2. SOUNDBITE (Thai) Pannika Wanich, spokesperson of Thailand's dissolved opposition Future Forward Party:
"All of this led us to believe that the government of (Thai Prime Minister) Prayuth Chan-ocha is hiding the truth about the biggest financial crime in the world, the criminal case that 10 countries are pursuing wrongdoers to receive justice and to bring back 140 billion baht (US $4 billion) to return to the Malaysian people."
3. Wide of information board
4. Various of Interpol 'Red Notice' for Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low
5. SOUNDBITE (Thai) Pannika Wanich, spokesperson of Thailand's dissolved opposition Future Forward Party:
"The Red Notice of Jho Low, it was shocking that Thailand ignored Interpol's Red Notice. And the only two countries who did that, who do that continuously, are China and Thailand. And who are we? China is China but we are Thai. So this is unacceptable. We need a more responsible government."
Thailand's disbanded opposition Future Forward Party (FFP) attacked the government on Sunday for allegedly colluding with Malaysia's former administration to cover up the 1MDB financial scandal, for which former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak is now standing trial.
The accusation comes a day ahead of the launch of a no-confidence debate in the Thai parliament against Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and five Cabinet members.
The Future Forward Party, which won the third highest number of seats in last March's general election, was dissolved on Friday by Thailand's Constitutional Court for violating election laws.
Party spokeswoman Pannika Wanich said at a press conference that because she was one of the FFP MPs who lost their seats, she was presenting the case the party had prepared about the 1MDB scandal.
Pannika's assertions were generally known and break no new ground.
However, all have previously been treated as sideshows to the case, and this is the first major effort to spotlight any involvement by Thailand.
She accused the Thai government of aiding the fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, by allowing him to come to the country after Interpol had issued a Red Notice on him.
According to the immigration record presented during the press conference, the alleged mastermind behind the 1MDB scandal came into Thailand five times between 2016 to 2018 and left the country on 13 May 2018, days after Malaysia held a general election that unseated the ruling party.
US investigators say at least $4.5 billion was stolen from 1MDB by Najib's associates and laundered through layers of bank accounts in the US and other countries to finance Hollywood films and buy hotels, a luxury yacht, art works, jewelry and other extravagances.
More than $700 million from the fund allegedly landed in Najib's bank account.