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Statesman Foundation defends General Prem over 250,000-baht cheque

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Chief of General Prem Tinsulanonda Statesman Foundation clarified today (Monday) that the 250,000 baht cheque which was issued for General Prem was meant for charity and not for the latter’s personal benefit.

The foundation chief Lt-Gen Phitsanu Putthawong made the above remark in response to a Facebook comment by Panthongtae Shinawatra, the eldest son of former prime minister Thaksin, that the cheque payment was linked to the controversial lending to Krisda Mahanakorn Group by the state-run Krung Thai Bank.

Lt-Gen Phitsanu said that the Department of Special Investigation had already cleared General Prem, president of the Privy Council, of any misuse of 250,000-baht donation as alleged.

Although the foundation bears the name of General Prem, he said the Privy Council president is not a member of the foundation’s board, adding that the board chairman now is General Surayut Chulanont, a privy councilor.


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