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Former foreign minister Surapong sentenced to two years behind bars

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Surapong Tovichakchaikul with Hillary Clinton

Surapong Tovichakchaikul with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Photo: U.S. Department of State from United States.

BANGKOK, 20th June 2018 (NNT) – A former foreign minister has been sentenced to serve two years in prison for aiding a fugitive to legally stay abroad.

The Criminal Division for Political Office Holders of the Supreme Court, on Tuesday delivered a guilty verdict in a malfeasance case against former foreign minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul for reissuing two passports for former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Full story: NNT

Reporter: Kitti Cheevasittiyanon,
Rewriter: Rodney McNeil
National News Bureau of Thailand

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