Thailand: anti-corruption official accused of concealing huge assets
A top anti-corruption official in Thailand has been accused of concealing millions of US dollars in assets including an upscale London apartment.
The French news agency AFP quoted Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission spokesman Worawit Sukboon as saying that the commission’s deputy secretary Prayat Puangjumpa amassed several undeclared assets in his wife's name, among them a US$6.9 million apartment in the British capital's Kensington neighbourhood.
The remaining assets were worth a total of $400,000, according to a nine-month investigation by the commission, which said it will ask the attorney general to indict Prayat.
Prayat told local media the charges were a misunderstanding and that his wife was holding the apartment for other people.