Thai court takes up case against owner of Le­ices­ter City

The Myanmar Times - - Asean Focus -

A THAI crim­i­nal court on Mon­day ac­cepted a 14 bil­lion baht (K577.75 bil­lion) law­suit brought against Thai duty-free gi­ant King Power In­ter­na­tional, the com­pany that owns English Pre­mier League foot­ball club Le­ices­ter City.

The Cen­tral Crim­i­nal Court for Cor­rup­tion and Mis­con­duct Cases in Bangkok said it had ac­cepted the case, and would hear wit­nesses on Fe­bru­ary 12 next year.

Anti-graft of­fi­cial Charn­chai Is­sarase­na­nark filed the suit in July against the duty-free re­tailer, which is owned by bil­lion­aire Vichai Sri­vad­dhanaprabha and his fam­ily.

It ac­cuses King Power of crim­i­nally fail­ing to pay the Thai gov­ern­ment 14 bil­lion baht from the op­er­a­tion of the air­port fran­chise it was granted in 2006.

The suit was also brought against ex­ec­u­tives from the state-owned air­port op­er­a­tor, Air­ports of Thai­land. - Reuters

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