Updated: The Saudi gems and murder saga goes on and on

22 09 2010

Readers will have no doubt read of (if not hearing the huge sighs of relief from Government House) the report that controversial cop Police Lt Gen Somkid Boonthanom has declined to accept the Abhsiit Vejjajiva government’s remarkably stupid promotion of the alleged criminal.

For those keen to have a shortish summary of the two decade saga and the involvement of the Thai elite in this whole sorry tale, see Andrew Marshall’s blog at Reuters. The only thing missing is any details of the rumors of royals getting their hands on the missing gems. PPT doesn’t know if there is any truth in such rumors, but their existence is reason enough for some consideration. As everyone says, there’s a movie in this story of crime, corruption and the elite.

Update: Readers should also see Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban’s letter to the Saudia Arabian Embassy here.



2 responses

6 01 2011
Saudi gems appear from nowhere | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Saudi gems appear from nowhere Readers may remember a couple of posts PPT had last year on the resurgence of interest in the so-called Saudi gems and murders saga. Those posts are here, here and here. […]

11 03 2011
The curse of the blue diamond | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] earlier PPT posts on the case, see here, here and […]

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