Watch saga “over”

31 03 2018

A couple of days ago, the Bangkok Post reported that National Anti-Corruption Commission secretary-general Worawit Sukboon had said the NACC had “found” that Gen Prawit Wongsuwan had: “… worn 22 watches, not 25 as reported by media earlier, since three of them are in fact the same watch…”, that the “diamond ring he was seen wearing belonged to his father. His mother kept it before giving it to him…” and that Gen Prawit had “borrowed 22 luxury watches from a friend, who is now dead…”.

Nothing new there. This has been the Deputy Dictator’s story from the beginning.

The NACC board now wants “to verify the ownership of the watches and question two more witnesses. It also needs information from 10 watch distributors which have yet to respond to the NACC.”

If that sounds bland, it was music to the ears of the General. According to Khaosod, Gen Prawit has declared: “This issue is already over…”.

The reason Prawit is cock-a-hoop is that the NACC had previously let it be known that “the watches would not be considered Prawit’s possessions if borrowed from someone…”.

Cover-up complete?


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1 04 2018
Weekend reads | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] under the junta’s boot. This is a case of official corruption far more egregious than the Deputy Dictator’s watch saga. The latter interests the middle class who seem to care little for rural kids murdered by military […]

1 04 2018
Weekend reads | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] under the junta’s boot. This is a case of official corruption far more egregious than the Deputy Dictator’s watch saga. The latter interests the middle class who seem to care little for rural kids murdered by military […]

2 04 2018
The luxury watch “plot” | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] that the Deputy Dictator has declared his luxury watch scandal “over,” he’s become more […]

2 04 2018
The luxury watch “plot” | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] that the Deputy Dictator has declared his luxury watch scandal “over,” he’s become more […]

2 04 2018
Cleaning up during the cover-up | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] Dictator Gen Prawit Wongsuwan has declared his luxury watch corruption case “over.” Meanwhile, the National Anti-Corruption Commission seems intent on not just covering up for the […]

2 04 2018
Cleaning up during the cover-up | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Dictator Gen Prawit Wongsuwan has declared his luxury watch corruption case “over.” Meanwhile, the National Anti-Corruption Commission seems intent on not just covering up for the […]

5 04 2018
Another case closed | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] The junta is closing (difficult) cases faster than you can say military dictatorship. About a week ago Gen Prawit Wongsuwan declared his luxury watch “investigation” (by the puppet National Anti-Corruption Commission) was over. Nothing to see there. Case closed. […]

5 04 2018
Another case closed | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] The junta is closing (difficult) cases faster than you can say military dictatorship. About a week ago Gen Prawit Wongsuwan declared his luxury watch “investigation” (by the puppet National Anti-Corruption Commission) was over. Nothing to see there. Case closed. […]

12 04 2018
Looking for the obese NACC singer | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] couple of weeks ago, Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, Thailand’s Deputy Dictator, declared the investigation into his possession of two score of luxury watches and sundry jewelry items over and the case […]

12 04 2018
Looking for the obese NACC singer | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] couple of weeks ago, Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, Thailand’s Deputy Dictator, declared the investigation into his possession of two score of luxury watches and sundry jewelry items over and the case […]

27 04 2018
Glacial NACC | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] luxury watches and sundry precious gems. The result, so far, is that the general has declared his case “over” but the NACC claims that its investigations continue – they are now in a fifth month – […]

27 04 2018
Glacial NACC | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] luxury watches and sundry precious gems. The result, so far, is that the general has declared his case “over” but the NACC claims that its investigations continue – they are now in a fifth month – […]

7 05 2018
Power | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] watches? The National Anti-Corruption Commission has gone very quiet since Gen Prawit told them their case was over. We assume the NACC has done as it was ordered and there’s no case for the boss to […]

7 05 2018
Power | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] watches? The National Anti-Corruption Commission has gone very quiet since Gen Prawit told them their case was over. We assume the NACC has done as it was ordered and there’s no case for the boss to […]

9 05 2018
NACC on watch | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] very quiet the National Anti-Corruption Commission had been since Gen Prawit Wongsuwan told them his luxury watch case was over. We assumed then that the NACC has done as it was ordered and there’s no case for the boss to […]

9 05 2018
NACC on watch | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] very quiet the National Anti-Corruption Commission had been since Gen Prawit Wongsuwan told them his luxury watch case was over. We assumed then that the NACC has done as it was ordered and there’s no case for the boss to […]

23 08 2018
Thugs protecting thugs | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] readers know, repeated questions have been raised since December 2018 regarding Deputy Dictator Gen Prawit Wongsuwan’s luxury watches. Readers will also know that the National Anti-Corruption Commission has tried to stall, obfuscate […]

23 08 2018
Thugs protecting thugs | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] readers know, repeated questions have been raised since December 2018 regarding Deputy Dictator Gen Prawit Wongsuwan’s luxury watches. Readers will also know that the National Anti-Corruption Commission has tried to stall, obfuscate […]