Articles by: James Morris and Son Nguyen

Rough justice meted out by former senior Thai policeman at a provincial court as 3 die in shooting

Rough justice meted out by former senior Thai policeman at a provincial court as 3 die in shooting

November 12, 2019

Crime, Living, Thailand:

The bizarre and shocking mass killing brings the number of security incidents in the last 6 weeks linked with Thai court buildings to 3. Urgent… Read More ›

Thailand hit by online fraud schemes with billions lost by savers looking for a quick buck

Thailand hit by online fraud schemes with billions lost by savers looking for a quick buck

November 10, 2019

Crime, Economy, Media, Thailand:

As policemen in Udon Thani worked overtime on Saturday to interview victims of the ‘Mae Manee’ fraud in which 4,000 people are estimated to have… Read More ›

Former Thai district leader guns down three generations in a dispute over a ฿13 million debt

Former Thai district leader guns down three generations in a dispute over a ฿13 million debt

November 9, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

An appalling crime in Chumphon province on the southern coast shows again the deadly nature of debt in Thailand as an elderly man commits mass… Read More ›

American Bart Allen Helmus kept alive with an artificial respirator at Sa Kaeo hospital – concern for his wife

American Bart Allen Helmus kept alive with an artificial respirator at Sa Kaeo hospital – concern for his wife

November 8, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

The two prison escapees are both being treated in the intensive care under guard at Sa Kaeo’s Crown Prince Hospital. It comes as the third… Read More ›

70-year-old German man attacked in Phuket home invasion by two men with long knives

70-year-old German man attacked in Phuket home invasion by two men with long knives

November 8, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

His 50-year-old Thai wife arrived home just in the nick of time as the attackers had tied the German man to a chair with black… Read More ›

American inmate in a coma after shooting himself when police surrounded him and his wife

American inmate in a coma after shooting himself when police surrounded him and his wife

November 7, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

Bart Allen Helmus who when originally arrested by police last July in Pattaya was found with a gun and 200 bullets, had no intention of… Read More ›

American escapee tried to kill his wife as police net closed on them in Sa Kaeo province as manhunt ended

American escapee tried to kill his wife as police net closed on them in Sa Kaeo province as manhunt ended

November 6, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

The three inmates who made a daring escape from the Pattaya Provincial Court cells on Monday were back in custody after 48 hours on Wednesday… Read More ›

American drug gangster escapes from custody in Pattaya with Thai wife in armed prison break

American drug gangster escapes from custody in Pattaya with Thai wife in armed prison break

November 5, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The three shackled prisoners, two men and a woman, ran from the court holding centre armed with a gun to a waiting Izuzu vehicle with… Read More ›

UK man arrested on drugs charges by CSD police in Pattaya claims ex Thai wife set him up 

UK man arrested on drugs charges by CSD police in Pattaya claims ex Thai wife set him up 

November 4, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Separately, 36-year-old Matthew Beresford, another UK man, was arrested on Sunday for supplying drugs to tourists on the island of Ko Pha Ngan. He was… Read More ›

Inquest into death of Brit who died following a sucker punch outside a Pattaya Go Go bar

Inquest into death of Brit who died following a sucker punch outside a Pattaya Go Go bar

November 3, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The 50-year old widow of Mike Jones-Mathias told reporters that she could not believe that her husband, the owner of a café in Cardiff, would… Read More ›

The murderer walks police officers through his monstrous crime that has outraged Thailand

The murderer walks police officers through his monstrous crime that has outraged Thailand

November 3, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Withun Sitabut has been charged with the murder and torture of 58-year-old Wanne Jiracharoenying, a crime for which the death sentence is mandatory. The woman… Read More ›

Crazed criminal and rapist who terrorised foreign nationals on Ko Samui to feed his drug habit arrested

Crazed criminal and rapist who terrorised foreign nationals on Ko Samui to feed his drug habit arrested

November 1, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

On Thursday morning, after the criminal had fled Ko Samui, police from Bo Phut police station cornered the Thai man at a girlfriend’s apartment. He… Read More ›

Evil fridge murder suspect hunted down by police in Nakhon Sawan and brought into custody

Evil fridge murder suspect hunted down by police in Nakhon Sawan and brought into custody

November 1, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police on Wednesday detained a girlfriend of 39 years Withun Sitabut with whom he went on a romantic excursion to Ko Samet spending money freely… Read More ›

Scotsman who died suddenly in Thailand had fled the UK to escape heroin drug dealing charge

Scotsman who died suddenly in Thailand had fled the UK to escape heroin drug dealing charge

October 31, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

35-year-old Thomas Hagan was subsequently cleared of the serious criminal charges brought against him in 2014 at a trial in July last year but the… Read More ›

Immigration boss warns of a new crackdown on foreigners flouting Thai laws has only begun

Immigration boss warns of a new crackdown on foreigners flouting Thai laws has only begun

October 30, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

A 35-year old Nigerian was arrested on Sunday outside his home on Ko Pha Ngan. Police found 10 grams of cocaine as well as cash… Read More ›

Thai woman tortured, murdered by driver who plundered ฿40 million from her bank accounts 

Thai woman tortured, murdered by driver who plundered ฿40 million from her bank accounts 

October 29, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A provincial court has issued an arrest warrant for 39-year-old Withun Sitabut who as recently as Monday, after the murdered woman’s body was discovered, was… Read More ›

Chinese credit card scammer arrested in Lumpini by Thai police after complaints from banks

Chinese credit card scammer arrested in Lumpini by Thai police after complaints from banks

October 28, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Police raided the apartment of Feng Yi Sheng and found 60 counterfeit cards, 32 of which contained data from real credit cards belonging to third… Read More ›

TV actress apologises for her wrongful bribery accusation against a Thai traffic police officer 

TV actress apologises for her wrongful bribery accusation against a Thai traffic police officer 

October 25, 2019

Living, Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The high profile controversy has once again raised the issue of illegally imported luxury cars as the car was handed over for police inspection on… Read More ›

Italian living with Thai wife on Koh Phangan arrested for dealing after drugs found in the post

Italian living with Thai wife on Koh Phangan arrested for dealing after drugs found in the post

October 24, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Police found nearly 16 grams of methamphetamine powder in an almond container while the package posted from the Netherlands contained noodles and 500 ecstasy tablets.… Read More ›

German man wanted for fraud denies dumping 77-year-old woman’s body in a Chonburi canal 

German man wanted for fraud denies dumping 77-year-old woman’s body in a Chonburi canal 

October 22, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Included in the 12 arrests warrants awaiting the German man in his home country are charges of credit card fraud and financial deception of the… Read More ›