Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon announced on Tuesday (Jan 16) that he was willing to quit his posts without any regret if he was faulted by the National Anti-Corruption Commission for possessing a diamond ring and luxury wristwatches.
He insisted that pricey wristwatch which was seen on his wrist in the social media was lent to him by a friend whom he did not identify.
Gen Prawit also denied the suggestion that he was a collector of pricey wristwatches, maintaining that the pictures of him wearing expensive wristwatches posted in the social media recently were old pictures which was recycled in the social media to give an impression that he has many wristwatches.
The deputy prime minister disclosed that he had made his second clarification about his wristwatch and diamond ring to the NACC after the anti-graft agency told him to provide additional documents about his luxury items.
Gen Prawit also assured that he would not interfere with the NACC in his probe into his valuables.
The CSI-LA Facebook page, which has been collecting pictures of Gen Prawit wearing luxury wristwatch, today (Jan 16) posted a picture of Gen Prawit wearing another wristwatch, believed to be a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona worth about 1 million baht.
It claimed this is the 24th pricey wristwatch worn by Gen Prawit on Dec 2, 2015.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)