Australian ROSS DUNKLEY (Former Owner of Phnom Penh Post) Arrested in Drug Bust in Myanmar with Meth

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Australian ROSS DUNKLEY (Former Owner of Phnom Penh Post) Arrested in Drug Bust in Myanmar with Meth

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:46 am

YANGON – Yangon police arrested Australian national Ross Dunkley, the co-founder and former chief editor of the Yangon-based Myanmar Times newspaper, in possession of a large quantity of methamphetamine pills and crystal methamphetamine at his apartment in Bahan Township early Thursday morning.

The township’s police chief, Police Major Thein Win, confirmed to The Irrawaddy that Dunkley was apprehended with 797 yaba pills and 303 grams of crystal methamphetamine, or “ice”, at his rented residence in San Yay Twin Street.

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Post by that genius » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:00 pm

Wow.
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Re: Australian ROSS DUNKLEY (Former Owner of Phnom Penh Post) Arrested in Drug Bust in Myanmar with Meth

Post by epidemiks » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:08 pm

Quelle surprise.. ​He had a reputation, or so I heard.
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Post by NeverNude » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:11 pm

Nice smiley photo with the heroin.
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Re: Australian ROSS DUNKLEY (Former Owner of Phnom Penh Post) Arrested in Drug Bust in Myanmar with Meth

Post by Barang chgout » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:14 pm

Look at who was with Bay Rigby when he over dosed.....


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Post by epidemiks » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:25 pm

Barang chgout wrote:Look at who was with Bay Rigby when he over dosed.....


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"I know Bay very well and I know that heroin, junk, heroin and amphetamines are not his drug of choice - alcohol is his drug of choice," Dunkley said.

"I was loudly arguing with him not to put it into his arm - that they couldn't find where to put it into his arm - they were f----- it up.

"They were jabbing it into him two or three times before they got it right and I was pretty unhappy about that.

"I was unhappy about the needles they were using, they were old, the spoons, everything they were using was just bad, mate.

"I'm not a druggie, I'm not an intravenous drug user but I knew what was going on. Bay, in his usual invincible manner, said 'Oh, f---- it'."

_The West Weekend _has been told that on the day Rigby died there were at least two other men in his studio.

Dunkley said he was willing to cooperate with any police investigation into his friend's sudden death.


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Re: Australian ROSS DUNKLEY (Former Owner of Phnom Penh Post) Arrested in Drug Bust in Myanmar with Meth

Post by General Mackevili » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:28 pm

So much has changed in 7 years. Ross Dunkley would be turning in his grave, I mean, cell.



"Dunkley has sailed with Rupert Murdoch, smoked cigars with Robert DeNiro, watched Francis Ford Copp-ola speak on the telephone in Hanoi, joked with Vaclav Havel and received encouragement from United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon on an aircraft out of Myanmar.

Here in Phnom Penh, he is on the verge of pushing  The Phnom Penh Post into profit-ability following more than four years of losses.

“What people don’t acknowledge enough is that Cambodia has the freest media market in Asia,’’ Dunkley says."

https://phnompenhpost.com/post-plus/pos ... king-glass

And this is not the first time Ross Dunkley has been arrested in Myanmar for drugs:

"Ross Dunkley, the founder of Rangoon's Myanmar Times and a key stakeholder in the Phnom Penh Post, was arrested after he returned home to Rangoon from Thailand on Friday.
Authorities in Rangoon say he was arrested for overstaying his visa and marijuana possession.

He is being held in the Insein prison in Rangoon."

http://abc.net.au/news/2011-02-12/austr ... ma/1940460

In February 2011, Dunkley was arrested and in June convicted of assault and immigration offences. He was sentenced to one month jail and freed because of 47 days already served pre-bail.

Dunkley says, “Once inside I only held thoughts that I would soon be out. I should have been extremely concerned and thinking I could be jailed for 10 years or more easily with charges of administering drugs, kidnapping and bashing a woman plus immigration offences.

“But as I hadn’t done any of the above I slept soundly.”

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Post by Cam Nivag » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:00 pm

A hooker. This article says rape was alleged as well. http://archive-1.mizzima.com/news/myanm ... spdc-purge
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Re: Australian ROSS DUNKLEY (Former Owner of Phnom Penh Post) Arrested in Drug Bust in Myanmar with Meth

Post by General Mackevili » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:09 pm

Cam Nivag wrote:He kidnapped and bashed a woman?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13975972
Cam Nivag wrote:A hooker. This article says rape was alleged as well. http://archive-1.mizzima.com/news/myanm ... spdc-purge
Dammit, you're a few steps ahead of me. He's been referred to as the Hunter S Thompson of journalism in South East Asia, and sounds like he's got quite a colorful past.

Here are the recent arrest pictures, which show him with several women and also his buddy or possible business partner, John Mckenzie.

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