Thai PM’s twin daughters defend themselves against online accusations
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s twin daughters, Tunya and Nittha, have defended themselves against accusations currently being discussed on social media.
Response – The twin sisters say that they have never changed their family name, Chan-o-cha, which they have been using since they were born.
Response – The sisters say that they have been living in Thailand continuously, like any ordinary Thai citizens.
Response – The twins say that they have never studied foran MA and completed secondary education, with average scores of 4.00 and 3.96 respectively, and both graduated with a BA from the Faculty of Communications at Chulalongkorn University with second honors.
Response – They have never spent much time in England,or any foreign county, and have never lived in a mansion. The last time they visited England was in 2016 on a tourist visa and stayed in a hotel.
Response – They have never held a foreign bank account, only Thai bank accounts.
Response – The two sisters admit that their father has been transferring money into their bank since 2013, but there is no secret about this because all the transactions have been declared to Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission. The money, they claim, came from the sale of land owned by their grandfather, Colonel Praphat, which was inherited by the family over 50 years ago.
Response – They say that they do not have social media accounts and their friends respect their privacy.
Explaining why they have filed a defamation suit, the sisters say “The two of us want to set a precedent that, in using social media in Thailand, no one has the right to distribute false information, make accusations, harass or defame anybody without proof.”