Much Ado About Elephant Pants in Thailand

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Over the past several days various Thai politicians and government officials have made headlines, at least on Thai language news, with consistent updates on what they call a pressing issue-Elephant pants. Specifically, their concerns have...

Could Thailand Really Introduce a Schengen Style Visa for Parts of Southeast Asia?

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Over the last few days the Thai Prime Minister, Srettha Thavisin, has made it clear that he intends to pursue plans for a groundbreaking Schengen style (but with some major differences, read on) visa...

Editorial: Thailand Has Some Tough Decisions to Make Around Teen Violence and Legal Punishment

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If you have regularly read or followed our news you have likely been aware of what seems like an increasing trend of teen violence in Thailand involving deadly weapons, especially younger than sixteen years...

Opinion: Yes, It’s Time to Allow More Countries to Have a 90 Day Visa...

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Earlier this week TPN Media and some other Thai media reported a proposal that for once got a nearly universally positive response from our readers. That proposal, being put forward by the Tourism Authority of...

Thailand Wrestles with the Ripple Effects of Cannabis Decriminalisation

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As the fragrant tendrils of cannabis intertwine with the spicy scents of Thailand’s famed street markets, the nation finds itself entwined in a knotty debate over the recent decriminalisation of the much-maligned plant. Only a...

Return of Thailand’s Former Prime Minister Marks a Pivotal Moment

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Thaksin Shinawatra 's return carries deep implications for Thailand's political landscape By Thomas Sinclair, Guest Writer. Thomas is the editor of the Pembrokeshire Herald, found here. The reemergence of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra after 15...

Opinion Editorial: No, It Isn’t Time to Worry About Thai Retirement Visa Changes….Yet

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Bangkok, Thailand- Of all our stories in the past week, one particular story, indeed basically just a small portion of the overall story, sent shockwaves through the retired ex-pat community and the rumour mill was...

Reader TalkBack Thailand: Should Foreign Tour Guides Be Allowed to Legally Work in Thailand?

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Thailand- The following is our regular feature in which we ask our readers a news topical question and get their insight and opinions. We then share their feedback about a week later and pick a...
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