Thailand: Thailand denies PM aided Malaysia 1MDB graft scandal

Thailand’s government threatened legal action on Monday against a banned opposition party which claimed Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha aided in the cover-up of Malaysia’s 1MDB graft scandal by harbouring a fugitive financier.

The stridently anti-military Future Forward Party, the third largest in parliament, was dissolved Friday by a court and its key members banned from politics for a decade.

On Sunday Future Forward’s spokeswoman Pannika Wanich held a public conference and accused Prayut of allowing fugitive financier Low Taek Jho — commonly known as Jho Low — and his associates to pass through Thailand.

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