Anti-Money Laundering Office (Thailand)
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.":7 It was founded in 1999 upon the adoption of the Anti-Money Laundering Act, B.E. 2542 (1999) (AMLA). 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.:10
As of 30 September 2014, AMLO employed 355 persons, with an additional 44 vacant positions.:21-22 Its budget for FY2014 was 270,693,400 baht.:83
The office has headquarters in north-central Bangkok and regional offices.
In April 2016, AMLO became engaged in investigating Thai nationals whose names surfaced in the Panama Papers.
- Annual Report 2014 of Anti-Money Laundering Office (PDF). Bangkok: AMLO. 2015. ISBN 978-616-91467-7-3. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
- "Anti-Money Laundering Act, B.E. 2542 (1999)" (PDF). Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO). Retrieved 13 April 2016.
- "'Many' Thais implicated in global scandal". Bangkok Post. 2016-04-04. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
- Taptim, Tulsathit (2016-04-13). "Panama Papers and weary regulators in Thailand" (Editorial). The Nation. Retrieved 13 April 2016.