Thaksin and allies : july… a very dangerous month

You’re probably wondering… where are we going with the dozens pending legal cases against Thaksin and his friends ?

A computer would be needed in order to follow… But Nation publishes a good piece that summarize the main steps… And it looks like july is going to be very bumpy for the ex-Prime Minister…

Former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, his wife and political allies appear to be heading toward a critical stage of what could be a decisive legal battle that will probably determine the ousted premier’s eventual political future.

Yesterday, the criminal court announced that it will hand a verdict on an alleged Bt546-million tax-evasion case involving Khunying Pojaman Shinawatra on July 31.

On July 8, the Supreme Court on criminal offences of political office holders is due to hold the first hearing on the Ratchadaphisek land case in which Thaksin is alleged to have abused his power while in office.

On the same date, the Supreme Court will also give its verdict on election frauds allegedly committed by Yongyuth Tiyapairat, the former Parliament president and Thaksin’s close ally.

On July 9, the Constitutional Court will rule whether public health minister Chaiya Sasomsub is qualified to serve as Cabinet member, following his failure to publicly declare personal assets properly.

On the same date, the Supreme Court will also rule whether Vattana Asavahem of Pua Pandin party, a member of the coalition government, is guilty in a corruption case.

On July 28 and July 30, the court will also decide whether it will hear another two cases against Thaksin and related people, involving the issuing of two- and three-digit lotteries and the granting of a Bt4-billion loan to Burma.

Overall, the Thai judiciary now has a heavy responsibility.

It might be an understatement. 😉

2 Responses to “Thaksin and allies : july… a very dangerous month”

  1. 1 MSB 7 July 2008 at 5:21 am

    1. Red Card Case
    Yongyuth found guilty but PPP not disolved

    2. The Land Case
    Not Guilty – Thaksin in jail is laughable

    3. The Health Minister Case
    Guilty but who cares?

    4. The Lottery Case
    Not guilty as nobody knows why this was brought in the first place

    5. The Burma Case
    Not guilty, don’t want to upset the Army

    6. Pojaman Tax Case
    Guilty cos she only has to pay a fine.

  1. 1 BKK News Feed Archive - Q2/08 Trackback on 7 July 2008 at 10:59 am

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Thailand Crisis

Coup, Economic slowdown, Terror In the South... The situation is worsening in Thailand. Bumpy road like often before.

But this time, it's different.

The key to understand the present turmoil is the inevitable... succession of King Bhumibol.

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