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THAI COPS – NOW YOU SEE THEM. NOW YOU DON’T

In Bangkok boiler rooms, fraud, Mark Hutcherson, Paul John Hayward by Andrew DrummondLeave a Comment

This is one of my favourite photographs from Thailand. It’s a picture of three Thai policemen and one foreigner arrested on kidnap charges. Can you spot the cops?  No, they’re covered up. American John McCleary, however, is displayed for the media cameras in a case in which the farce continued right through the trial.  Hutcherson kidnap (police re-enactment!) The three cops (in white) …

THAILAND – CAMBODIA: ANOTHER BOILER ROOM BOY DISAPPEARS FROM POLICE CLUTCHES

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The popular Thai expat website ThaiVisa.com has published a story stating that British boiler room fraudster Toby Nelhams, the believed mastermind behind the murder of fellow Briton Tony Kenway in Pattaya last January, had been released by Cambodian police as long ago as last October. If that’s true then for Nelhams, who was found guilty of fraud, it can only …

HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN THAILAND’S FISHING INDUSTRY – ‘COVER UP – THE SEQUEL’

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Thailand’s effort to put an end to slave labour in the fishing industry is little more then a ‘theatrical exercise for international consumption’, states a report out today. While the Thai government scrambled to create a new ordinance for the fishing industry after severe criticism both of fishing methods and trafficked slave labour by the European Union, problems remain rampant. …

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WANTED BY SCOTLAND YARD? WHAT IS IT WITH THIS ‘CHILLING EFFECT IN THAILAND?’

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MONEY MONEY MONEY. IT’S A RICH MAN’S WORLD Mark Hallett, from Somerset, wanted in the UK for fraud and money-laundering, photographs 1 million baht in a Bangkok apartment When the defence lawyers for Zaw Lynn and Wai Phyo, the two Burmese charged and convicted for the murders in Thailand of Britons David Miller and Hannah Witheridge, pleaded in the High Court in London for the Scotland …