‘Pay or go to jail’

‘Pay or go to jail’

Singaporean man who was with a Taiwanese actress in an alleged police shakedown says he was told to pay a bribe or spend two nights in jail for having vaping devices he bought in Bangkok.

1 Feb 2023 10

Justice served

The Supreme Court upholds the death sentence for three men convicted of the murder of a waitress slain in 2016 for having an affair with a woman singer desired by a police colonel.

1 Feb 2023 6
Justice served

Vape gouge

A Pattaya police sergeant transferred pending investigation for allegedly demanding 60,000 baht from a foreign tourist for possession of an e-cigarette.

1 Feb 2023 98
Vape gouge

No prosecution

Tourists extorted by police are safe from prosecution even though they paid a bribe, including holidaying Taiwanese actress Charlene An, a senior police officer says.

1 Feb 2023 24
No prosecution

The lowdown on the high-end scheme

The Thailand Elite Card seems to generate more controversy than income for the country.

1 Feb 2023 54
The lowdown on the high-end scheme

Under-fire 'lotto chief' closes site

The CEO of the Kong Salak Plus lottery platform turned himself in after being accused of money laundering and providing an online gambling service.

1 Feb 2023 7
Under-fire 'lotto chief' closes site

Prawit credits govt for water management

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said the government deserves credit for water resources management after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha laid claim to it.

1 Feb 2023 12
Prawit credits govt for water management

editor’s pick
No longer the bridesmaid

No longer the bridesmaid

An exhibition of floral arrangements at 'Imaginative Cloud' seeks to inspire creativity and sustainability.

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  • EXCHANGE RATE
  • WEATHER
  • SET
  • GOLD PRICE

EXCHANGE RATE

Currency/Baht
Buy (Baht)
Sell (Baht)
EUR
35.3474
36.0891
GBP
40.0959
40.9322
HDK
4.1575
4.2360
Currency/Baht
Buy (Baht)
Sell (Baht)
JPY
24.9525
25.6683
USD
32.7375
33.0653
CNY
4.8093
4.9441
Source: Bank of thailand (2 Feb 2023)
  • Bangkok Rainy
    22° /32°
  • Phuket Cloudy
    25° /34°
  • Surat Thani Rainy
    22° /33°
  • Pattaya Rainy
    24° /34°
  • Chiang Mai Rainy
    17° /30°
  • Kanchanaburi Rainy
    19° /34°
SET
1,685.75
+14.29
SET50
1,002.39
+9.44
SET100
2,261.74
+21.56
sSET
1,116.90
+7.21
SETCLMV
1,016.69
+8.94
SETHD
1,208.67
+11.15
SETTHSI
1,068.06
+10.16
Source: settrade.com (2 Feb 2023)
Type
Baht/Litre
GASOHOL 91
43.76
GASOHOL 95
34.04
GASOHOL E20
35.95
Type
Baht/Litre
GASOHOL E85
DIESEL
34.94
NGV
35.68
Source : PTT (2 Feb 2023)
BUY ฿
SELL ฿
BAR (1 BAHT WEIGHT, 96.5%)
29,850.00
29,950.00
ORNAMENT (1 BAHT WEIGHT, 96.5%)
29,319.44
30,450.00
Source: GoldTraders (1 Feb 2023)

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At last, it's time to say goodbye to 2022 and those living in Bangkok are blessed with many choices of venue to spend the remaining hours having fun before counting down to 2023 together.

30 Dec 2022 5