CHON BURI, Feb 20 – Thai Immigration police arrested a 41-year old Russian, Dmitry Ishmukhametov, a fugitive suspect with a valid outstanding arrest warrant issued by a Russian court accusing him of embezzlement.
Chonburi Immigration Police chief, Pol Col Chaiyot Warakjunkiat told the media on Thursday that the Embassy of the Russian Federation had earlier contacted the Thai Immigration Bureau to help track the suspect after he fled the country to start up business in Thailand
Col Chaiyot said the suspect is being detained for his role in an alleged embezzlement scheme estimated to involve one million Russian rubles (some US$23,000). Investigation revealed that he had started a real estate company known as Anastasia International in South Pattaya which later led to the arrest while he was working at the company.
Mr Ishmukhametov confessed to alleged fraud and will be deported to Russia.
YALA, Feb 20 -- Two villagers were gunned down, and another was injured in separate shooting incidents in Raman and Bannang Sata districts of this southern border province, while six M79 grenades were fired at the home of the senior deputy district chief in Bannang Sata.
BANGKOK, Feb 21 – Two social activist groups have called on Thailand's Election Commission (EC) to recommend dissolution of the Pheu Thai Party following the caretaker prime minister’s exaggerated claim of the success of the rice pledging scheme which could mislead voters.
BANGKOK, Feb 21 – Eight anti-government protesters were bailed out of police detention but were warned by the Criminal Court against getting involved in further political unrest.
BANGKOK, Feb 20 – Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today deplored the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) for hurriedly gathering charges of neglect of duty against her in connection with the rice pledging scheme
BANGKOK, Feb 19 – Outraged farmers sealed off all entrances to the Commerce Ministry today and announced an unending demonstration until caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra resigns.
BANGKOK, Feb 19 - Thai AirAsia joins hands with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in launching a campaign to boost tourism in the country to generate additional revenues of over Bt305 million.
BANGKOK, Feb 19 – Thai farmers and rice mill operators in cooperation have introduced three resolutions to provide help to disgruntled farmers who sold rice to state stockpiles under the allegedly corruption-plagued rice pledging scheme.
BANGKOK, Feb 20 – The caretaker government has withdrawn its letter to the Election Commission (EC) seeking Bt712 million from the central fund to pay farmers under the rice pledging scheme, according to an EC member.
UDON THANI, Feb 20 – Four Thai Army personnel surrendered to police here yesterday in connection with a shooting attack on an influential pro-Thaksin leader at his home here last month.