11 July 2024

The special public prosecutor has deferred a decision on the money laundering case against former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s only son, Pangthongtae “Oak”, and two trusted aides until October 10.

The prosecutor was initially due to deliver its decision today on the charges against the three accused, Panthongtae, Mrs Kanchana Honghern, former secretary of Khunying Potjamarn, Thaksin’s ex-wife, and her husband, Wanchai.

Mr Prayuth Petkhun, deputy spokesman of the Office of the Attorney-General, said the special prosecutor had demanded more evidence on some issues from the inquiry officers of the Department of Special Investigation.

The three accused did not show up before the prosecutor but assigned their lawyer to see the prosecutor instead.

The trio were charged by DSI officials with money laundering in connection with a substantial amount of loan lent by the state-run Krung Thai Bank to the Krisda Mahanakorn real estate company.