Yingluck survives NACC's investigation over senatorial charter amendment bill
January 07, 2014 00:00
The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) Tuesday decided to drop the case against caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and 72 others related to the charter amendments of the Senate's composition.
Yingluck and the 72 senators and former MPs were among 381 senators and former MPs whom were filed complaints against for having supported the unconstitutional charter amendment bill.
The NACC said Yingluck and 64 senators and former MPs voted for the bill only in the third reading and eight others did not vote for the bill in the third reading so the NACC decided not to pursue the probe against them.
But the NACC resolved to conduct an investigation against 308 exMPs and senators for having supported the unconstitutional charter amendment bill on Senate’s composition.
The NACC decided to investigate 293 exMPs and senators who voted for the bill in the first and second readings. It also decided to probe 15 exMPs and senators who sponsored the bill.
The Constitutional Court has ruled that the bill was unconstitutional. Following the ruling, complaints were filed against 381 exMPs and senators for their role in passing the bill.