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PWO's Bt112-bn glove deal being probed for alleged corruption

By The Nation

 

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A Bt112-billion deal for surgical gloves between the Public Warehouse Organisation (PWO) and a private company set up only two months ago, is being investigated for corruption.

 

Kriangsak Prateepvisut, who was appointed the new director of PWO on September 1, has examined the documents and found that the organisation had heavily invested in the rubber gloves while the administration was invited to clarify the situation.

 

Pol Colonel Roongroj Phuthiyawat, the director of the PWO's central administrative office, was transferred to the Office of Prime Minister after facing an embezzlement allegation.

 

The PWO reportedly closed the deal with Guardian Gloves Ltd on August 13 and the contract showed the name of Pol Colonel Roongroj Phuthiyawat as buyer.

 

The contract to buy 500 packs of nitro gloves at a total cost of Bt112.5 billion was a free on board deal, which would be ordered periodically for two years.

 

It also stated that the buyer had to pay a Bt2-billion advance to the seller within three days of the signing and the rest would be paid after the products were delivered.

 

The seller also had to provide a guarantee of Bt200 million within seven days of the contract signing, and the deal could be revoked if they did not follow the contract.

 

Both the buyer and the seller acknowledged the contract and agreed to sign their names.

 

The PWO board, however, cancelled the deal on Thursday saying that Roongroj had no authority to approve the deal as he was only acting PWO director in August and hence could not seal a deal valued at more than Bt50 million and therefore, the order was unlawful.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30394751

 

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33 minutes ago, Thaiwrath said:

It seems the biggest pandemic in Thailand isn't any virus, it's corruption, starting right at the very top.

But Pol Colonel Roongroj Phuthiyawat was nowhere near "the very top".

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26 minutes ago, Hi Tea said:

But Pol Colonel Roongroj Phuthiyawat was nowhere near "the very top".

Isn't he? Can you explain more?

 

If he's not, then this whole thing is Just Weird. 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

PWO's Bt112-bn glove deal being probed for alleged corruption

If these numbers are correct, this is absolutely nuts.

 

Someone got way ahead of themselves in how much they thought they could take. Wonder why they thought they could get away with this?

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1 minute ago, Forza2002 said:

The reporter on this story has obviously got his facts incorrect. If to be believed the 500 packs of gloves would be $3.6 billion, 1 pack $7.2 millions... Telephone numbers...

That's what I thought, but Bkk Post numbers are the same. 

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31 minutes ago, rkidlad said:

That's what I thought, but Bkk Post numbers are the same. 

No, the BP article states 500 million boxes. The Nation again..........

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