18 Feb '12, 11am

Thailand blacklisted for not effectively combating money laundering and terrorism financing

Thailand blacklisted for not effectively combating money laundering and terrorism financing

The Nation/Asia News Network Saturday, Feb 18, 2012 Thailand was yesterday identified by an intergovernmental organisation as uncooperative in the global efforts to combat money-laundering and terrorism financing. The move came only days after bomb blasts in Bangkok and discovery of explosive devices linked to terrorism. The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF), in its statement on Thursday (yesterday Bangkok time), said Thailand was one of 15 countries that have begun taking steps to combat terrorist financing and money-laundering but have yet to make sufficient progress in addressing the deficiencies in their regulations. Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong yesterday expressed concern that the move could adversely affect Thailand's image and its economy. He said the government would ask the Anti-Money Laundering Office to explain the situati...

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