28 Jun '11, 9pm

Former Thai sex tycoon wants to be an MP

BANGKOK - As the man who once ran Thailand's biggest brothel empire and then exposed the police kickbacks he had to pay for it to flourish, Mr Chuvit Kamolvisit feels uniquely qualified to lead the country's fight against corruption. And in his quest to win a seat in parliamentary elections on Sunday, the 49-year-old one-time massage parlour king is betting a public tired of divisive, hypocritical leaders will agree. Politicians "are like diapers - you have to change them,'' Mr Chuvit said, referring to a campaign poster that features him cradling a toddler. "Otherwise it's too dirty.'' Mr Chuvit's bid to become a lawmaker is no joke. He first won a National Assembly seat in 2005, only to be disqualified the following year because he had not been a member of his party long enough before the poll. He has also run for Bangkok Governor twice, coming in a distant third both ti...

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