Abhisit, Suthep violated resolution on building police stations: DSI
The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) alleged yesterday there was solid evidence that former PM Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy Suthep Thaug-suban broke a Cabinet resolution on a project to construct new police stations.The project has become mired in scandal because not a single building has been completed to date, despite the contract being signed in 2011.
DSI chief Tharit Pengdith said then-prime minister Abhisit and his deputy Suthep appeared to have violated a Cabinet resolution requiring the project to be divided by zone and offered to successful bidders for each zone.
Instead, just one bidder was selected, PCC Development and Construction Co Ltd.
"We are preparing to forward our investigation report to the National Anti-Corruption Commission next week," Tharit told a press conference yesterday.
Tharit said PCC also appeared |to have duped several of its sub-|contractors, who took on construction work for the project without knowing |the government had not sanctioned |their subcontracting work.
These subcontractors have complained that PCC has not paid them for work already done.
"About 20 constructors have come forward and are claiming a total of more than Bt69 million in damages," said Tharit.
Pol Lt-Colonel Thawal Mangkhang, who is heading the DSI investigation into the project, said PCC and its executives would be invited to acknowledge the charges against them by March 15.