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Thaksin gets two years in prison over 2 and 3 digit lottery project

 

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(Photo) Thaksin Shinawatra Facebook page

 

Fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was today sentenced in absentia to two years in prison, without suspension, after he was found guilty, by the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Office, of malfeasance over his government’s issuance of two and three digit lottery tickets from August 2003 to September 2006.

 

The court ruled that Thaksin ignored warnings that the issuance of the tickets might be illegal because there was no law to support the move and he ordered then deputy finance minister and director of the Government Lottery Office (GLO) to go ahead with the project which, according to the court, resulted in about a 1.6 billion baht operating loss by the GLO.

 

The court also noted that the illegal lottery project had prompted the GLO to withdraw 20 billion baht from the Government Savings Bank as reserves for the lottery project. The court said that Thaksin was fully aware of the risks, but didn’t take any precautions to cushion those risks.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/thaksin-gets-two-years-in-prison-over-2-and-3-digit-lottery-project/

 

 

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-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2019-06-07

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NO lucky numbers for Thaksin, 

his horoscope must be an awful read in the mornings,

"today only buy first class seat on journey,

you will receive a gift from a relative,

you will dine and dance with your friends celebrating a birthday,

some one from the past has cast dispersions about you,

just ignore these as they have no effect on your life,

lucky colour is red and lucky number is 2 "

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LOL. Don't ever let him near the Thai people! Has anyone ever read 1984?

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