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October 2017

PROTESTER IS ‘DISAPPEARED’ ON EVE OF ROYAL CREMATION

MILITARY DETENTION OR A TRIP TO THE RIVER KWAI Concerns have been raised over he safety of a critic of the Thai monarchy, who was seized yesterday by the Thai military on the eve of the lavish cremation ceremonies for the late Thai King Bumiphol Adulyadej. Ekkachai – file photo Ekkachai Hongkangwan, a market trader, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]