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March 4, 2020

Fears and Fake News Over the Coronavirus Spurs Food Hoarding Frenzy

Fears and fake news being spread over social media about the Covid-19 Coronavirus in Thailand has sparked a food hoarding frenzy in Bangkok. Shoppers are quickly emptying supermarket shelves of long-lasting items. People are hoarding […]
March 3, 2020

Thailand MotoGP Postponed as Virus Wrecks Season’s Start

Thailand’s MotoGP was postponed over the new coronavirus on Monday as motorcycling’s premier championship took its second hit in two days from the deadly outbreak. A day after the season-opening Qatar MotoGP was axed, Thailand […]
February 29, 2020

Justice Ministry Sets Up Center to Go After Drug Syndicates Assets

Thailand’s Justice Ministry has set up a new centre to to go after drug syndicates and seize their assets as part of an effort to stamp them out. The Justice minister said the amount of […]
February 28, 2020

Thai Drug Smugglers Dodge Death Penalty in Bali

Two Thai women convicted of smuggling methamphetamine into Bali have escaped a possible death sentence on the Indonesian holiday island after a court sentenced them to 16 years in jail. The district court in Bali’s […]
February 26, 2020

Soldiers in Chiang Rai Seizes Meth Pills After Firefight With Drug Runners

Soldiers from the Pha Muang Task Force have seized 2,252,000 meth pills and 14 kilos of crystal meth after a gunfight with drug runners. The firefight with the drug runners took place in Mae Sai […]
February 24, 2020

17 Children Rescued from Human Traffickers in Phuket

17 children believed to be Cambodian and Vietnamese were rescued in anti-human trafficking raids in Patong, Phuket. A Thai woman and Cambodian man, Ngo Sun and Suphattra Charoensuk were charged with human trafficking and forced […]
February 20, 2020

200,000 Eggs Offered to Buddha Statue to make Coronavirus Go Away

While we’re all waiting for good, science-based public health policy to contain the current coronavirus, a little spiritual bribe can’t hurt, can it? While Myanmar encourages people to chew pepper and Indonesia shields itself with […]
February 15, 2020

Lawmakers in Thailand Remove Cannabis From Narcotics List

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry announced Tuesday that Cabinet has agreed to the removal of cannabis from the narcotic list. It was approved under ministerial regulation of the Public Health Ministry, Deputy Government Spokesperson Traisulee Traisaranakul, […]
February 12, 2020

Thailand struggles to come to terms with first mass shooting

When the news first broke of a man shooting randomly at bystanders in a provincial shopping mall, it was greeted with disbelief by many in Thailand. Thailand has more than its share of gun crime; […]
February 12, 2020

Thailand turns away cruise ship with no known virus infections

Thailand is refusing to allow a cruise ship carrying 1,455 passengers to take port for fear of the novel coronavirus despite there being no known infections aboard, the health minister announced this morning. The kingdom […]