21 May 2024

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that he is not satisfied with the way the Red Bull heir’s hit-and-run case has been handled by the police and public prosecutors and promised to take action, once he receives the report from the independent fact-finding panel headed by Vicha Mahakhun.


He made the remarks after delivering a speech at an event commemorating the 74th anniversary of the founding of Bangkok Post newspaper, at the Centara Grand at Central Plaza Lat Phrao Hotel on Thursday morning.

The Prime Minister said that public interest in the Red Bull scion’s case shows the importance of the media in Thai society.


“This is the reason why I believe the media in Thailand must be independent and strong,” he said, adding that the hit-and-run case is challenging the justice system and public trust in the entire system of the Thai state.

“Hence, my position on the Red Bull heir case is that I am not OK with several issues which are not clear.  I want transparency and I will follow this case closely,” said the Prime Minister.