Daves Raves – Thaksin’s Lawyers Jailed

BANGKOK – BREAKING NEWS

In a shocking series of events, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s lawyers are sent to prison for six months.  An attempted bribe of 2,000,000 Baht, which was sent as a “gift” to the Supreme Court backfired on them. 

This will probably damage Thaksin’s image even further…

The story has been covered by The Nation and BBC NEWS

Here is a BBC NEWS report about Thailand’s political turmoil.  It covers the subject with a summarised breakdown of the situation – BBC REPORT

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8 Responses to “Daves Raves – Thaksin’s Lawyers Jailed”

  1. Pete says:

    Hi Dave.

    Actually I don’t think this tarnishes Thailand’s image very much. If anything it shows that Thai courts won’t put up with this kind of bribery anymore, which is a good step forward.

    Regards,
    Pete.

  2. 2 Million Baht are simply not enough, these are peanuts. Talking about inflation. If he had sent 20 Million he would now be happy drinking a beer with his mates.

  3. MSB says:

    Dave, To be honest it might actually work out in Thaksin’s favour. He was due in court next week on the land case and these were his 3 senior lawyers on this case. Not they are in jail and possible dis-barred, this case may well now have to be postponed and this “buys” him time.

  4. Chuck says:

    Simple as that?
    Nothing is as it seems at first glance around here.
    Probably Thaksins enemies set this up. A farce?
    Thaksin make a million dollars a day on interest alone on his fortune. 2 million bht is nothing to him.
    This 2 million thb bribe is peanuts. Not his style.

  5. Lee says:

    I agree that the amount of money is way to small for a bribe of this nature. Strange indeed. Thaksin giving 2 mill. baht to get out of trouble, is like an average man spending a dollar to help stay out of jail. Doesnt add up. Dave – love the new banner at the top!!

  6. Just another day in “Amazing Thailand” guys, where anything can and does happen!

    Hi Lee, Thanks for the compliment. I am very pleased with the new banner logo. My graphic designer exceeded all expectations.

  7. Chuck says:

    Put in Jail just a week or two after the supposed crime?
    Somthing’s wrong with this story.
    The TAT Gov got accused of taking a bribe of 56 million and where is she now?

    This is all part of a strategic battle to be in power when the King dies.
    There is 40 billion USD to go around when this happens.
    Interesting times.

  8. MSB says:

    By putting his lawyers in jail and giving back the 2m, at least now the judge can say “well i wasn’t bribed” after he hands down a not guilty verdict.