CTX scanners scandal : you will know everything next week (maybe)

Ladies and gentlemen, the drums are rolling !

The Assets Scrutiny Committee (ASC) will take legal action against politicians, government officials and private sector operators for alleged bribery in the procurement of luggage scanners for Suvarnabhumi airport. It will identify the accused next Monday, ASC spokesman Sak Korsaengruang said yesterday.

The panel had concluded its investigation into the matter and found three groups of offenders _ holders of political positions, government officials who were committee members, and members of the private sector at the time, he said.

The conclusion was based on evidence in Thailand and from the US, the country that supplied the 26 CTX scanners, which cost about four billion baht. (Bangkok Post)

That’s impressive. The CTX scandal started… in may 2005 !

3 years. 3 years to solve one of the most easy and obvious case of corruption. The US even completed an investigation on their side ! The report was sent to Bangkok… But kept confidential… Of course.

Basically : instead of buying the scanners directly to the US supplier… AOT used (of was forced to use) a thai company as a middleman. Unknown.

This company sent the PO to the US supplier. That’s all. And for that work, it charged hundred of millions THB… Then the money simply vanished.

So, keep your breath…. Next week, you’ll know. The truth.



UPDATE may 8
There are some more details about an official who was sacked by the Foreign Minister last week. It’s linked apparently with the CTX scandal. The official refused to give some legal documents… to some politicians about this scandal… Read the article of Bangkok Post. The mystery deepens. šŸ˜‰

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