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  • July 31, 2014

    NACC offers candidates for reform council

    ... 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...

    Politics
  • July 30, 2014

    Yingluck must face rice scheme trial

    ... embezzlement here and there or a small fraudulent activity or two by those "downstream", Thailand's political strife would only intensify. The NACC has accused her of allowing massive corruption to happen under her nose and being involved in some of the grafts herself, and now it will have to prove...

    Opinion
  • July 29, 2014

    EC wants Yingluck charged

    ... Anti-Corruption Commission secretary-general Sansern Poljiak said yesterday that the impeachment of Yingluck and politicians indicted by the NACC should continue as the National Legislative Assembly was about to commence as the new parliament. Sansern said that although there was no provision in the...

    Politics
  • July 28, 2014

    Impeachment of Yingluck likely to go ahead, anti-graft body says

    Sansern Poljieak, the NACC secretary-general, said although there was no constitutional provision on impeachment in the current charter, the NACC Act is still in effect and the NLA is authorised to work as the House and the Senate. So it should be able to decide on impeachment, which used to a task of the Senate...

    Breakingnews
  • July 26, 2014

    Legal expert wonders if Yingluck, former ministers will avoid impeachment

    ... might end up being voided for this reason. This is despite the fact that they face indictment by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) on their attempt to amend the Constitution - a move that was considered illegal by the Constitutional Court.

    Politics
  • July 23, 2014

    Pension scheme for farmers

    Under a draft bill dealing with the farmers and rice development fund, farmer members will pay about three per cent of their monthly income to the fund and the state will also contribute an unspecified amount. When the farmers retire at the age of 60 or 65, they will have a monthly pension of about Bt4...

    National
  • July 22, 2014

    Will Thaksin heed Prayuth's call for all sides to reconcile

    ... the country for a short trip to Europe, but opinions were split on whether she would actually return. At a press conference, in reaction to the NACC demand to indict her, Yingluck made it clear that she was not fleeing the country and would return to fight the accusations. Yingluck will reportedly attend...

    Politics
  • July 22, 2014

    Inequality and patronage culture to blame for graft

    "Corruption is deeply rooted in Thai society. People are willing to pay officials in exchange for favours. They don't consider it corruption, but more a gift of gratitude. That's why, people on both sides of the transaction don't feel guilty," he said at a seminar on the role of lawmakers and economists...

    Politics
  • July 21, 2014

    Prominent Thaksin backers told not to attend his party

    ... attending the event got a boost when she got a green light from the junta to leave the country. The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has requested that the Office of the Attorney-General indict her for dereliction of duty after it ruled that she had failed to stop huge losses in the...

    Politics
  • July 19, 2014

    Junta will steer clear of legal case against Yingluck: Prajin

    ... along with the line and framework to have unity in the nation," he said. Vicha Mahakun, a member of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) who oversaw the case, said his agency had no authority to block Yingluck's plan to go abroad. What the anti-graft body had to do now was file the case to...

    Politics