By Thai Newsroom Reporters
OUTSPOKEN FORMER MP NIPIT Indarasombat today (Oct.18) expressed his admiration for construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta for having practically abided by the rules of law whilst condemning de facto Pheu Thai boss/convicted inmate Thaksin Shinawatra for having largely failed to do so.
Without mentioning Thaksin by name, the ex-Democrat MP posted on his Facebook page to make comparisons between the former president of Italian Thai Development Plc. who had served most of his two-and-a-half-year term in prison and was yesterday released on parole and the de facto Pheu Thai boss/convicted inmate who had stayed at a nursing unit in the premises of a prison for barely half a day in August without being literally put behind bars.
Nipit said Premchai and Thaksin are both very well known by members of the public though the latter may undoubtedly have more wealth and more political power than the former.
Nipit said the well-to-do construction tycoon had paid due respect for the rules of law and had never asked for privileges from the Corrections Department over his jail sentence for convicted involvement in the hunting and slaying of a black panther in Kanchanaburi’s wildlife sanctuary.
But, the ex-MP of Pattalung pointed out, the de facto Pheu Thai boss had sought and been given privileges under which he had been transferred from Bangkok Remand Prison to Police Hospital under the pretext of “illnesses” details of which had never been divulged to the public.
“All the rich and the poor should take note that in this country there is yet a wealthy man who has abided by the law and never rendered social division or double standards for judicial procedures.
“Premchai would certainly win the hearts of the Thais whilst the other person would merely be given the people’s curses,” Nipit said.
The former lawmaker apparently referred to the deposed prime minister who had been sentenced in absentia to eight years in prison on separate counts of convicted misconduct in office over the last couple of decades.
His jail sentence had been curtailed by royal pardon to only one year with the likelihood of being released on parole around early next year.
Top: Construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta, left, and de facto Pheu Thai boss Thaksin Shinawatra, right. Photo: MNG Online
Insert: Former MP Nipit Indrasombat. Photo: Thai Rath
Front Page: Premchai Karnasuta leaving Thong Papum district prison in Kanchanaburi yesterday, Oct. 17, 2023. Photo: Naewna