close

December 2016

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 […]

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 […]

DEALING WITH SEX ATTACKS – THE THAI POLICE WAY

COMMENT I am not sure how many times have I seen the Australian authorities announcing they have sent police officers over to Thailand yet once again to train Thai police in how to deal with sex crimes. They have done it several times, and so have the Brits, Americans, and others. Several people in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

NO CCTV WORKING IN HUA HIN DEATH HOTEL

‘I AM UNABLE TO BE DIPLOMATIC OR PROFESSIONAL AT THIS POINT’ BROTHER TELLS EMBASSY JOIN ME IN MY NIGHTMARES! Security cameras in the Thai hotel, where the battered body of ‘beloved’ American university professor James Archibald Hughes was found, were not functioning. The six CCTV units had not recorded anything for more than two years, […]

TARGETING FOREIGN PRISONERS IN THAILAND

FORMER GIRVAN ACADEMY BOYS WINS THAI PRISON JACKPOT Former brothel owner David Hanks, former partner of extortionist Drew Noyes and con-man and fake lawyer Brian Goudie, has taken over as the front man to extort foreign prisoners in Pattaya jail. Hanks Both Noyes and Goudie have both been given jail sentence then bail to appeal […]