Alcohol Sales Allowed on Thai Religious Holidays at Major Airports to Boost Tourism

Suvarnabhumi Airport Passenger Validation System (PVS).
Suvarnabhumi Airport Passenger Validation System (PVS). Photo: TAT Newsroom - tatnews.org.

On July 4th, 2024, Deputy Prime Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit chaired the National Alcohol Beverage Policy Committee meeting to discuss new packaging and warning label regulations [Read More…]

Man Arrested in Bangkok After Embezzling 41 Million Baht from Buddhism Foundation

Mercedes-Benz S-350 police car in Bangkok
Mercedes-Benz S-350 police car in Bangkok. Photo: Foxxygrandpa.

A man was arrested in Bangkok after he admitted to having embezzled 41 million baht from a Buddhism foundation. Five Overstaying Pakistani Nationals Arrested Illegally [Read More…]

Move Foward floats lifting booze ban on Buddhist holidays

In Vesak day or Buddhist days, there is a ceremony called in Thai "Wien Tien" which Buddhist will hold their candle lights and walk around the temple or other Buddhist places 3 rounds praying and make a wish.
In Thailand, where Vesak Day is known as Visakha Buja Day, Buddhists usually make merit by going to temples. Photo: Leelaryonkul.

Key figures in the election-winning Move Forward Party (MFP) have voiced their opposition to the government’s ban on alcohol sales on important Buddhism-related holidays, saying [Read More…]

Religious activities nationwide to pray for Princess Bajrakitiyabha’s recovery

Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok
King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok. Photo: BunBn. CC BY-SA 4.0.

Religious activities and prayer sessions are being held in temples across Thailand in a spontaneous outpouring of love and good wishes for HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha [Read More…]