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Come home soon, Thaksin, and go to jail – ex-minister

An ex-Democrat minister and legal expert mocked Tuesday’s suggestion by fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra that he might come home soon.

On Thursday, Nipit Intarasombat, an MP for Phatthalung, said Thaksin could fly anywhere in the world but if he touches down in Thailand, he’ll land in jail.

Nipit was responding to Thaksin’s baseless contention on Tuesday night that he would “definitely return” to Thailand this year.

Thaksin, who was thrown out of power by the 2006 coup and then fled a corruption case in 2008, said his youngest daughter, Paetongtarn Shinawatra, would announce that he will come home soon.


Thailand Cabinet approves emergency decree to crackdown on Internet fraud

The Thailand Cabinet revealed its commitment to cracking down on Internet fraud by approving a draft emergency decree.

Digital Economy and Society (DES) Minister Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn revealed the Cabinet approved the draft emergency decree to combat Internet fraud, which will allow financial institutions to temporarily halt suspicious transactions for scrutiny.

The draft, titled “the prevention and suppression of technology crime,” will be sent to the Council of State for review before it is implemented

“The draft law proposed by the DES Ministry was approved at the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.


‘Bastard police’ deny extorting 27,000 baht from Taiwanese actress

Bangkok Police refuted allegations of extorting 27,000 baht from a famous Taiwanese actress and her friends. Police said the actress was drunk, did not have a passport, and was carrying an illegal vaporizer.

Charlene An, a famous Taiwanese actress posted about her nightmare trip to Thailand yesterday where she warned foreigners not to come to the Land of Smiles because it would not put a smile on your face.

An claimed she was extorted of 27,000 baht on fake, trumped-up charges, and told foreign tourists coming to the kingdom to be aware of Thailand’s “bastard police!”

Police hit back denying they extorted any cash from the 32 year old. They said they let her go with a warning for being drunk and carrying an illegal vapouriser in her luggage.


Princess Sirindhorn to be named Goodwill Ambassador

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will be named Goodwill Ambassador again by (UNESCO) for her contributions to the empowerment of minority children and the preservation of intangible heritage.

Mr Atthapol said the princess’ Goodwill Ambassador status ended in July, but UNESCO still acknowledged her work in education development in remote areas. The UN agency will, therefore, continue to honour the princess as its ambassador for another two years

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