Daily Archives: April 15, 2017

Six executives of WealthEver Co turned themselves to the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) police today to give information on the business of their boss, Sinsae Shogun, after they are among the list of people suspected to be in connection with her mass marketing fraud.

The six persons were questioned by Royal Thai Police deputy commissioner Pol Gen Srivara Rangsiphramanakul.

The deputy police chief said they came to give information as witnesses because they also claimed to be damaged parties deceived by Shogun or Ms Pasit Arinchalaphit.

One of them Mrs Tanwalai Namkaew, a director of WealthEver, said she was persuaded to invest in the company through buying food supplements worth 8,340 baht with promise a free trip abroad if she paid additional 500 baht for membership fee.

She said she did get the free trips to Hong Kong and Japan but denied anything of the fake trip to Japan when over a thousand of people were stranded at Suvarnabhumi airport last week.

Until yesterday she still didn't get the food supplements although she had asked for it from her several times, but was told the merchandise has not yet arrived.

Pol Gen Srivara said initially the police would question all these company's directors as witnesses with no charge be brought against them.

He also said so far the police only imposed fraud charge on Shogun.

Sinsae Shogun was remanded to prison yesterday after the Criminal Court granted permission to have her detained for 12 more days police questioning.

Her lawyer did not apply bail for her reasoning that her assets and bank accounts were frozen.

Shogun was reportedly wept in tear while in prison worrying about her chest after she has just undergone a surgery to remove her breasts.

She needed to have her chest wound cleaned everyday after the surgery.

Yesterday she was escorted by officials from the Department of Corrections to the Central Women Correctional Institution for detention pending prosecution.

Central Investigation Bureau commissioner Pol. Lt. Gen. Suthin Sabpuang, meanwhile, revealed that the Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) had contacted the bureau for financial evidence in the case so that a seizure of Shogun's assets can be made.

He stated that the CIB had already forwarded details connected to a condominium unit, automobiles and the suspects bank account books over to the AMLO.

Along with this , they have also handed over the names of more than 30 associates of the Shogun organization so that investigation can be extended and more charges can be imposed on her.

A fresh group of more than 100 victims yesterday came forward to file complaints. This brings the total of people filing complaints in the case to rise over 500.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

Four youths injured in small bomb explosion

Four youths in Kalasin province were injured after the ping pong home made small bombs they were making exploded yesterday.

The incident happened at a home in Bua Khao subdistrict of Kuchinarai district.

The four youths were identified as Thiradej Tannapruek, Chirawin Intring, Anusorn Chaiman and Rithidej Siriken.

One youth, Rithidej, believed to be the bomb maker had his hands cut off.

Police and soldiers inspecting the house found pieces of nails, screws, metals and gun powder.

They believed that the four youths were helping in making bomb but they may have made mistake and caused the explosion

The bombs might be used with their rivals during the Songkran festival.

Police also found one pill of methamphetamine at the scene.

But the four youths denied having the drug, or making the bombs.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

226 died, 2,457 injured in four days of Songkran festival

The Road Safety Centre said today traffic accidents during the past four days of the Songkran festival have now claimed 226 lives and 2,457 injuries.

Only yesterday, the fourth day of the campaign to reduce traffic accidents, and road fatalities during the 7-Dangerous Days campaign, 57 were killed and 664 others injured in a total of 642 traffic accidents happened across the country.

Drunk driving is a major cause of yesterday fatality rates or 44.08%, followed by speeding, 27.41%.

In total, the centre said 226 people have died and 2,457 others were injured during the past four days of the campaign to reduce traffic accidents.

Udon Thani had the highest accumulated traffic accidents of 32 cases while Nakhon Ratchasima topped the highest accumulated deaths of 13 people.

Chiang Mai had the highest accumulated injuries of 119.

Motorcycles remained the vehicle that engaged in most road accidents, followed by pickup trucks and cars.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)