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Civil liability cases being prepared against Boonsong and five others


The Commerce Ministry’s Department of Foreign Trade is preparing to forward to the Department of Legal Execution next week |civil liability cases against former commerce minister Boonsong Teriyapirom and five others in the “fake” government-to-government rice deals, according to Lt-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd, the government spokesman.

Boonsong, deputy commerce minister Poom Sarapol and other former senior commerce officials are facing massive compensation lawsuits worth a combined Bt20 billion for their role in bogus government-to-government rice contracts during the tenure of former premier Yingluck Shinawatra when her government implemented the rice-pledging scheme, which cost the state more than Bt500 billion.
Sansern said the civil liability cases were proceeding in a transparent manner but it would take some time to enforce the law regarding state officials’ civil liability.

Published : February 12, 2017

By : The Nation