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Guilty in the eyes of the public, Prawit now faces a painful penalty 

Dec 31. 2018
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As expected, the public is furious at the National Anti-Corruption Commission’s clearing of Prawit Wongsuwan over the watches scandal. I think they have lost track of the case.

Prawit was accused of concealing assets in failing to list the 23 super-expensive watches in his asset declaration. He was not accused of wrongfully or illegally obtaining the watches. He claimed to have borrowed them from a friend – he didn’t own them so he didn’t have to declare them. 

You have to judge a person by evidence alone, not by your hatred or your instinct. I have a hunch that Prawit owns those watches and that they were given to him in exchange for “favours” he rendered.

Problem is, he can’t flaunt those watches anymore, and that must cause anguish for a man who loves to show off his frills. 

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