Late PM Samak’s family ordered to pay ฿587m baht compensation to BMA

The Supreme Administrative Court has upheld the ruling of a lower court, ordering the immediate family of the late Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, his widow Khunying Surat and their two…

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Chakkaphan Phewngam

Deputy Bangkok governor begins tackling bribery among municipal police

Deputy Bangkok Governor Chakkaphan Phewngam has warned municipal police to refrain from demanding or accepting bribes or other ill-gotten benefits during his first meeting with municipal police chiefs and the…

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Bangkok’s governor-elect says corruption is a hard nut to crack

Bangkok Governor-elect Chadchart Sittipunt has admitted that the most difficult problem to address in Bangkok is corruption, but claimed that he is more confident that he is on the right…

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Call for new probe into “fancy” lamp post and weir projects in Mukdahan

Mukdahan anti-corruption watchdog has reservations over budget to repair “fancy” lamp posts and weir

The Mukdahan provincial office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has expressed reservations over a provincial civil works and town planning officeproposal to secure 40-million baht to repair damaged “fancy”lamp…

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Call for new probe into “fancy” lamp post and weir projects in Mukdahan

Call for new probe into “fancy” lamp post and weir projects in Mukdahan

Civil society in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Mukdahan is demanding a reinvestigation of the Muang district municipality’s expenditure of about 29 million baht on five projects, related to the improvement…

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How Klong Dan project gushed from pollution solution to corruption torrent to expensive lesson

The controversial Klong Dan wastewater treatment project has made headlines at regular intervals over the past three decades. News reports initially described the plant as a solution to water pollution,…

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Watana Muangsook joins long list of powerful Thai politicians jailed for corruption

Watana Muangsook has become the latest Thai political heavyweight to be jailed in a high-profile corruption case. On March 4, the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders upheld…

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Government agencies ordered to pay ฿9.6bn compensation over Klong Dan project

Thailand’s Pollution Control Department (PCD) and Finance Ministry have lost the legal fight to avoid paying 9.6 billion baht in compensation to a consortium of companies over the corruption-plagued Klong…

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PM, opposition leader in showdown on first day of debate in Thai parliament

Opposition and Pheu Thai party leader Chonlanan Srikaew accused Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Thursday) of being the root cause of all the pressing problems now facing Thailand, ranging from…

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Thailand’s 2021 corruption standing drops six places to 110th out of 180 countries

Thailand’s corruption standing fell six places, ranked 110th, in the 2021 Corruption Perception Index, with a score of 35 out of 100, according to survey of 180 countries conducted and…

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Outspoken Thai MP Sira Jenjaka loses status in Constitution Court ruling

Outspoken Palang Pracharat MP for Bangkok Sira Jenjaka has lost his parliamentary status, after the Constitutional Court ruled today (Wednesday) that he was unqualified to contest the election in the…

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Ex-government chief whip denies involvement in graft in futsal court scandal

Former Thai government chief whip Wirat Rattanaseth denied all the charges at the first hearing of the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Officer Holders, in a corruption case involving…

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No pardons for corruption, drug trafficking, rape-murder convictions – Survey

Most respondents to recent NIDA Poll do not agree with the granting of pardons to convicted corrupt politicians or officials, rapist-murders, drug traffickers or those convicted of other serious crimes….

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Pheu Thai’s Anurak Tangpanithanon ceases to function as MP after Supreme Court accepts graft case

Anurak Tangpanithanon, a Pheu Thai MP for Mukdahan province, has been barred from working as a legislator, effective from yesterday (Wednesday), after the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office…

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“Doing parliamentary duties” is a divisive term

Thailand’s Opposition outlines government’s failures

Thailand’s six-party opposition bloc has issued a joint statement outlining the government’s failures during the past three years under the leadership of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Leaders of the opposition…

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Former PDRC leader Suthep Thaugsuban bailed after being charged with corruption

A former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, Suthep Thaugsuban, was granted bail by the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders after malfeasance charges were filed against him, by…

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Government chief whip ends his role as MP as Supreme Court accepts futsal scandal for trial

The Thai Government’s chief whip, Wirat Rattanaseth, has to stop performing his duties as an MP from Tuesday after the Supreme Court Criminal Division for Holders of Political Office accepted…

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‘Joe Ferrari’, six former cops to be prosecuted over fatal torture of suspect

Four charges, including murder by torture or brutal acts, will be filed with public prosecutors tomorrow (Wednesday) against Thitisan Utthanaphon, aka “Joe Ferrari” and six other former police officers for…

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Rodrigo Roa Duterte, president of the Philippines, remotely addresses the 76th session of the U.N. General Assembly in a pre-recorded message, Tuesday Sept. 21, 2021. (UN Web TV via AP)

Philippine leader asks officials to ignore corruption probe

The Philippine president says he will prohibit Cabinet officials from attending an ongoing Senate inquiry on suspected irregularities in massive government purchases of medical supplies in a brewing constitutional crisis….

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Wirat Ratanaset: The chief whip whose futsal ‘game’ could injure Thai govt

Veteran politician Wirat Ratanaset’s indictment on corruption charges has cast a cloud over his status as government chief whip and is threatening to impact the ruling coalition. However, he still…

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Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan (C) leaves Government House before the swearing-in ceremony for the new Thai cabinet in Bangkok on July 16, 2019. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Thailand’s anti-graft body ordered to reveal its findings on DPM Prawit’s wristwatch scandal

The Central Administrative Court has ordered Thailand’s anti-graft watchdog, the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), to reveal its findings from an investigation into the expensive wristwatches seen being worn in public…

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87 people, including government chief whip, indicted over futsal court scandal

The Thai government’s chief whip and Palang Pracharat MP, Wirat Rattanaseth, and 86 other people, including school directors, local politicians and teachers, were indicted today by public prosecutors before the…

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Former revenue chief and senior official get life for ฿3bn illegal tax refund

Former Revenue Department Director-General Sathit Rangkhasiri and a former Bangkok-based senior revenue official, Siripong Riyakarnthirachote, were sentenced to life in prison by the Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases…

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Does Thailand’s deal for 8.5 million ATKs pass the corruption test?

Thailand’s surging COVID-19 crisis has spawned a series of rumors and scandals, with the latest centered on rapid antigen test kits (ATKs). Initially touted as a tool to control COVID-19,…

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Possible corruption in provincial lamp post procurements

Thailand’s netizens are sharing images of “fancy” lamp posts, with Thai sculptures on the top, in many rural areas. One of them is in Nakhon Si Thammarat and has led…

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Another land scandal yet rocks Thai politics

Some major political changes in Thailand followed high-profile troubles with the land. A Democrat-led government crumbled in the 1980s after some politicians of the ruling party were accused of grabbing…

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Thai government chief whip faces indictment over futsal courts graft

A joint working group, of the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) and the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), has agreed to indict government chief whip Wirat Rattanaseth on corruption charges, related…

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha

PM says Opposition has forgotten the massive corruption during Pheu Thai administration

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha hit back at opposition Pheu Thai MPs this morning (Tuesday), reminding them of the alleged massive corruption, which he claims took place during the regime of…

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Malaysia charges former finance minister with corruption

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s former finance minister and senior opposition leader Lim Guan Eng was charged with corruption on Friday relating to soliciting a bribe for a $1.5 billion…

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Spain’s former king Juan Carlos abdicated in 2014.

Spain’s ex-king Juan Carlos heads for exile under corruption cloud

Spain’s former king Juan Carlos, who is facing investigation at home and abroad for corruption, announced Monday that he will go into exile. The 82-year-old revealed he would leave the…

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A Thai-Airway Boeing 747 taxies on the tamac of the freed Suvarnabhumi international airport after making the first arrival flight at the protest-hit airport in Bangkok on December 3, 2008. Airlines gradually resumed international and domistic flights to and from the airport after protesters ended a blockade, with full operations expected on December 4, 2008. AFP PHOTO/HOANG DINH Nam (Photo by HOANG DINH NAM / AFP)

Proposed rehabilitation of THAI will expose a Pandora’s Box of corruption

Former international crime prosecutor, Mr. Wanchai Roujanavong, has likened the proposed rehabilitation of Thai Airways International to the opening of a Pandora’s Box, which will expose extensive corruption in the…

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Former National Office of Buddhism officials given heavy prison terms 

Former director of the National Office of Buddhism (NoB), Panom Sornsilp, and three other former senior officials were yesterday handed heavy prison sentences, after they were found guilty of corruption…

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High time for action against corruption, not just talk – Privy Councilor Paiboon

A privy councilor has told a seminar, on the occasion of Anti-Corruption Day on Friday, that he is sick of the seemingly endless talking about the scourge of corruption, stressing that…

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NACC urged to exercise its power to protect whistle blowers

The Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand has urged the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to exercise its powers under the nation’s anti-graft legislation to protect whistle blowers, starting with the case of…

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BKK governor says he is ready for prison if corruption found in incinerator project

Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang announced today (Wednesday) that he was willing to go to prison if it is proven that there is corruption in City Hall’s plan to build two…

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Economy, charter changes, graft to test Democrat-Palang Pracharat ties

This week’s introduction of the Democrat Party’s “Avengers” team was not just a PR stunt by a reeling political camp seeking to capitalize on a big movie hype. It was…

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Appeals court upholds 50-year jail term for ex-TAT governor Juthamas

Thailand’s Appeals Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases has upheld the 50-year prison term imposed on former Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) governor Mrs. Juthamas Siriwan, who was found guilty…

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Another warrant issued for Thaksin’s arrest

The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions today issued a warrant for the arrest of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra after he failed to appear for the…

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