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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Thailand to Celebrate 21 Days of Songkran in April? Really?

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Over the past few days announcements have come out that appear to have driven sheer terror in some Thai expats, with the Thai Government saying this year's Songkran will be the biggest one ever. This...

Opinion: Thailand Launching Medical Coverage For Foreigners is Encouraging, But Won’t Apply to Many...

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Last week, the Thai government announced something that seemed to go under the radar of many of our readers and the media, perhaps drowned out a bit by the parole of Thaksin Shinawatra or...
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