The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) will bring charges against city governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra, eight other individuals and two firms for making an unauthorised contract with Bangkok Transit System Co (BTSC) to operate extensions to the skytrain system, without permission from the interior minister.
Bangkok governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra, right, inspects the skytrain operation. (Photo by Apichart Jinakul)
Others to be charged along with MR Sukhumbhand are: Teerachon Manomaipiboon, a Bangkok deputy governor; Charoenrat Chutikan, the city clerk; Ninnat Chalitanont, deputy city clerk; Thana Wichaisarn, director of the Department of Traffic and Transport of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA); Prapanpong Vejjajiva, chairman of Krungthep Thanakhom Co; Amorn Kijchawengkul, managing director of Krungthep Thanakhom; Keeree Kanchanapas, executive chairman of BTSC; Surapong Laoha-anya, BTSC director of operations; the Krungthep Thanakhom; and the BTSC.
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