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Abhisit to be questioned by DSI on police contracts

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Former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva will also be asked to testify about the abandoned contracts for police buildings approved during his government's tenure, Department of Special Investigation (DSI) chief Tarit Pengdith said on Wednesday. 

Mr Abhisit's former deputy prime minister, Suthep Thaugsuban, is already in the DSI spotlight over the failure of the single contractor to complete the construction of  396 police station buildings worth 5.84 billion baht and 163 police flats worth 3.7 billion baht.  

Speaking in the DSI's weekly press conference, Mr Tarit said his office had found evidence that eight construction firms had sent a letter to Mr Abhisit and Mr Suthep opposing the decision by the Royal Thai Police Office (RTPO) to give a single company the contract to carry out both projects nationwide.

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