Naming of PDRC's backers 'deferred'

The Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) has decided to postpone revealing publicly the names of 136 firms and individuals that have served as a pipeline for funding the People's Democratic Reform Committee's anti-government activities, Department of Special Investigation chief Tarit Pengdith said.

Mr Tarit said the CMPO decided today to hold back on releasing the information for the sake of justice for all concerned.

The centre agreed to assign five agencies - the Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo), Royal Thai Police Office, DSI, Office of the Narcotics Control Board (Oncb) and Revenue Department - to thoroughly examine the 136 names again before they could be revealed to the public. 

The CMPO had earlier said it would today name the 136 alleged financers of the PDRC.

The five agencies were examining the cases. The media could ask the Amlo secretary-general about the progress of the inquiry, Mr Tarit said.

Mr Tarit said more names might be added later, or even deducted, depending on the results of the scrutiny process.  Of the 136 names to date, 58 would certainly not be taken out because they were already suspects in special cases, he added.

At today's meeting, the CMPO was advised that a committee chaired by caretaker Interior Minister Charupong Ruangsuwan had not finished its consideration of a request for the revocation of the residency of Satish Sehgal, the Indian businessman alleged to have taken part in PDRC activities. The committee said it wanted more information, Mr Tarit said.

The CMPO agreed to ask the committee to quickly make a decision and let it know by Feb 12.

CMPO director Chalerm Yubamrung also ordered CMPO staff to step up efforts to arrest PDRC core members who are wanted under warrants.

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Discussion 1 : 11/02/2014 at 08:02 PM
why has this decision been deferred? did these backers expect to remain anonymous until the pdrc won an election? they would have a long wait!
Discussion 2 : 11/02/2014 at 06:56 PM
"Preaches" might not have been the word I would have used - I would tend to favor "pays lip service to"
Discussion 3 : 11/02/2014 at 06:47 PM
You mean like the PT government. They don't even declare how they spend (waste, steal) huge sums of public money. If you want to live in a transparent democracy, you are in the wrong country!
Discussion 4 : 11/02/2014 at 06:39 PM
They better think first. They may not be in power long. What goes around comes around. I don't think TS wants Chalerm to be living with him.
Discussion 5 : 11/02/2014 at 06:20 PM
Is saw alot of people giving donations to PDRC while they march along Bangkok,, if these people are all arrested then the detension center would be full like a million. I hope those who donated large money and faced warrants will all go together to the the CMPO office. Like a SYmbolic March for detension.
Discussion 6 : 11/02/2014 at 06:12 PM
Excellent words !!!
Discussion 7 : 11/02/2014 at 06:10 PM
This place is far from transparent in any area, ask the PT to be transparent about the rice scam first.
Discussion 8 : 11/02/2014 at 05:40 PM
if the organisation is not illegal how can it be illegal to give them money, If PT receives funds from the Thaksin business surely taking funding from a known and covicted criminal is more illegal
Discussion 9 : 11/02/2014 at 05:36 PM
PT preaches reconciliation, but PT actions only lead to further divisions.
Discussion 10 : 11/02/2014 at 05:29 PM
If the PDRC want to have a political voice and claim to represent democracy, then they should declare their financial backers. This is expected in all transparent democracies.
Discussion 11 : 11/02/2014 at 05:24 PM
What we need is all the people who handed cash over during the marches to set forward and ask for their names to be put on the list too! Lets see what the CMPO will do then? 500 baht per person divided by 10 million interesting!
Discussion 12 : 11/02/2014 at 05:19 PM
Declare emergency law against peaceful protestors then try and use that law to put all opponents into prison. Then use the same law to intimidate any of their supporters. It reads like some South American or African dictatorship and Pheu-Thai should understand that the deeper they dig the hole for themselves, the harder it is going to be for them to get out again. I don't know where Mr Tarit and Mr Chalerm think they will go in the next life - but they can sure it will be hot.
Discussion 13 : 11/02/2014 at 05:11 PM
And for whatever excuses would be used because they dislike this government and it's policies it is against the law and constitution to overthrow an elected government by unconstitutional means. Wouldn't it have been more simple to use the democratic process, courts, laws, election to remove a government that according to the protestors are so corrupt not to mention the lives that could have been saved.
Discussion 14 : 11/02/2014 at 05:02 PM
Please don't defer, we want to know so we can support those companies. I personally do not buy anything or any service from any company connected to the great divider hiding in Dubai.
Discussion 15 : 11/02/2014 at 04:38 PM
And this government wants to tell us they are democratic. Its a shame for all Thais.

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