Malaysian border

  • Thailand News

    Malaysia mulls expanding rail project towards Thai border

    To outmanoeuvre economic rivalry with Thailand, Malaysia is contemplating extending its mammoth rail project closer to its northern neighbour, sparking debates over prosperity or peril. Malaysia’s Transport Minister, Anthony Loke, disclosed that the government is receptive to the notion of linking the ongoing East Coast Railway Link (ECRL) with Thailand’s existing or planned rail infrastructure. The move comes amidst Thailand’s…

  • Business News

    Thai and Malaysian PMs to boost border trade and tourism

    A meeting slated for tomorrow between Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin and Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim in Songkhla province is expected to tackle initiatives aimed at enhancing Thai-Malaysian border trade and tourism. A source revealed that the agenda includes a proposal from Thai tourism businesses to grant Tor Mor 6 immigration clearance form exemptions to Malaysian visitors at five…

  • Politics News

    Thailand and Malaysia plan to boost bilateral trade and border growth

    Economic collaboration between Thailand and Malaysia is set to amplify, with plans to boost bilateral trade and foster growth along the Thai-Malaysian border. Chai Wacharonke, the government spokesman, revealed these plans following a meeting between Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin and his Malaysian counterpart, Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, held at the Malaysian PM’s office in Putrajaya. During the meeting, a broad…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand and Malaysia strengthen ties in 113th border committee meeting

    Top military figures from Thailand and Malaysia convened in Phuket to participate in the ongoing Thailand-Malaysia Regional Border Committee (RBC) Meeting. The prime attendees of the event include Lieutenant General Santi Sakuntanark, Commander of the 4th Army Region in Nakhon Sri Thammarat, and Major General Dato’ Tengku Muhammad Fauzi Tengku Ibrahim, Commander of the 3rd Malaysian Infantry Division. The Patong…

  • Transport News

    Daily trains begin between Malaysian border and Bangkok

    With Covid-19 policies winding down in Thailand, many expats may be faced once again with the dreaded border runs that many types of visas require. A little good news though – the State Railway of Thailand is adding two new trains running from Bangkok to the popular Malaysian border crossing town of Padang Besar. The route kicked off yesterday. Last…

  • World News

    Businesses blame high ‘entry fees’ for deterring travellers at Thai-Malaysia border

    The reopening of the Thai-Malaysian border this month raised the hopes of local business owners around the border areas, who thought it would boost the economy in southern Thailand, and the northern states of Malaysia as well. However, things seem to be moving more slowly than expected, with merchants blaming the 5,000-7,000 baht “entry fees” as being too expensive for…

  • Thailand News

    1 billion baht in assets seized in human trafficking cases, officer “Big Joke” reports

    Assets valued at more than 1 billion baht have been seized from human trafficking operations in Thailand where Burmese people were trafficked from the northern province Tak down to the Malaysian border. The Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Thai Police, Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn, made the announcement at a recent press conference, adding that authorities are still investigating and plan…

  • South Thailand News

    Thai-Malaysia border to re-open from next month

    The Thai government says it will re-open the country’s border with Malaysia from next month, in an effort to kickstart the recovery of tourism and the economy in the southern provinces. According to a Bangkok Post report, spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek says PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the CCSA to work with the tourism and sports emergency operation centre on Covid-19…

  • World News

    Huge stash of marijuana intercepted near the Malaysian border

    Police have discovered some 1.6 tonnes of compressed high-grade marijuana. The stash was hidden in amongst other freight being carried on an 18 wheeler truck in Narathiwat. That’s a LOT of weed! The truck was on its way, allegedly to transfer into a boat to cross the Malaysian border, nearby. Local drug authorities estimate the high-grade marijuana would have a…

  • Crime News

    1.2 tonnes of methamphetamine and heroin seized near Malaysian border

    Police in the southern province Satun seized 1.2 tonnes of heroin and methamphetamine valued at around 1 billion baht that had been left in a canal near the Malaysian border. Thai maritime authorities and Satun marine police were surveying a mangrove forest at the Tam Malang Canal when they found 39 large plastic bins in the wetland. Large quantities of…

  • Covid-19 News

    Yala enters lockdown today

    Yala, a southern Thai province just north of the Malaysian border, is entering a lockdown from today until at least July 7. The lockdown is hoped to control the latest surge of new Covid cases. Yala’s Provincial Governor, Chaisit Panitpon, has imposed measuress to ensure people can’t get in or out of the Yala province. “If everyone follows the measures, I…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Burmese border #&#!!!, Charges for Penguin, 9 dead in floods | Dec 4

    Thailand News Today, coming to you from the relatively dry Phuket, compared to the horrible flooding in parts of southern Thailand. 5 shot and in critical condition after gang clash in Phitsanulok 5 people have been shot and critically wounded in what police believe to be a turf war between 2 rival gangs in Phitsanulok, Central Thailand. Police say gang…

  • South Thailand News

    ATM destroyed in front of University in Pattani, police looking for 10 suspect attackers

    PHOTO: Thai PBS Security officials are on high alert in southern Thailand after two explosions went off early yesterday, damaging ATMs in front of a University. Security is being tightened up at banks, markets, convenience stores and government offices in 12 districts of Pattani, one fo the three southern-most provinces. At this stage security officials are blaming separatist insurgents for…