Reporters accused of extortion", is the Thai way. Instead of investigating to find out how it is this operator manages to be open at 0300h. When you realise that these lads worked for one of Thailand's Nearly English Language Dailies you might see where they learned their journalistic ethics. They probably also knew there was no future in reporting graft or corruption in Thailand. And of course the Thailand's Nearly English Language Daily is a firm supporter of the accused being innocent until proven guilty so "Both the Bangkok Post and Post Today terminated their ties with Mr Theerawat immediately after he was implicated in the incident.
Journalism and Buddhism are equally admired in Thailand, where the national hero is a fugitive convicted felon.