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Phuket police raid 8 places linked to Chinese grey capitalist

A LARGE police team raided and seized assets at eight targeted places in Phuket with these found to be linked to the network of Chinese grey capitalist Mr. Chaiyanat Kornchaiyanant, alias Tu Hao, who was earlier arrested on drug charges, Sanook.com said today (Dec. 1). Upon being instructed by National Police Chief Pol. Gen. Damrongsak

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Police zeroing in on nominees holding assets for Chinese grey capitalists

POLICE have searched 11 targeted places linked to the network of Chinese grey capitalist Mr. Chaiyanat Kornchaiyanant, alias Tu Hao, who was earlier arrested on drug charges, and are now investigating the nominees holding these assets for them, Thai Rath newspaper said this afternoon (Nov. 30). Deputy National Police Chief Pol. Gen. Torsak Sukwimol said

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‘Big Joke’ : Case against grey capitalist suspect to be closed in 3 weeks

  ON THE surrender of Chinese businessman Mr. Chaiyanat Kornchaiyanana, alias Tu Hao, to fight drug charges and who is allegedly a grey capitalist Deputy National Police Chief Pol. Lt. Gen. Surachate Hakparn, whose nickname is Big Joke, said today (Nov. 24) that the suspect continues to deny all charges and insists on only testifying

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Fugitive Chinese-born grey businessman still in Thailand, protected by a big shot

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE CHINESE-BORN businessman who has evaded arrest on drug-related charges is currently hiding somewhere in Thailand under care of a highly-placed, powerful person, said former MP Chuvit Kamonvisit today (Nov.19). Chuvit, widely known as an entertainment business entrepreneur, said the fugitive Chinese-born businessman, identified as Tu Hao alias Chaiyanat Kornchaiyanan,

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Palang Pracharath admits man likely linked to illegal nightclub donated cash

  JUSTICE Minister Somsak Thepsuthin admitted today (Oct. 27) that a man rumoured to possibly be linked to an illegal nightclub in Yanawa district raided by police yesterday had donated 3 million baht to Palang Pracharath Party last year, Thai Post newspaper said. Somsak, who is the head of the Palang Pracharath strategic campaign team,

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German engine won’t be fitted into Chinese submarine in Thailand: Navy chief

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters IT WILL BE VERY UNLIKELY for the Thai navy to buy a German-made engine to install aboard a Chinese-built submarine in Thailand, said navy chief Adm. Cherngchai Chomcherngpat yesterday (Oct. 3). The newly-appointed navy chief categorically dismissed unconfirmed news reports that the German-made MTU396 engine might probably be imported and

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Pattaya police station head transferred after Kyrgyz woman’s death

  IMMIDIATELY transferred to the National Police headquarters in Bangkok today (Sept. 18) was the superintendent of Pattaya City police station after two cases of human trafficking and prostitution emerged at the seaside city with one leading to a Kyrgyz woman falling from the seventh floor of a hotel, Matichon newspaper. Pol. Col. Kulachat Kulchai,

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Prayut held responsible for 21bn baht ‘foolish waste’ on engineless Chinese sub

By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha was today (July 22) held accountable for a “foolish waste” of the taxpayer’s money amounting to 21 billion baht involving the navy’s planned purchase of a Chinese-built submarine without engine. During the last day of a four-day censure debate, Pheu Thai MP Yutthapong Charatsathian alleged that Prayut

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