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Pom Michael

Member Since 21 May 2001
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Corruption?

16 January 2018 - 12:48

Today's News page 1.

The Nation -

20 official suspected after underage prostitution raid.

Identity theft victim tipped as suspect in romantic scam after 12-hour interrogation
{This one is getting interesting.  The "victim" looks like many not so innocent of another high profile crime.}  The corruption angle is about Call Center scams.

The Post -

20 officers linked to parlour files  {same story above about the Victoria Secrets massage parlor.

Probe finds school head took money

Flashy Prawit risks tainting PM's image, says Abhisit

Jomsap Saenmuangkhot Case

27 November 2017 - 12:52

https://www.bangkokp...-he-hired-2-men

Can anyone make any sense of this case?  What was her end game?  Why would she (or others) spend all this money to clear her name - after she spent all the time in prison already?

Am I missing something?

Ihop (Intl House Of Pancakes)

10 July 2017 - 11:28

Well - this section is a bit quiet.  Last post was started in Sep 2016!

I noticed that IHOP finally opened a branch here - but in Siam Paragon?

https://coconuts.co/...p-open-bangkok/

I guess I'll wait for the follow-up branch I guess.

Cheers!

Juthamas Gets 50 Years In Film Festival Bribery Case

29 March 2017 - 13:05

http://www.bangkokpo...al-bribery-case


Former Tourism Authority of Thailand governor Juthamas Siriwan was sentenced to 50 years in prison and her daughter to 44 years on Wednesday in the long-running film festival bribery case.  The Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases also ordered confiscation of the 62 million baht in bribes they received.
The Office of the Auditor-General (OAG) indicted Ms Juthamas, 70, and her daughter Jittisopha Siriwan, 43, in the court on Aug 25, 2015.

http://www.nationmul...ngnews/30310702

Juthamas, daughter put behind bars


Former Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) governor Juthamas Siriwan and her daughter were put behind bars on Wednesday following a delay in the court’s ruling on their bail applications.


The Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases on Wednesday sentenced Juthamas to 50 years in prison for demanding and receiving a bribe of more than US$1.8 million (Bt60 million) to enable an American business couple to get the rights to run the Bangkok International Film Festival.
Her daughter Jittisopha was also sentenced to 44 years in jail on the same charge.

The pair sought release on bail, offering a guarantee of Bt1 million each. The primary court, however, passed on the bail request to the Appeal Court. The lower court said it feared the defendants might flee the country due to the tough penalty.

As of 6pm, the Appeal Court had not ruled on the bail pleas hence the ex-TAT head and her daughter were taken to the Central Women’s Correctional Institution.

Change And Banks

08 August 2016 - 13:19

I've always taken my spare change from my pockets and put into jars, piggy banks.  

A few years ago I bought a really big ceramic pig and started filling it up.  Now after about 5 years I swear the thing weights 30 kgs.  

To heavy to move around and about ready to break the shelf.

So - time to cash in.  But how?

I'm not going to count them manually and put into rolls.  Do any Thai banks have change counting machines?