Thai Transport Minister accused of illegally holding shares in partnership firm

Move Forward Party (MFP) MP Pakornwut Udompipat accused the current Minister of Transport of violating the constitution by holding shares in a partnership company.
The accusation was first introduced into the public area within the censure debate on July 19 of final yr. Pakornwut presented his data stating that Saksayam Chidchop, from the Bhumjaithai Party, hid his shares, in Buri Charoen Construction, from the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC).
Pakornwut accused the transport minister of transferring the shares to a nominee only 23 days before taking a ministerial place. However, he manipulated the nominee and managed the corporate and offered special advantages during authorities development venture bids.
Saksayam denied these allegations, asserting that he had no involvement with the company even earlier than taking up the ministerial position in 2019. He added that he had the paperwork to show his innocence.
The matter was forwarded to the Constitution Court, which subsequently led to Saksayam being suspended from his ministerial duties on March 3 of this 12 months. This suspension was a result of the accusation that he violated Section 170(5) of the constitution, which prohibits ministers from holding shares in partnership or limited firms.
Pakornwut yesterday held a press convention to reveal his proof on the accusation. He mentioned that he reviewed proof from Saksayam’s documents and found several suspicious parts. This prompted him to deal with the media and submit extra accusations to the NACC.
Pakornwut emphasised that his assertion was solely an accusation and anticipation of what he discovered within the paperwork. The duty to prove these accusations lies with the NACC.
In response to those developments, Saksayam engaged with the media, expressing his confidence in proving his innocence. Before maintained that he had fully disassociated himself from the company properly earlier than taking on a ministerial role. Furthermore, his legal team has been diligently gathering proof to present their case and clarify the matter in a media briefing scheduled for at present, July 26..

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