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We are based in Thailand and want to offer a neutral news blog that describes current events in the country. We will be careful not to focus on personal opinions but instead provide factual news directly from Thailand, together with comments. The goal is to be fast, simple and accurate.

dateiconDecember 30, 2013

Happy New Year to You All!

KOH SAMUI - wish you all a Happy New Year and a great 2014! Our New Year's resolution will be to tirelessly work on our websites and be active on social media. Newsstop hope that you will have a wonderful 2014
HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2014! - Graphics by: Jens W,

dateiconDecember 28, 2013

Breaking News

Killed with Assault Rifle

BANGKOK - A protest guard was shot dead at Chamai Maruchet Bridge early this morning. According to witness accounts, a person opened fire with an assault rifle, model M-16, from a passing car. In addition to the deceased guard, three people were injured.

The injured people are involved in the protest movement 'Network of Students and People for the Reform of Thailand' (NSPRT). They demand that the Thai Government relinquishes power, and they oppose an election at this time. Newsstop

107 Police Vehicles Damaged

BANGKOK - 107 vehicles belonging to the police were vandalized during clashes between government opponents and the police nearby the Thai-Japanese Stadium.

A lot of equipment were stolen from the vecicles too. Newsstop

dateiconDecember 27, 2013

Breaking News

2 Dead and 153 Injured in Riots

BANGKOK - Two people were killed and 153 people, both protesters and policemen, were injured in yesterday's clashes between protesters and riot police in the capital.

The majority of the wounded were able to leave the hospital today, but 38 of these were still admitted for treatment, this morning. One of the deceased persons is said to be a policeman, while the other deceased person is said to be one of the demonstrators.

Early this morning 14 protesters were released on bail. They had been arrested during the riots on Thursday. The bail was set to 40,000 baht per person. The money was paid by The Network of Students and People for the Reform of Thailand (NSPRT). Newsstop

dateiconDecember 16, 2013

Free Wi-Fi at Airports

BANGKOK - Free Wi-Fi (wireless internet) will soon be available on several airports in Thailand:

Already Free: Don Muang (Bangkok) and Chiang Mai.

Free from January 1: Chiang Rai, Hat Yai and Phuket.

Increased speed and availability from March 1: Suvarnabhumi (Bangkok). Newsstop

Free internet at airports in Thailand

dateiconDecember 9, 2013

Breaking News

Yingluck Dissolves Parliament

BANGKOK - Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today dissolved Thailand's parliament after nearly 200,000 protestors gathered around the Democracy Monument and government buildings.

She proclaimed that a new election would be held, possibly as early as February 2, 2014. An election where she intends to stand as a PM candidate. Suthep Thaugsuban however, opposed to an election and he wants a temporary government, a "People's Council". Newsstop

dateiconDecember 7, 2013

The Barricades is Coming Back

BANGKOK - Thai authorities claimed that they would set up barricades again around the main government buildings in the capital. This is because the anti-government protests are expected to resume in the coming days.
The Protestants, led by Suthep Thaugsuban, aim is to overthrow the government. Earlier this week, riot police used water cannons, tear gas and to some extent even rubber bullets against stone-throwing demonstrators.

Important! The demonstrations are restricted to very limited areas in Bangkok. As a tourist, the risk of "ending up in the middle of" the turmoil is extremely slim at the moment, unless you're looking for it deliberately. Newsstop

dateiconDecember 5, 2013

Thailand's King turns 86 Today!

BANGKOK - Today it's the King of Thailand's 86th birthday! He has been the monarch for 67.5 years, which in itself is a world record. congratulates him and wish he has a great birthday! We also hope that all the fathers in Thailand will have a nice Father's Day! Newsstop

Thailändska kungen med sin fru Sirikit och Elvis Presley

dateiconDecember 4, 2013

Calmer in Bangkok Today

BANGKOK - Today it's calmer in the capital. Tomorrow it is the King's eighty-sixth birthday, so the people have been cleaning up debris from the streets.

Suthep today said:

"The people's total victory has not yet been realized because the Yingluck government still illegally holding on to power". Newsstop

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dateiconDecember 3, 2013

Breaking News

Current Situation in Bangkok

BANGKOK - Suthep Thaugsuban is the 64-year-old former deputy prime minister who is considered to be the leader of the protest movement against the current Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her government. Today Suthep said that the fight goes on, even though the police removed the barricades around government buildings, in a measure designed to calm down the demonstrators.

Suthep believes that today's success could only be considered as a half victory since Yingluck and her government still is in power. Suthep and his followers believe that this government is acting only as puppets of Thaksin Shinawatra, who has been in exile for many years.

In two days, it is the Thai King's eighty-sixth birthday and protesters are expected to stay relatively calm for at least two days, to honor the King. Newsstop

Suthep dressed in a uniform
SUTHEP THAUGSUBAN - Photo by: Thai Government

Back after a Month

KOH SAMUI - After a month break, it is time to resume writing this news blog. Thank you everyone who have expressed that you miss the updates! Newsstop

dateiconNovember 1, 2013

Sex Crimes Against a 11-year-old

PATTAYA - An Australian 50-year-old citizen has been arrested in Pattaya, suspected of having sexually assaulted his 11-year-old stepdaughter. The abuse occurred on at least four separate occasions.

The man is also believed to have threatened the girl not to report the abuse to anyone, but in the end she confided a neighbor and the police were contacted.

According to the police, it is not the first time that the man is suspected of sex crimes against minors. Newsstop

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A Few Words about me

My name is Jens and I was born in the early seventies in Södertälje, Sweden. I traveled for the first time to Thailand in 1989-1990 and already then started to have strong (positive) feelings for the country and it's people. During subsequent trips, it was mainly beach-life and Muay Thai training on the agenda but as time has gone by a strong interest regarding Thailand's history, community and culture has emerged within me. In early 2004, I moved here permanently.

My wife Rawadee is indirectly involved in the writing and contributes with knowledge, facts and inspiration. We try to alternate daily news from the country with our own reflections. The news and blog are illustrated with some photos, both my own and others. I hope you'll find the reading somewhat useful and I am of course open to your comments, suggestions and criticisms.

We are full-time geeks. Jens is working with web development, search engine optimization, graphic design and photography. Rawadee had a computer shop before, but is now also working with web development.

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