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Thailand: Media mogul Sondhi cleared of insulting monarchy

By Thu, Sep 27, 2012 10:34AM UTC 0 Comment

BANGKOK (AP) — A Bangkok court has acquitted the founder of Thailand’s Yellow Shirt political movement of insulting the monarchy by quoting remarks defaming the royal family. The court ruled Wednesday that publisher Sondhi Limthongkul had no intention of defaming the king and queen by repeating critical remarks. It said Sondhi quoted from a 2008...

Will Thailand’s Yellow Shirt leader do time?

By Fri, Mar 02, 2012 11:13AM UTC 0 Comment

He hasn’t yet, reports Asia Sentinel Thai publishing magnate Sondhi Limthongkul, the 64-year-old firebrand leader of the royalist Yellow Shirts during years of political upheaval, was sentenced to 20 years in jail Wednesday after pleading guilty to falsifying loan documents and corporate fraud in a case that has interesting political overtones. But don’t count on...

Thailand: Yellow Shirt leader Sondhi L sentenced to 20 years, released on bail

By Tue, Feb 28, 2012 6:20PM UTC 2 Comments

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai protest leader whose movement helped topple three prime ministers was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for falsifying financial documents aimed at securing a $32 million government bank loan for his media empire. Sondhi Limthongkul faces separate charges in connection with the aggressive protests of his People’s Alliance for...