BBC TO GO HEAD TO HEAD IN THAI COURT IN COMPUTER CRIME ACT CASE

The BBC is to support its south-east Asia correspondent Jonathan Head in a battle involving Thailand’s fraudulent property market after a court in Phuket accepted a case of slander under the country’s Computer Crime Act against him. Jonathan Head confronting Thai lawyer  Pratuan Thanarak in Phuket Jonathan Head said today: “We will fight the case […]

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THAILAND CONTINUES TO CRACK DOWN ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH

The Thai military government in its continued strategy to cover up matters it does not want the public to know about, not least of which are its hands in the till style government while supposedly clamping down on corruption, continues to clamp down on freedom of expression. Its rather humourless leader General Prayuth Chan-Ocha, who […]

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UNIVERSITY FIRES PROF WHO SPOKE OUT IN DEATH CONTROVERSY

CONTROVERSIAL UNIVERSITY IN THAILAND LETS WHISTLE BLOWER GO An American professor who questioned the circumstances of the death of another lecturer at Webster University’s Thai campus at Cha-am has been fired without reason. Donald Johnson had been asked to sign a ‘cease and desist order’ by the University’s director Keith Welsh, banning him from showing […]

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LEAVE HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS ALONE- THAI MILITARY GOVERNMENT ASKED

The current Thai military government claims it is on a drive to end corruption but seems unwilling to stem corruption within its own ranks.  Now they’re being asked or told to leave human rights defenders alone – and the Thai government claims it is improving human rights in the fishing industry and clamping down on […]

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POLICE TO REPORT TO U.S. EMBASSY ON DEATH OF ACADEMIC IN HUA HIN

IT’S NOT OVER UNTIL IT’S OVER! Police in Hua Hin are to present the results of their findings into their investigation into the death of American academic James Hughes, 58, at a meeting at the United States Embassy in Bangkok this coming Friday. The Hua Hin Superintendent Police Lt. Colonel Sittichai Srisophajaroenrat has again stressed […]

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THE DEATH OF A PROFESSOR IN THAILAND – CASE CLOSED. NO IT ISN’T!

INQUIRY STUMBLES OVER MULTIPLE WOUNDS OF PROFESSOR WHO POLICE SAID DIED OF ‘UNDERLYING DISEASE’ The Royal Thai police force, which appears to have passed off yet another possible murder of a foreigner with their familiar finding of ‘stopped breathing, heart stopped beating’ and ‘no foul play suspected’, now have their work cut out trying to […]

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WILL THE BBC’S CORRESPONDENT BE IN COURT UNTIL RETIREMENT?

The BBC’s Jonathan Head, who is being sued for what a lot more foreign correspondents in Thailand should have been doing for years, is finding out just what it means to get involved in Thailand’s controversial legal system. Jonathan confronts lawyer in Phuket. Jonathan, who took up the cases of Briton’s Ian Rance and Irishman […]

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WATCH OUT FOR UBER FRAUD – INVESTOR ALERT

BOOZE, BIRDS AND ‘LOADSAMONEY’ UBER ALLES Investors particularly in South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand need to be careful of a current boiler room fraud operating from ‘rooms’ in Manila, Cebu, and Bangkok. Two fake companies are actively involved and have websites pretending to be in New York and Portland, Oregon.  Capital Trust Management […]

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SEX TOURIST ACQUITTED OVER ROW WITH THAI ‘SHORT TIME’ GIRLS

PLUS ‘WHO’S ON THE RUN?’ A South African businessman who was jailed for two weeks in Thailand and forbidden to leave the country for a year after demanding a refund from two prostitutes who did not provide any sex services has been acquitted by a court in the resort of Pattaya. Mark Berchowitz, who publishes […]

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