Land of Trials: How two foreigners were extorted in Thailand
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Archive for May 2009

Donations Update

May 26, 2009

Hi all, thanks for the support. Our new fundraising portal is but they’re still getting their system ready. I’ve sent an email to them requesting an update and will post the reply as soon as I get one. Advertisements

Fundraising update

May 21, 2009

So apparently there’s a lot more involved with receiving donations through paypal than we thought so the original link I posted isn’t going to work. Basically because we’re individuals instead of a full-on charity organization we’re not eligible for non-profit status. I guess I should have known that but this is my first time doing […]

Featured in “The Age” – Melbourne’s daily newspaper

May 20, 2009

Our story was featured on the home page of it’s website on 20 May, 2009. Here is the link:   We were also featured on the second page of the Phuket Post, an English language publication:

The Facebook Group

May 20, 2009

In case anyone is on facebook and is interested in joining the group, here’s the link: We’re planning on having some kind of event here so watch the group for any updates.

May 19, 2009

How to donate

May 19, 2009

We have already established a fundraising website at but it is only set up to recieve payments from American credit cards.  Since many of our donors are overseas we have set up this page and a paypal account to allow people to donate from anywhere in the world. I’m still getting used to using […]

The story so far…

May 19, 2009

On May 27th, 2007 we left the house we were renting in Phuket to have dinner with some friends. At midnight our landlord called to tell us our house was on fire. We rushed back to find everything we owned a smoking ruin.  We lost everything, including passports. During the police investigation the cause, I […]