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Bangkok Governor Refuses to Step Down Despite Corruption Allegations

BANGKOK — Sukhumbhand Paribatra said Wednesday he will stay on as governor of Bangkok despite being directly implicated in a 39 million-baht corruption scandal.

Two months after Sukhumbhand was identified along with eight other officials by the Auditor General as involved in collusion over an expensive lighting project, the two-term elected governor said he’ll only step down if the National Anti-Corruption Commission finds him guilty.

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By Sasiwan Mokkhasen

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