NACC told to release watch scandal details

NACC told to release watch scandal details

Prawit: ‘No need to declare watches’

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) will study the details of the Central Administrative Court's order that the agency disclose a probe into a luxury watch controversy involving Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.

The court issued the order after a request by the media.

The court told the NACC to disclose to the media a summary of the report, evidence and documents compiled by the NACC’s inquiry panel, and Gen Prawit’s testimony.

NACC deputy secretary- general Niwatchai Kasemmongkol said the agency has 30 days to appeal against the order.

He said the NACC was waiting for the court order details before deciding how to proceed.

But the NACC cannot disclose details of witness accounts because this might prompt lawsuits, he said.

On Dec 27, 2018, the NACC ruled there were no grounds to accusations that Gen Prawit gave a false wealth declaration by failing to include 22 luxury watches and rings.

Gen Prawit claimed the watches belonged to a late close friend, and did not have to be declared.

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