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Despite Pleading Guilty Over Jet-Ski Fatality, Australian Thomas Keating Must Wait 4 Months to Hear Verdict

– PHUKET – 22 Year-old Australian Thomas Keating will be unable to leave Thailand, pending a Thai court hearing on a charge of reckless driving causing the death of his partner Emily Collie in a jet-ski crash, despite Police indicating that given Mr Keating’s early guilty plea his case could be resolved within days. Police said […]

February 26th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Dutchman Wanted for Investment Fraud Nabbed by Interpol Thailand

– BANGKOK – Interpol Thailand’s Pol Maj-General Apichat Suriboonya has reported that a Dutch National wanted for almost a decade in connection with a European property investment fraud was arrested at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok on Saturday morning. Authorities arrested Olav-Wilhelmus Johannes Baartmans, who had been in hiding in Thailand, as a result of […]

February 25th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Missing Briton Andrew Apperley Found Dead in Koh Phangan

  – SURAT THANI – The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in Bangkok has confirmed Thai Authorites have found the body of  British National Andrew Apperley, 38,who disappeared after a beach party on Koh Phangan Island on February 12th. According to the BBC Andrew Apperley, from Eastbourne, was reported missing by his family after […]

February 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Widow of Murdered Boiler Room Boss Wants Briton Toby Nelham Extradited from Cambodia

      JOMTIEN  – The widow of Briton Tony Kenway who was gunned down in broad dayligh in Pattaya is calling for the extradition of Toby James Nelham, 44, who reportedly ordered Kenway’s murder and was arrested in Sihanoukville last week. According to the Pattaya Mail News, Somporn Kenway, went to Nongprue Police Station […]

February 21st, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Thai Men Attack Canadian Man With Machette Over Gold Necklace

CHUMPHON – Police have arrested two Thai men accused of slashing a Canadian man with a machete while trying to steal a gold necklace from his female Thai companion last week. The twomen were identified by police as Yutthana Chumworathaayee, 36, and Sarawut Katerat, 35, both Thai Nationals. Mr Yutthana and Mr Sarawut allegedly followed […]

February 21st, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

American Tom Claytor Survives Crash in Chon Buri Province

– CHON BURI – American documentary journalist and pilot Tom Claytor survived a small aircraft crash without a scratch in Chon Buri’s Muang district on Friday afternoon. Claytor was piloting a two-seater aircraft from the Thai Flying Club in Sri Racha district towards the Klong 15 Ongkharak air field in Pathum Thani’s Rangsit area, when […]

February 17th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Dutch Child Molester Sentenced to Five Year Jail Term in Cambodia

– SIEM REAP – A Cambodian court has sentended Dutch National Sebastian Reuyl, 44, for five years for sexually abusing children over a decade, after several police probes failed to stop his predatory crimes. The conviction finally ended years of impunity for the child abuser, who once ran an orphanage in the impoverished Southeast Asian […]

February 17th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

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