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March 2013

HARLEQUIN and the BBC – ‘THE GREAT SAVINGS WIPEOUT’ POSTPONED

DODGY PROPERTY COMPANY SAYS THE BBC ATTEMPTED TO BRIBE –  A BBC Panorama programme based on David Ames and the Harlequin Property group has been postponed following claims that the producer had offered a Harlequin consultant a bribe. The programme called: “The Great Savings Wipeout” was planned to be an exposé of David Ames and […]

THE GREAT BRITISH BANGER HEADS FOR THAI COURT

-WAR WAGED OVER CUMBERLAND FAT BOY ! First it was Pie Wars – that’s when Britain’s merchants of steak and kidney and chicken pies went to war in Pattaya, Thailand, and police were called to a punch up in Jomtien on the eastern seaboard where fists (and snooker cues) flew and guns were drawn. Now […]

Just what is going on in Arakan State?

AND HOW REFORMED IS BURMA  (MYANMAR) REALLY? The abuse of the Rohingya in Burma continues. At the same time foreign companies and tourists are flooding in to the newly reformed country. Well just how reformed is it? Where are the forces in Burma defending this minority, whose very right to existence seems to be denied? […]

Harlequin lavished millions on promotions but built little

 £1 MILLION SPENT ON 2 DAY PROMOTION ATTENDED BY THE PRIME MINISTERS OF ST. LUCIA AND ST.VINCENT. HAVE PATTAYA OFFICIALS LUCKED OUT? (In the British sense of the expression) Intrepid local paper sleuth John Austin of the Basildon Echo in the U.K. is pressing on with his enquiry into the locally based Harlequin Property Company […]

International film festival taken over by weenie directors?

THAI FILM FESTIVAL – NO TRANSPARENCY CLAIM -Flying Sporran Culture- I am hearing grumbles about the heavily promoted Thailand Film Destination Festival which begins next month. A competition was organized to bring 100 film makers from around the world to Thailand. It appears just 48 are from overseas, and 33 of those from south east […]

I’VE GOTTA GET ME A GUN!

 THAI AUTHORITIES HUNT DOWN BRITISH JOURNALIST AGAIN, er, SORT OF, MAYBE, er, NOT. -Flying Sporran’s Weekend Diary- Just back from a weekend on the beach on Samet with the kids to find that Drew Noyes, Thailand’s most famous American, is still burning the midnight candles churning out anti-andrew-drummond stuff on his computer. He latest offering […]

WERE BURMESE GIRLS BEATEN UP FOR SHAMING THEIR COUNTRY?

THAI POLICE FALSELY ACCUSED- The Burmese girls shown in the video being beaten up at an undisclosed location thought to be in Thailand were in fact being attacked by men from their own country for bring shame on it, it is claimed. And the video was allegedly shot in Malaysia. A translation of the video […]

HORROR BEATING OF BURMESE PROSTITUTES SET TO GO VIRAL.

VIDEO SHOWS CYNICAL AND CALLOUS TREATMENT OF BURMESE WOMEN – BUT WHO EXACTLY WERE THE ASSAILANTS? A video apparently showing men beating up Burmese prostitutes in Thailand is set to go viral on the net. The video provoked outrage in Thailand where it was first aired on Thai TV having been picked up from Youtube. […]

THE £50 NOTE SCAM – THIS IS A SERIOUS WARNING

A CAUTIONARY TALE This is a story I cannot write. Or at least I cannot say where, when, and who were the victims.  It could put a British family in Thailand ‘on holiday’ in more danger than they already are.  But I can give you an outline and give this warning: “Be very careful about […]

WE COULD MURDER FOR A PRAWN!

-International campaign against Thailand’s seafood industry sizzles as – MAN THROWS HIMSELF INTO GULF OF THAILAND FOR STORY- Flying Sporran’s Weekend Diary Thailand’s fishing industry, particularly in the area of prawn cultivation took another massive knock today with an article on Mail Online, which boasts 105 million unique visitors a month, taking a massive swipe. […]