Yaowapha 'abused office to gain wealth'
Democrat Party deputy leader Alongkorn Pollabutr yesterday filed a corruption complaint based on the suspicion that the unexplained wealth of Thai Rak Thai Party deputy leader Yaowapha Wongsawat was won through illegal means.
Alongkorn called on the National Counter Corruption Commission (NCCC) to launch graft proceedings against the younger sister of outgoing Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
"There is cause to suspect Yaowapha abused her political office to amass illicit gains from 2001 onwards," he said in his complaint.
He said the NCCC should examine three cases involving Yaowapha.
In the first, the investigation should focus on the Bt256-million land deal for the development of Shinnicha Ville housing estate, he said.
For the second case, graft busters are called on to examine how Yaowapha became the owner of the housing estate through nominees, he added.
The final case should trace how Thaksin's sister hid her assets in at least four businesses controlled by her nominees, he said.
In a bid to root out corruption, he said his party would soon open a postal box, number 222, for people to leave anonymous corruption tip-offs.
Yaowapha earlier described Alongkorn's allegations as an attempt to discredit her or discriminate against her.