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    Red Bull heir H+R case

    Public Prosecutor Decides on Monday Whether to Indict Red Bull Heir

    The statute of limitations for the speeding charge against Mr Vorayuth is due to expire on Sept 3
    BANGKOK – Ruecha Krairiksh the public prosecutor will decide on Monday whether to indict Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya, who allegedly killed a police officer in a hit-and-run last year.

    The prosecutor has already postponed the decision four times and statute the of limitations for the speeding charge against Mr Vorayuth is due to expire on Sept 3.
    Ruecha Krairiksh, lead prosecutor in the case, said the indictment was postponed repeatedly because the suspect had complained to police that the Attorney-General’s Office should interview four more eye-witnesses to ensure fairness.

    However, Thong Lor police had yet to submit any additional information regarding the suspect’s petition to prosecutors, Mr Ruecha said.

    Mr Vorayuth, grandson of Red Bull energy drink founder Chaleo Yoovidhya, allegedly rammed his Ferrari into Pol Snr Sgt Maj Wichian Klanprasert’s motorcycle on Sukhumvit Soi 47 in the early hours of Sept 3 last year.

    The policeman’s body was dragged about 200 metres along the road.

    Mr Vorayuth allegedly fled the scene and was arrested several hours later at his home on Sukhumvit Soi 53.




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    The writing seems to be on the wall with this one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarProfiteer View Post
    The writing seems to be on the wall with this one...
    It's the size of the lettering that is worrying.......

    Thong Lor police, now where have they appeared in recent headlines ? 555555

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    Redbull heir indictment postponed for 5th time | Coconuts Bangkok

    And we we have it.. Postponed until the 2nd.. When it runs out on the 3rd..

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    How's the Thai press/FB/Blogs etc commenting on this one ?

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    From BBC today :

    Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhaya faces Thai arrest

    Thai authorities will seek to arrest a grandson of Red Bull's billionaire, co-creator Chaleo Yoovidhaya, after he failed to appear at a court hearing.
    Vorayuth Yoovidhaya, 28, is alleged to have driven his Ferrari into a police officer and killed him last September.
    Mr Vorayuth's lawyers say he had become ill in Singapore, and was unable to return to Thailand in time for the indictment hearing.
    BBC News - Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhaya faces Thai arrest

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    My guess is that he will remain "ill" in Singapore for the forseable future....

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    Red Bull gives you strings...
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    latest chapter in this disgraceful saga......

    Opposition Leader Chuwit Kamolvisit Slams Police Over Red Bull Heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya | Chiang Rai Times English Language Newspaper


    Opposition Leader Chuwit Kamolvisit Slams Police Over Red Bull Heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya

    Chuwit Kamolvisit, leader of the opposition Rak Thailand Party, has slammed police for not seeking an arrest warrant for Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya


    BANGKOK – Outspoken Rak Thailand Party opposition leader Chuwit Kamolvisit, has slammed Senior Bangkok Police Officials for not seeking an arrest warrant for Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya, after he left Thailand to watch a Formula One race in Singapore when he was due to report to police on Charges related to the killing of Pol Senior Sgt Maj Wichian Klanprasert.
    According to the Bangkok Posts Chuwit Kamolvisit posted a Facebook message on Tuesday saying sources at the Immigration Police Bureau told him the 28-year-old hit-and-run suspect was due to return from Singapore tonight.
    Nongnoot Saengpraphan mourns the death of her husband, Pol Snr Sgt Maj Wichian Klanprasert, at That Thong temple. (Photo by Somchai Poomlard)

    However, Immigration officers could not arrest Vorayuth Yoovidhya on arrival because no arrest warrant had been issued.
    Vorayuth Yoovidhya was still free to travel in and out of the country.
    “The attorney general told police that the suspect failed to report when due, but there was an indication of a desire to attempt escape.
    Chuwit stated that it is still the duty of police to seek a warrant for the suspect from the court”
    ” Senior Police Officials are not taking any action and allowed the Redbull heir to take a flight to Singapore to watch an F1 race and return to Thailand as if nothing has happened.”
    He said the Red Bull heir’s hit-and-run case reminded him of an old Thai song “Amnat Khong Ngern” (Power of Money). One of the verses in the song goes, “Cash lets you shop as you please, but you better believe, even the strongest of will can be trampled by the almighty dollar. Oh money, oh money, its power is beyond reach. Respect, friends earn by riches. Without any you’re nothing but an outsider. In truth its just paper made by wretched money makers…who fell slave to the influence of the almighty dollar.”
    He wrote that if his son was the suspect he would tell his son to respect the law and face the truth.
    “The police must not have double standards, one for a rich man’s child and another for a poor man’s children. The police are walking a thin line without any care about how society feels,” Mr Chuwit said.
    Pol Maj-Gen Suebsak Pansuri, commander of the Metropolitan Police Division 5, confirmed that Mr Vorayuth is in Singapore and said his lawyer had previously requested a postponement of a scheduled meeting with prosecutors.
    He said Attorney-General’s Special Litigation Department director-general Seksan Bangsombun had instructed police to investigate the legitimacy of Mr Vorayuth’s medical certificate issued by a hospital in Singapore in connection with his lawyer’s request — which allowed him to avoid and beat the statute of limitations of a speeding charge relating to the death of the policeman .
    “We’ve been working with the Immigration police and we’ll have to wait for the result of the investigation before taking further action,” Pol Maj-Gen Suebsak said. Read full story here…

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    You would have thought there would be a smidgin of respect for a slain police colleague.

    "Amnat Khong Ngern" indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilbaz View Post
    You would have thought there would be a smidgin of respect for a slain police colleague.

    "Amnat Khong Ngern" indeed.
    Apparently the family have been paid 3 mil and are happy with the outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLOS View Post
    Apparently the family have been paid 3 mil and are happy with the outcome.
    If this statement is correct, what do we all think about then following up the situation and imprisoning the guy??? is 3 mil payment enough, if the deceased family are happy with it?
    Custard should be a colour...cos I could then paint over the mess I've just made!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodger View Post
    If this statement is correct, what do we all think about then following up the situation and imprisoning the guy??? is 3 mil payment enough, if the deceased family are happy with it?
    The issue of if compensation should be allowed to balance / pervert justice is a huge one.. I think advanced societies would avoid the practice as it once again creates inequality under the law. Those with money can act in ways those without cannot.

    Already he's managed to wait out the speeding charge (200 plus in the city).. The drink driving and cocaine tests have been lost etc.. Now it's the death alone..

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLOS View Post
    The issue of if compensation should be allowed to balance / pervert justice is a huge one.. I think advanced societies would avoid the practice as it once again creates inequality under the law. Those with money can act in ways those without cannot.

    Already he's managed to wait out the speeding charge (200 plus in the city).. The drink driving and cocaine tests have been lost etc.. Now it's the death alone..
    Must admit I despise these little Hi So fickers here in BKK. I would like to take a fkin whip to them and give them a dam good thrashing
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    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLOS View Post
    The issue of if compensation should be allowed to balance / pervert justice is a huge one.. I think advanced societies would avoid the practice as it once again creates inequality under the law. Those with money can act in ways those without cannot.

    Already he's managed to wait out the speeding charge (200 plus in the city).. The drink driving and cocaine tests have been lost etc.. Now it's the death alone..
    I think there is one thing to pay compensation to a family for loss of life or injury but to me that's a civil matter, there is then the criminal matter which no compensation should be able to get you out of
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    Police act as commercial negotiators - fact of life in Thailand.

    BUT - impaired and reckless driving is manslaughter at least.
    Money should not buy your way out of this.

    Remember all the horror stories about Falangs beng jailed when Blind Freddy could see it was not their fault in an MVA ?

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    But a lot of those farang horror stories seem to stem from them in principle not agreeing to pay compensation when first muted? a number of times I've heard of incidences, they miss the first opportunity of paying a 'fine' and being an end to the matter.
    Custard should be a colour...cos I could then paint over the mess I've just made!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodger View Post
    But a lot of those farang horror stories seem to stem from them in principle not agreeing to pay compensation when first muted? a number of times I've heard of incidences, they miss the first opportunity of paying a 'fine' and being an end to the matter.
    I think in many cases its the severity of the crime, minor stuff can be paid for
    If we are talking the opportunity to walk away from major stuff, which of course is possible then that's a payment to the MIB and nothing to do with the victim or family..............and that is a major case of perverting the course of justice
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