The Thai junta’s number two, who is mired in a graft scandal over his dazzling collection of luxury Watches, could be cleared of wrongdoing if he proves the timepieces were borrowed from friends, an anti-graft agency said on Wednesday (Jan 24).
Prawit Wongsuwan’s penchant for pricey watches has captivated Thailand’s public since Facebook users began counting the expensive accessories worn by the deputy prime minister, even prompting calls for him to resign in a country where such open criticism is unusual.
Since December the “CSI LA” Facebook page has counted 25 watches collectively worth US$1.2 million (S$1.6 million), including 11 Rolexes, eight Patek Philippes and three Richard Milles.
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