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Life and Law in Thailand, Police Inspections – What should you do?

– There are many stories about bad police planting evidence or fake police trying to misrepresent themselves to shake down an innocent person. What should you do if a person claiming to be a police officer comes up to you and wants to inspect your person or belongings? The primary duty of the police is […]

March 14th, 2018 | Posted in Learning,Thai Legal | Read More »

Life and Law in Thailand – Contractors and the Renovation of Property

  – Contractors and the Renovation of Property – As land prices in prime locations in Thailand go up, condominiums are getting smaller and more expensive. Many people have chosen the option to purchase larger less expensive properties with the goal of renovating the property. There is a risk to making this choice. There is […]

October 19th, 2017 | Posted in Thai Legal | Read More »

Thai Police Monitor Social Media for Posts of Beer Drinking

– BANGKOK – A recent statement by Pol Gen Verachai Songmetta and its subsequent reporting by Thai Rath and the Bangkok Post has created an uproar. The police officer stated that anyone posting photos of alcohol on social media could face legal action resulting in a maximum fine of 50,000 baht. Some people joked that […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Food,Health,Learning,Thai Legal | Read More »

Collecting Debt in Thailand

– With the Thai economy stagnating, household debt is reaching record levels on an annual basis. According to the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, the average household debt reached nearly 300,000 baht in 2016. This amount is higher than the annual income of the average Thai family. Seventy-four percent of families in debt […]

May 28th, 2017 | Posted in Thai Legal | Read More »

Songkran: Fun, Drinking, and the Thai Police

  – CHIANG RAI – Songkran is a Thai religious festival where people sprinkled water on their family members and pay respects to their elders marking the beginning of the Buddhist New Year. Now it is more known as a weeklong holiday and a three-day water fight and party. Large numbers of tourist come to […]

April 6th, 2017 | Posted in Thai Legal | Read More »

The Thai Education System is Failing it’s Students

– The Thai education system has recently been featured in the Economist, the article discussed Thailand’s international education rankings in the recently released Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). Thailand’s scores have plunged to an overall ranking of 54 out of 70 assessed countries. PISA have found that one-third of Thailand’s 15-year-olds were “functionally illiterate.” […]

March 1st, 2017 | Posted in Learning,Thai Legal | Read More »

Becoming an English Teacher in Thailand

. If there is one thing that impels young professionals to come and visit Thailand, it is the conception of many that the grass looks greener on this side of the world. Indeed, Thailand offers vast employment opportunities to foreigners, especially in the field of education. I recall being reluctant and interested at the same […]

December 20th, 2016 | Posted in Learning,Thai Legal | Read More »

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