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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The government’s chief whip and Palang Pracharat MP, Wirat Rattanaseth / photo from

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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