Supreme Court holds first hearing of online lottery caseSeptember 26th, 2008 - 11:42 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The Supreme Court’s Division of crimes involving individuals in political positions this morning will hold its first hearing on the 2-3 digit lottery case.
The Supreme Court’s Division of crimes involving individuals in political positions has scheduled its first hearing on the 2-3 digit lottery case for 10 AM today. The case was filed by the National Counter Corruption Commission (NCCC) and names former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and 47 others of abusing their authority and misusing their positions. The case also details tax fraud and matters of personal gain.
Dr. Thaksin and several other defendants of the case have already requested bail. Three of the defendants are also now members of the newly appointed Cabinet, namely, Deputy PM General Chawalit Yongjaiyuth, Minister of Labor Uraiwan Thienthong (ไรวรรณ เทียนทอง) and Minister of Industry Police General Pracha Phromnok (ประชา พรหมนอก).
Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand