LAW & ORDER
Investigative Journalist Andrew Drummond now faces time in a Thai jial for repeated offenses against the public by knowingly publishing false articles and fake photos about people onto the internet. Drummond was convicted in February and sentenced to four months in prison, suspended for one year with probation for posting a knowingly false criminal accusation against two foreign businessmen working in Thailand. Now four more vitims have filed police reports and the cases are going to court. What is the backgrounfd of Andrew Drummond?
Director-General of The Government Public Relations Department Thailand Public Relations Dept. 20.08.2013
The Foreign Office, The Government Public Relations Department has withdrawn the press card of Mr. Andrew Drummond from the registration system of the Foreign Correspondents of The Government Public Relations Department as of August 5, 2013. Andrew Drummond's press card was deleted from the registration system at the direction of the Director-General of The Government Public Relations Department. Other agencies are looking into blocking the website in Thailand because there are so many police investigations and criminal charges filed against Drummond for false reporting for profit to help some people and hurt others.
Andrew Drummond ordered to face police questioning following a two-year police investigation in Thailand by The Royal Thai Police. Taking part in the investigations into criminal acts are the Bangkok cyber crimes police division, the Thailand Crime Suppression Division (CSD), the Ministry of Information and Computer Technology (MICT) crime division, the Bangkok Police and Pattaya City Police. Now Andrew Michael Drummond, 61, of the UK Is ordered to appear at the main Pattaya police station to answer to multiple criminal charges of defamation and cyber crimes filed against him. Numerous criminal charges were made in Bangkok and Pattaya against Andrew Michael Drummond who was escorted from Bangkok to the Pattaya police station by กนกรัตน์ นิ่มสมุทธ บูธ (นก) Kanokrat Nimsamut Booth (Nok).
PayPal terms of service and customer complaints 21.03.2013
As stated in Pattaya Provincial Criminal Court Documents 23.01.2013
Blogger Andrew Drummond violates Terms of Service on PayPal. See link below. 9 Restricted Activities d. Act in a manner that is obscene, defamatory, libelous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing; are violations of PayPal terms of service. All violators accounts will be terminated. Andrew Drummond also misappropriated donations meant to help animals in distress and used the money for his own support.
Criminal charges filed against Andrew Drummond are accepted at a Preliminary Hearing by Pattaya Provincial Court in Criminal Case number 9731/2555. See the official court decision below where the Pattaya Provincial Criminal Court Judge orders Andrew Michael Drummond bound over for Criminal trial on March 11, 2013 at 9 am. The court order states that at trial he must post 100,000 baht bail or a fugitive warrant will be issued and served on Drummond by police in Thailand. The procedure is if he fails to appear for that trial, Drummond will be arrested and sent to court. Drummond posts in his own name "Andrew Drummond" and also posts on the internet as "Flying Sporran" among other aliases. Drummond was informed if he is in the court room when the case is heard he will have to post bail or go to jail until he is able to post bail. As the court order shows, the judge accepted the criminal case and charged Drummond with criminal charges, stating Andrew Drummond must be tried for posting articles on the internet according to the Computer Crime Act of 2007, Section 14(1), and the Thai Criminal Code Section 90 and 91. Additionally, there are multiple criminal charges brought by two other victims of Andrew Drummond scheduled for January 28, 2013. The Pattaya Provincial Court Criminal case numbers are 9819/2555 and 9134/2555. In both criminal cases the charges are Drummond violated the Thailand Computer Crime Act of 2007, Section 14(1), and the Thai Criminal Code Section 90 and 91.
Thailand King HM Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rex. http://www.onestopservicesthailand.com/ 19.06.2012
Drew Noyes, PAPPA Co., Ltd. Law Office Pattaya Times newspaper and website 06.01.2012
Thailand Foreign Business Act B.E. 2542 (1999) --------------------------------------------- Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rex. Given on this 24th day of November B.E. 2542 (1999) Being the 54th year if the present reign. His Majesty Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej has been pleasantly pleased to proclaim that it was expedient to improve the law governing the business operation of foreigners. This Foreign Business Act has some provisions relating to the restriction of the rights and liberty of individuals but by implication of Section 29 in conjunction with Section 35 and Section 50 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand, the restriction can be implemented by virtue of the law. By and with the advice and concurrence of the Parliament, His Majesty the King graciously ordered the enactment of this Act as follows:
Strategy Page Pattaya Times newspaper and website 30.11.2011
Pattaya Times Staff Drew Noyes, PATTAYA Mayor Itthiphol Kunplume 03.09.2011
Over 350 expats living in Chonburi Province attended the Chonburi Provincial Court's free seminar titled “Insight into the Criminal Proceedings for Adults in Thailand”. The entire seminar was in English to accommodate the audience of foreign residents and visitors. Thousands more watched the Thai law seminar live on the internet thanks to ThaiVisa.com, Pattaya civic and charitable operative Jan Von Koss, and students at the Father Ray Foundation and Pattaya Orphanage who operated the cameras.