Thai World

Police question two men including a Chinese tourist over the car ride death of his girlfriend in Bangkok

Police question two men including a Chinese tourist over the car ride death of his girlfriend in Bangkok

October 10, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World:

The Chinese couple and their host were travelling through central Bangkok in the luxury car of the Thai Chinese business leader when he stopped the… Read More ›

3 of Thailand’s brightest students killed in a passenger van accident in Lampang province

3 of Thailand’s brightest students killed in a passenger van accident in Lampang province

October 8, 2019

Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The accident happened in the same area of the northern province where two Myanmar men were killed after a passenger van lost control and plunged… Read More ›

Central bank boss plans to loosen capital controls and decide on broader lending curbs by year’s end

Central bank boss plans to loosen capital controls and decide on broader lending curbs by year’s end

October 7, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The director in charge of financial institutions at the Bank of Thailand has also revealed that Thai banks are more than ready to comply with… Read More ›

Finn becomes the 10th person to take his life after jump on Saturday at Suvarnabhumi Airport

Finn becomes the 10th person to take his life after jump on Saturday at Suvarnabhumi Airport

October 7, 2019

Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi is the 17th busiest airport in the world, the 11th busiest in Asia. It handles huge numbers of arrivals and departures daily numbering… Read More ›

Russian faces counterfeit charges after gifting toy money to bar staff while also paying in baht

Russian faces counterfeit charges after gifting toy money to bar staff while also paying in baht

October 6, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The wife of the Russian man has described the whole matter as a joke gone wrong to the public at home as she emphasises that… Read More ›

Judge attempts suicide in court after trial verdict and a caustic review of criminal justice practice

Judge attempts suicide in court after trial verdict and a caustic review of criminal justice practice

October 5, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The Secretary-General of Future Forward Party, Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, has revealed that the judge had been in contact with him since September voicing his concerns about… Read More ›

US man found innocent after 13 months in Klong Prem prison held by immigration at airport

US man found innocent after 13 months in Klong Prem prison held by immigration at airport

October 5, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

It is expected that US man Derrick Keller will be deported and fly home to the US on Monday following his 13 month ordeal in… Read More ›

Deputy Transport Minister calls talks with Thai Airways, seeks new business plan in 3 months

Deputy Transport Minister calls talks with Thai Airways, seeks new business plan in 3 months

October 4, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Depuy Minister Thaworn Senniam said this week that he feared that Thai Airways may be flying into a ฿10 billion loss this year and… Read More ›

Pattaya police break up a drugs network operating in four provinces with a haul worth ฿100 million

Pattaya police break up a drugs network operating in four provinces with a haul worth ฿100 million

October 2, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

At a press conference on Tuesday, the police commander of Provincial Police Region 2 outlined the police operation that led to the arrest of a… Read More ›

UK businessman found dead in staged suicide in Chiang Mai as such events become more usual in Thailand

UK businessman found dead in staged suicide in Chiang Mai as such events become more usual in Thailand

October 2, 2019

Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

57-year-old Michael David Belcher’s death comes as the second such discovery in Chiang Mai just this week. Another foreigner was found at a resort on… Read More ›

Future Forward Party will not be prosecuted over Facebook broadcast last June after AG’s decision

Future Forward Party will not be prosecuted over Facebook broadcast last June after AG’s decision

October 1, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Early last month, lawyers for the opposition leader and two others accused in the case were told that a decision would be announced today. Mr… Read More ›

13 families mourn loved ones killed in crash – rejected 2016 law may have prevented the horrific tragedy

13 families mourn loved ones killed in crash – rejected 2016 law may have prevented the horrific tragedy

October 1, 2019

Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Accident is prompting calls for a change of attitude towards road safety in Thailand. 12 students on the back of the vehicle never had a… Read More ›

Death of ‘pretty’ Lunlabelle has caused heartbreak for a Thai family and three-year-old little girl

Death of ‘pretty’ Lunlabelle has caused heartbreak for a Thai family and three-year-old little girl

September 30, 2019

Crime, Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thitma Noraphanpiphat’s mother and father as caring grandparents to 3-year-old little Bam Bam, have not told the little Thai girl yet what has become of… Read More ›

Economy not yet in crisis says central bank governor as ministers meet to discuss trade and tourism

Economy not yet in crisis says central bank governor as ministers meet to discuss trade and tourism

September 30, 2019

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand has been hit hard by the fall out from the US-China trade war and its insipid growth rate of 2.8% as projected by the… Read More ›

Child prostitution gang that ran a sex racket that terrorised children smashed by armed police 

Child prostitution gang that ran a sex racket that terrorised children smashed by armed police 

September 30, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Men were also running a normal prostitution racket on the side exploiting their girlfriends to feed their vile drug habits. A story that shows what… Read More ›

Prime Minister in New York predicts that Thailand will be a first-world economy in 17 years or by 2036

Prime Minister in New York predicts that Thailand will be a first-world economy in 17 years or by 2036

September 27, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Reports from the Bank of Thailand’s Monetary policy committee on Wednesday this week indicated that Thailand’s tourism sector in 2019 is in decline while the… Read More ›

Another Pretty says she woke up naked at the Nonthaburi party venue where Lunlabelle died 

Another Pretty says she woke up naked at the Nonthaburi party venue where Lunlabelle died 

September 27, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Nonthaburi police sought and obtained warrants for the arrest of the owner of the party house and five other individuals that police believe may be… Read More ›

US President agrees to visit Thailand for the 35th ASEAN Summit later this year in Bangkok from October 31st

US President agrees to visit Thailand for the 35th ASEAN Summit later this year in Bangkok from October 31st

September 26, 2019

Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Speculation about the visit comes as there is an acceptance of the growing importance of the ASEAN bloc of nations as a pivotal force in… Read More ›

Finn kidnaps stepdaughter in Khon Kaen for the noblest of reasons – police say no further action

Finn kidnaps stepdaughter in Khon Kaen for the noblest of reasons – police say no further action

September 26, 2019

Crime, Culture, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Police in Immigration Bureau Division 4 briefed the media on the matter on Wednesday. Major General Nattawat Karndee explained that the police had become involved… Read More ›

Tourists to Thailand will be required to have a valid licence to ride a motorbike under new order

Tourists to Thailand will be required to have a valid licence to ride a motorbike under new order

September 25, 2019

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

The death last year of 17-year-old Anthony Ryan from the UK, the eldest of five sons from Bradford, stands out but scarcely a week goes… Read More ›