Former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra

Fugitive Thaksin Shinawatra gets another arrest warrant in telecom excise tax case

The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Persons Holding Political Positions today (Mar 6) issued another warrant for the arrest of ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra after he failed to appear to defend himself in a corruption case involving a telecom concession.

In this case, Thaksin was indicted of corruption over the conversion of revenue-sharing telecom concession to excise tax that inflicted over 66 billion baht loss to the state in 2008.

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By Thai PBS

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