Thailand’s Former Commerce Minister, Deputy Minister and 16 Other Government Offices Jailed Over Rice-Pledging Scheme

Thailand’s Former Commerce Minister, Deputy Minister and 16 Other Government Offices Jailed Over Rice-Pledging Scheme

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s Supreme Court has sentenced former commerce minister Boonsong Teriyapirom to 42 years in jail and his former deputy Poom Sarapol to 36 years in the government-to-government rice sales case. The court denied their bail requests, as well as those of other defendants in the case, citing the gravity of the crimes. […]