PRIME MINISTER General Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday said the ongoing controversy over the qualifications of anti-graft commissioners was a critical issue that he would consider when it is referred to him.
As pressure from critics mounted on him, Deputy Premier and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan yesterday offered to resign if he is found guilty by the corruption watchdog of any wrongdoing regarding the many luxury watches he has worn over recent years.
Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday said the ongoing controversy over the qualifications of anti-graft commissioners addressed a critical matter, and he would consider it when it is referred to him.
Chief charter drafter Meechai Ruchupan said on Tuesday that it would be a good option to ask the Constitutional Court to make a ruling in regard to some members of the National Anti Corruption Commission (NACC) who allegedly lack the qualifications required under the new charter.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld an Appeals Court jail sentence for one of the accused in an attack on demonstrators from the now-defunct Peopleâs Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) in front of the Shinawatra Building on Vibhavadi Road in early 2014, and freed the other due to insufficient evidence.
Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has refused to respond to growing calls on suspension of his deputy, General Prawit Wongsuwan, over allegations that he possessed luxury watches without reporting them to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC).
Ex-prime minister and Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Monday that he understood the need to localise democracy, but stressed that âThai-ism democracyâ â a term used on Saturday by PM General Prayut Chan-o-cha in reference to what he said would be âThai-styled democracyâ â should not be an excuse to neglect universal democratic values.
Chaturon Chaisang, a key figure from the Pheu Thai Party, has warned the ruling junta of a âtotal collapseâ if current National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) members are allowed to continue working even though they do not meet the qualifiying criteria under the new Constitution.
TWENTY-FOUR civil groups yesterday launched a campaign to seek at least 10,000 signatures seeking to âdisarmâ the ruling junta and revoke 35 orders and announcements issued by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) under the absolute powers afforded by Article 44.
A GRAFT-BUSTER and former senator took to Facebook yesterday urging concerned authorities to look into Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwanâs income and tax payments in regard to the âwatchgateâ scandal spurred by photos of him wearing expensive watches.
Rosana Tositrakul, the former senator turned corruption-fighter, took to Facebook on Monday to urge a full inquiry by the authorities into Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwanâs income and tax payments in regard to the âwatchgateâ scandal spurred by photos of him wearing expensive watches.
The National Anti Corruption Commission (NACC) president, Pol General Watcharapol Prasarnrajkit, said on Monday that is not the agencyâs role to consider suspending Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan from duty in regard to allegations that he possessed expensive watches without reporting them.
A SENIOR former Democrat MP yesterday said he would seek action from the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) office against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha over what he alleged was malfeasance concerning ministersâ stock holdings.