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August 2010

Thai Govt Awards Tax Breaks To U.S. Porn King

FROM ANDREW DRUMMOND, BANGKOK, AUGUST 30 2010 An American internet porn king who brought to the world such websites as ‘ThaiSluts’ and  has won approval from the Thai government to get tax concessions for his  new internet business in Pattaya. After first having his business blessed by Buddhist monks and opened by the Mayor of […]

Belfast Man Gets Life For Drugs Dealing In Thailand

A Belfast man was yesterday sentenced to life imprisonment for drugs dealing in Thailand despite protests from his family that he had been framed. Tommy McAuley, from Belfast’s Shankhill Road, but an Irish passport holder, failed to convince judges at Pattaya Criminal Court that he was innocent. Tommy McAuley after his arrested Tommy McAuley after […]

Don't Bite Your Tongue' Jude Law Is Told In Laos

From ANDREW DRUMMONDin Luang Prabang, Northern LaosAugust 20 2010 Luang Prabang Hollywood star Jude Law and his lover Sienna Williams posed as backpackers in remote communist Northern Laos and pledged their love for each other in a ceremony conducted here by a village shaman.In a picture-book journey which ended north of Luang Prabang, the ancient […]

In The Nick Of The Politics Of Prosecuting Sex Abuse Update

Blog/The opinions here are those of the author. He had the ticket and had booked his seat but just 24 hours before David Fletcher was due to be deported from Thailand – as a persona non grata having served a jail sentence in the UK for sexually abusing a minor – his trip to Blighty was […]

British Pensioner Clubbed To Death In Thai Wife Killing

From ANDREW DRUMMONDBangkok, August 11 2010 This is the last known picture of retired business man Raymond Hind smiling happily as his Thai wife in a swirly shirt and 99% pure gold pendant cheekily makes a ‘V’ sign behind his head. Months later Hind, 68, from Cheshunt, Herts, who was terminally ill with throat cancer […]

Rape And Murder In Chiang Mai – Ten Years On

Bangkok, Murder in Chiang Mai – Andrew Drummond Times 2 Cover story The death of a backpacker Tomorrow will be the 10th anniversary of the murder and rape of backpacker Kirsty Jones, aged 23, in the Aree Guesthouse in Chiang Mai. Even though Thai police, together with the help of Dyfed Powys Police, have the […]

Rape And Murder In Chiang Mai – Ten Years On

August 9 2010ANDREW DRUMMOND, Bangkok,Tomorrow will be the 10th anniversary of the murder and rape of backpacker Kirsty Jones, aged 23, in the Aree Guesthouse in Chiang Mai. Even though Thai police, together with the help of Dyfed Powys Police, have the full DNA profile of her killer no progress was made in finding her killer, […]

GANGLAND BRITAIN IN THAILAND (Contd) – Dinkie’s Enforcer

 ANDREW DRUMMOND HUA HIN, AUGUST 07 2010 (Updated Sept 05 2010) Gunshots in the night, a man screaming in pain floundering in a swimming pool, an armed police raid, murder threats, and some tasty and violent characters from the British crime scene.  These are episodes from the continuing soap opera at a housing project for foreigners in […]