Sixteen foreign nationals arrested in Metropolitan Bangkok

Sixteen foreign nationals were arrested in metropolitan Bangkok as part of a nationwide sweep that led to 66 taken into custody nationwide, police said Thursday. Part of an ongoing enforcement effort that has mostly targeted Africans and South Asians, the latest raids Wednesday night hit Khaosan Road, the Nana area of Sukhumvit Road, Bang Na […]

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Jim Thompson was killed by Malay communists, sources say

One of the oldest unsolved mysteries in Asia has been solved – as recorded in a documentary film that premieres in Bangkok On Easter Sunday in 1967, Jim Thompson went for an afternoon walk in the Cameron Highlands’ jungle-clad hills. The American, known as the “king of Thai silk”, was on vacation in Malaysia with friends […]

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Living in Thailand

There will be bumps along the way between your visits to the beach, bar and immigration office (sometimes the bumps will be at the beach, bar and immigration office). Expat life is what you make it here in the Land of Smiles. Moaning about it never helps but accepting the bumps is part of the […]

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Boris Johnson urged to quit after Thailand sex tourism remarks

Johnson compared May to the Old Testament’s Moses, described the English Channel as a moat, and said Brexit will be good for ‘organic carrots’ THERESA May’s decision to put up Boris Johnson to give the first of her Cabinet’s “Road to Brexit” speeches designed to woo Remainers backfired yesterday after the gaffe prone Foreign Secretary was plunged into […]

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Foreigner database to be ready in six months

  file photo The Immigration Bureau and the Interior Ministry were instructed on Wednesday to speed up the implementation of a single-platform online database of foreigners entering and leaving the kingdom. The order was given by Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan when he chaired the meeting of the fifth government committee in charge of […]

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Shinawatras’ press conference expected in Hong Kong

Both siblings had been in Tokyo since Saturday. Thailand’s two fugitive prime ministers, Thaksin and Yingluck Shinawatra, left Japan for Hong Kong on Tuesday, Japan News reported, quoting sources close to the pair. It was widely reported that Yingluck, who absconded last year a few days before a Supreme Court was supposed to deliver its […]

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Suthep and 8 others formally indicted for “Bangkok Shutdown”

The Office of the Attorney-General on Wednesday (Jan 24) formally charged nine core leaders of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) for the so-called “Bangkok Shutdown” protests against the Yingluck Shinawatra government in 2014. The charges against the nine former leaders who included Suthep Thaugsuban ranged from  insurrection, illegal assembly and obstructing elections. Mr Suthep and […]

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Kid takes a fancy to Uni Student

Smartphone footage of a little boy taking a fancy to a uni girl on the Skytrain has been the viral video of the day on popular Thai Facebook pages. This little lad decided sitting with his mum was a bad idea when he spotted a leggy student a few seats along and the little rascal […]

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Sukhumvit night club raided by Police

A nightclub opened beyond legal operating hours was raided at 4am Thursday morning by police. The club, located inside the Holiday Inn on Sukhumvit Soi 22, was packed with over 200 patrons both Thai and foreign who were subjected to drug tests and ID checks. 20 clubbers tested positive for drugs and were taken to […]

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Last note from murdered Italian to Thai wife: “You said it was love. But you just wanted my money”

Last note from murdered Italian to Thai wife: “You said it was love. But you just wanted my money”   Picture: Tnews Thai media reported that a final note from a murdered Italian to his Thai wife had been found. It said: “You said it was love. But you just wanted my money. I never […]

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