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Deputy House speaker in hot water for entertaining parliament’s maids

Deputy House speaker Padipat Suntiphada said today (Sunday) that he is prepared to be investigated for allegedly misusing parliamentary funds, by hosting Thai barbecue buffet for about 300 maids working at the parliament complex.

Speaking to Thai PBS, Padipat insisted that his use of money from the entertainment fund, which is about two million baht annually, is approved by the Comptroller Department and allocated to him by the House speaker, was in line with parliamentary regulations.

He said that, during inspection trips or visits to parliament by guests, he uses the fund or perks provided by parliament to treat them to food, which is no different from the way he treated parliament’s maids.

The bill for the buffet was reported to be about 90,000 baht.

He claims that parliament maids are just as important as other parliamentary officials in providing services to MPs and senators…

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