Pheu Thai legal advisor Ruangkrai Leekitwattana has demanded the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to impound all the pricey wristwatches and a diamond ring in the possession of Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan.
In a petition addressed to the NACC chairman and submitted to the NACC on Monday, Ruangkrai pointed out that, for the benefit of the ongoing investigation, sections 78 and 79 of the NACC law empowers the anti-graft body to sequester the property of an individual suspected of being unusually wealthy to prevent them from being transferred or hidden and the individual in question is required to produce evidence to prove his legal ownership of the property within 30-60 days.
Mr Ruangkrai made an observation that the NACC was treating General Prawit's case differently from similar case concerning former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
General Prawit said Monday that he would not comment on social media's report that he might have owned up to 17 expensive wristwatches, adding, however, that he would comply with the law concerning the case.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)