NACC Rules Transport Secretary ‘Unusually Rich’

The Bangkok Post has reported here that a subcommittee of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has charged suspended secretary for transport Supoj Saplom as being 'unusually wealthy'. A brief summary of Thai law on unusual wealth can be found here. The subcommittee has summoned Mr. Supoj to hear the charge against him on January 23.

In deciding to issue the charge, the subcommittee found that some of the assets and liabilities previously reported by Mr. Supoj were worth much more than he declared. According to NACC spokesman Klanarong Chanthik, Mr. Supoj had his representative submit an assets and liabilities statement to the NACC on January 10, where Mr. Supoj said that before the November 12 robbery of his home he had only 5.008 million baht and which he reported missing to the police following the robbery. However, police have subsequently recovered more than 18 million baht in connection with the robbery. Mr, Klanarong said the subcommittee was considering whether to also charge Mr Supoj with filing false declarations of his assets and liabilities.

Click here and go to the article "NACC Freezes Transport Secretary's Stolen Cash" for background on the November 12 robbery of Mr. Supoj's home and the NACC's subsequent investigation.  For more general information on anti-corruption laws, click here.