Published: May 28, 2019
A CLOSE aide to imprisoned former commerce minister Boonsong Teriyapirom was yesterday sentenced to 50 years in jail in absentia for his role in a corruption scandal linked to the Yingluck Shinawatra government’s rice-pledging scheme.
Published: Nov 05, 2018
FORMER COMMERCE minister Boonsong Teriyapirom, who is serving a lengthy jail term for corruption, is suffering from severe health problems that could lead to paralysis without proper treatment, Deputy Premier and Justice Minister Prajin Juntong said yesterday.
Published: Jan 31, 2018
FORMER prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s Bt110-million mansion in Bangkok is among more than 30 of her assets that have been confiscated to pay the compensation demanded from her for damages stemming from her government’s rice-pledging scheme, her lawyer said yesterday.
Published: Jan 29, 2018
The Administrative Court on Monday rejected a request by former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra for an injunction against a government order for her to pay Bt35 billion in compensation for damages allegedly stemming from her government’s rice-pledging scheme.
Published: Nov 30, 2017
THE NATIONAL Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) yesterday forwarded a case to the Attorney-General regarding former Commerce Ministery secretary Weerawut Wajanaphukka for new indictments and a trial after it decided earlier this month that he should be charged for having accumulated “unusual wealth”.
Published: Oct 31, 2017
PUBLIC PROSECUTORS will soon finalise key legal points in an effort to seek a review of court verdicts on two criminal cases concerning the previous government’s rice-pledging scheme and fake government-to-government rice export deals.
Published: Oct 29, 2017
THE CRIMINAL case against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her role in the rice-pledging scheme technically closed on Friday when neither Yingluck nor the prosecutor submitted an appeal, her lawyer and the prosecutor both confirmed yesterday.
Published: Oct 18, 2017
Pison Pirun, a judge in the nine-member Supreme Court panel that ruled in the case over the rice-pledging scheme against ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra case, was the only judge to rule her not guilty on the grounds that “she lacked the intention to cause loss or seek advantage she was not entitled to”.
Published: Oct 10, 2017
POL COLONEL Chairit Anurit of the Metropolitan Police faces disciplinary action for his role in driving former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to Sa Kaew province ahead of the scheduled Supreme Court verdict on August 25, in her case related to her government’s rice-pledging scheme.