William Barnes

William Barnes is the Financial Times south-east Asia correspondent

Re-invention in progress

Re-invention in progress

A single page of reports from Thailand’s seaside resort of Pattaya made grim reading in a recent edition of the local newspaper. A one-legged Finnish lawyer was stabbed to death when he caught his mistress’s real boyfriend robbing his apartment. A scantily clad Thai woman, with an Englishman riding pillion, was knocked off a motorbike [...]