Thailand’s Top Stories From the Second Week of April, 2023

Here is a look at the top NATIONAL Thailand stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, Monday, April 10th, 2023, to Sunday, April 16th, 2023. They are not in any particular level of importance but are listed in the order of date of publication.

Let’s get started and see what the top stories were!

  1. The Court of Justice has warned Thai citizens not to drive vehicles while drunk during the upcoming Songkran festival after seeing an uptick in traffic accidents in the past two years.

This will help reduce accidents and the number of cases brought to trial.

2. Thailand has set a big objective of attracting 150,000 high-value Saudi Arabian tourists to the country in order to stir up tourism.

Thailand has also been looking at expanding Islamic tourism in general, something that is important to many Saudi Arabian tourists.

3. Bangkok governor Chadchart Sittipunt visited Khaosan Road to kick start the Songkran festival yesterday, April 13th.

He said the atmosphere was very lively with visitors both foreign and Thai alike.

4. Thai Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) collaboratively arrested a German-American fugitive on fraud charges in Bangkok.

The FBI had launched an operation to arrest high-level executives of an unnamed transportation company in the United States, who had defrauded the company out of over 52 million dollars over the past 10 years.

5. The Secretary General of the Thai Public Health Ministry Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong reported that there was an uptick in serious injuries related to road accidents during this year’s Songkran festival, and 91% of the serious injuries were caused by people neglecting seat belts.

People are urged to get sufficient rest, check their vehicles, comply with traffic laws, and plan their routes in advance to minimize accidents.And, that is all for this week. Thank you as always for reading the Pattaya News/TPN News!

Adam Judd
Mr. Adam Judd is the Co-owner of TPN media since December 2017. He is originally from Washington D.C., America. His background is in HR and Operations and has written about news and Thailand for a decade now. He has lived in Pattaya for about nine years as a full-time resident, is well known locally and been visiting the country as a regular visitor for over a decade. His full contact information, including office contact information, can be found on our Contact Us page below. Stories please e-mail [email protected] About Us: Contact Us: