Chuwit risking libel in linking Thaksin's sister to gambling den
Rak Thailand Party leader Chuwit Kamolvisit will be targetted for libel if he continues to link a gambling den to a younger sister of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, legal adviser Noppadon Pattama said on Wednesday.
Chuwit earlier mentioned the initials of individuals close to Thaksin and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra as being involved in the gambling den located in Soi Kingphet 5, off New Phetchaburi Road.
Noppadon said Yaowaret Shinawatra, Thaksin's sibling and elder sister of Yingluck, had no linkage to any illegal venue as alleged.
Yaowaret has been divorced from Weerachai Wongnapachant for about 20 years, he said.
According to Chuwit, the man with the initials Wrch had control over the gambling den.
Yaowaret is presently a businesswoman and involved in the Pheu Thai Party overseeing the southern constituencies. She served as the president of the National Council of Women of Thailand when Thaksin was in power.