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  • Thailand News

    Thai government prepares for potential Iran attack on Israel

    The Thai government assured yesterday that contingency plans are in place to safeguard Thai nationals in Israel, should Iran follow through on its threat to attack. This follows the evacuation of approximately 8,000 Thai workers from Israel after the attack initiated by Hamas on October 7 last year. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin revealed that most workers have returned to Israel…

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    Thai consulate issues warning after measles outbreak in Osaka

    The Thai consulate in Osaka has issued a health advisory for Thai nationals residing or travelling in Osaka, following the confirmation of measles cases in the Japanese city. This advice includes wearing masks when outdoors or using public transportation. The Osaka Prefecture has reported the discovery of two individuals infected with measles, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in…

  • Phuket News

    Patong businesses deny service refusal to Thai nationals

    The vibrant tourist hotspot of Patong in Phuket has come under scrutiny amid allegations circulating on social media platforms. Claims suggest that certain local businesses have been denying service to Thai nationals. In response to these allegations, Weerawit Kreuasombat, the President of the Patong Entertainment Business Association (PEBA), has stepped forward to speak on behalf of the businesses in question.…

  • Crime News

    Brothel bust: Thai asylum seeker facing seven years behind bars in UK

    A Thai national faces seven years in prison and a severe fine for brazenly establishing an illicit brothel and escort agency right under the noses of the British Home Office as he sought asylum from his home country. The audacious endeavour came to light last night, revealing that Saranwee Kwanpetch managed about 50 girls across multiple locations in London, all…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s population sees slight drop to 66 million in 2023

    Thailand’s official population count witnessed a slight downtrend in 2023, marking a 0.06% decrease in comparison to the previous year’s figure, revealed the Interior Ministry. The recent civil registration documented Thailand’s population as 66,052,615 as of the close of 2023, marking a decline by 37,860 individuals from the conclusion of 2022. The data showed that out of the total population…

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    111 Thai nationals freed from Myanmar but 10 face charges

    A total of 111 Thai nationals stranded amidst Myanmar‘s violent conflict found their way back home to Chiang Rai. The return of the Thai citizens, orchestrated by the Thailand-Myanmar Township Border Committee (TBC), marked the fourth group to be repatriated, tallying up to 179 individuals. Amidst the gripping rescue, however, a shocking twist unfolded at the Second Friendship Bridge in…

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    Thai group stranded in China after Chiang Mai company deception

    A group of Thai nationals, duped by a company in Chiang Mai into selling goods in China, is desperate for help after running into legal and financial trouble. The group, consisting of over 80 individuals, is now stranded in China, facing dwindling funds, visa expiry, and the risk of becoming illegal immigrants. The group was lured to China by a…

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    Thai hostages freed: House Speaker’s gratitude shines in Hamas release

    The release of three Thai hostages held by Hamas was greeted with relief and expressions of gratitude by House Speaker Wan Muhamad Noor Matha. This event, which happened Sunday night, brings the total number of liberated Thai hostages to 17, leaving 15-16 still in captivity. The House Speaker is optimistic about their liberation during the next ceasefire between Israel and…

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    Hamas: PM Srettha seeks verification of CCTV showing Thai national in custody (video)

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to verify CCTV images that allegedly depicted Hamas militants taking a Thai national to a Gaza City hospital following the massacre in southern Israel on October 7. This comes amidst ongoing efforts by the government to assist Thai citizens residing in Israel, despite the absence of additional attacks by Hamas.…

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    Hamas Thai hostages: Negotiations in progress for immediate release

    Negotiations with Iran are in progress, with the Palestinian militant group, Hamas, indicating readiness to immediately release all Thai hostages. This crucial update was provided yesterday by Saiyid Sulaiman Husaini, a prominent figure amongst Shia Muslims in Thailand. The negotiating team, assembled by House Speaker Wan Muhamad Noor Matha, initiated discussions with Hamas at 10am local time yesterday in Tehran.…

  • Thailand News

    Thai death toll in Hamas attack rises to 18, evacuations underway

    In the wake of the recent Hamas attack on Israel, the Thai Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Jakkapong Sangmanee, provided an update on the dire situation concerning Thai nationals caught in the crossfire. Jakkapong announced that the tragic toll of Thai lives lost has now risen to 18 individuals. However, despite the pressing need to repatriate the deceased, the process is…

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    First group of Thai evacuees from Sudan arrive in Bangkok

    A flight carrying 78 Thai nationals departed from Sudan and was scheduled to land in Bangkok at 10pm, according to the air force, marking the arrival of the first group of evacuees returning home since the conflict in the North African country erupted. Air force spokesman Prapas Sonjaidee stated that an Airbus A340-500 aircraft and two air force C-130s had…