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September 2016

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 […]

NOYES HIT WITH IRON BAR AT HOME DEPOT

Alas – sad news from across the pond in North Carolina where Drew Noyes, currently on the run from a jail sentence and conviction for extortion in Pattaya, Thailand, has been hit by an iron bar in his local Home Depot. It is reported that even though he complained to Home Depot personnel they would […]

RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE?

PATTAYA LINK TO BRIT DRUGS SYNDICATE, er, SHOCK? It’s in the court record. Briton Mark Rumble was or maybe still be one of the major drugs dealers in the south of England. According to the records of Oxford Crown Court Rumble, from Wallingford on Thames, took over the syndicate from a guy called Neil Wadley. […]

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 […]

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 […]

FULL MOON PARTY HOSTS FED UP WITH CORRUPTION

OFFICIAL CAUGHT WITH HIS HANDS IN THE TILL – BUT WILL THESE COMPLAINTS DISAPPEAR? On the day Thailand’s military leader said that the country was on the way to becoming a first world country a foreign business owner on the Full Moon Party island made an official claim of corruption against government officials. Historical picture […]

SCAMMER ALERT – JOBS IN THAILAND

WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN? The notorious Canadian low-life scammer Harris Black is at it again in Thailand. Now he’s offering jobs to foreigners – at a price. He has been flooding Craigslist (Thailand) with  job opportunities for foreigners among whom there is no shortage of people seeking to extend their stay by working. He’s […]

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 […]

YOUNG TOURST PLUNGES FROM CLIFF TO AVOID THAI SEX ATTACK

IN THE THAI PROVINCE WHICH INSPIRED THE SONG ‘EVIL MAN OF KRABI A YOUNG TOURIST RECOVERS FROM ANOTHER ‘SEX ATTACK’. The wealthy father of a 23-year-old American woman who fell off a cliff face in Krabi Province while allegedly fleeing a sexual attack from her Thai guide is understood to by flying to Thailand to […]

FLEEING THE COOP IN THAILAND

BURMESE WHO CLAIMED ‘HORRIFIC’ SLAVE LABOUR CONDITIONS IN THAI CHICKEN FARM SUE FOOD GIANT. Fourteen migrant workers are suing Thailand’s food and feed producer Betagro for US$1.33 million for their mistreatment at a chicken farm in Lopburi Province. Migrant poultry workers from ther Lopburi chicken farm The workers claims, among things, that they were abused […]