Thai Supreme Court to investigate Toyota bribery scandal allegedly implicating former senior judges

Supreme Court of Thailand

Main entrance of the Supreme Court of Thailand. Photo: Wattana Songpetchmongkol.

Thai Supreme Court President Mrs. Mathenee Chalotorn signed an order yesterday (Monday), to set up a 4-member fact-finding panel to investigate the Toyota Motors Thailand’s (TMT) bribery scandal, involving import duties on Toyota Prius hybrid cars, in which three former senior judges have been implicated by Law360.

The panel comprises senior judges of the Supreme and Appeals courts, with a chief judge of the Supreme Court as its head. Mr. Suriyon Hongwilai, spokesman for the Office of Judicial Affairs, said the panel is authorized to extend its investigation to include any other individuals implicated in the scandal.

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By Thai PBS World

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