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ANDY HALL IN SHOTGUN VICTORY OVER BURMESE MIGRANT LABOUR REPORT

In Alan Morison, Andy Hall, Natural Fruit, Phuketwan, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond3 Comments

FIRST BARREL DISCHARGED ON PLAINTIFF’S FOOT (Flying Sporran Comment) British Migrant Workers Right’s Campaigner Andy Hall was today acquitted of libel by a Thai court – delivering a blow to Thailand’s foot-shooting propensity for allowing victims of bad news to shoot the messengers. Twitter Pic – Jonathan Head And while the messengers have been in the main foreign journalists, or …

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IF YOU WANT A TRANSLATOR WE WILL BANG YOU UP IN BAD CONDITIONS – CLAIM

In Alan Morison, Andy Hall, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond8 Comments

THAILAND MILITARY’S TRUTH DILEMMA Lawyers Rights Watch of Canada are the latest organisation to back British Human and Migrant Workers’ Rights advocate Andy Hall. They have written to both the British Ambassador Mark Kent and Britain’s Foreign Secretary the Rt Hon William Hague. While the LRWC is critical of the British authorities for not doing enough for their citizens, and …

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BRITISH EMBASSY: ACCORDING TO OUR USUAL POLICY WE DID NOT ATTEND TO HELP YOU

In Alan Morison, Edwin Wiek, Natural Fruit, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond6 Comments

BUT MAYBE NEXT TIME ONE OF THE EUROPEAN WALLAHS MIGHT HELP** Flying Sporran’s Weekend Diary Well here we all are and according to a Suan Dusit Poll 8.82 out of every ten of Thais seem quite happy with the actions of the country’s military government.  The Europeans, Brits, and Americans are of course not happy with this state of affairs …

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PAGE ONE COMMENT: JOURNALISTS BEHIND BARS IN THAILAND

In Alan Morison, Chutima Sidasathian, Phuketwan, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond7 Comments

Two fine journalists spent an unnecessary five hours behind bars today after being charged with defaming the Royal Thai Navy. Alan Morison, 66, Australian and Chutima Sidasathian,33, Thai of Phuketwan were held in custody in the cell below the court in Phuket, while court officials sorted out bail. They chose to be treated like any other prisoner. It was a …

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REUTERS IN ROW OVER ROHINGYA PULITZER PRIZE – STAFF DRINK CHAMPAGNE WHILE RESEARCHERS SURRENDER

In Alan Morison, Jason Szep, Phuketwan, Rohingya, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond2 Comments

REUTERS ‘PLEASE PICK UP YOUR PHONES!’ – SAY JOURNALISTS ‘GOING TO JAIL’- Reuters PR picture – Jason celebrates with champagne Reuter’s news agency was attacked today for celebrating a Pulitzer Prize in champagne while two journalists who provided critical assistance on their story face jail. Reuters journalists Jason Szep and Andrew R.C. Marshall were commended for their ‘courageous reporting’ over …

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REGIONAL JOURNALISTS FACE JAIL FOR REUTERS REPORT WHILE AGENCY MAN TAKES A HIKE

In Alan Morison, Jason Szep, Phuketwan, Reuters, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond4 Comments

Next Monday Australian Alan Morison and Sidasathien will head to the prosecutor’s office in Phuket to see if the Royal Thai Navy libel and computer crime act case will go against them. If it does and they are required to pay bail they say they will refuse. It’s the biggest sledgehammer and nut case since Shin Corporation attempted to sue …

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A RECKLESS ATTEMPT TO CURTAIL JOURNALISTS’ REPORTING’ – HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

In Alan Morison, Chutima Sidasathian, Computer Crime Act, Phuketwan, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond5 Comments

(New York) – A Thai navy lawsuit against journalists reporting on official involvement in trafficking will curtail reporting on rights violations in Thailand, Human Rights Watch said today.  On December 16, 2013, the Thai Navy filed criminal defamation and computer crime charges against journalists for a story about abuses against ethnic Rohingya migrants in Thailand. The charges centered on a …