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Fake goods valued at 11 million baht go up in smoke in Chiang Rai

Tuesday July 23, 2019

Chiang Rai Province’s Customs Department in Mae Sai has incinerated illegal and fake items valued at over 11 million baht. The illegal items are goods that “do not follow the customs law of Thailand”, aka. fakes and brand copies. Most of the items were seized from the Thai-Burmese Border Gate in Mae Sai. The illegal goods […]

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Thailand’s taxi and tuk tuk scams and annoyances

Tuesday July 23, 2019

“Where are you going?”, they shout from across the road. A Tuk Tuk driver wants to help you get to your next destination but the willing smile and lure of a ride in a local jalopy may have switched off your trusty scam-detector. Tuk Tuks and taxis, and the motorbike taxis too, are a convenient, […]

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Thai military under fire over alleged torture of a man in Pattani

Tuesday July 23, 2019

PHOTO: Pattani United Liberation Organisation president Mr. Kasturi Mahkota An apparently healthy man, taken to a military camp in the Thai southern province of Pattani for interrogation on Sunday night, has ended up in the provincial hospital’s intensive care unit with brain swelling. The Pattani United Liberation Organisation is condemning the Thai military over the […]

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The world’s Top 10 wealthiest monarchs and royal families

Tuesday July 23, 2019

(Values are listed in USD) 1. King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Thailand The Thai royal family is currently listed as the richest royal family in the world. King Maha Vajiralongkorn is estimated to be worth US$30 billion. The Thai monarch’s wealth comes from investments made by the Crown Property Bureau, according to a report in the express.co.uk 2. Sultan […]

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Thai workers killed in van crash in South Korea

Tuesday July 23, 2019

PHOTO: Thaikuknews Two Thai citizens have been killed in South Korea after their passenger van carrying 16 people skidded off a mountain road heading to a farm. The Korean Times reports that the two Thais, the van driver and another passenger were seriously injured after the van crashed through a guard rail. Nine other people, of […]

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Pattaya police crackdown on middle eastern bike renters

Tuesday July 23, 2019

PHOTO: Pattaya Update News Regular and traffic police have been out in force overnight were out in force in Soi Yen Sabai and Soi VC, South Pattaya following about complaints about middle eastern men keeping residents awake with noise from motorbikes. Pattaya Update News reported that some fled before police arrived but many other had their bikes […]

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Chiang Mai airport threatens to sue Grab car driver

Tuesday July 23, 2019

PHOTO: Chiang Mai Airport surveillance camera “The Airport Director claims that security staff were only doing their job and that Grab cars were not currently registered as public transport vehicles.” Chiang Mai airport officials are denying a Grab car driver’s claims that officials attacked him and say counter-charges will be filed against the man. Workpoint […]

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Thai Government to focus on EEC projects to propel economy

Tuesday July 23, 2019

PM Prayut Chan-o-cha will unveil his new government’s policy statement in Parliament when it sits formally on Thursday. Leaks to the media indicate his 12 ‘urgent’ and 12 ‘long-term’ policies will help Thailand step up to “developed-nation status” with many of the policies focussing on the Eastern Economic Corridor project. Among the urgent policies, the […]

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Spanish tourist found after missing on Sunday night in Koh Samui mountains

Tuesday July 23, 2019

Missing Spanish tourist, 57 year old Luis Cabello Ortega, has been found on Koh Samui. Island deputy police spokesman Pol. Col. Kritsana Pattanacharoen says Luis, who was lost in the forest of Na Muang Mountain on Koh Samui, has been found safe and well by villagers who returned him to his hotel in Tambon Borput. […]

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Queen Mother, HM Queen Sirikit, recovering in Chulalongkorn Hospital Bangkok

Tuesday July 23, 2019

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the Queen Mother, has been admitted to the Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok after developing a fever and persistent cough. The Bureau of the Royal Household made the announcement yesterday about her admission on Sunday night. Medical checks and tests showed an infection of the respiratory tract and she was advised by […]

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