21 May 2024

Thailand’s Appeals Court today upheld the one-year prison sentence imposed, by the Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases, on construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta for attempted bribery.

Mr. Premchai, president of Italian-Thai Development Corp, was later released by the court on 500,000 baht bail.

The tycoon was convicted of trying to bribe park rangers at the Thungyai Naraesuan Wildlife Sanctuary following his arrest there, along with his driver Yong Dodkruea and two others, in February 2018, for poaching.

After their arrest, Premchai allegedly told park rangers that he would give them whatever they wanted if they let him go.