Top OEC official sacked over role in overpriced procurement

Breaking News February 26, 2014 00:00

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Office of the Education Council (OEC) secretary-general Sasithara Pichaichannarong was officially sacked Wednesday for her role in the overpriced procurement of instruction material meant for eight vocational colleges. The purchase in 2011 cost the state

After a four-hour meeting at the Education Ministry on Tuesday, caretaker Minister Chaturon Chaisang said an eight-member OEC panel voted to terminate Sasithara’s employment. Six cast a “yes” vote, while two others abstained at the recommendation of a ministry disciplinary investigation panel.

The panel has 12 members but only eight were present at the meeting on Tuesday.

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