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Monta ready to fight human-trafficking case


The attorney for Monta “Ying Kai” Yokratanakan’s has prepared 13 defence witnesses to fight a human-trafficking charge against the high-society flyer for luring a 16-year-old Mae Hong Son girl to work as her servant without any days off. 

Monta has denied the charge, while prosecutors have named 15 state witnesses.
On Monday morning, corrections officers took the 60-year-old suspect to a Bangkok court for a hearing of evidence linked to the indictment accusing her of promising the teen a Bt5,000 salary and scholarship to work for her in Bangkok. 
However, the girl was allegedly made a housemaid serving from 5am-10pm without pay and any day off from May 2008-November 2010. She was allegedly threatened to not tell anyone about it. 
The judge set the first witness hearing for October 17.
Monta also faces other cases of allegedly lodging false police complaints against her former maids for stealing, attempted human trafficking and lese majeste. 
She has been detained at the Central Women’s Correctional Institute in Bang Khen district since July.
 

Published : March 27, 2017

By : Kesinee Taengkhieo The Nation