Anti-Money Laundering Office (Thailand)

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Kingdom of Thailand
Anti-Money Laundering Office
สำนักงานป้องกันและปราบปรามการฟอกเงิน
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AMLO Headquarters
Office overview
Formed 19 August 1999
Jurisdiction Kingdom of Thailand
Headquarters Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand
Employees 399
Annual budget 374.1 million baht (FY2017)
Office executive
  • Pol Col Seehanat Prayoonrat, Secretary-General
Website AMLO

The Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO), is Thailand's "...key agency responsible for enforcement of the anti-money laundering and the counter-terrorism financing law."[1]:7 It was founded in 1999 upon the adoption of the Anti-Money Laundering Act, B.E. 2542 (1999) (AMLA).[2] AMLO is an independent governmental agency. It has the status of a department functioning independently and neutrally under the supervision of the minister of justice, but is not part of the justice ministry.[1]:10

The AMLO 2015 Annual Report reported 369 persons employed as government officers plus 30 government employees.[3]:24-25 Its budget for FY2017 is 374.1 million baht.[3]:88 As of 2015 AMLO was headed by Secretary-General Police Colonel Seehanat Prayoonrat.[4]:14

Panama Papers[edit]

In April 2016, AMLO began investigating Thai nationals whose names surfaced in the Panama Papers.[5][6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Annual Report 2014 of Anti-Money Laundering Office (PDF). Bangkok: AMLO. 2015. ISBN 978-616-91467-7-3. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Anti-Money Laundering Act, B.E. 2542 (1999)" (PDF). Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO). Retrieved 13 April 2016. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b Thailand's Budget in Brief, Fiscal Year 2017 (PDF). Bureau of the Budget (Thailand). 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 February 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Anti-Money Laundering Office Annual Report 2015. Bangkok: Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO). 2016. 
  5. ^ "'Many' Thais implicated in global scandal". Bangkok Post. 2016-04-04. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  6. ^ Taptim, Tulsathit (2016-04-13). "Panama Papers and weary regulators in Thailand" (Editorial). The Nation. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 

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