Malaysian

  • Thailand News

    Songkran festival anticipates 100,000 Malaysian tourists in Hat Yai

    Hat Yai district of Songkhla anticipates the arrival of approximately 100,000 Malaysian tourists this weekend during the Songkran Festival. The influx of Malaysian visitors has seen an increase this year due to the festivities aligning with the end of Ramadan, according to Sitthipong Sittipatprapha, the president of the Hat Yai-Songkhla Hotel Association. A special train service named My Sawasdee arrived…

  • Thailand News

    Malaysian tourists inquire Thai immigration arrival card exemption

    Inquiries from Malaysian tourists have flooded hotel operators, eager for the inside scoop on Thailand’s immigration policy regarding the exemption of arrival cards for travellers from Malaysia. Songchai Mungprasitthichai, chairman of the Songkhla Tourism Promotion Association, revealed that Malaysians are particularly curious about potential extensions beyond the current expiry date of April 30. Travellers from all corners of the globe…

  • Thailand News

    Massive online scam nets billions, dozens arrested in Thailand

    The Thai authorities swooped on a sophisticated online scam that left victims reeling with losses exceeding 800 million baht. The online scam was orchestrated by a criminal syndicate, reportedly handling funds upwards of 5 billion baht, and targeted unsuspecting individuals through the guise of lucrative investments in Thai and foreign stocks, drawing them into financial ruin. Following complaints from over…

  • Thailand News

    Malaysian bride’s heartbreak as husband strays with bridesmaid

    A Malaysian bride faced a heartbreaking betrayal just 40 days into her marriage when she discovered her husband’s infidelity with one of her bridesmaids. The revelation led to a courageous decision to divorce and remove the toxicity from her life. Siti Nur Eiyasah, who had known her husband for four years before tying the knot, faced no issues during their…

  • Thailand News

    Fatal crash on Chon Buri motorway claims Chinese, Malaysian lives

    A Malaysian man and two Chinese nationals died while one Chinese woman was injured in a car accident on the Chon Buri motorway. Highway Police officers and Dhamma Rassamee Foundation rescuers rushed to a rest area on the motorway at about 10am yesterday, March 3. Officers came across a white BMW 5 Series sedan that had collided with a large…

  • Thailand News

    Tour bus ferrying Malaysian tourists crashes in West Thailand

    A tour bus veered off course, leaving a trail of injuries among Malaysian tourists and locals in Bo Phloi district, Kanchanaburi. The calamity struck between kilometre markers 14 and 15 on the Bo Phloi-Lat Ya Road, drawing a swift response from authorities yesterday afternoon. First responders, including police and medical teams, rushed to the scene following the distress call around…

  • Thailand News

    Malaysian arrested for rape, theft of 1.2 million baht from Thai ex-wife

    Crime Suppression Division (CSD) police arrested a Malaysian man at his Bangkok condominium for raping his Thai ex-wife, stealing 1.2 million baht from her, and stabbing her dog at a house in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat last year. The 53 year old Malaysian man, Lee Woon Earnx, was subject to an arrest warrant following his break-in at…

  • Thailand News

    Malaysian businessman arrested, confesses to brutal murder

    A Malaysian businessman was apprehended at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, after confessing to the brutal murder of an employee. The arrest took place yesterday evening around 10pm. The suspect, a 31 year old man of Chinese descent, was detained upon arrival from Malaysia. Thai authorities had been alerted by their Malaysian counterparts regarding the suspect’s involvement in the…

  • Thailand News

    Love across borders: Malaysian women flock to southern Thailand for forbidden unions

    In a surprising trend, Malaysian women, primarily from the East Coast states, are crossing borders to tie the knot with foreign nationals in southern Thailand. The Narathiwat Islamic Council revealed that 90% of these brides were widows, seeking love and legality beyond their homeland. Vice-president Abdul Aziz Che Mamat unveiled the reasons behind this cross-border love affair. “The most common…

  • World News

    Coin-operated dreams come true: Malaysian man buys iPhone 14 after 7-year savings journey

    A 30 year old Malaysian man recently bought an iPhone 14 using coins he had been saving for seven years. The story of Muhammad Hafiz Abdul Hamid’s long quest to buy the iPhone was revealed in a video posted on TikTok on September 1. The video, posted by @bifoty_camper, showed Hamid pouring coins out of a 19-litre water jug that…

  • World News

    Malaysian family forgets freshman son at rest stop en route to university

    A Malaysian family caught major attention online after a humorous mishap. The family forgot their freshman son at a rest stop on the way to his university in the state of Kedah. The story quickly went viral, reported Sanook. The amusing incident was shared on TikTok by Mohammad Khairul Azmi Ghazali, the older brother of the freshman who was left…

  • World News

    Spooked: Malaysian woman’s supernatural encounter in Bangkok

    A Malaysian woman recently shared a chilling paranormal encounter she experienced during her trip to Bangkok, Thailand. Her account, shared on the Facebook page Xuan Play, reveals how she allegedly felt her leg being grabbed by an unseen entity, which left her traumatised and vowing never to return to Bangkok. The 21 year old embarked on her first overseas trip,…

  • Tourism News

    Over 5 million foreign tourists arrived in Thailand in 9 months

    A Thai government spokesperson has announced yesterday that over five million foreign tourists arrived in the ‘land of smiles’ between January 1 and September 8. The total number of foreign visitors was 5,018,172, said spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says the biggest group of tourists came from Malaysia, with 751,397 arrivals. Up next was India, with…

  • World News

    2 more missing divers found off Malaysia, 3 out of 4 now found

    Two more of the four divers who went missing off southeastern Malaysia this week have been found safe today. The first of the divers found, a 35 year old Norwegian woman, was rescued on Thursday. The two divers found today are 18 year old Alexia Molina, from France, and 46 year old Adrian Chesters, from the UK. Malaysian fishermen spotted…

  • World News

    Over 200 injured in Malaysian train collision, investigation underway

    At 8.45 last night, 2 trains collided in KL, Malaysia leaving more than 200 people injured. One train was on a test run and wasn’t carrying passengers. The other train was carrying passengers. Both trains were travelling at around 40 kilometres per hour. The crash occurred in a tunnel between the Kampung Baru and KLCC stations in the Malaysian capital. The…

  • Crime News

    Clash with kratom smugglers by Songhkla border leaves 1 Malaysian cop killed and 1 injured

    A clash with kratom drug smugglers by Thailand ‘s Songhkla border has left 1 Malaysian cop killed and 1 injured. The clash happened at around 2am this mornign as a Malaysian policeman came up on 13 men acting suspiciously near the border on the Malaysian side, which is opposite of Sadao district. Gunshots were exchanged and 2 Thai smugglers were arrested…

  • World News

    Mother, infant son reunited after 5 months

    A young Malaysian mother was reunited with her infant son yesterday after being stranded in Thailand for 5 months. She was marooned while on a visa run when Malaysia closed its borders in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 18 year old Nurahaleesa Jeh-awae was joyfully reunited with her 6 month old son at the Sadao district border crossing in…

  • World News

    Death sentence handed down via video call in Singapore

    A prisoner in Singapore has been sentenced to death via a Zoom video call, the first time the city state has delivered capital punishment remotely. Thai PBS World reports that 37 year old Malaysian citizen Punithan Genasan was handed the death penalty as punishment for a 2011 heroin smuggling operation. Like Thailand, Singapore operates a zero-tolerance policy for drug trafficking…

  • Crime News

    Phuket police tracking down snatch & grab thief

    PHOTOS: Phuket Hotnews A couple from Malaysia, 44 year old N Shiyamala Navaratnam and 45 year old Sivakumar Patchymuthu, reported to Saku police that they had been robbed near Nai Yang Beach, near the Phuket Airport. The incident happened on August 8. They told police they were riding a motorcycle heading back to their hotel between the beach road and…

  • World News

    Mystery 90 kilogram load was added to cargo flight list on MH370

    French investigators looking into the disappearance of the Malaysian Boeing 777, flight MH370, say they have discovered a previously undeclared 89 kilogram load that was only added to the cargo list after takeoff. The sun.co.uk reports that French engineer Ghyslain Wattrelos, who lost his wife and two of his three children in the crash, detailed the claims to judges investigating…

  • South Thailand News

    Happy ending for Malaysian tourist at Betong immigration

    What appeared as a bad end to the holiday of a Malaysian tourist has ended up with a much happier ending. Immigration police have returned a wallet with cash and credit cards to the Malaysian tourist on yesterday after he dropped it in front of an immigration counter on Friday night. The tourist, Low Han Ben, reclaimed his purse at…

  • Bangkok News

    Malaysian PM receives honorary doctorate from Rangsit University

    PHOTOS: Facebook/Rangsit University Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Rangsit University President Arthit Ourairat during the convocation ceremony on Sunday. – Picture from Rangsit University Facebook Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad has been in Bangkok over the weekend, his second trip to the Kingdom in the past three months. But this time it was mostly social and to receive an award.…

  • World News

    Anwar one step closer to taking over from Malaysian PM

    Former Malaysian deputy PM Anwar Ibrahim has made his political comeback by winning a by-election at Port Dickson, Malaysia. The results aren’t official but based on exit polls. The result, a strong mandate in a seven-contestant poll, puts him one step closer to taking over the reigns from Mahathir Mohamad, the current Malaysian PM, who committed to handing over the top…