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

Former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra

Former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra. Photo: Thaksin Shinawatra / Facebook.

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.

Full story: thaipbs.or.th

By Thai PBS

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