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Sereepisuth plays up role in 'Poh' conviction
Independent gubernatorial candidate Sereepisuth Temeeyaves yesterday rushed to capitalise on the arrest of Somchai Khunpluem, aka Kamnan Poh, saying he was the one in charge of the corruption case against Somchai.
Sereepisuth, a former crime buster, said he had conducted the investigation straightforwardly after receiving complaints from people.
He said that if elected Bangkok governor, he would ensure that the city administration was free of corruption in any form. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration would not be free of corruption as long as it is controlled by a particular political party, he said, hence his decision to run as an independent candidate.
"If I am elected, the people will see a change in one year and the problems [caused by politically powerful and influential people] will be solved in four years."
Sereepisuth launched a new set of campaign signs with slogans such as "One vote from you can fight against seamless corruption," "One vote from you can stop the day-dreaming," and "One vote from you can stop corruption and the seizing of control of the country". |- The Nation
Sukhumbhand vows to continue water plan
Democrat candidate Sukhumbhand Paribatra yesterday announced a plan to build four more underground wastewater-treatment plants if he is elected.
He said he had drafted a plan to build underground wastewater-treatment facilities in Thon Buri, Min Buri and two other districts, during his first two terms in office, and would continue the plan if re-elected.
The four new plants would increase the capacity of wastewater treatments to 50 per cent of used tap water from the current 40 per cent, he said.
Sukhumbhand said he would also deploy mobile wastewater-treatment units to try to treat wastewater in community areas before it was released into the treatment system as a measure to increase the system's capacity.
Change of clothes|for Pongsapat
Pheu Thai candidate Pongsapat Pongcharoen insisted yesterday that he exercised his voting right in the 2011 general election.
He said his rivals should not resort to dirty tactics to try and frame him.
Pongsapat yesterday campaigned at a market in the Lat Phrao area. As part of the campaign activities he tried massaging people's feet at a career training school. When he sat down to talk to students who asked him to pose for photos, however, he split the seams of his trousers, forcing him to change his clothes. Pheu Thai deputy spokeswoman Sunisa Lertphakhawat said Pongsapat's campaign team would launch seven small campaign teams to talk to voters around the capital.
Pongsapat would also set up a special team led by Pol General Priewpan Damapong, a former police chief, to seek support from police officers.