HOW NOT TO REMAIN INCOGNITO
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vet guests to Dr. Ellis's estate) -
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.
The actions have been expensive and Dr. Ellis wants Supachai brought to account as he still remains director of the NIA. Plus ca change.
The British Embassy has expressed concerns to the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs over Dr. Ellis' safety.