Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has issued a summons for the questioning of a business associate of Kong Salak Plus CEO Panthawat Nakvisut, over about 100 million baht found in his bank account.
A DSI official said that they have checked Panthawat’s eight impounded bank books and found that some of the transactions were linked to his business associate, Tantai Narongkoon.
According to the Anti-Money Laundering Office, the funds were deposited in the Government Savings Bank’s bank account belonging to Panthawat and was ultimatelytransferred to Tantai’s account.
The two men have been business partners in lottery distribution investments for a long time and the DSI suspect that Panthawat transferred the 100 million baht to Tantai in an attempt to conceal its source.
DSI officials said that no money has ever been transferred from Tantai to Panthawat’s bank account, hence the need to question Tantai.