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    Re: NACC set to investigate Prawit as lavish watch criticised on social media

    Apparently, he has found a new friend.
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    Re: NACC set to investigate Prawit as lavish watch criticised on social media

    Gen Prawit needs not declare the pricey wristwatches if they were borrowed from friends : NACC
    in Breaking News, Politics | January 24, 2018 | (542 views) | By Thai PBS

    Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan needs not have to declare to the National Anti-Corruption Commission if he does not own any of the pricey wristwatches he was seen wearing as shown in the social media, said NACC secretary-general Worawit Sookboon on Wednesday (Jan 24).

    The above remark by the NACC secretary-general was in response to a reporter’s question whether General Prawit would be required to declare the expensive wristwatches if they were lent to him by friends.

    Mr Worawit explained that, according to the NACC law, only the assets that belong to General Prawit, his legal spouse and children who are not legally mature are required to be declared.

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    Re: NACC set to investigate Prawit as lavish watch criticised on social media

    NACC chairman admits he is close to Gen Prawit
    in Editor's Choice, Politics | January 25, 2018 | By Thai PBS

    National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) chairman Pol Gen Watcharapol Prasarnrajkit told reporters on Thursday (Jan 25) that he decided to stay away from the commission’s voting on Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon’s pricey wristwatch issue because he was close to him.

    He said was close to Gen Prawit because he used to be his subordinate when he served as deputy secretary-general of the PM’s Office and, hence, his involvement in the voting of the controversial issue by the commission might taint the commission’s verdict on the matter.

    Therefore, quitting from the role was the right choice, he added.

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    Re: NACC set to investigate Prawit as lavish watch criticised on social media

    Academics say Prawit ‘broke the law’ over watches

    politics January 28, 2018 01:00

    By KAS CHANWANPEN
    THE SUNDAY NATION

    IT WAS against anti-corruption laws for Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan to have borrowed luxury watches from his friends, legal experts claimed at a political seminar yesterday.


    Anti-graft campaigner Veera Somkwamkid and law lecturer Ekachai Chainuvati said the law prohibited recipients of gifts or other benefits that were worth more than Bt3,000.

    Violations of the law is punishable by up to a Bt60,000 fine and three years in jail, or both, in addition to a ban from politics, Ekachai said.

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    Re: NACC set to investigate Prawit as lavish watch criticised on social media

    Ban of “Borrowed Pricey Wristwatches” opinion survey result prompts Nida Poll director to call it quits
    in Editor's Choice, Politics | January 28, 2018 | By Thai PBS

    The director of Nida Poll of the National Institute of Development Administration will quit his post on Monday after his opinion survey result on “Borrowed Pricey Wristwatches” was banned from being released by the institute.

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    Re: NACC set to investigate Prawit as lavish watch criticised on social media

    General Prawit is ready to resign if “people do not want me”
    in Breaking News, Highlight, Politics | January 31, 2018 | | By Thai PBS

    Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan told the media today (Wednesday) that he was ready to resign “if the people do not want me”.

    In his meeting with reporters covering military affairs at the Defence Ministry today, General Prawit who is also the defence minister said there was no conflict between him and the reporters and, personally, he had never asked the reporters to write and report in his favour.

    However, he said he would like the reporters to look at his performance for the past 50 years that he had served in the military and had been serving with the government for the past three and a half years whether he had done any damage to the country.

    The deputy prime minister has been embroiled in a scandal for the past several weeks over the pricey wristwatches seen on his wrist which he claimed were borrowed from a friend who has already died.

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    Re: NACC set to investigate Prawit as lavish watch criticised on social media

    Online polling overwhelmingly favours Prawit resigning

    politics February 03, 2018 01:00

    By THE NATION

    THE NUMBER of people who say in online polls that they want Deputy PM General Prawit Wongsuwan to resign over the watch scandal continues to surge.

    Almost as soon as Prawit commented on Wednesday that he would step down if people did not want him, several sites – including the Teenee Thai PBS news programme on public broadcasting channel Thai PBS – launched online polls asking people to cast votes on whether Prawit should stay or go.

    Yesterday, the third day of polling, saw a surge in the number of people calling for Prawit to resign, with some polls scoring almost 190,000 votes......................

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    Re: NACC set to investigate Prawit as lavish watch criticised on social media

    Thai University Students Taunt ‘Rolex General’ in Latest Burst of Dissents

    BANGKOK -Thai students from Chulalongkorn and Thammasat University’s with huge banners and caricature puppets on Saturday delivered the latest satirical swipe at the junta’s number two — known as the “Rolex General” for his collection of undeclared luxury watches.

    The watch scandal has seized a kingdom growing weary of military rule and sparked a spate of creative protests that are challenging the junta’s stranglehold on dissent.

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    Re: NACC set to investigate Prawit as lavish watch criticised on social media

    Prawit won't resign, to stay on in 'national interest'

    5 Feb 2018 at 14:45
    WRITER: WASSANA NANUAM

    Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon does not plan to resign and is determined to continue working in the interests of national security and public safety, the spokesman for the Defence Ministry said on Monday.

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    Re: NACC set to investigate Prawit as lavish watch criticised on social media

    This is the guy who said he would resign if the people did not want him. As with all the regime, what they do and what they SAY they will do are poles apart. The Thai people have a gargantuan task ahead of them if they intend to toss out military rule and return to democracy.

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