Smells like Bangkok Cronyism

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) established Krungthep Thanakom Co to oversee its business operations. But it was reported on January 16  that the Department of Special Investigation has proceeded with charging the scandalous extension of the contract which needed the prior approval of the interior minister. The unauthorized extension is seen by many as an illegitimate act and lack transparency.

The DSI has also targeted top city officials, including governor candidate Sukhumbhand Paribatra. in its probe. An executive of  Krungthep Thanakom Co, Prapanpong doubted that the Interior Ministry would try to cancel the contract because that would “risk the wrath of commuters.”

It is this attitude that prevents accountability of business transactions which is day-light robbery of Bangkokians, and sets bad precedence of how business friends of the Democrat Party and PAD can get away with questionable dealings without following procedures. I find this to be very unethical and is a stray from fair-trade principles.

This smells like true cronyism.




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