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Money and connections might take you far in life, but Panthongtae Shinawatra is discovering they don't do you much good on the final exam. The 22-year-old son of Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand's prime minister, was reportedly caught cheating with crib notes during a political science exam at Bangkok's Ramkhamhaeng University. According to local newspaper reports, Panthongtae signed a confession and could now face a one-year school suspension.

The incident comes on the heels of his transfer last year from Thammasat University, Thailand's Yale, to Ram-khamhaeng, the equivalent of Florida State. At the time, Panthongtae complained he didn't like the...

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