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Deputy transport minister investigated by anti-corruption commission




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Thailand’s deputy transport minister and his wife are being investigated after a debt of 10 billion baht was somehow written off. The National Anti-Corruption Commission, or NACC, is reviewing documents related to the debt, according to the commission’s Secretary General Worawit Sukboon.

If the commission finds that Weerasak and Yolanda Wangsuphakijkosol attempted to conceal their wealth, the case could go to the Supreme Court for Politicans and Weerasak could be banned from politics for 5 years.

When Weerasak was elected as an MP in 2019, the large debt was declared in the “assets and debts” category. But when his wife was elected as president Nakhon Ratchasima’s provincial administration organisation in January, the 10 billion baht debt was not listed in the required declaration of assets.

The commission says the debt declared by the deputy transport minister back in 2019 have since become 35.5 million baht and were declared in Yolada’s overdrafts.

Weerasak claims he was acting as a surety for someone who had incurred the 10 billion baht debt. He says he has submitted documents to the commission that back his claim.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post


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  1. Avatar

    toby andrews

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 10:26 am

    10 billion – 35 million?
    How does a Thai transport minister accumulate a debt of that much?
    More questions that might answer the above questions.
    When is a bribe not a bribe? Could it be when it is a loan?

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    Simon Small

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    If you mean US$ “35 million”, @toby andrews,you need to add another zero.

    10 billion baht is 320 million US $.

    The sort of small change debt everyone guarantees for their friends …..

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    toby andrews

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Well I am only quoting what is in the article, which was 35.5 million.
    I was half an million short . . .

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    Roger Bruce

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 4:47 am

    If guilty 5 years out of politics
    Wow 30 Billion and no prison time

    No wonder they try so hard to become ministers
    Is he part of the Junta too?
    Corruption seems a way of life in Thailand power circles

    Good Luck Thailand

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