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PM says he is ready to resell his Bangkaew dogs

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Wednesday (Jan 3) that he was ready to resell his two dogs after the Thai Constitution Protection Association secretary-general Srisuwan Janya asked the anti-graft commission to investigate over his offer to give two dogs to two ministers.

The prime minister said although he has paid for the three dogs, they are not yet delivered to him.

But he said he was ready to resell them if anybody wants them.

During the mobile cabinet meeting in Phitsanulok province on Dec 25-26, the prime minister paid 25,000 baht for three Thai Bangkaew dogs he bought from a dog breeder.

The dogs were priced at 6,000 baht each, but the prime minister gave the dog breeder extra as a gift and a show of moral support. Gen Prayut reportedly kept one dog and gave two dogs as gifts to Deputy Prime Minister Chatchai Sarikulya and Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda.

Mr Srisuwan today (Jan 3) petitioned the National Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate if the prime minister, Gen Anupong and Gen Chatchai had violated the anti-corruption law and related regulations which prohibits cabinet ministers from accepting gifts worth more than 3,000 baht each from the other people.

However, Gen Anupong said he would not accept the dog from Gen Prayut as he knew that it is a violation of the anti corruption law to receive a gift worth more than 3,000 baht.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)