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  • October 31, 2014

    Yingluck impeachment proceedings in 25 days, says NLA

    ...-list MP Weng Tojirakarn urged the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to stop the NLA from pursuing the impeachment of Yingluck, saying the NACC had not been able to give the attorney-general proof of graft to substantiate the charge against Yingluck. He said the Office of the Attorney-General...

    Politics
  • October 31, 2014

    NACC appeals against court ruling on former city official

    NACC secretary-general Sansern Poljiak said the commission's board disagreed with the October 21 ruling that Natthanon's action could be put down to dereliction of duty, which did not cause serious damage to the city. NACC said it would appeal the verdict because the official was dismissed after the NACC found grounds...

    National
  • October 30, 2014

    Apple chief Tim Cook 'proud to be gay'

    The head of the tech giant said his sexuality has never been a secret at his company, but acknowledging his homosexuality as a public statement about equality was "more important" than his privacy. "Let me be clear: Iโ m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has...

    Breakingnews
  • October 29, 2014

    Decision against asset declaration will come back to haunt us

    Prior to this, the NACC ruled that National Legislative Assembly members must declare their assets. And when a few assembly members challenged the NACC by asking a court to rule on the issue, the court backed the NACC. So it is surprising that the corruption watchdog has now switched tack and been so accommodating...

    Opinion
  • October 29, 2014

    NLA to deliberate Yingluck's impeachment case Nov 12

    ... the case for deliberation because the National Ant-Corruption Commission accused Yingluck of having violated the national administration act and the NACC act, which are still in effect. Pornpetch said he will send copies of the NACC's charges to Yingluck and NLA members. The Nation

    Breakingnews
  • October 28, 2014

    To the NACC: justice must be seen to be done

    NACC chairman Parnthep Klanarongran said "the NACC has handled a total of 34,528 corruption cases since its inception. Of these, 25,012 cases have been closed, while 9,516 are still under investigation." What do these figures mean How many of the 25,012 cases "closed" were followed by prosecutions,...

    Opinion
  • October 25, 2014

    NACC reveals assets of five ex-NLA people

    .... In total, the couple have combined assets of Bt317.1 million, according to information released by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) yesterday. Kobkarn saw an increase of Bt1.66 million in her assets when compared with the day she assumed the Cabinet post. Rajata and his wife...

    Politics
  • 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