Bangkok, Thailand- As a war of words has heated up between Thai law enforcement and a famous Taiwanese actress who claims she was extorted by Thai police the Commander of the Thai police has ordered a full, transparent investigation. Pol. General Damrongsak Kittipraphat, the commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Police, ordered this...

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Top National Thailand Stories From the Past Week: China allows group...

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL Thailand stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, Monday, January 16th, 2023,...

Top National Thailand Stories From the Past Week: Chinese Arriving, Driving License...

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL Thailand stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, Monday, January 9th, 2023,...

Opinion: Nobody Won After the Recent Debacle Over Covid-19 Vaccine Proof...

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Social media, and media in general, in Thailand has been dominated over the past three or four days by one main topic -required documentation...

Top National Stories From the Past Week: Chinese arrived in Thailand,...

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, Monday, January 2nd, 2023, to...

Thailand Week in Review: Top National Stories From the Past Week:...

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, Monday, December 26th, 2022, to Sunday, January 1st,...

TPN Media Wishes You and Your Loved Ones a Safe, Happy,...

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It’s that time of year again. For many of our readers and viewers, the past few years have been a difficult time of personal and...

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Phuket generated at least 2.6 billion baht on Chinese New Year,...

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Phuket – More than 158,000 Thais and foreigners visited Phuket for the Chinese New Year Festival which generated at least 2.6 billion baht, said the...

Thailand’s First Drone Delivery Service Launched in Phuket

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Phuket – The first drone delivery service in Thailand was launched in Phuket to support the ‘Smart City’ project by using technology in international tourism...

Chinese Billionaire Jack Ma Visits Bangkok

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Bangkok, Thailand- Jack Ma, the Chinese billionaire co-founder of Alibaba and Yunfeng Capital, is in Bangkok, and has been touring various popular tourism spots. Jack, 58,...

Chinese Buyers Bring Back Hope for Thailand’s Condominium Market

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National —   The reopening of China to international travel for the first time in three years following the announcement to lift the stringent COVID-19 lockdown...

Phuket Generated 6.6 Billion Baht During the New Year Festival

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Phuket – Phuket has generated at least 6.6 billion baht during the New Year festival, according to relevant officials. The director of the Phuket Tourism Authority...

Recovering tourism industry in Phuket facing major obstacle of staff shortages

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Phuket - Businesses in Phuket are being encouraged to accept more part-time workers in order to help alleviate labor shortages in the island’s tourism industry. According...

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Pattaya Nightclub Guards Reportedly Attack Indian Tourist over Argument

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Pattaya — An Indian tourist said Sunday that he was attacked by a group of Pattaya nightclub guards on Walking Street over what he says...

TAT showcases ‘Visit Thailand Year 2023’ campaign to Nordic and Baltic...

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PRESS RELEASE: Thailand’s new direction towards meaningful travel, and high value and sustainable tourism, promoted at Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2023 in Helsinki. Bangkok, 27 January,...

British Man Arrested on Samui Island for 25 days of Overstay

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Samui, Surat Thani – A British man was arrested on Samui Island in Surat Thani for 25 days of overstaying his legal visa conditions. The Surat...

Commander of Thai Police Orders Full Investigation of Alleged Extortion Case...

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Bangkok, Thailand- As a war of words has heated up between Thai law enforcement and a famous Taiwanese actress who claims she was extorted by...

UPDATE: Thai Police Deny Taiwanese Celebrity Extortion Claims, Say She Was...

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Bangkok — Thai Police on Thursday denied a viral shakedown claim of a Taiwanese celebrity tourist, saying the tourist was drunk, uncooperative, and had in...

Thai Prime Minister Revs Up Development of U-Tapao International Airport

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National — Thailand’s incumbent prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is taking steps to accelerate the development of U-Tapao international airport in the hope of raking in...

Thai National Park Officials Warn Tourists After Foreigner Free Climbs Cliff...

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Krabi – A Thai national park official has warned tourists after a foreigner climbed without any equipment on a cliff in the famous Mu Ko...

Phuket Suspect Arrested in Bangkok After 11 Years for Alleged Arson...

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Phuket – A suspect wanted in Phuket has been arrested in Bangkok for arson and allegedly trying to kill a security guard at a snake...

Russian Tourists Spearhead Foreign Arrivals in Phuket

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Phuket — Phuket is seeing more activities from tourists, as tourism is now at 50% compared to pre-pandemic levels, according to the director of the Tourism...

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UPDATE: Sole Survivor of Minivan Fire that Burned 11 People Alive...

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Nakhon Ratchasima province — The only survivor who could escape a minivan inferno that killed 11 people, including two children, came out to tell his...

Minivan Crashes and Burns 11 People Alive in Nakhon Ratchasima Province

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Nakhon Ratchasima province — Eleven people, including two children, were burned to death after the minivan they were riding in crashed into an irrigation ditch...

Australian Man Dies After Suspected Road Rage Incident with Group of...

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Banglamung – An Australian man who was an engineer died after a suspected road rage incident with a group of motorbike racers in the Pattaya...

Rayong Welcomes First Direct Flight From Flydubai

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Rayong – Rayong welcomed the first direct flight from Flydubai Airlines from Dubai to U-Tapao International Airport in Rayong. On Friday, (January 20th), at the U-Tapao...

China Officially Allows Group Tours to Resume to Thailand

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Thailand- After three years of travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, China has dropped a restriction on group tours to Thailand and 19 other...

Thai Police to Put Almost 10,000 Traffic Offenders Caught During New...

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National- Thai police announced that they will put traffic offenders in 8,923 cases caught nationwide during the last New Year period on probation, said Weerakit...

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Thai Prime Minister Joins New Political Party

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National — Incumbent Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha officially signed up as a member of the Ruam Thai Saang Chart (United Thai Nation) Party on...

Deputy Prime Minister Visits Phuket to Monitor Flood Situation

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Phuket — Deputy prime minister General Prawit Wongsuwan and his team visited flood victims in Phuket and laid a plan to tackle the coastal erosion...

Thai Police release 25 Stop-APEC protestors, one of them has to...

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National — Thai Police released 25 Stop-APEC protestors after violent clashes on Bangkok's Din Sor Road over the weekend. One of them had to go...

Protesters clash with Riot Police at Democracy Monument in Bangkok

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Bangkok –   Thai Riot Police fired rubber bullets at protesters after they were trying to break their lines at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok...

Anti-government Ratsadon group announces to march to APEC summit venue in...

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National — The youth-led, anti-government group, Ratsadon, announced on Wednesday that they would march from Bangkok’s City Hall to the APEC summit venue on the...

Cambodian PM Hun Sen will not attend APEC summit in Bangkok...

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National — Thailand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will not attend the APEC summit in Bangkok after he tested...

Top physicians and government opposition parties ask Thai court to ban...

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National — A group of physicians and opposition political parties has petitioned the Thai Administrative Court to ban the use of marijuana other than for...

Opposition Move Forward Party’s progressive liquor bill killed in 3rd reading...

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National — The opposition Move Forward Party (MFP)'s Progressive Liquor Bill, which seeks to amend the Excise Tax Act to liberalize the Thai liquor industry,...

Thai Democrats threaten to scrap Cannabis and Hemp Bill and make...

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National — The coalition Thai Democrat Party has threatened to scrap the Cannabis and Hemp Bill proposed by the coalition partner Bhumjai Thai Party after...

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