Jail time for national park boozers

December 6, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 6 December 2017: There is no middle road to responsible drinking as far as Thailand’s national parks go; drink and you go to jail.

Authorities are warning tourists who camp overnight at national parks they risk a prison term and fines if they take even a single alcoholic sip before turning in for the night.

Possession of alcoholic beverages warrants an embarrassing U-turn at the gates of national parks as officials say they will check car boots for booze. Read more

Mischief maker swaps bag tags

September 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 22 September 2017: A Singaporean baggage handler has been charged with “mischief” for allegedly swapping tags on hundreds of suitcases at the city-state’s airport, causing them to end up at the wrong destination.

Tay Boon Keh, 63, could be jailed if found guilty of having swapped the tags on 286 bags at Changi Airport, one of the world’s busiest hubs and often voted the world’s best airport.

Tay, who appeared in court Tuesday, is facing 286 counts of mischief. Read more

China frees Casino sales team

August 15, 2017 by  
Filed under China, News, North Asia

SYDNEY, 15 August 2017: Australia’s Crown Resorts said Monday that China had released all of the casino group’s employees who were detained as part of a gambling crackdown last year.

Mogul James Packer’s gaming company said the last of the 19 current and former Crown employees had been set free after being held for 10 months.

“Crown is pleased that all of our employees have now been released and reunited with their families and loved ones,” executive chairman John Alexander said. Read more

China jails Crown executives

June 27, 2017 by  
Filed under News, North Asia

SHANGHAI, 27 June 2017: A Chinese court on Monday convicted 19 current and former employees of Australia’s Crown Resorts company on gambling-related charges, handing jail terms to 16 of them, including three Australians.

The defendants pleaded guilty and 16 were given nine- and 10-month sentences, which include time served since they were arrested in October, meaning they could be released over the next two months.

They were fined a total of USD1.25 million. Three others who were granted bail in November were neither fined nor jailed. Read more

Pack attack thugs jailed

June 6, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

HUA HIN, 6 June 2016: A gang of Thai thugs who carried out a brutal attack on a British family in Hua Hin have each been jailed for two years, according to a report posted on ThaiVisa.com, Sunday.

The four accused were handed a two-year jail term without the possibility of parole.

The attack, which took place, 13 April, during the Songkran festival at the popular beach resort some 160 km southwest of Bangkok, was captured on CCTV and made headlines worldwide. Read more