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Now it seems the delay in extradition is because they can't get a 33 page document translated from Thai to English. What clowns.


If that's true and they are otherwise good to know I guess they know where he is.


I reckon an afternoons work for a translator to do a 33 page document. I know, I know, Thai people don't do English well.

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They got the extradition paperwork for the millionaire out and to the USA ...hmmmm, why can't they get the

Red Bull extradition paperwork out quickly....hmmm, what could be the difference??? Gee, what a mystery....

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Police deny stalling on 'Boss' extradition


National police chief Chakthip Chaijinda denied Thursday that his officers were "dragging their feet" in bringing fugitive Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya to justice after a delay in issuing documents in English...



link: http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1295419/police-deny-stalling-on-boss-extradition.

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Cell-by dates




The day after That Woman's closing statement in her malfeasance trial, national deputy police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul seemed painfully unhappy about something. He looked the way men with look with multi-day dyschezia or domestic dissimilarity. He said her approximately 900 supporters gathered at the court were well behaved "thanks to the 300 police" he ordered in.


But while he couldn't nail a single supporter for an actual crime, he has their transport dead to rights. He captured 21 taxi and van drivers who drove the fans to the court because they were not licensed to drive in Nonthaburi province where the court is.




Left: 'Boss' Vorayuth of the mega-rich Yoovidhya family, accused killer of a policeman, current occupation jet-setter. Right: Jatupat Boonpattararaksa aka Pai Dao Din, the only one of 3,000 Thai people who 'liked' a Facebook post under arrest and charged with lese majeste. (File photos)



We'll take a break. Time for our weekly Definition Diversion, which has absolutely nothing at all to do with the rest of the story.


petty, adj. 1. trivial, of little importance.vindictive, adj. 1. Showing unreasoning desire for revenge.


Back to the story.


Pol Lt Gen Srivara took 21 malefactors to jail. He mug-shotted and fingerprinted them. He released their full details in an extensive press release which noted that the dangerous scofflaws had violated Sections 27, 39, 128 and all-important 137 of the Land Transport Act of 1979.


They must be punished.


On Thursday, a break in the story of Napapa "Patt" Tantrakul, a B-list soap actress currently in a supporting role in The Saga of Mr X, who is the alleged Lao drug trafficking king Xaysana Keopimpha. Ms Napapa's B-list race driver and husband Akarakit Worarojcharoendet, aka "Benz Racing" and recent owner of a Lamborghini and hot motorcycle from Mr Xaysana, had been sending her massive amounts of money.


Police believe it was drug money -- no other explanation has surfaced so far. Prosecutors say there was no way the extremely attractive and polite Ms Patt could possibly be involved in money laundering. He was obviously just supporting his wife and new baby. Charges dropped.


On Thursday, the first witness hearing was held in the case of The Regime vs Jatupat Boonpattararaksa, aka Pai Dao Din. The prosecutors call him "that man who liked a Facebook post".


Which he did, of course. He fully admits it and it's there on the BBCThai.com website if you need prove it. The "like" was for a biographical news report. It's a report on which 3,000 other people in Thailand clicked like -- but aren't being prosecuted for lese majeste and computer crime with 30 years of free room and board at state expense in the balance.



That's a double standard. But the pursuit and persecu... we always get that word wrong, the prosecution of Pai is in stark, massive contrast to the case of a playboy and bon vivant from a family with 10 dollar billionaires. The chase doesn't even rise to the description of trivial pursuit.


The Yoovidhya family have been aiding and sheltering their precious Boss, birth name Vorayuth, for just under five years. His mother, brother and sister all have been photographed with him at Formula One Grand Prix events and at the front door of their home in London.


On Sept 12, 2012, (the charge sheet and unused arrest warrant say) Mr Vorayuth was a very naughty young man, hitting and dragging and killing a traffic policeman with his Ferrari.


For much longer than police have tracked and arrested Pai multiple times, and his mother once, police have neither tracked nor arrested nor shown any care at all about Boss.


By coincidence, on the exact day last month that Pol Gen Chakthip said he was eager to get his hands on Mr Vorayuth and not a single person believed him, the BBC's iPlayer began broadcasting the reality series Fugitives Cutdowns Edition. It follows and shows how special British and allied police teams track, apprehend and extradite wanted foreigners. They make it look simple -- apparently because it is simple.


In 2016, London's Metropolitan Police Extradition Unit arrested more than 500 foreign fugitives hiding out in the capital.


Pol Gen Chakthip and his crack headquarters staff didn't know where to translate a document into English and now are having a hellacious time figuring out where to send it. They could watch TV. Or try to find the phone number of the British embassy, a huge secret that is 02-305-8333.


Those are the standard ways. It surely is obvious to some and plausible to all the rest that if there were no double standards, there would be no standards at all.



The opinions expressed above are not necessarily those of the poster or Thai360.com, they are a reproduction of an article in the BangkokPost, whose author and management appear to have unrestricted freedom of movement.

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Extradition cannot proceed because it doesn’t specify the country. Or seemingly, the planet.




Vorayuth 'Boss' Yoovidhya is seen at Thong Lor police station on Sept 4, 2012, a day after he allegedly hit a policeman on motorcycle. (Bangkok Post file photo)


Prosecutors have received from police the request for the extradition of Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya, a Red Bull energy drink scion wanted in a hit-in run case, but they cannot proceed because it doesn’t specify the country.


Amnat Chotchai, head of foreign affairs at the Attorney General's Office, said on Thursday his office had received the request after a delay stemming from translation.


"However, the document does not specify the country so we can't proceed. Once the police tell us where he lives, we'll contact that country if it has an extradition agreement with Thailand. If it doesn't, there are other channels to bring him back, he added.


Mr Amnat said everything was ready on his end. "We have prepared everything except filling in the country name. Once the police give us the name, we can proceed."


He added the police had to find where he was and both agencies had collaborated well on this case.


"A delay could result in us not being able to prosecute him on the charge of failing to help a crash victim, of which statute of limitations expires on Sept 3."


The statute of limitations ran out on a charge of speeding, one of three charges against Mr Vorayuth.


"The other charge of reckless driving causing ;has a statute of limitations of 15 years [until 2027]," he said.


Before dawn on Sept 3, 2012, a black Ferrari driven by Mr Vorayuth slammed into a policeman on motorcycle, dragging his mangled body along Sukhumvit Road, before speeding away.


He had delayed hearing the charges seven times, citing various reasons. It was not until April 27 this year that the prosecutors finally charged him with reckless driving causing death and failing to help a crash victim.


The government already cancelled his passport after he flew out of Thailand on his private plane two days before he was due to face the charges.




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Interpol recently issued an international alert, known as a Blue Notice, to its 190 member countries for Red Bull scion Vorayuth Yoovidhya, wanted over a hit-and-run case that killed a police officer in 2012, said a police spokesman.


Pol Col Kritsana Pattanacharoen, deputy spokesman for the Royal Thai Police (RTP), said the Interpol move came after police sought cooperation from the international community to locate Mr Vorayuth.


The Blue Notice has been sent to Interpol's 190 member countries to locate, identify or obtain information on the suspect, he said, adding several countries have already responded saying they have no information about him.





Mr Vorayuth (centre) was photographed last April with his brother (left) sister and mother at the London home long owned by the family business (AP photo)


He said the RTP's Foreign Affairs Division, or the Thai Interpol, is also seeking to change the Blue Notice to a Red Notice, in which Mr Vorayuth is identified as a suspect wanted by Thai authorities.


A Blue Notice only allows Interpol to determine the location of a suspect so that prosecutors in charge of the case are able to seek his extradition through diplomatic channels.


Thus, the chances of recovering Mr Vorayuth are almost nil before the statute of limitations runs out on Sept 3 on the second of three charges concerning the 2012 accident which left a policeman dead..


A Red Notice seeks the location and arrest of a person wanted by a judicial jurisdiction or an international tribunal, with a pre-disclosed aim to extradite them.





The Interpol Notice hierarchy. A Blue Notice is the third-ranking notice in the Interpol arsenal. It does not seek or authorise arrest. (Information by Interpol)


Mr Vorayuth faces two charges in connection with the hit-and-run accident killing Thong Lor traffic police officer Wichian Klanprasert in Bangkok's Thong Lor area.


The statute of limitations for another charge of speeding has expired.


Police are under pressure to bring Mr Vorayuth back before the five-year statute of limitations on a charge of failing to stop his vehicle to help the victim expires on Sept 3. The statute of limitations of a charge of reckless driving causing death ends on Sept 3, 2027.


Pol Col Kritsana said police have been looking to verify Mr Vorayuth's whereabouts, and as long as they cannot establish it, they cannot proceed further. He insisted police are not stalling the process to bring back Mr Vorayuth as suggested by some.


Quoting national police chief Chakthip Chaijinda, he said anyone with information about the police dragging their feet should come forward and refrain from making empty accusations.






Pol Col Kritsana, could do well to read the online versions of the Bangkok Post and The Nation, where he can find voluminous evidence of the police dragging their feet in their quest to verify Mr Vorayuth's whereabouts. He could then bring such information forward himself, you know, do his job...

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Yep, Pol Col Kritsana, is in charge of saying things, that look like, the Thai Police are on top of the situation, when in reality they are not.

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