July 2008

The Lord Works In Mysterious Ways

Of an Embassy and Brits in the sh*t  111- A never ending storyLink to Bangkok Post ‘Investigation’This is a blog only and comes with a cash saving tip for holders of expensive British passports.Warning: But it’s probably an offence to alter your British passport. Pixtures: Andrew Chant & Foreign Prisoner Support Service No sooner had I closed […]

Qantas Chief Rules Out Corrosion On 747 – Mail On Sunday

Airline officials from Quantas were last night hoping that an investigation into Friday’s incident over the South China Sea would prove that the ‘World’s Safest airline’ was not flying ‘rust buckets’.Here at Ninoy Aquino International airport the Quantas station chief Ernie Gray accompanied four members of Australia’s Air Transport Safety Bureau as they examined the […]

Canadians Protest 'Murder' By Thai Police – July 19 08

From Andrew Drummond, Bangkok, Saturday July 19 2008The family and friends of a young backpacker who was gunned down by a policeman in Thailand have begun a nationwide poster campaign in Canada to demand the killer be brought to court.Leading the ‘search for justice’ is Ernest Del Pinto, from Calgary, Alberta, whose 25-yr-old son was […]

How Britons Swept Away During Dive Survived Their Terrifying Ordeal

Link to Andrew Drummond at SKYLink to AD at Daily ExpressLink to Evening StandardFrom Andrew DrummondVientiane, Laos, May 5th 2009The Communist Laos government  postponed the trial of Briton Samantha Orobator late today after denying access to a Human Rights lawyer sent to prepare her defence.But a British Consular official Paul Lawrence, from the British Embassy […]

Lord Of War Unphased In Bangkok As US Seeks Extradition Times

 Timesonline: Lord of War Arms Dealer faces extradition to US.From Andrew Drummond, BangkokFriday March 7 2008Unphased Victor Grout sits between wide-eyed Thai police: Picture:- Andrew ChantHe sat there in the same orange sweatshirt and khaki pants he had been wearing at the time of his arrest on the 27th floor of the Sofitel in central […]