Chief suspect in Thai graft probe is princess's uncle: police

December 4, 2014 1:44 PM

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Chief suspect in Thai graft probe is princess's uncle: police

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police said on Thursday the chief suspect in a high-profile corruption scandal is the uncle of Princess Srirasmi, who is married to Thailand's heir apparent, Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn.

News about the palace in Thailand is tightly controlled and perceived insults against members of the royal family are often punished with jail. Police had not previously confirmed to Reuters the link between the princess and the suspect.

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