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Anti-graft body denies meddling in politics

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) on Tuesday dismissed allegations that it collaborated with independent agencies in an attempt to appoint an interim prime minister to replace caretaker premier Yingluck Shinawatra.

Sansern Poljiak, NACC secretary general, said the agency has acted independently and straightforwardly without leaning in the direction of any organisation, and its investigations into all cases are based on evidence and witnesses.

Critics from certain quarters have charged the NACC with taking sides with independent agencies trying to replace Yingluck with a neutral prime minister following its decision to indict Senate Speaker Nikom Wairatpanij for unlawfully performing his duties during a parliamentary debate on a charter amendment concerning the composition of the Senate.

Nikom was charged with exercising his power in breach of the authority given to him by the Constitution and cutting short a debate despite having an agenda listing several legislators who were waiting to take the floor.|

Sansern called on the public to avoid politicising its performance and trying to discredit the NACC. An allegation against caretaker PM Yingluck’s handling of the rice pledging scheme is currently being investigated by the NACC.

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