|Jaruvan waits for royal word
Published on September 09, 2005 - Having maintained a low-profile over her job status, Auditor-General Khunying Jaruvan Maintaka repeated her intention to "remain silent" on the matter yesterday, 90 days after the Senate's nomination of Visut Montriwat as her successor was submitted for royal endorsement.
She maintained that His Majesty the King alone could dismiss her, just as the King had appointed her as auditor-general in May 2001.
"I came to take the position as commanded by a royal decision, so I will leave the post only when directed by such a decision," she added.
Jaruvan said the controversy did not affect her. "I did not set up the conditions. Those who entangled the knot have to untie it themselves," she added.
The auditor-general was interviewed prior to a speech at a seminar at a Bangkok hotel.