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Former top Ubon Ratchathani official gets 20 years for graft

By THE NATION

 

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The Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct slapped a former chief of the Ubon Ratchathani provincial administrative organization with 20 years in prison over corruption.

 

Pornchai Kowsurat was accused by the National Anti-Corruption Commission of making an illegal advance payment of Bt4.4 million for the purchase of teaching materials.

 

Pornchai was also accused in several other cases, such as illegally procuring bridge and road construction projects.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30385212

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-04-01
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Sounds like normal behaviour for those PAO and TAO officials. At least he didn't murder the competition, well, not that we know.

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33 minutes ago, snoop1130 said:

Pornchai was also accused in several other cases, such as illegally procuring bridge and road construction projects.

Someone managed to sell him a bridge?

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2 hours ago, trainman34014 said:

Must wear the wrong colour shirt !

Corruption is color blind............

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How long ago was he removed from his post? My friend in Ubon mentioned that within the past few months, there's suddenly been a rash of road projects messing up traffic, around the Rajabhat uni, and the bridge leading out to the Central mall. He said it didn't make any sense as these weren't affected by the massive flooding they had after the rainy season.

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must be the most uncorrupt country in the world

 

amazing Thailand

 

don't investigate no report no prosecution

 

How many have they missed ?

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21 minutes ago, rasmus5150 said:

Corruption is color blind............

Maybe depends on how high you rank and if no one can throw you under the bus. 

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If they did that at every province in Thailand they all be in jail TIT

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    All sounds a bit fishy to me, compared to other sentences for other crimes, 20 years sounds a bit excessive. No real details of his procurement details, or personal gains from such dealings given, 

    Have the Anti Graft Commission found a scapegoat to suggest they are still working on the problem ??????????

   To be fair, the media jury has not been given any evidence of any wrong doing.

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14 hours ago, Phuketshrew said:

Someone managed to sell him a bridge?

George C Parker lives on!

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I live in Ubon Ratchathani and I have always liked Pornchai. Very pleasant chap. I think he is being used as a scapegoat. Years ago he had the local branch of TNT and I shipped my seed through him. He had contacts everywhere. When he was PAO chief he helped us with village agriculture projects. I think he also developed the big Sports stadium complex on the northern outshirts of Ubon city. I drive pass his former house estate quite often and it is now in a state of disrepair. I hear that there are other well-known Ubon names also under investigation. I wonder if they will get 20 years? 

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18 hours ago, trainman34014 said:

Must wear the wrong colour shirt !

Well, it certainly isn't yellow!

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I'm guessing it was s upended sentence? Or maybe he's appealing?

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