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Ex-finance minister gets suspended jail term

Supreme court of Thailand in Bangkok

Supreme court of Thailand in Bangkok. Image: Tevaprapas.

The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions on Thursday sentenced former finance minister Surapong Suebwonglee to one year in jail, suspended for one year, for malfeasance in violation of Section 157 of the Criminal Code.

The case was filed by the National Anti-Corruption Commission on May 27, 2015.

Full story: Bangkok Post