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SEND THREE AND FOURPENCE WE’RE GOING TO A DANCE- KOH TAO MURDER TRIAL

In Colin Vard, Hannah Witheridge, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond14 Comments

‘I didn’t think checking the CCTV of the boats was relevant – nor was it worth checking the murder weapon’ I have been following the trial of the two young Burmese on Koh Samui and have been totally absorbed. It seems now reading the international press that few people outside Thailand believe in Thai justice in this case, thus concurring …

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BRITON WHO LOST BUSINESSES AND HOME WORTH £2 MILLION TO THAI ORGANISED CRIME – JOINS GROWING FOREIGN PROTEST

In Colin Vard, Ian Rance, Kasikorn Bank, Phuket, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond3 Comments

THAI BANKS COLLUDING IN SCAMS ON FOREIGNERS Ian Rance and family A British businessman who lost everything to organized crime on the holiday island of Phuket is joining the protest of foreigners who have been taken to the cleaners in Thailand. Ian Rance, 57, from Hertfordshire, lost everything in a scam identical to that of Irish businessman Colin Vard whose …

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THE VARD CORRUPTION SCANDAL – ‘THANK YOU THAI POLICE’

In Boonlert Onklang, Colin Vard, Phuket, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond10 Comments

The following message has been received from Jesse Vard on behalf of her father. Its early days and they family seem now more confident that at least some heads will role. They remain however in some contempt for the Irish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Irish Consulate in Bangkok. Children’s author and former Dublin businessman Colin Vard, father …

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THAI POLICE SAY THEY WILL INVESTIGATE HOLIDAY ISLAND FRAUDS

In Boonlert Onklang, Colin Vard, fraud, Phuket, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond8 Comments

A PACKAGE FULL OF PROMISES The head of the Thai Police today promised a full investigation into the organized frauds of Irishman Colin Vard in an astonishing turn around after Mr.Vard’s 16-year-old daughter launched a Facebook and Youtube campaign. Police General Somyot Pampanmuang made the concession after Mr. Vard, a former Dublin businessman and children’s author blocked traffic outside the …

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MASSIVE THAI CORRUPTION CASE – IRISH CONSULAR OFFICIALS TOLD TO GET OFF THEIR BACKSIDES

In Colin Vard, Phuket, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond9 Comments

ROBBED BLIND – BUT IRISH OFFICIALS IN THAILAND ‘WILL NOT EVEN ANSWER THE PHONE!’   A representative from the Irish Embassy in Bangkok was today ordered to appear at the Royal Thai Police headquarters over the case of a 16-year-old Irish girl who is spearheading the case of her and her family who have been kidnapped, robbed of over a …

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ROBBED, KIDNAPPED, AND IN FEAR OF THEIR LIVES IN THAILAND

In Colin Vard, Phuket, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond8 Comments

‘BUT TODAY THE WAR BEGINS!’ Sixteen-year-old Jessie Vard from Dublin whose father Colin, a former well known businessman and children’s author has been fighting the Thai authorities for over five years after being swindled by banks and thieves in uniforms and lawyers robes in Thailand, today challenges Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and questions whether he is serious about tacking corruption …

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A CHILD’S VIEW OF CORRUPTION IN THAILAND – by Jessie Vard

In Colin Vard, Phuket, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond4 Comments

FEISTY IRISH TEENAGER CONTINUES HER CAMPAIGN AGAINST THAI SLEAZE ‘JUSTICE FOR JESSIE’ Sixteen-year-old Jessie Vard is not letting up in her campaign on behalf of her dad, Irish children’s author Colin Vard – and she’s back on Facebook with her own view on corruption in Thailand. The interesting part is that she is showing pictures which she drew at the …

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COULD KIDS END THAI CORRUPTION? – NOW MORE JOIN YOUTUBE PROTEST

In Colin Vard, DSI, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond13 Comments

KIDS POWER – WE’VE HAD ENOUGH!  WE WANT TO PLAY!  End Phuket Corruption Now! Jessie Vard and her brother Daire at Ministry of Justice A YouTube video from a 16-year-old Irish girl brought up in Thailand condemning the corruption of police and officials has gone viral with other children now posting on the internet site offering their support and complaining …

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ONE LAW FOR THE RICH AND POWERFUL – THAILAND’S HUMAN RIGHTS AND JUSTICE TRAGEDIES

In Colin Vard, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond6 Comments

FLYING SPORRAN’S DIARY Nong Nooch line-up The story of Jessie Vard and her father who had all his investments in Thailand stolen from under him is of course alarming.  But its commonplace I am afraid to say.  It demonstrates a complete and utter breakdown in Thailand’s justice system. And I am afraid it demonstrates that foreigners are fair game. It …