Thailand’s Public transport issues to be solved in 2 months – Hooray!

Just saw this on Thai Visa, courtesy of the National News Bureau of Thailand. Almost fell on the floor laughing: BANGKOK, 16 July 2013 (NNT) – The Ministry of Transport is expected to improve the entire public transport system within two months as several issues, such as passengers being rejected by taxi drivers and illegal […]

Injured man dies after cop tells ambulance to move

Just saw this in the Nation: A screen grab from a video clip that went viral on Facebook shows a traffic policeman apparently ordering medics to clear away as they try to revive an accident victim. BANGKOK: — A man seriously injured in a motorcycle accident yesterday died shortly after medics attending to him were […]

Bangkok Crackdown on traffic offenders

From the Nation: BANGKOK: — Deputy chief of the Metropolitan Police Worasak Noppasitthiporn Tuesday instructed traffic police in each precinct to set up checkpoints and issue 100 tickets a day to motorists who break five common traffic offenses. These are driving against the traffic flow, driving on footpaths, double-parking, cutting in front of other vehicles […]

Air Pollution in Bangkok

Saw this in The Nation today and it made me laugh: First-car policy 'putting people's health at risk' More than 381,184 Bangkok commuters are suffering from respiratory diseases caused by air pollution that has been associated with traffic jams, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration revealed yesterday. "The volume of cars in the capital has increased the […]

Treatment for Botched Penis Enlargements in Bangkok

In the ridiculous department comes this story from The Nation, about how guys can now get treatment when their penis enlargements go bad. Guys, be happy with what you've got! Or the consequences can be terrible: Treatment for botched enlargements The Nation BANGKOK: — Police General Hospital has set up a special team to treat […]

Problems With Crime Persist in Phuket

A friend of mine talked me into going to Phuket with him recently. I've had better vacations. First of all, everything has gotten ungodly expensive there. Second, the place has gotten even more trashy then Pattaya ever was. It seems that every time I turn around I hear another story of violent crime coming out […]

The Police In Thailand

A post about the police in Bangkok.

Every Day the Santika Tragedy seems to get worse

It seems like every time I pick up the Bangkok Post there is a new twist to the Santika tragedy. And it keeps getting worse. Here’s the latest from today’s Post: The Justice Ministry is seeking to take over the investigation into the Santika pub fire on New Year’s Day after claiming the police investigation […]

Another Side to Bangkok’s Santika Tragedy

I rarely post twice in a day, but shortly after my last post I saw an item in the same Bangkok Post which I found very interesting and would like to share with you. It’s a piece written by a westerner who witnessed the Santika tragedy first hand: Setting the record straight about a horrific […]

Corruption in Bangkok? You’re kidding…

A lot has been written since the horrible fire that killed 64 people (and counting) and injured countless others at the Santika nightclub just as 2009 started. Here is the latest from the Bangkok Post: Fire inquiry looks into possibility of bribes The Justice Ministry is investigating whether local police were bribed to allow the […]