Thai Constitution Protection Association secretary-general Srisuwan Janya on Friday (Dec 15) petitioned the National Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon's wristwatch collection.

In the petition, Mr Srisuwan submitted as evidence a number of photos circulated on social media showing the deputy prime minister wearing different brands of wristwatch, including the one that believed to be a 4-million-baht Richard Mille model RM30 which he said was different from the one worn by the deputy prime minister in a group photo session of Cabinet ministers at the Government House on Dec 4.

Noting that the photos have provided an important piece of information to be probed by the NACC, he said he would like the anti-graft body to find out exactly how many expensive wristwatches which are owned by Gen Prawit and whether he has declared them with the NACC or not.

NACC acting secretary-general Worawit Sookboon said that Gen Prawit has 30 days until Jan 8 to clarify to the NACC about the latter's expensive wristwatches and how they were acquired and at what prices.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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