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    When police surrounded his house demanding to see him at 8am, they did not do an alcohol test on him and we don’t know why
    Everyone else, on the other hand, does.

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    Even that they surrounded his house but did not enter says everything.

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    A day of shame as Thai police try to defend revoking “Boss” arrest warrants
    26 July 2020
    Thai Police are being forced to defend their decision to “revoke all arrest warrants” for 35 year old Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, claiming that they could face negligence charges if they pursued a case that prosecutors have already dropped. All warrants and red notices in the Interpol website, the Immigration Bureau and the Office of the Royal Thai Police have been revoked in relation to the hit-and-run case. A few key notes…

    • To withdraw a warrant issued by a court, police will have to wait for the courts to re-open after the long weekend holiday (Wednesday).

    • After the warrants are officially withdrawn, police would inform Mr Vorayuth, according to the deputy superintendent for investigation at the Thong Lor police station in Bangkok (so, police know where he is or how to contact him?).

    Vorayuth Yoovidhya is the grandson of billionaire Red Bull co-founder Chaleo Yoovidhya who died six months before the hit-and-run incident back in 2012.

    Justice be damned
    The decision to drop all charges against the heir to the Red Bull energy drink empire has sparked public outrage on Thai social media over the impunity enjoyed by the rich in Thailand, a common thread. Neither the police nor the Office of the Attorney-General have provided any details about the factors that led to their decisions. They’ve not called a local media conference to answer questions about the controversial cases but simply maintained that “everything was done according to the law”.

    But Thai police are claiming that they are duty-bound to comply with the decision of the Department of Southern Bangkok Criminal Litigation. Prosecutors decided late last month not to press the remaining outstanding charge of “reckless driving causing death” against Mr Vorayuth. The statute of limitations still had 7 years to run on the final charge.

    Where did Thais learn about this development in the case? A leading Thai news outlet? A government leak? A police media conference? No. An article on CNN.com on July 23.

    Police maintain that they may face prosecution under Section 157 of the Criminal Code, which covers “dereliction of duty by public officials”.

    “Boss” was accused of driving his black Ferrari when it slammed into the back of a patrol policeman’s motorcycle “at high speed” on September 3, 2012, dragging his body along Sukhumvit Road before speeding away. The dead policeman was Pol Sgt Maj Wichian Klanprasert, 47 at the time and based at the Thong Lor police station.

    “Wichian, a Thai police senior sergeant-major, was riding a motorcycle when he was hit by a speeding Ferrari which dragged his body along the road for over 100 metres before it fled the scene. The Ferrari was later found to have been driven by Vorayuth, a grandson of billionaire Red Bull co-founder Chaleo Yoovidhya.

    Vorauth’s lawyer later claimed that Vorayuth’s high blood alcohol levels were due to his drinking at home due to stress following the accident and that he had left the scene to inform his family of what had happened. Vorayuth initially claimed that Suwet Hom-ubol, Vorayuth’s aide and chauffeur, had been behind the wheel during the incident, but later admitted to driving the car himself.

    Suwet would later be charged with making false statements to the police. An investigating police officer, Pol Lt Colonel Pannaphol Nammueng, allegedly urged Suwet to pretend to be the Ferrari driver in the fatal hit-and-run. The case has caused continuing outrage in Thailand.” – Wikipedia

    It soon emerged that Mr Vorayuth’s lawyer met with a lawyer representing the relatives of Pol Sgt Maj Wichian Klanprasert and agreed on compensation payments in an undisclosed out-of-court settlement. The relatives reportedly decided not to file civil and criminal suits against Mr Vorayuth. But this wouldn’t prevent the state from pursuing the Red Bull heir on criminal charges. Details of the settlement have never emerged.

    But the powerful Yoovidhya family paid 3 million baht in compensation to siblings of the dead officer.

    Associated Press contacted Porn-anant Klunprasert, the brother of the policeman killed in the hit-and-run incident. He acknowledged signing a contract for 3 million baht in return for not pressing charges. “Blood money” payments remain a cultural norm in many such cases in exchange for justice being financially coerced to turn a blind eye.

    But Porn-anant also says that he regretted the decision to drop charges.

    “It shows no justice for the poor. Thailand has a very wide gap between the rich and the poor in every aspect, and this case is a clear example.”

    Despite his mea culpa moment his family didn’t offer to return the money.

    Work commitments

    In April 2017, Vorayuth failed for the 8th time to appear in court to answer the charges against him, again citing “work commitments”. But on April 28, 2017 the criminal court approved an arrest warrant for Vorayuth but he’d already fled to Singapore, where he abandoned his private jet. Somehow, the day before, he’d been able to fly out of Thailand. Undetected?!?! Interpol confirmed that Vorayuth departed Singapore on April 27. It was thought he made his way to the UK where the family owns property.

    Authorities finally issued an arrest warrant the next month to revoke Boss’s Thai passport, but by that stage Vorayuth had long gone. His current whereabouts are unclear but the media, not the police, have been able to track him down in various places around the world and snapped a few photos (which are the same 5 or 6 photos the media keep recycling).

    The Thai authorities’ prevarication and bungling efforts to bring Boss to justice for his alleged crimes remains a sore spot for Thais as the case symbolises the double-standards of Thai justice and the untouchability of the wealthy and privileged classes in the country.

    A day of shame as Thai police try to defend revoking "Boss" arrest warrants | The Thaiger

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Even that they surrounded his house but did not enter says everything.
    To be fair, the police were waiting for a search warrant. They had already rejected the earlier arrest of the patsy and #sacked# the officer responsible.

    The Boss admitted the crime of reckless driving and escaped bail.

    It would be nice if they have dropped charges just so that he will return and then they can shoot the bastard...

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    The gf reports that Thai social media contributors (could be anybody) have suggested a boycott of Red Bull products. Interesting to see if that idea gets any traction.

    From even further out in left field, a claim that some suppliers might refuse orders from the Red Bull F1 team.

    Just gossip, at the moment.

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    So it seems after 8 years a couple of witnesses have magically appeared saying that it was the policeman's fault.

    You couldn't make this utter shit up.

    The pressure is mounting on the Office of Attorney-General (OAG) as many groups, including constitutional bodies, demand an explanation for its decision to drop all charges against Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya.
    While the OAG remains silent, a lawyer who claimed he saw the document detailing the prosecutors’ reasons said the decision was a result of the testimony of two witnesses who said the killed policeman abruptly changed lane on his motorcycle, thereby causing the fatal hit-and-run incident in 2012.
    This week, news broke that the OAG had in June dropped a reckless driving causing death charge against Mr Yoovidhya, who had fled the country, despite the statute of limitations for the charge not expiring until 2027.
    Thammasat University vice-rector and law lecturer Prinya Thaewanarumitkul on Saturday stressed that both the OAG and the police owe the public an explanation.
    “Don’t let the case confirm public suspicions that the justice administration system can be rigged. The police also owe the public an explanation as to why they did not challenge the decision,” he said.
    Democrat deputy leader Nipit Intarasombat posted on Facebook that the controversy could snowball and ultimately undermine the government itself.
    “This matter is very serious and the prime minister, the attorney-general and the chief of police will have to address the public. Even though it doesn’t directly involve the premier, he can’t sit idly by,” he said.
    With public anger escalating, at least three bodies have signalled their intention to take action over the matter.
    Activist lawyer Songkan Atchariyasap said he will bring the matter before the national reform committee on police affairs, of which he is a member, next week. Two former attorneys-general, Khemchai Chutiwong and Trakul Winitchaiphak, serve on the panel.
    Rewat Wisarutvej, a list-MP of the Seriruamthai Party and a member of the House panel on justice administration affairs, said the panel will look into the case and summon the attorney-general to clarify the matter.
    “The case is telling the people there are double standards in the system,” he said.
    Pol Gen Sereepisuth Temeeyaves, chief of the House anti-graft committee said if someone filed a complaint, his committee would also look into the matter.
    Meanwhile, Attorney-General Wongsakul Kittipromwong has distanced himself from the furore.
    Prayuth Petchkhun, the deputy spokesman of the OAG, said Mr Kittipromwong, who is upcountry for an inspection trip and will not return until next week had only learned of the decision himself from media coverage.
    According to Mr Petchkhun, the attorney-general will not comment until he has examined the details.
    Mr Petchkhun said that for cases in Bangkok if the decision to drop the charges is not made by the attorney-general, the case must be forwarded to the national police for consideration. If the police chief agrees with the decision, the case is finalised.
    Lawyer Claims Charges Dropped Because of Two New Witness Statements | Chiang Mai One

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    You couldn't make this utter shit up.
    They obviously do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    a boycott of Red Bull products
    The poor boy has nothing to do with the company, they did not let him to fill up the bottles...

    Red Bull parent company releases statement over the “Boss” legal matters

    TCP Thailand (T.C. Pharmaceutical aka. T.C.Pharma), the company that owns Red Bull in Thailand, as well as other popular brands, have released a statement in response to the announcement that Thailand’s Attorney General is dropping charges against 35 year old Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya in a 2012 hit and run incident in Bangkok when his sportscar hit, and then dragged, a motorcycle policeman in Bangkok.

    The company took 3 days to respond to the recent story of the dropping of charges after it became public on CNN.com. The family-owned business are clearly trying to distance themselves from the controversy.

    “Boss” was accused of driving his black Ferrari when it slammed into the back of a patrol policeman’s motorcycle “at high speed” o, September 3, 2012, dragging his body along Sukhumvit Road before speeding away. The dead policeman was Pol Sgt Maj Wichian Klanprasert, 47 at the time and based at the Thong Lor police station.

    The slogan for TCP Thailand is “Winning, Power, Momentum”. The entire board is made up of the Yoovidhya family. They own the brands Ready and Warrior energy drinks, Sponsor electrolyte beverages, Mansome drinks and sodas, Puriku tea, Hi Vitamin C drinks, and Sunsnack sunflower seeds.

    Boss’ father, Chalerm Yoovidhya, also owns Siam Winery, which includes Spy Wine Cooler, Monsoon Valley, World of Wines distributor, and Moose Cider. The company is coming under pressure from social media as Thais are calling on people to boycott the Yoovidhya family and the products produced by their companies, including Red Bull.

    TCP Thailand (T.C. Pharmaceutical aka. T.C.Pharma), the company that owns Red Bull in Thailand, as well as other popular brands, have released a statement in response to the announcement that Thailand’s Attorney General is dropping charges against 35 year old Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya in a 2012 hit and run incident in Bangkok when his sportscar hit, and then dragged, a motorcycle policeman in Bangkok.

    The company took 3 days to respond to the recent story of the dropping of charges after it became public on CNN.com. The family-owned business are clearly trying to distance themselves from the controversy.

    “Boss” was accused of driving his black Ferrari when it slammed into the back of a patrol policeman’s motorcycle “at high speed” o, September 3, 2012, dragging his body along Sukhumvit Road before speeding away. The dead policeman was Pol Sgt Maj Wichian Klanprasert, 47 at the time and based at the Thong Lor police station.

    The slogan for TCP Thailand is “Winning, Power, Momentum”. The entire board is made up of the Yoovidhya family. They own the brands Ready and Warrior energy drinks, Sponsor electrolyte beverages, Mansome drinks and sodas, Puriku tea, Hi Vitamin C drinks, and Sunsnack sunflower seeds.

    Boss’ father, Chalerm Yoovidhya, also owns Siam Winery, which includes Spy Wine Cooler, Monsoon Valley, World of Wines distributor, and Moose Cider. The company is coming under pressure from social media as Thais are calling on people to boycott the Yoovidhya family and the products produced by their companies, including Red Bull.

    Red Bull parent company releases statement over the

    TCP’s brief statement simply claims that Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya holds no shares in the company and has never held any management or decision making role with the company. TCP states they are not involved in any way with the case or the legal situation, or should be apportioned any blame because of his family name association. The company states the issue is strictly a personal matter of Vorayuth and the company has nothing to do with it. Basically, they’re distancing themselves from the behaviour of one of the family’s prominent members in an effort to deflect the negative PR.

    Red Bull parent company releases statement over the "Boss" legal matters | The Thaiger

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    ...my twitter feed has a number of boycott Red Bull threads...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Even that they surrounded his house but did not enter says everything.
    Apparently, and I wasn't there, really don't know for sure so you can accept it or find a rock under which to get fcuked, his lawyers were already at the scene or en route and communicating with the cops, advised them they had no probable cause to enter and if they did it would be technical breach so they backed off for instructions; or maybe cop in charge at the scene was paid, could be either so take your pick, while TopCop in Bangkok was woked up early and configured to accept that the butler did it when lo and behold the poor chap comes out completely sozzled and barely able to walk and confesses which TopCop accepts and declares the case closed, whereupon the half of Thailand that don't usually get paid off go apeship, glorious leaders move him sideways till they find some other distraction for the people but for some reason fail to charge the butler with attempting to pervert the course of Thai justice which is a serious offence if you're broke or keeniow, and the rest is open and shut, family makes a list of who wants how much, mind you cash only none of this transfer crap, he concedes to apologise to the country, prime time that was, obviously gets bail being no flight risk and immediately does a runner, but all is well with your idiot sidekick and a 243 word sentence to whinge over.

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    ...take a breath before you pass out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    was woked up
    Ouch! That hurt my eyes more than your usual nonsense...

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    Do you think he imagines anyone will read that pile of ****?

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    A word wall of crap


    [QUOTE=jabir]and a 243 word sentence to whing[/QUOTE]

    jabbeR, the thing about mistakes is you are supposed to learn from them, not double down on them.

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    and who does the attorney general answer to.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    and who does the attorney general answer to.?
    thats interesting if its the case,the attorney general IS THE MAIN ADVISOR TO THE GOVERMENT.

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    ^ Did you just forget which nic you were signed in with, HH ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    ^ Did you just forget which nic you were signed in with, HH ?
    you definately are not signed in with,NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE COUNCIL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Can't you pay a sum to have him not 'picked'?
    Yes
    Was kind of my point

    If you have some means in Thailand, you can get away with stuff.

    If the sky is the limit, you'll get away with everything. (Redbull)


    Am I to judge, if I have the intention of getting some poor fucker to fill the son's boots for a couple of years ?

    Would you tell your daughter to take her punishment as woman, if you could bail her out ?

    Get my point ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    Get my point ?
    Absolutely

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    red bull off the hook,it wasnt his fault acording to new witneses,compensation awaits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    red bull off the hook,it wasnt his fault acording to new witneses,compensation awaits.
    Per-lease, not even in Thailand should the authorities pay compensation for the false charges and inconvenience they have put him through.

    Otoh, true Thai justice should fairly reimburse his family for whatever they doled out to get the charges dropped.

    This could get interesting!

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    Unfortunate that he happened to kill a cop, which made it high profile; if it was a regular guy the victims would have quickly been paid off and the case quietly buried 8 years ago.

    TiT!

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