Chinese businessman seeks help after dodging swindler

A CHINESE business asked for help from the Justice Ministry claiming he was tricked to invest in a condominium project here and when he backed down had a police complaint filed against him with 10 million baht demanded to withdraw it, Matichon newspaper said today (May 9)

At 10.30 a.m. today Mr Mo Quijin, 49, a Chinese real estate investor from Changde City, Hunan Province, met Deputy Permanent Secretary of Justice Pol. Gen. Dusadee Arayawuth to ask for legal help after claiming he was conned into participating in a joint venture in Thailand by a man claiming to be from Thai-Chinese Investment Promotion Association who also mentioned the name of a high-ranking policeman and offered him high returns. He submitted documents and other information related to this case to the deputy permanent secretary.

Mr Mo said he was invited by Mr Wang to invest in building a condominium and start a Thai Chinese transport business therefore flew to Thailand on April 12.

He said Mr Wang was there to welcome him and took him to meet the association’s deputy president but when he reached the building he realized it differed from what was pictured in the association’s website. In the ensuring talks the party here wanted 20% of his investment funds so he turned them down and asked to return to his hotel in Pathum Thani.

However Mr Mo added that on April 14 Mr Wang came and met him again at the hotel and invited him to another round of talks at the association but instead took him to Pratunam Chulalongkorn Police Station in Pathum Thani where  a  Computer Crimes Act complaint was filed against him.

Mr Mo said he denied the accusation through a translator pointing out he had never seen the website nor was its administrator and further claimed the other party demanded 10 million baht to drop the complaint. However he refused to do so and was detained under the law for two days.


Top: Mr Mo Quijin talking to Deputy Permanent Secretary of Justice Pol. Gen, Dusadee Arayawuth. Photo: Matichon


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