Senator sparks handbag spat with student activist

A senator provides urged the National Security Council (NSC) to look into the finances of Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul, an anti-government protest leader, after she was observed flaunting a name brand handbag worth more than 200, 000 baht.

Senator Jet Siratharanont said the NSC and related agencies necessary to examine the prosperity of a protest head, a reference to Ms Panusaya.

He said the lady appeared to be unusually rich as a picture of her carrying a Louis Vuitton handbag approximated to be worth 221, 000 baht continues to be circulated on social media marketing. The senator mentioned the source of her wealth is unknown and a probe would certainly shed light on that.

He furthermore urged authorities to speed up criminal research against protest commanders for staging road rallies. Some of the probable charges they face include violations associated with Section 112 from the Criminal Code, additionally known as the lese majeste law.

Sen Jet mentioned Ms Panusaya’s pro-democracy movement was reported to have received a lot of donations. He furthermore noted that the demonstration leader, a Thammasat University student, does not have the full-time job.

“There may be people out there who want to become political activist market leaders after seeing these leaders getting more potent, ” he mentioned.

“The more people seeking to become political motion leaders, the more disorderly the country will be, that might not be good for the economy and community, ” the senator added. He stated Ms Panusaya need to disclose her economic transactions for openness.

Ms Panusaya responded on Facebook by saying there was no trigger to be alarmed about her wealth.

Another anti-government activist, Wanwalee “Thee Payao” Thammasattaya, discussed Ms Panusaya’s article and questioned Sen Jet’s motives simply by raising the prosperity issue.

She said Ms Panusaya is from the well-off family, therefore her wealth really should not be an issue.