MILE­STONES

Bangkok Post - - 7 DAYS -

Ac­quit­ted: By the Supreme Court, five po­lice­men pre­vi­ously con­victed of beat­ing a teenager to death in Kalasin to serve the right­eous cause of Lord Volde­mort’s ruth­less “war on drugs” in 2004. The Crim­i­nal and Ap­peal courts both found them guilty, but the Dika court dis­agreed, find­ing wit­ness state­ments lack­ing. The chief of the five has ab­sconded.

Banned: For life from pro-ten­nis for match-fix­ing and worse, um­pires... Well now, ex-um­pires Anucha Tong­plew, Apisit Prom­chai and Chitchai Srililai. They even are banned from buy­ing tick­ets to watch. The ITF said they con­fessed to work­ing for book­ies, and prof­ited them­selves.

Awarded: In New York by the Asia So­ci­ety, a 2018 Game Changer Award to the Wild Boars foot­ball team. Chi­ang Rai ex-gov­er­nor Narongsak Osot­tanakorn, the pub­lic face of the res­cue, ac­cepted the pres­ti­gious award on be­half of player (and new Thai cit­i­zen) Adul Sam-on and as­sis­tant coach (and new Thai cit­i­zen) Ekkapol Chanta­wong, who both at­tended the awards din­ner.

Dropped: By the world’s only fugi­tive fe­male ex-prime min­is­ter who also is the sis­ter of a fugi­tive ex-premier, her defama­tion law­suit against three se­nior Democrats. The men were found guilty by the Crim­i­nal Court and sen­tenced to prison and fines. Their disgusting and lewd com­ments were on her in­fa­mous visit to the Four Sea­sons Ho­tel in 2012, where she did not meet any­one se­cretly for sex af­ter all. They have apol­o­gised. In­dicted: For laun­der­ing in the 15-year-old Krungthai Bank loan scan­dal, Pan­thong­tae aka Oak, son of the world’s only fugi­tive ex-prime min­is­ter whose sis­ter is a fugi­tive ex-prime min­is­ter. Oak’s name was on doc­u­ments in shady loans from the state-owned bank, when daddy was prime min­is­ter in 2003 and 2004. No trial date was set.

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