DSI chief not worried about Suthep’s counter lawsuit


BANGKOK, 8 February 2013  Department of Special Investigation (DSI) Director-General Tarit Pengdith said he is not worried about the libel suit Former Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban filed against him. 

Mr Suthep on Wednesday filed a libel suit against Mr Tarit for trying to implicate him in a corruption in the police station construction project. In response, the DSI chief said he was just doing his job and made judgement based on evidence and witnesses. He insisted there is no intention to slander the former deputy PM.

In a bid to defend himself, Mr Suthep showed the 396 police stations’ construction contract to the media, citing the project went through a transparent auction. He insisted that he did not know the executives of PCC Development and Construction Co, the bid winner.

The court set a trial date for the libel suit against Mr Tarit on May 20th.