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Pheu Thai MP demanded B5m bribe

Court finds Mukdahan MP guilty of abuse of office for seeking kickback for favourable budget decision

Anurak Tangpanitanon has been found guilty of demanding a bribe from the head of the Department of Groundwater Resources in exchange for not trimming the department’s budget. (Photo: Parliament)

The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Persons Holding Political Positions has found Anurak Tangpanitanon, Pheu Thai MP for Mukdahan, guilty of violating the parliamentary ethical code for demanding a 5-million-baht bribe in exchange for passing a proposed budget allocation deal.

The misconduct is also deemed as an abuse of MP authority to obtain personal gains, which is prohibited under Section 87 of…

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