Dusadee 'not cooperating in cash probe'

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) is looking to bring a charge of failing to cooperate with investigators against deputy permanent secretary for justice Dusadee Arayawuthi.

Dusadee: Could face a month in jail

The charge pertains to a case involving the alleged siphoning of 16 billion baht from Thailand to Hong Kong, which Mr Dusadee is believed to have information about but which he allegedly refuses to divulge.

Pol Col Nirand Adulyasak, chief of the DSI's Bureau of Special Crime, said Pol Col Dusadee failed to cooperate with DSI investigators who questioned him over the suspected illegal transfer.

Pol Col Nirand said he had submitted a letter informing justice permanent secretary Kittipong Kittayarak that Pol Col Dusadee had refused to cooperate with DSI investigators over the issue.

Pol Col Dusadee could face up to one month in jail for not cooperating with authorities trying to perform their duties, Pol Col Nirand said.

He will summon Pol Col Dusadee for questioning again on Wednesday.

Pol Col Dusadee, the former secretary-general of the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission, claimed to have information about the illegal money transfer, which was first alleged by Mongkolkit Suksin-tharanon, the Nation Associate Anti-Corruption Network secretary-general.

Pol Col Nirand said the DSI had to summon Pol Col Dusadee for questioning because Mr Mongkolkit told the DSI during questioning on Thursday that Pol Col Dusadee had information about the alleged transfer and had some evidence related to the case.

The DSI investigation followed a complaint by Pheu Thai spokesman Prompong Nopparit that the Hong Kong money transfer allegation may have been fabricated to damage the government's reputation.

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