ANALYSIS: Thaksin too clever by half?
The premier’s denial of Ample Rich Investments in his asset-concealment case in 2001 seems to have the potential of coming back to bite him where it really hurts.
ALTERNATIVE FUEL: Gasohol pumps may soon be running dry
Producers cannot compete with food exporters for pricey raw materials. Motorists could soon find gasohol, a cheap and increasingly popular alternative to petrol, running low or costing more at filling stations, energy experts say. The government’s ill-planned promotion of the mixture of petrol and crop-based ethanol, which is Bt1-Bt1.50 cheaper per litre than regular and premium petrol, has caused serious supply problems.
The Law Society of Thailand and the National Press Council will tomorrow issue a joint statement to inform the public of their concerns over the historic Bt73-billion Shin/Temasek deal. Dej-udom Krairit, president of the Law Society, said the statement would cover the tax issues involved in the mega-deal, in which Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s immediate family and his in-laws are accused of avoiding a huge tax bill.