Fortune teller in Thai palace intrigue dies in custody

An Oct 21 file photo of Thai fortune teller Suriyan Sucharitpholwong (in blue), 54, also known as Mor Yong, arriving at a military court in Bangkok. The fortune teller, who was charged with royal defamation, died in military custody, officials said y
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An Oct 21 file photo of Thai fortune teller Suriyan Sucharitpholwong (in blue), 54, also known as Mor Yong, arriving at a military court in Bangkok. The fortune teller, who was charged with royal defamation, died in military custody, officials said yesterday. This is the second time in weeks that a person involved in an investigation into palace intrigue has died.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 10, 2015, with the headline 'Fortune teller in Thai palace intrigue dies in custody'. Print Edition | Subscribe