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  • April 12, 2014

    A mountain ready to crumble

    ... she reportedly knew about the massive losses and yet failed to stop them. Under what binding law is she then guaranteed to represent Thailand as prime minister This is punishable under law and the NACC is duty-bound to indict her accordingly, resulting in impeachment. Would she or her fabulously wealthy family care to compensate the taxpayer to the tune of billions (of dollars, not baht) Not likely...

    Opinion
  • April 12, 2014

    Critics divided on independent bodies and the extent of their powers

    ... coup", like the former dean of Chiang Mai University's Law Faculty Somchai Silpapreechakul, says the exercising of power by the Constitutional Court and the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) against caretaker premier Yingluck Shinawatra is beyond their bounds of power and should be regarded judicial intervention. However, opponents think not. Somchai acknowledges that Thai society is still...

    Politics
  • April 11, 2014

    Thais must resist being dragged into the escalating war of words

    ... PM on charges of malfeasance and dereliction of duty for her alleged failure to stop losses and alleged corruption in the rice-pledging scheme. Yingluck faces being suspended from duty if the NACC decides to indict her. The two cases are so significant that government supporters led by Jatuporn Promphan, chairman of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, have challenged anti-government...

    Politics
  • April 11, 2014

    Pheu Thai member petitions Senate against NACC nominee

    Singthong cited Article 8 of the Constitution's organic law, which stipulates that nominees for the NACC must possess a clean track record. He said an NACC committee had resolved to investigate a corruption allegation against Supa. The selection committee - which comprises Supreme Court president Direk Ingkaninanda, who serves as the committee's chairman; Constitutional Court president Charoon Intachan;...

    Politics
  • April 10, 2014

    US among countries eyeing 1.6m tonnes of G2G rice deals

    ... with a lower price for Thai rice, the country should be able to sell its stocks for reasonable sums, he said. Meanwhile, Yanyong testified yesterday to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) that caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had not been negligent in preventing corruption in the rice-pledging programme but had found it necessary to keep the Pheu Thai Party's election promise...

    Business
  • April 10, 2014

    Lose the branches of power, lose the nation

    ... if caretaker PM Yingluck Shinawatra is suspended or removed from duty. Nikom, who is also acting Parliament President, was suspended from duty after the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) voted last month to indict him over alleged violation of the Constitution while chairing parliamentary meetings to deliberate a charter-amendment bill on the Senate's composition. Without the House of Representatives...

    Politics
  • April 10, 2014

    CAPO warns govt officials against talking to PDRC

    ... nobody was injured. Meanwhile, the pro-government People's Radio Media for Democracy Group (PRDG) yesterday performed a ceremony to expel bad spirits from five National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) members in front of the commission's office in Nonthaburi. The five members were Vicha Mahakun, Panthep Klanarongran, Prasart Pongsivapai, Pakdee Pothisiri and Vichai Vivitasevi. Sornrak Malaithong...

    Politics
  • April 10, 2014

    Pheu Thai member petitions against NACC nominee

    Singthong Buachum on Wednesday petitioned the Senate to object to a constitution-appointed selection committee's decision to nominate supa Supa as the new member of the NACC alleging she has a tainted record. Singthong cited Article 8 of the Constitution's organic law, which stipulates that nominees for the NACC must possess a clean track record. He said an NACC committee had resolved to investigate...

    Breakingnews
  • April 10, 2014

    NACC approves one of four witnesses requested by Yingluck

    The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) on Thursday approved only one additional witness to testify for the caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinwawatra who was charged of negligence and malfeasance in the rice-pledging scheme. Yingluck had requested to add four more witnesses to include in a team of three other witnesses earlier approved by the NACC. The national anti-graft body made an appointment...

    Breakingnews
  • April 9, 2014

    Kittiratt delays NACC rice-pledging case testimony

    Kittiratt cited an official duty to attend a World Bank meeting in Washington DC, an NACC source said yesterday. Meanwhile, Norawit Larlaeng, a lawyer authorised by caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, said the premier had instructed lawyer Bancha Porameesanaporn to object to the NACC resolution allowing for only three witnesses to give testimony, out of the 11 witnesses she had named. The...

    Politics