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Tarit fired for being ‘unusually rich’, vows to fight on
By The Nation

 

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File photo: Former Department of Special Investigation chief Tarit Pengdit.

 

BANGKOK: -- The PM’s secretary general has confirmed that he fired former Department of Special Investigation chief Tarit Pengdit after he was found by the National Anti-Corruption Commission to be unusually rich.

 

PM's Secretary General Vilas Arunsri said in a statement that Tarit was fired on April 3 after the PM’s Secretariat was informed of the NACC’s finding.

 

Tarit told The Nation on Monday that he would fight against his dismissal in line with the justice process.

 

He said he did not want to give an interview about his dismissal.

 

Vilas explained in the statement that the firing of Tarit came after the PM’s Secretariat had discussed the case with the NACC, the Office of the Civil Service Commission and the Office of the Council of State.

 

Vilas said the three agencies affirmed with the PM’s Secretariat that it was the authority of the secretariat to dismiss Tarit from government service.

 

The statement said Tarit had been found to have acquired unusual wealth of Bt346.65 million when he was DSI director general, so the PM’s Secretariat was required by Article 80 (4) of the 1999 Corruption Prevention and Suppression Act to dismiss him from government service.

 

Tarit was sent to an inactive post at the PM’s Office by the National Council for Peace and Order on May 24 0214. 

 

On June 27, 2014, he became an adviser attached to the PM’s Secretariat, so the secretariat was the agency with the authority to remove him from government service, Vilas said.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/national/30313174

 
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8 hours ago, colinneil said:

Fired for being unusually rich, why no investigation???

He obviously got his money through corrupt/illegal means.

 

No never............he just got lucky on the lottery :cheesy:

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Two of my favorite things regarding Tarit, he was not loyal to any party or individual, he was all for himself. He never noticed the road running through his property leading to the national park behind it. Some investigator.

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At least we can take comfort from the fact that military figures are never on this "unusually rich " list. It is reassuring to know that they are incorruptible, pure as the driven snow and seek only to serve the people. There is goodness in this world yet.

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17 minutes ago, Prbkk said:

At least we can take comfort from the fact that military figures are never on this "unusually rich " list. It is reassuring to know that they are incorruptible, pure as the driven snow and seek only to serve the people. There is goodness in this world yet.

I admire your sarcasm. Very well said.

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Tarit transferred assets worth Bt100 m to associates
By The Nation

 

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File photo: Tarit Pengdit

 

BANGKOK: -- The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) found former Department of Special Investigation (DSI) director general Tarit Pengdit transferred Bt100 million of his assets to his close associates.

 

The information was revealed by NACC commissioner Preecha Lertkamolmart on Sunday following a probe on Tarit's alleged unusual wealth. 

 

In March, the NACC voted unanimously to endorse the finding that Tarit had unlawfully amassed assets worth Bt346.65 million. The anti-graft body freezed Bt90 million of Tarit's assets. 

 

Preecha said the agency would conduct a further probe into the matter.

 

If the former DSI chief could provide documentation supporting the legitimacy of his assets, his assets would be returned to him, he said. 

 

Tarit was sent to an inactive post at the PM’s Office by the National Council for Peace and Order on May 24, 2014.

 

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2 hours ago, colinneil said:

Fired for being unusually rich, why no investigation???

He obviously got his money through corrupt/illegal means.

 

 

Agree, where did it all come from? The old say 'no man is an island' comes to mind.

 

It would also be interesting to see a detailed timeline of the events, actions, value, where transferred from, details of the 'other parties' involved, etc., etc.

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19 minutes ago, Eric Loh said:

You can be unusually rich but will depend on which side of the political fence you on. All uniforms especially police chiefs and generals are exempted from this rule

And you thought Amnesty was only useful fighting for human rights.  1508538.GIF

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"Tarit was sent to an inactive post at the PM’s Office by the National Council for Peace and Order on May 24 0214. "

so hes been sitting on his hands for 3 years, while been paid, let's hope the next report is about his arrest,

regards worgeordie

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2 hours ago, Prbkk said:

At least we can take comfort from the fact that military figures are never on this "unusually rich " list. It is reassuring to know that they are incorruptible, pure as the driven snow and seek only to serve the people. There is goodness in this world yet.

They're all very thrifty little soldiers on their forty thousand a month salaries. Amazing how they can save their vast amounts of wealth when I struggle to exist on that sum.

 

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Thai politicians can never accept when they've been caught doing something "naughty". They just have to deny, deny, and deny in order to try to save face. In the meantime they probably hope to be able to save themselves by handing out pastries strategically.

 

But aside from Tarit, whose job was to help out Thaksin and his cronies, how many people have lost their freedom, assets, or life, or have been injured while helping the Dubai fugitive who just carries on living in luxury while raking in money? I hope that people have worked out that it's just not worth doing so.

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12 minutes ago, renaissanc said:

Thai politicians can never accept when they've been caught doing something "naughty". They just have to deny, deny, and deny in order to try to save face. In the meantime they probably hope to be able to save themselves by handing out pastries strategically.

 

But aside from Tarit, whose job was to help out Thaksin and his cronies, how many people have lost their freedom, assets, or life, or have been injured while helping the Dubai fugitive who just carries on living in luxury while raking in money? I hope that people have worked out that it's just not worth doing so.

OTOH, those opposed to Thaksin can now enjoy their unusual fortunes in peace.

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At least we can take comfort from the fact that military figures are never on this "unusually rich " list. It is reassuring to know that they are incorruptible, pure as the driven snow and seek only to serve the people. There is goodness in this world yet.


That is indeed comforting.I'm tired of the negativity of some malcontents who keep on pointing out that if all unusually rich Junta members were excluded there would be lots of empty chairs at their meetings.




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This is the guy that went after the very expensive cars being imported as needing re-assembly. One a Ferrari was also upgraded to LPG? A lot of well to do people were waiting for these cars.

 

He also went after the made monk Suthep; who approved the PCC winning the contract to build 396 Police stations across the country at a cost of 6.67 million baht. Was not liked by Abhisit.

 

Is a hang over from YL government.

 

There is probably more to this than is being printed or not remembered by the mighty TV crew that run in a parallel universe.

 

Has developed a list of critical opponents, who wont be driving very expensive cars. Last straw. Honestly a LPG Ferrari? You are kidding.

 

Imagine the fingers being pointed at this bloke, and I don't know if he is innocent or guilty, but that means there are a lot of fingers pointing the other way. His level of wealth would put him close or in the ball park of the General?

 

If you signal one out then all out.  

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He was one of the very first people to be sent to an inactive post after the coup almost three years ago. The area must have become too crowded lol. Why are all these people in inactive posts still receiving salaries ? 

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