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Anti-Corruption Organisation disagrees with Justice Ministry appointment of adviser who served jail term

The Anti-Corruption Organisation of Thailand expressed disagreement over the appointment of former transport permanent secretary Supoj Saplom as an adviser to the Justice Ministry after he was jailed by a court and released from prison last year.

The organisation filed a letter yesterday (June 21) with Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin, saying society expected the ministry to be a role model of justice and any person appointed as a member of the ministry should not have a tainted record.
The letter also said the organisation found it unacceptable that the justice minister had reportedly invited a person imprisoned for corruption to be a member of a sub-committee tasked with studying an industrial estate for development and rehabilitation of inmates.
Supoj, who has been reportedly tasked with drawing up guidelines for the industrial estate’s management, was found guilty of filing false asset declarations for Volkswagen Caravelle and served 10 months in prison.

Published : June 22, 2020

By : The Nation