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  • October 24, 2014

    No need for reformers to declare assets

    ... Council (NRC) chief Thienchay Kiranandana is the only person who has publicly supported the decision of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) that NRC members not be required to declare their personal assets. It is a fad in Thailand nowadays to presume that all those in power of any form are potential...

    Opinion
  • October 23, 2014

    Independent bodies may have outlived their utility

    ... organisations were created under the 1997 charter, they became active against politicians. The work of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), the Election Commission (EC) and the Constitutional Court impressed the public. Some politicians were banned from politics for five years for filing false...

    Politics
  • October 23, 2014

    NRC chief backs NACC decision against asset declaration

    NACC, which has the duty of deciding who is required to file an asset declaration, made a unanimous decision on Tuesday that it was not necessary for NRC members to declare their assets. NACC member Vicha Mahakun said the commission had decided that NRC members' duties were mostly academic and that council...

    Politics
  • October 22, 2014

    No lobbying for impeachment cases, just legal checks, Prayut says

    The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) found the pair guilty of violating the Constitution by pushing for amendments on the composition of the Senate. The PM said the NLA suspended debate on the impeachment cases due to legal technicalities. "It is not that they want to pardon anyone. The matter...

    Politics
  • October 19, 2014

    Impeachment cases to be decided next month

    ... to look into the impeachment cases of Somsak Kiatsuranont and Nikom Wairatpanij. The two were accused by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) of unlawfully trying to amend the Constitution in relation to the election of the Senate. Peerasak said the assembly needed more time to decide because...

    Politics
  • October 18, 2014

    Divided NLA postpones impeachment

    ... regulation that the NLA President, Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, include an impeachment case in the assembly's meeting agenda within 30 days of the NACC submitting a case to the NLA. The NLA president will now decide when to table the matter for a future debate by members of the assembly. The delay...

    Politics
  • October 17, 2014

    NLA likely to vote against impeachment of politicians

    ... case against former Parliament president Somsak Kiatsuranont and his then-deputy Nikom Wairatpanich. The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) found the pair guilty of allegedly violating the constitution by pushing for amendments on the composition of the Senate. The agency made the recommendation...

    Politics
  • October 17, 2014

    NLA holds closed-door meeting over impeachment request against Somsak, Nikom

    The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has resolved to ask the NLA in its capacity as acting Senate to impeach Somsak and Nikom amid disputes as to whether the interim legislature has the authority to do so. Instead of proceeding with the impeachment process like in a normal practice, the NLA...

    Breakingnews
  • October 17, 2014

    NLA holds closed-door session on impeachment cases

    The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is asking the NLA in its capacity as acting Senate to impeach Somsak and Nikom amidst a dispute as to whether the interim legislature has the authority to do so. Instead of proceeding with the impeachment process according to normal practice, the NLA decided...

    Politics
  • October 16, 2014

    Prayut will not commit to poll date

    ... defunct. If not, the assembly will have to see if there are other laws that they can take recourse to. The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) had earlier recommended that the Senate launch impeachment proceedings against former Parliament president Somsak Kiatsuranont and former Senate deputy...

    Politics