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PM warned not to interfere in Philip Morris court case

 

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Pheu Thai party core member Chalerm Yubamrung has warned Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to stay clear of the ongoing court case between the Thai public prosecutor and Philip Morris, a giant US-based cigarette manufacturer, or he might end up in prison.

 

The maverick veteran politician claimed that, on May 10th, Foreign Minister Don Pramudvinai sent a letter to the Prime Minister urging him to exercise his executive power to end the court case in which the prosecutor has demanded 68 billion baht from the cigarette producer for alleged tax evasion.

 

Chalerm said that Foreign Minister Don did not have any understanding of legal matters and his move could place the Prime Minister in jeopardy, adding that the Prime Minister could be accused of interfering with judicial affairs.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/pm-warned-not-to-interfere-in-philip-morris-court-case/

 

 

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And again the proof that only money reigns this world!

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Whatch cha cha back down.  The last thing he wants is being attacked at home and abroad.  He will not interfere if threatened.   

 

Even if he does retain his position, Thailand will run out of patience soon.  Nice to see him told off. 

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19 minutes ago, yellowboat said:

 

 

Even if he does retain his position, Thailand will run out of patience soon.  Nice to see him told off. 

He will retain his position. The 87 seats out of 500 he won was enough to get him over the line. 

Close enough.

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PM could use 44 to replace the prosecutors?

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1 - PM should never interfere with a court case, just the fact that someone consider a warning to be needed shows that its useless.

2 - PM owns the system so prison is not a threat

 

I feel like statements like this one are just harmless PR stunts. 

Or am I missing something here ? Does PM have any reason to follow the warning ?

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3 hours ago, yellowboat said:

Thailand will run out of patience soon.

...and then what!

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