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A former director at Assumption College who sources say ignored the opinions of others and pushed ahead with massive development plans is at the centre of a controversy that has seen the DSI being brought in to examine accounts

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Saint Gabriel's Foundation _ which runs one of Thailand's oldest and most respected private educational institutions _ has at the core of its religious philosophy the pursuit of truth above all else. 

"The purpose of man's existence is to know the truth and to love and search for it as the source of life and all knowledge," the Catholic religious order states proudly.

Adherence to that principal by parents, teachers and students connected with Bangkok's Assumption College helped overturn one of the most calamitous chapters in its 112-year history in the Kingdom, marked by allegations of mismanagement of funds and underpayment of staff triggered by the folly of one man's "grand vision".

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