EC Commissioner Somchai insists govt cannot hold rice talk with China
January 16, 2014 00:00 2,650 Viewed
Election Commissioner Somchai Srisuthiyakorn insisted Thursday that the EC had clearly informed the Commerce Ministry that its caretaker minister, Niwatthumrong Boonsongpaisan, cannot hold rice sale talk with China.
Somchai said the Commerce Ministry’s representatives were clearly informed that Niwatthumrong could not travel to China to hold rice deal negotiation.
Somchai explained the EC prohibited the practice because the travelling would be done with the national budget and the talk would have commitment on the next government and the deal would have an impact on the election result.