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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 ›

Thai man’s ฿10 million credit card fraud ended Monday with his arrest by CSD police in Bangkok

Thai man’s ฿10 million credit card fraud ended Monday with his arrest by CSD police in Bangkok

September 13, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

29-year-old man ordered goods from international shopping websites giving the credit card holder’s name and a fake address. When the goods were sent back to… Read More ›

Senior Uthai Thani police officer arrested on Bangkok bound bus with 200,000 meths pills

Senior Uthai Thani police officer arrested on Bangkok bound bus with 200,000 meths pills

September 13, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Corrupting influence of the drugs has permeated through Thai society and is responsible for 87% of the women incarcerated in Thai prisons. The shocking discovery… Read More ›

Western tourists win praise for tending to soldier as visitor numbers to Thailand are on the up

Western tourists win praise for tending to soldier as visitor numbers to Thailand are on the up

September 12, 2019

Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Amidst a recovery in tourism prospects, plans for a tourist levy next year which may have covered expenditure on amenities and automatic insurance for visitors… Read More ›

Changes to TM30, an easier visa and work permit system approved by Thai cabinet yesterday for foreign workers

Changes to TM30, an easier visa and work permit system approved by Thai cabinet yesterday for foreign workers

September 11, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

It’s all about the economy as ministers seek to attract more investment and jobs by making things easier. Light at the end of the tunnel… Read More ›

Businessman murders wife, commits suicide in Bangkok over trade downturn and money issues

Businessman murders wife, commits suicide in Bangkok over trade downturn and money issues

September 11, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

39-year-old wife was found face down holding a plastic bag of clothes by police who were dispatched to the premises. She had been shot in… Read More ›

Minister in Australian newspaper exposé claims the story was written in Thailand and is false

Minister in Australian newspaper exposé claims the story was written in Thailand and is false

September 10, 2019

Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Minister revealed that he told the Sydney Morning Herald journalist Michael Ruffles over the weekend after he received three emails from him, that the story… Read More ›

Thailand’s health service the sixth best in the world according to new world healthcare index

Thailand’s health service the sixth best in the world according to new world healthcare index

September 10, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand scored very highly on infrastructure and the competitive cost of medical services which has made the kingdom a growing centre for medical tourism. A… Read More ›

Party over for 45 year old composed armed robber who took ฿4 million in Bangkok gold shop raid

Party over for 45 year old composed armed robber who took ฿4 million in Bangkok gold shop raid

September 10, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police have confirmed that the final tally of the robbery of the Aurora gold shop in Thonburi, Bangkok last Thursday was just over ฿4 million… Read More ›

Shock as Minister reported in an Aussie newspaper as a convicted and jailed drug trafficker down under

Shock as Minister reported in an Aussie newspaper as a convicted and jailed drug trafficker down under

September 10, 2019

Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Minister under fire but still fighting – On Monday night the Minister was adamant that the reports were ‘old news’ drummed by his enemies and… Read More ›

Thai man in debt turned to armed bank robbery as a way out. Tearful wife says he was a ‘good’ man

Thai man in debt turned to armed bank robbery as a way out. Tearful wife says he was a ‘good’ man

September 7, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Husband and father entered the bank with no disguise and paused for a few seconds before bounding on to the teller counter. Foiled when he… Read More ›