January 2008

Either Bullet Would Have Killed Canadian Backpacker

From The TimesJune 4, 2004Jungle tribes losing war against loggersFrom Andrew Drummond in Upper Baram, SarawakIn former days the people here would have taken heads with machetes in retaliation for what has happened to their land and livelihood.But at a dayak longhouse 160 miles up the Baram River in Sarawak, Borneo, a headhunter’s descendant in […]

Facts Used To Malign Canadian Victim – Letter To The Nation

LETTERS TO THE EDITORLast week The Nation newspaper publish an account by myself in the aftermath of the shooting of two young Canadians in Chiang Mai. This article included some of the history of Carly Reisig during her stay in Mae Hong Son’s Pai district. This included the facts that she had hit a policeman […]

Canadians Seek Safe Passage For Thai Witness Of Pai Shooting

From The TimesMay 11, 2004Powerful man of eastern promisesA look at the man behind the bid to buy into LiverpoolFrom Andrew Drummond in BangkokTHE rise to power of Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand’s Prime Minister, three years ago was secured by projecting himself as a patriotic, iron-fisted, man of the people.His promises to slash rural poverty, set […]

And Now For Something Completely Different -Spawn To Be Wild

From The Sun and the Daily Star, January 11 2008  Pictures by Reuters and Andrew Chant Of course as this frog is in a Catatonic state the video is not quite so good!Hopper on a chopper! Spawn to be wild, Going down the old frog and toad!  Rev it! Rev it! – a good day for […]

Canadian Backpacker Admits She Had Hit Thai Policeman

 Villagers contradict Canadian girl’s story – CBCPai Shooting Analysis – The NationCanadian Carly Reisig, who witnessed her best friend being shot to death by a Thai policeman before being shot herself, last night defended herself from reports that she had been a ‘troublemaker’ in the murder village.But she admitted that she had been involved in […]

Canadian Survivor Describes How 'Best Friend' Was Executed

Nation: Cop executed my best friend Canadian recounts Thai shooting that killed friend – Toronto StarIn a carbon copy murder similar to the police execution of two British backpackers in Thailand four years ago – a young Canadian tourist told yesterday how a Thai policeman executed her best friend. Twenty-four-year-old Carly Reisig, from British Columbia, […]

Weakest Link' Child Sex Offender Arrested In Bangkok

 *SUN story here A British registered sex-offender who used a false University degree obtained in the Khao San Road to get a job in a temple school in suburban Bangkok was being held at the Immigration Detention Centre last night. Alan Thomas Smith, 54, from Accrington, Lancashire, was seized after leaving the Nong Yai temple […]