Thai Ex-PM Thaksin’s Jail Sentence Reduced from 8 to 1 Year Due to Royal Pardon

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His Royal Majesty the King has decided to reduce a jail sentence for former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra from 8 years to 1 year after his application of a royal pardon came to light yesterday, August 31st.

First our previous story:

Thaksin’s royal petition was made known to the public yesterday by acting Justice Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam.

Now for our update:

Today, September 1st, it is reported that His Majesty the King has granted a reduction in a serving time for Thaksin from 8 years to 1 year.

According to the statement published in the Royal Gazette, Thaksin’s jail sentence has been shortened because he has previously served as the Prime Minister who carried out the duties for the benefit of the nation and the people.

He also has remorse for his transgressions, loyalty to the monarchy institution, and concerning health issues that require medical treatment from specialized physicians, as the statement read.

In light of this, His Royal Majesty the King has decided to grant a reduction in the former PM’s jail sentence, reducing it from 8 years to 1 year, to allow him to utilize his knowledge, skills, and experience to contribute to the country, society, and the people.

This development came after Thaksin had officially begun serving his jail time for only 10 days, most of which he spent outside the prison at the Police Hospital due to medical reasons.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

Tanakorn Panyadee
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