Court orders ex-commerce minister Boonsong and associates to pay ฿14.7bn compensation over rice deal scandal

Today (Monday), Thailand’s Central Administrative Court ordered former commerce minister Boonsong Teriyaphirom, former deputy commerce minister Poom Saraphol, and three former senior commerce officials, to pay the state 14.723 billion baht in compensation, for damage caused by the non-existent government-to-government (G2G) rice deal during the administration of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. In dismissing the […]

Haul of ammunition and explosives seized at Chiang Rai delivery service office

Police and military in Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Rai have seized more than 6,000 rounds of M16 ammunition and 52 hand grenades, shipped from the eastern province of Chon Buri via a private logistics company and believed to be destined for anti-Myanmar rebel forces near the Thai border. Employees at the delivery service in […]