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January 2009

Gangland Britain In Thailand – Hua Hin

Link to Sheffield Star story based on copy supplied by this author: Man on the run in shootingFrom  Andrew Drummond, BangkokJanuary 29 2009 The wife of a Briton wanted in Sheffield for drugs dealing has been arrested in Thailand for ordering a ‘hit’ on one of her husband’s clients in Thailand. And police have also […]

Police Arrest Hill Tribe Man For Murder Of British Composer

Links to othe versions of this story by same authorEvening News Edinburgh -Tribe member arrested after killing of Lothian teacherDaily Record – Thai tribesman re-enacts murderFrom Andrew Drummond, BangkokPolice in Thailand today arrested a member of the Akha hill tribe for the murder of British composer and music teacher David Crisp, who was found brutally […]

British Pensioner78,Sentenced To 14 Yrs For Abusing Children

‘I will die in Thai jail’ says man known to children as ‘The Ghost’ Other versions of this story by the same authorLink to Daily Mail ‘Former Catholic lay preacher, 78, jailed in Thailand for raping under-aged girlsThe SUN – Sick Brit jailed for child rapeFrom Andrew Drummond, Bangkok A British pensioner known to street children as […]

British Piano Teacher Murdered Killer Carried Out Hill Tribe

 Other versions of this story by same authorLink to Daily Telegraph – Briton murdered in tribal ritual in ThailandLink to Daily Mail – British Music Teacher murdered by killer who used hilltribe ritual to escapeLink to The SUN – British music teacherLink to Guardian – British teacher murdered in ThailandLink to Evening Standard – Expat […]

Survivors Of British Force 136 Found In Burmese Jungle

From Andrew Drummond,Bangkok, January 17 2009A relief group operating clandestinely in Burma have discovered the whereabouts of what are believed to be the last two survivors of the British led Force 136 which fought behind Japanese lines in the Second World War.A patrol of the Free Burma Rangers found one of the men within a […]

The BBC And The Gulf Of Tonkin

This is a blog only Is Burma softening its stance? The BBC is currently posing this question on its website in a fairly lengthy piece by my Bangkok colleague Alistair Leathead.The article quotes Derek Tonkin, former British Ambassador to Bangkok  turned Burma watcher as saying: ‘Given the impasse of the last 20 years, what has […]

Nightclub Inferno – Club Owners Had Licence To Sell Noodles

The owners of an upmarket nightclub in Bangkok where scores of people died in a horrific New Year party blaze did not have the correct permits to operate but were allowed to open for business anyway by Thai police, it was claimed today. Deputy Police Commissioner General Jongrak Juthanon of the Royal Thai Police claimed […]

Saved By The Hand Of An Angel – Bangkok Nightclub Fire

A British survivor of the New Year fire horror in a Bangkok club told tonight how he was saved from death by the hand of an angel. Alex Wargacki, 29, told how he collapsed and fell unconscious, as fire raged threw the Santika nightclub in Bangkok, taking the lives of 60 people, and injuring over […]

Nightclub Inferno – Club Owners Had Licence To Sell Noodles

The owners of an upmarket nightclub in Bangkok where scores of people died in a horrific New Year party blaze did not have the correct permits to operate but were allowed to open for business anyway by Thai police, it was claimed today.Deputy Police Commissioner General Jongrak Juthanon of the Royal Thai Police claimed the […]