FORMER PM Yingluck Shinawatra's assets dropped by Bt4.9 million a year after leaving office last May, the anti-corruption agency disclosed yesterday.
Yingluck’s assets total Bt612.3 million, but she owes Bt33 million to her brother, former premier Thaksin. Her total net assets were listed at Bt579.3 million, including cash, bank deposits, investments, land plots, 36 buildings, nine vehicles, jewellery and other luxury items, the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) said.
This shows a drop of Bt4.9 million compared to when she stepped down on May 8, 2014.
Yingluck was dismissed after the Constitutional Court found that her government’s transfer of former National Security Council secretary-general Thawil Pliensri was unlawful. Her assets at present show an increase by Bt38.1 million from when she assumed the post of PM in 2011, according to Thawatchai Sirisathanapan, director of the NACC office on political-sector asset audit.
He said the NACC would need to conduct a more in-depth investigation into the rise in her assets.
Meanwhile, former deputy PM Plodprasop Suraswadi was the richest among Yingluck’s former Cabinet members, with assets worth Bt966.1 million.
Former labour minister Chalerm Yoobamrung has assets of Bt169.7 million; former finance minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong has Bt53.2 million; ex-PM’s Office minister Santi Prompat Bt15.3 million; former ICT minister Anudit Nakornthap Bt14.8 million; and former deputy agriculture minister Siriwat Kachornprasart Bt46.7 million.
The assets of ex-deputy PM Pracha Promnok dropped to Bt75 million from Bt396.6 million after his divorce in February.