Pian dismisses allegation as “a game’

PATONG: Pian Keesin, leader of the recently-formed Rak Patong Party, has dismissed an attempt to have him barred from forthcoming municipal elections in Patong as “a political game”. As reported yesterday by the Gazette Online, the leader of the Patong Progress Party, Songserm Kepsap, has furnished officials of the Phuket Election Commission (PEC) with documents he claims show that K. Pian was guilty of corruption while he was mayor a couple of years ago. The “evidence” purports to show that K. Pian and others colluded to buy garbage trucks for the municipality at above-market prices. But K. Pian told the Gazette today, “I’ll show the PEC officers evidence to prove that I didn’t buy the trucks at an inflated price. “The Administrative Court has made no judgment in this matter – it is still under consideration.” He added, “I’m 100% confident that I have done nothing to prevent me from standing for election.”

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