Thai World

Patience running out for American in Chiang Mai who vandalised 3 cars but has no money to pay for damages

Patience running out for American in Chiang Mai who vandalised 3 cars but has no money to pay for damages

August 13, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai police and prosecutors are offering 34-year-old Jesse Edward Lee the opportunity to pay compensation to the victims of the crime and avoid criminal prosecution… Read More ›

Thai drug dealers go high tech with online social media accounts the key mode of distribution

Thai drug dealers go high tech with online social media accounts the key mode of distribution

August 13, 2019

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

In July, Thai police chiefs issued stern warnings to logistics and transport companies in Thailand on their role and responsibilities in combating this new and… Read More ›

Serbian President defends Yingluck’s citizenship as Thaksin tells the BBC they have Balkan friends

Serbian President defends Yingluck’s citizenship as Thaksin tells the BBC they have Balkan friends

August 12, 2019

Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Speaking to the BBC about the granting of citizenship by Serbia to his sister, Thailand’s ex-premier from 2001 to 2006 Thaksin Shinawatra, said that the… Read More ›

Poll: Public shaken by bombings as army boss says government targeted, warns of fake news threat 

Poll: Public shaken by bombings as army boss says government targeted, warns of fake news threat 

August 12, 2019

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

Army leader tells Reuters that Thailand is still fighting a similar enemy as it did in the 1970s and 1980s when it defeated communist threats.… Read More ›

Aussie rap star taken in by Thai police after raid on his hotel following online posts of party drug use

Aussie rap star taken in by Thai police after raid on his hotel following online posts of party drug use

August 11, 2019

Culture, Living, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

The Aussie is believed to have been staying in Phuket and published video clips of the raid where he admitted to being afraid as Thai… Read More ›

Economic stimulus ready for cabinet as Thailand braves a credit squeeze and reeling economy

Economic stimulus ready for cabinet as Thailand braves a credit squeeze and reeling economy

August 10, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Devaluation of the Chinese Yuan last weekend opened up a new set of challenges for Thailand and may have cemented the surprise interest rate cut… Read More ›

Fire aboard superyacht in Phuket began in the engine room. Lady D towed out to sea yesterday

Fire aboard superyacht in Phuket began in the engine room. Lady D towed out to sea yesterday

August 8, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Senior police officer told a local newspaper in Phuket that the 56metre vessel with 7 staterooms and a range of  13,000 nautical miles was full… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand cuts interest rates in a surprise move as ING Bank predicts a second later this year

Bank of Thailand cuts interest rates in a surprise move as ING Bank predicts a second later this year

August 7, 2019

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

Thailand’s export industry has been ravaged by the US-China trade war that is now threatening to provoke an economic setback. The move today could be… Read More ›

Fatal passenger van and bus accidents on Tuesday caused by drivers who fell asleep at the wheel in the early hours

Fatal passenger van and bus accidents on Tuesday caused by drivers who fell asleep at the wheel in the early hours

August 7, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

There is a pattern to fatal bus accidents in Thailand, it is this: sleep deprivation and drugs both driven by overworked drivers. On Tuesday morning… Read More ›

Thai woman dies from a female mosquito bite as deaths and infections from dengue spike

Thai woman dies from a female mosquito bite as deaths and infections from dengue spike

August 6, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Doctors in Si Sa Ket and Ubon Ratchatani took action weeks ago and changed the medication for malaria sufferers after recovery rates dipped below World… Read More ›

Senior Thai minister calls for weaker baht and a target value of ฿32 against the dollar at Bangkok forum meeting

Senior Thai minister calls for weaker baht and a target value of ฿32 against the dollar at Bangkok forum meeting

August 5, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Media, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Moodys upgrade of the Thai government’s ratings and that of Thai banks last month underlines the country’s strong fundamentals which before July’s central bank… Read More ›

Chinese pickpockets staying in hostels as backpacker visitors targeting tourists in Bangkok 

Chinese pickpockets staying in hostels as backpacker visitors targeting tourists in Bangkok 

August 5, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

At the end of July, the tourist police force in Bangkok began a training programme for volunteers to work with existing officers on the streets… Read More ›

Pattaya’s Canadian hellraiser tells police he has ‘suicidal tendencies’ as he taunts officers in cuffs

Pattaya’s Canadian hellraiser tells police he has ‘suicidal tendencies’ as he taunts officers in cuffs

August 4, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

45-year-old Candian highlights the lack of psychiatric care for foreigners in Thailand who at times lose their mental capacity and become a danger to themselves… Read More ›

Bizarre coincidence as schoolboys cause Friday’s Bangkok bomb that put workers in hospital

Bizarre coincidence as schoolboys cause Friday’s Bangkok bomb that put workers in hospital

August 4, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The series of fires that preceded the bombs on Friday may pose serious questions for security chiefs in Thailand as it has emerged that they… Read More ›

Two Muslim men questioned as security officials link Friday’s bombing to southern insurgency

Two Muslim men questioned as security officials link Friday’s bombing to southern insurgency

August 3, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Bombs on Friday were not designed to kill and maim civilians but rather to cause panic and disruption. A top police officer who investigated the… Read More ›

Bombs and fires set off in Bangkok designed to cause early morning terror in the Thai capital

Bombs and fires set off in Bangkok designed to cause early morning terror in the Thai capital

August 2, 2019

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

Bangkok is hosting a high profile ASEAN summit of foreign ministers at this time attended US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Police last night arrested… Read More ›

Thailand’s new move to boost the birth rate and fight the negative impact of an ageing population 

Thailand’s new move to boost the birth rate and fight the negative impact of an ageing population 

August 1, 2019

Culture, Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The prospects for Thailand if the birth rate continues to decline, are grim. The population, now growing, could fall to 62 million in thirty years.… Read More ›

UK Home Office arrest UK man’s Thai wife after he fell ill and could not return to Thailand with her

UK Home Office arrest UK man’s Thai wife after he fell ill and could not return to Thailand with her

July 31, 2019

Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The UK man and his wife have been supported by north London Labour MP Tulip Siddiq and shadow home secretary Diane Abbot. The couple have… Read More ›

Young relative of Pheu Thai figure kills himself in Bangkok after a car quarrel with his girlfriend

Young relative of Pheu Thai figure kills himself in Bangkok after a car quarrel with his girlfriend

July 30, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The young man’s 31-year-old Thai girlfriend, Ms Praipana, was horrified when he jumped on to the road below after getting out of his Mazda car.… Read More ›

Thailand united in wishing the King a Happy Birthday with events in Bangkok and all provinces

Thailand united in wishing the King a Happy Birthday with events in Bangkok and all provinces

July 28, 2019

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s post office ThaialandPost released a stamp on Sunday, July 28th to celebrate His Majesty’s birthday and is available at all post offices and online.… Read More ›