Thailand lifted from money laundering, terrorism blacklist


BANGKOK, June 25 – The intergovernmental Financial Action Task Force (FTAF) has removed Thailand from the blacklist on money laundering and terrorism financing, a senior Thai official said today.

Seehanat Prayoonrat, Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) secretary general, said that FTAF made the decision in its meeting in Oslo, Norway late last week.

He said the FTAF’s positive action was in light of Thailand’s recent enforcement of the Anti-Money Laundering Act and the Anti-Terrorism Act.

AMLO will announce the news to the foreign media to enhance foreign investors’ confidence, he said.