FOREIGNERS THREATENED IN BAD WEEK FOR THAI MILITARY

‘REFLECTS BADLY ON THAILAND? IT WILL BE BANNED In a deeply unhappy week for the Thai military government it has retaliated by threatening foreigners to shut up for face arrest. The junta has had a series of bad news breaks. First up was Thailand’s self-appointed Prime Minister General Chan-Ocha, who threatened to ban the film […]

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THAI COURT FINDS ANDY HALL GUILTY

‘WE ARE SHOCKED’ – SAYS FINNWATCH DIRECTOR. ‘HE IS A SCAPEGOAT’ Natural Fruit boss Wirat Piyapornpaiboon:  “No foreigner should think they have power about Thai sovereignty.” British workers’ rights activist Andy Hall was given a four year suspended jail sentence in Thailand today for speaking out against the ill-treatment of Burmese workers at a pineapple […]

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RIDICULOUS ‘THAI SPITE’ CASE AGAINST BRIT TO BE DECIDED TOMORROW

COMMENT Cases of criminal libel and libel under the Computer Crime Act brought against a British researcher who helped expose mistreatment of Burmese migrant workers will be decided at the Criminal Court in Bangkok tomorrow. Andy Hall faces up to seven years in prison as a result of the action by the Natural Fruit Company […]

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THAILAND’S INTERNATIONAL FRAUDSTERS PROTECTED UNDER MILITARY REGIME

DETAILS FROM PANAMA PAPERS NOW ON THE NET Thailand’s international status as an international fraud hub, set in stone over the last 25 years, is unlikely to suffer in the much publicised war on corruption by the current military government.  Police in the UK have passed on information on a prominent British citizen, named Paul, […]

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FORMER BRIT SOLDIER LANCE WHITMORE LOSES PLEA FOR MERCY IN THAILAND’S JUSTICE SYSTEM

NO HUMANITY FOR PATSIES The confirmation by the Thai Appeal Court of a 50-year-jail sentence on former British soldier Lance Whitmore for selling ecstasy tablets in the Thai resort of Pattaya will probably not stir an iota of sympathy in many. But to me it is only a sad confirmation not only of the lack […]

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