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.