By Thai Newsroom Reporters
A NEPHEW OF PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha’s was found to have provided, either knowingly or not, as many as 500 tour buses for use by a Chinese-born businessman arrested for various crimes which he had allegedly perpetrated in Thailand, said outspoken ex-MP Chuwit Kamonvisit today (Jan.5).
During a press conference at a Bangkok hotel, Chuwit alleged that a fleet of 400 to 500 tour buses earlier used by the Chinese-born criminal suspect, namely Chaiyanat “Tu Hao” Kornchaiyanan, had been rented from a Thai transport firm, namely M And M Transport Service Co., which is reportedly owned by the unidentified relative of the prime minister.
Given the fact that the owner of those tour buses was known by police and public prosecutors as related to the premier, the investigation currently conducted by the authorities into the crimes allegedly committed by the grey businessman suspect had been questionably incomplete and done in a hurried, limited fashion only to leave some of the suspected accomplices at large, Chuwit commented.
The former MP who was earlier known as a nighttime entertainment business entrepreneur alleged police chief Pol. Gen. Damrongsak Kittiprapat and the Office of Auditor-General’s Investigation Office chief Kulthanit Mongkolsawat of undershooting their respective duties whilst handling the sensational cases of the crimes ranging from money-laundering, drug trafficking and drug use to illegal casino dens in Phuket, Pattaya and the Thai capital.
Tu Hao was arrested on money-laundering, drug-using and illegal casino running charges alongside a number of alleged accomplices including his Thai spouse who is a woman police colonel, namely Wanthanaree Kornchaiyanan, attached to the National Police headquarters.
Chuwit earlier alleged that Tu Hao had been quietly connected with certain Thai politicians who may have had sums of their ill-gained money laundered by the Chinese-born suspect who had allegedly run gambling dens and drug-using bars which had only opened for Chinese guests in Pattaya, Phuket and Bangkok.
The grey businessman suspect had earlier donated three million baht in cash to the ruling Palang Pracharath Party headed by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan who bluntly excused that nobody among his party’s rank and file had personally known such a donor.
Former MP Chuwit Kamonvisit unveiling fresh allegations today, Jan. 5, 2022. Photos: Matichon