Panama papers

This Bangkok Post report on the Panama Papers is of interest. PPT is interested in these cases, but have to admit that there is simply too much data for us to handle. If we see informed reports, we will post or if readers have information, let us know.

The Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) is seeking information from its foreign counterparts regarding 21 Thai nationals reportedly included in a list of people worldwide using a Panama-based law firm for money laundering and tax evasion.

(NOTE: It is not clear how Amlo reached this number. In fact, the Panama Papers include at least 780 names of individuals and another 50 names of companies based in Thailand. Some are foreigners or foreign-owned companies. There are 634 individual addresses listed in Thailand.)

Pol Col Seehanat Prayoonrat, the acting Amlo secretary-general, made the comments following a report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) which cited leaked documents from law firms that have been assisting politicians and leaders worldwide — including the 21 Thai nationals — to carry out the illicit acts.

He said he has so far obtained information only from the media

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