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June 2015

Hello, Is it Me You’re Looking For?

Flying Sporran’s Weekend Diary Computers -yes, just . But it was easier to pick up the phone and reverse the charges to London  talk down the phone and let somebody else do the editing. Wow. Today I was watching Lionel Richie perform at Glastonbury which would take me an hour and a half to reach […]

COMING SOON AT THE FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS CLUB OF THAILAND

NOT A LOT IT SEEMS Three programmes have crashed over the last month at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand – or rather they have been cancelled at the orders of the current Thai military government. The latest a few hours ago was to have been a presentation by Human Rights Watch on the ill-treatment […]

PATTAYA UNESCO ‘HERO’ PLANS TO MARRY

THAILAND’S POSSIBLY MOST DECORATED FOREIGNER TAKES NEW THAI BRIDE UP THE AISLE (Flying Sporran’s Midweek Social Diary) Wow! When it rains it pours. Having just congratulated Colin de Jong on being tracked down in Pattaya by the daughter he was parted from many years ago – it seems I have to congratulate Niels Colov, the […]

THAI MILITARY MOVE IN ON FOREIGN PROPERTY FRAUDSTER –

HIGH NOON IN HUA HIN AS DUTCHMAN ORDERED TO HAND OVER PROPERTY DEEDS Confrontation at Avalon-Khao Noi The Thai military have moved in on Dutchman Dingeman Hendrikse, known as Dinky, who has been terrorizing elderly home buyers in the resort of Hua Hun, 100 miles south of Bangkok for over ten years. Hendrikse’s activities were […]

THAILAND – RICH KIDS TO THE RESCUE!

ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE There appears to be a growing protest on the internet at the hosting of a conference for ‘One Young World’ in Bangkok later this year. One Young World of course is a group of youngsters or youth ambassadors who hopefully are going to put the world to rights. ‘Let’s change […]

AN ENGLISH GENTLEMAN WOULD UNDERSTAND*

SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO TAKE A BREAK I had a complaint last week from a reader who said that stories here were not coming fast and furious enough. He suggested I was getting lazy and urged me to get on to the case. He is from the north of England and seemingly does not […]

BRITON WHO LOST BUSINESSES AND HOME WORTH £2 MILLION TO THAI ORGANISED CRIME – JOINS GROWING FOREIGN PROTEST

THAI BANKS COLLUDING IN SCAMS ON FOREIGNERS Ian Rance and family A British businessman who lost everything to organized crime on the holiday island of Phuket is joining the protest of foreigners who have been taken to the cleaners in Thailand. Ian Rance, 57, from Hertfordshire, lost everything in a scam identical to that of […]

‘DSI ARE CORRUPT’ SAYS SCOT ON RACKETEERING CHARGES

DAVID HANKS ‘ I AM INNOCENT – DSI ARE CORRUPT’ Former Melbourne brothel keeper David Hanks, originally from Girvan in Scotland, has been remanded by Pattaya Criminal Court for judgment on August 18th for a number of offences from racketeering to working illegally. Two Russian defendants failed to appear for trial. It’s alleged among other […]

IS THIS THE WORST COURT IN THAILAND?

JUDGES SET NEW LOW IN THAI JUSTICE SYSTEM Just when you think things cannot get worse – the Thai justice system never disappoints. Details are now coming out about the recent incarceration of Jack Hansen-Bartel – the young Australian former pupil of the New International School of Thailand – who was beaten up apparently by […]

Thai Lawyers for Human Rights – Statement

THAI LAWYERS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS – IMMINENT  LÈSE-MAJESTÉ CASES Court Trial Date Alert June 2015 – Pretrial hearings and verdict delivery on three lèse majesté cases (violation of Article 112) 1. The case against Mr. Jueseng Kow, aka ‘Small Bundit Aneeya’ on violation of Penal Code’s Article 112 for his expressing opinion during a public meeting (Black […]