By Thai Newsroom Reporters
OFFICIAL PAPERS EVIDENCING certain property dealings and allegedly signifying dishonesty and lack of good governance on the part of real estate mogul-turned-prime-ministerial candidate Srettha Thavisin have been sent to all lawmakers before they cast either a yea vote for him or a nay vote against him on the upcoming Tuesday.
Political activist Chuwit Kamolvisit today (Aug.20) told reporters that he has already sent varied official documents allegedly involving the surreptitious wheeling-dealing businesses done in part by the Pheu Thai prime-ministerial candidate whilst performing as president of a giant property company, namely Sansiri Plc., which had allegedly used business nominees to juggle up real estate dealings on legal loophole-taking, price-spurring and tax-evading purposes.
For instance, Chuwit alleged, the ex-Sansiri president had used a security guard and a housewife as his business nominees handling mega-million-baht property projects in Bangkok.
Chuwit concluded that the alleged dishonesty and lack of good governance of the real estate tycoon-turned-top candidate would never land him the elected premiership and that all the MPs and senators to whom he has delivered pieces of evidence pertaining to Srettha’s under-the-table handling of businesses will find out and decide for themselves whether to vote for or against him in Tuesday’s joint House/Senate meeting.
Meanwhile, de facto Pheu Thai boss Thaksin Shinawatra’s homecoming which would coincide with the lawmakers’ vote on the country’s 30th prime minister on the upcoming Tuesday might probably not take place unless Srettha’s attempted rise to power eventually falls through.
The powers-that-be who could probably manipulate to keep a decisive number of senators under control would prefer to have Thaksin’s daughter Paetongtarn Shinawatra take the helm of government much rather than Srettha as far as her father is concerned, according to the political activist.
All senators were handpicked by a couple of powerful “uncles”, namely de facto Ruam Thai Sang Chart boss/caretaker prime minister Prayut “Uncle Tu” Chan-o-cha and Palang Pracharath leader Prawit “Uncle Pom” Wongsuwan.
Under a quid pro quo scenario, Thaksin’s much-coveted return would primarily hinge on the probability in which Srettha would be effectively pressed to bow out, Chuwit said.
Srettha has only been deceived into running in vain for prime minister despite his ignorance of truths behind all political affairs, Chuwit commented.
Top: Pheu Thai prime-ministerial candidate Srettha Thavisin, left, and political activist Chuwit Kamolvisit, right, Top photo: Thai Rath, Front Page photo: Matichon