Niece of Tortured Army Conscript Charged with Defamation by Thai Army »

Naritsarawan Kaewnopparat was detained by Makkasan police in Bangkok under an arrest warrant issued by the Narathiwat Provincial Court

08:17 pm | . . BANGKOK – Human Rights Watch said today Thai authorities should drop trumped-up criminal proceedings against a woman who has sought justice for her army conscript uncle, who was tortured to death…

Jul 27 2016 / Read More »

It looks as Though Retirement was a Bad Idea, and I’m Very Tired »


11:29 pm |   . I’m 69. I’ve worked hard since I was 13. I made a reasonable salary, but I didn’t inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am.…

Jul 11 2016 / Read More »
News Asia

UK Foreign Office Issues Travel Advisory for Thailand Ahead of Referendum »


09:02 pm |   . BANGKOK – The United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO has updated its travel advice for citizens…

Jul 29 2016 / Read More »

Thailand’s Army Charges Referendum Critics with Sedition »

Tassanee Buranupakorn is arrested by military authorities accused of sedition and detained without lawyer access.

08:42 pm | . . BANGKOK – Human Rights Watch said today Thailand’s junta should stop bringing sedition charges against critics of…

Jul 29 2016 / Read More »

Thai Prosecutors Appeal in Slain Saudi “Blue Diamond” Case »

Ex-police inspector-general Somkid Boonthanom and four other officers were acquitted in May.

08:53 pm | . . BANGKOK -Public prosecutors in Thailand have petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court’s acquittal of…

Jul 28 2016 / Read More »

Thailand’s New Anti-Graft Law to Punish Companies Bribing Government Officials »

The law was introduced last year in order to comply with the United Nations Convention Against Corruption

08:08 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thailands National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) said that Thailand’s anti-graft law now punish any private company…

Jul 28 2016 / Read More »

Thailand’s Immigration Chief Targets Corrupt Officials and Sham Marriages »

Pol Lt Gen Nathathorn Prousoontorn, head of the Police Immigration Bureau, says corrupt officers are protecting the transnational criminals he is after, under his policy of "Good guys in, bad guys out"...

08:25 pm | . . BANGKOK – Pol Lt Gen Nathathorn Prousoontorn, head of the Police Immigration Bureau, says corrupt immigration officers…

Jul 26 2016 / Read More »

Tourism News

  • Andrew Cowen, director & CEO of HK Express  plans to launch the first direct connection between Chiang Rai and Hong Kong

    Chiang Rai Airport to Get Direct Flights to Hong Kong Starting November 25th

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  • An incident on February gained notoriety when Chinese tourists were temporarily banned from entering Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai for their unhygienic behavior

    Thais Warned Not to Chase away Chinese Tourists at Foreign Trade Seminar in Bangkok

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  • The Nakhon Chiang Rai Municipality organized a Buddhist lent candle ceremony

    Buddhists Celebrate Asanha Bucha and Buddhist Lent in Chiang Rai

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  • Besides a code of conduct on wearing appropriate clothing, it will also include rules and regulations damage to monuments, littering, traffic congestion and more.

    Cambodian Authorities to Enforce New Dress Code for Angkor Wat

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  • The prized coffee beans are collected after being excreted by the Asian palm civet (e-hen) at Doi Tung wildlife breeding centre.

    Experience Chiang Rai’s Asian Palm Civet (e-hen) Coffee

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  • Tourists look across at King Romans Casino from Chang Saen Chiang Rai

    How to Spend a Weekend in Chiang Rai

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  • Balloons ascending into the sky over Singha Park’s rolling hills and plantations. Photo by: Phudinan Singkhamfu

    Romance Awaits for Valentine’s Day 2017 at Singha Park International Balloon Fiesta in Chiang Rai, Thailand

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  • Some of the Chinese men who misbehave try to squeeze Breast ladyboys in their photo shoots. “They think it’s OK because the breasts are not real.”

    Thai Tourism Officials Concerned Over Negative Video’s of Chinese Tourists

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  • The lake was developed into a recreational spot in 2014 by local bodies to cope with the areas growing popularity.

    Chiang Saen’s Pa Sak Sub District Unveils Nong Bua Luang, New Tourist Attraction

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  • The government's Tourism Authority now wants to focus on "quality tourism", and has launched a campaign to attract visitors who spend more, and hopefully stay out of trouble.

    Safety a Concern as Thailand’s Tourism Authority Tries to Attract Quality Tourists

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  • Authorities raid a bridge club and arrested 32 foreigners including British, Swedish, Norwegian and Australian citizens

    Thailand: No Longer a Paradise for Expats

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  • Doi Chaang has expanded manifold and now grows over 15,000 rai, producing 3,000 tonnes of coffee a year

    Changing the Face of Doi Chaang Hill Tribes

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  • Military and police personnel walk past tourists as they patrol near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand

    Challenging Times for Thai Tourism, Keeping Tourist Safe

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  • German Tourists clamour to take 'trophy photos' of the Karen women and girls in Chiang Rai

    Thailand Pursues Quality European Tourists in Europe

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New Reaserch Links Alcohol to Seven Types of Cancer »

08:58 pm | . If there was ever a research area to inspire confusion in the public, it’s the alcohol-and-health debate. Some studies suggest that alcohol may be good for us in certain ways, while others find that it’s decidedly bad. Much of the discrepancy may have to do with the quantity of alcohol consumed, and the other…

Jul 23 2016 / Read More »
Drinking alcohol has been routinely linked to cancer of the oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and, in women, the breast.

Thailand Badminton Star Ratchanok Intanon Cleared of Doping Ruling »

08:06 pm |     BANGKOK  – Thailand badminton star Ratchanok Intanon is ready for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio after being cleared of a doping ruling Monday, ending fears that her Olympic dreams had been scuppered. The 21-year-old badminton star is loved in Thailand and remains the kingdom’s best chance for a medal in Rio de…

Jul 18 2016 / Read More »
Thai Olympic badminton hopeful Ratchanok Intanon holds official papers clearing her of doping during a press confrence.

The Good, Bad and the Ugly of Dietary Fats »

06:24 pm |   . Fat has gotten a bum rap over the years. Some fats are actually good, and you need them in your diet. Good fats can help you manage your emotions, stay sharp, fight fatigue, and control your weight. But bad fats do exist. They’re the ones that can lead to weight gain and raise…

Apr 18 2016 / Read More »
But bad fats do exist. They're the ones that can lead to weight gain and raise your risk of heart disease.

Blind Musicians Take the Lead in this Thai Orchestra »

08:50 pm | . . BANGKOK – In Thailand, some Buddhists view physical or intellectual disability as punishment manifested for wrongdoing in a past life. The Thai Blind Orchestra, made up of children as young as 9, hopes to help combat this perception through its musical training and performances. Rungroj Yongrit, a photographer with the European Pressphoto Agency,…

Jun 10 2016 / Read More »
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Drugs and Incarceration in Thailand »

07:49 pm | . BANGKOK – Last month, Justice Minister PaiboonKoomchaya’s announcement that methamphetamine will be removed from the list of Category 1 hard narcotics. It was met with controversy but it is a welcome change to a policy that has devastated Thai society. According to the Thai Corrections Department, Thailand has a prison population of 371,347 which…

Jul 26 2016 / Read More »
"Thailand's prisons are the eighth-most crowded in the world"

Expat News


Thailand: Japanese Stock Manipulator Arrested after a Decade on the Run »

09:20 pm | . . BANGKOK -Thailand’s Immigration police paraded 62-year-old Japanese National Yasuo Tsubaki before a news briefing at their Bangkok office on Friday after he fled 4-billion-baht stock manipulation charges in…

Jul 29 2016 / Read More »
Youssef Benhatoun in the yellow shirt and Othmane Tigzirine in the black shirt during police interrogation in Prachuap Khiri Khan on Tuesday. Photo by Chaiwat Satyaem

Foreign Tourists Attacked and Robbed in Southern Thailand »

08:27 pm | . . PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN – Police in Southern Thailand are investigating after two tourist one from Italy, and the other from Morroco were attacked and robbed near Sam Roi…

Jul 28 2016 / Read More »

Wanted Interpol Human Trafficking suspect Nigora Akhmedova Nabbed in Bangkok »


09:36 pm | . . BANGKOK – Police in Bangkok have arrested 39-year-old Uzbekistan Nigora Akhmedova, wanted on a red notice issued by Interpol on…

Jul 23 2016 / Read More »

Iranian Passport Forgery Suspect Extradited Back to Thailand from Malaysia »

Sayed Ramin Pakneiad, a key suspect in a passport forgery case, escorted by officers from the Department of Special Investigation and staff of the Office of the Attorney General.

08:48 pm |     BANGKOK – Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation and staff of the Office of the Attorney General were at Suvarnabhumi Airport…

Jul 22 2016 / Read More »

Thai Police Arrest Russian and Uzbekistani Wanted by FBI for Bt1 Billion Online Banking Scam »

Olga Komova, 25, of Uzbekistan (left) and Dmitry Ukrainsky, 44, a Russian national, shown at a media conference after being arrested at the request of the FBI

08:38 pm | . . BANGKOK – The Royal Thai Police have arrested a Russian man and an Uzbekistani woman who were wanted by the…

Jul 21 2016 / Read More »

30 Year-Old Australian Man Found Dead in Phuket Dormitory »

His body was sent to Vachira Phuket Hospital for a post-mortem examination to determine cause of death.

09:19 pm | . . PHUKET – Police in Phuket have revealed to the press that a 30-year-old Australian tourist was found dead inside a…

Jul 20 2016 / Read More »

Thai Police Report Two Foreigners Murdered in Separate Cases »

Police seal the crime scene at a Cha-am home as they search for evidence into the fatal shooting of a Swedish man. (Photo by Chaiwat Satyaem)

09:30 pm | . . PHETCHABURI –  Pol Lt Natcharee Siriwarin, an investigator at Cha-am police station, has reported that a 64-year-old Swedish man, was…

Jul 18 2016 / Read More »

Canadian Bank Robber David James Roach to Be Extradited to Singapore »

Mr Roach had travelled to Thailand as a tourist hours after the bank heist on an AirAsia flight landing at Don Mueang airport.

09:25 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thai authorities say they will extradite Canadian David James Roach,26, suspected in robbing the Standard Chartered Bank in…

Jul 13 2016 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Chiang Rai Airport to Get Direct Flights to Hong Kong Starting November 25th »

Andrew Cowen, director & CEO of HK Express  plans to launch the first direct connection between Chiang Rai and Hong Kong

07:19 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Low-cost carrier HK Express has announced plans to launch the first direct connection between Chiang Rai and…

Jul 30 2016 / Read More »

Certified Producers in Chiang Rai to Get New Brand Trademark »

The project is aimed at promoting products and services of Chiang Rai, setting quality standards for local producers

09:54 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – The Chiang Rai Provincial Commerce Office is preparing to issue the newly-created Chiang Rai Brand trademark for…

Jul 29 2016 / Read More »

Chiang Rai’s Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) Remains Top Destination for Chinese Tourists »

Chinese tourist posing for pictures as she visits Wat Rong Khun the White Temple in Chiang Rai.

07:54 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Despite the claims by Chiang Rai’s Chamber of Commerce that the new regulations on foreign vehicles entering…

Jul 28 2016 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Province Prepares for Controversial Constitutional Referendum »

Villagers register to be on voting list for up coming referendum in rural Chiang Rai

08:32 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – The Provincial Election Commission Office of Chiang Rai has said that it is prepared to mobilize vehicles…

Jul 27 2016 / Read More »

Thailand’s Convention and Exhibition Bureau Prepares Chiang Rai as MICE Venue »

TCEB Weerasak Kowsurat on Monday invited foreign members of the press on a trip to Chiang Rai.

09:23 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) will soon organize the International Media Familiarization Trip 2016, which…

Jul 26 2016 / Read More »
General Paiboon Koomchaya says the authorities will eradicate drug trafficking

Thai Justice Minister’s Anti-Drug Operation to “Seal Off” Golden Triangle »

09:18 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Justice Minister General Paiboon Koomchaya told reporters yesterday he will join hands with Myanmar to seal off the Golden Triangle in joint operations to…

Jul 30 2016 / Read More »
Thai Poilce stop bus on route to northern Thailand

Chinese Teen With U.N. Refugee Status En-rout to Chiang Rai by Detained Thai Police »

08:13 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thai police have detained a Chinese college student and political asylum-seeker for having an expired passport, raising concerns that he will be sent home, where he…

Jul 30 2016 / Read More »

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