Questioning of Prayut’s nephew urged over Chinese grey business links


By Thai Newsroom Reporters

THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY-GENERAL and police were today (Jan.26) pressed to bring a businessperson known as a nephew of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for questioning over alleged connection with Chinese grey businesses in Thailand.

Move Forward MP Rangsiman Rome urged the Office of Attorney-General and police to quickly bring Pathompol Chan-o-cha, son of Prayut’s brother/Senator Preecha Chan-o-cha, for interrogation over the alleged involvement in the money-laundering business perpetrated by the Chinese-born grey businessman suspect, namely Chaiyanat “Tu Hao” Kornchaiyanan.

Pathompol, who owns M & M Transport Service Co., had reportedly rented dozens of tour buses for transportation of Tu Hao’s Chinese customers to and from Pattaya, Phuket and Bangkok.

The MP suggested the Office of Attorney-General and police refrain from applying a double standard by sparing the prime minister’s nephew and letting him on the loose whilst handling a criminal lawsuit which may have been substantiated by hard evidence to have involved him.

“Is it true that Pathompol has not yet been brought for interrogation merely owing to his family name being Chan-o-cha?” said the MP who concurrently performs as Move Forward spokesman.

Rangsiman said certain Thai politicians and high-level government officials have been suspected of having their ill-gained money laundered by Tu Hao who has been arrested alongside 39 others including a Thai woman police officer as his own spouse on charges of running unlicensed tour businesses and opening bars which turned out to be casinos where drugs were provided for his Chinese customers in addition to money-laundering charges.

Prayut has so far remained tightlipped, looked irritated and walked away when asked by reporters about his relative and alleged connection with the grey businessman suspect.


Move Forward MP Rangsiman Rome. Top photo: Matichon, Front Page photo: Thai Rath

Insert: Senator Preecha Chan-o-cha. Photo: Thai Rath

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