Ombudsman to take up Sanit case

Lt Gen Sanit Mahathavorn's claim to have advised Thai Beverage for 50,000 baht every month will be under scrutiny on Tuesday by the Ombudsman's Office. (Screen grab via Thai PBS)

Accusations that Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) commissioner violated the ethics of political office-holders by taking an advisory role in a major alcohol conglomerate will go before the Office of the Ombudsman on Tuesday.

Ombudsman secretary-general, Raksagecha Chaechai, said Sunday authorities had completed an examination of Pol Lt Gen Sanit Mahathavorn's asset declaration document, submitted by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) last week.

The office would examine whether Pol Lt Gen Sanit, who is also a member of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), breached the assembly's disciplinary code of conduct by working as an adviser for Thai Beverage Plc as accused.

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