NINE YEARS WAIT FOR JUSTICE OVER SHOOTING OF EX-MARINE IN HUA HIN

BUT WILL SEATTLE ACADEMIC EVER SEE THE US$500,000 COMPENSATION? Janpen Oxley (Andrew Chant) *Thai Supreme Court confirms life sentence against main conspirator – the wife of Briton facing drug charges back home. *18 Million Thai baht (US$550,000) damages to widow of former U.S. Marine gunned down in Hua Hin. The Thai Supreme Court has confirmed […]

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LORD BOND’S BANGKOK JUNKET BITCOIN CRYPTO PLAN TAKES A DIVE

AHEAD OF HIS TIME? Plans to accept payment in Bitcoin for citizenship or the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu have been shelved. The move, announced by Lord Geoffrey Bond, once a leading figure in Bangkok’s ‘night life’ has been declared a non-starter. Bond, right, with David Napuat, Secetary for Provincial Affairs and lawyers, Bastien […]

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ANY STRIKERS AT SMARTCHOICE PROPERTY AGENTS?

BEHIND THE THAI POLICE DRAGNET ON CRIMINALS DISGUISING THEMSELVES AS FOOTBALLERS Two months ago, Thai Police announced a crackdown on foreign criminals in Thailand.  Deputy Tourist Police commissioner Surachet Hakpan told the ‘Bangkok Post’ that these foreign criminals usually overstay their visas after entering the country, “disguising themselves as language teachers or football players”.  The […]

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IS BRITISH LORD IN BANGKOK JUNKET THE NEW FACE OF AN ISLAND NATION?

CONTROVERSY AS FORMER BANGKOK BAR OWNER MOVES IN ON SOUTH PACIFIC ISLAND ECONOMY The island nation of Vanuatu is concerned about a former ex-pat Bangkok businessman. Rather, observers of a recent junket to Bangkok by MPs of the country – formerly known as the ‘New Hebrides’- to seal a deal to market the country’s passports, […]

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HUMILIATED THAI COMPANY NOW SEEKS TO JAIL ITS MIGRANT WORKERS

In what would seem an almost unbelievable move, were it not Thailand, the poultry company Thammakaset, which was last month ordered by the Supreme Court to pay 1.7 million baht to migrant Burmese workers whom IT abused…is now trying to get them into jail. At Don Muang court in Bangkok today the company laid criminal […]

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MURDER, BRIT BOILER ROOM BOSSES AND THAT UNFORTUNATE PHOTO

The sentencing of Briton Toby James Nelhams to eight months in jail yesterday in Phnom Penh for running an illegal online company in Cambodia – a boiler room fraud operation – came as something of a disappointment. Nelhams This is not because of the length of sentence. Nobody expected the Cambodian authorities to know what […]

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THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW – CRYPTO CASH – A ‘LORD’ AND A SCRAP DEALER

It’s a no news day on this website so I can report that Mark Hallett, a Briton wanted on fraud charges totalling nearly $4million by the Avon and Somerset Police is still at liberty and by all reports has hopped it to the neighbouring countries of Laos and Vietnam. But wait out…this tale of expats […]

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BROTHER OF BANGKOK ‘BOILER ROOM KING’ GUNNED DOWN IN TORONTO

‘Ha Ha! Very Funny,’ he said as gunman pulled trigger Police in Toronto are investigating the murder Simon Giannini, the brother of Frank Giannini, exposed on this site as one of Bangkok’s boiler room fraudsters. Simon Giannini was gunned down in the upmarket restaurant ‘Michael’s on Simcoe’ in downtown, Toronto, yesterday.  The father of two […]

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MIGRANT WORKERS WERE ABUSED IN THAILAND – COURT RULES

EMPLOYEES COMPENSATED AND AWARDED 1.7 MILLION THAI BAHT US$5,2000  BUT THEY CONTINUE WITH CLAIM FOR US$1.2 MILLION In a landmark case Burmese migrant workers labouring on a poultry farm in Lopburi, central Thailand, have been awarded compensation for their abuse at the hands of their employers who were supplying chicken meat for export through the […]

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SECOND CASE IN BBC LIBEL ROW IN THAILAND DISMISSED. BENT LAWYER GOES FREE TOO!

FRAUD IN THAI PROPERTY MARKET COVERED UP AMID CLAIMS THAT THE SYSTEM IS ROTTEN TO THE CORE. CAUGHT IN THE ACT BUT – STILL NO ACTION AGAINST BENT THAI LAWYER PRATUAN THANARAK  Briton Ian Rance, the second defendant in the Jonathan Head BBC libel case has today also been acquitted after the Phuket lawyer, who notarised […]

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