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Poaching scandal piles pressure on Thailand's construction mogul

President of Italian-Thai on bail as debate grows about privileges for wealthy

Premchai Karnasuta, president of Italian-Thai Development, arrives at the Central Investigation Bureau in Bangkok on March 20. (Photo by Takaki Kashiwabara)

BANGKOK -- It was an overnight fall from grace. The multimillionaire whose company built Thailand's largest airport and Bangkok's first mass transit railway is now drawing attention for a poaching scandal that has stirred fresh debate over the privileges enjoyed by the country's powerful wealthy class.

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