Here is a look at the top NATIONAL Thailand stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from the last week, Monday, August 7th, 2023, to Sunday, August 13th, 2023.
They are not in any particular level of importance but are listed in the order of date of publication.
- The forensic team has confirmed that the body parts found at a landfill on Thailand’s southern tourist island of Pha Ngan, Surat Thani, belong to a Colombian man believed to have been murdered by his Spanish lover.
The results of the DNA analysis showed that the body parts belonged to Mr. Edwin Miguel Arrieta Arteaga, a 44-year-old Columbian gender reassignment surgeon.
He told the international press about his visit to Thailand “My dream has come true”.
The 43-year-old Iraqi man entered Thailand in May 2008 with a NON-B visa. His visa had expired in August 2008. He was now on a 5,468 day overstay.
The Pattaya News and TPN media say long live the Queen Mother, happy birthday, and Happy Mother’s Day.
5. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has revealed that the trend of Chinese tourist arrivals to the country is experiencing consistent growth following a reduction in the visa application process.
TAT is developing a Visa Pre-Screening System (VPSS) to expedite visa processing for Chinese tour groups. The VPSS will aim to reduce the visa processing time even further to only 3-5 days