March 2009

I Killed Farang With A Hammer,Please Tell Her I'm Sorry

‘I killed the farang with a hammer. Please tell the lady I’m so sorry’: Burmese pirate confesses to murder of Briton on sailing tripBy Andrew Drummond and Andrew Chant   (link to Mail on Sunday) :  Pictures: Andrew Chant/Linda Robertson29th March 2009A teenager arrested after the murder of British yachtsman Malcolm Robertson has confessed to the […]

Blood All Over Boat,Murder Weapons,But Thais Not Prosecute

Thailand will not prosecute for murder pirate victim is toldLink to Daily Mail Link to Daily Telegraph  Link to The Sun Link to The Independent Link to Evening StandardFrom Andrew Drummond and Andrew Chant in Satun, March 27 2009Grandmother Linda Robertson reacted in disbelief today after Thai prosecutors officially told her that the Burmese ‘pirates’ who beat her […]

Search For Body Of British Yachtsman Stepped Up As Mourn

Search for body of British yachtsman stepped up off South Thailand as family mournLink to Evening Standard Link to Sun Link to Daily Mail Link to Daily TelegraphFrom Andrew Drummond, Satun, ThailandA massive air and sea research was stepped up today off south Thailand to find the body of Briton Malcolm Robertson, whose yacht was attacked by ‘amateur […]

Grandmother Escape From Pirate As She Stood In Husband Blood

By same authorLink to Evening Standard    Link to Daily ExpressLink to Daily Telegraph      Link to Daily MirrorLink to The TimesLink to Daily MailLink to the SunLink to Andrew Drummond at Sky NewsLink to Independent Link to Guardian story (though lifted from Evening Standard)Grandmother tells of her dramatic escape from pirates as she stood in the blood […]

British Skipper Murdered As Pirates Storm Yacht Off Thailand

British skipper ‘murdered’ as pirates storm yacht off ThailandFrom Andrew DrummondLink to GuardianLink to Daily MailLink to The SunBangkokA British yachtsman was reported today to have been beaten and thrown into the sea when pirates boarded his yacht Mr.Bean off the coast of southern Thailand.Malcolm Robertson was allegedly beaten with a hammer before his body […]

Falsely arrested Brit who was 'beaten and jailed'

Link to Nation newspaper. This news copy oddly appared on Letters Page From Andrew Drummond, BangkokA British tourist who was falsely arrested in Thailand on a fake passport charge, beaten, then jailed for three weeks, said today that he would be happy to apologise to the Thai authorities, for ‘airport rage’. Simon Burrowes (right), 44, […]

Thailand Blacklist British Child Abusers And Sends Them Home

Link to ObserverFrom Andrew Drummond, Bangkok, March 14 2009Thai Immigration officers said they would deport (Sunday) two blacklisted convicted child sex abusers who were caught in Thailand after following the trail of Gary Glitter.Thomas Hadley, 58, from Petersfield, Hants, and Peter Nielson, 66,  from Sheffield will be escorted on a flight from Bangkok after being […]

Brit Claims He Was Jailed Because Embassy Don't Like Fridays

From Andrew Drummond, BangkokLink to Evening Standard storyLink to Guardian storyLink to Sydney Morning Herald storyLink to Daily Mail storyLink to PhuketwanA London martial arts expert on holiday in Thailand to study Thai kicking boxing claims he was beaten, shackled and imprisoned after a British Embassy official told local immigration police that they could not […]