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  • S Landreth
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    Originally posted by Puu View Post
    They won't return.


    Thaksin promises fans he will come home soon

    Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra announced during his Clubhouse talk on Tuesday evening that he will return to Thailand but did not say when.

    His declaration was in response to questions from his audience.

    Thaksin returned to Thailand for a brief visit on February 28, 2008, before moving overseas on a self-imposed exile.

    His government was ousted on September 19, 2006, by a military coup led by General Sonthi Boonyaratglin.

    The former leader was sentenced in absentia to two years in prison for abuse of power.: https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40002637


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  • S Landreth
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    Originally posted by S Landreth View Post
    times change

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  • S Landreth
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    Ex-PM Yingluck and cabinet cleared over 1.9 billion baht compensation for victims of political violence

    Exiled Former Thai Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, and her cabinet, have been cleared of any wrongdoing by an investigative panel of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), in connection with the approval of about 1.9 billion baht in compensation for victims of violent political protests and the crackdown on red-shirt protesters by troops between 2005 and 2010.

    A well-informed NACC source said late Wednesday night that the panel concluded that there is insufficient evidence to substantiate charges of malfeasance in office against the former prime minister and her 33 cabinet ministers.

    The panel pointed out that the compensation was paid to victims of all political shades, according to the source, adding that the panel did not find any evidence that the 1.9 billion baht was misused or partially embezzled by any member of her cabinet.

    The panel, however, did make the observation that it is still unclear whether the decision of Ms. Yingluck’s government was in line with the regulations.

    The panel’s findings will be submitted to the NACC for consideration in 1-2 weeks, said the source.

    The compensation fund was recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, formed after the unrest in 2010. More than 90 people were killed during the two months of violent protests by red-shirt protesters against the then government of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.

    The fund covers families of the dead victims, those who were injured or unfairly detained during political violence, datingback to 2005.

    Families of those killed were given 250,000 baht for funeral expenses and an additional three million baht for “psychological trauma caused.”: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/ex-pm-y...ical-violence/


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  • S Landreth
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    Originally posted by S Landreth View Post
    Former PM Yingluck says junta has failed Thais on 7th anniversary of coup
    After 7 long years,………….still bitter

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  • socal
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    ^ So you don't like the Shinawatra clan, the monarchy, the junta. Who do you support

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  • S Landreth
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    Former PM Yingluck says junta has failed Thais on 7th anniversary of coup

    Ousted fugitive former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra wrote on her Facebook page today (Saturday) saying it was bitter and hurtful to see the Thai people failed by the junta led government, seven years after the military backed National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) took power.

    “Throughout the past seven years, I feel hurt and bitterness for my Thai brothers and sisters, who have been tolerating and hoping that the government will eventually do some good for the country. As the years have gone by, however, all the promises they made, to justify the coup against me, have no sign of ever being fulfilled,” the former PM said, on the anniversary of the coup, led by now prime minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, which toppled her administration in 2014.

    Though a general election has been held, Yingluck said it was only to give an impression that the junta has already returned power to the people. In reality, the Constitution was designed to ensure their continuation in power and the people’s calls for its amendment have been ignored, she added.

    “The past seven years, since the coup, are seven years of lost development opportunity and seven years of the people’s voice being ignored. It is seven years that people have been hoping for a People’s Constitution, which nobody knows whether it will ever be realised,” Yingluck wrote.

    The ousted prime minister also slammed the Prayut government for lacking empathy for the people and for failing them in taking care of the economy and the COVID-19 situation.

    Referring to the NCPO’s campaign promise of “Returning Happiness to the People,” she asked if the junta had fulfilled that, or whether it was only an excuse to remove her government from power.

    Yingluck has been living in self-exile since 2017, when a court ruled she was guilty of negligence in the rice-pledging scheme and sentenced her to five years in prison.: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/former-...rsary-of-coup/


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  • S Landreth
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    Main points………

    Yingluck verdict opens another can of worms in the rice-pledging saga

    Supporters of Yingluck Shinawatra are cheering an April 2 ruling by the Administrative Court, claiming it clears the fugitive former prime minister of all legal responsibility for her government’s graft-plagued rice-pledging scheme.

    The court’s findings

    The Central Administrative Court ruled that Yingluck alone had no authority to repeal the rice-pledging scheme since it was a government policy that had been announced before Parliament.

    As head of government, Yingluck was responsible for general supervision of the project – not irregularities regarding the bogus government-to-government sale, said the ruling.

    The court also cleared Yingluck of negligence as her government had taken measures to prevent irregularities related to rice-pledging.

    The court also pointed to a lack of clear evidence to prove that Yingluck had issued instructions or was directly involved in the bogus sale.

    Jumping to conclusions

    Yingluck’s supporters were quick to conclude that the verdict cleared her of any guilt over the rice scheme and demanded that “justice be returned” to the former premier.

    Interpretation challenged

    However, Yingluck supporters’ interpretation of the verdict is being disputed by observers, who say the ruling did not cover criminal litigation related to the rice-pledging scheme.

    Prof Vicha Mahakun, a former member of the National Anti Corruption Commission, said on April 2 that the Yingluck verdict was related to civil damages demanded by the state, noting that the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders “had issued a clear ruling” separately against Yingluck.

    On September 27, 2017, the Supreme Court found the ex-PM guilty of criminal negligence in the rice-pledging scheme and sentenced her in absentia to five years in prison. Yingluck fled the country one month before that verdict and has been living in self-exile overseas since August 2017.

    Conservative politician Warong Dechgitvigrom said “it is unbelievable” that Pheu Thai’s Phumtham cannot tell the difference between criminal and civil litigation.

    “The criminal case was final and the penalty was five years’ imprisonment. If you think Yingluck was not guilty, why did she escape?” Warong asked. “They are separate cases and you can’t use the new verdict to disprove the old one. The prison sentence still stands.”

    He added that civil ruling at the Administrative Court was not yet final and he expected relevant state agencies to appeal to the highest court.

    On the run ‘for ever’

    The criminal case against Yingluck is considered final as both parties – her lawyers and public prosecutors – allowed the 30-day deadline to pass without filing an appeal against the September 2017 verdict.

    Thai authorities are now duty-bound to enforce the court verdict by hunting Yingluck down so she can serve her sentence.

    If the ex-PM chooses the life of a fugitive, she will be on the run for the rest of her life, said Surasak Trirattrakul, a senior public prosecutor in charge of cases involving the rice-pledging scheme. The law was amended in September 2017 to freeze the statute of limitations while a convict is on the run, he added.

    Asset seizure suspended

    The April 2 verdict means the Legal Execution Department’s move to confiscate Yingluck’s assets is suspended for at least 30 days – the deadline for the Finance Ministry to appeal the case.

    Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, the government’s legal expert, confirmed it would lodge an appeal with the Supreme Administrative Court.

    Meanwhile, the seizure and auction of Yingluck’s assets is suspended, Wissanu said. However, the seized property will not be returned to her unless the highest court rules otherwise, he added.

    Less than Bt100 million worth of Yingluck’s properties has been seized so far, including her mansion in Bangkok’s Soi Yothin Pattana, according to Wissanu.: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/yingluc...pledging-saga/



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  • S Landreth
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    The court reasoned that the irregularities occurred at the operational level, while Yingluck was only involved in the memoranda of understanding for the trade agreements and that she had nothing directly to do with actual transactions.
    not the sharpest tool

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  • scat2
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    Wonder if she follows this thread?

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  • S Landreth
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    The court reasoned that the irregularities occurred at the operational level, while Yingluck was only involved in the memoranda of understanding for the trade agreements and that she had nothing directly to do with actual transactions.
    one dumb cookie

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  • scat2
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    Originally posted by S Landreth View Post
    wonder how yingluck feels being called stupid from a court
    She probably considers the source and doesn't take it terribly serious.
    Though, she [and her kin] must be feeling homesick and deprived of their native culture.

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  • S Landreth
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    wonder how yingluck feels being called stupid from a court

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  • S Landreth
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    answering the question above. I think so

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  • S Landreth
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    Did the Thai court tell us she’s stupid?
    • The Central Administrative Court ruled today that an order, issued by the Finance Ministry in 2016, demanding that former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pay 35-billion-baht compensation to the state for losses incurred in her administration’s scandalous government-to-government rice deals.

    The court reasoned that the irregularities occurred at the operational level, while Yingluck was only involved in the memoranda of understanding for the trade agreements and that she had nothing directly to do with actual transactions.

    The court also said that the Finance Ministry had no evidence to prove that Yingluck had done anything which had damaged the state.

    On Monday, the Central Administrative Court ordered former commerce minister Boonsong Teriyaphirom, former deputy commerce minister Poom Saraphol and three former senior commerce officials to pay the Thai state 14.7 billion baht in compensation for damage caused to the state by the G-to-G rice deals.

    The three other former officials are Manas Soiploy, former director-general of Foreign Trade Department, Tikumporn Nartvoratat, former deputy director-general of Foreign Trade Department, Akkarapong Teepwatchara, former director of Foreign Trade Office.

    Meanwhile, Vicha Mahakun, a former member of the National Anti-Corruption Commission, said today that the Central Administrative Court’s ruling is not yet final, because the government can appeal the decision to the Supreme Administrative Court.

    Dr. Warong Dechgitvigrom, acting leader of the Thai Pakdee party, and the “whistleblower” who exposed the rice scandal, said he was surprised by the ruling, but will respect it, while urging the government to appeal.: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/court-s...nd-april-2021/

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  • S Landreth
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    times change

    they will be back

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