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Suthep slaps Tarit with libel suit

Ex-deputy PM rejects claims of police station graft

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  • Writer: Manop Thip-Osod, Aekarach Sattaburuth, King-oua Laohong
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Former deputy premier Suthep Thaugsuban Thursday filed a libel suit against Department of Special Investigation chief Tarit Pengdith for trying to implicate him in alleged irregularities in the police stations construction project. 

Former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban on Thursday defended his role in the police station building contract saga after the Department of Special Investigation launched a probe of alleged corruption in the unfinished projects. (Photo by Apichart Jinakul)

Mr Suthep, who oversaw the Royal Thai Police during the Democrat administration, insisted that neither he nor former premier Abhisit Vejjajiva had any knowledge of a letter from potential bidders opposing the Royal Thai Police plan to centralise the bidding process for 396 police stations nationwide.

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