Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday (Dec 20) showed off to the media his premium-grade Seiko wristwatch said to worth about 250,000 baht, saying that he owns several wristwatches, including this one, and all of them have been declared with the National Anti-Corruption Commission.
Wearing this Seiko, do I look good, he said jokingly, adding any wristwatch is all the same, I knew (you) want me to show off (this Seiko) so that it will become an issue. How about the next time I wear an alarm clock around my neck?
Asked about Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan who is yet to report to the NACC about his diamond ring and the expensive Richard Mille wristwatch that he was seen wearing during a group photo of cabinet ministers over a week ago, Prime Minister Prayut stressed that it was the duty of the NACC to find out the truth and General Prawit would have to defend for himself as this was a personal affairs.
Meanwhile, NACC acting secretary-general Worawit Sukboon clarified that General Prawit had until January 8 to submit a report to the NACC about the diamond ring and the expensive wristwatch.
He insisted that the NACC did not drag its feet on the matter and was doing its job in accordance with the letters of the law.
Asked about the deputy prime minister's 30-million baht wealth which was said to be much more than his combined pensions of 12 million baht, Mr Worawit said the NACC had all the evidence of his wealth.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)