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  • January 29, 2015

    CDC to make NACC 'more powerful'

    ... of independent organisations. CDC spokesman Kamnoon Sidhisamarn said that under the new charter, the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) might become "more powerful" than the Office of the Attorney-General, because it would be one of the two organisations allowed to submit cases to court. Also...

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  • January 27, 2015

    CDC move to tighten govt asset, tax declarations

    ... would be required to submit all relevant documents and evidence revealing their assets and tax payments to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) and publicise them under the new constitution. They had not been under such a legal obligation in previous charters. Independent organisations include...

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  • January 26, 2015

    NACC recommends lawsuit over MP ID card swiping controversy

    Sansern said the panel would recommend the anti-graft agency file a lawsuit against the MPs for allegedly violating Article 157 of the Criminal Code. The former MPs were attending a session in Parliament when it convened to consider a charter amendment on the composition of the Senate. Sansern said...

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  • January 26, 2015

    Yingluck will be arrested if she tries to flee: NACC

    ... campaign ahead of the February 2 election last year, which was the subject of major street protests. National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) secretary-general Sansern Polajiak said the public prosecutor has one month to write and submit a criminal writ to the Supreme Court. After drafting of the...

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  • January 25, 2015

    NACC to next week consider case of false votes during charter amendment

    If the NACC finds ground to believe the allegations, the former MPs will be summoned to hear the charges, Sansern added. The Nation

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  • January 24, 2015

    Double blow for Yingluck

    FORMER PM Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday became the first Thai politician to be impeached, after the National Legislative Assembly voted overwhelmingly to support the anti-graft agency's move against her. Just hours before the NLA's 190 to 18 vote, public prosecutors told a press conference that the...

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  • January 24, 2015

    Strong reaction to impeachment

    ... over a national policy, which is a political issue," Sirote said, claiming that neither the NLA nor the National Anti-Corruption Commis-sion (NACC) had the authority to scrutinise a national policy. These agencies only had the authority to deal with corruption cases, he said. "[NACC member] Wicha [Mahakhun...

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  • January 24, 2015

    Attorney-general decides to indict former prime minister

    ... shortly before the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) voted to impeach her for the same allegation. The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has been trying since last year to indict Yingluck in relation to the rice-pledging scheme, but the attorney-general's office said the evidence was insufficient...

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  • January 23, 2015

    Judgement day

    ... targeted politicians. An impeached politician will face a five-year ban from holding political office. The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) accused Yingluck of negligence of duty by failing to curb corruption in her government's rice-pledging scheme, and former House speaker Somsak and Senate...

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  • January 23, 2015

    Nacc's wicha Calls on assembly to 'set high ethical and moral standards'

    ... higher moral and ethical principles than ordinary people," said Wicha Mahakun, who represented the National Anti-Corruption Commission. The NACC member ended his closing statement before the NLA by saying, "I would like to urge NLA members, let us make history together." Wicha also portrayed the significance...

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