NACC offers candidates for reform council

national July 31, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) will put forward some of its members for the National Reform Council to be appointed soon, the agency's chairman Panthep Klanarongran said yesterday.

He said the commission would hold a meeting soon about this matter when the ruling junta seeks nominations from the anti-graft agency.
In his opinion, NACC legal experts such as commissioners Vicha Mahakun and Vichai Vivitsevi, as well as experts on anti-corruption strategies like NACC commissioner Pakdee Pothisiri and secretary-general Sansern Poljieak should be appointed to the council.
Panthep said that the NACC should also be represented in the reform council so that corruption would be among the reform issues to be implemented.
The NACC chief said that the agency would seek certain changes to the anti-corruption law to better tackle the graft problem. 
This would include a longer period for the NACC to confiscate assets of politicians or senior officials being investigated by the agency, from one year at present to two years.

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