Ceiling of financial transactions for politicians should be reduced: Chuti

national July 03, 2014 00:00

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The Democrat Party's secretary general Chuti Krairiksh on Thursday expressed support for the decision by the national antigraft commission to reduce the ceiling of financial transactions that a political office holder has to declare.

He was referring to National AntiCorruption Commission’s decision to reduce the ceiling from Bt2 million to Bt500,000.

The decision aims to impose stricter rules for politicians, he said, though he was personally not worried and would follow the new rules.

Chuti suggested that the new rules should be applied to senior government officials. However the NACC and Anti-Money Laundering Office will have to work harder as the documents involved will increase by 50 per cent. Both agencies should recruit more officers to deal with the matter. 


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