Daily Archives: April 20, 2017

Ms Pat clarifies the source of her 1.9 million baht in a bank account

Actress Napapa Pat Tantrakul reported to the Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) to clarify about the source of her 1.9 million baht in a bank account.

Accompanied by her lawyers who were at the ONCB, Ms Pat met with ONCB secretary-general Mr Sirinya Sitthichai and reportedly told him that the money was transferred to her bank account by her husband, Mr Akkarakit Benz Vorarotecharoenkit, who is facing charge of money laundering allegedly in connection with alleged Laotian drug lord, Xaisana Kaeopimpa.

The actress declined to talk to the media, saying that she would talk after the completion of her meeting with the ONCB chief.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

Class action lawsuit filed against tour company and a landowner

A group of residents of a housing estate in Saphan Soong district in Bangkok has filed a class action lawsuit with the Nonthaburi provincial court on Thursday against a landowner and a tour company for allegedly causing hardship to them.

Mr Kraisak Karndee, a lawyer who represents the 13 residents of Prueksachart housing community in Ramkhamhaeng Soi 118, alleged that the landowner had leased a 177 square wah empty land plot in the community to a Chinese-controlled tour company.

The empty land plot has been turned into a car park for over a dozen of buses, passenger vans and private cars used to cater to Chinese tourists visiting Thailand.

In the lawsuit, the residents claimed that the vehicles kept coming into and leaving the car park around the clock, causing disturbance to their livelihoods.

They claimed that they used to lodge a complaint with the City Hall, but no action was taken against the tour company.

They demanded 333,333 baht in compensation plus another 50,000 baht per month from the company and landowner.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

Cambodian officials allow their traders to buy goods from a Thai border market

Local Cambodian officials have eased border crossing restriction by allowing their people to cross into Thailand through Saitaku checkpoint to buy goods and other products from Thai traders at a border market in Ban Kruat district of Buri Ram province.

The temporary reopening of the border followed a meeting on Thursday between local Cambodian officials and local Thai authorities. But only a small number of Cambodian traders visited the Thai market to buy consumer products and other goods.

The closure of the border to prevent Cambodians from crossing the border through Saitaku checkpoint was believed to be a retaliation against the Thai officials' ban against people to cross into Cambodia to gamble at a newly-opened casino in Ampil since April 7.

The ban remains in force although the Cambodian officials have allowed their people to travel to the Thai border market.

Earlier last month, political activist Veera Somkwamkid tried to visit the casino which he claimed to be located on the disputed territory claimed by Cambodia and Thailand. But his attempt was thwarted by local Thai people who feared his visit would spark border tension.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)