Supreme Court accepts another case of former PM

September 1st, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions accepts the case on mobile phone concession fee which involves the Shinawatra Family.

The defendant of the case is former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, charged on grounds of malfeasance and seeking personal gain in line with the Criminal Code and the National Counter Corruption Commission Act. The deposed prime minister faces legal action as he approved laws to transform mobile phone concession fee into excise tax to benefit the business of Shin Corp. According to the allegation filed against him, his action has caused the country to lose more than 66 billion baht.

The first trial will take place on October 15th.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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