BANGKOK: The previous director of Triam Udom Suksa College, already present process heavy public scrutiny, revealed the distinguished college he had labored for had been probed for receiving tea cash amounting to about B100 million a yr in trade for pupil locations.
“I’ve stored quiet as I don’t wish to wreck the repute of the varsity,” Sophon Komon, former director of Triam Udom Suksa advised the media on the Ministry of Training yesterday (Oct 2), studies the Bangkok Post.
Mr Sophon has been going through fierce criticism just lately as lecturers and college students have accused him of transferring lecturers who didn’t toe his line to different posts two days earlier than he retired. Triam Udom Suksa, a prestigious college identified for having ace college students, is now embroiled in controversy. Throughout his press convention yesterday, Mr Sophon touched upon the controversial subject of under-the-table funds the varsity had accepted.
Mr Sophon revealed group of alumni and lecturers had requested the Nationwide Anti-Corruption Fee (NACC) to research allegations the varsity had been accepting tea cash when he grew to become director in 2018.
He stated the acceptance of tea cash was initially initiated underneath a particular quota admission — 300 seats yearly throughout 2016-2018. He stated the particular quota admission had been put in place earlier than he accepted the submit.
“The particular quota admissions ought to have been introduced publicly. However they weren’t,” he stated.
He claimed the particular quota admission allowed some folks to make some huge cash. He additionally stated the folks concerned had purchased luxurious automobiles with the kickback cash they obtained from the quota admission system. The NACC, in investigating the folks related to the tea cash, had discovered 24 luxurious automobiles had been bought, he stated.
He added the NACC had already investigated him and cleared him of any wrongdoing. Nevertheless, when he disrupted additional particular quota admissions, this angered the individuals who had profited from the scheme.
In response to his switch of 5 workers members, Mr Sophon stated he had executed this as a result of they had been being accused of withdrawing cash from the varsity’s account with out telling their superior.