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Former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuwan has been cleared by Thailand’s top court of corruption charges. The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions also acquitted five co-defendants in the case over a decade-old incident.  The charges stemmed from Suthep’s alleged involvement in a project to construct 396 police stations and living quarters while he was deputy PM. The project cost was 5.84 billion baht, but the construction company that was hired to carry out the project allegedly bailed, leaving unfinished work.  Suthep was then accused of combining all of the regional construction contracts into one and then […]

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"After being acquitted, Suthep says he is glad his name is cleared. "

His name is not cleared. He is and forever will be known as the giant slimy lizard who set Thailand's progress back decades, if not irreparably. 

 

 

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