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Pheu Thai MP sentenced to death for the murder of a man he believed had an affair with his wife in Khon Kaen

Pheu Thai MP sentenced to death for the murder of a man he believed had an affair with his wife in Khon Kaen

September 24, 2019

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

In 2017, two policeman and three other men were sentenced to death for the murder of the provincial official but four of them had their… Read More ›

Male model off the hook after autopsy report finds young woman ‘pretty’ died of alcohol poisoning

Male model off the hook after autopsy report finds young woman ‘pretty’ died of alcohol poisoning

September 23, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Following his release by police on Thursday last after intense questioning, the 24-year-old man predicted that the forensic tests in the case would absolve him… Read More ›

Police chief warns any officials linked to arrested Koh Samui drugs boss will face punishment as probe moves on

Police chief warns any officials linked to arrested Koh Samui drugs boss will face punishment as probe moves on

September 23, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Drug dealer known as the ‘boss’ believed to have run the most extensive drug network on Koh Samui was a former convict who spent 9… Read More ›

Thai PM gets warm welcome from expats in New York as he visits to speak to the UN this week

Thai PM gets warm welcome from expats in New York as he visits to speak to the UN this week

September 23, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Prime Minister is accompanied on the trip by Foreign Affairs Minister Don Pramudwinai and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa. The visit coincides with weeks of… Read More ›

51-year-old Russian found dead at home in Koh Samui. Drug paraphernalia, brown liquid found

51-year-old Russian found dead at home in Koh Samui. Drug paraphernalia, brown liquid found

September 22, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Man had lived in the house for 10 years and was well-liked by locals who never had any issues with him. Police found one of… Read More ›

Exemptions on T28 reporting for visas linked to foreigners working in Thailand in effect now

Exemptions on T28 reporting for visas linked to foreigners working in Thailand in effect now

September 22, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Progress is being made on the burdensome T28 and T30 regulations as key government aide Kobsak Pootrakool appears to have taken up the issue. The… Read More ›

Mr Bin and the Prime Minister working together to bring relief as authorities battle flooding

Mr Bin and the Prime Minister working together to bring relief as authorities battle flooding

September 21, 2019

Living, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Rain to continue as the navy assists in rescue efforts on Koh Chang. Prime minister and cabinet ministers this week visited Ubon Ratchathani to give… Read More ›

Bullman escapes Thailand, applies to the Norwegian embassy in Hanoi for a new passport – Interpol notice

Bullman escapes Thailand, applies to the Norwegian embassy in Hanoi for a new passport – Interpol notice

September 21, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

It is being reported that the family of UK tourist Amital Bajaj who died in a frenzied attack at a Phuket hotel in August have… Read More ›

Police looking at date rape theory in the probe into the death of 25-year-old Thai woman found in Thonburi

Police looking at date rape theory in the probe into the death of 25-year-old Thai woman found in Thonburi

September 20, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police sources suggest that pills and liquids have been found at the condominium owned by the 24-year-old prime suspect in the case, Rachadech Wongthabutr. A… Read More ›

Mystery death of ‘pretty’ hostess who died of a heart attack but who may have also been raped

Mystery death of ‘pretty’ hostess who died of a heart attack but who may have also been raped

September 19, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Doctors have told police that 25-year-old Thitima Noraphanpiphat died for a sudden and acute heart attack. She was seen to be getting on very well… Read More ›

Thai PM floats suggestion of moving capital away from Bangkok to ease chronic city congestion

Thai PM floats suggestion of moving capital away from Bangkok to ease chronic city congestion

September 19, 2019

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

Last year government sources heralded Bangkok as the ‘Geneva of Asia’ with a new law making it easier to recognise international bodies diplomatically. The suggestion… Read More ›

TM6 arrivals and departure forms scrapped by the government in move to ease red tape for visitors

TM6 arrivals and departure forms scrapped by the government in move to ease red tape for visitors

September 18, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The President of the European Association of Business and Commerce has come out strongly against the continued enforcement of TM28 and TM30 immigration reporting even… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand governor warns about growing debt levels, calls for sufficiency economic thinking

Bank of Thailand governor warns about growing debt levels, calls for sufficiency economic thinking

September 18, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

While Thailand’s household debt to GDP ratio may be in line with other economies and below many developed countries, it is still among the highest… Read More ›

Elon Musk in court bid to have the case against him filed by UK man Vern Unsworth thrown out

Elon Musk in court bid to have the case against him filed by UK man Vern Unsworth thrown out

September 17, 2019

Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

Sad and bizarre animus between two men who are rightly admired as heroes by many people around the world but the objective truth is that… Read More ›

TV show to raise cash for flood victims following Thai actor’s inspiring and hearty example to all

TV show to raise cash for flood victims following Thai actor’s inspiring and hearty example to all

September 17, 2019

Culture, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Actor Bin Bunluerit brought his cash to villages in need and handed it out on the spot. He chipped in ฿1 million to a fund… Read More ›

Death sentence for a serial murderer who killed 5 including his pregnant wife and her father in a family row

Death sentence for a serial murderer who killed 5 including his pregnant wife and her father in a family row

September 16, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The murder of Kanyarat Kingkaew and her father was captured on CCTV footage which subsequently went viral online. The killer gunned down his father in… Read More ›

Baht is the new gold but the trade war is now having a leaden effect on big business performance in Thailand

Baht is the new gold but the trade war is now having a leaden effect on big business performance in Thailand

September 15, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Many economists, however, say the downturn in exports and economic problems besetting Thailand is more likely to be due to the global downturn and the… Read More ›

Thai woman paralysed after surviving 5th-floor fall and now deserted by violent French boyfriend

Thai woman paralysed after surviving 5th-floor fall and now deserted by violent French boyfriend

September 15, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The French man named in reports as Mr Christian Philip Song has left Thailand according to the family and even prior to that, had proved… Read More ›

Thammanat claims the media attacks on him are a plot to overthrow the Thai government by a network

Thammanat claims the media attacks on him are a plot to overthrow the Thai government by a network

September 14, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Junior minister and key government point man insists he is ‘serious’ about issuing up to 100 sets of legal proceedings against individuals and foreign media… Read More ›

Fugitive Bullman still on the run – Phuket police request additional manpower to arrest him

Fugitive Bullman still on the run – Phuket police request additional manpower to arrest him

September 14, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

Police in Phuket have indicated that a warrant to arrest 54-year-old Roger Bullamn was not executed against that man for 24 hrs after the court… Read More ›