happier times for would-be newspaper magnate Drew Walter Noyes.
of a newspaper so unique in its structure and content that it should at least
be remembered as one of the world’s most feeble attempt by one individual to be
a Citizen Kane.
relinquished what Drew Noyes claimed was the second biggest English language
newspaper in Thailand with a readership of 500,000 – which meant that over 100
people had to reach every copy of the newspaper.
at Pattaya’s Immigration Office. But Drew did not want readers, or, if he did. he
did not know to attract them. He wanted
a vehicle for self-promotion, to establish himself as a ‘civic’ leader in the
city of sin.
pictures of Drew Noyes with civic leaders, police, army generals etc. who he
said were all his mates. He even
announced he was the international advisor to the Mayor of Pattaya and posed
with Chonburi and Pattaya judges.
Drew is a bit of a wag.
Wanrapa were jailed for two years for extortion. Both are out on bail pending appeal.
Noyes told the owner of the Thonglor Clinic in
Jomtien that if he wanted to continue business in his city he would have to
fork out 7 million baht…later rather timidly reduced to 2.3 million, Pattaya Court heard.
corrupt, CSD officers and illegal stuff would be found, the Pattaya Provincial
Court was told.
police who ran a sting operation on the blackmailers…and
Bonnie and Clyde were nabbed.
later Yingluck Shinawatra Noyes was an avid ‘red-shirt’ but he knows how to go
with the flow and in one court case being brought against him in Bangkok he
produced an army colonel to say that Drew Noyes was sponsoring a special
seminar in Pattaya dedicated to living in harmony under Thai military rule.
|I’ outta here press B*st@srds!|
as the case may be, under the military government, we are still waiting for
that seminar to happen.
he made trips to America so start distributing the first two of a brood of
children born to several Thai women, the army were happy to provide him with an
escort through immigration.