Moribund Elite Card rises like a phoenix – Bangkok Post, April 26, 2012
…Political intervention is pressuring the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the TPC’s sole owner, to reverse its plan to shut down the loss-ridden card operation, a brainchild of fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
Chartthaipattana party chief adviser Banharn Silpa-archa, currently banned from politics, met Thaksin recently in Dubai. Chumpol Silpa-archa, Mr Banharn’s brother, is the Tourism and Sports minister.
Shortly after Mr Banharn’s return, the ministry ordered the TAT to dust off the business plan for the Elite Card…
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