Dogs Of Soccer War

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DOGS OF SOCCER WARSunday Mirror, May 5, 2002 by ANDY GARDNER, ANDREW DRUMMONDBRITISH soccer hooligans are secretly plotting to wreck the World Cup.More than 100 violent hard-core thugs are determined to wreak havoc in Japan after slipping into the country from Thailand.The plan to disrupt the soccer tournament has been hatched by notorious troublemakers Chris Henderson and Steve Hickmott, who …

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Sex Bonus For Scam Traders in £100 Million Bangkok Shares Sting

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By Andrew Drummond for the Sunday Mirror July 29 2001 THE newspaper adverts promised a lucrative wage packet and a lifestyle to match in one of the world’s most exotic cities. Yet hundreds of Britons lured to join Bangkok sales teams have found themselves caught up in a pounds 100 million shares scam. The ‘Boiler Room’ sting involves persuading unsuspecting …

Campaign Forces Closure Of Tourist Attraction

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The Times February 5th 1998 Thai police free tribal captives in ‘human zoo’.Inquiry begins after Times campaign forces closure of ‘tourist attraction’, Andrew Drummond reportsARMED police and local militia raided a remote village in northern Thailand yesterday and released 33 people from a Burmese Padaung hill tribe of long-necked women, who had been kept in captivity for 18 months as …

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Thailand Backs Closure Of 'Human Zoo' For Long-Necked Slaves

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The Times January 27 1998An official inquiry into a labour camp where tribespeople are forced to perform for tourists has called for those responsible to be prosecuted. Andrew Drummond reports from Bangkok on a scandal exposed by The TimesA THAI government inquiry has confirmed a report in The Times on a slave labour camp, where kidnapped Burmese long-necked women have been …

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Rescuers Abandon Attempts To Free 'Human Zoo' Women

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 The Times January 4 1998Members of a Burmese tribe who were rescued from captivity by welfare workers have been sent back to their kidnappers by Thai police, Andrew Drummond reports from Mai AiAN attempt to free the captive women and children of a Burmese long-necked hill tribe, who have been kept under guard as a tourist attraction for visitors to …

Prisoners In A Human Zoo. The Original Story

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The Times Nov 22 1997Tourists are contributing to Thai slavery writes Andrew DrummondWOMEN from a remote Burmese hill tribe who are renowned for their long necks are being used as exhibits in a human zoo in Thailand, where they sought refuge after fleeing from Burma’s military junta.Three of the villagers, who have been found by The Times, are alleged to …

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Rebel Who Caught Pol Pot

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THE TIMES WEDNESDAY JULY 30 1997Andrew Drummond on his old friend Nate Thayer, who found Cambodia’s butcherLast Friday, Nate Thayer achieved every journalist’s dream when he scooped the world by meeting, and obtaining footage of, Pol Pot.By Monday, he was going through every journalist’s nightmare ‘ holed up in a Bangkok hotel, struggling to write his piece while fielding 24-hour …

A Tale Of Two Cities

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Pattaya’ Perfect DilemmaAndrew Drummond for The Nation, BangkokMarch 30th 1997Pattaya’s Perfect DilemmaHoteliers, tourist authority and city officials, a newspaper publisher, and local politicians last week invited foreign journalists based in Thailand down to the resort of Pattaya to promote the resort and air their complaints of unfair press reporting.The city regularly appears in foreign newspapers described as a ‘the sun, …

A Tale Of Two Cities

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Pattaya’ Perfect DilemmaAndrew Drummond for The Nation, BangkokMarch 30th 1997Pattaya’s Perfect DilemmaHoteliers, tourist authority and city officials, a newspaper publisher, and local politicians last week invited foreign journalists based in Thailand down to the resort of Pattaya to promote the resort and air their complaints of unfair press reporting.The city regularly appears in foreign newspapers described as a ‘the sun, …

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Another Day Another Coup

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Evening Standard February 26 1991This is a story from the World Cities column in the Evening Standard in 1991.This has been included because it seems to say ‘the more things change the more they stay the same’When the tanks rolled in again in 2006 the people said it with flowers. The ousted Prime Minister Chatichai however was allowed to keep …