EPL Prediction Competition 2018-2019 Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Assets of cabinet ministers revealed

BANGKOK: The assets and liabilities of new and soon-to-be-departing cabinet ministers were revealed Friday, showing Deputy Commerce Minister Chutima Bunyapraphasara to be the wealthiest of all.

By Bangkok Post

Saturday 20 January 2018, 08:59AM

Cabinet ministers. Photo: Government House

Cabinet ministers. Photo: Government House

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), which is investigating Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan over his collection of 25 luxury watches, made the announcement yesterday (Jan 19).

The ministers on the list either took office last November or are due to step down in the same month this year. Their spouses are included in the calculations.

The assets on the list include accessories and collectibles, watches that cost upward of several hundred baht and even Buddha images valued at between B500 and B2,500.

According to the NACC’s records, Ms Chutima had a declared worth of B238.8 million. Most of her assets were in the form of investments, valued at B134.9mn, including 10 watches worth a total of B200,000.

Deputy Transport Minister Pailin Chuchottaworn and his spouse were the wealthiest among those newly added to the list. Their declared assets were worth B179.1mn, mostly in the form of investments.

PM’s Office Minister Kobsak Pootrakool had B23mn more assets than debts including a piano worth B535,000 and car accessories valued at B197,500, the list showed.

Deputy Defence Minister Gen Chaichan Changmongkol and his spouse had B30mn more assets than liabilities.

Tourism and Sports Minister Weerasak Kowsurat and his spouse had B60mn more assets than debts including two guns, and a wristwatch valued at over B200,000.

Energy Minister Siri Jirapongphan had B16mn more assets than debts.

Agriculture Minister Grisada Boonrach and his spouse had B15.2mn more assets than debts including three guns, one Rolex valued at B287,270, one Longines worth B129,026 and accessories worth B250,000.

He declared 16 amulets but could not estimate their value.

Thailand Property Awards

Deputy Agriculture Minister Wiwat Salyakamthorn and his spouse had B28.5mn more assets than debts. Most were land and property in Ratchaburi.

Deputy Agriculture Minister Luck Wajananawat and his spouse had B84.5mn more assets than debts. They included a gun, three wristwatches worth B10,000 each and 17 Buddha statutes valued at between B500 and B2,500 apiece.

Deputy Education Minister Udom Kachintorn and his spouse had B66.9mn more assets than debts while the comparable number for Deputy Industry Minister Somchai Hanhiran and his wife stood at B72.4mn.

Among the cabinet ministers who had changed posts, Deputy Prime Minister Gen Chatchai Sarikulya and his spouse had B35.2mn more assets than debts including three watches. Their prices ranged from B200,000 to B700,000.

Social Development and Human Security Minister Gen Anantaporn Kanjanarat and his spouse had B48.8mn more assets than debts including three watches worth between B250,000 and B920,000.

Only one of the ministers who vacated office on Nov 23 – former science and technology minster Atchaka Sibunruang – was poorer than recorded in the last round of declared assets.

Ms Atchaka had B82mn more assets than debts when taking office in 2016 but that has since fallen to B72.3mn. This represented a loss of B9.9mn.


Read original story here.




Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
Chinese tourist drowns at Nai Harn

Red flags all over at every beach. Now, does that mean lifeguards are dismissed from responsibiliti...(Read More)

Phoenix tour boat owner to fight charges, renounces confession

Mr Nipit has some funny ideas about the law. Actions after the event do not mitigate responsibility ...(Read More)

New Phuket Governor announced, starts role Oct 1

How long was the last one here? Feels like about a year, which would be about the same as all his pr...(Read More)

New Phuket Governor announced, starts role Oct 1

I wish the new governor great success in his upcoming difficult position. I would also like him to b...(Read More)

Chinese tourist drowns at Nai Harn

Of course it of utmost importance to state that "red flags were posted" so the blame goes ...(Read More)

Reach of the ancient empire. Were the Greeks or Romans in Phuket or the Peninsula?

I visited Egypt in 87. The statues and paintings did not look like present day Egyptians. When in T...(Read More)

Hope floats to raise the Phoenix

Probably can't swim either. ...(Read More)

Phuket Opinion: Never look back, never learn

Christy, this is Thailand. The worst punishment would be transferred to an inactive post. I know. Ha...(Read More)

Phoenix tour boat owner to fight charges, renounces confession

The Thai judicial system is under the microscope on this one as it's high profile the police, la...(Read More)

Phoenix tour boat owner to fight charges, renounces confession

It really doesn't matter how much assistance she provided to the survivors. What about the 47 de...(Read More)