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Thursday, March 13, 2008

FIRE TRUCKS SCANDAL: Nathanon "doesn't have to quit": Sutha


Nathanon "doesn't have to quit": Sutha

The boss of Nathanon Thavisin on Thursday insisted he would not suspend her from the position of adviser to the Social Development and Human Security Ministry inspite of her involvement in irregularities relating to the fire trucks scandal.

Minister Sutha Chansaeng said Nathanon's present job had no bearing on the case which happened when she was the city clerk of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.

"Nathanon is advising me on the affairs of women and children and I don't think this has anything to do with the charges raised against her," he said.

Nathanon is among the second batch of suspects which include Bangkok Governor Apirak Kosayodhin and former commerce minister Watana Muangsuk from the Thaksin Shinawatra administration.

The naming of additional suspects is the fallout from the graft indictments against Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej who approved the suspicious deal when he was the city governor.

The Nation

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