HK businessman says being ripped off
- Published: 27/06/2013 at 05:41 PM
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AYUTTHAYA - A Hong Kong businessman is threatening legal action against a Thai vehicle dealer he says is refusing to transfer the ownership of 13 trucks he has bought and paid for.
Lam Cho Un stands in front of the truck which he has already paid for but has not been given ownership. (Photo by Sunthon Pongpao)
Lam Cho Un, owner of Speed Inter Transport, 53, on Thursday parked four trucks with banners attached to them in front of Auaychaiyon garage, in tambon Chiang Rak of Bang Pa-In district, in a protest against the dealer.
Mr Lam said he bought 14 second-hand trucks valued at over 1.5 million baht each in 10 installments from the Auaychaiyon motor company.
About two years after all payments were made, the motor shop had still only transferred the ownership of one truck, he said.
Amorn Worataweetamrong, 47, the owner of Auychaiyon garage, said the Hong Kong man owed the company 1.4 million baht for repairing his trucks.
The statute of limitations on the debt collection has passed, and therefore he cannot sue the man for the money, he said.
Therefore, he refused to transfer the ownership of the vehicles because he wanted Mr Lam to sue him so that he could reveal to the court that the man owed him money and give him a chance to negotiate a settlement.
If Mr Lam pays 1.4 million baht he says is owed to him, he was ready to transfer the titles to all the remaining trucks.
Mr Lam said he is prepared to sue Mr Amorn over the deal. He insisted he did not owe the auto garage any money.
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