Thai public prosecutors ask court to seize Thaksin's frozen assets 2008-08-25 18:41:16   Print

    BANGKOK, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's public prosecutors on Monday demanded that the Supreme Court seize cash and assets worth76-billion-baht (about 2.24 billion U.S. dollars) that belong to former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his family for corruption investigation.

    The assets have been frozen shortly after Thaksin was ousted in the Sept. 19, 2006 military coup, accused of rampant corruption, causing social divisions and undermining the country's political system. The junta set up the Assets Examination Committee, now defunct, to investigate allegations related to Thaksin, his family and close aides. Thaksin now faced four charges of abuse of power and corruption in the court.

    Public prosecutors on Monday filed a lawsuit with the Supreme Court, asking the court to confiscate Thaksin's assets and determine how much was earned through Thaksin's media business and how much was the result of corruption while he was in office from 2001-2006, according to a report by The Nation news website.

Editor: Bi Mingxin
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