February 2008

Thaksin Returns To A Hero's Welcome -The Times

February 28, 2008Thai ex-premier arrives home to hero’s welcomeAndrew Drummond and Richard Lloyd Parry, in Bangkok      Thaksin Shinawatra, the deposed former Thai Prime Minister, was greeted with a hero’s welcome in the capital Bangkok today as he returned home to face corruption allegations.The Manchester City football club owner, who was ousted in a military coup in […]

Why Won't The Foreign Office Help?

British man facing jail over his ‘adultery’ with a Filipino woman asks: ‘Why won’t the Foreign Office help us?’By ANDREW DRUMMOND –Manila Last updated at 00:23am on 24th February 2008 When David Scott fell in love with a beautiful Filipino woman, he embraced the opportunity to escape his humdrum existence as a machine operator in Swindon and […]

Fair' Probe Into Canadian's Death – The Nation

Fair Probe into Canadian’s Death The government has promised a transparent investigation into the fatal shooting of Canadian Leo del Pinto after a probe by the National Human Rights Commission revealed key differences from the police investigation. The NHRC publish a report at the weekend on its inquiry into the shooting of del Pinto and […]

Pai Murder- The Human Rights

From The TimesMay 25, 2006Aristocrats’ black sheep jailed for Thai murderBy Hellen Nugent in London and Andrew Drummond in PhuketTHE parents of a British teacher murdered in Thailand by her boyfriend said yesterday that their daughter’s life had been cut short by a pathological liar who charmed his way into her affections.Paul Chetwynd-Talbot with Debra […]

Del Pinto's Death Need Independent Probe Say Thai Commission

Last Updated: Friday, February 15, 2008 | 9:46 AM MTCBC NewsThailand’s human rights commission has publish a report suggesting Thai police botched their investigation into a Calgary man’s shooting death last month.Leo Del Pinto, 24, (below) was shot and killed after an altercation with an off-duty Thai police officer in the northern town of Pai […]

From The Family Of Leo Del Pinto – Gunned Down By Police

We have been following the articles and news updates written by Andrew Drummond, along with reader comments through Letters to the Editor and various Thai blogs.  Some people are calling Andrew Drummond a ‘sensationalist’, which could not be further from the truth.  The true sensationalists are the ones who are claiming there are no safety […]

Pai Shootings. Victim Relocated After She Loses All

The National Human Rights Committee and DSI officials have relocated Canadian Carly Reisig, who was shot by a policeman in Pai last month after all her belongings were stolen, apparently when she was in hospital.National Human Rights Commissioner Surasee Kosolnavin said he believed neither Reisig, from Chilliwack, B.C. or her boyfriend Rattaporn Varavadee, 36,  ‘Fune’ […]

Shooting Death – Police Fabricated Tale – Dr.Pornthip

SHOOTING DEATHPolice tale fabricated: PornthipNHRC wants DSI to take over Pai inquiry publish on February 9, 2008Top forensic doctor Pornthip Rojanasunan has rejected the police account of the shooting of two Canadians, one of whom was killed, in the northern town of Pai last month.Pornthip has been studying post mortems carried out both in Calgary, […]

Canadian Woman Tells Court Of Fatal Shooting In Pai

Damning new evidence has emerged in the case of two Canadians shot by a policeman in the northern town of Pai last month after two eye-witnesses to the drama sought protection from the National Human Rights Commission.The witnesses, (pictured with Human Rights Commissioner Surasee Kosolnavin and DSI Colonel Piyawate Kingkate) a young man and woman […]