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Fireworks warehouse blast linked to bribes paid by grey businesses: MP

  MOVE FORWARD party-list MP Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn said today (Aug. 1) that while the owners of a fireworks warehouse that exploded in Narathiwat province last Saturday are now facing legal action, this does not get to the root cause of the problem which is raking in bribes from various grey businesses, Matichon newspaper said. The

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Chonburi police chief being transferred as extortion charges surface

  NATIONAL Police Chief Pol. Gen. Damrongsak Kittipraphat is getting ready to transfer Chonburi Police Chief Pol. Maj. Gen. Kumpol Leelaprapaporn to the headquarters in Bangkok for an indefinite period after charges that he and nine other policemen extorted over 140 million baht from six online gambling website operators emerged, Matichon newspaper said this morning

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Huai Kwang police station chief transferred over extortion claims

  NATIONAL Police Chief Pol. Gen. Damrongsak Kittipraphat today (Jan. 30) ordered the transfer of Huai Kwang police station superintendent to assist with civil service duties after evidence emerged that policemen manning a checkpoint on Jan. 4 had extorted money from a Taiwanese actress and her friends to set them free, Thai Rath newspaper said.

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National Parks Dept chief nabbed on extortion charges

By Thai Newsroom Reporters NATIONAL PARKS, WILDLIFE & PLANT Conservation Department director-general Ratchada Suriyakul na Ayudhya was today (Dec.27) arrested on charges of extorting and accepting payoffs in cash from subordinate officials of the agency. In a press conference following the surprise arrest of the chief of the national parks agency, National Anti-Corruption Commission secretary-general

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