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Thai anti-corruption official accused of hiding millions in assets

National Anti-Corruption Commission Deputy Secretary Prayat Puangjumpa amassed several undeclared assets in his wife's name, among them a 6.9 million $ apartment in the British capital's Kensington neighbourhood

Bangkok: A top anti-corruption official in has been accused of concealing millions of dollars in assets including an upscale London apartment, according to the agency tasked with tackling endemic graft in the kingdom.

National Anti-Corruption Commission Deputy Secretary Prayat Puangjumpa amassed several undeclared assets in his wife, Thanipa’s name, among them a 6.9 million $ apartment in the British capital’s Kensington neighbourhood, the agency said.

The assets were divided into six items by the NACC, four of which were overseas.

“He intended not to disclose six items belonging to his wife,” NACC spokesman Worawit Sukboon said Thursday.

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.

Before Prayat submitted his asset declaration, according to NACC, 89 deposits were being made to Kasikorn bank account, following which another 88 deposits were made into the same bank account.

Prayat told local media the charges were a misunderstanding and that his was holding the apartment for other people.

The case had raised public concerns and risked further damaging the reputation of anti-corruption investigators in the country, said Sunai Phasuk of Human Rights Watch.

Many in Thailand’s upper ranks of power are dogged by some history of graft, fueled by tainted officials, underground mafias and shady patronage networks.

Thailand’s civilian premier and former junta leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha has vowed to stamp out corruption, but critics say that accusations and prosecutions are often fueled by political infighting.

Prayut’s own administration was tarnished in late 2017 when his deputy Prawit Wongsuwan, dubbed the “Rolex General”, came under fire for a luxury watch collection worth an estimated 1.2 million $.

The NACC dismissed the case in last December, citing “no grounds” for corruption as the watches were lent to Prawit by a wealthy businessman.

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