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February 2015

THAI COURTS RULE THOUSANDS OF FOREIGNERS HAVE BOUGHT PROPERTY ILLEGALLY

BUT DON’T WORRY – WE CAN GET ROUND THIS ONE TOO! Ninety year leases provided to foreigners acquiring properties in Thailand have been ruled null and void by the Thai courts – the Phuket News trumpets. The matter has still to go to the Supreme Court but the appeal court ruled that this is the […]

Military prosecutes poet, social and labour rights activists, and hospital mental case

Thai Lawyers for Human Rights have announced details of six cases they are defending brought by Thailand’s military officers.  The cases which start next week include social and labour activists, a poet and even a person with a long history of mental problems, the lawyers group claims. One of the defendants alleges he was tortured. […]

HEAR YE! HEAR YE! SCHOOL’S OUT AND THE COURT IS NOW IN SESSION

THE AMERICAN OR CHINESE WAY? Chang Just been down to my local mall to have a coffee with Annie Hansen – the mother of Jack Hansen-Bartel who was seriously attacked on Koh Samui last year and has recently undergone more corrective surgery. If any case is worth observing to see how the Thai justice system […]

BRITISH PENSIONERS IN THAILAND CAN NOW RELAX!

BUT ONLY IF YOU READ THIS! Since being put on Thailand’s Security Exchange Investor Alert List, Platinum Financial Services have been flooding the internet with Twitter messages, and mass emailing, to attract, in particular, British citizens to transfer their pensions offshore where of course PFS would look after them. Last month started a QROPS site […]

WIN US$1000! from self appointed ‘Master of Ceremonies’. Two jailed in Bangkok on lese majeste charges

Bangkok Post Two young graduates were jailed for five years to, reduced to two and a half because they pleaded guilty, on lèse majesté charges in Bangkok.  The news travelled quickly around the world but what seemed to come across was how dignified the students have actually behaved. Patiwat Saraiyaem, 23, and Porntip Mankong had […]

ONE LAW FOR THE RICH AND POWERFUL – THAILAND’S HUMAN RIGHTS AND JUSTICE TRAGEDIES

FLYING SPORRAN’S DIARY Nong Nooch line-up The story of Jessie Vard and her father who had all his investments in Thailand stolen from under him is of course alarming.  But its commonplace I am afraid to say.  It demonstrates a complete and utter breakdown in Thailand’s justice system. And I am afraid it demonstrates that […]

SAVE THE FLYING SPORRAN

ADVERTISE ON ANDREW-DRUMMOND.COM THE TIME HAS COME TO HOPEFULLY GET THIS SITE SELF SUPPORTING. WE DO OF COURSE HAVE REGULAR SUPPORTERS BUT I AM NOT A BUSINESSMAN AND WHAT APPEARS ON THIS WEBSITE IS A LABOUR OF LOVE. I ENJOY WHAT I DO BUT JOURNALISM AND BUSINESS ACUMEN DON’T ALWAYS GO TOGETHER – AT LEAST NORMALLY […]

15 YEAR OLD IRISH GIRL TAKES ON THAI POLICE CORRUPTION

IS THERE ANY JUSTICE IN THAILAND? PLEASE DON’T KILL MY DAD? A 15-year-old Irish girl has gone on the internet to complain about corrupt police and lawyers on the Thai holiday island of Phuket saying she is scared to lose her father who has been fighting against them for five years Jessie Vard, daughter of […]

REVENGE PORN PART 2 – BLACKMAIL

BEHIND THE WATER PIPES MEN’S TOILET – THE ‘CLASSROOM’ – PATTAYA Following the last story it is quite clear that some people are not very discreet in taking care of their secrets – and when it comes to foreigners working illegally in Thailand  – as boiler room share scammers – these mistakes can be costly. […]

KOH TAO MURDER UPDATE – BURMESE MIGRANTS – ‘BAD PEOPLE GOT US JAILED’

YOUNG BURMESE KEEPING UP THEIR SPIRITS IN JAIL IN KOH SAMUI Zaw Lin and Wei Phyo, the two Burmese migrant workers being held for the murders of Britons Hannah Witheridge and David Miller on Koh Tao are reported today to be keeping up their spirits in prison in Koh Sanui, While it is not the […]