All posts tagged crime

Lawrence Lynch, 49, Thapanee Lynch, 33, Ken Moylan, 49, Wan Moylan, 28

Brides and prejudice

Back in 2002 while I was working for Reuters in Thailand, I researched and wrote a feature about mail-order bride agencies, which help foreign men meet and marry Thai women. […]

Ampol Tangnopakuls says goodbye to his family after being sentenced


Many thanks to “AnonymousSiam” for translation. เมื่อวันที่ 8 พฤษภาคม 2555 คุณปู่วัย 62 ปี คนหนึ่งต้องเสียชีวิตในโรงพยาบาลภายในเรือนจำของประเทศไทย ไม่ถึงหนึ่งปี หลังถูกตัดสินโทษจำคุก 20 ปี ในข้อกล่าวหา ส่งข้อความ SMS หมิ่นสถาบันกษัตริย์ของไทยสี่ข้อความ เขาเสียชีวิตอย่างเดียวดาย ไร้ซึ่งภรรยา นางรสมาลิน ลูก และหลานๆ อยู่เคียงข้าง นายอำพล ตั้งนพคุณ […]


King Rama VIII death case: the first verdict

The most momentous criminal trial in Thailand’s history began on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 28, 1948, in a courthouse inside the Ministry of Justice beside the Grand Palace in […]


The mystery of Leo W. Hurrah

While digging through some old newspapers this afternoon researching #thaistory, I stumbled upon the tale of Lleieusszuieusszesszes Willihiminizisteizzi Hurrizzissteizzi. I first found him in an Associated Press story from September 24, 1925, […]

Pavin on #thaistory

Pavin on #thaistory

Pavin Chachavalpongpun, former Thai diplomat and now fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, has published a new article in Indonesian journal Strategic Review on the prospects […]


Truth versus tyranny in the Philippines

  On August 18, 2011, I gave the fifth annual Teodoro Benigno Memorial Lecture at the invitation of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines. FOCAP is an organisation that […]

blue diamond

The Curse of the Blue Diamond

The curse of the blue diamond has struck Thailand once again. The tortuous two-decade saga of theft, deception, incompetence, corruption and murder burst back into the spotlight this month, doing […]


Thaksin and me

  Like many foreign correspondents, as a result of my reporting on Thailand’s political crisis I have frequently been accused of naïveté, breathtaking stupidity, and a total inability to grasp the complexities of the situation. […]