Saturday, September 28, 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

(Pic: Anti-Corruption Commission police thoroughly
vet guests to Dr. Ellis's estate) -
More strange happenings are occurring around the home of British scientist Dr. Wyn Ellis who is under an Anti-Corruption Commission witness protection programme. 

Following a bombarbment of death threats he has now been getting demands for money to reveal the mastermind. Well you have to hand it to local opportunistic business practices.

I am not sure that this Witness Protection Programme however is all its cracked up to be.

On 27 August Dr Ellis noticed a white Honda Accord crawling towards his front gate. The car came to a stop briefly right in front of the gate, but no one alighted to ring the bell. After a few minutes, the car did a U-turn and retraced its steps, crawling past the house, back towards the guardhouse.

On checking with the guard, it turned out that the driver had correctly given Dr Ellis’ house number, and driven directly there.

Now here’s the sting. The car had false registration plates but the driver actually handed in his real ID card to the guard on the gate.  Yes, this is quite fantastically unbelieveable. And he turned out to be a senior military officer!
I'd go for the centre disguise and not hand in my ID

Now I know from days with the ‘Queens Own Highlanders’ and  the old Part II Orders that the importance of shape, shine, shadow, surface, silhouette and movement, are vital in concealing yourself from your enemies.  I also know that in the book that it does not state that if you want your identity to remain a secret you do not hand over your passport, business card, or anything that can identify you...but did it need to?

The driver’s ID card belonged to a senior Army medical doctor attached to the Supreme Command, with responsibility for ‘security’.

Dr Ellis asked, “What was this well-known Army officer – and we know his name- doing loitering around my front gate, peering into my garden? I’d never heard of this person and although I certainly have no business with him, he obviously had some business with me. 

"He knew my address, my house number, yet he didn’t even get out of his car to ring the bell.  If he really has something to discuss, I would encourage him to come forward and talk. But in light of recent events, you just put two and two together.”

Dr Ellis has been having problems after winning a long series of libel cases brought against him by Thailand’s Director of the National Innovation Agency, Supachai Lorlowhakarn.  Supachai had his PhD stripped and was found guilty of forgery, after copying Dr. Ellis’ work for his own degree.

Dr. Ellis
The actions have been expensive and Dr. Ellis wants Supachai brought to account as he still remains director of the NIA.  Plus ca change.

He added: “Whilst I have no evidence of Supachai’s involvement in the crude and not very innovative tactics over the past months, whoever is behind them has only succeeded in strengthening my determination to see Supachai brought to account in the courts, by the Ombudsman, the Budget Bureau and the National Anti-Corruption Commission. NIA hasn’t had a functioning full Board for a year or more, and I expect the Ministry of Science will continue to protect him at any cost.”

The British Embassy has expressed concerns to the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs over Dr. Ellis' safety.


  1. "I also know that in the book that it does not state that if you want your identity to remain a secret you do not hand over your passport, business card, or anything that can identify you...but did it need to?"

    Not in the UK but in Thailand it should be in the "Book" for obvious reasons...

    As Tesco says "every little helps".

    Appears to be a scare tactic and the guard appears about a much use a chocolate teacup, saying that the so called "Senior Military Officer" should be questioned as to exactly why he was skulking around at night, maybe he was simply pissed and was lost.

    Under certain circumstances here a Farang can obtain a firearms licence, I suggest Dr. Ellis does so, acquires an AK 47 or a similar useful piece of equipment and makes sure his gates are wide open at night.

    He has to give the obligatory warning to any intruder / s visiting his house at night as follows..."Welcome, Welcome, Welcome" what follows is simple! .

  2. This is the Thai bad behavior story of the decade and is a subject worthy of international exposure. Makes me wonder if the PR machinery plants the sensationalist Rhianna type stories that will actually lure more tourists.

    Thailand: Look Before You Leap would be my advice to any prospective visitor or investor, the playing field is a mud pit of this type of ineptness, corruption and extreme face saving tactics.

  3. Unfortunately this is a battle that may not be winnable . People this connected will do anything to save face and claim some small victory no matter how shallow it is. I remember the case of the Aussie bought into investigate the financial shenanigans at the sugar mill in Nakhon Sawan. He was knocked and nobody but a few scapegoats got jailed for the murder. The real masterminds walked even though there seemed a mountain of evidence against them. Thailand is ruled by a predator class of bandits who will do anything to protect their monopolies and corrupt empires. The list of dead whistle-blowers and agitators is long and people convicted of their murders are few. Feudal China never finished, it just moved to places like Thailand.