gregory who lived in Thailand until February 2012 was de-registered in 2010 and was the subject… Read More ›

Bad news for PM and Palang Pracharat in Bangkok on Sunday as resurgent Pheu Thai Party wins big

Bad news for PM and Palang Pracharat in Bangkok on Sunday as resurgent Pheu Thai Party wins big

January 31, 2022

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

On Sunday, Pheu Thai Party leader Dr Cholnan Srikaew predicted that the result will lead to further instability in government while the Move Forward Party… Read More ›

China’s Belt and Road now knocks on Thailand’s door to the north but is the kingdom on board?

China’s Belt and Road now knocks on Thailand’s door to the north but is the kingdom on board?

January 27, 2022

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The high-speed rail link for which a contract was signed between the State Railway of Thailand and four Chinese firms on March 29th 2021 is… Read More ›

Prayut visits Saudi Arabia to meet kingdom’s de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman

Prayut visits Saudi Arabia to meet kingdom’s de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman

January 24, 2022

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Cabinet meeting held early this week as PM’s impromptu visit to Saudi Arabia was announced by Government House officials on Sunday. The visit by Thailand’s… Read More ›

Party leader: Thailand could be losing trillions of baht each year because of its highly restrictive gambling laws

Party leader: Thailand could be losing trillions of baht each year because of its highly restrictive gambling laws

January 21, 2022

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

In the last week, Mr Chutchawan Kong-u-dom has highlighted the economic imperative of liberalising Thailand’s gambling laws dominated by the 1935 Gambling Act to allow… Read More ›

Democrat Party victories in the South seen as a vote for stability despite vote-buying claims by Ratchaburi MP

Democrat Party victories in the South seen as a vote for stability despite vote-buying claims by Ratchaburi MP

January 19, 2022

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Democrat Party leadership has responded to claims of ‘vote buying’ with a threat to launch and pursue legal proceedings for slander against the Palang Pracharat… Read More ›

PM orders a re-evaluation of the balance between public health and economy as Omicron fears ease

PM orders a re-evaluation of the balance between public health and economy as Omicron fears ease

January 15, 2022

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

There are signals that the doors to foreign tourism may be reopened again in the coming weeks if not then in the second quarter as… Read More ›

Lorry and pickup truck in a head-on collision in Kalasin leaving four bodies within the wreckage

Lorry and pickup truck in a head-on collision in Kalasin leaving four bodies within the wreckage

January 12, 2022

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Relatives of the man who died in the smash called to the scene of the tragedy after locals recognised his mangled pickup in the wreckage.… Read More ›

GDP fall for Thailand’s flagship Eastern Economic Corridor project since the COVID-19 crisis began

GDP fall for Thailand’s flagship Eastern Economic Corridor project since the COVID-19 crisis began

January 10, 2022

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is a project conceived and launched by a law pushed by the junta government from 2016 to 2018. It is… Read More ›

Tourism business owners think the unthinkable, the Omicron storm may bring with it good news over time

Tourism business owners think the unthinkable, the Omicron storm may bring with it good news over time

January 6, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The ‘Test and Go’ entry regime was not even given a hearing this week as senior public health officials simply dismissed the prospect of reviewing… Read More ›

Wife of deposed Bangkok MP Sira campaigns for his job based on his 3 years of service to people

Wife of deposed Bangkok MP Sira campaigns for his job based on his 3 years of service to people

January 2, 2022

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The man who brought about the downfall of Sira’s career as an MP, former National Police Commissioner General Sereepisuth Temeeyaves says that it may not… Read More ›

Rogue Israeli tourist is taken into custody by Immigration Bureau police prior to deportation

Rogue Israeli tourist is taken into custody by Immigration Bureau police prior to deportation

December 30, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The 29-year-old tested negative for COVID-19 consistently at Samui Hospital last week despite conflicting reports from Bangkok that he tested positive first for the Delta… Read More ›

Thai vaccine certs accepted in Europe as Omicron offers glimmers of hope for a virus fatigued world

Thai vaccine certs accepted in Europe as Omicron offers glimmers of hope for a virus fatigued world

December 26, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Public health officials are currently scrambling to control an emerging cluster in Kalasin caused by a returned couple from Belgium who travelled extensively in Kalasin… Read More ›