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    Thaksin appeal ruling Wednesday

    Bangkok Post : Thaksin appeal ruling Wednesday


    Thaksin appeal ruling Wednesday

    • Published: 10/08/2010 at 06:11 PM
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    The Supreme Court will rule on Wednesday whether to accept an appeal by former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his family against the seizure of their assets worth 46.37 billion baht.

    The Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions ruled on Feb 26 that Thaksin and his former wife, Khunying Potjaman na Pombejra, concealed their Shin Corp shares and that Thaksin abused his position as prime minister to enrich the company.

    The court ordered the seizure of 46.37 billion baht, part of the 76.6 billion baht which the Shinawatra family gained from selling their stake in Shin Corp to Temasek Holdings, and the share dividends.

    The court found the sum had been accumulated through corrupt means while Thaksin was prime minister from 2001 to 2006. The law requires the family to provide the court with new evidence and witnesses for a second trial to be convened.

    Thaksin and his family members submitted their appeal to the court, which set up a five-member panel, led by Supreme Court vice president Pirapol Pichayawat, to vet the defence arguments.

    The vetting process has been completed and a report submitted to Supreme Court president Sobchok Sukharom.

    The Supreme Court has scheduled a plenary meeting of 142 judges for 9.30am on Aug 11. The judges will decide at the meeting by majority vote whether to accept the appeal.

    If the meeting resolved to reject the appeal, the assets seizure case will be finalised.
    "Slavery is the daughter of darkness; an ignorant people is the blind instrument of its own destruction; ambition and intrigue take advantage of the credulity and inexperience of men who have no political, economic or civil knowledge. They mistake pure illusion for reality, license for freedom, treason for patriotism, vengeance for justice."-Simón Bolívar

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    I am hoping it is reversed. Then the yellow shirts will descend on BKK or the airport again!

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    Supreme Court rejects appeal of Thaksin asset seizure case


    Supreme Court rejects appeal of Thaksin asset seizure case



    The Supreme Court Wednesday decided against launching an appellate review on the Bt46 billion asset seizure case involving fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra and his family members.

    The Supreme Court judges convene a full bench and voted to reject the appeal.

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    thank god,

    maybe they should have seized all of it, at least no future promises of bribes for the Red fighters,

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    I thought this news would make more of a noise with its release. I wonder what Mr. T will say about this? I haven't heard a Thai say a word about it all day. The world goes on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    maybe they should have seized all of it
    They did, when you add in the interest and other 'fines'...

    This is no surprise is it. Much as I hate MrT, the law was changed by the army to get him in a totally illegal way (by any rule of law) rather than attack his most obvious case; wouldn't want to open up that rather large can of worms and the crown property/inverstments... The main ruling was that this army imposed change was considered to be 'an act of parliament'... So, these corrupt bastardoses will just push it and push it and push it to the nth degree; so many of them in it up to their neck...

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    http://www.nationmultimedia.com/home...-30135705.html


    Asset appeal rejection expected, Thaksin to keep on seeking justice: adviser





    Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra will carry on looking for justice following the high court's decision not to launch an appellate review on the Bt46 billion asset seizure case, his legal adviser Noppadon Patama said on Wednesday.

    "We are disappointed because Thaksin has fallen prey to political bullying tactics since the coup to oust him from power," he said.

    Noppadon said Thaksin had been informed about the rejection of his appeal and that the defence team would continue to explore options in seeking justice.

    "I think after hearing the rejection, Thaksin and his family members felt they did not get fair treatment," he said.

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    Bangkok Post : Govt advised, use Thaksin


    Govt advised, use Thaksin’s money


    The government should consider ways to use the money confiscated from former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra to finance its Strong Thailand (Thai Khem Kaeng) stimulus scheme in 2012, Thanawat Polwichai, director of the Economic and Business forecasting Centre, said on Thursday.

    “By doing this, the government will be able to introduce a balanced fiscal budget sooner,” Mr Thanawat said.

    The government can also use the money in the 2011 fiscal year to reduce the demand for foreign loans next year, he added.

    Mr Thanawat said the government has acess to Thaksin’s money after the Supreme Court plenary assembly yesterday ruled not to accept for consideration the appeal by Thaksin and his family against the seizure of 46 billion baht of their frozen assets, on grounds of no new evidence having been presented.

    The Supreme Court's decision means the verdict is now final .

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    that would be a nice thing,

    first the money should be used to pay for the attendance of the poor cattle at the rally who didn't get paid

    then build "re-education" school for the North east to teach them not to hate and how to work without a government handout

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    that would be a nice thing,

    first the money should be used to pay for the attendance of the poor cattle at the rally who didn't get paid

    then build "re-education" school for the North east to teach them not to hate and how to work without a government handout
    are you taking the piss?

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    Best thing is to divide his money up into portions, then give a certain amount to Generals, a bit less to Colonels and Majors, slightly less to Captains, then give whatever is left over to Generals.

    Lets not fool ourselves that this money is going into any pockets other than military personnel. BF, if you spoke about this to our mutual friend who met with erstwhile senior members of the military junta, you'd think likewise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Ghost_Of_The_Moog View Post

    Best thing is to divide his money up into portions, then give a certain amount to Generals, a bit less to Colonels and Majors, slightly less to Captains, then give whatever is left over to Generals.
    Manys the true word spoken in jest , but I think your list is a bit short. I'm sure there will be other beneficiary's outside the military.

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    Bangkok Post : Thaksin should accept court


    Thaksin should accept court’s ruling
    Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra should accept the decision not to accept for consideration the appeal by Thaksin and his family against the seizure of 46 billion baht of their frozen assets by the Supreme Court plenary assembly, Thepthai Senpong, personal spokesman of Democrat Party leader, said on Thursday.

    Even if the decision was not a ruling by the court, but it was an outcome of justice procedure, Mr Thepthai said. He added that Thaksin still have legal right to continue fighting to prove his innocence and protect his assets. The spokesman did not believe that the red-shirts had never received financial support for political rallies from Thaksin, as claimed by Jatuporn Prompan, core leader of the United front for Democracy against Dictatorship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by The_Ghost_Of_The_Moog View Post

    Best thing is to divide his money up into portions, then give a certain amount to Generals, a bit less to Colonels and Majors, slightly less to Captains, then give whatever is left over to Generals.
    Manys the true word spoken in jest , but I think your list is a bit short. I'm sure there will be other beneficiary's outside the military.

    Yes, but we're not allowed to mention them !

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Ghost_Of_The_Moog
    Best thing is to divide his money up into portions, then give a certain amount to Generals, a bit less to Colonels and Majors, slightly less to Captains, then give whatever is left over to Generals.
    technically it's their money since Thaksin failed to "distribute" the spoils when he was in power. Fair game for them to claim what they are due. And they had to go through the pain of organizing a coup to remove him, surely this needs to be rewarded in some regards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordechai
    are you taking the piss?
    no, why you ask ?

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    ^same old same old.
    An undemocratic decision from an unelected, illegitimate, appointed, jerrymandered, tampered, illusion for a judicial system.
    Who in their right mind would accept anything from such a tainted institution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LooseBowels View Post
    ^same old same old.
    An undemocratic decision from an unelected, illegitimate, appointed, jerrymandered, tampered, illusion for a judicial system.
    Who in their right mind would accept anything from such a tainted institution.
    They would {and they will}....in a heart beat. Sociopathy hasn't got anything on them.

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