Dropping of charges against Red Bull scion fuels outrage
A hit-and-run saga involving the scion of one of Thailand's richest families has turned into a political hot potato for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
At least three high-level committees have been formed to examine how all charges came to be dropped against Mr Vorayuth Yoovidhya, whose Ferrari slammed into a motorcycle in Bangkok in 2012 and killed a policeman, Mr Wichean Klunprasert. Although Mr Vorayuth faced three charges initially, the first two expired because he evaded the authorities and fled the kingdom in 2017.
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