Chuvit: Politicians run sex ring

Chuvit: Politicians run sex ring

Rak Thailand Party leader Chuvit Kamolvisit has sparked a new controversy by claiming he has information on a large prostitution network in Bangkok and other provinces that is backed by influential people including politicians.

Mr Chuvit called a press conference on Sunday to present photographs and video clips showing what he claimed to be “a new form of human trafficking” and said some government officials and politicians were involved in the prostitution ring.

The clips showed a commercial building operating as a secret brothel in the Samrong area of Samut Prakan province and two other brothels in Bangkok, one located on New Phetchaburi Road and the other on Ram Intra Road, Mr Chuvit claimed.

He said the illegal brothel in the Phetchaburi area was operated from private houses and townhouses and had links to a group of businessmen and politicians, while the one in Ram Intra was disguised as a resort.

The Rak Thailand Party leader said he would soon disclose the names of the people involved.

Some estimates put the number of Thai women in the sex industry at 1 million, with 100,000 of them under the age of 18.

He said this would have to indicate that authorities are helping to open and operate many brothels masquerading as massage parlours, beer bars and karaoke bars, some of which are located near schools.

Mr Chuvit said he was invited by the US Embassy in Bangkok to give officials information related to human trafficking in Thailand tomorrow at 10am.

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