Friday, December 21, 2007

More on the Bangkok International Film Festival bribery scandal

Just a bit more followup on the Bangkok International Film Festival bribery scandal:
  • The festival's former president and former governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Juthamas Siriwan, has resigned as deputy leader and member of the Puea Pandin (For the Motherland) Party. She was running for Parliament in Sunday's general election.
  • Thailand's Department of Special Investigation will be looking into the case, as will the National Counter Corruption Commission.
  • A Nation editorial notes that this isn't the first instance of corruption in Thailand that has first been exposed by the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Previously, the US-based InVision company had paid bribes to get Thai officials to buy their bomb detectors for Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Previous posts:More information:(Photo credit: Uthorn Sriphantha of The Nation)

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