Sukhumbhand, deputy deny charges
- Published: 9/01/2013 at 02:18 PM
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Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra and his deputy Teerachon Manomaipiboon reported to the Department of Investigation (DSI) on Wednesday and denied all charges laid against them in connection with the contract for the Bangkok Transit System Co to operate the skytrain extensions for 30 years.
Pol Lt-Col Thawal Mangkhang, the DSI's special cases specialist and chief investigator of the case, said MR Sukhumbhand and Mr Teerachon had acknowledged the charges of violating Announcement No 58 issued by former coup makers.
The announcement, which is equivalent to an act, requires the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to first get permission from the interior minister.
Both MR Sukhumbhand and Mr Teerachon denied the charges.
Pol Lt-Col Thawal said MR Sukhumbhand affirmed during an interrogation that he empowered Mr Teerachon to sign the contract on his behalf and the DSI wanted him to send an official letter to confirm this.
MR Sukhumbhand said after the two-hour interrogation that he had complied with the law and wanted the case against him and 11 other accused to proceed without political interference. He said he was ready to fight in court for justice.
Only MR Sukhumbhand and Mr Teerachon reported to the DSI to hear the charges today. The seven other individuals accused in the case are to report on Jan 15 and two firms - Krungthep Thanakhom and BTSC - on Jan 16.
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