Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Not Very Appealing

By a vote of 103-4 (12 abstaining), the Thai Supreme Court voted today to reject former PM Thaksin's appeal of their verdict in the seizure of 46 billion baht of his assets.  It was no great surprise that they rejected the appeal, as the "new evidence" presented as grounds for the appeal involved evidence that the court had already refused to consider.  Now the the appeal was rejected, the verdict is final and it does not appear he will have the opportunity to get back those assets.

So today certainly isn't a good day for the red shirts and the former premier.  First he and twenty four others appear to be on their way to being indicted as terrorists, and then the court shuts the door on any chance of getting back his seized assets.  Definitely not a good day.

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