July 2011

Feckless Briton deported from Thailand

From ANDREW DRUMMOND, BangkokJuly 29 2011Sunday Mirror (a very odd edit)A British computer engineer, who was left to languish in a Thai jail, naked, emaciated, chained to the bars and close to death after suffering a mental breakdown, was deported to Britain early today (SAT).Richard Hewitt, 49, had been arrested wandering incoherently in the Thai […]

Britain Asks Thai Authorities To DNA Test Professor in Kirsty JonesMurder Enquiry

From ANDREW DRUMMONDBangkok, July 23 2011 Daily Mail Sunday Express BBC Wales   British police have asked the Department of Special Investigations to DNA test a Thai University professor to rule him out of an investigation into who killed and raped a young Welsh university graduate in Chiang Mai. Officers of Dyfed-Powys Police in Mid-Wales, […]

Get Thai Wife To Watch Her Husband Being Beheaded Said News Of The World

‘MAKE THAI WIFE WATCH THE VIDEO OF HER HUSBAND’S BEHEADING!’ ORDERs NoW Exec NEWS OF THE WORLD EMPLOYS GANGLAND BOSS TO SET UP CORONATION STAR WITH COCAINE These are two headlines I guess I could have got round to writing in relation to the News of the World’s activities which I have encountered in South East Asia. There […]

Caught on Camera – But Who Gets Rich Out Of This Deal UPDATED

From Andrew DrummondBangkok, July 4 2011 More than ten years have passed and the sound and picture are fuzzy. But a video is now doing the rounds which a judge refused allowance to be shown in a Thai court. The video records the very odd arrest of a Briton on a drugs charge in Pattaya, Thailand. Lawyers for Kevin Quill, who […]

Cracking A Nut With A Sledgehammer in Vietnam

From Andrew Drummond,Bangkok July 3 2011A British businessman will learn this week if he is to go to jail  in Vietnam at the behest of Irish billionaire millionaire Patrick McKillen – the owner of showcase property worldwide. Peter Laking, 60, from Midhurst, Sussex, will be flown from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi on Wednesday to hear […]

So Sad But So Lucky Too Is A Woman Who Months Ago Seemed Destined For Death Row

From  Andrew DrummondJuly 2nd 2010 It went almost unnoticed but the decision last Sunday by a judge in the predominantly islamic state Terengganu state of Malaysia to sentence Shivaun Orton to just 14 months in jail has delighted not only her family and friends but also the top executive of a major US oil company.Shivaun Orton was […]

Ronald Macdonald Admits He Did It As Thailand Becomes Parental Kidnap Hub

Not so many foreigners know this but recently in the Thai vernacular press and on television there were headline stories about how some American had kidnapped a child from outside a school in Bangkok and had used ‘criminal type’ figures to help him.The child’s mother and her new lover, a tuk-tuk driver, said that they were […]