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April 2009

Irishman Death Sentence For Drugs Trafficking In Thailand

From Andrew Drummond, Bangkok,Pictures: Andrew Chant PicturesApril 28 2008Link to Belfast Telegraph story An Irishman faces a death sentence in Thailand after being arrested today dealing in a cocktail of drugs in a beach resort.Thomas McAuley, 48, was caught in a sting operation in the Thai resort of Pattaya, 100 miles east of Bangkok.  Thai […]

Of An Embassy And Brits In The Sh*T Part 11 – The Sequel

This is a blog onlySometimes one has to really admire the Thai way of doing things.  What went on down in Phuket this week was quite superb by Thai standards and my hat comes off for Amuporn Siripong one of the prosecutors in the local court.I am talking about the case of Simon Burrowes. He […]

Stranded Briton Who Insulted Immigration Police Fined £10

Londoner falsely arrested in Thailand on passport charge allowed to go home.‘We feel sorry for you,’ says prosecutorFrom Andrew Drummond, Bangkok, April 27 2009A London martial arts expert, who was wrongly arrested on a false passport charge, and then jailed after Embassy officials failed to confirm his passport was real, was today told he was […]

Thaksin's 'Red Army' Capitulates In Thailand

A leader of the red-shirted army of embittered Thai ex-Premier Thaksin Shinawatra today announced an end to the protest which brought holiday chaos to the Thai capital. With the red-shirted army in complete disarray in Bangkok today and cornered around government house, Veera Musikapong, one of its five leaders announced: ‘The protest is over’. He […]

Fails To Take Back Power In Thailand. Brits Trapped In Riots

From Andrew Drummond, Bangkok Link to Daily Express  Link to The TimesLink to Herald  Link to Daily RecordOusted Thai PM fails to to seize back power. Britons trapped in Bangkok riotsApril 13 2009Pictures: Andrew ChantA last ditch attempt by ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to seize back power in Thailand seemed doomed tonight as tens of thousands […]

Baron Of Ballsbridge Soaks Up The Sun

Irish Mail on Sunday From Andrew Drummond, Hua Hin, Gulf of ThailandPictures: Andrew ChantWHEN the chips are down and all seems lost, there’s nothing better to do  than seek solace in the tropical sun, sip a cocktail of tropical fruits  and be pampered with a massage of coconut oil.While last week’s Budget will see much of the […]

Sailing Friends To Hold Service For Brit Murdered

Sailing friends and the family of yachtsman Malcolm Robertson will on Thursday hold a memorial service on the Malaysian island of Langkawi  after his body was found off Thailand late on Monday. Mrs.  Linda Robertson, 57, said she hoped that the Thai authorities would press a murder charge.  Speaking in Satun, South Thailand , where […]