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Thai DPM To Step Down If Found Guilty By Anti-Graft Body

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BANGKOK – Thai Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan is ready to step down from the government if the country’s anti-graft body finds him guilty over his alleged possession of luxury watches.

He urged everyone to let the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) carry out its investigation on the matter.

“Let the NACC investigates the matter, if I am wrong so I quit,” he told the media after attending the weekly cabinet meeting at the Government House here, today.

Prawit who spoke about the controversy surrounding his alleged luxurious watches for the first time said that he was not paranoid with the controversy, which has dogged the government’s commitment to fight corruption in the country.

According to Prawit, who is also the Defence Minister, the watches in question belong to his friends who lend the luxurious accessories for him to wear before returning it back to the rightful owner.

“I have friends, they lend me the watches, that is it and I returned them,” said Prawit. – BERNAMA

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