March 13, 2014 00:00 By Anuphan Chantana The Nation
The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has said that it will wrap up the cases filed against some MPs and senators within this month for their role in charter amendments related to selecting senators, NACC spokesman Vicha Mahakun said yesterday.
He said of the 308 MPs and senators facing charges, some had testified on the case, while others sought more time pending additional investigation. Those seeking additional time included ex-House speaker Somsak Kiatsuranont and outgoing Senate Speaker Nikom Wairatpanij.
Vicha said the NACC agreed to their request, but believed it could wrap up the cases for those who had provided testimony because it was not necessary for all the investigation to be completed at the same time.
He added that though NACC member Jaided Pornchaiya would be retiring this month, cases under him would not be affected, especially the rice-price guarantee project under the Abhisit Vejjajiva government, because the agency has already handed the job over to Narong Rat-amarit.