SYRIAN COMMANDO GOES ON TRIAL FOR MURDER – PATTAYA

 From ANDREW DRUMMONDJune 26 2012A former Syrian Commando, living in Pattaya, Thailand, after being given United Nations refugee status, went on trial today for the murder of the President of the World Croquet Foundation. Mohamad Shanar Ryad, 22, pleaded not guilty to the murder of New Zealander Charles Edmund Jones, in August last year. Ryad, […]

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Hounded Brit Scientist Now The Victor in Thai Academic War

Thailand’s Director of Innovation Breached Academic Ethics From Andrew Drummond, Bangkok, June 22 2012 A British academic, who faced physical attacks, verbal abuse, and debilitating legal actions after exposing the director of Thailand’s National Innovation Agency as a fraud, was today vindicated after a four and a half year battle. The chief of the agency responsible for […]

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Brit Accused of Child Sexual Abuse To Sue Serious Organised Crime Agency

ANDREW DRUMMOND, BANGKOK,June 20 2012A Briton, who was accused of child sexual abuse in Thailand, then acquitted at a trial in Bangkok, is suing the Serious Organised Crime Agency for damages after successfully taking action against the SUN newspaper. George Stanley Gibbs was deported from Thailand on visa irregularities but was acquitted of child sexual […]

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GUNNED DOWN AND CRIPPLED FOR LIFE – A FORMER U.S. MARINE CRIES OUT FORJUSTICE

‘MY MOTHER’S NOT SAFE’ – SAYS ALLEGED HITMAN A FLYING SPORRAN ENQUIRY – June 19 2012 The case against those who ordered the shooting of a retired U.S. Marine in Hua Hin in Thailand’s Prachuap Khiri Kan province in 2008 has allegedly become bogged down in threats, delays, and bribes. Now nearly four years on Donald Whiting, 68, […]

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We can identify Britain's unknown soldiers on the Death Railway!

From Andrew Drummond, Kanchanaburi, Thailand June 17 2012 The historical adviser to the film ‘The Railway Man’ said he hoped to clear the mystery  of Britain’s ‘unknown soldiers’ buried in the war cemeteries in Thailand and Burma at the close of the Second World War. Rod Beattie, director of the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, and representative […]

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To Andrew and Pat Drummond A Son – Archie, Lord of the Glen and Khlongs

 Normal Service Will Be Resumed As Soon As Possible We are pleased to announce the birth of our second son Archie Drummond born in Sapan Soong, Bangkok at 3.30 this morning, June 12 2012. Archie is younger brother to Matthew, 2, and Annie, 4. Mother Pat Drummond is as usual doing very well. While Archie has been […]

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Balloons On Bangkok's Sky Train – The Sequel

Flying Sporran’s Bangkok Diary June 7 2012. A short update on an incident earlier this year when a young Irish teacher overreacted and suffered the consequences after taking his six-year-old daughter’s balloons onto the Bangkok Sky Train. Also a guide for readers on what not to take on to the city’s mass transit system. Good heavens what is […]

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GRUMPY OLD MAN STRIKES BACK IN PHUKET – FISTS FLY PHOTO EXCLUSIVE

A Flying Sporran Holiday Island Soap Report The Penguin, a flashy financial consultant exposed on this site last week, has had an adrenalised adventure.  It seems the ‘Grumpy Old Men Society’ of Phuket has at least one member who is not just grumpy and irritable but downright livid. Hence the’Penguin’, real name Neal Davies, took […]

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