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    PM warned not to interfere in Philip Morris court case

    Pheu Thai party core member Chalerm Yubamrung has warned Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to stay clear of the ongoing court case between the Thai public prosecutor and Philip Morris, a giant US-based cigarette manufacturer, or he might end up in prison.


    The maverick veteran politician claimed that, on May 10th, Foreign Minister Don Pramudvinai sent a letter to the Prime Minister urging him to exercise his executive power to end the court case in which the prosecutor has demanded 68 billion baht from the cigarette producer for alleged tax evasion.


    Chalerm said that Foreign Minister Don did not have any understanding of legal matters and his move could place the Prime Minister in jeopardy, adding that the Prime Minister could be accused of interfering with judicial affairs.


    He also warned that he would raise the issue in parliament if the Prime Minister acts in response to the foreign ministerís recommendation.


    The case dates back to 2006, after the Department of Special Investigation looked into alleged tax evasion by Philip Morris between 2003 and 2007. The Office of the Attorney-General decided to file a lawsuit against Philip Morris and 12 company officials in Thailand in 2016, demanding 68 billion baht in compensation for alleged tax evasion.

    https://www.thaipbsworld.com/pm-warn...is-court-case/

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    How much have they bunged the FM to stick up for them I wonder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Chalerm Yubamrung
    A real piece of work this guy. Gotta love him.

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    ^ Do you know who my father is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Pheu Thai party core member Chalerm Yubamrung has warned Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to stay clear of the ongoing court case between the Thai public prosecutor and Philip Morris, a giant US-based cigarette manufacturer, or he might end up in prison.
    Ahhh, so this the type of person who will take over from Prayut, really endearing to see he has the well being of the Thai people at heart. ...gotta love democracy.

    Strange the article doesn't mention he was the Deputy Prime Ministers of Yingluck Shinawatra ....very fitting he is up in arms to protect those who would loot public coffers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foobar View Post
    Ahhh, so this the type of person who will take over from Prayut, really endearing to see he has the well being of the Thai people at heart. ...gotta love democracy.

    Strange the article doesn't mention he was the Deputy Prime Ministers of Yingluck Shinawatra ....very fitting he is up in arms to protect those who would loot public coffers.

    He is telling the Prime Minister NOT to end the case, which would let Phillip Morris off paying their enormous tax bill.

    So how is he "protecting those who would loot public coffers"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    He is telling the Prime Minister NOT to end the case, which would let Phillip Morris off paying their enormous tax bill.

    So how is he "protecting those who would loot public coffers"?
    FuFu isn't the sharpest tool in the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    FuFu isn't the sharpest tool in the box.
    Well I know, but I thought I'd give him a chance to think about it.

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    ^^Your dislike of people who add nothing but off-topic ad hom to a thread is certainly very much in evidence there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    ^ Do you know who my father is?
    don't you know who my son is

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    don't you know who my son is
    Roberts your fathers uncle

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    FuFu isn't the sharpest tool in the box.
    No he isn't and he's got a very odd take on things when he thinks anybody urging the PM to not interfere in judicial matters is not a suitable candidate for leadership.
    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Your dislike of people who add nothing but off-topic ad hom to a thread is certainly very much in evidence there.
    His dislike for you was not evident there, though, even though you are one of those people who adds nothing but off-topic ad hom.
    Ironical you mentioning it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    No he isn't and he's got a very odd take on things when he thinks anybody urging the PM to not interfere in judicial matters is not a suitable candidate for leadership.
    It is a case of pot-kettle-black when Chalerm tells someone not to interfere in judicial matters..
    He is a master at such interference's and is not suited to be a politician.

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