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Former Bangkok governor Apirak proclaims his innocence in fire vehicle purchase

BANGKOK, 26 July 2011 (NNT) – Former Bangkok Governor Apirak Kosayodhin proclaimed his innocence in the fire vehicle purchase, citing he was ready to fight the case in court.

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) on Monday filed a lawsuit against Mr Apirak and others involved in the illegal purchase of fire apparatus in 2004.

The defendants are alleged of malfeasance and corruption as well as signing false documents in their acquirement of fire trucks and boats from an Austrian company while they were in office in 2004.

In response, Mr Apirak said the purchase agreement was signed before he took office as Bangkok Governor. He added the National Counter Corruption Commission that time had scrutinized the agreement during the reign of the late Governor Samak Soonthoravej and found that Mr Apirak was not involved.

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