Thai World

Three elderly murder plot makers lodged in a Bangkok Prison after bail pleas were denied in court

Three elderly murder plot makers lodged in a Bangkok Prison after bail pleas were denied in court

December 24, 2023

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Three elderly suspects, including Taiwanese businessman Feng-Hao Chang, faced Bangkok Remand Prison on Saturday after the court denied bail. It’s a sinister murder-for-hire case targeting… Read More ›

Massive police raids on Friday in response to murder plot linked with ฿1 billion family business concern

Massive police raids on Friday in response to murder plot linked with ฿1 billion family business concern

December 22, 2023

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Father’s murder plot scuppered: Thai tycoon’s sinister scheme – Three Arrested. Billion-baht business feud turns deadly. Elite police units foil family conspiracy and plot with… Read More ›

Anutin reveals new low-interest loan facility for informal borrowers with a good credit rating to be offered 

Anutin reveals new low-interest loan facility for informal borrowers with a good credit rating to be offered 

December 22, 2023

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

Thai government to the rescue: Deputy PM Anutin announces low-interest loans up to ฿50,000 for good credit borrowers outside the formal system. It comes amid… Read More ›

Thai uncle vows to appeal after being handed 20 years over the death of 3 year old ‘Nong Chompoo’ in Mukdahan

Thai uncle vows to appeal after being handed 20 years over the death of 3 year old ‘Nong Chompoo’ in Mukdahan

December 21, 2023

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

It is a heart-wrenching case that gripped the nation. Uncle Phol on Tuesday received a 20-year sentence over the mysterious death of 3-year-old Nong Chompoo… Read More ›

National crackdown underway as German spurned in love, is arrested for a 5-month visa overstay in Krabi

National crackdown underway as German spurned in love, is arrested for a 5-month visa overstay in Krabi

December 20, 2023

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Local police in Krabi confirm a national crackdown on overstaying tourists is underway. A heartbroken German, drowning his sorrows in beer, was arrested on Ko… Read More ›

Macabre scene for rescuers after army shootout with drug traffickers left 15 dead on a Chiang Rai hilltop

Macabre scene for rescuers after army shootout with drug traffickers left 15 dead on a Chiang Rai hilltop

December 19, 2023

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

In a swift 5-minute encounter, Thai forces annihilated a drug gang on the border. Tragically, 15 were killed, as 2 million meth pills were seized.… Read More ›

Party in Thailand as nightlife opens until 4 am while more airport police are drafted in to meet demand

Party in Thailand as nightlife opens until 4 am while more airport police are drafted in to meet demand

December 17, 2023

Culture, Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand gears up for a vibrant holiday season with extended nightlife hours until 4 am and Suvarnabhumi Airport anticipating over 150,000 daily arrivals. Deputy Prime… Read More ›

Economy at crossroads: World Bank calls for structural reform to avert two decades of low growth

Economy at crossroads: World Bank calls for structural reform to avert two decades of low growth

December 16, 2023

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

It’s an economic SOS: The World Bank sounds the alarm! Ageing woes, private sector debt and corruption threaten 20 years of sluggish growth. Urgent structural… Read More ›

Irish man’s family turn to media when confronted with a ฿6.6 million medical bill to save tourist’s life

Irish man’s family turn to media when confronted with a ฿6.6 million medical bill to save tourist’s life

December 15, 2023

Living, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Irishman James Burke’s dream holiday in Thailand turned tragic after a mosquito bite led to a rare disease. Hospitalised with sepsis, kidney failure, and more,… Read More ›

Bhumjaithai and Anutin plan Thailand’s education agenda with an emphasis on national pride and ethical, civic duties 

Bhumjaithai and Anutin plan Thailand’s education agenda with an emphasis on national pride and ethical, civic duties 

December 14, 2023

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

In a bold move, Thailand’s Bhumjaithai Party shifts focus to national pride in education. However, with dismal PISA scores and debates on conservatism versus progress,… Read More ›

Gold Medal Olympian faces 10 years as police press sex charges over girl he met at Khon Kaen bar and took to a hotel

Gold Medal Olympian faces 10 years as police press sex charges over girl he met at Khon Kaen bar and took to a hotel

December 14, 2023

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai sports icon Somrak Khamsing faces 10 years behind bars after a hotel rendezvous with a minor in Khon Kaen. Top cop, General Surachate Hakparn… Read More ›

Thailand to move away from foreign tourism and rely more on home travellers in the latest TAT masterplan

Thailand to move away from foreign tourism and rely more on home travellers in the latest TAT masterplan

December 12, 2023

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s tourism industry faces a 40% decline in revenues this year compared to 2019, prompting a reevaluation. A disappointing response from Chinese tourists and a… Read More ›

German accused faces criminal charges at home over under-age liaison with a 17-year-old Pattaya bar girl

German accused faces criminal charges at home over under-age liaison with a 17-year-old Pattaya bar girl

December 11, 2023

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Top Thai cop, General Surachate Hakparn, reveals wanted German national Jens Kirch could face possible charges in Germany for underage sex with a minor in… Read More ›

Man murdered by wife and stepchildren in Sisaket as police probe motive linked to a recent inheritance

Man murdered by wife and stepchildren in Sisaket as police probe motive linked to a recent inheritance

December 11, 2023

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A gruesome crime unfolds in Sisaket, Thailand, as police unearth the brutal murder of a wealthy businessman, Sathaporn Chinkhamphanao. His wife and stepchildren orchestrated a… Read More ›

Chalermchai Sri-on is new Democrat Party leader after a day of stunning political drama in Bangkok

Chalermchai Sri-on is new Democrat Party leader after a day of stunning political drama in Bangkok

December 10, 2023

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Democrat Party’s turbulent day out: Chalermchai Sri-on emerges as leader amidst dramatic resignations. Victory came with the backing of 21 out of 25 MPs and… Read More ›

Chinese top visa holder summoned and fined over distorted claims about Bangkok’s notorious Nana 

Chinese top visa holder summoned and fined over distorted claims about Bangkok’s notorious Nana 

December 8, 2023

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

Chinese social media influencer, Zi Yu Wang, who entered Thailand on an exclusive Thai Privilege visa, faced possible deportation after being summoned over a Tik… Read More ›

66-year-old Thai woman highlights Thailand’s official tiered pricing in hospitals for foreigners

66-year-old Thai woman highlights Thailand’s official tiered pricing in hospitals for foreigners

December 7, 2023

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

It would not put a smile on your face: Thai restaurant owner, 66-year-old Jamlong Ninlakorn, faced a staggering ฿250,000 bill for a 4-day flu hospitalisation.… Read More ›

Lopburi, a Thai city in crisis as local monkeys force the local population to cage themselves in 

Lopburi, a Thai city in crisis as local monkeys force the local population to cage themselves in 

December 6, 2023

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Lopburi, a once-prosperous Thai city, now battles a primate onslaught, with locals caging themselves against aggressive monkeys. Once-thriving areas are ghost towns as financial donations… Read More ›

Billionaire rivals eye dominance of the Kingdom’s 7-Eleven chain run by the Chearavanont family

Billionaire rivals eye dominance of the Kingdom’s 7-Eleven chain run by the Chearavanont family

December 5, 2023

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Elite entrepreneurs unleash convenience store clash: Thailand’s economic tightrope fuels a billionaire brawl as contenders challenge 7-Eleven’s reign. Focused on convenience, moguls like Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi… Read More ›

Former Deputy PM warns Srettha that if he does not listen, he may spark a real economic crisis in Thailand

Former Deputy PM warns Srettha that if he does not listen, he may spark a real economic crisis in Thailand

December 4, 2023

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

Srettha’s policies under scrutiny as former Deputy Prime Minister Kobsak Sabhavasu questions the efficacy of the Digital Wallet scheme and warns against the proposed civil… Read More ›