Logo
  Friday, August 7, 2020
Sign-In  |  Sign-Up  |  Contact Us  |  Bookmark 

A Thai court on Tuesday found former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra
A Thai court on Tuesday found former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra guilty of corruption and sentenced him in absentia to two years in jail.

Anticipating the verdict, Thaksin and his wife, Pojaman, fled to Britain in August where they are now living in exile.

Thaksin's wife bought a plot of premium real estate in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, while he was in office in 2003, paying a state agency below market value for the land. Pojaman was acquitted by the court.

Thaksin said the case was politically motivated.

"I have been informed of the result. I had long anticipated that it would turn out this way," he said.

After the verdict, Thai prosecutors urged Britain to extradite the former prime minister.

Thaksin still faces several other corruption charges brought after he was ousted in a military coup in 2006.


Print A Thai court on Tuesday found former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra Bookmark A Thai court on Tuesday found former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra

Related News   
SepOctober 2008Nov
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
293012345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
3456789