11 July 2024

Investigation into the scandal surrounding luxurious wristwatches worn by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan is expected to be wrapped up and its findings will be sent to the National Anti-Corruption Commission around the end of this month.

NACC secretary-general Worawit Sukboon said Friday that the probe panel had already received from the watch manufacturers information about the expensive wristwatches and their serial numbers.

He expected the probe to be wrapped up within this month and the findings would be submitted to the NACC board for consideration.

He insisted that the probe would be completed within the set timeline which was December.

The controversy started when General Prawit tried to shield his face with his right hand from sunlight during a group photo with the other cabinet members at the Government House late last year.  A wristwatch was seen on his wrist which was later identified as a Richard Mille reportedly costing several million baht.

Later on, more expensive wristwatches of various brands such as Rolex and Patek Philip which were seen on his wrist were exposed.

General Prawit later claimed that all these wristwatches were loaned to him by a close friend who has already passed away.